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Politics and government
Under court orders to ease prison crowding by the end of the year, California officials are scrambling to relocate 9,600 inmates but may be forced to free roughly 1,000 of them before they have completed their sentences. LAT. Sheriff Lee Baca said ...

Report: Los Angeles, OC fell short with Asian languages at polls
Polling places in Los Angeles, Orange County and across the country fell short in helping people who speak Hindi, Khmer and other Asian languages during elections last year, a national civil rights group found in a report released Thursday. Under the ...

Does LA History Include Humans?
In an 1868 essay considered so powerful it was taught to schoolchildren for a century, writer and economist Henry George predicted that California would become one of the most prosperous places on earth. San Diego was destined to become a major ...

LA Murals: The Agony, and the Ecstasy
VOICES - On the floor at LANCC this past Saturday was a conversation and motion to pass along recommendations to the Neighborhood Councils and the City Council after a lengthy discussion, which was unexpected by many. Since then, a couple of ...

LA Councilman Tom LaBonge launches Operation Street-Lift to spruce up ...
LA Councilman Tom LaBonge launches Operation Street-Lift to spruce up ...

Iconic Venue Radiotron Returns After 30 Years
An important chapter in L.A. hip-hop history came to an end with the shuttering of Westlake youth center Radiotron in 1984. The movie Breakin' was filmed there, and the closing was the inspiration for Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. But Radiotron's ...

Waze Taught Me That Other LA Drivers Aren't Assholes
Are you a Wazer? I'm now a Wazer. Last week I Wazed my way around Los Angeles, my first time experiencing the Israeli-made navigation app just purchased by Google for $1 billion. With its crowd-sourced data that alerts drivers to construction ...

Weekend: Halloween Convention
Halloween in August? It's happening at ScareLA, the first all-Halloween convention to alight, bat-like, in Southern California. Tempted, oh lover of all things creepy? It's at LA Mart on Aug. 10 and 11. advertisement. Click Here! ScareLA: We've said it ...

Gas Prices Hit Lowest Point In LA, OC Since May
Prices have dropped an average of 15.9 cents over the last 21 days, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. City News Service reports the average price remains a half-cent more than this time last year. In Orange County, a ...

Firearms Banned At All LA Community College Campuses
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) β€” All campuses in the Los Angeles Community College District are now gun-free zones. The District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday prohibiting firearms on its nine campuses β€œto the maximum ...

North Hills house fire: Person found dead
Firefighters respond to a fire at a home on the 16300 block of Plummer Street in North Hills on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. (KABC Photo). Tags: fire, los angeles news. Comment Now; Email · Print · Report a typo. ShareThis via email, AIM, social bookmarking ...

Downtown Stroll 'N Sip: LA Craft Beer Crawl
Seven bars'll be serving up a bevy of top brews to craft-loving crawlers. By Alysia Gray Painter. | Friday, Aug 9, 2013 | Updated 4:23 PM PDT. View Comments (. ) |. Email. |. Print. Downtown Stroll 'N Sip: LA Craft Beer Crawl. LA Beer Crawl. LA Craft ...

Get Out: Halloween In August, Happy Summer Project and A Depeche Mode ...
Get Out: Halloween In August, Happy Summer Project and A Depeche Mode ...

Meet A Member – Chris Hack
Christopher Hack moved to Los Angeles two years ago from South London. Chris originally worked in Post Production but has moved over into the Real Estate industry since crossing the pond. Was there a particular reason you chose LA? One reason and ...

Nine-Month Old Awaits Lifesaving Heart Transplant at Children's Hospital Los ...
Nine-Month Old Awaits Lifesaving Heart Transplant at Children's Hospital Los ...

4 bodies pulled from wreckage of Conn. plane crash - Los Angeles Local News ...
4 bodies pulled from wreckage of Conn. plane crash - Los Angeles Local News ...

Families Of Valley Village Electrocution Victims Sue LA, DWP
Arman Samsonian has been charged with two counts of felony vehicular manslaughter. (Photo credit: CBS). Filed under. Local, News, Syndicated Local, Watch + Listen. Related tags. Arman Samsonian, Crash, Deaths, Electrocution, Valley, Village ...

MyFigueroa! Plan for LA's First Protected Bike Lanes Clears Environmental Review
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning released the Final Environmental Impact Report for the South Figueroa Streetscape Project (MyFigueroa!). The $20 million MyFigueroa! Project will bring Los Angeles its first protected bike lanes ...

TV blackouts aren't shutting out fans completely
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A week into the blackout of CBS programming to millions of Time Warner Cable subscribers, viewers are finding workarounds. Nancy Keiter, a graphic designer in New York, plans to watch early rounds of the PGA Championship golf ...

Verdugo Hills Golf Course will challenge historical designation in lawsuit
The owner of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course is suing the city of Los Angeles to halt the designation of part of the property as historically significant, but the suit may not gain traction if a residential development on the site can proceed as planned ...

Despite witnesses, reward remains unclaimed in June 2012 homicide
It's been more than a year since Raul Lopez was working late at night as a cook at Hoagies and Wings restaurant on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks on June 29, 2012. A group of five men waiting for their food apparently thought it was taking longer ...

Alleged Cockfighting Operation Busted In Lancaster
LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) β€” Authorities say they've arrested two men and recovered 27 roosters while executing a search warrant at a home in unincorporated Lancaster. A statement issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the birds, ...

Popular singer Eydie Gorme dies at 84
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a huge solo hit in 1963 with "Blame it on the Bossa Nova," died ...

Belly - new customer loyalty program - reaches Los Angeles
NOHO Pizza and Grill owner Rez Ketabchi at his North Hollywood restaurant. NOHO Pizza and Grill is participating in the Belly customer loyalty program that that uses an iPad to track customers purchases and award points. (Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles ...

SPARKS 85, NEW YORK 67: LA victory is a runaway
NEWARK, N.J. -- Sparks coach Carol Ross said she used the game against New York to gauge the talent and toughness of her team. The Sparks proved themselves by routing the Liberty 85-67 Saturday for their fourth consecutive victory. "We now have a lot ...

Seven Children Injured in Rollover Crash
Seven children were injured Saturday in a rollover crash on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in Los Angeles, and taken to hospitals in fair condition, a city fire official said. The crash was reported at 6:49 p.m. on the westbound 10 at Fairfax Avenue ...

ABC7's Ono Wins Three LA Emmy Awards
The 65th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, were held Aug. 3 at the academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood. David Ono (Rafu Shimpo photo). Among the multiple winners was ...

LA robbery suspect dies while trying to get away
Police investigate a robbery suspect's truck in Los Angeles. The suspect apparently died while trying to flee after stealing a woman's purse. (KABC Photo). Tags: robbery, los angeles news. Comment Now; Email · Print · Report a typo. ShareThis via email ...

Lake Bell makes a movie about the voice-over game
lake-bell-new-york-cover.jpg On my way down the the stairs at the Hollywood Arclight Saturday night to see "In a World," I shared the treads unknowingly with the star and director Lake Bell. She slipped into the theater next to ours (we were in 6, she ...

Work Begins on new LA Federal Courthouse
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Officials broke ground last week on a $319 million, 10-story Los Angeles Federal Courthouse that has been in the works for almost a decade. The environmentally friendly downtown courthouse is scheduled for completion in the summer ...


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