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Man, 37, Killed In Crenshaw Hit-And-Run Crash
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Monday were searching for a driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in the Crenshaw District. The accident happened around 1 a.m. in the 4700 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police ...

Rancho Boca de Santa Monica's family connections
For decades, Ernest Marquez has been researching his family, its rancho and its centuries-long role in California history. By Martha Groves. August 12, 2013, 7:00 a.m.. Rancho Boca de Santa Monica's family connections ...

Verve Coffee Roasters Opening Cafe and Roastery in L.A.
Because we can always use more places for coffee: In 10 months or so, popular Santa Cruz coffee roaster Verve Coffee Roasters will open its own space in Los Angeles. According to Alexandra LittleJohn, Verve's Business Development Manager for ...

Back To School Rules
It's hard to believe summer vacation is already coming to an end for millions of school kids in Southern California but that's exactly what's happening. Today is the last full day of vacation for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Come tomorrow ...

Politics and government
The start of construction on California's bullet train, one of the nation's largest "shovel ready" public work projects that was awarded stimulus funding three years ago by the Obama administration, is slipping past already-delayed target dates. LAT ...

LA Teachers Being Trained In 'Active Shooter' Scenarios
Students rush to safety after shots were fired near Santa Monica College on June 7, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images). As K-12 students prepare to return to schools on Tuesday, local faculty are doing their own ...

How to Savor Your Crawl Up the 405 Freeway … Through Jurassic LA
ZOCALO PUBLIC SQUARE- If you're among the 300,000 or so commuters who crawl through the Sepulveda Pass every day, you've surely noticed the $950-million construction project that is adding an extra lane to both sides of the 405 Freeway. You've no ...

Los Angeles: How Our Lives Have Changed Since the Trayvon Martin Shooting
FIRST PERSON - Both my brother, Marsalles, and I have grown up in a community where we generally can walk about the streets during the day or night with little care. We are friends with so many people in San Pedro that even owners of some of stores, ...

LA: The Influence of Affluence in the Hood
URBAN PERSPECTIVE - On any given day of the week if you listen to NPR you will hear someone talking about the decreasing middle class, the recession, or the harsh economic gap. In many parts of the country, this gap is so egregious that in many ...

'Hyperloop' would shorten LA-to-San Francisco trips to 30 minutes, for $20
An image released by Tesla Motors, is a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. . Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 unveiled a concept for a transport system he says would make the nearly 400-mile trip in half ...

Brown gives reprieve from tickets at broken meters
Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 12, 2013, signed Assemblyman Mike Gatto's legislation banning cities from giving parking tickets at broken meters. City of Los Angeles officials had opposed the state bill, even though they recently took similar action at the ...

City Council Committee To Debate Free WiFi For Angelenos
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles City Council committee Tuesday will discuss a motion that would give Los Angeles residents access to free wireless Internet service. Councilman Bob Blumenfield introduced the motion last week, saying that ...

Damn the Man: How to Have the Best Day Ever in L.A. Without Getting Arrested
The big news in lawlessness this month came with the revelation that the Los Angeles Police Department will generally no longer consider 91 offenses misdemeanors, but mere infractions. Infractions are usually punished by a simple fine, as opposed to ...

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LA allows veggie gardens between curb and sidewalk
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles city officials have voted to allow green thumbs and gardening enthusiasts to plant vegetable gardens in public parkways between the curb and the sidewalk. City News Service reports in a unanimous vote Tuesday, the city ...

LA's new “coroner to the stars” takes oath
Dr. Mark Fajardo, 49, took the oath of office Monday to become the county's chief medical examiner-coroner. He will replace Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, who decided to step down after 21 years of performing autopsies on such celebrities as Michael ...

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LA County to review its authority over contracts with rehab clinics
In response to a scathing report that found rampant fraud and a lack of government oversight of taxpayer-funded rehabilitation clinics in California, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to review its authority over ...

Sting Nabs Six in Alleged SoCal Card-Skimming Ring
GLENDALE, Calif. (KTLA) — Police arrested six people Tuesday in connection with a series of identity thefts involving the use of credit card skimming devices that could have targeted millions of unsuspecting motorists. During a series of raids Tuesday ...

Five Artsy Things to Do in LA This Week, Including a Mindless Invasion
This week, three summer group shows feature cleverly weird work, and black lozenge-shapes appear around the city. 5. Blue satin streamers. The house Richard Neutra built in the 1930s across the street from the Silver Lake Reservoir, which his son ...

Immigration Reform Advocates Stage Caravan to Bakersfield
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Thousands of immigration rights advocates and their allies planned to converge on Bakersfield Wednesday to demand action from lawmakers. Billed as the largest car and bus caravan in California history, supporters of immigration ...

Politics and government
The state Legislative Analyst's Office told a Senate panel that the projected economic benefits of a $16 billion plan to build twin water tunnels around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could be wiped out by cost overruns or future water demands that ...

Could LA Soon Offer Free Citywide WiFi? [UPDATED]
Los Angelenos tired of shelling out pretty pennies for internet every month may soon have a little extra spending dough: The city of Los Angeles is considering offering free citywide access to wireless internet service. That's right, L.A. FREE WIFI ...

Warrants: Mother, boy tortured before friend fled
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A family friend tortured and killed a mother and 8-year old son before setting his home on fire and escaping with the mother's 16-year-old daughter, according to search warrants unsealed Wednesday. The warrants do not describe the ...

From LA to Bakersfield, caravan activists push for comprehensive immigration ...
From LA to Bakersfield, caravan activists push for comprehensive immigration ...

Miguel Joya R.I.P.: Benefit Show For His Family On Saturday
Though he'd never met Miguel Joya, Al De La Riva was often mistaken for him. Random women would come up and hug De La Riva -- a 28-year-old veteran of the East Los Angeles backyard scene -- and guys would put him in headlocks, thinking he was ...

Missing ICE Agent, Subject of Massive Hollywood Search, Found Safe
Authorities focused their search for a missing federal agent on the area of the 101 Freeway at Silver Lake Boulevard on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. advertisement. Click Here! An ICE agent who was reported missing, launching a major search in Hollywood ...

$10K Reward Offered For Information Leading To Long Beach Murder Suspects
LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police Thursday offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to two persons of interest wanted in the 2009 murder of a 76-year-old woman. Leam Sovanasy, of Long Beach, was found fatally stabbed in her home on the ...

ICE agent missing; search underway in Los Angeles
Authorities were searching Wednesday night for a missing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, but it was not immediately clear whether any foul play was involved. Officials said late Wednesday that a search was underway for the officer and ...

Rockefeller Imposter To Be Sentenced In San Marino Murder
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A con man who posed as a member of the famous Rockefeller family was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for the murderof a San Marino man 28 years ago. Christian K. Gerhartsreiter was found guilty of murdering John ...


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