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L.A. Building Another Rail Line that Just Misses the Airport
On June 28, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board approved a $1.27 billion contract for the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail project, completing a 20-year dream to connect one of the world's busiest airports to the city's ...

Who Should Pay On Dates…And Other Things
"Consistent with conventional norms, most men (84 percent) and women (58 percent) reported that men pay for most expenses, even after dating for a while. Over half (57 percent) of women claim they offer to help pay, but many women (39 percent ...

How to Sell Clothes to Surfers
At 5 p.m. on a Wednesday, Pascal Stansfield, who is as stand-up as they come, who always props the other guys instead of himself, who always makes it easy for everyone else even if he's the one under pressure, finally feels his patience slip from him ...

LA Private Schools Bring On Celebrity Photographer For School Portraits
As we consider what schools to send our children to, we first want to think about how their school portraits are going to come out. After all, how your kids look in school is the most important thing about their young lives. And that's why, according ...

Project Nunway LA Set to Invade Long Beach with Blasphemous Design ...
Project Nunway LA Set to Invade Long Beach with Blasphemous Design ...

DWP workers earned $77.3 million in extra pay in first half of 2013
In the first six months of this year, Department of Water & Power employees earned $77.3 million in extra pay for such things as overtime, laying cement or working in bad weather, according to an analysis released Thursday by Los Angeles City ...

Goods movement in July up in Long Beach, down in Los Angeles
The container yard at the Long Beach Container Terminal in Port of Long Beach (Calif.) on July 15, 2010. By Karen Robes Meeks, Long Beach Press Telegram. Posted: 08/15/13, 4:24 PM PDT | Updated: 6 hrs ago. Goods movement in July, when retailers ...

Calif. July home sales up 17% over June - Los Angeles Local News, Weather ...
Calif. July home sales up 17% over June - Los Angeles Local News, Weather ...

Los Angeles, San Bernardino hospitals fined for safety violations
Hospitals in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties were among 10 statewide that were issued penalties for violations for everything from leaving sponges inside patients to not following procedures for stroke and cardiac patients, health officials ...

Weekend: Delish Eats, From Watermelon to Gyoza
The Rose Bowl welcomes watermelons -- many, many watermelons -- for all-you-can-eat-ing over the Friday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 18 weekend. advertisement. Click Here! WATERMELON FESTIVAL: Attention, lovers of juicy summertime melons that ...

5 Ways to Sing and Laugh Your Week Away in L.A.
It's a highly musical week here in L.A., with a live music and ballet fusion, an Echo Park music fest and even an art exhibition opening with live music. But for all those beat-phobic Angelenos worried about having to stay inside, have no fear ...

Friday short stack
Mayor Eric Garcetti says that DWP worker salary concessions don't go far enough and he wants to change work rules that get in the way of reforms. This sets up a confrontation with both Brian D'arcy, the DWP union head who spent millions opposing ...

How Orange County Seceded from Los Angeles
The Orange Curtain: today the term playfully describes the boundary -- political as well as cultural -- between Orange County and its neighbor to the north, Los Angeles County. But until 1889, the two counties were one, and Los Angeles County stretched ...

LA Unemployment Climbs
Los Angeles County's unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in July as county payrolls declined by 30,000 jobs, according to state figures released Friday. The state Employment Development Department reported that the county's July unemployment rate ...

Notes from L.A.'s Literary Underground
As much as "underground" is an over-used term in regards to art and music, it fits in many cases because best seller books and blockbuster films always overshadow poetry and more creative literary work. This anonymity and alienation from Hollywood is ...

'Mad Men,' 'Big Bang,' 'Modern Family' Honored at Made in Hollywood Awards
As part of an effort to honor Emmy-nominated shows made locally in the Los Angeles area, the Made in Hollywood Awards presented 15 kudos Thursday to such programs as “Mad Men” and “The Big Bang Theory.” Presentations were made by Angie ...

Divers search Philippine ferry for 213 missing - Los Angeles Local News ...
Divers search Philippine ferry for 213 missing - Los Angeles Local News ...

Man shot, killed outside Del Rey home
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man was shot and killed inside his car outside of a Del Rey home this morning. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Braddock Drive and Berryman Avenue, said Sgt. Robin Richards of the Los Angeles ...

The Best Places To Taste Wine In Los Angeles
You don't have to waste gas driving to Sonoma or Santa Barbara to get your wine on. Los Angeles has a multitude of wonderful and relatively inexpensive wine tastings that should satisfy your palette, whether you're a wine aficionado or novice ...

LAX media contract bidding may be scrapped, started over
Los Angeles officials will consider throwing out all bids submitted for a lucrative media contract at LAX because of conflict of interest allegations involving a former airport commission president whose firm is vying for the work. The possibility of ...

A Guide to an alternative Los Angeles
Freshmen get an intensive one-week education on USC and the surrounding community as a part of their orientation to campus. But unfortunately for students, there's no Welcome Week for Los Angeles. Many of us only know Los Angeles as it is portrayed in ...

Terroni impresses with new LA location
Terroni has been serving up some of the best southern Italian fare in Los Angeles at its West Hollywood location since 2007, and the success of its Toronto-based restaurant gave birth to a second downtown location which opened in Jun. Upon entering ...

Huntington Park Man Accused Of Sexual Battery At Roosevelt Pool
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Huntington Park man is behind bars Saturday after allegedly touching a woman inappropriately at a public pool. Authorities say the man inappropriately touched the woman in her genital area on Friday. Sheriff's Deputies ...

Only in LA: The signs are out there
OK, it's not as scary as a visit to Sweeney Todd's chair would be. Still, the folks at Bolt Barbers on Spring Street seem to dare customers to step through their doors, judging from the disastrous Yelp reviews they post on the windows (as well as their ...

LA's own 'secretary of state' not looking after our interests
Our secretary of state was one busy diplomat last week scrambling to get ahead of a mushrooming crisis. Not John Kerry and not Egypt, although his week wasn't exactly a day at Disneyland either. I call your attention to the secretary of state for the ...

Despite odds, Calif. city becomes 2 newspaper town
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The latest experiment in American journalism is a throwback: a new daily newspaper to compete against an established one in a big city. With Monday's debut of the Long Beach Register, the ambitious owners of the Orange County ...

Fatal Crash Shuts Main LA-to-Vegas Route
A pickup truck driver died and a tour bus driver was hospitalized in a crash on Interstate 15 in Baker on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. advertisement. Click Here! A pickup truck driver was killed and a tour bus driver was hospitalized in a crash Saturday ...

1 Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In South Pasadena
PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in the city of South Pasadena. The shooting occurred about 1:01 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Arroyo Verde Road. Investigators say the suspect was armed ...

NYT sees a lot of second acts out here this weekend
boyle-heights-musicians-nyt.jpg The editors at the New York Times found space this weekend for three substantial pieces out of the Los Angeles bureau. There's something of an unintended theme of renewal to the stories. The one I noticed first, by ...

Sherman Oaks hit-and-run crash: Man killed, driver sought
SHERMAN OAKS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Van Nuys man who was struck in a hit-and-run in Sherman Oaks on Sunday has died. Police continue to search for the driver. The crash happened on Ventura Boulevard just west of Kester Avenue around 1:45 ...


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