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UCLA files motion to keep its baseball stadium on veterans' land
UCLA has gone to court to overturn a decision that could force it to give up its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. veterans agency. The university described itself as a "surprising casualty" of an August ruling that the Department of ...

Calif., Battery Recycler Reach Deal On Emissions
LOS ANGELES (AP) — State regulators have reached a deal with a Southern California battery recycler accused of releasing toxic air emissions that might have threatened the health of more than 100,000 people. State and company officials Monday said ...

Retrial Begins In Battle For Giant Emerald
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A dispute over an 840-pound emerald was renewed Monday in a Los Angeles courtroom with a judge trying to decide if a businessman is the rightful owner to the gem that has been appraised at $372 million. An attorney representing ...

What's wrong with box-office projections? 'Gravity' boosts 3-D.
After the coffee. Before trying to fix parking at Dodger Stadium. The Skinny: I'm a little groggy today, but it's for a good reason: I was at the Dodgers game last night. It was a great experience except for leaving the stadium. I'm not the first to ...

LA Now Live: USC, Occidental underreported sexual assaults
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Jason Felch about two universities – USC and Occidental – that disclosed they underreported a number of sexual assault cases on their campuses in recent years, a potential violation of federal law. At ...

San Francisco offers lessons to LA on quake retrofitting
SAN FRANCISCO — When officials were trying to sell the most sweeping earthquake regulations in a generation, they weren't afraid to play off the pride many residents feel about their city. Unless thousands of apartments with weak first floors were ...

Location filming in LA shows modest increase in third quarter
Location filming in Los Angeles rose 9% in the third quarter powered by increases in shoots for feature films and commercials. The increase marks the third consecutive quarter of growth this year in location filming, according to data released Tuesday ...

Rep. Hahn cites 'appalling' Southern California road conditions
Citing a recent study that said L.A.'s roads are the worst in the country, Rep. Janice Hahn on Tuesday called for Congress to find other ways to fully fund the nation's deteriorating network of roadways. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana has the highest ...

Michelle Mowery, LA's bike czar, talks to drivers too
Michelle Mowery has been working in the intersection -- or maybe in the crosshairs -- between cyclists and drivers for the two decades she has been bicycle coordinator for the city's Department of Transportation. Back when most people in Los Angeles ...

LA quake program could require visits to 29000 pre-1978 apartments
Los Angeles city building officials have concluded that inspectors will most likely have to visit all of the city's 29,000 older apartment buildings to determine which ones are a certain type of wood-framed building particularly vulnerable to collapse ...

4 LA bands mount Dec. 6 Paisley Underground reunion benefit
Check your watches, Los Angeles: The clock's about to strike 1982. Early-1980s rock scene regulars the Bangles, the Three O'Clock, Dream Syndicate and Rain Parade will come together for a Dec. 6 Paisley Underground reunion concert in Hollywood ...

Super PAC backing Hillary Clinton plans LA fundraiser
A super PAC that is pushing Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016 is planning to hold a fundraiser in Los Angeles in November, days before she comes to the area to accept a set of awards. “Ready for Hillary” is to hold its event on Nov. 6 ...

'Lone wolf' with pipe bombs in West LA sentenced to eight years
A West L.A. man who police said had more than a dozen pipe bombs in his home was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday. Robert Colt Wilson, 29, pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles County courtroom Tuesday to felony charges of possessing a ...

Thousands Of Students Take Part In Citywide 'Walk To School Day'
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thousands of Southland students Wednesday were taking part in Los Angeles' inaugural citywide “Walk to School Day”. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation provided planning and logistical support to the Los ...

Uribe Had 'Em Right Where He Wanted 'Em
It was a home run that shook Chavez Ravine and will go down as one of the great Dodger moments. A two-run bolt of lightning that gave Los Angeles a 4-3 lead and ultimately the game and the series versus Atlanta. But how did Juan Uribe get to that ...

LA Now Live: Los Angeles learns lessons on quake retrofitting
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Rong-Gong Lin II about Los Angeles officials considering regulations on so-called soft-story buildings which can collapse during major earthquakes. In the spring, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors ...

LA actor to reopen Tom Bergin's — and the shamrocks stay
Tom Bergin's, the famed Irish pub on Fairfax Avenue that shocked many in July when it abruptly announced its closure, will reopen. The man behind the sale is an L.A. actor named Derek Schreck and he understands the importance of the shamrocks. Schreck ...

LA Teacher Placed on Leave After F-Bomb Outburst: Report
LA Teacher Placed on Leave After F-Bomb Outburst: Report. The teacher reportedly said, "I'm tired of trying to educate you, and you guys resist every step of the f------ way." By Willian Avila and Hetty Chang. | Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 | Updated 5:04 AM ...

Dodgers Offer Free Parking to Carpoolers
The Dodgers Organization is doing their part to encourage carpooling by offering fans free parking at Dodger Stadium during the postseason if they have four or more passengers in their car. "We know we had a parking issue during our recent National ...

What LA Is Doing About Gun Violence, Domestic Violence
With the theory gun violence breeds gun violence LA's new City Attorney is cracking down. He's even created a new position, "The Gun Violence Prevention Coordinator." Greg Dorfman will hold that post as well as continue as a gang prosecutor in the ...

Man Sought in Rash of Thefts From LA Area Fitness Gyms
Police were asking for the public's help Wednesday in identifying a man linked to a series of thefts from fitness gym lockers in the Los Angeles area over the past three months. There have been eight reported thefts from gym lockers since August at ...

AEG wins five-year contract to operate LA Convention Center
Hoping that an outside manager can bring more dazzle to the Los Angeles Convention Center, City Council members agreed Wednesday to pay Anschutz Entertainment Group up to $350,000 a year to operate the dated downtown venue. The five-year ...

Suspect Sought In Fatal Shooting Of Man, 34, In Westmont
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives Thursday were investigating the shooting death of a man in the Westmont area. The shooting happened around 8:25 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of West 107th Street, officials ...

LA Now Live: Discussing Mayor Garcetti's initial city appointments
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter David Zahniser about Eric Garcetti's first months as mayor of Los Angeles and his recent selections for city board members and commissioners. After he was elected mayor, Garcetti put out a call to ...

To make room for cyclists, LA tries a road diet
Motor Avenue in Los Angeles went on a “road diet.” I certainly didn't think it needed to slim down. Twice a week I zipped from Palms Boulevard to Venice Boulevard, using either of the two southbound lanes on Motor to pass cars and get to my Pilates ...

LA designer Cynthia Vincent celebrates 10 years of Twelfth Street
Los Angeles designer Cynthia Vincent celebrated 10 years of her fashion label Twelfth Street on Wednesday night, with a dinner at Goldie's on West Third Street. The brand is known for its boho spirit -- tribal print maxi dresses and rompers, serape ...

Shuttle fans watch as Endeavour flies over Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
The space shuttle Endeavour arrives at the United Airlines hangar at Los Angeles International Airport. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times. http://framework.latimes.com/?attachment_id=70819. 6. Link. Veteran Sharon Landers cries as the ...

Mayor Garcetti outlines plan to spruce up LA streets
For 12 years, Eric Garcetti had the good fortune of representing Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park and Atwater Village on the City Council just as a dramatic revitalization of those neighborhoods was taking hold. On Tuesday, the new mayor, who ...

Suspect leads officers on wild chase that ends on USC campus
A suspect led officers on a wild car chase across Los Angeles streets before bailing from his vehicle on the USC campus. The male suspect was taken into custody by officers who searched the campus, the California Highway Patrol said. The scene played ...

LA Now Live: Eric Garcetti replaces LAFD Chief Brian Cummings
Join Times staffer Ben Welsh for an important discussion Friday morning at 9 a.m. about the replacement of Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Brian Cummings. In Friday's front-page story, Welsh writes: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's decision to ...


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