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LA officials want more study on old concrete buildings
Council members Tom LaBonge and Bernard Parks submitted separate motions Tuesday calling on the city to review and conduct reports on the earthquake safety of the city's older concrete buildings. The motions follow a Times report on concrete buildings ...

Ramen Burger will return to LA this month
If you're one of the many people who waited in line when the Ramen Burger first came to L.A. last month, only to leave empty-handed, here's your second chance for a bite. The Ramen Burger is slated to return to Southern California at the 17th Japanese ...

Resident: Homeless Patrons Of Hollywood Food Bank 'Literally Torturing Us'
HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — The City of Los Angeles is cracking down on an organization offering free meals to the hungry amidst resident complaints that the practice is creating a safety hazard. Since 1990, hundreds have lined up in Hollywood for a meal ...

Fraternity teaches young men to make 'no excuses'
Ricky Lewis was driving along Florence Avenue on April 29, 1992, when the neighborhood erupted. "I saw all the crowds and thought, 'What is going on here?'" He was witnessing, as he soon learned, a defining moment in Los Angeles. The verdict had just ...

LA City Council to hear complaints from transportation workers
City transportation employees are expected to speak out at Wednesday's Los Angeles City Council meeting about policies they say are putting commuters at risk -- the second time in a month they have criticized how their workplace is run. At least 100 ...

LA seismic retrofit standards apply only to some concrete buildings
When investor Izek Shomof and his family bought the faded Hayward Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, it was home to hundreds of low-income residents, many living alone in single-room units. He decided to keep the building as a residential hotel, so the ...

Exclusive Event Report: Los Angeles' Haunted Hayride 2013
Exclusive Event Report: Los Angeles' Haunted Hayride 2013 The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has become a Halloween tradition of sorts for Dread Central. Its carnival-like atmosphere, dark mazes, and signature ride through Griffith Park always deliver the ...

Coffee For A Nickel? Du-par's Celebrates 75 Years In Business With 1938 Prices!
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Du-par's restaurant Wednesday is celebrating 75 years in business by cutting back prices! The restaurant, 6333 W. 3rd St., has rolled back prices on 20 menu items that were offered when it opened in 1938 at the Original ...

LA transportation employees have 'lost confidence' in top manager
More than 250 Los Angeles city transportation employees packed the City Council chambers Wednesday to complain about management practices they said have left the department's morale at "an all-time low." Since general manager Jaime de la Vega was ...

LA council could file action challenging ride-sharing companies
The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have been offering an alternative to driving or hailing taxicabs. Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues to appeal a recent decision by the ...

On-Going Case Of The Death Of Alesia Thomas Takes Another Turn
The on-going case of the death of Alesia Thomas in police custody took yet another turn today as an attorney for the family says he has new information that shows the 35-year-old died as a result of the force and actions of the officers involved in her ...

Firefighter who allegedly beat woman feeding stray cats due in court
A Los Angeles firefighter is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges he and his mother beat a woman feeding stray cats in the West Adams district after she threw cat kibble at him during a verbal altercation. Fire engineer Ian Justin Eulian, 37, ...

LA Now Live: DWP nonprofits to audit themselves
Talk with Times reporter Jack Dolan at 9 a.m. about an upcoming audit of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Two weeks after demanding details on how two nonprofits run by the agency and its biggest union spent more than $40 million, the ...

Food Truck That Feeds Homeless Could Be Forced To Move From Streets Of ...
Food Truck That Feeds Homeless Could Be Forced To Move From Streets Of ...

LA theater listings, Oct. 20-27: 'Priscilla' returns
"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" sashays into the Segerstrom Center, Julian Sands portrays Harold Pinter in a one-man show at the Broad, and Falcon Theatre probes "The Mystery of Irma Vep." An Afternoon with Hal Linden The TV actor and Broadway star ...

Streetsblog LA's Damien Newton: Everyone on the road breaks the law.
Damien Newton, bicyclist, bicycle advocate, founder and editor of Streetsblog LA — and owner of three bikes and one car — listens as I tick off complaints from drivers about bicyclists on the roads of Los Angeles: They blow through stop signs; they ...

LA has gone eight days with no homicides, police data show
In a city that averages about one slaying a day, Los Angeles hasn't seen a homicide in eight days, continuing a decline in crime for the year, according to figures from the L.A. Police Department. The most recent homicide in the city occurred Oct. 8 ...

Shutdown affected us in ways we did not see
CHICAGO (AP) - Our food was a little less safe, our workplaces a little more dangerous. The risk of getting sick was a bit higher, our kids' homework tougher to complete. The federal government shutdown may have seemed like a frustrating squabble in ...

From Prison to a New Career – Program Offers a Second Chance
The tattoos across Leo Claude's hands and on his fingers are reminders of his old life. In a gang and juvenile detention by the time he was 15, then in prison six times over the next 15 years. "Assaults, and possession of firearms, things of that ...

Woman Sues Forest Lawn After Alleged Coyote Attack At Mother's Gravesite
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A woman has filed suit against the owners Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills amid claims she was attacked by a coyote while visiting her mother's grave. City News Service reports Mari Teroganesian filed documents against Forest ...

Quake danger: List of at-risk buildings withheld from LA, officials say
A team of scientists has declined to give the city a list of older concrete buildings that may collapse during a major earthquake, the mayor's office said. Los Angeles city officials said this week that they requested the data from the researchers, who ...

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros bring their Big Top to Chinatown
Those who commute past Chinatown this week are forgiven for thinking the circus had arrived in town. Although the candy-striped tents occupying the L.A. State Historic Park may suggest ringmasters, clowns and lion tamers, in truth the tents will house ...

Hundreds Of Thousands Expected To Feast At The Taste Of Soul In LA
There is nothing quite like the "Taste of Soul" anywhere else in the country, perhaps not even the world. Which would explain why every year for the last eight years, hundreds of thousands of people have poured onto Crenshaw Boulevard to frolic and ...

LA Now Live: Discuss LA Unified's $1-billion iPad rollout
Discuss the Los Angeles Unified School District's plans for a $1-billion rollout of iPads with Times reporter Howard Blume at 9 a.m.. The rollout of the program would be extended by a year under a new plan by the LAUSD, doubling the time originally ...

Los Angeles budget chief issues positive fiscal outlook
Los Angeles city finances have taken a positive turn thanks to tightened fiscal policies and an improving housing market, the city's chief budget analyst said. A structural deficit of $327 million projected for 2014 has been revised downward to between ...

Fire breaks out in West LA high-rise
More than 130 firefighters were battling a fire that broke out Friday in a high-rise in West Los Angeles, officials said. The fire was in an apartment on the 11th floor, officials said, and TV images showed flames and thick plumes of smoke shooting out ...

LA high-rise fire: Girl found not breathing in stairwell
A young girl was found not breathing in a stairwell of a smoke-filled West Los Angeles high-rise and was taken to a hospital with four other injured people, officials said Friday. The child, whose age and name were not released, was found on the 23rd ...

Why Larry Flynt Broke Up With LA's Four Seasons
The mogul ended his daily dining ritual at restaurant Culina when management wouldn't accommodate his repeated requests to turn the music down. For decades, Hustler honcho Larry Flynt was a fixture at the Beverly Hills-adjacent Four Seasons Los ...

BART: Would You Strike?
Friday morning in our Studio 11 LA meeting, we talked about the two unions striking the Bay Area Rapid Transit. It was one of those times when we looked at a story and rubbed our eyes to make sure we were seeing things clearly. Because if we are, this ...

Los Angeles goes nine days without a homicide
In a city that averages about one slaying a day, Los Angeles has not had a homicide in nine days, a stretch that has not been seen since 2010, according to figures from the L.A. Police Department. “If you would have told me 20 years ago that we would ...


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