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Santa Monica Police Arrest LA Woman Aged 48 For Possessing "Crack Pipe"
Santa Monica police arrested a 48-year-old Los Angeles woman on Wednesday, Dec. 4 after finding a “crack pipe” on her person that contained methamphetamine residue. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were on patrol in the area of 12th ...

Politics and government
The city of Los Angeles is anticipating a large budget deficit next summer — as much as $242 million — due in part to unexpected salary and health care costs for city workers, according to a financial report that will be presented to the City Council ...

Downtown LA On Pace For Driest Year On Record
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — This season could be one for the history books as downtown Los Angeles is on pace for its driest year on record. An advisory from the National Weather Service (NWS) released Monday stated through December, rainfall in the ...

817 guns collected at LA's latest buyback event, officials say
Angelenos exchanged more than 800 firearms -- including a World War II-era assault rifle and a .22-caliber pen gun -- for grocery store gift cards at a weekend buyback event, city officials announced Monday. The 817 weapons collected across the city ...

Mega Millions fever hits LA as jackpot grows to $586 million
Marcos Rodriguez does not play the lottery often, but he found himself inside an East Hollywood 7-Eleven on Monday filling in the bubbles of a Mega Millions ticket. "Just when the money's high up," said the 26-year-old. At $586 million, the Mega ...

Spiritualized to perform the first show at LA's new Ace Hotel
Downtown L.A.'s new Ace Hotel is set to open Jan. 6, and they're preparing to celebrate with a mighty, beautiful noise. The experimental British group Spiritualized will convene a full orchestra, choir and band to re-create its landmark 1997 album ...

Gilles Mendel of J. Mendel visits Los Angeles
He's a former champion skier and fifth-generation furrier, but even designer Gilles Mendel needs a break from the cold. Mendel made a brief trip from his home in New York to Los Angeles last week to attend a lunch held in his honor at the Sunset Tower ...

Warm weather in LA area ties records, expected to last one more day
Record daily high temperatures were tied or broken Monday from Santa Barbara to Riverside counties as high pressure created unseasonably warm weather that is expected to last one more day, forecasters said. A high of 82 degrees was reported at Santa ...

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Suspected Drunk Driver Kills 1 In Tarzana 7-Car Crash
TARZANA (CBSLA.com) — A suspected drunk driver killed one person in a seven-vehicle crash in the San Fernando Valley, the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday. The accident happened around 11:05 p.m. Monday in the 19200 block of Ventura ...

Rift Emerges In Fight For Vacant LA School Board Seat
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Unified school board was expected Tuesday to address a vacancy created by the sudden death of longtime trustee Marguerite LaMotte. KNX 1070′s Claudia Peschiutta reports the Board of Education will ...

LA Now Live: Study shows Expo Line affects driving habits
Join Times transportation writer Laura J. Nelson for an L.A. Now Live discussion at 9 a.m. about Metro's Expo Line and a new study released this week. Nelson reported that after the light-rail line opened, Angelenos who lived within a half-mile of the ...

Jan Perry confirmed as head of new LA economic development agency
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday confirmed former council member Jan Perry's appointment as head of a new agency charged with spurring business activity and employment in the city. Mayor Eric Garcetti in July chose Perry, a former mayoral rival, ...

LA school board will decide in January how to fill LaMotte seat
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday postponed deciding how to fill the seat of school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month. Three members wanted to delay the discussion, while three wanted to take up the ...

Los Angeles to get $605 million out of $1.1 billion lead paint verdict
Lead paint makers suffered a landmark defeat Monday when a state court judge in San Jose ordered the industry to create a $1.1?billion fund to eliminate lead hazards to children in hundreds of thousands of homes in the state. The decision broke the ...

Metro To Open New Mulholland Bridge After 2-Year Closure
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The new Mulholland Bridge will reopen Wednesday after a two-year closure due to construction with the Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project. Contractors will remove final cones by 6 a.m., allowing for motorists to use both ...

Grandmother Found Dead Inside South L.A. Apartment
A homicide investigation was underway Wednesday after a woman was found dead inside her South Los Angeles home Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Division. grandmother-2-final. Wanda Threadgill, 45, was ...

LA Now Live: Sheriff's Department wrongly hired problem officers
Join Times staffer Ben Poston for an L.A. Now Live discussion at 9 a.m. Wednesday about the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's admission that it hired about 80 officers who should have been disqualified. Those officers should have been ...

Gift pick No. 41: Ink and Smog Editions' neighborhood postcards
Love L.A.? Rosemary Dardick and Robin Belcher celebrate the city with linocuts of neighborhood sights such as the Highland Theatre in Highland Park, the Helms Bakery in Culver City or the Norms sign in Santa Monica. HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: More gift ...

Travel deal: LA-Mexico cruises for less than $300 a person
Short cruises between Los Angeles and Mexico are one of the most inexpensive cruises around, and January is a month when they get even cheaper. It's good news for those who want to take a few days to recover from the holiday madness or those who ...

Passengers ordered off Metro bus one-by-one after 'disturbance'
Passengers were ordered to exit a Metro bus one-by-one Wednesday morning in Historic South-Central L.A. after a report of a disturbance on board, authorities said. The disturbance was called in around 7 a.m. near the intersection of Broadway and Martin ...

LAPD Motorcycle Officer Suffers Minor Injuries In Mid-City Crash
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer was injured Wednesday morning in a mid-city traffic accident. The collision between a white pickup truck and the officer occurred around 6:20 a.m. near the intersection of ...

Woman Says Uber Charged $357 For Ride From West LA To Hollywood
Snowed-under New Yorkers may not be the only ones getting gouged by Uber's surge pricing. A woman here in sunny California says she got stuck with a $357 Uber bill that she didn't see coming. The woman said that she called a car around 7 p.m. this ...

Family of 2 killed in crash with LA deputy raising funeral money
Family and friends of the two people who were killed when a sheriff's patrol car broadsided their van in Palmdale are raising money for funeral services. The collision occurred Saturday at Avenue R and 17th Street. Relatives of Sarah Paynter, 20, of ...

LA tightens qualifications for voting in neighborhood council races
The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to tighten the rules for who can vote in neighborhood council elections after complaints that an overly broad definition of community stakeholder had allowed outsiders to manipulate results. Previously ...

Christina Hendricks, Miranda July Celebrate Acne Studios' New L.A. Store
The Swedish retailer's much-anticipated downtown L.A. shop has finally made its way to the West Coast. MAD WOMEN: Christina Henricks and Kiernan Shipka at Wednesday night's festivities. December 18, 2013. by. Merle Ginsberg. After the mega crowds ...

LA Unified slashes number of iPads deemed needed for student tests
Under pressure from an oversight panel, Los Angeles school officials have sharply reduced the number of iPads they say are needed to carry out new state standardized tests. The change adds up to a $25-million savings, but examination of the testing ...

In LA Santa Claus Comes in Many Colors
Recently, a Fox News Channel anchor started a firestorm of controversy by declaring emphatically that Santa Claus is white--period. And while it's true that Santa is a European historical figure, many believe that Old St. Nick is much bigger concept ...

Urban Outfitters To Open Doors At Old Rialto Theatre In Downtown LA
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Urban Outfitters is gearing up for its grand opening Thursday at the old Rialto Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The theatre, which opened in 1917, was one of the hot spots on Broadway up until its closure in 1987. “When we ...

LA weather: Fast-moving storm to clear out before the weekend
The drop in temperatures and chance of rain showers Thursday will be short-lived, with the weather system expected to move out by Friday, forecasters say. Temperatures in the Southland will be significantly lower compared with earlier in the week, with ...


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