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The Wage Warrior
Politicians fear her, unions revere her, and the entire state has felt the impact of her actions. How did labor leader Maria Elena Durazo become so powerful? Posted on 12/23/2013 9:00:00 AM by Hillel Aron. carousel 2 carousel 3 carousel 4 carousel 5 ...

Missing mountain bikers found 'lost but not injured' in forest
The four mountain bikers who went missing Sunday in Angeles National Forest have been found alive, authorities said. The cyclists were spotted in the Bear Canyon area by a search helicopter "lost but not injured," said L.A. County Sheriff's Lt. Angela ...

New York book clubs, catching up to LA, discover bars
Book clubs can meet up in public places that serve alcohol, New Yorkers discover. Who knew? Well, plenty of people, particularly those who attend book clubs in bars in L.A.. On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported on four book clubs in New York and ...

A very LA Christmas: Sunny with temperatures in mid-70s forecast
It's how Los Angeles does Christmas: Sunny and warm. Forecasters said temperatures in downtown L.A. this week will be well above the normal 68 degrees for December and will reach into the mid-70s. "It's going to be a great week," said meteorologist ...

LA woman gets jail time for calling 911 more than 400 times
A Los Angeles woman who called 911 more than 400 times over the last three years has been sentenced to 180 days in jail, three years of probation and mandatory psychological counseling. Linette Young, 43, made the 911 calls starting in 2011, sometimes ...

10 Great, Cheaper Neighborhoods Right Next to Yours
Living in L.A. is all about three things: location, location, location. Your choice of residence is one of the most important decisions you'll make. But what to do when you can't afford that cute $3,500-a-month house in Silver Lake? That tiny $1,850 ...

Robert Rizzo Faces Tax Evasion Charges In Federal Court
Robert Rizzo. We've heard that name in Southern California for three and a half years now. Corrupt City Manager of Bell paid himself a seven figure salary, wrote his own retirement plan and pleaded no contest to 69 corruption counts. As the Feds called ...

10 Best LA Plays of 2013
We made it through 2013 and we're only slightly the worse for it, despite having seen Olga Garay-English (among the most effective local arts leaders in a decade) forced out of her post heading the city's Cultural Affairs department. It was through ...

Bob and Dolores Hope nativity scene on display at Cathedral of Our Lady of the ...
Bob and Dolores Hope nativity scene on display at Cathedral of Our Lady of the ...

Arsenio Hall drives off side of road, is uninjured, police say
Los Angeles police said Tuesday that drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in a minor crash that occurred after talk show host Arsenio Hall drove off the side of the road in West Hills. Hall was not injured in the incident about 7:30 p.m ...

LA Mission Prepares Christmas Eve Meals for 4000 Homeless
Long before most people got out of bed Tuesday, the cooks at the Los Angeles Mission were busy preparing special Christmas Eve meals for 4,000 homeless and needy people. LA-Mission-Holiday-Meal. Several people arrived early to enjoy breakfast at the ...

Councilman To Bag Groceries Ahead Of Impending Plastic Bag Ban
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Angelenos will soon have to bring their own bag to their favorite supermarket – and local officials want to make sure everyone's ready for the transition. Starting Jan. 1, the city's ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags ...

Five days of 'Her': Building a future to feel like the present
Spike Jonze and his team went to some lengths to create the future in “Her.” In the movie — which has Joaquin Phoenix's soulful Theodore Twombly falling in love with an operating-system voiced by Scarlett Johansson — the future feels both warm and ...

80-Degree Christmas in Los Angeles
Southern California will be the envy of the nation over the next few days with a winter heat wave. As storms sweep the Midwest and East Coast, Angelenos celebrate the holidays in the sun. Hetty Chang reports from Long Beach for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. ...

Times reader pays it forward for woman without a car
If you think the best Christmas presents are completely unexpected, you-gotta-be-kidding-me surprises, here's a holiday story you might enjoy. For proper context, we need to go back to 1975 and the beginning of a long love affair. Hector Delgadillo was ...

Villaraigosa At LA Mission
Celebrities and politicians lined up to feed four thousand hungry people for the annual Christmas Eve dinner at the Los Angeles Mission. People like former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa . Eric Brenner has the details.. ​ ...

LA County transit officials plan to put sales tax measure on ballot
Transportation officials in Los Angeles County plan to offer a ballot measure next fall or in 2016 that would raise the county's sales tax by half a cent or extend the life of Measure R, the levy voters approved in 2008. The Los Angeles County ...

Los Angeles and Inland Valley filmmakers win big in Canon's Project Imaginat10n
Hundreds of short films nationwide entered Canon's Project Imaginat10n and out of the five winners chosen, three were from Southern California. Jared Nelson from Rancho Cucamonga as well as Julian Higgins and Kalman Apple, both of Los Angeles, won ...

Father Fatally Stabbed In Jefferson Park Remembered At Christmas Eve Vigil
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Loved ones were gathered Tuesday night to remember a husband and father killed last week in Jefferson Park. Police say 35-year-old William Jennings was walking in the 3300 block of West Jefferson Boulevard at about ...

Cookie Project spreads Christmas cheer to LA-area workers
Volunteers in Los Angeles and around the country are delivering homemade cookies today to gas station attendants, baristas, grocery store clerks and other people working on Christmas Day. "It's easy to remember the firefighters and policemen who work ...

LAPD Command Post: What Do They Do In There?
It's called the RACR division.. like so many organizations in government or law enforcement, it has a cool acronym. RACR stands for '' Real Time Crime Analysis and Response''. It's a unit of the LAPD that works inside a very secure, high tech command ...

Locals Escape To Beaches Amidst High Christmas Temperatures
SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — Other areas of the country may be getting snow, ice or other bits of weather to remind them what time of the year it is — but in southern California, residents are retreating to the beach to escape the heat. On Christmas ...

The Blue Ribbon Marks 45 Years in LA
the blue ribbon Friends of Dorothy: Heiress and philanthropist Dorothy “Buff” Chandler, shown here on the opening night of The Music Center in 1964, gathered together the city's most prominent women to start The Blue Ribbon. Dorothy Chandler was a ...

New Year's resolution: My sacrifice for LA's public transit future
I'll admit it. I'm one of those people. You know the type: One of those East Coast transplants who haughtily extols the benefits of public transit and pedestrianism, and pretentiously makes fun of all my Angeleno friends for their inability to grasp ...

Conflict, missionaries and missions in three SoCal history books
To live in Southern California is to feel unmoored from history. Throughout the 20th century, assorted city and state officials and developers routinely destroyed and obliterated landmarks and old neighborhoods, creating the illusion of Los Angeles and ...

Alleged LAX Shooter Expected To Plead Not Guilty Thursday
SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — The man accused of killing a TSA agent at Los Angeles International Airport last month is expected to plead not guilty Thursday morning at a San Bernardino County Jail facility. Paul Ciancia, who is in federal custody, ...

The Shower Sitch: To Brush or To Scrub?
It's no secret I'm a devout supporter of exfoliating. I'll scrub every little pore until it's ridiculously baby soft and smooth without waiting for my skin to get dull, dry or drab. I've also been known to try just about any form of scruffing: candy ...

A chance to hear St. Louis Symphony's New Year's Eve surprise
It has been a number of years since the members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic got out of New Year's Eve duty, and none of them seem to be complaining about having the likes of Pink Martini, or this year, Sergio Mendes, take over at Walt Disney ...

Los Angeles man rescued from burning car on 405 Freeway arrested
A California Highway Patrol officer said a 72-year-old man pulled from a burning car Wednesday by an off-duty police officer on the 405 Freeway in Sherman Oaks has been arrested but retracted an earlier statement that it was for driving under the ...

Preserving Our Architectural Masterpieces
It's often said that LA's best architecture is found in its grandest private homes. These ultra-spendy estates reflect the changing tastes and styles of the last 130 years, from the Victorian-era mansions of Angelino Heights to Pasadena's Arts & Crafts ...


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