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Kennedy clan member Bobby Shriver entering LA county race
Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver is officially running for Los Angeles County supervisor, emailing supporters Monday that he plans to announce his bid imminently. “In a few days, I will formally announce that I am running for Los Angeles County ...

LA school board moves forward with computer effort
Continuing its efforts to provide every student with a computer, the Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday agreed to distribute iPads to 38 more campuses, begin the process of purchasing laptops for seven high schools and buy as many tablets as ...

4.4-magnitude quake hits near Fontana east of Los Angeles
No injuries or major damage were reported in areas in the vicinity of a magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck early Wednesday morning about three miles north of Fontana. The earthquake occurred at about 1:35 a.m. at a depth of 3.2 miles, according to ...

LAPD Commission Says Body Cameras Will Cut Down On Lawsuits
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The LA Police Commission recently secured funding to outfit 600 officers with body cameras and says the devices will cut down on lawsuits. The camera lenses are as small as a dime and the devices can be easily clipped on ...

Lena Dunham in Vogue: Los Angeles makes her 'very sad'
Lena Dunham is even more of a New Yorker than you might think. Los Angeles, in fact, makes her "very sad." And she's not even considering the traffic. The "Girls" creator and star and quintessential Big Apple millennial graces the February cover of ...

Alex Johnson, aide to Ridley-Thomas, joins LA school board race
A senior aide to an L.A. County supervisor has joined the race for an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education. Alex M. Johnson, 33, is the assistant senior deputy for education and public safety for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “I believe ...

Man charged with dragging bleeding puppy on LA street
A 28-year-old man allegedly seen on video dragging a puppy on a leash has been charged with two counts of felony animal cruelty, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. Video images and witness statements show that Dossey James repeatedly dragged the ...

$50K Reward Offered In Murder Of Man, 27
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department Thursday will announce a $50,000 reward for information leading the arrest of two suspects wanted in the murder of a 27-year-old man. Jesus Eduardo Vargas was fatally shot around 7:20 ...

MOCA names Philippe Vergne as new director
The Museum of Contemporary Art has named Philippe Vergne as its new director, choosing a longtime art world professional from the respected Dia Art Foundation in New York to lead the financially challenged but rebuilding institution. Vergne follows ...

'Really scary': Fast-moving wildfire north of Los Angeles burns homes
The Colby fire that broke out near Glendora, north of Los Angeles on the edge of the Angeles National Forest, exploded in size Thursday morning as dry brush, steep terrain and winds made for rough firefighting conditions. Nathan Judy, a spokesman for ...

3 people in custody in connection with wildfire burning north of LA
Three people are in custody in connection with the fast-moving wildfire burning north of Los Angeles, according to authorities. The Colby fire broke out about 6 a.m. near Glendora. There were no other immediate details from local about the detained ...

Radio host Ricardo Sanchez -- 'El Mandril' -- jumps to 93.9 KXOS
Ricardo Sanchez, the No. 1 morning radio personality in Los Angeles until he was abruptly sidelined last fall, has switched stations. Sanchez -- who goes by the nickname "El Mandril" -- announced this week in a Facebook post that he has joined a new ...

Wildfire near LA: Officer nabs suspects, 'knew something was off'
The police officer who detained suspects Thursday in connection with a fast-moving wildfire near Los Angeles said she “knew immediately” the men were involved. At least two homes have been destroyed in Glendora as the Colby fire burned through more ...

Wildfire near LA: Part of historic Singer mansion destroyed
Ron Galloway, 63, stared at the smoldering remains of a guest house at the historic Singer mansion on Kregmont Drive, where he has lived for four years. Spanish-style arches were all that remained standing in front of piles of broken roof tiles and the ...

Congress OKs measure to cut helicopter noise in LA County
After an earlier effort by local lawmakers failed to fly, legislation designed to reduce helicopter noise and improve safety in the skies above Los Angeles County was finally approved by Congress on Thursday. A day after the House of Representatives ...

Fire near Los Angeles: Evacuation orders lifted in Glendora
Evacuation orders have been lifted for Glendora neighborhoods in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains that were threatened earlier in the day by the Colby fire. Residents who live in areas north of Sierra Madre Boulevard bounded by Yucca Drive on ...

Fire near Los Angeles: Crews take advantage of light winds
Firefighters were taking advantage of favorable wind conditions Thursday night as they continued to battle a wildfire that had scorched at least 1,700 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains above Azusa and Glendora. Winds along Sierra Madre Boulevard ...

Porn Biz Booms In Las Vegas As It Goes Bust In Los Angeles
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lee Roy Myers has everything you'd expect to find in the nation's porn capital in Southern California: sets of a classroom, hospital room, locker room and a bedroom, as well as a list of porn stars waiting to perform. But his plywood ...

Los Angeles Remembers The Northridge Earthquake 20 Years Later
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: A bulldozer begins to tear down a section of the Santa Monica Freeway 19 January 1994 that collapsed during the Northridge earthquake. Commuters were urged to leave for work two hours earlier due to the 300 foot ...

LA teachers union calls for 17.6% raise
The union that represents Los Angeles teachers is seeking a 17.6% salary increase, officials announced. United Teachers Los Angeles also is calling for a restoration of school staffing to levels in place prior to the state's recent economic recession ...

Colby fire northeast of Los Angeles stops overnight; 5 homes lost
The Colby fire that has been burning above Glendora since Thursday morning did not increase in size overnight as crews took advantage of calmer winds to reinforce containment lines, officials reported Friday. More than 1,000 firefighters are now ...

Colby fire northeast of Los Angeles prompts air-quality alert
Los Angeles County public health officials on Friday issued an air-quality alert as crews continued to fight the Colby fire, which has displaced roughly 2,000 people in Azusa affected by mandatory evacuation orders. The fire, which started early ...

Hey, it's free: Sriracha giveaway at ShopHouse and Burrito Box bonanza
ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen is capitalizing on the "Srirachapocalypse" scare by offering free 9-ounce bottles of Sriracha to the first 100 people who order meals at its three Los Angeles locations on Wednesday starting at 5 p.m. Customers have to ...

LA community colleges see benefit in Gov. Jerry Brown's budget
The nation's largest community college district may soon get its first financial boost since the recession, with millions for new classes, tutoring and student support. The Los Angeles Community College District would receive nearly $60 million in new ...

Promotion Connection: The Ultimate Weekend!
This Saturday evening at midnight - things are going to get wild! (And I mean "wild" in a good way.) FOX is premiering a brand new TMZ series. (In case you didn't know, TMZ stands for "Thirty Mile Zone".) If you decide to skip going out on Saturday and ...

Man Who Allegedly Shot Girlfriend Found Dead Inside Home After Barricade ...
Man Who Allegedly Shot Girlfriend Found Dead Inside Home After Barricade ...

PHOTOS: John Arsenault's Moment
Arsenault's prolific output of photos of his workplace, his friends, and himself tells a story of this moment in time in Southern California. BY Christopher Harrity. January 18 2014 4:00 AM ET. John Arsenault has a Northeastern dialect as thick as ...

Spike Jonze's 'Her' a refreshingly original take on a future LA
The most surprising thing about "Her," the new Spike Jonze movie, is not that it dares to suggest an otherwise sane person might fall in love with the operating system that runs his computer and his smartphone. Or that middle-aged men look good in ...

Special election could tip balance on LA school board
A June special election to replace former Los Angeles school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte has the potential to alter the political power dynamic and the overall direction of the nation's second-largest school district. LaMotte, who died ...

Cesar Garcia's the Mistake Room opens in downtown LA
The downtown industrial district just got a little bit cooler. The area, already home to Night Gallery on the southern edge of downtown, saw the opening Friday night of the Mistake Room. The nonprofit exhibition space will feature contemporary art and ...


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