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Shoppers Hunt For Valentine's Day Deals In LA's Flower District
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Vendors in downtown Los Angeles were hoping for a last-minute surge in floral sales this Valentine's Day. Florists in the the Flower District were expected to stay open for 40 consecutive hours in order to accommodate ...

Architecture & Design Film Festival expands to Los Angeles
Following a five-year run in New York, the Architecture & Design Film Festival is branching out to Los Angeles, where it will host a five-day salute to art, architecture, design, fashion and urban planning next month. The Architecture & Design Film ...

Former NFL Star Darren Sharper To Be Arraigned On Rape Charges
In this handout image provided by the NFL, Darren Sharper of the New Orleans Saints poses for his 2010 NFL headshot circa 2010 in Metairie, Louisiana. (credit: NFL via Getty Images). Related Tags: Darren Sharper, Football Player, New Orleans Saints, ...

LA Now Live: Discuss Santa Monica's earthquake building safety survey
Join Los Angeles Times staff writer Rong-Gong Lin II for a discussion at 12:30 p.m. Friday on the latest news in Southern California's effort to prevent damage and the loss of life should there be a major earthquake. Santa Monica recently announced ...

Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper accused of rape, ordered to stay in LA
Former NFL player Darren Sharper was ordered to surrender his passport Friday after he was charged with two counts of rape by use of drugs and five other drug-related felonies. Sharper appeared in court on Friday, but his arraignment was postponed ...

Weekend Planner: 22 Things To Do In LA
LAist gets a lot of event announcements, and we comb through them all to bring you a curated list of what's happening in LA this weekend, including these 22 events (some Valentine's Day related, but some not). If you want last-minute Valentine's ...

LA Considers $50000 Rewards To Nab Hit-And-Run Suspects
Since L.A. is first place in the nation for having staggering numbers of hit-and-run cases, it's about time the city is doing something about it. The LAPD and city attorney are putting together a proposal plan in the next couple of months to offer ...

Camel on The Loose!
I'm driving up a dusty hilly road. The street sign says I'm on Soledad Pass Road in Acton. I stop occasionally for a picture. I snap one of the dusty road and a horse off to the side of it. But, I was in search of a camel or, at least, a rancher that ...

La Crescenta addition floats a treehouse view above original home
When Samad Firdosy bought the two-bedroom, one-bath home in La Crescenta in 2005, it was a fairly conventional single-story ranch house — with one difference. The house was nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and bordered in back by ...

For workers on bottom rung, wage hike could make big difference
On the road to Los Angeles International Airport in the pre-dawn dark, Inez Luna's eyes appear nearly swollen shut with exhaustion. He got only four hours of sleep, as usual, but he can't slow down or he'll be late for his 3:30 a.m. clock-in. For seven ...

LA Crews Aim For Largest Continuous Concrete Pour
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews are set to pour concrete to lay the foundation for the tallest building to be built west of the Mississippi — and they're hoping it's one for the history books. The marathon concrete pour begins Saturday evening and is ...

Kickstarter Tells Users They Were Hacked
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — First it was Target and then Neiman Marcus. Then it happened to SnapChat. Now it is Kickstarter's turn. To be hacked, that is. The crowd-funding site sent out an email telling their users their accounts may have been ...

2 Hospitalized Following 9-Car Crash On 170 Freeway In Valley Glen
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two people were hospitalized Saturday evening following a crash on the 170 Freeway involving at least nine cars, officials said. The crash occurred just after 6:40 p.m. in the Valley Glen area, according to the California ...

Los Angeles workers set concrete pouring world record
Workers complete the largest concrete pour ever, 21,200 cubic yards, for the new 73 story Grand Wilshire hotel and office tower on Sunday, February 16, 2014. David Crane — Staff photographer. Work crews set a record Sunday by laying 21,200 cubic yards ...

Social Calendar: February 17
Keck Hospital of USC Guild Health Speaker Series and Luncheon, featuring Dr. Milan Stavanovic, orthopedic hand specialist, who will discuss “Restoring Feeling to Fingers.” 10:30 a.m., Doheny Eye Institute, 1450 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles. Speaker ...

Local Camp Gives Kids In Need A Much-Needed Break From The Inner City
MALIBU (CBSLA.com) — It's just like any summer camp — this one is just happening in winter. It's Camp Harmony in Malibu. It's got cabins in the woods, cooking classes, all kinds of sports. CBS2′s Joy Benedict reports it's also got a lot of great ...

Homicide Detectives Hunt Killer Of Man Found Dead In Palmdale
PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — Sheriff's homicide detectives are on the hunt for the person — or persons — who killed a man in Palmdale. Deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff's Station responded to a “man down” call at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. A man was ...

Rich of the world once again investing in LA homes
I'm not sure that Los Angeles' hillside and beachfront homes ever stopped being safe and desirable places for the world's richest 1% to park their wealth, but Bloomberg News says the trend is alive and well. "California mansions are being bought by ...

Big-Time Dance, Tchaikovsky Time, a 'Grease' Sing-Along and More Downtown ...
Big-Time Dance, Tchaikovsky Time, a 'Grease' Sing-Along and More Downtown ...

Live music as a theme of downtown LA's revival
The crowd that waited under the neon red glow of the Ace Hotel's "Jesus Saves" sign came to see the experimental rock band Spiritualized. But as they filed into the Theatre at Ace, they became part of a different sort of resurrection. Nestled in the ...

17 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week
We gave you the lowdown earlier on this month's events to help you plan February, but we've found 17 other events this week alone that may interest you, too. Read on for all the details. MONDAY, FEB. 17. LIT: At 7:30 pm, Skylight Books presents a ...

A tough LA wake-up call for a cycling newcomer
A year ago, I wrote about arriving in L.A. from the Midwest and biking to work despite initial concerns about decrepit streets, aggressive drivers and a general unease that the City of Angels just wasn't all that bike friendly. After a month in the ...

Rap lyric signs are a hot find for street art enthusiasts
New York artist Jason Shelowitz brought his rap quotes projects to L.A. in December, but most of his signs have already disappeared. By Matt Stevens. February 17, 2014, 8:43 p.m.. New York artist Jason Shelowitz brought his rap quotes projects to L.A ...

From LA's Front Lines in the Fight Against Climate Change
PLANET WATCH-I've just returned to L.A. after having the honor of representing Mayor Eric Garcetti at the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cities are increasingly on the front lines in the fight against climate change ...

Local Restaurant Adds Surcharge To Tabs To Pay For Employees' Healthcare
HANCOCK PARK (CBSLA.com) — A local restaurant has added a surcharge to every tab in order to pay for its employees' healthcare. République, located on La Brea, is emerging as one of LA's more popular, newer restaurants. However, the three percent ...

LA Council to consider hiking minimum wage to $15.37 at big hotels
Is Los Angeles ready for one of the highest minimum wages in America? Three City Council members will move this morning that the city study the economic impact of imposing a $15.37 living wage for workers in big hotels. First, a little context ...

Crime alerts for Reseda and three other LA neighborhoods
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in four L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Four neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Reseda (A) was ...

Chefs join Paula Wolfert for fundraiser; sustainable seafood talk; Italian dinner
Legendary cookbook writer Paula Wolfert has been diagnosed with an early form of Alzheimer's disease, but in characteristic fashion, she's not taking it passively. You can help her raise money for the Alzheimer's Assn. -- and eat a lot of great food ...

Ask A Native Angeleno: Where Is The Eastside?
Does the Los Angeles River tell us where the Eastside starts? (Photo by howard-f via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr). This week's question comes from an Angeleno who's confused about where the Eastside starts. If you have your own burning ...

'Tonight Show' gone; Occidental is going. LA needs a new game plan.
What's worse for Los Angeles: “The Tonight Show” leaving for New York City or the city's largest publicly traded company, Occidental Petroleum, leaving for Houston? Both the late-night talk show and the Fortune 500 company were signature L.A. entities ...


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