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LA school board approves amended contract for Supt. John Deasy
Los Angeles Unified schools Supt. John Deasy has a newly modified contract that includes an annual buyout of unused vacation days and new performance measures that require him to bring in revenue and enroll more students. He will also pay his own ...

LA Fashion Week: LA Fashion Council swaps runway for rooftop
This season the Los Angeles Fashion Council topped itself -- literally -- by staging a media presentation and luncheon Wednesday on the roof of the downtown building that houses its offices. Presented in rotating two- and three-look tableaux scattered ...

7 Best Plays to See in LA This Week
Zombie Joe's Underground will host the 35th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards on April 7 at Exchange L.A. Visit the Theater Awards website to buy tickets and also check out the nominees. Want to get a head start on seeing next year's nominees for the L ...

Downtown LA street closures for LAPD officer's funeral slow commute
Street closures in downtown Los Angeles for the public funeral for an LAPD officer who was killed last week in a Beverly Hills crash was slowing the morning work commute. The funeral for Officer Nicholas Lee, a 16-year department veteran, was scheduled ...

LA Now Live: LA County sheriff candidates sharpen attacks
Join Times staff writer Robert Faturechi at 12:30 p.m. for a L.A. Now Live discussion on the second debate between candidates vying to be the next L.A. County sheriff. Unlike at their debate last month, Faturechi reported that the candidates this week ...

LA heat wave: 90s in valleys, 80s at beaches this weekend
Spring does not technically begin for at least another week, but summer-like weather is already headed to Los Angeles, with temperatures this weekend possibly beating 90 degrees in some areas. The weekend heat wave prompted forecasters to issue a heat ...

Teenage boy seriously injured in LA apartment fire
A teenage boy was seriously injured Thursday when he tried to extinguish a fire in his Sylmar apartment, Los Angeles Fire officials said. City firefighters were called to the two-story apartment building in the 12800 block of San Fernando Road at 3:55 ...

Inside the Dems Convention: A Little Dissonance Can be a Good Thing
THE VIEW FROM HERE-LA is such a remarkable place! We have made ourselves a destination hot-spot. Vacationers and residents alike patronize our theatres and concerts. The twenty- and thirty-somethings thrill to LA Live and Universal Studios. Families ...

Eric, Will LA Live Within Its Means?
LA WATCHDOG-Our Back to Basics Mayor is considering placing a $7 billion tax increase on the November ballot to fund the repair of our streets and sidewalks, but only “if there's a chance of it passing.” But capturing the approval of two-thirds of the ...

Review: 'Slowgirl' peels back the layers of hidden feelings
In Greg Pierce's "Slowgirl" at the Geffen Playhouse, 17-year-old Becky (Rae Gray) comes to visit her Uncle Sterling (William Petersen), who left the U.S. years earlier for Costa Rica. She's freaked out by his primitive jungle lifestyle, which is ...

Have You Seen This Man? Inmate Escapes From LA Jail
(FOX 11 / CNS) A failure to follow security procedures may have allowed a 37-year-old man convicted of stealing computers from an Alhambra health care office to slip away from an inmate reception center near the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in ...

Candidate to head LA teachers union faces discipline
Los Angeles school district officials say one of the top candidates for president of the teachers union faces discipline for leaving his campus to campaign during the school day. The issue has entangled L.A. Unified in a contentious union race with ...

LA heat wave this weekend won't be quite as sweat-inducing
Temperatures in some parts of Los Angeles County will still likely exceed 90 degrees this weekend, but it may not be quite as hot as meteorologists initially predicted. As David Sweet of the National Weather Service in Oxnard put: "Not quite as hot ...

LA, other California cities have some of the worst teen job rates
Teenagers throughout the nation are having a tougher time finding work opportunities, but few are finding it more difficult than those living in the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Ana region. The details come from a gloomy report released Friday by ...

Weekend Planner: 16 Things To Do In Los Angeles
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 16 events. Now, no more excuses...so get out there and play. Don't forget to check out other picks ...

At a Westside subway excavation, plenty of bones (and more) to pick
Seventy feet below Wilshire Boulevard, cater-corner from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's street-lamp installation, fresh air roaring from giant ventilation pipes dulled the sickly sweet smell of petroleum. Amid the clatter of jackhammers and the ...

Wooster Group Play Cry, Trojans! Sparks Controversy Over Its Use of 'Redface'
The 35th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards will take place on April 7 at Exchange L.A., hosted by Zombie Joe's Underground. Visit the Theater Awards website to buy tickets and also check out the nominees. If the intent of the Wooster Group's recent ...

Most LA County cities failing to protect historic sites, study finds
Most of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County are failing to adequately protect historically important structures that are in danger of being razed, according to a new study by the Los Angeles Conservancy. A “preservation report card” assigns an “F” to ...

LA Sues Time Warner Cable for "Stiffing" City
A legal dispute is brewing between the city of Los Angeles and Time Warner Cable, which the city attorney claims failed to pay nearly $10 million in public access fees. Gordon Tokumatsu reports from Chatsworth for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Friday ...

Most LA County cities failing to protect historic sites, study says
Most of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County are failing to adequately protect historically important structures that are in danger of being razed, according to a new study by the Los Angeles Conservancy. The "Preservation Report Card" assigns an F to ...

1 arrested, 5 injured after Los Angeles pursuit ends in collision
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Five people have been hospitalized and one person charged with vehicular theft after a high-speed pursuit ended in a three-car collision in downtown Los Angeles early today. The stolen vehicle, a black BMW 3-series sedan, struck an ...

Los Angeles Subway Dig Finds Prehistoric Artifacts
Scientists have long known that long before hipsters and tourists were crowding Los Angeles' trendy Miracle Mile district, dinosaurs were doing the same. Now, thanks to a subway dig, they're discovering that sea lions may have been swimming nearby as ...

LA had its own disappearing-airplane mystery in 1964
The mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight has focused attention on instances in which planes disappear and wreckage is never found. One such case got much media attention 50 years ago in Los Angeles. In April 1964, a DC-4 plane bound for Los ...

Woman found dead on trash conveyor belt identified as 21-year-old
A woman found dead on a conveyor belt at an Anaheim trash collection center has been identified by authorities as a 21-year-old whose last known addresses were in Modesto and Oklahoma. The body of Jarrae Nikole Estepp, 21, was found mixed with ...

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NORWALK (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a man has been shot to death in ...
NORWALK (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a man has been shot to death in ...

Police Plead With Couple Accused Of Taking Kids To Turn Themselves In
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities are pleading with a couple to turn themselves in after they allegedly abducted their four children from a Boyle Heights home late last week. Police say Enrique Felix and Rose Chairez are accused of taking the ...

Human Remains Found At Pine Fire Site Not Linked To The Blaze
GORMAN (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Detectives said Sunday that the human remains found near the site of the Pine Fire in Gorman are not related to the blaze. Human remains were found in a ravine near Highway 138 and Old ...

LA Unified's Decision to Move Students Sparks Furor
The two schools are a two-minute drive apart in similarly low-income, largely immigrant neighborhoods. But to hear students tell it, the two places might as well be different planets. Los Angeles Unified School District. Students protest the possible ...

Suspect Wounded In Deputy-Involved Shootout In Lancaster
LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — A suspect was wounded in a deputy-involved shooting in Lancaster Sunday, officials said. The male suspect was shot around 4:15 p.m. in the 43200 block of 16th Street West, said Deputy Kim Manatt of the Los Angeles County ...


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