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Give a little, help a lot in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Aug ...
Give a little, help a lot in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Aug ...

McKenna holds slim lead in race for LA school board
L.A. school board candidate George McKenna, left, retired after five decades working in local school systems. L.A. school board candidate George McKenna, left, retired after five decades working in local school systems. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles ...

Veteran administrator McKenna defeats Johnson in LA school board race ...
Veteran administrator McKenna defeats Johnson in LA school board race ...

5 Artsy Things to Do in LA This Week, Including an Echo Park Festival Called ...
5 Artsy Things to Do in LA This Week, Including an Echo Park Festival Called ...

A drought is no time for a giant water slide in Los Angeles
People slide down a giant water slide during Slide the City on Main Street in Salt Lake City on July 19. People slide down a giant water slide during Slide the City on Main Street in Salt Lake City on July 19. (Kristin Murphy / Deseret News). By Kerry ...

Water-Rate Hikes Could Be in LA's Future
Gov. Jerry Brown begs and pleads. City Hall makes demands. Authorities impose steeper fines for hosing down sidewalks and driveways. But we still use water pretty much as we always have. At the beginning of the year the governor called for a 20 percent ...

An Unexplained Death in LA — A City That Has Hundreds of Them
When police officers arrived at a two-room apartment just south of USC last fall to investigate complaints of foul odors, they found a body decomposed beyond recognition. Something else caught their attention, too — the black electrical cord knotted ...

Pregnant Woman Shot, Healthy Baby Delivered, LA Deputies Say
A woman who was 7-months pregnant took several rounds of gunfire in a South El Monte driveway last night, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department says. The woman was rushed to a hospital and her baby was "successfully delivered and in fair condition," ...

Moving and shaking
American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) has promoted Sheri Kaufer, 54, to the position of executive director of its Los Angeles region. Kaufer, who formerly served as AFHU associate executive director of the L.A. region, succeeded Matthew Ross ...

Voices of L.A. arts festival to feature Grammy-winning La Santa Cecilia ...
Voices of L.A. arts festival to feature Grammy-winning La Santa Cecilia ...

Los Angeles moves closer to settling DWP trust dispute
In a new effort to open negotiations with the union that represents Department of Water and Power workers, the Los Angeles City Council instructed officials at the City Attorney's Office and City Administrative Office to undertake an effort to resolve ...

LA moves toward bike-friendly businesses
Los Angeles moved a step closer to embracing its two-wheel-loving residents Wednesday with the launch of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation's Bicycle-Friendly Business Program. The program is an outgrowth of Mayor Eric Garcetti's Great ...

L.A. Mayor Expects Incentives Bill to Provide Around $400 Million Per Year for ...
L.A. Mayor Expects Incentives Bill to Provide Around $400 Million Per Year for ...

It's Official: LA Is the "Most Unaffordable Rental Market" in America
Los Angeles is one of the expensive places in America, alongside New York and San Francisco, for renters. No surprise there. See also: Why Is Rent So High in the Great Recession? But UCLA researchers crunched the numbers and concluded that we're ...

Review: 'Visionary Man' at Hudson Mainstage turns into a long sermon
J.B. Murray, the outsider artist and subject of the musical hagiography “Visionary Man” at the Hudson Mainstage, was an illiterate Georgia farmer who at age 70, after receiving a message from the Holy Spirit, began painting pictures of unbelievers in ...

Austin Beutner Could Save LA
THE STORY OF OUR TIMES-A bright, young and innocent LA Times reporter called me last week to get the money quote she needed to follow up on Kevin James' embarrassing attack on Controller Ron Galperin's highly critical audit of the performance and ...

Blac Chyna Keeps it Moving; Opens Upscale 'LASHED Bar' in LA (Watch)
*Before news of rapper Tyga and Blac Chyna going their separate ways broke the other day, “The Lowdown” with Diana Madison got a sneak-peak of Blac Chyna's new classy, upscale venture, LASHED Bar in Los Angeles. So what exactly will she be offering ...

Photos: Twin Shadow, LA Cyclists, Beautiful People Launch Month-Long Levi's ...
Photos: Twin Shadow, LA Cyclists, Beautiful People Launch Month-Long Levi's ...

Jewvangelist, a Web Series About an LA Rabbi
Quirky, young(ish) L.A. rabbi Leah Levy (Becky Kramer) just can't get God's chosen people of Boyle Heights to show up for Shabbat. When a klutzy Mormon missionary on a bicycle wipes her out, she decides to do what no Jew has done before (OK, except ...

The Militarization of Police Started in Los Angeles
This week, much of the public has been aghast at images of police in Ferguson, Missouri, wearing camouflage, driving armored vehicles and aiming assault rifles. This "militarization" of police has been decried and blamed on an influx of cash from the ...

Weekend Planner: 25 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 25 events. FRIDAY, AUG. 15. MUSIC: Echo Park Rising 2014 takes over multiple venues in Echo Park ...

Panel wants LA to look at using prizes to boost voter turnout
Alarmed that fewer than one-fourth of voters are showing up for municipal elections, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the City Council look at using cash prizes to lure a greater number of people to the polls. On a 3-0 ...

Lawmaker Calls For 'Common Sense' Testing Of Guns Surrendered At Buyback ...
Lawmaker Calls For 'Common Sense' Testing Of Guns Surrendered At Buyback ...

Feeling lucky? Los Angeles mulls lottery system in local elections
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles city leaders are considering a lottery system to reward citizens for casting a ballot in local elections, in a measure to combat low voter turnout that officials and outside observers say could be a first for any U.S ...

Los Angeles fitness coach owes $250000 in child support
A self-described "celebrity trainer and coach" has been enjoying a lavish lifestyle in Los Angeles, while owing nearly $250,000 in child support in Wisconsin. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="270" src="http://abc7.com/video/embed/?pid=264591" ...

LA in your dorm
In a sea of Bed, Bath & Beyond foldable laundry baskets and plastic Ikea storage containers, it can be hard to differentiate one dorm room from another. As the year starts to pick up and late nights in Leavey become more commonplace, it becomes more ...

LA's street signs have been at the intersection of time and place
John Fisher, who retired two years ago after 39 years as a city Department of Transportation engineer and assistant general manager, shows vintage street signs at the Caltrans building in downtown Los Angeles. He amassed a collection of the designs and ...

High rents, low wages: LA rental market most unaffordable
UCLA ranks Los Angeles as the most unaffordable rental market in the U.S. due to rising rents and income not keeping pace. (KABC). KABC. By Robert Holguin. Friday, August 15, 2014. LOS ANGELES (KABC) --. UCLA ranks Los Angeles as the most ...

La Mirada Doctor, 78, Guilty Of Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering
LA MIRADA (CBSLA.com) — A Southland doctor has been found guilty by a federal jury of drug trafficking and money laundering, authorities said Friday. Andrew Sun, 78, of La Mirada was found guilty of illegally distributing painkillers like Norco ...

For Studio City home, lawyer relies on Texas designer Meredith Ellis
Texas designer Meredith Ellis has created a bachelor pad in Studio City with a breezy American cottage feel. In the living room, she floated the chaise sofa in the middle of the room to allow easy passage from the front door. Texas designer Meredith ...


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