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Setting Times stories to music: From Searchers to Jagwar Ma
Father Bernard Kenvi hoists a Muslim child into a truck in Bossemptele as much of the Muslim population flees the area under threat of violence from mostly Christian militias. Father Bernard Kenvi hoists a Muslim child into a truck in Bossemptele as ...

Meet a Member: John Pirkis
Meet John Pirkis from London who moved to LA three and a half years ago to pursue Hollywood. john-perkis Was there a particular reason you chose LA? I had been visiting friends out here over the past 22 years who were constantly urging me to move over ...

Why Los Angeles 'could be the next Ferguson'
A demonstrator, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, stands his ground as police fire tear gas this past week in Ferguson, Mo. Scott Olson Getty Images. By Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News. Posted: 08/16/14, 4:58 PM PDT ...

Eye on L.A. Free Stuff to Do in L.A.! (Original air date: Saturday, August 16 ...
Eye on L.A. Free Stuff to Do in L.A.! (Original air date: Saturday, August 16 ...

Scare LA: The Halloween Convention in Los Angeles
Last weekend, August 9th and 10th, a frightfully fun convention was held in Los Angeles. Scare LA is a large-scale convention held each August for Halloween fans, professional haunters, and anyone in between that loves everything associated with the ...

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

LA Woman Marlene Pinnock Opens Up about Being Punched by Patrolman
*An LA woman, Marlene Pinnock, thought she was going to die when she was attacked by a California Highway Patrolman. He repeatedly punched her head on the side of a LA freeway. She did her first interview with the Associated Press since the July 1 ...

New Los Angeles fire chief sets high goals
New Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas discusses his plans to reform the LAFD after years of controversy over the culture of the agency on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. David Crane — Staff photographer. By Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News. Posted: 08/17/14, ...

Landlords, tenants unite on amnesty plan for illegal apartments
Each year, the Los Angeles housing department discovers 600 to 700 unapproved apartments. Above, this building on South Corinth Avenue was found to have bootleg apartments in 2008. It's now under different management. Each year, the Los Angeles ...

Liberty Ross' Favorite LA Spots
As she unveils an all-American denim collection, model Liberty Ross flies the flag for LA. Liberty Ross in her collection for Genetic Denim. Despite being born in London, model Liberty Ross (full name: Liberty Lettice Lark Ross) has transformed herself ...

The Permaid, Dressed in a Black S&M Mermaid Suit, Washes Up in LA
Aeschleah DeMartino; The day Permaid was brought to life, at her first photo shoot in Malibu. It was hot and Nicolette was freaking out in there. She's a pro now. A woman in a full black body sleeve is sitting in a Caribbean restaurant in Silver Lake ...

Suspect Dead, Officer Wounded in South LA Shooting
An LAPD veteran underwent surgery and one of two alleged gunmen were killed following a pursuit and string of officer-involved shootings in South LA Monday morning. Toni Guinyard reports live for Today in LA on Monday, August 18, 2014. Monday, Aug 18 ...

Marijuana Grow Discovered When Pursuit Suspect Crashes Into LA Warehouse
The unluckiest marijuana grower of the summer had his grow house busted by authorities after a driver being chased by the California Highway Patrol inadvertently crashed into a warehouse full of weed, authorities said over the weekend. The driver was ...

'LA Sidewalk Day' At City Hall To Focus On Proposed Repairs
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Community members along with Los Angeles City Council officials were set Monday for a public hearing on a proposed sidewalk repair program. In June, Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Krekorian, Joe Buscaino and ...

LA council faces key question: Who pays to fix broken sidewalks?
Two people use the sidewalk along Vermont Avenue at the 101 Freeway. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times). By Emily Alpert Reyes contact the reporter · Laws and LegislationGovernmentPoliticsPublic Officials. L.A. faces key question as lawmakers focus on ...

Los Angeles schools make discipline less harsh
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students at the nation's second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform of the way school police respond to bad behavior, Los Angeles ...

Mood in Ezell Ford's South LA neighborhood angry, somber
One week after the fatal Los Angeles Police Department shooting of a 25-year-old black man described by family as mentally challenged, the mood in his South Central L.A. neighborhood was both angry and somber. In what was the third demonstration within ...

Trial opens in Los Angeles for alleged serial strangler
LOS ANGELES >> Testimony is set to begin Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting and strangling three women in the 1980s. Prosecutors planned to call their first witnesses in their case against Samuel Little, 74, who faces life in ...

Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police said they prevented a "horrific tragedy" by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in a quaint Los Angeles suburb. The boys, who were ...

14 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week
LAist gets a lot of press releases, and we go through most of them to curate a list of our favorite events happening in L.A. Here are 14 events you should know about this week. Read on for all the details. MONDAY, AUG. 18. FILM + MUSIC: In celebration ...

New Shrieks Afoot: LA Haunted Hayride
The Old Zoo in Griffith Park'll summon ghoulies aplenty from a rift leading the Underworld this Hallween season. Ready, screamers? It opens on Friday, Oct. 3. Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 • Updated at 7:24 AM PDT. We're a town with screenplay jumpstarters on ...

BuzzFeed Aims at Latino Audience With LA Hires
For decades, journalism groups have pressured news outlets to hire more minorities, particularly Latinos in Southern California. The idea, says the American Society of News Editors, "is to have the percentage of minorities working in newsrooms ...

Los Angeles Magazine September Cover Preview: Eva Longoria
In Los Angeles magazine's September issue, editor at large Amy Wallace talks candidly with Eva Longoria, actress, activist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and now our 2014 Woman of the Year. In the comprehensive interview Longoria discusses how she ...

Justin Bieber Takes Over Notorious LA Party House
The party house in the Hollywood Hills depicted above has already been the target of neighbors' complaints, so we wonder how things will go with Justin Bieber reportedly renting the place. See also: Weidlake Party House Gets MTV Show Despite Neighbors' ...

Idea of an LA Voteria is gaining currency
@latstevelopezRT @jm_calwellness: Good article by @LATstevelopez about human trafficking in the Inland Empire. #NoSuchThingAsAChildProstitute. http://t.c… Low turnout. Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times. Ellen Kotheimer of Venice votes by herself ...

Beck meets with residents, activists about Ezell Ford shooting
Lavell Ford, Ezell Ford's brother, lights a candle after marching with about 200 people from 65th Street and Broadway to the Jesse A. Brewer 77th Street Regional Headquarters on 77th and Broadway in Los Angeles. Lavell Ford, Ezell Ford's brother ...

LA dramatically increases 'water cops' staffing as drought worsens
A trickle of water receding into Lake Shasta at dusk reveals signs of serious drought conditions June 22, 2014. A trickle of water receding into Lake Shasta at dusk reveals signs of serious drought conditions June 22, 2014. (Allen J. Schaben / Los ...

Public Transpo Is Getting Good in LA and I'm Proud
[Editor's Note: James “Nocando” McCall is a critically acclaimed rapper, co-founder of the Low End Theory and founder of indie rap label Hellfyre Club. Here's his previous piece, about why he no longer battle raps.] I consider myself a connoisseur of ...

5 Artsy Things to Do in LA This Week, Including Neil Young's Nose
This week, an obelisk gets covered in handmade bricks, and an artist looks closely at whether Neil Young did or did not have a coke flake on his nose. 5. Family labor. This past spring, artist Michael Parker dug out a trench in the shape of an obelisk ...

LA's Hottest New Neighborhood, Frogtown, Doesn't Want the Title
It's a sign of changing attitudes that there are no bars or restaurants in L.A.'s latest “most-talked-about” neighborhood. There are no grocery stores, no coffee roasters, no art galleries, no vintage clothing stops. In Frogtown, it's almost impossible ...


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