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New book 'Out of Sight' gives LA's '60s art scene the respect its due
For most of the 60 years that Los Angeles artists have been making aesthetically powerful, conceptually acute work, book publishers have generally looked the other way. Not surprisingly, it wasn't especially difficult during that time to find ...

Two bars -- one Mexicano, one 'Chipster' -- show how an LA neighborhood is ...
Two bars -- one Mexicano, one 'Chipster' -- show how an LA neighborhood is ...

L.A.'s Biggest Apartment Complex Has Broken Elevators, Insect Infestations and ...
L.A.'s Biggest Apartment Complex Has Broken Elevators, Insect Infestations and ...

Man Wanted For Stalking, Making Terrorist Threats In LA
BELL GARDENS (CBSLA.com) — Authorities sought the public's help Tuesday to locate a 27-year-old man that is wanted for stalking and making terrorist threats. According to the Bell Gardens Police Department, David Herrera is also accused of violating a ...

Fire engulfs top floors of LA commercial building; people rescued
A fire ripped through part of a commercial building near downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, briefly trapping two people inside an office until firefighters made a rescue, authorities said. The blaze erupted about 7:45 p.m. on the fifth floor of a ...

Some charities fear LA wage could hurt their own efforts for workers
The nonprofit group Chrysalis provides work to those who struggle to get hired elsewhere — people who've lived on the streets, lack skills and education or are saddled with a prison record. The organization, which has offices in Pacoima, Santa Monica ...

LA councilman's fundraising may be legal, but is it ethical?
Over the last several years, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian has collected thousands of dollars from lobbyists, who are barred from contributing to city officeholders. He's received tens of thousands more from employee unions and companies ...

Passengers leave thousands in loose change at LA, SF airports
Travelers nationwide left about $675,000 in loose change at airports in the last fiscal year, and nowhere was that forgetfulness more costly in California than at Los Angeles International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration reports ...

Essential California: Calls for water conservation, nepotism in LA County Fire
Good morning. It is Wednesday, April 8. San Francisco residents were asked about their burrito preferences. Carnitas, hot salsa and Mexican Coke all won big. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: Sign up below to get Essential California ...

LA's Expanding Gallery Scene Has No Center and No Rules — and That's a ...
LA's Expanding Gallery Scene Has No Center and No Rules — and That's a ...

'Framework,' 'Ellen's Design Challenge' contestants display furnishings in LA*SHO
Expect intriguing design and perhaps some behind-the-scenes gossip as participants and winners in two recent TV furniture building competitions -- Spike's "Framework" and HGTV's "Ellen's Design Challenge" -- display their work this weekend in an ...

You're in Debt, LA
Despite greater L.A.'s vast wealth, including the nation's largest ports, a mogul-making Hollywood entertainment industry, and some of the most expensive real estate anywhere, Angelenos, on average, are relatively poor. Our median individual (per ...

Creepy but Gorgeous New Species in Your Backyard
To the layperson, a fly is just a fly. But to a scientist with a microscope, it's a coffin fly that can dig two meters to find decaying flesh in which to lay its eggs so that its offspring can feed on the putrid tissue. It prefers lean over fatty. It ...

LA Mayor To Outline Sustainability Plan For Economy, Environment
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Mayor Eric Garcetti was set Wednesday to release a long-range plan aimed at making the city more economically and environmentally sustainable. The 20-year plan is expected to call for reductions in water and electricity use ...

Barbs over developer money heat up LA City Council race
Frustration with development continues to loom large in a race to represent a Los Angeles council district that stretches from Sherman Oaks to the Miracle Mile, as one candidate pledged to swear off campaign money from developers and another pointed ...

Inspectors crack down on Bel-Air mansion for additional code violations
Los Angeles building inspectors on Wednesday ordered the developer of a controversial hilltop mansion in Bel-Air to demolish and remove all unapproved construction — including concrete decks, retaining walls and other features that they say were ...

In LA, thirsting for a decent bar culture
London has pubs. Munich has beer halls. Houston has outdoor honky-tonks. Denver has brewpubs. The drinking scene in Los Angeles is less easy to characterize. Like so much else in this city, it's diffuse, fragmented and characterized by extremes: There ...

LA credits its crackdown with shutting more than 500 pot shops
A Los Angeles city crackdown has prompted more than 500 medical marijuana shops to close down in less than two years, City Atty. Mike Feuer is scheduled to announce Thursday. That represents a jump from a year ago, when Feuer reported that about a ...

21 Best Things to Do in LA This Week
In 2011, beloved L.A. street-art practitioner REVOK ran afoul of since-repealed ordinances that made graffiti a crime — and his arrest sparked a massive #Free0x200BRevok campaign on social media. Feeling a creative hiatus was in order, he took a ...

Essential California: New water standards, LA's sustainability plan, more West ...
Essential California: New water standards, LA's sustainability plan, more West ...

Gas Prices Drop For 35th Consecutive Day In LA, Orange Counties
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped Thursday for the 35th consecutive day. The price decreased nine-tenths of a cent to $3.177 making the average price 36 cents less ...

LA Has Closed Over 500 Pot Shops Since July '13: City Atty
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said over 500 medical marijuana dispensaries have been shut down over 20 months, some close to schools and day care centers. Gordon Tokumatsu reports from downtown LA for NBC4's News at 5 p.m. on Thursday, ...

LA's risky proposal to tweak 911 responses
To the editor: The L.A. City Fire Department has more than 100 fire stations. Part of the reason fire engines are dispatched to medical calls, even "minor" calls, is because the fire engines are closer than many of the ambulances. ("Let paramedics and ...

Hit LA's water wasters in their wallets
To the editor: I walk my dogs in my neighborhood for 30 minutes every morning. It rained in the San Fernando Valley on Tuesday. Yet during my casual walk the next morning, I counted five front lawn sprinkler systems watering their yards. ("Some ...

To meet LA veteran housing goals, governments go into action mode
After decades of neglect of L.A.'s homeless veterans, federal, state and local officials are pulling together to try to get them off the street by the end of the year. In a groundbreaking legal settlement, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary ...

Would Howard Hughes Invest in Los Angeles Today?
NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER'S LA-Howard Hughes, Jr. moved to Los Angeles from Texas in 1925 to leverage his diverse talents and knack for invention. That he did and more. By September 1945, the end of WWII, Hughes Aircraft Company employed 80,000 ...

Today: 'Jim Crow' traffic stops. Iran's Decider Speaks.
Hello. I'm Davan Maharaj, the editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines you shouldn't miss today. Sign up to get the day's big stories delivered to your inbox. TOP STORIES. The Deadly Traffic Stop. It's almost as old as policing. If ...

Action on the set hits freeze-frame after late-night booty calls
L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission ...

Essential California: Immigration in Kern County, punishing water wasters ...
Essential California: Immigration in Kern County, punishing water wasters ...

Parents To Rally In Downtown LA In Support Of Special Needs Students
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Parents of Los Angeles Unified school district students with special education needs were set Friday to stage a protest over what they say are rights violations against “thousands” of children. The rally will kick off at ...


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