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LA County officials submit scaled-down emergency communications plan
Scrambling to salvage an ambitious emergency communications project, public safety officials in Los Angeles County on Monday submitted a scaled-down plan that greatly reduces the number of controversial data towers and avoids using them at any county ...

Essential California: Water cutbacks, a visit from Florida's governor, a ...
Essential California: Water cutbacks, a visit from Florida's governor, a ...

How a Prisoner's Cartoons Led to Fresh Panties at LA Women's Jail
Although the inmate entrance is called "Reception" at L.A. County's only all-female jail, that term is loosely applied. Cold, stark and made of concrete and steel, Reception is where women enter Lynwood's Century Regional Detention Facility for the ...

LA-Bound Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Airport Worker Falls Asleep in ...
LA-Bound Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Airport Worker Falls Asleep in ...

Busted Sprinkler Spews Water Onto 170 Freeway During Morning Commute
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A busted sprinkler sprayed water onto the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood for more than an hour Tuesday morning amid one of the worst droughts in California's history. The sprinkler near the Burbank Boulevard off-ramp on ...

P-22 mountain lion just latest wild animal to find fame in Los Angeles
P-22, the mountain lion living in the Santa Mountain Mountains, isn't the first animal to get its 15 minutes of fame in Los Angeles. lRelated P-22 vacates home, heads back to Griffith Park, wildlife officials say · L.A. Now · P-22 vacates home, heads ...

World's Fair Crowdfunding Its Way to Los Angeles
A group of business owners, executives and county officials want to bring a world's fair to Los Angeles, and they're starting their campaign with a fundraising drive on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The group, which started raising money last week and ...

LA council candidate Ryu takes aim at council 'secret slush funds'
Los Angeles City Council candidate David Ryu took aim Tuesday at what he called "secret slush funds" for Councilman Tom LaBonge, vowing that if elected he would seek reforms in how council discretionary money is spent. Ryu, one of two candidates vying ...

Baseball: El Camino Real faces Chatsworth on Wednesday in rivalry game
In City Section baseball, it doesn't get any better than the matchup of seven-time City champion El Camino Real taking on nine-time champion Chatsworth. The two schools play the first game of a two-game West Valley League series on Wednesday at El ...

Who really listens to LA mayor's State of the City speech?
Mayor Eric Garcetti's second State of the City speech Tuesday night had many of the trappings of a landmark address on public policy: an elegant setting on a university campus, a rapt crowd of reporters and guests handpicked from Los Angeles' political ...

'Getting Straight' gets a 45th anniversary screening in LA
Just nine days after the 1970 National Guard shootings at Kent State University in Ohio had left four students dead and nine injured during a Vietnam War protest, Columbia Pictures released "Getting Straight," a counterculture comedy-drama exploring ...

LA Workers Join Global Campaign On Tax Day Striking For Higher Pay
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of Southland workers were marching and rallying on Tax Day Wednesday in a global campaign for higher pay. Workers in the fast-food, faculty, home care, child care, airport, Walmart and industrial industries will ...

Essential California: Drought and the economy, California's new tobacco bills ...
Essential California: Drought and the economy, California's new tobacco bills ...

LA's Liberals Vote by Skin Color. Can Millennials Change That?
Menchie Caliboso, a young Filipino music therapist, didn't plan to get involved in Long Beach politics, but friends prodded her to join a young, diverse group of activists organizing a local living-wage campaign. She was drawn to the fight because it ...

LA pushes to use shower, bathwater to combat drought
Faced with a worsening drought, there is a new push to allow Los Angeles residents to better harness leftover water from daily showers, dish washing and laundry. It's part of a larger movement to use this grey water for home plant irrigation to ...

LA parks commission votes for city to operate Greek Theatre itself
In the latest turn in the heated battle over who should run the Greek Theatre, a Los Angeles city commission voted Wednesday in favor of letting the city temporarily operate the Griffith Park venue itself. Parks department officials first floated the ...

Baseball: Jeremy Polon pitches ECR past Chatsworth, 4-1
You can always count on a little drama in the El Camino Real-Chatsworth game. Left-hander Jeremy Polon of El Camino Real was cruising along with a 4-0 lead. Then Chatsworth loaded the bases in the seventh. Would the Chancellors pull out a comeback ...

Grey Water for Los Angeles?
Art Ludwig has spent 35 years working with grey water and, according to the Santa Barbara man, there are 8-million grey water systems in the United States and 1.7-million in California. Says Ludwig, "99% of them are illegal." Ludwig, who says he ...

Clash over developer donations heats up LA council race debate
At a debate Wednesday night, two candidates vying to succeed Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge traded sharp jabs over who would best represent the interests of residents, particularly in dealings with development interests. Carolyn Ramsay, who ...

Times' celebration of the written word opens its 20th chapter
"In the beginning, people weren't sure what to expect. Who's going to come to a book festival in Los Angeles?" novelist Paula Woods recalls asking. "They don't read books in L.A. They watch movies." Woods was on the author committee that helped plan ...

Ugandan Woman Burned With Battery Acid By Partner's Ex-Girlfriend To ...
Ugandan Woman Burned With Battery Acid By Partner's Ex-Girlfriend To ...

Essential California: LAPD's new strategy, unpopular water cuts, LAUSD wants a ...
Essential California: LAPD's new strategy, unpopular water cuts, LAUSD wants a ...

9 Great Ways to Spend Your Weekend in L.A.
Legendary Japanese experimental psychedelic rock band Acid Mothers Temple will be performing in town on Friday. Founded in 1995, the band has gone through multiple iterations and operates more as a collective than a band. Expect an aural trip to outer ...

'Dior and I' premieres in LA
The pale Dior gray carpet was rolled out Wednesday night at the L.A. County Museum of Art for the L.A. premiere of “Dior and I,” which opens here Friday. lRelated Rihanna makes history as Dior's first black star · All The Rage · Rihanna makes history ...

LA schools iPad program subject of inquiry by SEC
The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project. In particular ...

Marijuana delivery service expands in state after LA operations halted
A medical marijuana delivery app that was shut down in Los Angeles announced Thursday that it will be offering its services in other cities across California and in Seattle and Portland. lRelated Nestdrop cannot deliver pot in L.A.; firm to take app to ...

Make The Most Of Your LA Apartment Hunt With RENTCafé
With soaring prices, tough competition, and a limited inventory, finding a great Los Angeles apartment to rent can be a challenging task. But there's a new rental search website in town, ready to help you navigate the rental jungle. RENTCafé.com brings ...

Shootings at 3 LA Locations Leave 1 Dead, 4 Wounded
One person was killed and four others were wounded as gunfire erupted in the Palms section of Los Angeles, prompting two schools to go on lockdown and police to go on tactical alert. Gadi Schwartz reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Thursday, April ...

Potential employers said no, but she said 'Hey!!!!'
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 ...

3 members of international drug ring arrested in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal prosecutors say three members of an international synthetic drug ring have been arrested in Los Angeles. Prosecutors said indictments against were unsealed Thursday in New York state after the trio was arrested on charges of ...


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