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Moving and Shaking: Multifaith Harmony, Run for Hope and Cal State L.A.
Los Angeles Jewish and Muslim leaders gathered April 19 at the gold-domed and blue-mosaic King Fahad Mosque in Culver City for a multifaith harmony program that reflected on the recent holiday of Passover. Organizer Mohammed A. Khan, the mosque's ...

Essential California: San Francisco to re-examine cases after cops' racist ...
Essential California: San Francisco to re-examine cases after cops' racist ...

LA City Council candidate Carolyn Ramsay leading in campaign money
Less than two weeks ahead of Election Day, newly released reports show that Los Angeles City Council candidate Carolyn Ramsay has raised more money than rival David Ryu in the race to represent a district stretching from Sherman Oaks to the Miracle ...

LA councilman floating compromise plan on minimum wage hikes
A Los Angeles city councilman is floating a compromise plan on boosting the minimum wage, one that would move more gradually to increase hourly pay to $15.25 than other proposals being studied at City Hall. Councilman Paul Krekorian has been ...

Inside the underground world of ballroom at downtown LA's Banjee Ball
Strutting from the back of a long, blacklighted room, two gay men try their best model walk. On the tips of their toes, as if they have on heels, they pump their legs to the beat of the music in front of a panel of five judges. Behind them a crowd of ...

Bike Week kicks off Sunday in Los Angeles
Bike Week, a nationwide event to get more people biking, kicks off Sunday with planned events such as “bike blessings,” nighttime rides and discounts at museums. Whether the event draw first-time bikers or longtime cyclists, the goal is to help riders ...

LA Unified teachers ratify three-year contract
An overwhelming majority of teachers union members voted to ratify a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the union announced Friday. lRelated L.A. school board backs tentative teachers pact with 10% raise · Education · L.A ...

LA Affairs: Third time's the charm for two artists online
Meeting like-minded people in L.A. has always been difficult for me. The city is vast with so many little hubs and communities to explore — and traffic to make cross-city treks unpleasant. That's why I turned to online dating at a fairly young age. I ...

7 LA shopping events moms will enjoy for Mother's Day
What does mom really want for Mother's Day? Besides a vacation? Why not show her some love by bringing her along as you shop at one of several independent events held in Los Angeles this weekend. From locally grown bouquets to custom butcher ...

Essential California: Better prepared for the Big One
Good morning. It is Saturday, May 9. Here are a few stories to keep you busy this weekend: Sign up below to get Essential California delivered daily. TOP STORIES. A different quake risk: Los Angeles has become the first city in the nation to enact ...

Opinion newsletter for Saturday, May 9, 2015
It's the ultimate tech-induced “disruption,” to use a venture-capitalist trope that might actually be appropriate in this case: Your quiet, hillside neighborhood, brimming with curb appeal and expensive real estate, suddenly becomes the preferred rush ...

Trade in your gun, receive a gift card in LA
As part of the city's gun buyback program, Angelenos can anonymously trade in their firearms Saturday in exchange for up to $200 in a grocery store gift card. lRelated LAPD collects nearly 780 firearms in latest gun buyback event · Crime & Courts ...

David Ryu's LA City Council campaign energizes Korean American voters
Just a few years after Los Angeles underwent a bitter battle over political representation of Asian Americans, voters will decide this month whether to elect the city's first-ever Korean American City Council member. The rise of candidate David Ryu in ...

Hundreds Take Part In LA's Latest Gun Buyback Program
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of people took part in LA's latest gun buyback program Saturday – but they didn't leave empty handed. CBS2's Joy Benedict reported from the West LA location. Many people pulled up in the parking lot armed – they ...

Motorcyclist dies in crash on 10 Freeway in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES >> A 43-year-old man was killed Saturday morning when the motorcycle he was riding on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles struck a median curb, causing him to be ejected onto the roadway, where he was then struck ...

LA Unified needs to do its homework on college-prep standards
It's much easier for members of the L.A. Unified school board sitting on the dais to pass stringent and unrealistic new standards than it is for teachers on the ground to carry them out. Case in point: the district's requirement that all students take ...

Presidential hopefuls have open calendars for donors with open wallets
Thursday's radio report danced with anticipation — rain was on the way — and then anchor Dick Helton broke in with news of another sort. "Hillary's in town," the KNX mainstay chortled. "She's here for the money." No surprise to anyone, she was. And ...

LA travel talks: The Baltic, SoCal mountain hiking, Joshua Tree
BALTIC STATES. Slide show. Travel from Helsinki, Finland, through the three Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania with Bill Altaffer. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to ...

Chris Burden dies at 69: artist's light sculpture at LACMA is symbol of LA
When he had himself shot in the arm for a performance piece at a Santa Ana gallery, Chris Burden became fleetingly famous. But years later, when he created such outsized, imagination-charged works as “Urban Light,” the ranks of vintage lampposts ...

Iranian bookstore gives exiles a taste of freedoms lost in homeland
The scene inside the bookstore in Westwood could have been a peek into Tehran in the 1960s and '70s, before revolution brought Iran under the stern rule of an ayatollah. Several visitors filed in on a weekday evening for a poetry reading. They sat just ...

Results Of 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count To Be Released
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Monday was expected to release the results of the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The number, which will be the largest in the nation, will be presented at 4 p.m. at ...

City Officials To Officially Kick Off 'Bike Week LA'
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will officially kick off “Bike Week LA” Monday. Metro officials will be joined at 10 a.m. by LADOT, Caltrans, Metrolink, Good Samaritan Hospital, CicLAvia, L.A. ...

How Valley Boulevard's Restaurants Built LA's New Chinatown
Since the early 1990s, Valley Boulevard — known for its diverse range of Chinese eats — has been the main food artery of the San Gabriel Valley. The street itself stretches from Los Angeles to Pomona, but it's the nine miles from El Monte to Alhambra ...

South Korean tech industry finds warm reception in LA
When a South Korean technology entrepreneur wanted to recruit computer programmers working in Seoul, he didn't load up on perks like a masseuse, sleeping pods or beer kegs. The most tantalizing benefit his start-up AKAStudy offered Koreans: a job in ...

Who Are Los Angeles' Most Influential Female Power Duos?
In the City of Angels, a new kind of power couple is on the ascendancy. Meet the ladies who do not lunch: alpha mothers and daughters, mentors and mentees, who are ruling with enlightened nepotism over the lofty realms of Hollywood, fashion, food, ...

LA Screenings: Canada Tempers Hollywood Buying Spree Amid TV Ad ...
LA Screenings: Canada Tempers Hollywood Buying Spree Amid TV Ad ...

Monday morning news and notes: May 11
Selected items from the media, our in box and other LA Observed sources. Posted occasionally — often in the morning. In the news. Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh reports based on intelligence sources that the official narrative of Osama bin Laden ...

United SkyWest Jet Makes Emergency Landing At LAX
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — A jetliner landed safely Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after its landing gear collapsed. The left wing of the United SkyWest regional jet scraped the ground on Runway 24 Left around 8:23 a.m. after its left ...

Softball: City playoff pairings
SOFTBALL. CITY. DIVISION I. Play-in, Thursday, 3 p.m.. #17 Venice at #16 Harbor Teacher. #20 Bravo at #13 Sun Valley Poly. #19 Narbonne at #14 Arleta. #18 Sylmar at #15 Cleveland. First round, May 19, 3 p.m.. Harbor Teacher/Venice winner at #1 ...

Judge denies request to revoke release of serial rapist
A Santa Clara County judge ruled Monday that serial rapist Christopher Hubbart's release into the community would not be revoked. lRelated 'Pillowcase rapist' released to home near Palmdale; residents protest · L.A. Now · 'Pillowcase rapist' released ...


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