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Baseball: City playoff pairings
BASEBALL. CITY. DIVISION I. Play-in, Thursday, 3 p.m.. #17 San Fernando at #16 Verdugo Hills. #20 Taft at #13 Los Angeles Roosevelt. #19 Huntington Park at #14 Granada Hills. #18 Sylmar at #15 Palisades. First round, May 19, 3 p.m.. Verdugo Hills/San ...

Independent groups step up spending in LA City Council race
In his bid to win a Los Angeles City Council seat, candidate David Ryu swore off accepting campaign money from local developers, people who buy land for construction projects that require city approval. But tens of thousands of dollars from one local ...

Homeless and living in a car: What rules should LA apply?
The hundreds of homeless people who live in their vehicles, parked on city streets, may not be as visible as those camped on city sidewalks, but they still pose potential public health and nuisance problems for neighborhoods. Los Angeles officials have ...

Another LA police shooting, another prolonged investigation
I took a ride to Venice on Sunday night; it was part reporting expedition and part sightseeing trip. My daughter was in town with her boyfriend, who'd never seen the tourist haunt. And I wanted to know more about the roving band of homeless young ...

Despite Booming Gentrification, Homelessness Is on the Rise in LA
We were surprised when previous years' homeless numbers for Los Angeles didn't match up to our sense of how hard the Great Recession had hit the ultra-poor. After all, thousands of Southern California families lost their homes during the foreclosure ...

Dear Young Americans: LA Is a Terrible Place to Start Your Careers
Dare we say it? Los Angeles is overpopulated, at least on paper. Sure we have plenty of room. But there's not enough housing here, and L.A. is the least affordable rental market in the nation, according to a 2014 UCLA study. So this might come as good ...

Alleged second driver arrested in deadly Chatsworth street racing crash
Los Angeles police have arrested the alleged second driver in a deadly street race that left two dead in Chatsworth in February. lRelated Parents of victim in illegal street race that left two dead file suit · CALIFORNIA · Parents of victim in illegal ...

LA minimum wage up for discussion; business group says issue rushed
Los Angeles lawmakers are expected to take up the question of increasing the citywide minimum wage at a special hearing Wednesday afternoon, one that could begin the final process of hammering out crucial details of the hotly contested plan. A group of ...

LA's grim homeless data: What can be done?
The just-released results of Los Angeles County's 2015 homeless count are unambiguously depressing. The number of homeless people in the county, which should be going down, instead has gone up 12% since 2013, to 44,359 today. Homeless and living ...

Two Plays Show How Angelenos Live in Two Different Worlds
At the performances attended by this critic, both theaters were full. Like the actors, the audience at the Odyssey was entirely Caucasian, while over at Casa 0101, fellow critic Don Shirley and I were the only whites in the otherwise almost entirely ...

Shyp launches in LA to solve 'painful' postal problem
The on-demand pickup, packaging and posting service Shyp launched in Los Angeles on Wednesday, bringing with it a 20,000-square-foot packing and shipping facility in Commerce, and plans to employ dozens of delivery contractors. lRelated Beyond Uber ...

Mexican choreographer Tania Pérez-Salas can't wait for her dance troupe's LA ...
Mexican choreographer Tania Pérez-Salas can't wait for her dance troupe's LA ...

Boy's volleyball: City playoff results and updated pairings
BOYS' VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS. CITY. DIVISION I. First round, Tuesday. Carson d. Monroe, 25-4, 25-12, 25-16. Narbonne d. Cleveland, 25-20, 25-19, 24-26, 25-20. San Pedro d. Birmingham, 25-19, 25-20, 25-20. El Camino Real d. Los Angeles Marshall ...

Hey, Los Angeles, we're No. 1! ... in dogs biting postal workers
Who let the dog out? Because it just bit a postal worker. lRelated Dogs go postal on letter carriers! Houston becomes dog-bite capital · Nation Now · Dogs go postal on letter carriers! Houston becomes dog-bite capital. See all related. 8. That at least ...

Los Angeles minimum wage plan wins council panel's backing: $15 by 2020
A key group of Los Angeles lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a hotly contested plan to raise the citywide minimum wage to $15 by 2020, up from the current $9 an hour. The City Council committee's action was sharply criticized by business leaders as a ...

Number of days with temperatures above 95°F to soar in LA County
By 2050, parts of Los Angeles County are forecast to experience triple or quadruple the number of days of extreme heat if nothing is done to control greenhouse gas emissions, placing further demand on the region's drinking water and electricity ...

Essential California: Debating LA's minimum wage
Good morning. It is Thursday, May 14. If you're cycling to work today, there are lots of Southern California freebies you can pick up thanks to Bike to Work week. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: Sign up below to get Essential ...

Spanish-language literary festival back in LA after year's hiatus
LéaLA, the largest Spanish-language literary festival in the United States, marks its return to Los Angeles this weekend after a year's hiatus. With more than 300 literary imprints represented and over 90 book events from May 15-17 at the Los Angeles ...

Today's Headlines: Stopping a Train. Twain's Jump-Start.
Hello. I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the LosAngeles Times. A deadly train wreck revives a safety discussion, and some new rules in Santa Monica have the nation's cities watching closely. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. Sign up ...

Boys' tennis: Wednesday's Southern Section playoff results and updated pairings
BOYS' TENNIS. SOUTHERN SECTION. DIVISION 1. First round, Wednesday. Los Alamitos 13, Oaks Christian 5. Loyola 16, Dos Pueblos 2. Palm Desert 16, Temple City 2. Peninsula 11, Campbell Hall 7. San Marino 16, La Quinta 2. Mira Costa 15, Santa ...

Sweet! Los Angeles is closer to legalizing beekeeping
Los Angeles is getting closer to legalizing backyard beekeeping and the proposed ordinance couldn't come at a better time. The more healthy bees in the environment, the better for everyone. -. Professional beekeepers reported this week that 42% of ...

His conversation skills are up for discussion
I entered the online dating scene about five years ago when I lived in Washington, D.C. A heavy travel schedule was limiting my meet-and-mingle time with local women, and the ability to line up a date online while waiting to board a flight solved that ...

21 Best Things to Do in LA This Week
It's the Here Comes Summer edition of our art parties list. True, it's always more or less summertime here in Los Angeles, but whether it's due to the warmer weather and longer days, the blooming of the greenery and florals, the psychological habit of ...

Essential California: Tuition freeze for some UC students
Good morning. It is Friday, May 15. It looks as though Harry Shearer might leave “The Simpsons,” a show he has voiced since 1989. Which of his characters is your favorite? We're partial to newsman Kent Brockman. Here's what else is happening in the ...

The LA City Council Has Finally Turned Into a Legislature
Critics of the L.A. City Council have been warning for years about the slow creep of "Sacramento" culture. Seven out of the body's 15 members used to serve in the Legislature, and the concern is that they have imported the Capitol's style of backroom ...

18-cent spike in LA drives gas prices over $4 a gallon
It was nice while it lasted. lRelated California gasoline prices jump because of refinery issues · BUSINESS · California gasoline prices jump because of refinery issues. See all related. 8. For the first time in nearly a year, Los Angeles motorists on ...

LA Doctor Convicted Of Unlawfully Prescribing Narcotics
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 56-year-old physician has been convicted of prescribing narcotics to patients who had no medical need for them, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Friday. On Thursday, a jury found Dr. John ...

The Best Free LA Art Parties This Week
Political commentator Cokie Roberts discusses her latest book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, which sheds light on the new roles in the early 1860s of women in the nation's capital, namely those who contributed to politics, ...

California culture
Street photographer Nema Etebar is somewhat of a nomad. Traveling the world, he makes friends wherever he goes, often collaborating creatively with like-minded, free-spirited people. Last month, Etebar found himself in the City of Angels. downtown Los ...

Overwhelmed water agency considers limits on lawn rebates
Overwhelmed with requests for turf replacement rebates, the Metropolitan Water District says it is temporarily out of money for its cash-for-grass program. And as Southern Californians rush to remove thirsty lawns amid the lingering drought, the agency ...


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