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South LA's Food Desert May Be Getting Some Organic, Homegrown Relief
After suffering a spate of grocery store closings in the past few years, South Los Angeles might see a huge reversal of that trend. On June 16, Community Services Unlimited (CSU) — the South L.A. nonprofit that's been working on food justice issues ...

Authorities try to pinpoint cause of deadly balcony collapse
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Victims' loved ones began arriving in Berkeley from Ireland as investigators Wednesday tried to pinpoint the cause of a balcony collapse that left six people dead and seven seriously injured. The accident happened early Tuesday, ...

LA museums and the art of water conservation
The reach of the California drought has extended to some high-profile art museums with lush gardens and abundant water features. Here's what three key Los Angeles-area institutions are doing to cut back: Huntington Library, Art Collections, and ...

Turner Classic Movies and Women in Film LA Form Partnership
Turner Classic Movies and Women In Film Los Angeles have struck a multi-year partnership to raising awareness about the lack of gender equality in the film industry and to celebrate the achievements of those women who do succeed. Beginning in fall of ...

Closing arguments expected in LA hotel dismemberment trial
Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments Thursday in the gruesome murder trial of a man accused of carrying out a "ritualistic killing" in which the victim was dismembered at a downtown Los Angeles hotel. The case against Edward Garcia Jr. centers ...

Today: 9 dead in South Carolina church shooting
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. A shooting at a South Carolina church leaves nine dead. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES. Mass shooting called a hate crime. Nine people were killed in a shooting ...

Your Favorite Cult Movies Were Shot at These LA Spots
The great thing about a cult movie is that it can be anything as long as the fans are there. It can be a low-budget horror film, a teen comedy, a nightmarish experimental movie, or even a studio film that found a second life on a grainy VHS tape. It ...

21 Best Things to Do in LA This Week
Shunt McGuppin is a boozing bastard of a country singer who looks and sounds like a cross between Hank Williams Jr. and Toby Keith, and sings hilariously offensive songs mostly about women. McGuppin is the alter ego of Jeremy Carter, a member of ...

9 Beer Events in 9 Days: Your LA Beer Week 2015 Bucket List
So what if it hasn't been a full year since the last L.A. Beer Week brought hundreds of special events and rare kegs to Los Angeles County's craft beer fanatics? We'll still get to celebrate (by drinking our way through) L.A.'s growing beer scene when ...

#Obamajam: President's fundraising visit shuts down major LA roads
President Obama's scheduled arrival in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon to attend two Democratic National Committee fundraisers has prompted numerous road closures and will likely clog roads. Obama will arrive about 2:20 p.m. in Air Force One at the ...

A Washer & Dryer-Equipped Pad Will Cost You Much More in LA (MAP)
But once you find out how much it will cost you, at least if you're a renter, you'll think twice about the conveniences offered by your funky neighborhood laundromat. The folks at real estate site Trulia looked at its rental listings in America's 13 ...

A reminder of our connection to the homeless
To the editor: Gale Holland's article shows the humanity of our city's homeless and destitute. ("How the homeless live — and what they keep — in L.A.," June 16). lRelated L.A. City Council vote makes it easier to clear homeless camps · CALIFORNIA · L ...

The Best Free LA Art Parties This Week (and One for $5)
This weeks best free (or super crazy cheap, like $5) art parties celebrate the fun to be had in art-packed hotel rooms and at indie-culture anniversary parties, plus the joy of working in like-minded crews and welcoming long-awaited arrivals to LA's ...

Music Center's next boss, Rachel Moore, gets bravos from LA arts leaders
Rachel Moore is drawing bravos in Los Angeles, where she's headed to lead its downtown Music Center after 11 years as executive director of New York City-based American Ballet Theatre. Deborah Borda, president of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, said ...

Many LA building records now just a few clicks away
Los Angeles leaders unveiled a new online system Thursday that allows people to look up construction permits and other building records, sparing them a trek to a downtown office to get copies of the documents. In a statement, Mayor Eric Garcetti said ...

Los Angeles holds vigils to remember Charleston church shooting victims
J. Edgar Boyd prays as the First A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles holds a prayer vigil to grieve for the 9 people gunned down inside the Charleston, S.C. A.M.E church on Thursday June 18, 2015. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Los Angeles Daily News). By Susan ...

LA photo exhibition seeks to recapture the Rosie Riveter era
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Her male colleagues jokingly call her a forewoman, and Ami Rasmussen jokes right back that she's really a fivewoman because when it comes to building trains she can do the work of five men. The factory foreman and divorced mother ...

A History of Strange Creatures Washing Up on LA Beaches
That red tuna crab infestation that's blanketing beaches in L.A.? As it turns out, it's nothing new. In 1858, the crabs washed up on the shores of Monterey in huge numbers. Although people at the time knew that that the crabs amassed occasionally, they ...

Day 2 of #Obamajam: President heads to Highland Park for interview in garage
Day 2 of Obamajam will continue Friday. lRelated #Obamajam: President's fundraising visit shuts down major L.A. roads · L.A. Now · #Obamajam: President's fundraising visit shuts down major L.A. roads. See all related. 8. This time President Obama is ...

Watch Out! The Westside Train Is About to Arrive in L.A.; Here's All You Need ...
Watch Out! The Westside Train Is About to Arrive in L.A.; Here's All You Need ...

Obama Departs L.A. After Snarling Traffic Across Town
The president paused from his busy fundraising schedule Friday to tape a 'WTF' podcast with comedian Marc Maron at his Highland Park home. President Barack Obama managed Friday to accomplish what many thought impossible — snarling traffic on both ...

Finding love in -- and out -- of a fishbowl
Ditty was my first companion after relocating from Michigan to Los Angeles. He was my partner through the chaos of adjusting to life in a new city, and he was drama free, unlike my out-of-work actress roommate. Did I mention Ditty was a goldfish? How ...

It's Out of the Question: LA is supposed to get crazy by some new Clipart?
A fan wears a shirt with the new Clippers logo June 18, 2015. The Clippers unveiled a new logo Thursday and fans received free tshirts at events around the city.(Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News). Presto chango, wacko smacko, all this reconstituted ...

Essential California: What's so unusual about a wildfire?
Good morning. It is Saturday, June 20. Here are some stories you don't want to miss this weekend: Subscribe to the newsletter. Fire season: A wildfire burned thousands of acres in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest, but what's ...

Watch planes fly through a barn going 185 mph
In an extreme feat of precision piloting, British aerobatic pilots Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones flew two Xtreme Air XA41 planes through an airplane hangar while traveling 185 miles per hour. The two planes are mere feet apart from each other and the ...

What can you buy in the low $400000s around Los Angeles?
Not every home in Los Angeles County goes for $1 million-plus. Here's a look at a few single-family homes around L.A. that are available in the low $400,000s. Realtor.com. GLASSELL PARK: Built in the 1930s, this refreshed, two-bedroom home features ...

Howard Hughes retail center in LA purchased from Irvine firm for $111 million
Laurus Corp. purchased the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, a retail complex on Los Angeles's westside, for $111 million and plans to spend $30 million to renovate the property. The upgrades will include improvements to restaurants, stores and ...

Three stories of hardship put a face on LA's exorbitant housing costs
In Reseda, an elderly couple fret about where they will go at the end of the month, when they are forced out of the one-room apartment they have lived in for 29 years. In Tujunga, a retired woman lives in a backyard shed, treating her high blood ...

Cops shoot unarmed man after thinking gun was wrapped in towel
The LAPD is under fire for shooting a man, who they believed had a gun wrapped under a towel, after demanding that he drop the item — and then firing four shots. The incident happened after the person allegedly waved a patrol car down in a parkway ...

Family Of Man Found Decapitated Plans Candlelight Vigil For Him Monday
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The family of Robert Hollis — the 75-year-old man found decapitated in his Inglewood apartment Thursday, is planning a candlelight vigil for him Monday night. The family has described Hollis as church-going, incredibly ...


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