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Cortines calls for unity in annual LA school district address
In an upbeat back-to-school speech, Los Angeles Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines told administrators Tuesday that the key to boosting student achievement is collaboration and unity among district employees working with parents and students. The annual ...

LA councilman takes aim at tiny homes on wheels
Tiny wooden homes on wheels, roughly the size of garden sheds, have popped up on San Pedro streets as a temporary way to house the homeless. The wooden structures are reminiscent of the small home created by a South Los Angeles man that became ...

Suspect sought in attempted kidnapping of 2 toddlers in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Police Department has released a composite sketch of a suspect who scaled a fence and attempted to kidnap two children, ages 2 and 3, as they played outside their home. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="270" ...

We couldn't save Cecil the lion, but can we save the planet?
For someone bent on keeping the planet as a going concern, the Nature Conservancy is a formidable place to be. But its renowned chief scientist, Peter Kareiva, is leaving that job to come to UCLA. The potent stew of students, research and the urban ...

Man tries to kidnap two toddlers playing outside LA apartment complex
A man tried to kidnap two toddlers Tuesday night as they played outside their apartment complex in Los Angeles, police said. The toddlers, ages 2 and 3, were playing with five other children about 6:50 p.m. in the courtyard of the complex in the 1700 ...

LA news and notes: Watts +50, bike lanes and Maya Angelou's typewriter
Selected items from the media, our in box and other LA Observed sources. Posted occasionally — often in the morning. Watts 50 years later. Bill Boyarsky on covering the Watts riots in 1965 as a young reporter sent down from Sacramento, teamed with AP ...

'The prettiest park in Los Angeles' and why a freeway runs through it
Freeways are brutal structures. And they have been dropped into many communities — especially poor ones — in often indiscriminate ways. Exits from the 101 spill out onto quiet residential streets in Silver Lake. The monumental stacks of the 105 and ...

TV Dramas Celebrate 'Exotic' Opportunity to Shoot in Los Angeles
The flight of drama series production out of Southern California during the past decade has been so significant that some actors now consider Los Angeles an “exotic” shooting location. Josh Holloway, star of USA Network's new supernatural thriller ...

Children's Hospital LA Shares Check List For Kids' Safe Return To School
GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — The time for students to return to classes has arrived, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles has come up with a checklist on how they can do so safely. While some kids are showing excitement about returning to the classroom, ...

US Olympic Committee 'very optimistic' about LA bid for 2024 Games
The chances of Los Angeles bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics have never seemed better. The U.S. Olympic Committee says it is "very, very optimistic" about naming the city as its official candidate at some point in the next few weeks. Mayor Eric ...

Family, Friends Step Up Search For Missing 32-Year-Old Last Seen Outside Dance ...
Family, Friends Step Up Search For Missing 32-Year-Old Last Seen Outside Dance ...

LA River revitalization ideas once included a freeway
With architect Frank Gehry now involved in remaking the Los Angeles River, it's hard to imagine that there once was a push to place a freeway along the waterway's path. In the late 1980s and early '90s, the battle over the freeway idea gave voice to a ...

18 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week
The Getty Sold Pieces of Its Leftover Rock as Souvenirs. But What Happens Now That It's Run Out? By Catherine Wagley · 5 Art Shows You Should See in L.A. This Week. By Catherine Wagley · Jack Kirby's Psychedelic Artwork From the Fake Movie in Argo ...

Why Dr. Dre's 'Compton' is not a post-Ferguson album, and how it asserts the ...
Why Dr. Dre's 'Compton' is not a post-Ferguson album, and how it asserts the ...

Football: Zero Week schedule
Friday, August 21st. INTERSECTIONAL. Long Beach Poly at Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial, 7 p.m.. Mission Viejo vs. Wailuku (Hawaii) Baldwin at War Memorial Stadium (Wailuku, Hawaii), 6 p.m.. Thursday, August 27th. CITY. NONLEAGUE. Grant at Van Nuys, ...

'Blue' delivers arresting portrait of LA's policing problems
As seen in "Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing" by investigative journalist Joe Domanick, Los Angeles appears to be a city in almost continuous search for a great man to solve the problems of its police department and the racial ...

Death doesn't stand a chance in sunny 'Failure: A Love Story'
Life bustles in the clock shop/residence of the Fail family of early 1900s Chicago. Father and daughter huddle eagerly over timepieces. Another daughter, an aspiring competitive swimmer, practices her strokes in the living room. Pets of all sorts ...

Rams Oxnard Trip Fuels Added Speculation Of Move To LA
ST. LOUIS (CBSLA.com/AP) — With the Rams spending more time in Southern California this offseason, fans in St. Louis Rams have an added reason to be fearful their team will leave for Los Angeles after this season. Players realize there's nothing they ...

What time and where is the Los Angeles Dew Tour event?
What: A skateboarding competition and festival. Where: Around the Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. TV: NBC, DewTour.com, NBC Sports Live Extra. Admission: Free. When: Friday: Gates open, noon; street practice, 1 p.m.; vert practice, 2 p.m ...

Brian Breye dies at 79; chronicled a tormented history at LA's Museum in Black
For Brian Breye, the Museum in Black was a labor of love. In the front room, he displayed his collection of African masks, intricate carvings and ornate statuary. In the back room, there were slave manacles, a framed photo of a lynching, "Whites Only ...

Number Of Potentially Contaminated Homes Near Exide Plant Larger Than ...
Number Of Potentially Contaminated Homes Near Exide Plant Larger Than ...

Life sentence expected in dismemberment of man found at LA hotel
A man convicted of carrying out a “ritualistic killing” in which the victim was dismembered at a downtown Los Angeles hotel is expected to be sentenced Friday. Jurors found Edward Garcia, 41, guilty of first-degree murder in the November 2010 slaying ...

Her script didn't call for this uncomfortable situation
In my first summer in L.A., I find myself bored. There are a lot of things to do, but I lack company. I'm not sure how to meet people when I'm in between jobs and no longer in school. I don't have friends to go out with, and I refuse to go to bars ...

LA County deputy handcuffs public defender, and 'tiff' turns into a federal case
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy may be held liable for arresting a public defender for failing to immediately obey a judge's summons to her courtroom, a federal appeals court decided Friday. In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of ...

Many poorer areas of LA get less trash service, analysis shows
On an overcast May morning, city workers picked up abandoned tires, charred furniture and soiled clothes from an alley in South Los Angeles. Neighbors said it was the first time they had seen a city sanitation crew visit the alley off East 108th Street ...

Southland faces possible record-setting heat, heightened wildfire risk this ...
Southland faces possible record-setting heat, heightened wildfire risk this ...

Funny Video Proves Traffic In West Hollywood Can Literally Be A Drag
WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — One of the busiest boulevards in West Hollywood will be closed for a month. A large stretch of La Cienega between equally busy Sunset Boulevard and Fountain Avenue is going to be inaccessible while construction in ...

'Straight Outta Compton' Puts Us at Risk
0814-WITH-CREDIT-straight-outta-compton-poster-police- Many LAPD cops are pissed at the release of "Straight Outta Compton" ... because they feel the movie fuels hatred of police and compromises their safety. The cops we spoke with share one sentiment ...

More bikes, buses and trains, fewer cars: LA plans for the future
To the editor: For too long, Los Angeles has myopically pursued a policy of prioritizing motoring convenience at the expense of anyone outside a car. ("An L.A. transit plan with vision," editorial, Aug. 11). An L.A. transit plan with vision. The Times ...

LA fashion retailers hit it big in Japan: How Ron Herman and others do it
A three-building Fred Segal center opened its doors in Tokyo's Daikanyama neighborhood in April of 2015. A three-building Fred Segal center opened its doors in Tokyo's Daikanyama neighborhood in April of 2015. (Koki Nagahama / Getty Images for Fred ...


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