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Man arrested after 7 injured in hit-and-run incident in downtown LA
A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run Saturday after his vehicle struck two pedestrians in downtown Los Angeles before smashing into another vehicle, sending a total of seven people to the hospital, authorities said. The ...

'The King' Of Paul's TV Retail Stores Dies At 87
LA HABRA (CBSLA.com) — Paul Goldenberg, the self-proclaimed “King” of Southern California's big screen TV retailers, has died of natural causes at age 87, according to a statement on his company's Facebook page. He founded Paul's TV in 1964 with a ...

If LA gets 2024 Olympics, contract could put city on the hook for any debt
Reading through the Olympic host contract — the document that cities must sign if they want the Games — it might be easy to overlook Basic Principle No. 4. The stipulation, which covers "joint and several obligations," takes up only two paragraphs ...

Exhibit's treasure trove illustrates history of Los Angeles
What can we learn about Los Angeles history from an object that looks like a metal plunger, or maybe a large cooking pot, with a pipe rising out of its lid? "It's a great conversation starter," says David Boulé. "If you stand next to it, half the ...

7 Injured In Downtown LA Hit-And-Run, Suspect In Custody
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Seven people were injured Saturday morning in two hit-and-run incidents one block apart involving the same driver, officials said. The driver, a 35-year-old man, was taken into custody for questioning and the police are ...

Follow the money? It's not always so easy
During a hotly contested race this year to replace Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, three apartment rental companies that listed the same chief executive and same address in state records each contributed the maximum donation allowed to ...

Silver Lake street serves as test run for LA traffic overhaul
Three years ago, Silver Lake residents were horrified by a traffic collision that claimed the life of a 24-year-old woman celebrating her birthday with her dad. Ashley Sandau had emerged from a restaurant late one night and was crossing Rowena Avenue ...

Let there be (less) light
Looking out across Los Angeles from Mt. Wilson Observatory at night, the hills and mountains look like islands in a sea of light. It was here that Edwin Hubble first proved our universe was expanding at a rapid pace. From this vantage point you can ...

Can LA afford the Olympics?
After months of plunging public support, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in July abruptly pulled the plug on his city's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The deal breaker? He didn't want to sign the host city contract, putting his 650,000 constituents on ...

Iran Deal: 200 Supporters at LA Rally, Photo Shoot
LOS ANGELES, California — Over 200 Iranians convened in Downtown L.A's Grand Park on Saturday to show their support for the Iran deal, presenting it as a peace agreement between Iran and the world. A photo shoot and “peace” rally took place to ...

Racial slur against San Francisco tech entrepreneur spurs Twitter outrage
A San Francisco tech entrepreneur says his garage was defaced with a racial slur against Asians this weekend, spurring outrage on Twitter after he shared images of the vandal online. Justin Kan, a partner at the start-up seed-funding group Y Combinator ...

Authorities investigating in-custody death of man accused of stealing US flag
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives are assisting the Baldwin Park Police Department with investigation of the in-custody death of a man accused of stealing a U.S. flag, authorities said. Police were pursuing the suspect when they ...

South LA residents resist oil firm's plans to burn gas at drilling site
In South Los Angeles, residents are battling an oil company that has been a longtime neighbor, resisting its plans to burn off excess gas at its West Adams Boulevard drilling site. Freeport-McMoRan, which operates the site, says an enclosed burner is ...

Wildfire burns 300 acres and 3 structures in Castaic area
A wildfire broke out Sunday afternoon in the Castaic area of the Angeles National Forest, burning about 300 acres and three structures by evening, officials said. The so-called Warm fire, fueled by heavy brush, began about 3:30 p.m. and is “burning ...

Q&A: Musician Josh Legg speaks about playing live music, his love for LA
Electronic musician Josh Legg, known on stage as Goldroom, will perform his California-influenced music at FYF Fest Saturday. (Shore Fire Media). Share · Tweet. Electronic musician Josh Legg and his friends frequented the Gold Room, a bar in Echo Park, ...

Essential California: How to beat a parking ticket
One Bay Area pizza place is seeing firsthand the effect of raising the minimum wage. Now that all employees make between $15 and $25 an hour, Lanesplitter Pizza & Pub charges as much as $30 for a pizza. Although some customers have welcomed the ...

Picture this: A photo pro shows you how to get the best shots of LA and ...
Picture this: A photo pro shows you how to get the best shots of LA and ...

How LA Kitchen does it all, from fighting food waste to training workers and ...
How LA Kitchen does it all, from fighting food waste to training workers and ...

Raiders, Chargers Meet With LA Business Leaders On Proposed $1.78B Carson Stadium
CARSON (CBSLA.com) — Representatives from the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers met with Los Angeles business leaders on Monday to discuss new developments on a plan for an NFL stadium in Carson. Carmen Policy, who has worked over ...

For the record
Tom Bradley legacy: In the Aug. 16 California section, a photo caption with a California Politics column about Mayor Tom Bradley described Alison Sotomayor as the maker of the documentary "Bridging the Divide." Sotomayor and Lyn Goldfarb produced and ...

LA Unified looks for smoother tech operations this school year
Getting students into the right classroom on the first day of school is a modest goal. But it's a huge improvement over last year, when thousands of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District were left without class assignments and teachers ...

At LA City Hall, it's the visionary vs. the lawmakers
When Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his plans for Los Angeles in his State of the City address this spring, he welcomed technologies that have transformed the way many people get around town or snag a room for the night. He declared that companies such ...

Really, how big are high school classes in LA? You tell us.
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12, 2014: (L-R) Luis Natalio, 14, Alberto Garcia, 14, Ryan Flores, 14, and Milton Hernandez, 14, work together in their 9th grade advisory class at Los Angeles Big Picture High School. The school is a charter school in a ...

Sonic chaos rules at Berserktown II experimental festival in Santa Ana
Singing in perfect harmony? That's all well and good, but there are other ways for vocal cords, throats and mouths to create sound. At the Berserktown II festival in Santa Ana on Sunday, growls begot groans during Portland punk trio Dead Moon's ...

How to get more affordable housing in Los Angeles
Los Angeles has an affordable housing crisis. Housing prices in Los Angeles have grown four times faster than incomes since 2000. And half of all households in the region spend more than the recommended 30% of their income on rent or mortgage ...

LA City Council Committee Could Decide Fate Of Future Ride-Sharing At LAX
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Members of a Los Angeles City Council committee on Tuesday could make a decision about the future of ride-sharing at Los Angeles International Airport. At this time, ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft are allowed ...

What parents want LA's school board to work on: students' lunch
Liliana Rodriguez was alarmed when her son told her he bit into a meat patty and felt his teeth come into contact with frozen meat. Tuesday morning, she found a way to air her concerns when Steve Zimmer visited her child's school, Vine Elementary ...

Post-diversity, post-sprawl: DJ Waldie's response to how we talk about Los Angeles
A couple of weeks back, I had an online conversation with writers D.J. Waldie, Josh Kun and Lynell George about how we look at Los Angeles -- or, more accurately, how we should be looking at Los Angeles in a way that goes beyond the fun-in-the-sun ...

LA retailers that sell tobacco to kids under 18 risk stiffer penalties
Aiming to keep more teens away from tobacco, Los Angeles city lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to beef up the penalties for businesses that sell cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors. L.A. Councilman Mitch O'Farrell said the stronger ...

FBI offers reward in LA for artwork stolen in Maine heist
The FBI offered a reward of as much as $20,000 on Tuesday for help finding the last two of six valuable paintings by the New England artist N.C. Wyeth that were stolen from a private art collector in Portland, Maine, in 2013. Federal agents recovered ...


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