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Study: Sky high Los Angeles County rents push 13000 into homelessness
A study just released by the Economic Roundtable finds that rental prices have increased in Los Angeles County, while lower income households are making less money. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="270" ...

Proposed venues for 2024 Los Angeles Olympics
The bid book for the 2024 Olympics that Los Angeles officials released Tuesday laid out an initial blueprint for 30 or so proposed venues. A renovated Coliseum will serve as the centerpiece, with other facilities arranged in five clusters across the ...

LA City Council demands plan of action on trash pickup disparity
City Council members are demanding an explanation for why sanitation workers apparently ignored thousands of complaints about illegally dumped trash in some of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods. The Times reported this month that many poor areas ...

Sean Hayes to Take Broadway's 'Act of God' to L.A.
Like Parsons, Hayes (“Will & Grace”) made his name on the smallscreen but continues to work stage stints into his schedule. He starred in “Promises, Promises” on Broadway in 2011 (and in 2012 hosted the Tony Awards, an emcee gig that earned him an ...

Essential California: Will LA make money on the Olympics?
Fans of Uber and Lyft may soon be able to activate their phone apps and hail rides from Los Angeles International Airport. The vote on Tuesday by the L.A. City Council, which allows the ride-hailing firms to apply for permits to pick up LAX passengers ...

Online menswear labels Buck Mason, Indochino open bricks & mortar
Two online menswear labels have set up bricks-and-mortar locations in the Greater L.A. area. Los Angeles-based Buck Mason is having a party Saturday to celebrate its new store on Abbot Kinney store in Venice. The 700-square-foot space was designed by ...

Baseball: Max Mehlbaum moves from Taft to Chatsworth
The top teams expected to battle for supremacy in City Section baseball this spring keep getting stronger with new players. Max Mehlbaum, who attended Chatsworth as a freshman before transferring to Taft and playing the last two seasons for the ...

An Olympic effort to cover the 101 Freeway with a park?
The LA24 bid book released Tuesday raised many questions about Los Angeles' proposal to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. Where will the money come from to get the city ready for the Games? Is the projected revenue realistic? Will taxpayers get ...

Is LA's traffic the worst in the US? Depends on how you measure it
For those who assume Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the United States: Not so fast. Drivers in Southern California spent a whopping 80 hours sitting in traffic in 2014, according to a new report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the ...

LA cuts water use 21% in July, easily beating state target
Los Angeles residents cut their water use by 21% in July, surpassing the mandatory conservation standard set by state regulators to combat the drought, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. The 21% reduction compared with July 2013 means that for the second ...

Why LA's crime rise is no surprise
After more than a decade of decline, violent crime in Los Angeles rose more than 20% during the first half of 2015, with felony assaults up 26% and robberies up 19%. Why, no one yet definitively knows. But there's plenty of speculation. Straight off ...

Kardashian Fireworks Stunt Faces Investigation (VIDEO)
Eight minutes worth of fireworks were launched from a boat about 100 feet west of the Marina del Rey breakwater yesterday, according to the L.A. Sheriff's Department. Deputies said organizers obtained permission from the U.S. Coast Guard, which has ...

Weekend: LA Craft Beer Crawl
Craft beer aficionados shall make the downtown-based crawl on Saturday, Aug. 29. Seven bars and a barrelful of top-shelf breweries are all a part of the 213 Nightlife foam festivity. Updated 7 minutes ago. LA Craft Beer Crawl: Los Angeles has a knack ...

LA Mayor Applauds Residents For Helping To Curb Water Usage
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Los Angeles and other California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday. The strong water conservation figures show ...

Moving and shaking: 'Bridging the Divide,' Project Angel Food, Kirk Douglas ...
Moving and shaking: 'Bridging the Divide,' Project Angel Food, Kirk Douglas ...

The young and the self-involved: 'Cafe Society,' an LA story at the Odyssey
One unintended consequence of the communications age is the increased difficulty of putting together a believable plot. Smartphones have essentially obviated the situations that promote dramatic conflict -- getting trapped or stranded with other people ...

Acting Coach, 55, Found Guilty Of Committing Lewd Acts On 13-Year-Old Girl
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A jury has found a well-known acting coach guilty of committing lewd acts on a 13-year-old girl, authorities said. Jurors deliberated for about a day before determining Cameron Thor was guilty of one count of lewd acts upon a ...

'It's My Hair, I Swear' Insists Trump In Responding To LA Radio Show Host's ...
'It's My Hair, I Swear' Insists Trump In Responding To LA Radio Show Host's ...

LA Woman Lists College Diploma On eBay For $50000
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles woman has decided to sell her college diploma because it's “never been used to get a job before.” Stephanie Ritter listed the diploma from Florida State University on eBay for $50,000 and described it as in ...

Retail Report: Rebecca Minkoff's Tech-Savvy L.A. Flagship Opens
Located on Melrose Ave, the NY-based designer's storefront also houses the first-ever shop for Uri Minkoff, the brand's line of men's leather goods and accessories. Inside Rebecca Minkoff's Melrose Avenue flagship. Courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff. August ...

Top House Democrat talks Iran deal during California visit
A top house Democrat usually in charge of whipping votes for the minority party hasn't decided if he will support an agreement designed to curb Iran's nuclear program. The comments from Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, came as ...

Will Los Angeles be signing a 'blank check' to host the Olympics?
File: A picture taken on February 13, 2014 shows the Olympic Rings and the Olympic flame during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi. When the leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee meet Thursday, they'll be deciding on more than a city to put in the ...

Inequity is 'baked in' when it comes to LA city services; where you live matters
Improving basic city services has become a top priority at Los Angeles City Hall. But how promptly municipal agencies respond to Angelenos' complaints depends largely on where they live, a Los Angeles Times analysis found. An examination of more than ...

When a relationship is all wrong, but you still want to hear those three ...
When a relationship is all wrong, but you still want to hear those three ...

For late-starting backpacker, at 76, it's the wander years
It started with a quote he had heard on television about regret: that at the end of life, you are haunted not by the things you did, but by the things you didn't do. A few months later, Hyo So booked a hostel bed in Cairo and took off solo from his ...

LA school board will meet privately to discuss superintendent search
The Los Angeles Board of Education is holding an unusual closed-door meeting Sunday to discuss the type of leader they are seeking in the next superintendent of schools and how to go about finding that person. Most of the meeting is structured as a ...

Letters: They're not exactly saluting Troy this week
So Los Angeles has two major college football teams and two coaches. One who swears at his players and belittles them in public. And one who swears at his audience and belittles himself in public. Richard Larsen. La Habra. :: Wow. And you thought Lane ...

LA City Council again pushes pause button on Olympic bid commitment
A few weeks ago, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Los Angeles would bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. A team assembled by Mayor Eric Garcetti worked quietly behind the scenes, putting the finishing touches on a $4.5-billion plan and negotiating ...

Football: Friday's scores
Friday, August 28th. CITY. NONLEAGUE. Arleta 28, Eagle Rock 13. Belmont 37, Los Angeles Marshall 12. Bernstein 26, Chavez 14. Cleveland 24, San Fernando 21. Dorsey 33, Los Angeles Hamilton 14. Granada Hills Kennedy 33, Contreras 18. Grant 32 ...

Los Angeles Woman, 26, Arrested In 'Aggressive' Panhandling In Irvine
IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles woman has been arrested in what officials called “aggressive” panhandling in Irvine. She has been identified as Monae Antionette Lloyd, 26. Lloyd was cited for aggressive panhandling after demanding money from a ...


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