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Football: Tawan Funches vs. Ramses Hernandez on Friday
The best City Section matchup on Friday night could be Chatsworth (2-0) taking on Fairfax (1-1) at Hollywood High. It's going to be the battle of the running backs. Chatsworth's Tawan Funches has rushed for 181 yards against Viewpoint and 159 yards ...

Record LA storm won't help much with water shortage
Southern California awoke to a deluge of rain -- a welcome relief in drought country. But how much will the record rain help the water shortage? The short answer is not that much. Between 80% and 90% of the rain that falls in the urban Southland winds ...

Rainfall reaches record levels in areas of LA
A low-pressure system packed with moisture from former tropical cyclone Linda unleashed heavy rain on the Southland today, wreaking havoc with the morning commute and dropping a record 2.28 inches for this date in downtown Los Angeles, the National ...

LA arts patron selling Cy Twombly painting to fund synagogue events center
Audrey Irmas, a longtime donor to Los Angeles art museums and Jewish causes, will sell a large 1968 “blackboard” painting by Cy Twombly that she's owned since 1990 and use $30 million of the predicted auction proceeds of more than $60 million to help ...

Rain causes power outages in LA schools
Southern California's record-breaking rainfall on Tuesday caused power outages to some schools in Los Angeles Unified. As of 1 p.m., at least five schools were affected, a district spokeswoman said via email. Those schools were: cComments. Got ...

Family of Missing LA Man Calls for Public's Help in Search
Family calls for public's help in search of Frank Smith Jr. who disappeared on Sept. 3, 2015. By Kristina Bugante. View Comments ( 0 ). |. Email. |. Print. processing... NEWSLETTERS. Receive the latest local updates in your inbox. Privacy Policy | More ...

Convent sought by Katy Perry to remain vacant during court battle
A restaurateur who is vying with singer Katy Perry to buy a villa-style hilltop convent in Los Feliz will vacate the property and continue paying rent to a small order of nuns as the legal battle to determine who will own the prized property continues ...

Doctor Charged In $150 Million Insurance Scheme
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An orthopedic surgeon was charged as the ringleader in one of the state's biggest health fraud schemes, which included unnecessary operations by an untrained assistant that scarred patients forever, according to indictments ...

LA's newest police commissioner elected board's president
Less than two minutes after taking his seat as L.A.'s newest police commissioner, Matt Johnson was elected president on Tuesday of the five-member panel tasked with overseeing the LAPD. The 47-year-old entertainment lawyer said he was "honored and ...

Surge funding ends for some homeless veteran programs in Los Angeles
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $300 million to nonprofits nationwide to help reduce veteran homelessness, with $12.3 million going to organizations that serve Los Angeles County. The grants for fiscal year 2016, announced by the VA on ...

Essential California: Preparing for the Big One
Good morning. It is Thursday, Sept. 17. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's prolific Instagram account is getting its own gallery showing in downtown. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: Subscribe to the newsletter. TOP STORIES. In the political ...

LA theater openings, Sept. 20-27: 'Drunk Girl' and more
This week: A not-for-kids take on "Cinderella," a reimagined "Dracula" and a new collection of tales by “Real Women Have Curves” playwright Josefina López. Bonnie and Clyde Musical Theatre Guild stages Frank Wildhorn's musical drama about the ...

China To Join Effort To Build High-Speed Rail From LA To Vegas
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — An American company that has labored for a decade to build a high-speed train between Southern California and Las Vegas is hoping help from China will get the project on track. XpressWest said in a written statement ...

New LA councilman eyes ban on business, union donations to candidates
A Los Angeles lawmaker wants the Ethics Commission to explore banning campaign contributions from businesses, unions and other groups, arguing that it would prevent hard-to-trace donations from flowing to city candidates. But it's not clear whether the ...

Book '10000 Steps' offers 52 walking adventures with L.A.'s top hiding spots
The book "10,000 Steps" offers walking adventures hidden in Los Angeles as part of the effort to help keep America healthy by taking several steps a day. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="270" src="http://abc7.com/video/embed/?pid=984373" ...

For the record
Sexual assault trial ruling: In the Sept. 17 California section, an article about a lawsuit brought by a student who alleges that the Los Angeles Unified School District was negligent in supervising a teacher who sexually assaulted her carried the ...

Chatsworth girls volleyball uses strong start to sweep Sylmar
SYLMAR >> Chatsworth had a simple goal entering its match on Thursday against Sylmar: Leave no doubt it was the better team. “We wanted to crush all hopes and dreams so that we could have a big lead and set a statement for this season,” junior Tinei ...

The Broad New Star of L.A. Art Scene Opens Its Doors at VIP Gala
"It's a privilege to give this to the people of L.A," says billionaire Eli Broad about the new contempoary art museum, which welcomed a VIP roster of artists, politicans and L.A. elite Thursday night. It doesn't happen often, but for a couple of nights ...

6th Street Bridge, a dying landmark, honored with art show in its last days
Too often, tributes to Los Angeles history come too late — when the guests of honor are long gone. Old structures in this city disappear so fast, to say farewell we stand where they used to stand and stare into the voids. The 6th Street Viaduct ...

Mourning the dead in California's wildfires
As firefighters continued to make progress on two deadly wildfires in Northern California, there was mourning for those who could not outrun the flames and were killed. Citing the five deaths in the Lake and Butte fires, officials urged people to heed ...

Star-studded gala celebrates Broad museum -- and transformation of downtown LA
A parade of tiny paper sculptures, all re-creations of cultural institutions along Grand Avenue, glowed atop the dinner tables Thursday night at the black-tie gala for the new Broad museum — fitting as the evening was as much a celebration of downtown ...

Mobility Plan 2035 may be the cornerstone of a new LA
The Los Angeles City Council last month approved a sweeping new framework, known as Mobility Plan 2035, for the design of the city's major streets. Twelve council members voted for the plan — which will add scores of new bike and bus-only lanes, among ...

Civic group asks for outside committee on LA superintendent search
A group of civic leaders has privately urged the Los Angeles Board of Education to appoint an outside committee to assist with or even lead the search process for a superintendent of schools. Their early efforts culminated in a noon lunchtime meeting ...

LA arts groups get $4.5 million from Michael Bloomberg's foundation
This post has been updated. Please see below for details. Michael Bloomberg, the publishing mogul and former New York City mayor, will pump $4.5 million into L.A.'s nonprofit arts scene over the coming two years, as part of a national initiative by his ...

Video: An 11-year-old is the most mature voice in LA's cycling wars
That basic desire is why the 11-year-old boy gave a much-circulated speech about behavior at a Silverlake town hall meeting Monday night. By chiding the town hall, Matty waded into a debate that has long been the province of adults squabbling about ...

This investment fund has a social agenda — and high-profile backers
Charity is laudable, Bobby Turner says, but if you really want to raise enough money to improve a thorny social problem you have to introduce the profit motive. An associate of 1980s junk bond king Michael Milken who made a fortune in real estate ...

Woman Plunging To Death Critically Injures Man She Landed On
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a woman who jumped to her death from a Los Angeles hotel landed on a man who's now in critical condition. City News Service says police were called to the Crowne Plaza hotel near Los Angeles International Airport ...

Football: Friday's scores
Friday, September 18th. CITY. NONLEAGUE. Bernstein 23, Franklin 21. Chatsworth 62, Fairfax 49. Cleveland 27, Van Nuys 14. Contreras 25, Fremont 14. Gardena 28, North Hollywood 21. Granada Hills 35, Granada Hills Kennedy 31. El Camino Real 35, ...

Essential California: SF vs. LA
Good morning. It is Saturday, Sept. 19. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: Subscribe to the newsletter. TOP STORIES. Vulnerable residents: Lake County has an aging population, but authorities weren't prepared to help evacuate those senior ...

Is biking to work feasible in Los Angeles?
To the editor: While I admire the Los Angeles City Council's attempt at getting people out of their cars to commute to work by bicycle or bus, the notion that creating bike lanes throughout the city to achieve this is laughable. (“L.A.'s plan to cut ...


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