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Electrician falls 800 feet from LA skyscraper
(NEWSER) – An electrician working on what will soon be the tallest building on the West Coast fell 800 feet to his death Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles, landing on a passing car, the AP reports. The tragedy occurred at the under-construction ...

LA officials urge fingerprint checks of ride-hailing drivers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Los Angeles and two City Council members ask the state Public Utilities Commission for permission to start a pilot program that would require fingerprint background checks of ride-hailing, limousine, van and shuttle ...

13 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week
A Riot Grrrl film and music fest, a cat art show and comedy from a suburban gangster — all for 10 bucks or less. Five years in the making, graphic author Daniel Clowes' aptly titled novel Patience is finally being released. The creator of Ghost World ...

Rents Already Soaring Along LA's Unopened Expo Line
The new Expo Line light rail extension from Culver City to Santa Monica doesn't open until May, but rental prices are already way up along the new track. An analysis by RadPad shows that, on average, rents have risen nearly 15 percent in the ...

Letters: USC finish leaves a foul taste
Losing a basketball game on an inbounds layup is like losing a football game on a Hail Mary pass. Neither should ever happen to a well-coached team. In addition to their inexcusable defensive lapse, the Trojans' failure to convert free throws sealed ...

MTA shows what taxpayers will get if they OK a $120-billion sales tax increase
New rail routes through Claremont, Van Nuys, Westwood and Artesia would be built first under the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's ambitious $120-billion plan to expand mass transit in Los Angeles. These lines would connect the region's growing ...

Verizon Wireless outage affected customers in L.A. and San Diego
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Some Verizon Wireless customers were unable to make calls on their phones today in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. The outage began around 1 p.m. and extended from Santa Barbara south to San Diego, including ...

Two Robert Mapplethorpe exhibits open in LA
Flower photographs, many in color, are on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as part of “Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium.” Additional works can be viewed at the Getty Center. COURTESY OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM ...

Essential California: Will El Niño leave SoCal high and dry?
Good morning. It is Saturday, March 19. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES. Shift happens: For more than three decades, Lucy Jones has made Californians feel better about the dangers of earthquakes. “She's been called the ...

How did we go from 'this works' to 'this is over'?
It wasn't a long thing, just a handful of weeks in November and December broken up by his trips back East and those big holidays that cropped up too soon to be spent together. And we never made it exclusive. But I could count on one hand the number of ...

Drone Comes Within 200 Feet of Airliner Near LA Airport
A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday — the latest run-in between aircraft and the increasingly popular unmanned flyers. The pilot of a Lufthansa A380 approaching the airport on a ...

Here's how to develop a relaxed look for spring — without it appearing contrived
Spring is finally here again, and it's time to celebrate. Los Angeles interior designer Frances Merrill of Reath Design says the season is all about comfort and ease — and less about perfection. A great way to loosen up is by eschewing minimalism. It ...

One injured, one dead in drive-by shooting in South LA
One man was killed and another was injured in a drive-by shooting early Saturday in South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles police. See more of our top stories on Facebook >>. The two men were near 53rd Street and Denker Avenue when a vehicle ...

Glass slide airlifted onto US Bank Tower in downtown LA
A glass slide perched 1,000 feet above downtown Los Angeles got one step closer to reality Saturday, as the building owner announced it had been airlifted by helicopter onto the 69th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower. Slated to open in June, the enclosed ...

LA Rams have no big holes on defensive line ahead of the NFL draft
As the Rams prepare for the April 28-30 NFL draft, the Los Angeles Times will examine the Rams' depth by position. Today, the defensive line: A few weeks after the Rams' move from St. Louis to Los Angeles was announced, defensive tackle Aaron Donald ...

Ex-LA mayor appears poised to enter 2018 governor's race
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The presidential contest is dominating national headlines, but the toughest campaign in California might be two years away. The race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 is emerging as a potentially historic and crowded competition ...

Surprise! The L.A.zy River inner tube race actually happened, and we've got photos
One topless photo shoot, a guy flying a drone, two cholos on dirt bikes, a few homeless guys, a brewery bike tour and a bunch of ding-dongs on inner tubes: Just another Saturday on the LA River. This afternoon, Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook actually ...

Landmarks Around LA Go Dark for Earth Hour
The LAX pylons and the famous Santa Monica Ferris wheel went dark in observance of Earth Hour on Saturday, March 19, 2016. (Published Saturday, March 19, 2016). The Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel, Los Angeles City Hall and the LAX pylons are ...

Everything Metro Los Angeles Wants to Build Over the Next 40 Years
Want to see what public transportation in LA might look like in the year 2057? Metro has just released a draft report on how it plans to spend the $120 billion in revenue it would generate from its sales tax increase ballot measure. It's chock full of ...

A tiny roof over one's head is better than none
Until recently most Angelenos likely regarded tiny houses — residences as small as 70 square feet — with bemusement, as fodder for cable TV series or design magazines. Last month, however, tiny houses became a social justice cause when the city ...

Airbnb Driving Down Hotel Prices in LA
Updated: The number of Airbnb listings in Los Angeles skyrocketed in 2015, according to a study from the LA Times that measured the number of listings on the short-term rental website between May and January of last year (not prices, as previously ...

Today: The President Goes to Cuba; the Boss Sends Off the Sports Arena
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES. Obama in Cuba. Amid great fanfare and pouring rain, President Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday, the first American president to ...

Bruce Springsteen's four-hour finale at the LA Sports Arena: A fitting ending to 'The Dump That Jumps'
Bruce Springsteen looked out on Saturday's sold-out crowd at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. They were all witnesses for the last show to be performed there. "This is it!" he shouted. "They're expecting us to tear it down tonight." The 56-year ...

Los Angeles school wins state Academic Decathlon
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles high school has taken top honors at the California Academic Decathlon, besting competitors from all over the state. The nine-member team from Granada Hills Charter High dominated the three-day competition in ...

Ex-LA mayor appears poised to enter 2018 California governor's race
LOS ANGELES -- The presidential contest is dominating national headlines, but the toughest campaign in California might be two years away. The race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 is emerging as a potentially historic and crowded competition that ...

Pamela Anderson's Sons and Cindy Crawford's Kids Hit the Fashion Los Angeles Awards
All grown up! The Fashion Los Angeles Awards saw a lot of A-lister attendees on Sunday evening as it honored the hottest and most stylish designers of the moment. But we also couldn't help but notice how the event included what's bound to be the next ...

How to make that crispy flattened chicken from the legendary Campanile
Perhaps you remember the legendary Los Angeles restaurant Campanile. Originally opened in 1989 by Mark Peel and then-wife Nancy Silverton (who started a little company called La Brea Bakery in the same space), the restaurant was influential in shaping ...

Fancy a Day Off? Los Angeles Considers New Holiday
City leaders to consider establishing 'Indigenous Peoples Day' either as an alternative or addition to the highly criticized Columbus Day. Hollywood, CA. By Paige Austin (Patch Staff) - March 21, 2016 11:39 am ET. ShareTweetGoogle ...

Mariachi Dinner Theater Hero La Fonda Returns to Original Westlake Home
Westlake mariachi restaurant legend La Fonda seems to have returned from the depths, bringing back their incredible brand of live band dinner shows on weekends after a nearly ten-year hiatus. Backed by two time Grammy award-winning mariachi ...

20 Of Our Favorite Events in Los Angeles This Week
Here are 20 of our favorite events happening in L.A. this week. If you need additional suggestions, then check out our March Guide, too. MONDAY, MARCH 21. DOUG BENSON MOVIE INTERRUPTION (Film + talk) The Doug Benson Movie Interruption returns ...


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