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Fast-moving brush fire spreads to 183 acres near Lake View Terrace
Hundreds of firefighters from across the Los Angeles area battled a wind-whipped brush fire Monday that spread to about 183 acres in the hills above Lake View Terrace, authorities said. The blaze was reported about 2:20 p.m. near the 11300 block of ...

26 Dead (Or Dying) Gay Bars in NYC, L.A., S.F.
Cities around the country, and globe, have seen many of their most beloved gay and lesbian watering holes close down — often after the area's queer population disperses or the owner simply gets priced out. While many of these bars and clubs were a bit ...

Apple Annie was a California original who charmed many from her little snack stand in LA
Apple Annie may have been the most well-known snack stand operator in Los Angeles history. When she died at age 60 in 1943, the Los Angeles Times reported the news at the top of the front page, likely the most prominence ever given to the obituary of ...

Driver punches and slams small dog until it dies on LA sidewalk, police say
Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man who they say punched and slammed a small dog against a Boyle Heights sidewalk until it died. A witness told police that he saw a small dog jump out of a Dodge Caravan at 1:30 p.m. May 14 in the ...

Donald Trump to Fundraise in L.A. as Hollywood Conservatives Fret Over Backing Him
After Donald Trump finishes taping Jimmy Kimmel Live! at Disney's El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday, he'll head to the Los Angeles mansion of Tom and Rachelle Barrack for an event that could be considered the GOP presumptive presidential ...

Los Angeles has one of the lowest rates of access to retirement plans
Retiring in California is expensive enough -- but even more so if you work here. Many of the U.S. cities where workers are least likely to have access to retirement plans are in California, new research shows. Three in four workers in Los Angeles do ...

Killings in LA are still on the rise, but police chief sees a 'turn of the tide'
After struggling for months to quell violent crime in some of Los Angeles' hardest-hit neighborhoods, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that the rise of killings had slowed in the city, indicating that "a turn of the tide" had begun. In his weekly ...

LA leaders take a major step toward providing taxpayer aid for stalled Grand Avenue project
Over the last dozen years, L.A.'s civic leaders have pursued a painstaking makeover of Grand Avenue, the downtown corridor adorned by an array of cultural venues. Real estate developer Related Cos. put $50 million into the construction of Grand Park, ...

Bonsignore: Los Angeles celebrates Super Bowl bid, dazzling sports future
Super Bowl LV will be played in Los Angeles. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images). By Vincent Bonsignore, Los Angeles Daily News. Posted: 05/24/16, 7:32 PM PDT | Updated: 11 secs ago. # Comments. CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> In distance, the space ...

LA councilmen will campaign for $1-billion ballot measure to house the homeless
Two key members of the Los Angeles City Council say they have decided to push for a November ballot measure authorizing a bond of at least $1 billion to build housing for the city's growing homeless population. Councilmen Marqueece Harris-Dawson and ...

Growing L.A. Tech Scene Bets on Entertainment Beyond Cat Videos
Los Angeles's technology industry is riding a wave of Internet video innovation that threatens to swamp the city's last outpost of bohemian beach culture. Playa Vista. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg. In coastal L.A., an area dubbed Silicon ...

LA's homelessness math is a bit off — totals are the same but increases are smaller
When the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority released the 2016 homeless count earlier this month, the takeaway was grim. Homelessness was up 5.7% across the county. In the city of Los Angeles the change was even greater: a year-over-year ...

The huge price tag for missing warnings of LA teachers abusing students: $300 million and counting
In a recent court hearing, one young man after another claimed that former Franklin High football coach Jaime Jimenez befriended them during summer practice before 9th grade, then sexually abused them. But it's not the allegations against Jimenez that ...

Long, hot LA summer ahead after natgas leak?
By most accounts, the U.S. will have more than enough natural gas this summer to keep electric power plants running and buildings cooled, even on the hottest days, except possibly in one place: Los Angeles. A leak at the massive Aliso Canyon gas ...

The 8 Best Bike Rides In Los Angeles
Los Angeles and the bicycle have somewhat of a love/hate relationship. On one hand, L.A. is perfect for riding; the weather is gorgeous, the city mostly flat, and the places to ride bountiful. On the other, riding a bicycle in L.A. means, almost ...

Mark your calendars: Bike-share will launch in downtown LA on July 7
After years of planning and delays, Los Angeles will finally see the launch of its own bike-sharing system. Starting July 7, nearly 1,000 bicycles will be available for short-term rentals at 65 kiosks placed near downtown Los Angeles transit stops and ...

LA May Hand Out $185 Million to Fancy Frank Gehry Complex
If there are any aspiring screenwriters in need of a setting for a TV drama, one that's chock full of twists and turns, hundreds of millions of dollars, and nefarious characters, the more than decade-long saga of the perennially stalled Grand Avenue ...

California to audit LA's biggest group of charter schools after anti-union allegations
A panel of state lawmakers on Wednesday voted to audit Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, a move that raises the stakes in a year-long battle over unionizing teachers at the biggest charter organization in Los Angeles. Since launching a ...

Bernie's Coffee Shop: An L.A. Landmark Gets Political
As seen in such films as 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'The Big Lebowski,' the usually vacant Johnie's Coffee Shop on Fairfax Avenue has taken on a new role: Bernie Sanders HQ. Johnie's Coffee Shop sits front-and-center on the congested Fairfax Avenue/Wilshire ...

'Los Punks' documentary goes behind the scenes of LA's underground punk rock scene
For decades a low-budget, high-energy punk rock scene has been burning through the backyards and empty lots of East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights and South Central Los Angeles. If the new documentary "Los Punks: We Are All We Have" is any indication, ...

The Los Angeles seen in 'Transparent' is for locals only
Yes, Randy Newman, from the South Bay to the Valley, from the West Side to the East Side, everybody loves Los Angeles these days. Television, especially. In this recurring feature, L.A. Stories, we look at what TV is saying about the City of Angels in ...

'You are an ignorant bigot': California Democrat clashes with San Diego law professor on transgender issues
U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren and a University of San Diego law professor got into a sharp back-and-forth over transgender rights during a House Judiciary Committee hearing this week about federal regulations. Amid the national conversation about bathrooms and ...

LA theater openings, May 29-June 5: '42nd Street' and more
This week: Come and meet those dancing feet... again!... with the return of the mother-of-all backstage musicals. Plus, Shakespeare's back in season at Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. Booty Underground Variety show features drag, burlesque, cabaret ...

NYC's Milk Bar Comes to LA, Petit Trois Changes It Up, and More A.M. Intel
Christina Tosi's Milk Bar is a big, big name in the dessert world, but until now Tosi has been focused on her New York shops. That's about to change (though not in the way you might be thinking) with the arrival of the limited edition Milk Bar Ice ...

Software glitch temporarily grounds all Los Angeles-bound flights from airports west of Denver
Days ahead of what is expected to be Southern California's most heavily traveled Memorial Day weekend in a decade, a software issue with air traffic control grounded flights headed for Los Angeles on Thursday morning. The issue kept all Los Angeles ...

Bernie Sanders Art Party Happening Inside Retro LA Diner
Politics will be mixing with cups of diner coffee and plates of eggs tonight, as a cadre of artists seem to have taken over the longstanding Johnie's Coffee Shop on Wilshire. The blue and white Googie diner space is among the most prominent restaurant ...

An Angeleno Says to San Francisco: 'Enough with the LA Smackdowns'
It was a lovely ferry ride across San Francisco Bay, and I had a spring in my step as I disembarked for a meeting. “Beautiful weather today!” said my host as he greeted me at the dock, with an eager smile and a put-'er-there handshake. “Yessir!” I ...

Weekend Planner: 20 Things To Do In Los Angeles
Here are 20 of our favorite events happening right here in L.A. this weekend. Want other options? Check out LAist's May Guide, too. FRIDAY, MAY 27. FLORENCE + THE MACHINE: THE ODYSSEY (Film) Flux, Park Pictures and The Theatre at Ace Hotel ...

A pain-in-the-neck change from organizers of the 'Oldchella' concert
It's easy to snicker about the geriatric nature of a music festival featuring Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters. But the October summit of rock royalty in the Southern California desert is a serious ...

Anything-goes Venice is a feast for the senses
Venice was conceived and built in the early 1900s, once part of a string of Southland coastal amusement parks that stretched from Santa Monica's Pleasure Pier to the Pike in Long Beach. It was a time so genteel that men's and women's bathing suits ran ...


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