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Hundreds head to downtown LA for nation's largest gathering for multiracial people
Their eyes shimmered with tears when embracing the "others." But this gathering -- the nation's largest for multiracial people held Friday and Saturday in downtown's Little Tokyo -- would not be graced with sadness. "We're here to celebrate. You look ...

3 fatally shot in possible murder-suicide in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police said three people were killed and two others injured in what appears to be a murder-suicide in the San Fernando Valley. The watch commander at the Mission Hills police station said the shooting occurred Saturday ...

Hood by Air Builds Its L.A. Show on Sand
Designer Shayne Oliver says his MADE LA presentation, which featured a mountain of sand, was produced with his fans in mind: "It was about giving the energy back to the people that consume the clothing." If fashion show-goers were looking to see an ...

Before Broad museum opens for business, LA students have it to themselves, and the poetry flows
It's early in the morning in the house where Jean-Michel Basquiat lives down the hall from Marlene Dumas and not far from Ed Ruscha. And now some visitors are at the door. One group of students is from Belmont High's Multimedia Academy. Almost three ...

L.A. Gay Pride Parade to Take on Somber Mood After Deadly Orlando Nightclub Shooting Rampage
The typically joyous L.A. Pride Parade in West Hollywood will take on a somber tone Sunday in the wake of the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., that killed at least 50 people. On Twitter, some people who plan to attend the parade said they see ...

L.A. Pride Responds to Orlando Massacre With Heightened Security, Moment of Silence
Organizers will hold a press conference prior to Sunday's parade followed by the moment of silence at 10:45 a.m. along the entire parade route. Organizers for Los Angeles' gay pride festivities are tightening security and observing a moment of silence ...

Is Los Angeles a City of Immigrants?
Wendy Cheng is a writer, photographer, and assistant professor of Asian Pacific American Studies and Justice & Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She is the author of The Chang's Next Door to the Díazes: ...

Less test-iness over LA teacher evaluations
Sebastian, who goes by one name, takes issue with the new teacher evaluation system in Los Angeles. Her rating has declined, unfairly in her view. The San Pedro High teacher is hardly the only one with concerns. Some see the observation-based system ...

LA developing national model to help LGBT foster kids
Transgender teen Juana Zacharias, 18, lives in a group home in Oxnard, California. Leo Duran/KPCC. Vector triangle white. Listen to this story 6 min 55 sec. Share. Share via Email email; Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook. Juana Zacharias is 18, and ...

Gunman in Los Angeles murder-suicide was man, 46
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles authorities have identified the suspected shooter in a murder-suicide that left three dead and two others wounded in the San Fernando Valley. Investigators say 46-year-old Juan Carlos Salas of Los Angeles died of ...

Fear and Pride in Los Angeles
Pride took on an air of mourning after the shooting at an Orlando gay bar. By Daniel Reynolds. June 13 2016 10:59 AM EDT. LOS ANGELES — “I'm heartbroken. I love you all, and I'm so proud of you for being here tonight,” declared Carly Rae Jepsen, ...

The Return of Baroo, Tacolandia's Big Winner, and More A.M. Intel
East Hollywood favorite Baroo is back in business starting tomorrow, following an extended hiatus that had some worrying the James Beard semifinalist wouldn't reopen at all. Thankfully, chef Kwang Uh has confirmed Baroo's return, per the restaurant's ...

This new Little Tokyo restaurant is bottling its cocktails and putting strawberries on your pizza
Name: Baldoria. It's a new restaurant and bar on San Pedro Street in Little Tokyo, next to the old Lazy Ox Canteen. The literal translation for the Italian word baldoria is “spree.” Look up “spree” at dictionary.com and you'll find it means “a lively ...

20 Of Our Favorite Events in Los Angeles This Week
Here are 20 of our favorite events happening in L.A. this week. Think we missed something or you just want other options? Check out LAist's June Guide, too. MONDAY, JUNE 13. DIVE IN MOVIE (Film) The Mondrian and Gen Art team up for 20 weeks of ...

A beloved LA tower — and the winged 'army' that stood guard — is gone but not forgotten
For years the Richfield Building dominated the downtown Los Angeles skyline, an art-deco neon-topped masterpiece that is still considered one of the city's most beloved buildings. But in 1969, the new downtown — with its modern high-rises — meant the ...

A night of terror: How the Orlando nightclub shooting unfolded
In less than six seconds, 17 shots reverberated through the Pulse nightclub. Amanda Alvear, a 25-year-old pharmacy assistant, was taking a selfie video on Snapchat. She had lost 180 pounds over two years and loved to show off her new figure, loved to ...

One dead, three others rescued from Los Angeles building fire
At least one person was killed and three others had to be rescued Monday night after a fire tore through a two-story office building near downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said the blaze broke out at ...

Photos: Los Angeles remembers victims of the Orlando massacre
Thousands attend a vigil on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Los Angeles City Hall memorializing those who died in Saturday's attack in Orlando. Maya Sugarman/KPCC. Slideshow. 1 of 11. 130264 full · 130281 full. 130264 full. Share. Share via Email email; Share ...

Can a Los Angeles start-up give video gamers a stylish look?
Los Angeles start-up Ultimate Media Ventures is focusing on business opportunities within the e-sports industry, starting with a fashion brand dubbed ULT. Los Angeles start-up Ultimate Media Ventures is focusing on business opportunities within the e ...

Coalition says LA Unified underfunds neediest students
The Los Angeles school system is improperly diverting money from programs for the students who need it most, including those from low-income families, according to a coalition of local groups. The use of hundreds of millions of dollars is at stake. The ...

Commercial fire unleashes explosions in Los Angeles suburb
MAYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Explosions rocked a small Los Angeles County city early Tuesday as an inferno raged through a business containing metals and firefighters decided to allow the blaze to burn itself out. No injuries or deaths were reported, but ...

LA agrees to pay nearly $950000 in two cases involving the homeless
Los Angeles lawmakers agreed Tuesday to pay nearly $950,000 in settlement payments and attorney fees in two cases involving homeless people and their advocates, adding to the mounting sum that the city has shelled out in such legal battles. The City ...

Mateen's wife drove with him to Pulse at least once before shooting
Mateen's wife, Noor Zahi Salman, has told FBI agents that she drove with him to the Pulse nightclub on at least one occasion before Sunday's mass shooting and that she also accompanied him to shop at a firearms dealer. Mateen purchased a Glock handgun ...

5 transients found dead inside burned LA office building
A 21-year-old homeless man was arrested on suspicion of murder after he allegedly started a massive fire in a vacant Westlake building that left five people dead, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators believe Johnny Sanchez intentionally started the ...

LA's Two Openly Gay City Councilmen Gave Incredible Speeches On Orlando Today
Council members Mitch O'Farrell (l) and Mike Bonin at Tuesday's City Council Meeting. (Photos courtesy of the City of Los Angeles). "I have no silence left," City Councilmember Mike Bonin said as he took the floor at Tuesday's City Council meeting ...

Police: Man arrested near LA gay pride event had rigged ammunition
LOS ANGELES -- Police found a loaded assault rifle with magazines rigged to allow 60 shots to be fired in quick succession, along with 15 pounds of chemicals mixed and ready to explode in the car of an Indiana man who said he was headed to a gay pride ...

Homelessness isn't a partisan issue. Find the funds to house LA's most vulnerable
The first step in combating homelessness in Los Angeles is coming up with an attack plan. Both the city and county have done that. Now comes the even harder part — finding the money to carry those plans out. In recent weeks, the city and county have ...

LA education reform group names board, signals shift from charter-school-only focus
A controversial group that began with the mission of rapidly expanding charter schools in Los Angeles has named its board of directors, come out with a plan and publicly defined its mission as supporting new, successful public schools of any kind. The ...

The biggest mistake I made at USC was falling in love
I've had many successes and failures during my undergraduate career at USC. But the greatest mistake I've made on this picturesque campus was falling in love. Don't get me wrong — love is such a powerful and amazing thing. Everyone wants it, but love ...

Here's what we know about Noor Salman, the widow of the Orlando gunman
To her father-in-law, the California native whose husband attacked a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., killing 49 people, is a “sweet lady” and attentive mother. Yet as the FBI investigates Noor Zahi Salman, 30, as a suspected accomplice in one of the ...


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