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After more than 80 years, the former Lincoln Heights Jail faces a makeover
Al Capone spent a night at the dilapidated building scrawled with graffiti in Lincoln Heights. Not that the notorious Chicago mobster wanted to. For more than 30 years, it was a jail. In the early years of the jail, which opened in 1931, some people ...

Today: Trump Pushes ... and Pushes the Envelope. Tragedy in the Texas Sky.
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES. Trump Pushes ... and Pushes the Envelope. Donald Trump's combative style pushed him through the primaries and has ...

Essential California: Getting California's elites to protect the coast
Good morning. It is Monday, Aug. 1. Boozy milkshakes are making a comeback in L.A.'s Arts District. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES. Changing tastes. As the downtown Los Angeles development boom marches on, the ...

Court allows LA-area developer to keep hikers off his land
In this March 20 file photo, real estate developer Mohamed Hadid arrives at Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards. Activists vowed to keep fighting after a court sided with Hadid, who has tried for years to keep hikers from using a trail that ...

LA isn't a suburb. We need to stop planning it like one.
Living in Los Angeles can be frustrating. Traffic is frozen, housing prices out of reach, building permits unpredictable, and streets too often unsafe for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists alike. These challenges are as endemic to L.A. as sunshine and ...

Suspect leads authorities on chase through LA, OC counties
A suspect in an older-model red car led authorities on a chase through Los Angeles and Orange Counties on Monday, Aug.1, 2016. (KABC). KABC. Monday, August 01, 2016 06:01AM. LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) --. Authorities chased a suspect through ...

Woman Arrested After Pursuit Crosses Three SoCal Counties
A driver made U-turns in cul-de-sacs and avoid CHP vehicles during a nearly three-hour pursuit through three Southern California counties Monday Aug. 1, 2016. (Published 3 hours ago). A pursuit that began in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley Monday ...

El Chavo's Last Days in Silver Lake, New Music Venue in WeHo, More A.M. Intel
After quite the back-and-forth run, it seems that El Chavo's run as a bar and restaurant (at least in its current iteration) is coming to a close. The final service night for the currently running pop-up at El Chavo ends Labor Day Weekend, with a small ...

14 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week
Shulamit Nazarian gallery presents the group exhibition, 'Phantom Limb' this week. (Image: 'The Referee,' 2014 by Trenton Doyle Hancock). Here are 14 of our favorite events happening in L.A. this week. Check out other options in our just released ...

Missing Man With Alzheimer's Found Dead After Being Released From Jail
A 71-year-old Pasadena man with Alzheimer's disease was found dead Monday in Los Angeles, two days after he was reported missing and three days after being arrested on suspicion of DUI following a crash, authorities said. According to Pasadena police, ...

New Owner of 'Murder House' Doesn't Believe in Ghosts | NBC ...
New Owner of 'Murder House' Doesn't Believe in Ghosts | NBC ...

Three-County Pursuit Ends With Surrender
The first pursuit ended on the streets of a Fallbrook neighborhood, and hours later the second ended on the Interstate 5 freeway near Camp Pendleton. NBC 7's Chris Chan has more on the hot pursuits. (Published Monday, Aug. 1, 2016). A reckless driving ...

LA Wants $10k from Cop Falsely Accused of Racism by 'Django' Actress
An LAPD cop, falsely accused of racism and brutality, is being attacked by an L.A. City agency for exposing the truth and defending himself ... and now the City wants a big chunk of his retirement. It's a slap in the face to anyone who believes Blue ...

Will replacing thirsty lawns with drought-tolerant plants make LA hotter?
Last summer, a revolution occurred in Los Angeles landscaping: Across the city, tens of thousands of homeowners tore up their water-thirsty lawns and replaced them with gravel, turf, decomposed granite and a wide range of drought-tolerant plants at a ...

Can pro-development and anti-demolition factions find common ground on affordable housing?
In Los Angeles' battle for affordable housing, two philosophies are facing off. On one side are those pushing to build more units, who argue that a growing population and a static housing supply are a sure-fire recipe for rising rents. On the other ...

Hammer Museum's Jamillah James named curator of new ICA LA — formerly Santa Monica Museum of Art
For a time, the Santa Monica Museum of Art was an institution without a home. Last year it lost its building at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, and its future was uncertain. But now it is busy rebuilding. In May it announced a new location — on East ...

'Catastrophic' charter bus crash leaves five dead, LA driver seriously injured
At least five people were killed and numerous people seriously injured when a violent crash tore a charter bus down the middle early Tuesday on Highway 99 in Merced County, the California Highway Patrol said. The northbound bus struck the support pole ...

Drew Barrymore's Sprinkles Collab, Bon Appetit's Best New Restos, More A.M. Intel
Here's a collaboration for you: Drew Barrymore is partnering up with Sprinkles on a one-off cupcake to raise money for United Friends of the Children, a foster youth empowerment program. The yellow cake and strawberry cupcake is available across the ...

A Brief History of Laurel Canyon's Hippie Bodega Haven
The brick and riverstone building that houses the Canyon Country Store is a master of reinvention. Now a deli-bodega serving local freelancers, leggy B-list actresses, and the stop-and-go traffic that creeps up Laurel Canyon Boulevard into the San ...

This Dreamy Map Shows The Potential Future Of L.A.'s Transit ...
This Dreamy Map Shows The Potential Future Of L.A.'s Transit ...

Raves leave LA for the suburbs, but deaths and drug problems continue
The heart of Los Angeles was once home to some of Southern California's most memorable rave concerts. But the geographic center of the scene is rapidly moving east as the popularity of the concerts increases and concerns about drug abuse by ravegoers ...

Lonely? Porn 2.0 wants to help ... for a price of course
A Romanian flower merchant wants to boost L.A.'s flagging porn industry with a mix of corporate polish and live-stream naughtiness. As health legislation, technology and commercial trends continue to drive traditional porn production from Los Angeles, ...

To live in LA is to know Trump is wrong: America is not in decline
Donald Trump's central campaign thesis is that America is in steep decline – that its citizens should be fearful of crime and terrorism until he can build a wall on the southern border, impose a religious test on immigrants and stand up for police ...

LA's share of TV pilot production hits record low
Los Angeles' share of overall TV pilot production in the U.S. and Canada dropped to the lowest level on record in the last year, underscoring the ongoing challenges the region faces to keep television crews in state. L.A. remains the most popular ...

Construction is set to begin on $140-million La Plaza mixed-use project near Olvera Street
Almost two years after county officials approved it, construction is set to begin on a $140-million, mixed-use project that will be built on a pair of former county parking lots near Olvera Street — a project that will also funnel upward of $250,000 a ...

As new apartments flood downtown LA, landlords offer sweet deals
Something is happening downtown that would shock many renters living in an increasingly expensive Los Angeles: Some landlords are letting tenants live for free. At the recently opened 263-unit Hanover Olympic apartments on Olive Street, new residents ...

Two LA policemen who shot unarmed black man sue city for racial discrimination: media
Two Los Angeles police officers who shot dead an unarmed black man in 2014 are suing the city for alleged racial discrimination and retaliation after not being allowed to return to the field, the Los Angeles Times reported. Officers Sharlton Wampler ...

Essential California: Will downtown's housing boom go bust?
Good morning. It is Thursday, Aug. 4. If you're in the market for a new lunch spot, consider these San Francisco restaurants for a delicious dosa. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES. Changing market. There's a new dynamic ...

Motorcyclists open fire on 210 Freeway motorist
A shooting on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar led authorities to temporarily close westbound lanes early Thursday, authorities said. One person was shot and taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, said Officer John Burdios with the ...

My daughter left LA for Ohio. We're trying to lure her back with sunsets and siblings
My life hasn't been the same since Letterman left. Then Garrison Keillor quit his radio gig recently. Boom, two delightful young spirits gone like that. Now whom do we turn to for moments of sly and honest reflection? Nancy O'Dell? Ryan Seacrest? The ...


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