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Officers in Ezell Ford shooting file discrimination lawsuit against city of Los Angeles
Ezell Ford, 25, was fatally shot by LAPD officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas near his South Los Angeles home on Aug. 11, 2014. KABC. Thursday, August 04, 2016 11:38AM. LOS ANGELES (KABC) --. Two Los Angeles police officers involved in ...

Wing Deals, Bacon Fries, and One Seriously Boozy Agua Fresca
Now that Here's Looking at You is settling in nicely to Koreatown, one might think the anxiety of opening a restaurant is over right? That's never going to be the case, especially if it's your first standalone spot, as is true with owner Lien Ta. She ...

Without more walkable cities, building new transit won't reverse Metro's ridership decline
There is no place in the country better positioned to use transit to its advantage than Los Angeles County. With the upcoming ballot measure that would increase the county sales tax to fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the renaissance of ...

Weekend Planner: 20 Things To Do In Los Angeles
co-LAb Gallery presents 'The Other,' a solo exhibit by Lostboy Illustrations, which opens on Saturday night. (Image: Courtesy of the artist and gallery). Here are 20 of our favorite events happening right here in L.A. this weekend. Think we missed ...

Boyle Heights activists blame the art galleries for gentrification
The venerable Eastside art institution gathered artists and community members in its Boyle Heights headquarters to have a talk about gentrification. In no time, the meeting went south as about a dozen mostly young activists, some wearing the brown ...

Los Angeles School Eyed for 'After School Satan'
The Satanic Temple hopes to compete with a Christian after-school program: "We only ask we get to do the same thing as the evangelicals." By Hanna Horvath. Trending Stories. 1. Man Works Shift to Raise Money for Elderly Couple. 2. 4 to Watch: The ...

Essential California: 'Shrimp Boy' gets life in prison in San Francisco case
Good morning. It is Friday, Aug. 5. The “Forever Marilyn” sculpture could be back in Palm Springs this fall. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES. No jail time. Two concert promoters accused in an bribery and embezzlement ...

Learning lessons in Rio for a 2024 Olympics in Los Angeles
The Rio de Janeiro Olympics officially get underway Friday night. While most people will be focused on the competition, Bill Hanway, an executive vice-president at the design and construction firm AECOM, will be watching how well Rio hosts and applying ...

Man Pulls Off Remarkable Rooftop Proposal in Downtown Los Angeles
Kornelius Bascombe, a television producer for All3Media, took months to plan his proposal to his girlfriend of four years Rachel Jordan. "I wanted to do something crazy and out of control," Bascombe, 27, told ABC News. So he hatched a plan to create a ...

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What police are doing right (and wrong) with the homeless in downtown LA
On March 1, 2015, Los Angeles police officers responded to a Sunday morning call on skid row about a dispute. A homeless man called Africa (Charly Leundeu Keunang) got into a scuffle with the officers, who shot and killed him. A bystander's video of ...

LA Council to apply for $22.5M federal loan for Exposition Park sites
The Los Angeles City Council agreed Friday to apply for a $22.5 million federal loan to help fund a sports museum, conference rooms and other facilities next to ...

LA's Parking Ticket Hot Zones
As a courier, Richard Brown spends a lot of time in downtown Los Angeles. And, when he parks near the city's famous Flower Market, he gets a lot of tickets. "They got more parking enforcement around here than police," said Brown. "It's like they are ...

The Coliseum case is the latest embarrassment for DA's corruption unit
The alleged bribes and kickbacks that prosecutors said flowed like honey between government officials at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and people who did business at the venerable stadium exceeded $2 million — cash that belonged to the taxpayers ...

Essential California: The Expo Line's a little too popular
Good morning. It's Saturday, Aug 6. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES. Tight fit: The Expo Line rail service to Santa Monica is proving to be very popular. In June, the 11.5-mile Expo Line saw nearly as many trips as the Gold ...

Khans did their patriotic duty, readers say
For many Times readers, a very moving moment of the Democratic National Convention was the appearance by Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a U.S. Muslim soldier who died in Iraq in 2004. Later, there was outrage over Donald Trump's reaction to ...

My first LA summer with AC
Three years ago I moved to Los Angeles in a quasi-dramatic bid to reboot my life. It worked out: I found a great job, good friends, and a nice little place with an enviable commute. The only thing missing was air conditioning, which everyone said was ...

Tenant-activists sue LA over Hollywood hotel conversion
Tenant-activists are suing the city of Los Angeles after local lawmakers paved the way for a Hollywood apartment building to be converted into a boutique hotel. The Los Angeles City Council rejected an appeal against the planned makeover of the ...

Scrapping Lawns in LA Would Change City's Temps - Newser
The typical California home's biggest area of water usage is beyond its four walls: its outdoor landscaping . So in the face of drought, tens of thousands of Los ...

'Liquid Shard' art installation makes waves in Pershing Square
A suspended sea of delicate silver strands ripples over Pershing Square and casts moving shadows over pedestrians who pass underneath. The “Liquid Shard” art installation, made from holographic mylar and monofilament, stretches 15,000 sq ft. across the ...

Marchers stage rally in Hollywood to show support for law enforcement officers
Rosa Padilla is the mother of a narcotics officer and mother-in-law to a son entering the police academy. So she spent her Saturday morning on a passionate cause: honoring the men and women in uniform whom she calls "our blessings, who protect our ...

Rams Take Over LA Coliseum
"Walking down the tunnel for some of these guys for the first time was a cool experience for them, thinking that this is going to be home for a while, so let's make the most of it, and let's make it our place to play," Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff ...

Giant Super Scoopers Arrive In LA To Help In Big Firefights
The giant water-tanker aircraft are used during fire season. This year, they arrived about three weeks earlier than usual. The tankers are based in Quebec, Canada. The LA County Fire Department has been leasing Super Scoopers during fire season for ...

Living in LA, he knows Trump is wrong
To the editor: I don't agree with Trump on much, but this author inhabits a bubble. He is cherry-picking statistics and has my head spinning with nonsequiturs. ( “U.S. in decline?” Opinion, Aug. 3). L.A. is far more crowded that it was in the early '90 ...

Scott Folsom, an official and unofficial watchdog over LA schools, dies at 69
Scott Folsom, a freelance Hollywood producer who never made a big splash in show business, found his true calling in another role, that of official and unofficial watchdog over the Los Angeles Unified School District. Folsom, 69, died Thursday after a ...

The Smell's future looks a little brighter after artists, fans rally to save the all-ages club
Leroy Macqueen climbed off the makeshift stage, gingerly walking on an Ace-bandaged knee. His band the Gooch Palms, a bubble-gummy punk duo with just a guitar and half a drum set, had just played to a few hundred teens and punk-scene regulars at ...

Granddaughter of Dee Snider born on 405 Freeway in Los Angeles ...
Granddaughter of Dee Snider born on 405 Freeway in Los Angeles ...

Rob Segedin Has Record-Setting Debut, a Year After Almost Walking Away from the Game
Los Angeles Dodgers' rookie Rob Segedin had a record-setting performance in the team's 8-5 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday, but his rollercoaster ride to the big leagues has been fraught with turmoil. By Michael Duarte ...

2 found dead at the base of seaside cliffs in San Pedro are identified by coroner's office
The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Sunday morning at the base of some seaside cliffs in San Pedro, authorities said. The bodies were found about 10 a.m. on a sandy beach at the foot of a cliff near the 700 block of West Paseo Del Mar, said ...

Today: Trump Nation Keeps the Faith. In the Olympic Spirit Yet? Rio Is, Sort of.
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 Nation Keeps the Faith. Joe Cervantes wishes Donald Trump would keep his mouth shut when it comes to verbal ...


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