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When officials think Laurel Canyon Boulevard will fully reopen
In this Jan. 11 file photo, authorities close Laurel Canyon Boulevard between Gould Avenu and Kirkwood Drive. File Photo. By City News Service. Posted: 02/11/17, 7:55 AM PST | Updated: 10 secs ago. # Comments. LOS ANGELES >> All lanes of Laurel ...

Widely ridiculed 6-story Los Angeles artwork may be revamped
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For 40 years, Joseph Young festooned public buildings, open spaces and private places across his adopted city of Los Angeles with dozens of brilliant, colorful mosaics, larger-than-life murals and towering sculptures. But the work ...

LGBT Community Centers in Los Angeles, Milwaukee Vandalized with Slurs
When employees at the Los Angeles LGBT Center arrived at work on Friday, they were shocked to find "F**k Trannies" spray-painted in large letters across the outer walls of one of the center's buildings. The phrase was repeated twice, along with ...

LA Voter Guide: Can Bike Activist Joe Bray-Ali Unseat Incumbent Gil Cedillo?
A former union leader and state legislator, Gil Cedillo is one of the most liberal of Los Angeles' 15 city council members. He was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party primary, and his longtime crusade, as a state assemblyman ...

All lanes of Laurel Canyon Boulevard are open again
Los Angeles transportation officials on Saturday restored full access to Laurel Canyon Boulevard, a major north-south traffic artery that was closed last month after damage from a mudslide. Crews reopened the closed northbound lanes around 2 p.m., ...

LA tower ridiculed as '$1 million jukebox' may get face-lift
In this Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, photo members of the Triforium project, from left, Tom Carroll, Claire Evans, Jona Bechtolt, and Tanner Blackman, pose for a photo with Joseph L. Young's Triforium a “polyphonoptic” public sculpture at the Fletcher ...

Los Angeles may finally get cannabis right, and help minorities get a stake in the industry
After years of barely controlled chaos, Los Angeles voters will have the opportunity on March 7 to finally harness the city's unruly cannabis industry. Proposition M will give the City Council authority to regulate, tax and create an enforcement scheme ...

Who wins big at the Grammys? LA businesses to the tune of $200 million
Samantha Diane has her makeup done by Caylee Gutting at Blo Blow Dry Bar in Hollywood, CA 2/7/2017. Photo by John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News (SCNG). The hairstylist leaned over actress-model Samantha Diane, clipped in a blond hair extension ...

Doctors In Los Angeles Lead Humanitarian Effort To Help Badly-Burned 6-Year-Old Malaysian Girl
WEST HILLS (CBSLA.com) — The West Hills Hospital got a special delivery Saturday — a 6-year-old girl from the island of Halmahera, Indonesia. “We're happy you are here,” she was greeted by the staff. Her nurse translated to her father. But it was a ...

No. 5 Oregon Rallies To Beat USC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 21 points before fouling out, Tyler Dorsey added 19 and No. 5 Oregon repelled a couple of second-half threats to beat Southern California for the 14th straight time, 81-70 on Saturday night. The Ducks (22-4, 11 ...

Three shot outside of Hollywood nightclub
Police are investigating a shooting outside of a Hollywood nightclub Sunday morning that sent three men to the hospital, one of them in critical condition. The incident began with an argument inside of the club that spilled onto the street in the 1400 ...

Fifty years later, Silver Lake tavern stands as a monument to LA's gay rights movement
Alexei Romanoff woke up to a frantic phone call in the middle of the night. There had been an undercover police raid at the Black Cat tavern, a Silver Lake gay bar. It had turned violent. It was Jan. 1, 1967. The band had just wrapped up “Auld Lang ...

Chargers take their 'Fight for LA' to the people
Scrolling down past a grainy video of your niece's dance recital, your old roommate's engagement photos and your uncle's political manifesto, you might've noticed an advertised declaration of battle from this city's newest pro sports team. The Chargers ...

Another big residential development coming to Warner Center
Warner Center appears to be continuing its intriguing evolution into a humming, mostly-transit-accessible live-work community (with a lot of shopping options). On Thursday, as Urbanize LA reports, developer Evolution Strategic Partners filed plans with ...

Media notes: Anthony Marquez, 55, AP bureau chief in Los Angeles
anthony-marquez-AP.jpg Anthony Marquez, the Associated Press bureau chief in Los Angeles since 2003, died on Thursday of complications from cancer. He was 55, the wire service said. The graduate of Cal State Fresno began with AP as a summer intern ...

The Metro can take you farther than ever. Here's why ridership dropped — again
Last spring, transportation officials opened two light-rail extensions to Azusa and Santa Monica, connecting the eastern and western reaches of Los Angeles County to the passenger rail system for the first time in decades. Six months later, 71.5% of ...

In LA school board race, candidates try to move beyond the issue that pays: charter schools
Los Angeles Unified School Board candidate Lisa Alva (left) speaks during a forum for candidates in District 2, which covers central and east L.A., as incumbent Mónica García (center) and candidate Carl Petersen sit nearby. Kyle Stokes/KPCC. 151442 ...

New App Promises to Change the Parking Ticket Game in LA
Developers of a new parking app created in Southern California say it will help drivers decipher street parking restrictions, avoid citations and even fight tickets in court. The geeks behind Polis Assist, expected to launch this month, have been ...

CBSLA.com Morning Newsbrief (Feb. 13)
Second Santa Monica High School Student Dies Of Unknown Illness; Audio ExcerptA second Santa Monica High School student died of an unknown illness this school year, according to reports. The first death reportedly took place after a cheer leading ...

The James Beard Foundation Awards Love Los Angeles This Year
Next month, the James Beard Foundation will be in sunny Los Angeles for the unveiling of this year's list of award nominees. The March 15 event goes down via live press conference and will feature Caroline Styne and Suzanne Goin (2016 Outstanding Chef ...

Metro ridership continues to fall
Metro expanded its rail network in 2016, opening eagerly anticipated extensions of the Gold and Expo rail lines—but a surge in the number of people taking trains was not enough to overcome a sharp decline in bus ridership. Bus ridership plunged nearly ...

20 Of The Coolest Events Happening in LA This Week
Robert Landau 'Rock 'n Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip' gets installed on the Sunset Strip on Tuesday. (Image: Landau, Tower Records, 1979). Here are 20 of our favorite events happening in Los Angeles this week. MONDAY, FEB. 13. ROMANTIC ...

161 People Arrested in Controversial ICE Raids in Los Angeles Area
Law enforcement says they have an agreement to work with ICE on criminal investigations, but not when it comes to immigration. John Klemack reports for NBC4 News at 5 on Monday, February 13, 2017. (Published 4 hours ago). The Homeland Security ...

A Visual History Of The Immigrants Who Built Los Angeles
Immigrant participants at "I Am An American Day" program sponsored by the International Workers Order, 1945. (Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection). In a guest piece for LAist, Glen Creason, the Los Angeles Public Library's ...

Calexit supporters hold forum in LA as effort to collect ballot signatures continues
The Yes California Independence Campaign, whose supports advocate the secession of California from the U.S., held a forum in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (KABC). KABC. By Chelsea Edwards and ABC7.com staff. Monday, February 13, 2017 ...

Metro might explore a Blue Line express and other ways to speed up service
Metro's Board of Directors may soon consider a host of possible improvements that could speed up service along the delay-prone Blue Line, including an express train between Downtown LA and Long Beach. A Metro committee will review Thursday a motion ...

Many Los Angeles Elementary Schools Surrounded By Dangerous Streets
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An analysis of traffic collision data has identified a downtown Los Angeles elementary school as being surrounded by the most dangerous streets of any elementary school in the state. There were 271 car crashes within a ...

The Oroville crisis is a 'new, never-happened-before event'
Good morning. It's Tuesday, Feb. 14, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. A herculean effort at the Oroville Dam. The immediate threat of a biblical flood at the Oroville Dam has passed after a weekend of mass evacuations sent ...

Black History Month: Take a walking tour of Compton architecture
Years after designing Compton City Hall, African American architect Harold Williams said he was determined to bring well-crafted architecture to the community because “all people deserve quality architecture.” In honor of Black History Month, the Los ...

LA bullying, Valentine's Day surprise, Houston school turnaround: What's new in education today
A new audit found 1 in 5 Los Angeles Unified School District high school students reported being bullied last year. The Compton Community College District takes the first big step on the long road toward getting its accreditation back. Teenagers ...


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