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With LA's skid row at a tipping point, a divisive vote on local representation
Voters in Los Angeles city and county have loudly asserted their desire to conquer homelessness in recent months, approving two tax measures that will provide billions of dollars for housing and services over the next decade. But the money can't arrive ...

'knock-knock' burglars with $50000 reward - Los Angeles Daily News
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, LAPD Valley Bureau Commander Jorge Rodriguez, center, speaks during a press conference at L.A. City Hall about a $50,000 ...

State commission makes no recommendation on LA charter schools' future
The fate of two Los Angeles charter schools remained an open question Wednesday, after a state commission declined to make a recommendation on whether they should remain open or close this summer. The move comes amid a federal investigation of ...

Korean Americans have his back, but Robert Lee Ahn will need more to become LA's next congressman
The race for the 34th Congressional District in the core of Los Angeles was supposed to be a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. The two dozen hopefuls vying for a spot in the top-two primary were full of self-proclaimed fighters ready to ...

I live in LA and I don't own a car
The California political class almost uniformly accepts the argument that residents must drive less if the state has any chance of meeting its tough climate-change goals. When I was in the Assembly, I heard dozens of politicians and celebrities urge ...

Romp at the world's safest beach in Carpinteria
Why: The waves are puny, there's plenty of sand and Linden Avenue is almost the perfect beach town main street. What: Carpinteria (population: about 13,000) is the southernmost beach town in Santa Barbara County. It has less money or attitude than you ...

A Star Is Born: Paul Rudd turns 48 today
I didn't want to do all-American, boy-next-door stuff -- generic romantic comedies I could have had a shot at. I wanted to do lots of other things. And so, since then? I work on things I like. I didn't see success as bigger paychecks, bigger ...

Slash to headline LA Zoo's Beastly Ball, Live Nation to stream
Lions and tigers and bears and Slash — oh my. Extremely cheesy pun aside, the Guns N' Roses guitarist will cozy up to our furry friends as he toplines the Beastly Ball, the annual fundraiser held by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. Set for May 20 ...

The Best 24-Hour Restaurants In Los Angeles
If you drive down Wilshire at 10:01 p.m., it may seem like the whole city has shut down and gone to bed. But, like most everything in Los Angeles, appearances are deceiving. The city may not be known as one that never sleeps, but between all-night ...

Weekend Planner: 20 Of The Coolest Things To Do In Los Angeles
This is the Code 7. It's a Hopdoddy burger in between a Randy's glazed donut, with bacon and and egg. (Image: Courtesy of Randy's/Hopdoddy). Here are 20 awesome events happening in L.A. this weekend. If you want other ideas, please check out the April ...

In Eastside runoff, LA councilman endorses colleague's opponent
A Los Angeles city councilman, in a rare move, snubbed a colleague Thursday by endorsing his opponent in next month's runoff election. Councilman Mitch O'Farrell backed Joe Bray-Ali over Councilman Gil Cedillo in next month's District 1 election ...

Portable Toilets Converted Into Homes May Help With Homeless Crisis
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles man says he's found a solution to the Southland's housing crisis in the most unlikeliest of places. With his slick hair and burly beard, T.K. Devine is a hispter with a heart, looking to help solve L.A.'s ...

Dine in high style at the former Ahwahnee in Yosemite Valley
Why: Because this is a great room. And you're probably hungry from tromping around the great valley just outside. What: For about 90 years, the Ahwahnee Hotel and its woodsy but elegant dining room were the epicenter of old-school style in Yosemite ...

An Immersive Alternative Reality Game Imagines Los Angeles as a Dystopian Oz
Experimental immersive theater tends to be charged with an element of underground insurgency. For this ultimate form of audience-interactive and site-specific storytelling, performances shrouded in the secrecy of unpublished addresses and furtive ...

Cooler and rainy days are ahead for Southern California
Soggy and cooler weather with breezy conditions is on tap for Southern California on Friday and Saturday, forecasters said. A weak, low-pressure system slowly moving over Southern California will first drench parts of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara ...

If L.A. Wants to Be a Real City, It Needs to Support Nightlife and Extend Drinking Hours
The L.A. underground is under siege from local authorities who are cracking down on unlicensed DIY and warehouse venues and events in the wake of last December's Ghost Ship fire, which killed 36 people. No one is particularly shocked that agencies like ...

Doggy dangers for LA letter carriers: We're attack capital of the nation
File photo by: David Shankbone (David Shankbone) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Being a U.S. Postal Service worker can be hazardous in Los Angeles. USPS officials have disclosed that there were 80 ...

Coffee Hero Tyler Wells Returns to Downtown With LA's Nicest Shop
Tyler Wells has returned to the ownership game after a long stint consulting for coffee shops in Los Angeles and beyond. The Handsome Coffee Roasters co-founder has been keeping a lower public-facing profile since jumping in with Blacktop Coffee in the ...

6 awesome campsites within about an hour of Los Angeles
One of Los Angeles's best attributes is that it has mountains, beaches, and deserts all relatively close to its hardcore urban zones. It is sometimes easy to forget just how close those resources are, so to nudge would-be travelers into taking ...

With counting almost complete, turnout in LA's congressional primary is about 13%
Officials sort uncounted ballots from the Los Angeles primary election in 2015. (Genaro Molina Officials sort uncounted ballots from the Los Angeles primary election in 2015. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times). The ballot-counting continues in L.A.'s ...

Train outage in downtown LA causes major delay on Blue and Expo lines
An hours-long outage on a train in downtown Los Angeles caused major delays on the Blue and Expo lines Friday afternoon, Metro officials said. The train came to a standstill at 12:49 p.m. at the 7th Street/Metro Center station because of damage to the ...

Minivan Driver Leads Cross-County Pursuit
A driver of a stolen Chevrolet Astrovan led officers on a chase Friday, April 7, 2017, that started in South Los Angeles and ended nearly an hour later in Riverside County. (Published Friday, April 7, 2017). The driver of a stolen minivan led officers ...

Essential California: Gov. Brown declares the drought emergency over!
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, April 8. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES. It's over! Startlingly green hills, surging rivers and the snow-wrapped Sierra Nevada had already ...

Go play at an old dump in Fort Bragg, better known as Glass Beach
Why: Because with time, the churning Pacific turns our broken bottles, windshields and tail lights into pebbles again. How magical is that? What: Fort Bragg, the workaday city 11 miles north of quaint Mendocino, used three of its beaches as dumps for ...

LA photographer captures nature's beauty and truth, but not all is what it seems
The work of Los Angeles photographer Amir Zaki suggests that the world is too complex a place for its nature to be conveyed in a single way or by a single point of view. If truth and beauty are to be discovered, as the ancient Greeks believed, a ...

Nick Carter connects with 'Bachelor' director Ken Fuchs in Hidden Hills sale
Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys has found a match for his Hidden Hills home, selling the estate in the gated equestrian community to “The Bachelor” director Ken Fuchs for $4.075 million. Reached by a private road, the knoll-top site includes a ...

LA Zoo: Springtime Sheep Shearing
Learn about the Shetland sheep of the LA Zoo, and watch a shearing demo, on Sunday, April 9. Signs of spring are popping up all over, from the glorious wildflowers at Carrizo Plain National Monument, to Bridalveil Fall, Burney Falls, and all of the ...

Cars strike bus in South LA injuring 2
LOS ANGELES >> Two people were injured Saturday afternoon when two cars crashed into a bus in South Los Angeles, Los Angeles fire officials reported. The traffic collision occurred just after 3:30 p.m. at 6618 S. Western Avenue, involving two cars and ...

Thousands Oaks Family Of 3, Pilot Killed In Ore. Plane Crash
HARRISBURG, Ore. (CBSLA.com/AP) — Officials have identified four people from the Los Angeles County area who were killed when a small plane bound from Van Nuys crashed north of Eugene in Western Oregon. There were no survivors. The Linn County ...

LA oil-drilling site could be turned into affordable housing
An oil company is floating tentative plans to shut down a drilling site next to a Los Angeles school and replace it with affordable housing. The 4th Avenue site in Arlington Heights has been the focus of neighborhood activists, who worry that idle ...


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