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Massive drug bust in Boyle Heights could lead to more deportations, authorities say
Two men accused of smuggling more than 30 pounds of cocaine across the U.S.-Mexico border before being arrested in Boyle Heights this week face deportation because they have been living in the country illegally, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

Judge sides with LA Conservancy, putting Frank Gehry's big Sunset Strip project put on hold
The Los Angeles Conservancy would probably disagree. It has won a lawsuit aimed at preserving a 1960s bank building on the Sunset Strip that Gehry wants to knock down to make room for a new housing and retail complex. On Tuesday, Los Angeles ...

Los Angeles rent comparison: What $2200 rents you right now
Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five rentals within $100 of today's price: $2,200. ↑ Just off Ventura Boulevard, where eateries and shops are ...

Majority of L.A. residents believe riots like 1992 likely soon
Twenty-five years after dozens of people died in the Los Angeles riots, nearly 60% of residents there believe more unrest is likely soon. The six days of riots marked a low in race relations for Southern California after the white officers on trial for ...

LA considers crackdown on tenant harassment by landlords
Los Angeles is looking into adopting an ordinance to protect tenants from harassment by landlords. Tactics may include refusing to make repairs. Maya Sugarman/KPCC. 109865 full. Audio from this story. 1:02 Listen. Share. Share via Email email; Share on ...

From the Archives: LA's Cold War highway to nowhere
Cold War era leaders determined Los Angeles residents needed an escape route through the San Gabriel Mountains in case of a nuclear attack. Construction work began on Shoemaker Canyon Road. The 25-mile escape route would have connected the ...

Essential California: If another riot broke out, how would the LAPD respond?
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Thursday, April 27, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. How the LAPD would respond to a riot today. Over the past quarter-century, police and others have ...

Milton Curry, USC's new architecture dean, on educating the 'citizen architect'
Beginning July 1, the USC School of Architecture will have a new dean: Milton Curry, now associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. (He replaces ...

Weekend Planner: 20 Of The Coolest Things To Do In Los Angeles
Big Freedia, The Queen of Bounce, returns to Los Angeles on Friday night at the Regent Theater in DTLA. Boyfriends, Moods open the night. Tickets: $20.50-$23.50. 8:30 pm. Ages 18+. USC'S RHYTHMS + VISIONS + LIVE 3 (Art + music) USC's Rhythms + ...

As Los Angeles Burned, The Border Patrol Swooped In
Looking back at the 1992 Los Angeles riots, people often remember tensions between African-Americans, white law enforcement officers and Korean small business owners. That story gets even more complicated when you step into Pico-Union — a ...

The Times rescinds its endorsement of Joe Bray-Ali for City Council
The Los Angeles Times endorsed community activist Joe Bray-Ali for City Council over incumbent Gil Cedillo because he seemed refreshingly energetic, well-prepared on the issues, knowledgeable about land-use policy — and likely to shake up what had ...

Powerful winds topple trees and leave thousands without power in LA County
Powerful winds stoked a house fire, toppled trees and knocked out power to thousands of Los Angeles County residents overnight as forecasters warned gusts would continue Friday. Wild winds caused havoc across Los Angeles and fueled a blaze that ...

Robert Lee Ahn's 'misleading' mail tactics helped him get into LA's congressional runoff. Will he use them again?
Robert Lee Ahn, a candidate for the 34th Congressional District seat, speaks to supporters at a gathering on election night in Koreatown. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times). By Christine Mai-DucContact Reporter · Xavier Becerra ...

Reporter's notebook: How Los Angeles rose from the ashes of the riots 25 years ago
John Martin, a retired ABC News national correspondent, is a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C. This is his first-person essay written for ABCNews.com reflecting on his experiences covering ...

Angelenos talking to Angelenos: Covering the LA riots when local news still mattered
A member of the National Guard stands near burning building during the Los Angeles riots in 1992. (David Butow / Corbis via Getty Images). By Lorraine AliContact Reporter · Earthquakes · ABC ...

California Today: Looking at Los Angeles's Abandoned Sofas
Discarded sidewalk furniture is a fixture in Los Angeles. But for Andrew Ward, a photographer, they're more than just trash. His project “Sofas of L.A.” began five years ago as a hobby on Instagram. Since then, it's grown into an obsession and led to ...

'Let It Fall': 'LA Four' member speaks about life lessons, 25 years after riots
Damian "Football" Williams was 18 years old on April 29, 1992, when he participated in a series of attacks on motorists at the intersection of Florence and Normandie in South Central Los Angeles, following the acquittals of four white police officers ...

Today in Entertainment: Fyre Fest apology; Katy Perry's new single; 'Hamilton' LA tickets on sale Sunday
Los Angeles fans finally get their shot: Tickets for "Hamilton" at the Hollywood Pantages go on sale at 10 a.m. Sunday. There are three ways to make a play for the hottest theater ticket in town: through the Pantages website, by phone at (800) 982-2787 ...

How To Buy 'Hamilton' LA Tickets When They Go On Sale This Sunday
In case you haven't heard, Hamilton, the Broadway sensation that has brought us greater awareness of Aaron Burr's arch nemesis, is landing in Los Angeles. The performances won't take place until August 11 at the Pantages Theatre, but in the meantime ...

Beleaguered City Council Candidate Airs Dirty Laundry On Facebook
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — It's been a busy week — in only two days — for LA City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali. On Thursday he lost a series of high-profile endorsements from other politicians and the LA Times when it was revealed that about a year ...

As gentrification pushed blacks out of a seaside enclave, some used the Rodney King verdicts as an excuse to push back
Not too many commutes stick out in my memory, but I will never forget the drive from downtown Los Angeles to Venice Beach the evening of April 29, 1992, hours after a Simi Valley jury acquitted four white officers in the beating of black motorist ...

LA burned 25 years ago. How have the '92 riots changed us?
Good morning. I'm Paul Thornton, The Times' letters editor, and it is Saturday, April 29, 2017. Here's a look back at the week in Opinion. Twenty-five years ago today, the uprising in response to the acquittal of four police officers who were filmed ...

Essential Arts & Culture: LA after the riots, a stirring Beethoven concert, controversial Carl Andre
Culture and the Los Angeles riots. Carl Andre's controversial show at MOCA. And Jeffrey Kahane's galvanizing rendition of Beethoven. I'm Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with your weekly infusion of everything culture: ...

Remembering the violence after quarter century: Moment of silence, teach-in, festival
Thousands of people are expected to gather Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, with events including a community festival and a teach-in. Civil rights leaders are expected to gather at the flashpoint of the riots — Florence ...

When a board won't fix a code violation, filing a city complaint is an option
Question: I live in a mixed-use condominium complex in Los Angeles. There is only one subterranean parking garage for the entire building, and over time, serious problems have developed with exhaust fumes. There does not seem to be adequate air flow or ...

25 Years After the Riots, Economic Conditions in Many L.A. Neighborhoods Are Worse
Twenty-five years after the L.A. riots, the neighborhoods most affected by the unrest face similarly depressed economic conditions, according to a new UCLA report, "1992 Revisited." In fact, some riot-torn communities have higher poverty rates today ...

Former Dodgers officials recall the night in 1992 when riots erupted in Los Angeles
The Dodgers were having a bad game in an already bad season, but it was a typically nice spring evening to catch a baseball game in Chavez Ravine. More than 36,000 fans packed into Dodger Stadium to watch the home team take on the Philadelphia ...

Photos: South LA Marches To Commemorate 25th Anniversary Of 1992 Civil Unrest
Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the 1992 civil unrest in response to the police brutality against Rodney King, the death of Latasha Harlins, and consistent failures at the hands of the LAPD. South L.A. marched and commemorated the history during ...

25 years after racial tensions erupted, black and Korean communities reflect on LA riots
Jackie Broxton remembers the day the riots swept through her city, when the only way to get back to her car after church was to brave the flames and plumes of smoke that had engulfed the surrounding streets of South L.A.. She needed to get her daughter ...

Los Angeles shooting spree: At least 1 killed, 3 hurt as police hunt suspects
Authorities in Southern California were searching for a Hispanic male and female accused of stealing a woman's SUV on Saturday and then going on a shooting rampage, killing one and injuring three. "It doesn't appear they were target-specific or gang ...


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