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ELECTION 2017: Karo Torossian taps in to working-class roots in bid for northeast LA seat
Karo Torossian, Los Angeles City Council candidate for District 7, is pictured here during a clean-up of trash from the foothills along Foothill Boulevard in Sunland. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG). Karo Torossian, a longtime ...

LA Gives Out Gift Cards As Part Of Annual Gun Buyback Program
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – The city of Los Angeles collected guns Saturday as part of its annual no questions asked Gun Buyback Program. They also collected a piece of weaponry that had even seasoned officers scratching their heads. The event was ...

Climb inside the massive tunnel 60 feet below downtown LA
Ten weeks in and 60 feet beneath the streets of downtown Los Angeles, the miners have clawed through nearly 2,600 feet of earth. At 5 a.m. on a cool Thursday morning, they gather in the construction yard for the start of another shift. The moon, just ...

Vanquish scurvy, buy an eye patch and boost creative writing at SF's 826 Valencia
Why: It's a pirate supply store. It's a charity. It's.... oh, just go inside and enjoy. What: 826 Valencia sells itself as a pirate supply shop, complete with eye patches, handy jars of Scurvy Begone a retail showroom full of pillage-worthy merchandise ...

LA school board race: Steve Zimmer, Nick Melvoin share why they're running
Two candidates are squaring off in a run-off election for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education- the most expensive school board race in U.S. history. (KABC). KABC. By Elex Michaelson. Sunday, May 14, 2017 08:52AM. LOS ANGELES ...

The 2024 Olympics in Los Angeles? No, thanks.
To: International Olympic Committee. From: Couch Slouch. Re: LA 2024. So you fellas — and, yes, you are almost all fellas — were in Los Angeles last week, getting the ten-cent tour of the City of Angels. And this week you're in Paris, getting the ten ...

Cops Look Other Way as Protesters Troll Trump at His L.A. Golf Club
At least 200 people formed the word "Resist!" at the Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. By Neal Broverman. May 14 2017 1:16 PM EDT. Share on Twitter · Share on Facebook. Sheriff's deputies and employees of the Trump National ...

Why California's subsidized after-school programs are struggling to survive
Miguel Crivell, 5-years old, ties his shows during LA's Best after school program at Panorama City Elementary in Panorama City, Thursday, March 16, 2017. LA's Best was created in 1988 by Mayor Tom Bradley to address a rise in the lack of adequate adult ...

LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
The long sad story of Lee Baca: It came to a new turning point Friday when the former Los Angeles County sheriff was sentenced to three years in federal prison for directing one of the most amateurish official corruption schemes you'll see. To keep the ...

Today: Turmoil, 'Tapes' and Tweets: Just Another Day in Trumpland
President Trump is preparing for a trip overseas later this week, but there are some pressing matters at home. 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. Turmoil ...

Essential California: Go inside the massive tunnel 60 feet below downtown LA
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Monday, May 15, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. Boring through Los Angeles (but it's not boring). Dozens of feet below ground, a massive machine bores ...

Where DTLA Real Estate Pro Lisa Fittipaldi Likes to Spend Time Around Town
DTLA real estate whiz Lisa Fittipaldi tours—and touts—the city's ever-emerging cultural nucleus. DTLA-Real-Estate.jpg. Sky-high! Downtown continues its rise, says TEN5O's Lisa Fittipaldi, pointing to he panoramic rooftop view at locals' fave Perch ...

Australia, London and New Orleans Are Coming to Los Angeles This Week
With the LA Times Food Bowl going on this month, there are a ton of out of town food folks coming to L.A. for various events and dinners. But it's not just the big festivals that are bringing international talent into the restaurants of the city ...

'Wealthiest Angelenos' List Expands To 58 – All Billionaires
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong retained his spot as the wealthiest man in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images). LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The number of billionaires in Los Angeles County is ballooning. The Los Angeles Business Journal ...

A Genre-Bending Hip Hop Artist Opens a Cereal Bar in Virgil Village ...
A Genre-Bending Hip Hop Artist Opens a Cereal Bar in Virgil Village ...

20 Awesome Events Happening In Los Angeles This Week
Slamdance Cinema Club brings independent films from the festival circuit to the ArcLight, and the Club features two screenings this week in Hollywood. On Monday at 8 pm, there's a screening of You Never Had It (An Evening with Charles Bukowski ...

Pursuit suspect fatally shot by police on live TV following chase in South LA
A man was fatally shot by police on live TV after a pursuit through South L.A. on Monday afternoon. The man, along with a woman, had abandoned a white van after leading South Gate police on a chase on the 710 and 91 freeways and nearby surface streets, ...

Street vendors launch citywide effort to clean up sidewalks
Natalia Garcia was cold. Her contact lenses chafed dryly against her eyes and the breeze from the rush-hour traffic wasn't helping. As the morning sunlight caused the 87-year-old street vendor to blink, the cleanup was just beginning. “I wish I had my ...

Unmarked Trucks Rented By City Of LA Are Being Used Like Personal Vehicles
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A city of Los Angeles employee who we caught on a workday leaving a spa after getting a massage is earning your taxpayer money, but you would never know it. The truck he is getting into doesn't have any logos because it is ...

Meet the City Council aide who's become the 'Superman' of cleaning up illegal dumping
Los Angeles City Council aides usually work behind the scenes, rarely recognized as they field phone calls from unhappy constituents, plan news conferences for their bosses and draft city policies. But Luis Hurtado, 30, an aide to City Councilwoman ...

LA voters go to the polls — again. Here's what's at stake.
Just over two months after Los Angeles residents went to the polls, it's election day once again. Voters will choose two new school board members, two new L.A. City Council members and weigh in on a police discipline ballot measure. Winners of the ...

Charter advocates bid for first LA school board majority
Nick Melvoin, left, will face school board President Steve Zimmer, right, in a runoff for a pivotal seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education. (Stuart Palley / For The Times). By Howard BlumeContact Reporter · Charter Schools · Education · Educators ...

Essential California: Today, LA decides the future of its schools
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Tuesday, May 16, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. Charter school future on the ballot. There's a whole lot at stake in Tuesday's election to fill two ...

Ring the bells and buzzers of the Musée Mécanique on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco
Why: Before you give up on Fisherman's Wharf entirely, you should spend a few minutes playing the quaint old games in the Musée Mécanique. It's basically a dim, din-filled warehouse on Pier 45 that's packed full of arcade games, antique mechanical toys ...

What salary do you need to afford a home in LA?
A typical median-priced home in Los Angeles County out of reach for the vast majority of residents, according to a new analysis from the California Association of Realtors. According to the data, just 29 percent of potential homebuyers can afford a ...

Obama Freeway in LA looks like it's going to happen, despite the Obamajam jokes
President Obama arrives on Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport in February 2016. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times). By Shelby Grad, Jeff Landa. Barack Obama · Anthony J. Portantino ...

Jamie Jones Solidifies LA's Underground Dance Prominence With 'Paradise in the Park' Debut
With Ibiza season imminent, one of the island's staple characters, Jamie Jones, brought his legendary Paradise party series from the Balearic shores to Los Angeles' MacArthur Park on Saturday for an all-day underground affair aptly coined "Paradise in ...

7000 birds seized in largest cockfighting bust in US history, LA County authorities say
Authorities swarmed a remote compound in northeast Los Angeles County and seized 7,000 birds in what officials described Tuesday as a raid on the largest illegal cockfighting cache in U.S. history. During the search Monday in Val Verde — just west of ...

LA elections: Cedillo keeping his seat, Zimmer losing his
Incumbent Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo took a strong early lead in his bid to retain his seat, while incumbent LAUSD board member Steve Zimmer lost his in Tuesday's election. KABC. By Elex Michaelson and ABC7.com staff. Wednesday, May 17 ...

Voters decisively back measure to rework discipline at the LAPD
A ballot measure to significantly change the way the Los Angeles Police Department handles serious officer misconduct has won easily, despite warnings from some community activists that it will result in more lenient treatment for problem cops. With 99 ...


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