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Los Angeles has a Confederate memorial problem
Dwarfed by the tombs of celebrities and socialites, a cluster of graves in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery bears silent witness to a largely forgotten chapter in California's history. There lie buried some 30 Confederate veterans from nearly every rebel ...

We want safe streets, not 'road diets' — and we are not 'selfish'
To the editor: The Times fails its readers with its sophomoric characterization and reductive understanding of the issue and the people affected. (“Blowback over road diets,” Editorial, July 30). We are not "selfish," we are concerned residents who ...

Essential California: State officials say immigration agents showed up at labor dispute proceedings
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Friday, Aug. 4, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. Stopped at labor dispute proceedings. Federal immigration agents have shown up twice at California labor ...

14 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week
A dance performance downtown, a pickle fest in Beverly Hills, a talk on the art of David Hockney, and more to do and see in L.A. this week for 10 bucks or less. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Salt & Straw brings a little more flair to the local ice ...

It's Not Your Imagination. New Yorkers Are Invading LA
Experts lately have blamed a booming economy, relatively low gas prices, and low unemployment for L.A.s more-insane-than-usual traffic. But some of those license plates you see on the 405 display the Statue of Liberty, so you know a specific invasion ...

LA Olympics for 2028: Oops, we never got OK from Council
While it's probably not much of a mystery, a Los Angeles City Council committee Friday will debate city backing for the newly awarded 2028 Olympics. The full council already voted to support the Los Angeles bid for the Olympics in 2024. But Paris was ...

Checking in on the Warner Hollywood Theatre, a once-grand movie palace
For four years now, the Warner Hollywood Theatre (or the Hollywood Pacific Theatre, as it was originally known) on Hollywood Boulevard has been shuttered to the public, save the occasional tour group. On one of those tours, photographer Matthew Lambros ...

On a flight from L.A. to San Francisco, you could pay six times more ...
On a flight from L.A. to San Francisco, you could pay six times more ...

Hot Property: Wait for it
The big real estate news out of Los Angeles is that rapper-magnate Jay-Z and superstar wife Beyoncé are in escrow to buy a mansion for $90 million. Their pick of Westside neighborhoods after years of house-hunting? Bel-Air. We'll be sure to let you ...

Driver, Passenger Pull Woman by Her Hair in Road Rage Attack Caught on Camera
A woman was assaulted by driver and her passenger in Mid-Wilshire on after being accused of cutting the driver off. Tenecia Bennett , a Lyft driver who had just dropped off a passenger prior to the attack, recalls the assault. (Published Saturday, Aug ...

Take the pay-to-play out of LA's development process
How soon they forget. In the months leading up to the March election, Los Angeles leaders were on the defensive. A slow-growth ballot measure was picking up steam, pay-to-play allegations were swirling around City Hall and several city council members ...

Not really 'too expensive' to be Jewish; just takes commitment and some checking around for options
To the editor: Kudos to Leslee Komaiko for sharing her personal family experience and shining light on the financial barriers some Jewish families face in accessing their religion. (“It's too expensive to be Jewish,” Opinion, July 30). Attracting and ...

Creep into Northern California's Fern Canyon like a Jurassic beast
Why: It's like traveling back in time — way back. Steven Spielberg chose it as a location for “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” because the whole place looks prehistoric. And it is. What: Fern Canyon is exactly as its name describes. Feathery ferns ...

Anti-Gentrification Movement Spreads to South LA Art Spaces
The anti-gentrification movement in Boyle Heights has taken two tacks. On the one hand, there is the fairly conventional fight against new, large-scale apartment complexes like the Wyvernhood and the Sears Project. At the same time, a smaller, younger ...

With LA's homeless crisis 'past the tipping point,' would Olympics bring change?
This week's announcement that the Olympics are coming to LA in 2028 adds urgency to helping the homeless, especially if it's treated as an emergency, said Union Rescue Mission founder Rev. Andy Bales and other social providers. They say the city has a ...

Neither bills nor advancing age can dim the glow of a drummer's ...
Neither bills nor advancing age can dim the glow of a drummer's ...

Lyft Driver Viciously Attacked On Camera In Alleged Road Rage ...
Lyft Driver Viciously Attacked On Camera In Alleged Road Rage ...

Teens from LA, Oxnard high schools garden and compost at CSUN
Brian Esquivel, 18, of Port Hueneme, stains a piece of wood for the National Park Service's SAMO Youth crew at Cal State Northridge on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Photo by Wes Woods II, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG. By Wes Woods, Los Angeles Daily ...

Let the Games (especially over money) begin
To the editor: Our mayor is certainly playing to the cheap seats in his bid for the 2028 Olympics. (“2028 Games require council support,” Aug. 2). To invest millions of dollars in an unaccountable, scandal-prone entity is foolish. In times of scarce ...

The week ahead in LA classical, Aug. 6-13: Mendelssohn, Vivaldi and more
Nixon Library Sunday Concerts The Weston Duo performs music for piano and saxophone. Richard M. Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (714) 993-5075. Sundays Live Pianist Conor Hanick performs. Bing Theater ...

The week ahead in LA dance, Aug. 6-13: American Contemporary Ballet and more
Technicolor Drip Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre performs this new site-specific work as part of the Culver City centennial's “1988” series. Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Sun., 1 p.m. Free; reservations required. www.heididuckler.org. Le ...

Stop to smell the Roses in the Los Angeles Flower District
Why: You'll find a feast for the eyes and a fascinating glimpse into the business of flowers at the largest wholesale floral district in the country. What: Anchored by two large markets (the Original Los Angeles Flower Market and the Southern ...

Bad guys beware: 8000 cops, firefighters descend on LA for world games
World Police and Fire Games A firefighter at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games held in Fairfax, Va. Photo: First Responder Network Authority. Crooks may want to avoid Los Angeles for the next 11 days as 8,000 cops and firefighters from around the ...

The week ahead in LA theater, Aug. 6-13: 'Hamlet,' 'Marlene' and more
Capsule reviews are by Charles McNulty (C.M.), Philip Brandes (P.B.) and Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.). Compiled by Matt Cooper. Openings. Journey of the Monkey King Taiwan's Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe makes its U.S. debut with this ancient Chinese ...

Deportation looms for man arrested while dropping daughter off at LA school
Sitting in an immigration detention center less than two hours from his home in Lincoln Heights, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez counted up all the family events he has missed since his arrest Feb. 28. There's the Los Angeles Marathon, for which he helped his ...

Off-duty LA sheriff's deputy killed on 605 Fwy
An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was struck and killed by a passing car as he was walking on the shoulder of the 605 Freeway on Saturday, officials said. Investigators believe Deputy Michael Haak, who was off-duty and in his personal ...

Linkin Park Fans Remember Chester Bennington at LA Tribute
Hundreds of Linkin Park fans have gathered in downtown Los Angeles to pay tribute to late singer Chester Bennington nearly three weeks after his death. Aug. 7, 2017, at 6:57 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Linkin Park Fans ...

A dream and a reality, the 2028 Olympics give Los Angeles a chance to imagine its future
When asked to explain the secret of Los Angeles on the eve of the 1984 Olympics, the late poet, novelist and fantasist Ray Bradbury broke it down, capturing the ingenuous advantage the city enjoyed as it was coming of age. “L.A. is a conglomerate of ...

What will Los Angeles transportation be like when the Olympics arrive in 2028?
The region's extensive streetcar network, once the largest in the world, had been ripped out decades earlier. And the ribbon-cutting on the first modern rail line, from Long Beach to downtown, was still six years away. “We had bupkis in terms of rail ...

Higher rates, missed pickups: LA is hearing a rash of complaints about its new waste removal system
Eight months ago, the Los Angeles City Council voted to overhaul the way trash is picked up at tens of thousands of businesses and large residential buildings, giving the work exclusively to a select group of companies. Backers of the program ...


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