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LA is park poor. So why is one of the most beautiful green spaces in the city locked behind a fence?
Los Angeles is woefully park poor. Less than half of L.A. County residents have easy access to a park, and three-quarters of the public spaces we do have are falling apart. If those stats sound familiar, they should. City and county officials used them ...

Savor the scent of all things lavender in Los Olivos, about 6000 miles closer than Provence
Why: Watching a field of lavender waving in a summer breeze is hypnotic, second only to smelling lavender. You need not go to France to experience this; it's as close as Clairmont Farms in Los Olivos, a pretty 30-mile drive from Santa Barbara. What ...

Weed Scene Elated as City Appears to Embrace Pot Shop Permits
In a proposal that was widely panned by pot shops and legalization advocates, the city in June revealed possible regulations for Los Angeles cannabis businesses that would have continued the problematic policy of treating even the most-legit ...

25 photos of the San Fernando Valley before it joined LA in 1915 ...
25 photos of the San Fernando Valley before it joined LA in 1915 ...

Los Angeles' 2028 Olympic bid will get state financial support ...
Los Angeles' 2028 Olympic bid will get state financial support ...

5 ranch-style homes you can buy right now in the Valley
A Traditional ranch home in Valley Village with some Cinderella elements. Via Letitia Jones-Diloretto, Keller Williams Realty-Studio. No style of home is more closely associated with the Valley than the ranch. It was the most popular residential ...

Local Pastor And Father Of 2 Faces Deportation For Illegal Crossing ...
Local Pastor And Father Of 2 Faces Deportation For Illegal Crossing ...

Today: The Korean Missile Crisis
New sanctions on North Korea, more threats from Pyongyang, and a signal from the U.S. that talks are possible “when conditions are right.” I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss ...

If we are serious about housing homeless people, let's get this Eastside project up
On Tuesday, a Los Angeles City Council committee has an opportunity, finally, to give the go-ahead to a smart, well-conceived, affordable housing development in Boyle Heights. The development sits on a vacant one-acre lot on the corner of East 1st and ...

Demonstrators Demand a Colin Kaepernick Day in LA
Displeasure with the NFL's continued exclusion of onetime San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is heating up. Los Angeles civil rights leaders this week called on the City Council declare "a day of recognition in Los Angeles for Colin ...

LA wants to know if city contractors are helping build Mexico border wall
Los Angeles lawmakers are pushing for city contractors to reveal whether they are helping to build a wall along the Mexican border, arguing that Angelenos deserve to know if firms are working on the polarizing project. At a Tuesday meeting, the City ...

LA to make sure air filters are being installed in homes near freeways
Mayor Eric Garcetti has ordered Los Angeles building inspectors to begin tracking whether required air filtration systems are being installed in new homes near ...

Venice has become an epicenter of Los Angeles' struggle over short-term rentals. Call it the Airbnb problem
On any summer weekend, Venice Beach is the ultimate urban beach carnival: exhilarating, loud, funky and diverse. No wonder Ocean Front Walk is one of the state's premier attractions: It's amazing entertainment and it's 100% free. But unlike other ...

Parking on an LA parkway? Prepare to be ticketed
Los Angeles officials will begin cracking down next week on a wave of renegade parking across the city, more than five years after first turning a blind eye to the practice. Starting Monday, L.A. parking officers will begin ticketing cars parked on the ...

Essential California: Deaths, suicide attempts at a California immigration detention center
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Wednesday, Aug. 9, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. Behind the wire. Since 2015, five immigrant detainees have died in the Adelanto Detention Facility in ...

5 Free Art Shows to See in LA This Week
This week, flags figure prominently in two L.A. shows, as summer group exhibitions give artists a chance to grapple with power and patriotism. Shirtless Tony Curtis “I want to cum in your heart,” reads the white text on John Giorno's rainbow-colored ...

Made-in-LA Marijuana Strains Find a Market in Las Vegas
California knows how to party, you say? Indeed, as the marijuana spotlight returns to its rightful place as a result of voters' November passage of recreational legalization in California, cannabis producers here have evolved beyond old-school strains ...

This Cuban immigrant family has been keeping Los Angeles caffeinated for half a century
When you go to Don Francisco's Casa Cubana, a sleek new coffeehouse in the Spring Arcade Building in downtown Los Angeles, you might want to order a cortadito — espresso with steamed milk — and walk to the rear, past the antique coffee gear on ...

Shibumi Now LA's Only Restaurant Serving True Kobe Beef, and More AM Intel
Downtown Japanese restaurant Shibumi is in some rare company, becoming the first Southern California restaurant (and just the 13th in the entire United States) to serve actual Kobe beef. That's per the Kobe Beef Association themselves, and apparently ...

Studio City was LA's original master planned megadevelopment
“Mack Sennett girls” in bathing suits in Santa Monica in the 1920s. The women were ever-present on his Studio City lot. Los Angeles Public Library photo collection. The freshly paved streets of the brand-new town of Studio City, until recently part of ...

LA gives green light for eminent domain to clear out Manchester Square
Year after year, Manchester Square has slowly become a ghost town in the shadow of Los Angeles International Airport. Houses and apartments have gradually been razed or boarded up. Empty lots surround the scattered buildings that remain. Homeless ...

Mayor Garcetti Picks Chief for New Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation
Los Angeles has a new chief for a new department that will oversee the city's regulation and taxation of pot sales. Cat Packer is shown in a photo distributed by Mayor Eric Garcetti's office on Aug. 9, 2017. Cat Packer, former policy director for the ...

Armed man barricaded inside Fairfax home prompts SWAT team response
SWAT officers Wednesday evening were trying to coax an armed and barricaded suspect out of a home in the Fairfax neighborhood, police sad. The hours-long standoff began about 4:30 p.m., when police were called to the 600 block of North Edinburgh ...

More than half of LA's 1 million poor households live in unaffordable or substandard rentals, study says
Los Angeles and New York City top the list of U.S. cities with the most poor people laboring under heavy rent burdens, living in substandard housing, or both, according to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs study released Wednesday. More ...

Today: Nuclear Good Cop, Bad Cop?
Was President Trump's threat against North Korea calculated or reckless? 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. Nuclear Good Cop, Bad Cop? It was a threat of ...

Essential California: Meet the film academy's new president
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Thursday, Aug. 10, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. And the president is ... With the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a crossroads after ...

How Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson and More Stars Are Helping LA Moms
Drew Barrymore, Julie Bowen and Kelly Rowland also are among those who've joined Baby2Baby in providing crucial items and support to at-risk families across L.A. County, where more than 400,000 kids live below the federal poverty line. Molly Sims is ...

The Radical Plan to Cool Down LA as the World Heats Up
It's barely 10 a.m. on an August day in Hollywood, and the heat is already becoming oppressive. The temperature's only in the mid-80s, but in the direct sun it feels hotter—and it's getting worse by the minute. Part of the reason is the ground. The ...

Watch out for rattlesnakes and mountain lions on this hike - LA Times
The Verdugo Mountains separating the communities of Montrose and La Crescenta from Glendale and Burbank rise sharply and present impressive city and ...

Los Angeles poised to take another step toward 2028 Games
FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the venue proposed for Olympic opening and closing ceremonies and track and field events. stands in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council is expected Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 to ...


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