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LA Protests Over Kaepernick Are Now Spreading Nationwide
Over the weekend, the Los Angeles chapter of Al Sharpton's National Action Network demonstrated outside the Rams preseason opener at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. The organization, led by local civil rights leader Najee Ali, is one of the first in the ...

The Biologist Who Discovered Mountain Lion P-22 Wants Your Help Studying LA Wildlife
In February of 2012, Miguel Ordeñana got a surprise, something he would later describe as being "like seeing Bigfoot or chupacabra for the the first time." The L.A.-based biologist was working on the Griffith Park Connectivity Study. It was a project ...

This LA burger is so spicy, you need to sign a waiver before digging in
From a fiery burger to feasting at an entire night market of street food, here's what's happening in the L.A. and O.C. food worlds: Hopdoddy Burger Bar's Love at First Sting. What's the spiciest thing you've ever eaten? Habanero-laced salsa? Maybe a ...

20 Awesome Events In Los Angeles This Week
Diana Rosenstein Gallery presents the exhibition of 'Hamilton' portraits by Josh Lehrer. (Image: Josh Lehrer, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hamilton, April 2015). Here are 20 of our favorite events happening in L.A. this week. MONDAY, AUG. 14. JOSH LEHRER: ...

Photos: The Zanja Madre Aqueduct, Los Angeles' Original Lifeline
Water has always been central to Los Angeles. Even before the arrival of the Spanish, the Los Angeles River (albeit a far different, yet-to-be-channelized version of it) was the lifeblood of the Tongva people, who located their villages near its banks ...

In a reversal, the Coliseum Commission seeks to expand
Four years ago, faced with the possibility of insolvency and mired in a corruption scandal, state officials signed control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum over to USC. Left with little responsibility, the Coliseum Commission — the joint authority ...

Homicide detectives probe man's overdose death at the home of ...
Homicide detectives probe man's overdose death at the home of ...

Many renters in Los Angeles don't plan to settle down here, study says
FILE: Renters who don't want to settle down in Los Angeles cite affordability as the biggest reason why they plan to move, according to a new study. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images. 133815 full ...

LA has all the leverage in negotiating its Olympics contract. Why the rush to sign one?
To the editor: I am not sure why the Los Angeles City Council is in a rush to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Summer Games. (“Six reasons to worry about the 2028 Olympics,” Opinion, Aug. 10). Small time frames ...

Essential California: After the Erskine fire, a year living in a campground
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Tuesday, Aug. 15, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. After the fire. Nearly 300 families lost homes in the Erskine fire, the most destructive wildfire in ...

Let's stop getting in the way of a good housing development
Once more, a Los Angeles City Council committee will have an opportunity to jump-start a smart affordable housing development in Boyle Heights. On Tuesday afternoon, the council's Planning and Land Use Management committee will discuss the Lorena ...

L.A. targets what it calls a white supremacist drug house in Canoga ...
L.A. targets what it calls a white supremacist drug house in Canoga ...

Developer Crescent Heights files plans for 70-story skyscraper at 1045 Olive
The flurry of development that has taken over Downtown LA's South Park neighborhood is spreading farther south: Developer Crescent Heights filed plans today to build a 70-story tower with nearly 800 apartments at South Olive and 11 Street, says Sara ...

LA to pay homeowners to build second dwellings for homeless
Homeless encampments in the skid row section of Los Angeles in 2015. On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted to pay homeowners to build second dwellings on their property to provide housing to homeless people. File Photo by Jim ...

If we want a real river in LA, we should start by cleaning up the water
Nelson Chabarria says his love of chemistry began in a classroom at Los Angeles High, but he didn't get to pursue a career right away. His Koreatown family needed help paying bills, so he went to work in the garment district and put the dream on hold ...

This Undercover Spy Operation Helped Foil a Nazi Plot in 1930s LA
In the spring of 1933, a police report submitted to LAPD captain William "Red" Hynes noted "considerable quantities" of Nazi literature littering the streets of downtown Los Angeles. A new group in town, Friends of the New Germany (FNG), was thought to ...

Essential California: NAFTA talks begin again with some thorny ...
Essential California: NAFTA talks begin again with some thorny ...

Death Threats Force Group To Remove Confederate Memorial From LA Cemetery
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — With Confederate monuments once again in the spotlight in the aftermath of Charlottesville, Virginia, did you know there was one here? Scarlett, who is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, spoke to CBS2's ...

"Drinkin' Smokin' & West Coastin'" Is a Love-Hate Letter to LA From a Resurgent Gallery
Like many underground live-work spaces throughout Los Angeles, Think Tank Gallery fell victim to the city-wide crackdown on illegal-occupancy warehouses following the deadly Ghost Ship fire in Oakland last December. In March, the popular street art ...

Citing potential health risks, City Council panel rejects plan for homes near the 110 and 91 freeways
A key committee of the Los Angeles City Council rejected a plan Tuesday for putting 15 homes near a freeway interchange, in part over the potential health risks from car and truck pollution. The council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee ...

Attacker Gets Life Term In Brutal Killing Of USC Grad Student
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 21-year-old man – one of four people arrested in the 2014 fatal beating of a USC graduate student from China who was attacked during an attempted robbery — was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the ...

Body scanners being piloted in Los Angeles subway system
Chris McLaughlin, a vice president with Evolv Technology, test the company's body scanner at Union Station subway station in Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Passengers boarding subway trains in Los Angeles may soon be shuffled through ...

April Bloomfield's New LA Restaurant Will Have Beastie Boy Mike D Pouring Wine
Start clearing out those calendars now, because Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield are locking in a date for the opening of their first Los Angeles restaurant. And now they've even got a name for the place: Hearth & Hound, to go along with a couple of ...

Kendall Jenner Looks to Sell Wilshire Corridor Condo and Sunset Strip Contemporary
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Though there have been unconfirmed reports she's made an off-market deal to sell her glassy, celeb-pedigreed contemporary residence above L.A.'s Sunset Strip — a bit more on that in a minute — in-demand fashion model and ...

You're not the only one thinking about leaving LA because of rising rent prices
It's no secret that Los Angeles is expensive. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $1,340, a 4.8% increase from July of last year. Now, it appears that renters' pocketbooks can't keep up with the soaring costs. According to a study from ...

Man Dies After Falling From Crane Following Pursuit, Hours-Long Standoff
A man climbed atop a crane in the Port of Los Angeles after leading police on a high-speed chase on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017). A naked man died Wednesday after falling from a crane at the Port of Los Angeles ...

Program offers LA homeowners money to build unit for homeless on their property
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a pilot program that would help the homeless population by paying some homeowners to build a housing unit on their property. (KABC). KABC. By Marc Cota-Robles. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 07: ...

Essential California: Confederate monuments in California come down
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Thursday, Aug. 17, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. They're coming down. Memorials honoring Confederate icons and history are falling like dominoes ...

Torres High running back Tiquan Gilmore dances past defenders
In the era of high school students choosing schools specifically for athletic reasons, running back Tiquan Gilmore of Los Angeles Torres has a confession to make. “I came here to act and dance,” he said. “I didn't come to play football.” Yet Gilmore ...

18 Best Things to Do in LA This Week
KCON returns to DTLA, revelers party like it's 1929 aboard the the art deco decked-out Queen Mary, David Arquette does stand-up, and more fun stuff to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 8/18. You can get your fill of Korean culture any day of the week ...


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