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The death of a promising young skateboarder fits into a surprising pattern: Increasingly, homeless people in Los Angeles and its environs are dying by hanging.
Does Orange County need all that expensive water from Poseidon's proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach?
The region reported more than 27,000 new COVID-19 cases over the last two months. The area now accounts for 19% of new infections, although it comprises just 12% of the countywide population, analysis shows.
Black and Latino voters, especially those who mostly speak Spanish, are far more likely than white voters to report the virus has had an impact on jobs and health.
If Joe Biden chooses a short-listed Californian as his running mate — Sen. Kamala Harris or Rep. Karen Bass — the decision will have a significant impact on politics in the state.
A Grammy-winning music producer known as Detail has been arrested on 15 sexual assault charges and five additional felony assault-related charges, authorities said Wednesday.
California's legislative leaders want more time before a state court-imposed eviction ban is lifted amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Technical glitches with the state's system for analyzing test results have led to flawed reporting of infection rates.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that he will be authorizing the city to shut off water and power in cases where residents host large, illegal gatherings.
The twin YouTube stars face criminal charges in connection with staging two fake bank robberies in Irvine, one of which involved an Uber driver who prosecutors said was not involved in the prank.
A prosecutor identified three relatives of indicted L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar as witnesses rather than targets of the ongoing pay-to-play probe.
The justices grant an emergency appeal from the county's lawyers and put on hold an order issued in late May by U.S. District Judge Jesus G. Bernal.
A Sacramento scheme to keep borrowing federal dollars to help those in need echoes California's historical progressivism. Upton Sinclair would admire the moxie.
Two people are injured and two others arrested in a brawl involving 60 to 100 people at the Cambria Hotel near Disneyland, police say.
Armed with a secret recipe, her bubbling bowls of soondubu jjigae were all the rage in Koreatown and beyond.
A majority of the California Legislature calls on Newsom to immediately begin paying unemployment benefits to more than 1 million jobless workers.
The Apple fire has charred 27,319 acres and destroyed 12 structures since it was first reported Friday north of Cherry Valley.
The city attorney's office has said homeowners with a history of renting to partygoers could face criminal prosecution and six months in jail.
Law enforcement sources said several weapons were found on the property.
As many private preschools prepare to reopen for the school year, many of California's poorest and neediest children are stuck at home, waiting for public preschools to reopen or offer distance learning, which is far from ideal for a 4-year-old.
What jobs did your parents work to get you where you are today?
Coronavirus concerns mean some fire evacuees head to hotels, not shelters.
Reactions ranged from relief to disbelief from some LAUSD parents after the district and United Teachers Los Angeles struck a deal Monday for online learning.
In the days since Ron Jeremy was charged with sexual assault, half a dozen women have contacted The Times to detail allegations of rape and groping against the adult film star.
A magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening at 10 p.m. Pacific time two miles from Rancho Cucamonga, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Thirty cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported at a Food 4 Less in Westlake. The union that represents grocery-store workers in Los Angeles has demanded that the business institute better protocols to protect its staff.
As the weeks pass and the temperatures rise, more residents are flocking to the city's parks.
L.A. County supervisors pass a measure to let voters decide whether to boost funding for mental health, housing and other social programs.
Deaton ran the DWP for three years and was called the "16th council member" for his role as a behind the scenes player in L.A. city government.
The County Department of Public Health, citing high local COVID-19 rates, said it will not grant elementary school reopening waivers until cases drop.
Ed Buck, who was indicted last year in connection with the overdose deaths of two Black men in his West Hollywood apartment, now faces four additional charges.
A 42-year-old Sylmar man was charged with arson Tuesday in connection with a fire at Pizzeria Mozza in Hancock Park
A 3,500-acre fire in Kern County has led officials to recommend evacuations for residents in the area.
Officials say the inactive Allenco drilling site near USC continues to pose a potential risk to public health and safety.
Los Angeles County has paid out roughly $55 million in settlements since 1990 in civil cases involving allegations that sheriff's deputies belonged to a secret society, records show.
Residents were urged to remain vigilant about face coverings and physical distancing, even as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have dropped.
Ryan Breaux, younger brother of Frank Ocean, was one of two young men killed when a Tesla crashed in Thousand Oaks, officials confirm.
Newsom may have relied on faulty numbers when announcing a steep decline in infection rates.
A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon at 2:28 p.m. Pacific time 11 miles from Coalinga, Calif., according to the USGS.
Fishing the L.A. River offers a respite from the stresses of a global pandemic, social unrest and partisan politics — in a convenient socially distanced setting.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation has sued L.A. to stop developments vetted under Councilman Jose Huizar or former Councilman Mitchell Englander from moving forward.
David Lacey, husband of the L.A. County district attorney, faces charges after video showed him waving a gun at protesters outside their home in March.
Bass catapulted to Biden's short list thanks to her pragmatism and unassuming style, which have impressed progressives, moderates, even Republicans.
Hundreds of thousands of essential workers have kept their kids in child care during the pandemic and, so far, these centers haven't been big disease spreaders.
The Apple fire, at more than 26,000 acres, is burning areas that haven't seen fire in years, providing fuel for explosive growth. As of Monday, it was 5% contained.
The lawsuit is the latest attempt by Southern California Gas to shield itself against efforts to phase out natural gas.
The Kings County district attorney is prosecuting a young woman on murder charges after drugs were found in her stillbirth baby. Opponents say the case could create a 'terrifying' precedent.
Epidemiologists and other public health experts said the only way to prevent more surges is to learn from past failure.
The pandemic is hurting census participation rates across socio-economic lines.
Mascots roam near empty streets. Two businesses permanently shut down. The virus spells trouble for one of L.A.'s most iconic blocks.
In Central Valley and other conservative parts of California, small but significant numbers of Republican voters have turned against Trump.
Three people were shot, one fatally, and two others injured at a party in a mansion on Mulholland Drive where police had investigated a disturbance hours earlier.
The L.A. County Department of Public Health is investigating a party at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood which has drawn fierce criticism.
Under a waiver procedure outlined Monday by state officials, some California schools may be able to reopen with coronavirus protocols in place
A police shooting by officers responding to reports of a man with a knife killed the man and wounded an officer, the Sheriff's Department said.
The quake was reported Monday afternoon at 3:18 p.m. Pacific time in Placentia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Elsmere fire was first reported about 1:50 p.m. near the northbound 14 Freeway and Newhall Avenue, and within half an hour had grow to 200 acres.
California has seen an average of 121 deaths per day over the last two weeks, Newsom says. Still, there are reasons for hope.
Dr. James M. Heaps, 67, faces a total of 20 felonies related to sex crimes alleged by seven of his former patients at his UCLA Health practice.
L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar gave his first public response to allegations that he engaged in bribery, money laundering and other crimes.
Part of Santa Paula Canyon — from the forest boundary to about three miles above the Punch Bowl — will remain off-limits as officials look to stave off potential crowding.
Five residents allege in a lawsuit that LAPD officers labeled them gang members without evidence as part of a pattern of corruption that has caused irreparable harm to them and others.
Social media identified the 18-year-old as one of two people killed in a crash early Sunday. CSUN said the other victim was student Ezekial Bishop.
The Sites fire began Sunday afternoon in Colusa County, northwest of Sacramento. Firefighters made significant progress in containing the blaze overnight.
Students will have a more predictable learning schedule under an agreement between the teachers union and L.A. Unified amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The blaze had burned 26,450 acres and was 5% contained as of Monday morning.
The fight to retire Placerville's noose should serve as a warning, in this time of support for Black Lives Matter, that change will not happen quickly.
As California grapples with a deluge of requests for unemployment benefits during the pandemic, government workers tasked with processing claims say they are hampered by outdated technology, bureaucratic red tape and a shortage of trained staff.
California may soon pass a law to ban the import of "trophy" animal parts from Africa. Activists are targeting an L.A. hunter whose hunt was captured on video.
Some coroners' reports on the famous and not-so-famous are kept from the public.
Public health officials said they are hopeful that actions taken over the last few weeks have slowed the spread of the coronavirus.
The heatwave that has baked the region is expected to ease on Monday, with relief and a noticeable drop in temperatures by the middle of the week.
After securing a permit from the city, TravisVu the Salon on Warner Avenue opened again for business last week. Three chairs were set outside under the shade of a roof for clients to arrive after having booked appointments.
California's first major wildfire of the year grew to more than 20,000 acres overnight after destroying one home and forcing thousands to evacuate.
The Marines late Sunday released the names of eight U.S. servicemen who went missing during a training exercise off San Clemente Island last week.
The earthquake was reported Sunday morning at 5:40 a.m. Pacific time less than a mile from San Jose, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Students and alumni from the L.A.'s most exclusive private high schools have launched Instagram campaigns sharing stories of racism and bias on campus.
Before Manhattan Beach shut it down, Bruce's Beach was a famous Black-owned beach resort. Now, some want the city to atone for its actions.
With coronavirus cases surging and indoor dining banned, cities are letting struggling restaurants use sidewalks, parking spaces and private lots to serve meals.
Black law enforcement leaders say they are uniquely equipped to understand the racism embedded in the criminal justice system, the history of oppression of their community and how that has sowed decades of distrust of the police.
Three people were taken into custody and two were cited Saturday afternoon outside the Windsor Square home of Mayor Eric Garcetti, where protesters converged to demand the mayor cancel rents, according to an LAPD spokesman.
Two police oversight groups provided recommendations to the city's police department to have officers provide their testimonies the same day a critical incident occurs rather than within seven days, which is the current policy.
Searing temperatures in inland areas of Southern California are expected to last through Monday, extending the suffering for vulnerable and unhoused people across the region who have nowhere to escape the heat.
Southern California counties continue to report high death tolls tied to coronavirus.
Footage taken near the Sassafras bar in Hollywood suggests that the bar hosted a party for L.A. County Sheriff's Department employees
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Pomona Police Department over its policy for using deadly force.
A married couple are arrested after allegedly yelling, 'White lives matter," and smashing a car with a shovel on July 22 in Torrance.
California recorded 214 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday, breaking its single-day record for the fifth time in July and the third time this week.
The amphibious assault vehicle is under hundreds of feet of water, putting it beyond the reach of divers and complicating rescue efforts.
Officials released on Friday the latest draft of an ethnic studies curriculum, nearly a year after the original version became controversial. The latest iteration retains a primary focus on four racial/ethnic groups but attempts to be more inclusive, while trying to avoid flashpoints related to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Laguna Beach is trying to mask the masses, and this M.D. is championing the cause
Churches in California's "Bible Belt" reopen, again, with new complications.
Environmentalists and local leaders oppose a federal plan to thin trees from a scenic spot deep inside Los Padres National Forest.
More than 370 firefighters, several helicopters and air tankers were sent to battle the fast-spreading Apple fire, which is burning in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Evacuation orders have been expanded into Banning.
Los Angeles County reported 69 new deaths related to the coronavirus and more than 2,600 additional cases Friday. The state surpassed 500,000 cases.
On the same day California broke a new daily record for COVID-19 deaths, a teenager in the Central Valley has died of causes related to the disease, becoming the first such juvenile death in California.
A 25-acre brush fire threatened some homes Friday in Ventura County west of Chatsworth.
Pastor Carieta Cain Grizzell found racist slurs and threats carved into Murph-Emmanuel AME Church outside Sacramento. The FBI is investigating.
LAPD officer's body camera shows a man with hands up being shot in the head with a projectile as police advance on fleeing protesters in late May.
Officials believe most of the workers contracted coronavirus in the community, not at the Costco sites.
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