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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.

Author: Gale Holland
Posted: August 6, 2020, 2:00 pm

Does Orange County need all that expensive water from Poseidon's proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach?

Author: Bettina Boxall
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:00 pm

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.

Author: Ben Poston, Tony Barboza, Ryan Menezes
Posted: August 6, 2020, 12:00 pm

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.

Author: David Lauter
Posted: August 6, 2020, 12:00 pm

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.

Author: George Skelton
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:01 am

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.

Author: Leila Miller
Posted: August 6, 2020, 4:49 am

California's legislative leaders want more time before a state court-imposed eviction ban is lifted amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author: Melody Gutierrez
Posted: August 6, 2020, 3:42 am

Technical glitches with the state's system for analyzing test results have led to flawed reporting of infection rates.

Author: Colleen Shalby
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:38 am

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.

Author: Leila Miller, Richard Winton, Luke Money
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:18 am

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.

Author: Leila Miller
Posted: August 5, 2020, 11:51 pm

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.

Author: David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes
Posted: August 5, 2020, 11:44 pm

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.

Author: David G. Savage
Posted: August 5, 2020, 11:01 pm

A Sacramento scheme to keep borrowing federal dollars to help those in need echoes California's historical progressivism. Upton Sinclair would admire the moxie.

Author: David L. Ulin
Posted: August 5, 2020, 11:00 pm

Two people are injured and two others arrested in a brawl involving 60 to 100 people at the Cambria Hotel near Disneyland, police say.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:12 pm

Armed with a secret recipe, her bubbling bowls of soondubu jjigae were all the rage in Koreatown and beyond.

Author: Brian Park, Lucas Kwan Peterson
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:08 pm

A majority of the California Legislature calls on Newsom to immediately begin paying unemployment benefits to more than 1 million jobless workers.

Author: Patrick McGreevy
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:22 pm

The Apple fire has charred 27,319 acres and destroyed 12 structures since it was first reported Friday north of Cherry Valley.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: August 5, 2020, 4:41 pm

The city attorney's office has said homeowners with a history of renting to partygoers could face criminal prosecution and six months in jail.

Author: Richard Winton, Luke Money, Jake Sheridan
Posted: August 5, 2020, 4:21 pm

Law enforcement sources said several weapons were found on the property.

Author: Richard Winton
Posted: August 5, 2020, 3:39 pm

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.

Author: Sonja Sharp
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:00 pm

What jobs did your parents work to get you where you are today?

Author: Esmeralda Bermudez
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:54 pm

Coronavirus concerns mean some fire evacuees head to hotels, not shelters.

Author: Louis Sahagun, Joseph Serna
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:00 pm

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.

Author: Andrew J. Campa, Howard Blume
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:00 pm

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.

Author: James Queally
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:00 pm

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.

Author: Quakebot
Posted: August 5, 2020, 5:18 am

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.

Author: Leila Miller
Posted: August 5, 2020, 4:38 am

As the weeks pass and the temperatures rise, more residents are flocking to the city's parks.

Author: Chace Beech
Posted: August 5, 2020, 3:31 am

L.A. County supervisors pass a measure to let voters decide whether to boost funding for mental health, housing and other social programs.

Author: Jaclyn Cosgrove, Alene Tchekmedyian
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:52 am

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.

Author: David Zahniser
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:12 am

The County Department of Public Health, citing high local COVID-19 rates, said it will not grant elementary school reopening waivers until cases drop.

Author: Nina Agrawal
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:27 am

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.

Author: Matt Hamilton
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:25 am

A 42-year-old Sylmar man was charged with arson Tuesday in connection with a fire at Pizzeria Mozza in Hancock Park

Author: James Queally
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:06 am

A 3,500-acre fire in Kern County has led officials to recommend evacuations for residents in the area.

Author: Leila Miller
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:24 am

Officials say the inactive Allenco drilling site near USC continues to pose a potential risk to public health and safety.

Author: Emily Alpert Reyes
Posted: August 4, 2020, 11:30 pm

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.

Author: Alene Tchekmedyian
Posted: August 4, 2020, 11:08 pm

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.

Author: Maura Dolan
Posted: August 4, 2020, 10:59 pm

Ryan Breaux, younger brother of Frank Ocean, was one of two young men killed when a Tesla crashed in Thousand Oaks, officials confirm.

Author: Frank Rojas
Posted: August 4, 2020, 10:25 pm

Newsom may have relied on faulty numbers when announcing a steep decline in infection rates.

Author: Colleen Shalby
Posted: August 4, 2020, 10:07 pm

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.

Author: Quakebot
Posted: August 4, 2020, 9:59 pm

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.

Author: Lila Seidman, Andrew J. Campa
Posted: August 4, 2020, 8:39 pm

AIDS Healthcare Foundation has sued L.A. to stop developments vetted under Councilman Jose Huizar or former Councilman Mitchell Englander from moving forward.

Author: Emily Alpert Reyes
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:05 pm

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.

Author: James Queally
Posted: August 4, 2020, 6:32 pm

Bass catapulted to Biden's short list thanks to her pragmatism and unassuming style, which have impressed progressives, moderates, even Republicans.

Author: Jennifer Haberkorn, Adam Elmahrek
Posted: August 4, 2020, 4:58 pm

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.

Author: Anna Almendrala
Posted: August 4, 2020, 2:00 pm

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.

Author: Louis Sahagun, Luke Money
Posted: August 4, 2020, 1:00 pm

The lawsuit is the latest attempt by Southern California Gas to shield itself against efforts to phase out natural gas.

Author: Sammy Roth
Posted: August 4, 2020, 12:30 pm

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.

Author: Alex Wigglesworth
Posted: August 4, 2020, 12:00 pm

Epidemiologists and other public health experts said the only way to prevent more surges is to learn from past failure.

Author: Rong-Gong Lin II, Iris Lee
Posted: August 4, 2020, 12:00 pm

The pandemic is hurting census participation rates across socio-economic lines.

Author: Sarah Parvini
Posted: August 4, 2020, 12:00 pm

Mascots roam near empty streets. Two businesses permanently shut down. The virus spells trouble for one of L.A.'s most iconic blocks.

Author: Stephanie Lai
Posted: August 4, 2020, 12:00 pm

In Central Valley and other conservative parts of California, small but significant numbers of Republican voters have turned against Trump.

Author: David Lauter
Posted: August 4, 2020, 12:00 pm

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.

Author: Luke Money, Richard Winton, Leila Miller
Posted: August 4, 2020, 4:25 am

The L.A. County Department of Public Health is investigating a party at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood which has drawn fierce criticism.

Author: James Queally
Posted: August 4, 2020, 3:52 am

Under a waiver procedure outlined Monday by state officials, some California schools may be able to reopen with coronavirus protocols in place

Author: Anita Chabria, Nina Agrawal
Posted: August 4, 2020, 3:06 am

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.

Author: Leila Miller
Posted: August 4, 2020, 1:40 am

The quake was reported Monday afternoon at 3:18 p.m. Pacific time in Placentia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Author: Quakebot
Posted: August 3, 2020, 10:28 pm

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.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: August 3, 2020, 9:49 pm

California has seen an average of 121 deaths per day over the last two weeks, Newsom says. Still, there are reasons for hope.

Author: Laura J. Nelson, Leila Miller
Posted: August 3, 2020, 9:22 pm

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.

Author: Jaclyn Cosgrove
Posted: August 3, 2020, 9:02 pm

L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar gave his first public response to allegations that he engaged in bribery, money laundering and other crimes.

Author: David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:57 pm

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.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: August 3, 2020, 6:53 pm

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.

Author: Kevin Rector
Posted: August 3, 2020, 6:31 pm

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.

Author: Colleen Shalby
Posted: August 3, 2020, 6:01 pm

The Sites fire began Sunday afternoon in Colusa County, northwest of Sacramento. Firefighters made significant progress in containing the blaze overnight.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: August 3, 2020, 5:04 pm

Students will have a more predictable learning schedule under an agreement between the teachers union and L.A. Unified amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Author: Howard Blume
Posted: August 3, 2020, 3:50 pm

The blaze had burned 26,450 acres and was 5% contained as of Monday morning.

Author: Luke Money, Louis Sahagun
Posted: August 3, 2020, 3:40 pm

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.

Author: Erika D. Smith
Posted: August 3, 2020, 1:00 pm

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.

Author: Patrick McGreevy
Posted: August 3, 2020, 12:00 pm

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.

Author: Susanne Rust
Posted: August 3, 2020, 12:00 pm

Some coroners' reports on the famous and not-so-famous are kept from the public.

Author: Matt Hamilton, Alene Tchekmedyian
Posted: August 2, 2020, 11:28 pm

Public health officials said they are hopeful that actions taken over the last few weeks have slowed the spread of the coronavirus.

Author: Alex Wigglesworth
Posted: August 2, 2020, 10:36 pm

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.

Author: Adam Elmahrek
Posted: August 2, 2020, 9:59 pm

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.

Author: Andrew Turner
Posted: August 2, 2020, 9:24 pm

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.

Author: Alex Wigglesworth, Laura Newberry
Posted: August 2, 2020, 7:46 pm

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.

Author: Luke Money, Carlos Lozano
Posted: August 2, 2020, 3:46 pm

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.

Author: Quakebot
Posted: August 2, 2020, 2:58 pm

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.

Author: Jill R. Shah
Posted: August 2, 2020, 2:00 pm

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.

Author: Rosanna Xia
Posted: August 2, 2020, 1:00 pm

With coronavirus cases surging and indoor dining banned, cities are letting struggling restaurants use sidewalks, parking spaces and private lots to serve meals.

Author: Laura J. Nelson
Posted: August 2, 2020, 12:00 pm

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.

Author: Alene Tchekmedyian, Nicole Santa Cruz
Posted: August 2, 2020, 12:00 pm

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.

Author: Emily Alpert Reyes, Adam Elmahrek
Posted: August 2, 2020, 3:37 am

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.

Author: Ben Brazil
Posted: August 2, 2020, 1:07 am

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.

Author: Emily Alpert Reyes
Posted: August 1, 2020, 11:43 pm

Southern California counties continue to report high death tolls tied to coronavirus.

Author: Alex Wigglesworth
Posted: August 1, 2020, 11:28 pm

Footage taken near the Sassafras bar in Hollywood suggests that the bar hosted a party for L.A. County Sheriff's Department employees

Author: James Queally
Posted: August 1, 2020, 9:21 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Pomona Police Department over its policy for using deadly force.

Author: Leila Miller
Posted: August 1, 2020, 7:23 pm

A married couple are arrested after allegedly yelling, 'White lives matter," and smashing a car with a shovel on July 22 in Torrance.

Author: City News Service
Posted: August 1, 2020, 4:49 pm

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.

Author: Alex Wigglesworth, Sean Greene, Rong-Gong Lin II
Posted: August 1, 2020, 4:11 pm

The amphibious assault vehicle is under hundreds of feet of water, putting it beyond the reach of divers and complicating rescue efforts.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: August 1, 2020, 3:41 pm

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.

Author: Nina Agrawal, Howard Blume
Posted: August 1, 2020, 2:00 pm

Laguna Beach is trying to mask the masses, and this M.D. is championing the cause

Author: Steve Lopez
Posted: August 1, 2020, 2:00 pm

Churches in California's "Bible Belt" reopen, again, with new complications.

Author: Stephanie Lai
Posted: August 1, 2020, 1:00 pm

Environmentalists and local leaders oppose a federal plan to thin trees from a scenic spot deep inside Los Padres National Forest.

Author: Hayley Smith
Posted: August 1, 2020, 12:00 pm

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.

Author: Alex Wigglesworth, Emily Alpert Reyes
Posted: August 1, 2020, 3:26 am

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.

Author: Leila Miller
Posted: August 1, 2020, 12:35 am

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.

Author: Alex Wigglesworth
Posted: July 31, 2020, 9:00 pm

A 25-acre brush fire threatened some homes Friday in Ventura County west of Chatsworth.

Author: City News Service
Posted: July 31, 2020, 8:53 pm

Pastor Carieta Cain Grizzell found racist slurs and threats carved into Murph-Emmanuel AME Church outside Sacramento. The FBI is investigating.

Author: Jake Sheridan
Posted: July 31, 2020, 5:57 pm

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.

Author: Kevin Rector
Posted: July 31, 2020, 4:55 pm

Officials believe most of the workers contracted coronavirus in the community, not at the Costco sites.

Author: Rong-Gong Lin II
Posted: July 31, 2020, 3:50 pm

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Local news from across Southern California

Police reacting to noise complaints shut down a wedding reception in Holmby Hills after receiving multiple noise complaints.
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 6, 2020, 4:33 pm
The Apple Fire raging in the mountains in the San Bernardino National Forest has blackened 27,569 acres, destroyed four homes and eight other structures, and is 30% contained this morning, authorities said.
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 6, 2020, 2:54 pm
A dump truck overturned on the eastbound 10 Freeway in Los Angeles Thursday morning, prompting a stretch of the freeway to be shutdown until further notice.
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:43 pm
A funeral service will be held Thursday for Los Angeles Police Department Officer Valentin Martinez, the agency's first sworn employee to die of complications from COVID-19.
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:05 pm
California has stopped removing or adding to a list of counties facing more restrictions on businesses and schools as it tries to resolve a technical problem with the state’s coronavirus testing database, health officials said Wednesday.
Author: Amy Taxin
Posted: August 6, 2020, 12:23 pm
The head pastor of a Hacienda Heights church was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl when she was 12 through 18 years old, and two additional victims have been identified, authorities announced Wednesday. Jonathan Tsai was arrested on July 21 at his home and booked at the sheriff’s Walnut Station on $1.4 million bail, according to the Los Angeles...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 6, 2020, 5:31 am
The famed “Festival of Lights” will go ahead as planned in downtown Riverside during the Christmas season, but with limited activity because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials confirmed Wednesday. “The Festival of Lights is a much-loved Riverside tradition,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “I look forward to a time when we can gather together again as a community to celebrate the...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 6, 2020, 5:18 am
Joc Pederson’s second home run of the game sailed an estimated 435 feet through two palm trees just beyond the center field fence at Petco Park, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the San Diego Padres 7-6 Wednesday night to take two of three in an early series between NL West rivals. Pederson drove in five runs on the...
Author: Bernie Wilson
Posted: August 6, 2020, 4:55 am
The Grammy-winning producer known as Detail was arrested Wednesday on 15 sexual assault charges and five additional felony assault charges.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: August 6, 2020, 3:34 am
On the heels of two highly publicized parties, one of which ended in a fatal shooting, Los Angeles County’s public health director warned again Wednesday that such gatherings are forbidden under coronavirus-prevention orders, and attending them endangers the public at large. Barbara Ferrer, director of the county Department of Public Health, said infection rates among residents aged 30 to 49...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 6, 2020, 3:06 am
A convicted felon pleaded guilty Wednesday to fatally stabbing a senior citizen more than three years ago who had kicked the defendant out of his Palm Springs home, and leading police on a high-speed chase in the victim’s car. Jonathan Alan Flora’s plea to murder and nine other felonies was to the court and not as part of a deal...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 6, 2020, 2:50 am
Chris Paul had 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 105-86 victory over the poor-shooting Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points and Steven Adams had 18 for the Thunder (42-25), who never trailed in their first win over the Lakers in four meetings this season. Oklahoma City pulled even with...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:44 am
Family and friends mourned the death Wednesday of a navy hero who died on Monday from complications from COVID-19. Marcie Tyrrell says her husband, Scott, wasn’t only a hero in the military. “Scott is the love of my life,” she said. “He’s been a rock for me. He’s always been a protector.” Scott was not only a protector for their...
Author: Tony Shin
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:23 am
A massive brawl broke out Wednesday at the new Cambria Hotel & Suites in Anaheim involving as many as 100 people, police said. Two people were arrested and two people were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening laceration injuries, Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer told City News Service. One victim is a boy and the other is a woman, he said. Officers were...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 6, 2020, 12:48 am
Homes that are confirmed to be hosting parties by the Los Angeles Police Department will have their utilities cut, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday in the wake of reports of parties during the coronavirus pandemic in recent days. The mayor said that he had authorized the Department of Water and Power to cut utilities within 48 hours after...
Author: Shahan Ahmed
Posted: August 6, 2020, 12:10 am
Twin brothers popular on YouTube for videos featuring pranks were charged Wednesday with masquerading as bank robbers, prompting emergency calls to Irvine police.
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 6, 2020, 12:03 am
The National Basketball Association continues to be a trailblazer when it comes professional sports organizations on and off the court. The NBA was the first league to suspend their season on March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus far, they have been a leader in the country on how to continue play while the virus continues to surge...
Author: Michael Duarte
Posted: August 5, 2020, 11:37 pm
A judge Wednesday delayed until September a decision on whether Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend can be deposed as part of her brother’s defamation lawsuit against the Amazon founder and his security consultant. Michael Sanchez, a Hollywood talent manager and the brother of Lauren Sanchez, alleges in his lawsuit filed Jan. 31 in Los Angeles Superior Court that Bezos and Gavin de...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:40 pm
A Sept. 29 trial date was set Wednesday for suspended Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, who faces federal charges alleging he ran a $1.5 million pay-to-play scheme in which developers were shaken down for cash bribes and campaign donations in exchange for his support of downtown-area development projects. Prosecutors told U.S. District Judge John Walter that they expect the trial...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:15 pm
Guests at Los Angeles International Airport can now purchase personal protective equipment from vending machines located in the ticketing areas of most terminals to help keep them safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the airport announced Wednesday. “Los Angeles World Airports is setting new standards for how the airport industry can help keep passengers safe though rigorous cleanings, new technology and...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 5, 2020, 6:32 pm
Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin released a report Wednesday that found the city has “fallen short of its goals” to recruit and hire more women and promote women to well-paying jobs. “The city employs almost 50,000 public servants, but the striking gender gap in our workforce does not reflect the communities we serve or the values we promote,” Galperin said....
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 5, 2020, 6:31 pm
Slightly cooler weather Wednesday helped firefighters make progress against a huge blaze in mountains east of Los Angeles. The wildfire straddling Riverside and San Bernardino counties had consumed 27,319 acres — nearly 43 square miles — of brush and trees since it broke out Friday, according to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. As of Wednesday morning, the Apple...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2020, 6:13 pm
Serena Williams has revealed that she was often defeating two opponents at once while achieving tennis greatness during her legendary career. Williams, 38, told People she has been struggling with periodic migraines since her 20s, often playing through them on her way to 23 Grand Slam singles titles. She even hid mention of them to her father, Richard, who served as her coach for much...
Author: Scott Stump | TODAY
Posted: August 5, 2020, 5:19 pm
A composite sketch of a driver who got out of his BMW after fatally striking an 87-year-old man in the Westlake District, then got back in the sedan and took off, was released this week by investigators. The fatal hit-and-run occurred around 4 a.m. Feb. 22 at Eighth Street and Westmoreland Avenue, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement....
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 5, 2020, 5:16 pm
Federal search warrants were served Wednesday at the Calabasas home of YouTube star Jake Paul, who drew the attention of city officials last month following a large party at the mansion. Details about the nature of the warrant served at the west San Fernando Valley home were not immediately available. The warrant is under seal, the FBI said. It was...
Author: Jonathan Lloyd and Nyree Arabian
Posted: August 5, 2020, 3:09 pm
Though all California voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot, Los Angeles County officials Tuesday stressed that hundreds of voting centers will still be needed and urged school districts and cities to help identify locations. A high-tech voting system and a global pandemic mean that voting centers this year have a whole new set of requirements. Gone are the days when...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 5, 2020, 3:01 pm
COVID-19 antibody test are being offered at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The free tests are covered under the CARES Act. Click here to register. Dozens of people were at the site early Wednesday. The free coronavirus antibody tests will be offered for six days over the next two weeks. The free testing is being offered through a partnership between...
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:15 pm
To date in 2020, 14 children have died inside hot cars, one of which was in Southern California. This is how it occurs: shortwave radiation or sunlight gets inside the car. Long-wave radiation exits the car with the doors open. This keeps the same temperatures outside the car and inside the car.  But once the door shuts, the long-wave radiation...
Author: Anthony Yanez
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:49 pm
The Los Angeles Lakers have reinforcements on the way…sort of. According to Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, injured point guard Rajon Rondo is expected to travel to Florida on Wednesday, where he will continue his rehab before re-entering the bubble at a later date. “He’s definitely going to come back into the bubble very soon,” said Vogel after practice on...
Author: Michael Duarte
Posted: August 5, 2020, 10:03 am
Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams is out of quarantine and back on the court. Williams had to clear a mandatory 10-day quarantine inside the NBA bubble at Disney World in Orlando, instead of the normal four-day quarantine because of a stop at a strip club during an excused absence from the team. Williams originally left the bubble to attend...
Author: Michael Duarte
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:41 am
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reminded the public Tuesday that it had issued a “legally binding health officer order” following a large party in the Beverly Crest neighborhood that featured hundreds of people seemingly not social distancing and showing little regard for wearing face coverings. The order “prohibits gatherings, including parties, during the coronavirus pandemic in order...
Author: Shahan Ahmed
Posted: August 5, 2020, 5:48 am
AJ Pollock hit a pinch, go-ahead double in the seventh inning and added a solo homer, and Dustin May struck out a career-high eight to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Tuesday night. Mookie Betts entered the game in right field in the eighth inning after missing Monday night’s 5-4 loss in the series...
Author: Bernie Wilson
Posted: August 5, 2020, 4:35 am
The Mulholland Drive mansion where a woman was killed in a shooting at a party has not been registered as a home-sharing property, as the NBC4 I-Team has been reporting is now mandatory in the city of LA, according to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. The city also sent warnings to the home just a few months back....
Author: Lolita Lopez and Phil Drechsler
Posted: August 5, 2020, 3:24 am
A group of Pac-12 football players with the #WeAreUnited movement met with officials from the California governor’s office Tuesday to discuss concerns about their schools’ COVID-19 protocols and protecting their college eligibility. Meanwhile, the NCAA’s highest governing body put off a decision on whether to conduct fall championship events, and is moving toward passing on making that call altogether. The...
Author: Rallph D. Russo
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:27 am
 The Los Angeles Rams have started a scouting apprenticeship program designed to boost the aspirations of minority and female candidates for football scouting jobs. The Rams announced the creation of the program Tuesday, along with the selection of its first 10 participants. The team says the apprentice scouts will get “experiential training, one-on-one mentorship and networking opportunities through virtual summits”...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:16 am
Technological flaws in the state’s electronic laboratory system have led to an under-reporting of coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County for at least two weeks, health officials said Tuesday, prompting outreach to individual testing facilities to verify results. According to the county Department of Public Health, the issues with the state lab have impacted the county’s reporting of positive cases...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:38 am
Devin Booker made a turnaround jumper over Paul George as time expired, capping a 35-point performance and giving the Phoenix Suns a 117-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. “I’m happy for him, but he’d be the first one to tell you we’re not done,” Phoenix coach Monty Williams said of Booker. The Suns improved to 3-0 in...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:24 am
A federal grand jury Tuesday returned a 26-count indictment that charges a Pasadena man with making a series of detailed threats to harm, rape and kill 10 victims he met in various social and business settings. Samuel Trelawney Hughes, 31, a citizen of the United Kingdom, was charged with seven counts of stalking, nine counts of making online threats, three...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:21 am
Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says. Ohtani likely will return to the Angels’ lineup as their designated hitter this week, Maddon said Tuesday night before the club opened a road series against the Seattle Mariners. The Angels’ stance on Ohtani is...
Author: Greg Beacham, AP
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:19 am
Glendale Unified School District is one of many districts in the state that can’t bring teachers back inside the classrooms for in-person instruction because coronavirus is too widespread in Los Angeles County, but they will welcome about 1,000 young people back to campus in August for day care. Glendale Unified is disinfecting and preparing 20 elementary schools to provide free...
Author: Angie Crouch
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:17 am
A Los Angeles federal grand jury returned an updated indictment Tuesday charging Democratic donor Ed Buck with four additional felonies, including allegations that he enticed victims — including a man who died at his West Hollywood apartment — to travel interstate to engage in prostitution. Buck, 65, was arrested in September after being charged in federal court with providing methamphetamine...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:53 am
A violent gang of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who call themselves “The Executioners” control a patrol station in Compton through force, threats, work slowdowns and acts of revenge against those who speak out, a deputy alleges in a legal claim. Austreberto Gonzalez, a former Marine and a sheriff’s deputy since 2007, said in a notice of claim ahead of...
Author: Stefanie Dazio
Posted: August 4, 2020, 10:33 pm
The "World of Dance" semi-finals kick off tonight at 10/9c on NBC. The season 4 finale was taped the same day the cast and crew got word that production would be shutting down due to the coronavirus last March.
Author: Heather Brooker
Posted: August 4, 2020, 9:51 pm
One Redondo Beach high school graduate used the boredom of time in quarantine to find his true passion — EMT certification so he can help out during the pandemic. Redondo Union High School graduate Xan Wesley is now working out on the streets, testing people in homeless encampments for COVID-19, and he’s starting his path to his goal of becoming a...
Author: Kim Tobin
Posted: August 4, 2020, 9:41 pm
A sketch of a man wanted in the attempted sexual assault of three women at an Orange park was released Tuesday by police. The first attack happened at about 4:10 p.m. July 25 on the Santiago Creek trail near Tustin Street and La Veta Avenue, said Sgt. Phil McMullin of the Orange Police Department. The man grabbed the woman and...
Posted: August 4, 2020, 8:11 pm
The pandemic has created a health crisis along with a financial nightmare for businesses big and small. With all indoor barber shops closed because of the coronavirus concerns, the schools that teach the trade are having a tough time. Right now it looks like the LA Barber College could be its next victim. The minority owned trade school in the...
Author: Annette Arreola and Miller Hyatt
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:51 pm
Misdemeanor assault charges have been filed against Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s husband for allegedly pointing a handgun out his front door and ordering a group of protesters to leave his Granada Hills property in March. David Allan Lacey, 66, was charged Monday with three misdemeanor counts of assault with a firearm involving the March 2 run-in with...
Author: City News Service
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:14 pm
NASA announced that the annual Perseid meteor shower, one of the most highly anticipated showers of the year, will peak on the morning of August 12. We’ve rounded up some times you might want to have your eyes on the skies this month, for the Perseids and otherwise. Aug. 9: Grab a pair of binoculars before dawn and look toward...
Author: Kitri Sundaram
Posted: August 4, 2020, 6:42 pm
A 35-year-old mother of three died and three others were wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting early Tuesday during a large party at a mansion on Mulholland Drive in Beverly Crest. The shooting was reported at about 1 a.m. Tuesday in the 13200 block of Mulholland Drive, hours after police responded to a report of a large gathering at the...
Author: Staff Report
Posted: August 4, 2020, 5:47 am
As students begin another term of classes online, we’ve compiled a list of free and reduced price internet services. Click the links below based on your internet service provider or area. Comcast Internet Essentials service Two free months of Internet service if you apply and are approved by December 31, 2020. After promotion, regular rates apply ($9.95/month). Xfinity WiFi hotspots Data cap...
Author: Miller Hyatt
Posted: July 27, 2020, 7:18 pm

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