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City sets timeline for election to fill L.A. school board seat | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | September 22, 2018
The Los Angeles City Council has formally approved a March 5 special election to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education. If no candidate wins a majority, a runoff would be held between the top two finishers on May 14. The action taken Friday was largely a formality because the school board had...
My News LA | September 22, 2018
Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Jaime Jarrin became the 12th inductee into the Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor Friday evening, recognized for his 60 years with the team and helping boost its following among Southern California’s Spanish-speaking population. Longtime Dodger outfielder, coach and b...
My News LA | September 22, 2018
The Los Angeles Police Department released video Friday of an officer-involved shooting that occurred in August in South Los Angeles that wounded an FBI agent and left the suspect dead. Daniel Valdez, 70, of the Riverside County community of Perris, died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred ...
Two Men Die After Baseball Bat Attacks | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | September 21, 2018
Two men died, days after a baseball bat-wielding individual viciously attacked them in the Financial District. A third man who was attacked remained unconscious in the hospital.
DASH Bus Service in Arts District to Expand | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | September 21, 2018
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation next week is expanding DASH bus service in the Arts District.
Circa Apartments Open Next Week | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | September 21, 2018
After years of construction, one of Downtown’s biggest housing projects is ready to come online. Circa, which holds 648 apartments in a pair of 35-story South Park towers, will begin move-ins on Sunday, Sept. 30. Jamison Services and Hankey Investments…
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | September 21, 2018
(NewsUSA) - National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love - and everything in between. Join the celebration sharing your story using #MicrosoftLatinx and #HispanicHeritageMonth.
Cómo saber más sobre CLL, un cáncer sanguíneo crónico y común | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | September 21, 2018
(BPT) - Imagínese que le han dado la noticia de que padece de cáncer en la sangre, y luego el siguiente comentario tranquilizador: “No se preocupe, es el bueno”. Como un diagnóstico de cáncer puede ser abrumador, ¿tiene sentido que…
Understanding CLL - A Common, Chronic Blood Cancer | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | September 21, 2018
(BPT) - Imagine you’ve just been given the news that you have blood cancer, but you are told, “not to worry, it’s the good kind.” A cancer diagnosis can be shocking, and you have just heard that you should be…
Explore Australia's largest and undiscovered fringing reef | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | September 21, 2018
(BPT) - Where do the red and orange hues of Australia’s iconic outback meet white sand beaches and turquoise blue water? Where can you walk off the shore and instantly experience pristine coral reef during a special drift snorkel? It’s…
Sex, Fashion & Disco Is a Delicious, Ultra-Chic Cultural Romp | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | September 21, 2018
“Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco” revisits the high and higher points of this era through archival footage and present-day interviews with many of the stars in that firmament, including future supernovas like Jessica Lange, Grace Jones, Bob Colacello, Jerry Hall (to whom Lopez was engage...
The Sisters Brothers Upends the Masculine Codes of the Western | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | September 21, 2018
Ultimately a story about brotherhood, friendship and the insecurity of life in a violent place, the film injects a sweetness and innocence into the genre, mostly through one stellar performance by John C. Reilly.
13 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | September 21, 2018
From an art collection dedicated to "sex kittens" to a retro arcade experience to the start of Oktoberfest and an evening of trans poetry, here are the 13 best things to do in Los Angeles this week!
The Irrepressible Science Fair Charms and Pleases — but What About the Science? | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | September 21, 2018
The cameras aren’t even there when the kids officially present their projects, but the filmmakers still wring the big day for all the drama they can, putting off as long as possible the revelation of whether any of their subjects win.
Garcetti Leaving Town For Olympic, Political Speeches | My News LA
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will leave the Southland for the third time in three weeks Friday, bound for Colorado Springs, Colorado, to start visits to three states in four days. Garcetti will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly Awards Dinner in Colorado ...
6 Alternative L.A. Style Makers to Watch | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | September 21, 2018
Fierce style can be seen on red carpets and catwalks, at clubs, boutiques and art shows, and of course in the streets. Here are six designers doing their part to provide Angelenos (and, thanks to the World Wide Web, beyond) with something fresh, fun and unique to wear, using all of the above outlets...
87 days of smog: Southern California just saw its longest streak of bad air in decades | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | September 21, 2018
Southern Californians might remember the summer of 2018 for its sweltering heat waves, record ocean temperatures and destructive wildfires. But it also claimed another distinction: the summer we went nearly three months without a day of clean air. The region violated federal smog standards for...
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dies at 61 due to illness | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | September 21, 2018
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country's second in command after the Communist party's leader, died Friday of a serious illness, the government said. He was 61. The website statement said Quang passed away despite “utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign professors and doct...
From the Archives: Munchkins at premiere of 'Wizard of Oz' | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | September 21, 2018
The Aug. 15, 1939, premiere of “The Wizard of Oz” in Los Angeles was complete with Munchkins at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Actor Wallace Beery, kneeling, was joined by his daughter Carol Ann, center, “Wizard of Oz” producer Mervyn LeRoy, far right, and several actors dressed in Munchkin co...
Pope accepts resignations of two more bishops in Chile | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | September 21, 2018
Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignations of two more bishops in Chile, as fallout mounted from widespread sex abuse scandals there. Without citing reasons, the Vatican said the latest to leave their posts were the bishops of San Bartolome de Chillan, Monsignor Carlos Eduardo Pellegrin Barrer...
10 of the Best Heavy Metal Songs About Beer | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | September 21, 2018
Heavy metal and beer have long been comfortable bedfellows. Indeed, in Metallica's early days, they dubbed their drinking alter egos "Alcoholica." As satisfying and cathartic as it is to jump into the mosh pit at a metal show and crash into all of the other bodies around you, there is also somethin...
6 Spots to Get a Damn Fine Cup of Joe | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | September 21, 2018
When it’s been a rough day or a hectic morning, a simple cup of coffee is really all you need to set things right again — there’s beauty in that simplicity. In honor of National Coffee Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, here's where you can find our favorite cups of drip coffee in L.A.
My News LA | September 21, 2018
One person was killed overnight in a crash involving a car and a big rig in Montebello, police said. The crash occurred on Telegraph Road between Slauson and Gage avenues around 11 p.m. and the road was shut down in the area, according to the Montebello Police Department. The driver of the car was k...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Police searched Friday for clues in connection with the death of a homeless man whose beaten body was found beneath the Santa Monica Pier and may be related to the deaths of two homeless men in downtown Los Angeles. The man’s body was found around 6:30 a.m. Thursday by city maintenance workers...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Counselors and school psychologists will be available Friday to students and staff at CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts in Van Nuys, a day after a shooting across the street from the school left a student and school employee wounded and prompted a lockdown of the campus. In a statement on the s...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Metro announced Friday that a decision by the Federal Transit Administration will save the third Purple Line Extension between Century City and the Westwood/VA Hospital tens of millions of dollars and avoid a project delay. The FTA earlier this week approved Metro’s request to be reimbursed fo...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
A Los Angeles city councilman said Friday that he wants the city to consider all legal options, including eminent domain and condemnation proceedings, to prevent the reopening of a South Los Angeles. oil field which was closed when residents complained that fumes were making them sick. Councilman Gi...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
The Los Angeles Dodgers will hold their first Digital Bobblehead Night Friday evening, the first promotion of its kind in Major League Baseball and believed to be the first crypto giveaway in sports. While supplies last at each point of entry, the first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance for the gam...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Former Long Beach Polytechnic High School football star and would-be University of Oregon wide receiver Jalen Hall and another young man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of carrying out an armed home-invasion robbery in Norwalk. Hall, 19, and Millard Lefenus Hill, 18, are each charged with three...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
A former Long Beach police detective was acquitted Friday of charges that he dragged his estranged wife outside a home, assaulted her boyfriend and threatened the man’s roommate. The downtown Los Angeles jury deliberated for about two days before acquitting Toby Benskin, 36, of three counts of...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
One of two men charged with killing the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in Mar Vista pleaded guilty Friday to murder and robbery charges. James A. Eastland, 22, is facing 40 years to life in state prison in connection with his guilty plea to a murder count in the Jan. 18, 2017, slaying of [&...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
A Santa Clarita Valley-area youth basketball coach pleaded not guilty Friday to sex-related charges involving nine boys who either played on teams he coached or were trained by him. Jeremy Andre Haggerty, 34, is charged with eight counts of sexual battery by fraud, five counts of committing a lewd a...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Saying the National Rife Association is one of the biggest roadblocks to gun safety reform, a Los Angeles city councilman introduced a motion Friday that would require city contractors to disclose any ties they have to the organization. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell’s motion, if passed into...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles Friday announced it has launched a parish-wide online donation campaign to assist reunited immigrant and refugee families. Proceeds from the campaign, launched in partnership with Catholic Charities Los Angeles, will be used for legal and education assistance to famili...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Riverside County’s unemployment rate was unchanged last month, with solid gains and minimal losses throughout the regional economy, state officials announced Friday. The jobless rate in August, based on preliminary estimates, was 4.7 percent — the same as July, according to the Californi...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach, and the Orange County Republican Party Thursday defended their endorsement of a school board candidate and Huntington Beach official for making what some say were bigoted remarks online. The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islami...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
A 35-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to more than 10 years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed an 82-year-old man on Mother’s Day in Buena Park. Steven Gerard Cruz was convicted Aug. 28 of gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury ...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Riverside County prosecutors Friday dropped all sexual assault charges against a convicted rapist who had been accused of repeatedly molesting two sisters in the Murrieta area, extracting a plea from him instead on a lesser count and saying the case could not go forward based on doubts about the str...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti expressed support Friday for Elon Musk and said he wants the city to keep pursing several large-scale projects with the tech tycoon’s companies despite his eyebrow raising behavior lately. The city of Los Angeles is in the process of evaluating several of Musk-b...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Two women and a man were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and battery in connection with the beer mug beating of a man in a restroom of a Covina bar, a beating that left the man with a fractured skull, police announced Thursday. Police released video of two of the suspects [R...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
A geriatrician contends in new court papers that based on a video taken of Sumner Redstone in January, it is “extremely unlikely” the 95-year-old former media mogul is mentally capable of making decisions about pending litigation, including two suits dealing with a former live-in compani...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Counselors and school psychologists were available Friday to students and staff at CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts in Van Nuys, a day after a shooting across the street from the school left a student and campus employee wounded and prompted a lockdown of the campus. In a statement on the scho...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
A Desert Hot Springs High School clerk accused of taking almost $350,000 from the school over the course of 16 years pleaded not guilty to an embezzlement charge Friday. Deneen Kuhlman, 47, of Desert Hot Springs, is accused of taking $346,731.77 while working as a financial clerk at the campus. The ...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
An Ocean View School District Board of Education candidate, who came under fire for alleged bigoted remarks made online, denied the allegations Friday and claimed she has become a political football in the congressional election battle between Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and his Democratic opponent. The G...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
The Los Angeles City Council kept moving forward Friday on a framework of regulations for the dockless electric scooter industry, voting in favor of an ordinance that would create an official pilot program. The council’s 10-1 vote in favor of the ordinance did not come as a surprise, as the he...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
A 40-year-old convicted robber and car thief was charged Friday with flashing passing motorists and victims of a car break-in in Santa Ana. Mauricio Barrera Zavala was charged with a felony count of second-degree burglary and two counts of indecent exposure, both misdemeanors. He pleaded not guilty ...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
A 19-year-old Riverside man who pummeled his girlfriend and held her against her will is in the first week of a seven-year prison sentence. Jose Camacho pleaded guilty in June to one count each of kidnapping, assault on a domestic partner, false imprisonment, robbery and recording images of a person...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
A 41-year-old convicted sex offender pleaded not guilty Friday to setting a fire in a Santa Ana apartment building that severely injured one victim. Carrie Marie Immel was charged Sept. 11 with single counts each of arson with great bodily injury, arson of a dwelling and arson of property, all felon...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Los Angeles International Airport announced Friday that visitors will now have more help finding app-based ride services with new signage it hopes will become the industry standard at airports across the country. Los Angeles World Airport officials, in partnership with the American Association of Ai...
My News LA | September 21, 2018
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday that he is “not yet” in support of a bullet train route, selected by California High-Speed Rail Authority staffers, that would travel through Pacoima and other neighborhoods in the northeast San Fernando Valley. The proposed route, which still ...