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Family of camper killed in Malibu Creek State Park files $90-million damage claims | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 18, 2019
The family of a man who was shot to death while camping at Malibu Creek State Park with his children filed claims for more than $90 million against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and other state and local agencies, accusing them of failing to warn the public about several shootings...
LAUSD teachers’ strike, Day 5: The sun’s out and hopes rise for a settlement | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 18, 2019
The Los Angeles teachers strike entered its fifth day with hopes for a settlement building after a long day of negotiations. Teams from L.A. Unified and United Teachers Los Angeles began new talks about noon Thursday and didn’t finish their session until just after midnight Friday. The length of.....
My News LA | January 18, 2019
Cash-strapped federal workers without paychecks due to the government shutdown will get help from the City of Long Beach as required gas, water, sewer and other payments will be postponed without penalty, officials announced Thursday. Payment postponements will be on a “one-to-one basis”...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
Thousands of teachers continued picketing at Los Angeles-area schools Thursday as negotiators for the teachers’ union and Los Angeles Unified returned to the bargaining table, but there was no word of immediate movement toward an end to the four-day-old strike. “We should be aware that w...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
Cash-strapped federal workers without paychecks due to the government shutdown will get help from the City of Long Beach as required gas, water, sewer and other payments will be postponed without penalty, officials announced Thursday. Payment postponements will be on a “one-to-one basis”...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
Cash-strapped federal workers without paychecks due to the government shutdown will get help from the City of Long Beach as required gas, water, sewer and other payments will be postponed without penalty, officials announced Thursday. Payment postponements will be on a ”one-to-one basis”...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
A man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a woman led authorities on a pursuit spanning from Cabazon into San Bernardino County Thursday, and was thwarted by two Riverside County animal control officers who saw the woman waving at them from the backseat of the suspect’s vehicle. The incident beg...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
The 31st annual Martin Luther King. Jr. Parade and Celebration will be held in Long Beach Saturday with the theme “Walking the Talk,” honoring individuals and organizations that take social, environmental and human rights in consideration in their daily actions. The parade will begin at ...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
Parents and students at The Accelerated Schools plan to deliver a petition to the charter school organization’s chief executive Friday, demanding an end to a teachers strike after an attempt to do the same the day before ended with him calling police. “Outraged parents are determined to ...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be honored in Beverly Hills Friday evening by an aviation group for advancing the principles of freedom in his many business and personal endeavors, organizers said. Bezos will receive the inaugural “Jeff Bezos Freedom’s Wings Award,” from Tom Enders,...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
An appellate court has denied the appeal of a judge’s decision to allow a man accused of fatally shooting two Palm Springs police officers to face the death penalty in his upcoming murder trial. John Hernandez Felix, 28, is accused of gunning down veteran training Officer Jose Gilbert Vega, 63...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
Parents and students at The Accelerated Schools plan to deliver a petition to the charter school organization’s chief executive Friday, demanding an end to a teachers strike after an attempt to do the same the day before ended with him calling police. “Outraged parents are determined to ...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
Two young men have pleaded no contest in connection with a fire that burned about a quarter-acre of brush near Morris Dam north of Glendora last summer. Christopher Paul Ortega of Glendora, 21, and Santino Francisco Gnaulati of Covina, 22, pleaded no contest Thursday to one count each of recklessly ...
Lethal Looks: The Yin and Yang of Eudrick | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 18, 2019
Growing up in L.A. and frequenting nightclubs, art shows and punk gigs, Danny Fuentes became a fan, follower and friend to purveyors of alternative fashion, which led to creating spaces for them in his own gallery and club events. In this new L.A. Weekly Friday fashion feature, Fuentes shoots and sp...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
Actor and comedian David Alan Grier will host the 23rd Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, ADG Awards Producer Scott Moses announced Friday. David Alan Grier, a three-time Tony and Grammy nominee, ...
Free Chili at Philippe's and Free CBD Coffee in Venice From
LAWeekly | January 18, 2019
Free Dolores Chili at Philippe's, free CBD coffee from “The Guy” in Venice, a very special Sunday supper at Lucques for cheeseheads and Daily Harvest's Refueling Station at Westfield Century City - here’s what’s popping up this week.
Echo Park parents, rich and poor, joined forces to honor teacher picket line | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 18, 2019
Parents at Elysian Heights Elementary speak proudly of its longstanding culture of civic-mindedness: the after-school art and music classes taught on a volunteer basis. A curriculum that stresses concepts of social justice and community. The mascot, a stray tabby cat fed and nurtured by students...
Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Fondo | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 18, 2019
A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Friday morning two miles from Fondo, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:19 a.m. PST at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 13 miles from Brawley, 21 miles from Imperial and 25 miles...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
At least eight cars were vandalized inside the garage of a North Hollywood apartment complex Friday morning. Police were called about 3:30 a.m. to the complex in the 10900 block of Hartsook Street and discovered vehicles with either broken windows or graffiti spray-painted on them, according to Offi...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
The family of a man who was shot to death while camping at Malibu Creek State Park with his children has filed claims for more than $90 million against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and other state and local agencies, accusing them of failing to warn the public about several shoo...
Three Storms in Four Days Dump Up to 8 Inches of Rain in Southland | My News LA
My News LA | January 18, 2019
Residents across the Southland were drying out Friday from three powerful storms over four days that dumped more than eight inches of rain in parts of Southern California, causing mud and debris flows and road closures. The storms dumped 8.47 inches of rain at San Gabriel Dam, north of Azusa, 6.21 i...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
A 22-day streak of decreases that dropped the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County to its lowest amount since Jan. 22, 2018, ended Friday with an increase of two-tenths of a cent to $3.289. The average price dropped 14.1 cents during the streak, including se...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
The union representing thousands of striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District ended a marathon bargaining session early Friday and scheduled another round for later Friday morning in an effort to end a 5-day work stoppage — the first against the school district in 30 years....
My News LA | January 18, 2019
An 88-year-old woman who suffers from dementia was missing Friday in La Mirada. Ofelia Otero was last seen at 6 a.m. Thursday when she left her home in the 14900 block of Pemberton Drive and boarded a bus that was to take her to a store in La Mirada, according to the Los Angeles County […]
My News LA | January 18, 2019
All evacuation warnings and orders for residents living in the Holy Fire burn area in Riverside County were canceled Friday morning. “The voluntary evacuation orders have been lifted for the following zones: Ambrose, Alberhill, Glen Ivy A, Glen Ivy B, Glen Eden, Grace, Horsethief A, Laguna A, ...
Schwarzenegger's Strongmen Lift for a Hefty Cause | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 18, 2019
Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is hosting a strongman event on the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, Jan. 19, with the ticket and merchandise proceeds benefiting Ventura County, Santa Monica and CalFire Benevolent funds.
12 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 18, 2019
From the best and worst of found VHS tapes to the height of haute French fashion, the opening of the L.A. Art Show, a celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Women's March, here are the 12 best things to do in Los Angeles this week!
10 of the Best Headline-Inspired Songs | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 18, 2019
It may be a much overused adage, but the fact remains that no news is indeed good news. Imagine a day without all those miserable headlines about death and destruction. No wars, no mass shootings, no fires or disasters, no corrupt politicians. Imagine all the people... Oh wait, John Lennon did that ...
L.A. Weekly Movie Pick: American Cinematheque's Godard Retrospective | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 18, 2019
A master of provocative European cinema, Jean-Luc Godard, doyen of the French New Wave, has a new feature, The Image Book, coming to town later this month. In preparation for its arrival, the American Cinematheque is rolling out the proverbial red carpet with a mini-retrospective showcasing the inte...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
Four people were arrested and over 26 pounds of marijuana were seized Thursday morning when authorities served search warrants at a pair of pot dispensaries in Pomona that police say were operating illegally. The two locations — at 798 N. Park Ave. and 788 E. Holt Ave. — were raided abou...
My News LA | January 18, 2019
A sign designating a stretch of the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway in memory of a slain Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was unveiled Thursday in Lynwood. The stretch of the freeway from the Harbor (110) Freeway in South Los Angeles to the Long Beach Boulevard undercrossing in Lynwood will be...
Navigating LAUSD strike is especially tough for parents of students with special needs | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 18, 2019
Gloria Perez-Stewart was adamant: Her son would not attend school while his teachers at Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School were on strike. But for Perez-Stewart and her son, Aidan Villasenor Walker, skipping school involves much more than filling an extra six hours of free time. Aidan, 19, has autism......
Thousands more migrant children likely taken from their families than previously disclosed, report says | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 17, 2019
The Trump administration likely separated thousands more children from their families at the border than has been previously acknowledged, a federal watchdog said Thursday. The exact number, however, is still unknown, according to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office...
Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 83 | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 17, 2019
Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work focused on spirituality, nature and New England, died of cancer on Thursday in Florida, NPR reports. She was 83. Oliver, one of the country's most popular poets, was born in Ohio in 1935. She published her first collection, "No Voyage and...
LAUSD teachers’ strike, Day 4: More rain and the hope of progress in new talks | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 17, 2019
Negotiations are set to resume Thursday for the first time in a week to settle the teachers’ strike in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The venue will be City Hall; the time, high noon. The talks are resuming under the aegis of Mayor Eric Garcetti, although Garcetti himself has other event...
Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Claremont | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 17, 2019
A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Thursday morning near Claremont, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:11 a.m. PST at a depth of 6.8 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was about two miles from Berkeley and three miles from Emeryville....
Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Fondo | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 17, 2019
A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Thursday morning three miles from Fondo, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:38 a.m. PST at a depth of 1.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Brawley, 22 miles from Imperial, and 25...
Big earthquake would topple countless buildings, but many cities ignore the danger | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 17, 2019
The Northridge earthquake that hit 25 years ago offered alarming evidence of how vulnerable many types of buildings are to collapse from major shaking. It toppled hundreds of apartments, smashed brittle concrete structures and tore apart brick buildings. Since then, some cities have taken significan...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Due to heavy overnight rains and a 100 percent likelihood of continued wet weather, Santa Anita Park is canceling Thursday’s eight-race card, which was scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m., the park announced Thursday morning. Santa Anita Track Superintendent Andy LaRocco said Santa Anita has t...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
State Treasurer Fiona Ma will begin a statewide listening tour Thursday to gather ideas and feedback from the public about how her office can help increase the supply of affordable housing statewide at a South Los Angeles apartment complex for senior citizens. The five-stop tour is intended to give ...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A final round of precipitation, possibly the heaviest of the week, is expected in the Inland Empire Thursday, raising the risk of flash flooding throughout the region as well as dangerous mud slides and debris flows for numerous communities in the Holy Fire burn area. The National Weather Service is...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped Thursday to its lowest amount since Jan. 22, 2018, falling seven-tenths of a cent to $3.287, the 22nd consecutive daily decrease. The average price has dropped 14.1 cents over the past 22 days, including a hal...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County dropped Thursday to its lowest amount since Jan. 10, 2018, decreasing three-tenths of a cent to $3.171, the 14th decrease in 15 days. The average price has dropped 9.1 cents over the past 15 days, including six-tenths o...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A final round of precipitation, possibly the heaviest of the week, is expected in the Inland Empire Thursday, raising the risk of flash flooding throughout the region as well as dangerous mud slides and debris flows for numerous communities in the Holy Fire burn area. The National Weather Service is...
The Flesh Eaters Are Feeling Pretty | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 17, 2019
While punk poet Chris Desjardins, aka Chris D., is the only constant, members of X, The Blasters, The Plugz and Los Lobos, among others, have passed in and out of the ranks of local punks The Flesh Eaters. The band have a new album, I Used to Be Pretty, and they're playing a handful of local gigs. ...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
As intense rain enveloped parts of Riverside County Thursday, numerous roads were shut down because of flooding. At 10:40 a.m., the California Highway Patrol requested an emergency closure of Temescal Canyon Road where it meets Interstate 15 due to several feet of water submerging the roadway surfac...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
An Inglewood man was charged Thursday with murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son last summer. Josafat Bonifacio, 27, was scheduled to be arraigned later Thursday at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles on one count each of murder and assault on a child ...
An ugly call about Trump's wall reaches an LAUSD strike picket line | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 17, 2019
A Los Angeles Unified employee working at South Gate Middle School during the teachers’ strike was removed from the school after she shouted, “Build the wall!” at picketers. The district said it was investigating the incident, which went viral when a video was posted on Facebook. “This behav...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
An effort to overturn the law overhauling the state’s monetary bail system has qualified for the November 2020 ballot, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Wednesday. Provisions of SB 10 are suspended with the referendum qualifying for the ballot. Under SB 10, people arrested on suspicion...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A final round of precipitation, possibly the heaviest of the week, fell over the Inland Empire Thursday, prompting authorities to issue mandatory evacuation orders for several western Riverside County communities in the Holy Fire burn area, as well as raising the risk of flash flooding, mudslides an...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Negotiations between the union representing striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District will resume Thursday at City Hall. “The Mayor’s Office will facilitate these negotiations,” according to a statement released by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office Wednesday ni...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Negotiations between the union representing striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District will resume Thursday at City Hall. “The Mayor’s Office will facilitate these negotiations,” according to a statement released by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office Wednesday ni...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
The Southland was targeted by yet another storm Wednesday, with light showers dousing the area in the morning ahead of heavier rainfall that fell Wednesday evening and was forecast to continue into Thursday, strengthened by an atmospheric river suffused with moisture. Scattered showers increased in ...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
The Riverside County Fire Department released a list of locations Thursday where Coachella Valley residents can pick up sandbags to protect their homes from flooding. With rainfall capable of causing flooding forecast in the region for Thursday, authorities have arranged for sandbags and sand to be ...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A lockdown was ordered Wednesday afternoon at College of the Canyons’ Valencia campus after someone reported seeing a woman with a rifle entering the campus, but it turned out the woman was carrying tree branches authorities said. Deputies were sent about 4:40 p.m. to the campus in the 26400 b...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A residential burglary suspect who allegedly assaulted law enforcement personnel in La Quinta was shot and wounded by a sheriff’s deputy, officials said Thursday. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded at 7:28 p.m. Wednesday to a home in the 77300 block of Aven...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
The Southland was targeted by yet another storm Wednesday, with light showers dousing the area in the morning ahead of heavier rainfall that fell Wednesday evening and was forecast to continue into Thursday, strengthened by an atmospheric river suffused with moisture. Scattered showers increased in ...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Authorities Thursday released the names of a man shot and killed by police in Cathedral City last weekend, as well as the woman the suspect killed moments before he was shot by a Cathedral City police officer. Paola Minero, 23, of Desert Hot Springs was shot and killed Sunday by Roberto Tapia of La ...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Authorities Wednesday announced a $15,000 reward in hopes of finding the killer of a 17-year-old boy gunned down in Palmdale more than two years ago. Jacquarius “Jay” Quinn was found dead about 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2016, in the 2300 block of Old Harold Road. The teen had left his family&...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
The last and strongest of three storms to hit Southern California this week slid into the region Thursday, generating periods of heavy rain, which could trigger street flooding and shallow mud and debris flows in several areas previously denuded by wildfires, National Weather Service forecasters sai...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A 60-year-old retired Long Beach police sergeant took his own life Wednesday morning outside a department substation, police reported. Officers were sent at 10:47 a.m. to investigate a reported suicide at the Long Beach East substation parking lot at Willow Street and Grand Avenue, where they found ...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A final round of precipitation, possibly the heaviest of the week, fell over the Inland Empire Thursday, raising the risk of flash flooding throughout the region as well as dangerous mudslides and debris flows for numerous communities in the Holy Fire burn area. The National Weather Service issued a...
12 Best Music Shows in L.A. This Week | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 17, 2019
Los Angeles is a hotbed of live music, and L.A. Weekly is here to help navigate this embarrassment of riches. From Japanese garage rockers to the farewell tour of one Sir Elton John, a night of drum & bass and an all-female Iron Maiden tribute band, here are the 12 best music shows in L.A. this week...
The Music Industry Is About More Than Just Talent — Ask Vocal Star | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 17, 2019
Becoming an artist takes relationships, a voice, talent, a strong presence onstage, a sense of business, vision and much more; it’s a whole package; that’s why Vocal Star is made up of a huge founding dream team that will help you get there.
Pop Goes the Pop Art | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 17, 2019
Gray says, "What I am doing is more or less sampling what great pop artists have sampled in the past — be it Warhol's soup cans or Brillo boxes, or Lichtenstein's cartoons or Indiana's numbers. I'm using abbreviated and sampled classic images of pop from the past and trying to combine them into ne...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Three men were killed and one man was wounded in a shooting in Palmdale, authorities said Thursday. Deputies responded about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday to a call of a gunshot victim in the area of Ranch Center Drive and 40th Street West and located four men in two cars parked at the location, all sufferin...
We Toured Popcornopolis for National Popcorn Day | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 17, 2019
Everybody in America has a popcorn story of their own, whether it’s a first kiss at the movies or watching kernels explode like fireworks in the kitchen as a kid. For Wally and Kathy Arnold, it started with a passion for caramel corn out of a little storefront in Universal City 15 years ago when t...
Flood Advisory Issued for L.A. County Amid Continued Rain | My News LA
My News LA | January 17, 2019
The last and strongest of three storms to hit Southern California this week slid into the region Thursday, generating periods of heavy rain, which could trigger street flooding and shallow mud and debris flows in several areas previously denuded by wildfires, National Weather Service forecasters sai...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Two employees of a restaurant in Diamond Bar were stabbed as they left the business and authorities searched Thursday for their attackers. Deputies responded about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to a robbery call at a restaurant in the 300 block of South Diamond Bar Boulevard, but once they arrived they deter...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Local officials, emergency responders, health-care providers and geologists will gather at a series of events Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake. The quake struck at 4:31 a.m. Jan. 17, 1994, with a magnitude of 6.7. The temblor resulted in 57 deaths, ...
Contract Talks Between District, Teachers to Resume Thursday | My News LA
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Negotiations between the union representing striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District will resume Thursday at City Hall. “The Mayor’s Office will facilitate these negotiations,” according to a statement released by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office Wednesday ni...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A shallow micro earthquake struck Thursday morning in the Trancas Canyon section of the Malibu area. The quake, which had a 2.8 magnitude, was reported at 12:35 a.m., according to a statement from the City of Malibu. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the quake on the basis of a computer-generated...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
The 60th annual $5.9 million Desert Classic golf tournament begins Thursday at three courses in La Quinta, with rain threatening to disrupt play. The National Weather Service is forecasting a 50 percent chance of rain, mainly in the early afternoon, according to Jimmy Taeger, a weather service meteo...
Time for Tea/LGBTQ News: Speaker Pelosi Commits to the Equality Act | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 17, 2019
Newly elected Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in delivering her gavel acceptance speech on Jan. 3 to the 116th Congress, said, "This House will be for the people. Empowered by our mandate, we will pursue our mission. ... We will make America fairer by passing the Equality Act to end di...
A to Frieze: A 10-Fair Winter Art Season Sweeps L.A. | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 17, 2019
From Jan. 23 to Feb. 17, and from downtown to Santa Monica, Hollywood, Venice, Palm Springs and points beyond, no fewer than 10 contemporary art fairs make for a complete takeover of the visual culture calendar. From the classic and massive to the eccentric and intimate, from the international and r...
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy to plead guilty in robbery of marijuana warehouse | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 17, 2019
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges arising from an audacious heist at a marijuana warehouse. In a plea agreement he signed this month, Deputy Marc Antrim admitted to the elaborate ruse in which he and a team of accomplices posed as narcotics deputie...
L.A. Weekly Movie Pick: Rivette's Restored La Religieuse | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 17, 2019
In 2018, L'immagine Ritrovata in Bologna, Italy, performed a 4K restoration from the original camera negative of Jacques Rivette's La Religieuse and re-released it into NYC theaters via Rialto Pictures. It plays in Los Angeles for a week at the Laemmle Royal.
Los Angeles Times | January 17, 2019
A week ago, Los Angeles schools Supt. Austin Beutner went to Sacramento to nail down support for the school district if teachers decided to go on strike. He came back sounding very optimistic that lawmakers understood the district’s finances were so perilous that it could not afford what the teach...
The Best Gig I Ever Saw: Josh Todd of Buckcherry | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 17, 2019
"The Best Gig I Ever Saw" is a new weekly column, which will see us ask a musician to chat about their favorite concert thus far. This week, Josh Todd, frontman with local rockers Buckcherry.
Get Out The Ark! Rain Wallops Southland Again | My News LA
My News LA | January 17, 2019
The last and strongest of three storms to hit Southern California pounded the region Thursday, generating periods of heavy rain amid fears of street flooding and shallow mud and debris flows in several areas previously denuded by wildfires. The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory Thursd...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A former money manager of the Juarez drug cartel pleaded guilty Thursday in downtown Los Angeles to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from Operation Casablanca, once billed as the largest drug money-laundering investigation in U.S. history. Jose “El Compadre” Alvarez-Tostado, 63, ente...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Soil movement Thursday near a home under construction in the Nichols Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills prompted the evacuation of workers and residents from the area as a precaution. Firefighters went to the 1800 block of North Stanley Avenue about 9:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Depar...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A 47-year-old school janitor was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian in the Silver Lake area. Cristina Garcia, 57, was found dead at the scene about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of Hyperion Avenue, according to the coroner’s office and th...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A Whittier man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he murdered his live-in girlfriend, whose body was discovered on the back seat of his car about a week later. Luis Rey Jimenez-Jimenez, 44, is charged with killing Nadia Solis, 41. Prosecutors allege that the woman was killed on or about Dec. 30,...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Criminal charges were filed Thursday against a Chino man who allegedly threatened to shoot up Citrus College in Glendora this week in a possibly failed “suicide by cop” try. The threat prompted lockdowns at that school and nearby Azusa Pacific University. Terrell Lee Bennett, 30, was sch...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a woman led authorities on a pursuit spanning from Cabazon into San Bernardino County Thursday, and was thwarted by two Riverside County animal control officers who saw the woman waving at them from the backseat of the suspect’s vehicle. The incident beg...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
An Inglewood man was charged Thursday with murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son last summer. Josafat Bonifacio, 27, was scheduled to be arraigned later Thursday at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles on one count each of murder and assault on a child ...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a woman led authorities on a pursuit spanning from Cabazon into San Bernardino County Thursday, and was thwarted by two Riverside County animal control officers who saw the woman waving at them from the backseat of the suspect’s vehicle. The incident beg...
Chris Cornell's Life Celebrated at the Forum | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 17, 2019
“Celebration” was the theme of what was, inevitably, a highly charged and emotional night at the Forum on Wednesday evening. It was a word that came up time and time again, from the mouth of Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam/Temple of the Dog), from Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave), from...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Four people, including an Orange County sheriff’s deputy, were stricken Thursday by the contents of a suspicious package opened at the Central Justice Center courthouse in Santa Ana, officials said. The package was opened about 2:30 p.m. near the Dept. C63 courtroom on the third floor, Orange ...
Party Pick: Real Rave Flashbacks at Electronic Fantasy Festival | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 17, 2019
Underground-style raving is not dead, and the fifth annual Electronic Fantasy Festival is out to prove it. EDC and its ilk are more like Disneyland-meets-concert these days, but this 18-and-over dance party is modeled after the mega map-point meetups of yore, featuring fun amusements and fierce DJs.
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A convicted felon who committed multiple armed robberies in or near Perris pleaded guilty Thursday to six counts of armed robbery, as well as a gun possession charge. Anthony Sergio Munoz, 28, admitted the allegations under a plea agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office ...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
As teachers continued picketing at Los Angeles-area schools, contract negotiators for the teachers’ union and the Los Angeles Unified School District returned to the bargaining table Thursday to discuss the potential for a resolution of the four-day-old strike. But despite United Teachers Los ...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Four people, including an Orange County sheriff’s deputy, were stricken Thursday by the contents of a suspicious package opened at the Central Justice Center courthouse in Santa Ana, officials said. The package was opened about 2:30 p.m. near the Dept. C63 courtroom on the third floor, Orange ...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Funeral services were pending Thursday for Diane Olson, one-half of the pioneering Southland couple who helped lead the battle to legalize same-sex marriage in California and became the first such couple to be legally wed in Los Angeles County. Olson, 65, died Wednesday at home in North Hills follow...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
A girl on her way to high school in Riverside Thursday was confronted by a man who attempted to compel her to follow him, then fled when she refused, police said. The Arlington High School student told investigators that she was on Jackson Street, nearing Saguaro Road, about 7:45 a.m. when she was a...
My News LA | January 17, 2019
Local officials, emergency responders, health-care providers and geologists gathered at a series of events Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake. The quake struck at 4:31 a.m. Jan. 17, 1994, with a magnitude of 6.7. The temblor resulted in 57 deaths, lef...
Four Days In: Protest, Publicity and the Fight for Public Education | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | January 17, 2019
In the first three days of L.A.’s historic teacher strike, the battle over the future of the city’s public schools raged on in competing press conferences, school and LAUSD site picket lines, boisterous rallies — and across social media platforms, where parents and teachers vented frustrations...
What would a deal to end the LAUSD teachers’ strike look like? | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 17, 2019
The outlines of a deal that could resolve the three-day-old Los Angeles teachers’ strike are emerging, but sticking points and animosity could stymie a quick resolution. Whenever it happens, an agreement is likely to depend on intervention by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Gov. Gavin Newsom and other.....
This Boyle Heights teacher is the face of the L.A. teachers’ strike | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | January 17, 2019
Roxana Dueñas is the face of the Los Angeles teachers’ strike. Her image is plastered on billboards, classroom walls and the United Teachers Los Angeles website. It graced a full-page advertisement published earlier this month in the Los Angeles Times, which sometimes shows up on the paper’s we...