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LA County To Observe 25th Annual World AIDS Day
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The first-ever global health awareness day, World AIDS Day, was first held in 1988. Sunday marks the 25th annual day, as organizers put it, “to unite the world in the fight against HIV and to show support for people living ...

Girls' basketball: Jordin Canada is tournament MVP for LA Windward
On the night of the USC-UCLA rivalry football game, L.A. Windward turned to two future rivals to win the championship of the Palisades tournament. UCLA-bound Jordin Canada was named tournament MVP and USC-bound Kristen Simon had 18 points and ...

Valencia man's idea may better protect firefighters from intense heat
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to fight wildfires in the West. But it helps. A Valencia resident is turning to space-age technology to create improved fire safety shelters for firefighters who battle blazes in rugged and remote areas. Fire ...

Lots to be thankful for…
Hope you all had a lovely feast and spent it with good friends! Or perhaps some of you took Craig's advice last week and helped out at a homeless shelter? ©Photo by Claire Bullivant. It is such a good time to reflect , as there are constant reminders ...

After Questionable Results in New York, Federally-Funded Nuclear Detection ...
After Questionable Results in New York, Federally-Funded Nuclear Detection ...

A sunny arrival at Union Station
I thoroughly enjoyed the piece on Union Station ["A Set for Past and Future," by Christopher Reynolds, Nov. 24] and wonderful pics by Mark Boster. It brought back long-ago memories of when my family came to California by train in 1965. My dad was ...

Stars React To Paul Walker's Death, Friends ID Other Crash Victim
SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com/AP) — A fiery car crash Saturday killed 40-year-old Paul Walker, the star of the “Fast and the Furious” movie series, and his friend Roger Rodas. Deputies found a Porsche Carrera GT engulfed in flames when they responded to ...

Mixed reaction to iPad rollout from LA teachers and administrators
It would seem Robert J. Moreau, a computer animation teacher who struggled for grants to set up a lab, would be among the first to applaud the $1-billion iPad program in the Los Angeles Unified School District. But he's not. "It's outrageous, appalling ...

L.A.'s Downtown Dogs Spark a Sort of Turf War
A downtown Los Angeles pooch can enjoy a made-to-order meal at a local pet boutique, tag along for happy hour or spend an afternoon socializing at the cathedral, but what happens when nature calls? Artificial turf patch for dogs in downtown L.a ...

Mappers spot all the pools in LA Basin
Two academics wondered about the number of swimming pools in the L.A. Basin. They got their answer with computer mapping, but the easy access to the data was unnerving. By Bob Pool. December 2, 2013, 3:00 a.m.. Mappers spot all the pools in L.A. ...

Review: Christian Zacharias uneven with LA Philharmonic
After Christian Zacharias had conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic in plush, punchy, skillfully proportioned yet not always stirring performances of works by Stravinsky, Bach, Schubert and Schumann, I turned to the Marx Brothers. Groucho had answers ...

Enjoy Monday's warm weather because a 'cold snap' is coming
A "very cold" low-pressure system swooping in from the Arctic will bring colder than normal temperatures to Southern California this week, so forecasters say to enjoy Monday's warm weather while it lasts. The high in downtown Los Angeles on Monday is ...

Report: LASD Hires Previously Fired For Serious Misconduct
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Dozens of hires in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department had histories of serious misconduct, according to a report. KNX 1070′s Kim Marriner reports the department made the hires in 2010 after taking over patrols of ...

LA Now Live: Sheriff's deputies hired despite past misconduct
Join Times staff writers Robert Faturechi and Ben Poston for a L.A. Now Live discussion at 9 a.m. about their report detailing how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department hired officers with histories of misconduct. Internal records show that ...

The LA music scene remembers photographer Andrew Youssef
On Saturday, photographer-writer and music-journalism fixture Andrew Youssef died after a long, heartbreakingly documented struggle with colon cancer. He was 38. Since 2006, he had written and shot for his own blog, Amateur Chemist, and publications ...

Six LA beer bars make Draft's top 100 list, but look who's left off
The craft beer-focused Draft Magazine just published the 2013 edition of its “America's 100 best beer bars” list, and half a dozen Los Angeles establishments make the list this year, although there are some curious omissions. Father's Office and the ...

Backyard pool survey: Beverly Hills has 2481, Watts 0
A recent survey of every swimming pool in the Los Angeles Basin found that Beverly Hills has the most pools and Watts has none. The digital analysis called the "Big Atlas of L.A. Pools" fills 6,000 pages in 74 printed volumes. It concludes that the ...

As the LA sports world turns, we watch the young and the restless
The sands of sports shift quickly in Los Angeles. A day passes and the landscape is brand-new. Steve Sarkisian is the new horizon, the new big story. Brett Hundley is the soon-to-be-biggest buzz. We live at warp speed. Technology promotes it and we ...

Downtown LA Offers Artificial Turf Plots For Doggy Business
Launched in August, the pilot program from the Historic Downtown Business Improvement District has provided three 50-inch by 50-inch swaths of artificial grass laced with a special deodorizer at Sixth and Main, Seventh and Main, and Seventh and Spring ...

With one neon billboard, LA saw its fame in lights
The brightly illuminated billboard was a traffic-stopping sensation in 1923 Los Angeles, a city just starting its love affair with automobiles. Sitting atop a downtown hotel, the sign was rimmed in glowing blue and spelled out "Packard" in radiant red ...

Mystery Patron Leaves Thousands In Tips In Name Of Jesus
HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A mystery patron is leaving thousands of dollars in tips in the name of Jesus at restaurants and bars across the country. For the past three months, an Instagram account with the username tipsforjesus has been posting pictures ...

Boy, 9, Critically Injured in Triple Shooting in Mid-City Section of L.A.
Police were searching for the gunman who opened fire on three people, including a 9-year-old boy, in the Mid-City section of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday. Mid-City-Shooting. The shooting happened in the 1900 block of South Corning Street in ...

Crime alerts for Central-Alameda and 7 other LA neighborhoods
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in eight L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Six neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Central-Alameda ...

LA Now Live: The latest on Paul Walker, crash investigation
Join Times reporter Richard Winton at 9 a.m. as we discuss the latest on the investigation into the weekend car crash that killed “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker. Speed aficionados know the crash site well, on the far side of the 5 Freeway from ...

UCLA keeps Jim Mora and owns LA another day
Leave it to UCLA to upstage Steve Sarkisian on his first day on the job as USC's football coach. News broke that Jim Mora decided to stay at UCLA while Sarkisian was being introduced Tuesday in a news conference on the other side of town. This is a ...

LA social workers may strike despite progress in labor talks
Los Angeles County social workers plan to strike Thursday if progress is not made toward lowering their caseloads, according to sources familiar with the ongoing bargaining but who were not authorized to discuss the negotiations publicly. The news ...

First Wienerschnitzel, symbol of LA car culture, now a landmark
Over the decades, the city of Los Angeles has named more than 1,000 architectural and historic landmarks: the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, the Theme Building at LAX, the entry gates of Chinatown. And now it has Der Wienerschnitzel. On Tuesday, the ...

LA County accused of running afoul of open-meetings law
The stated intent of the action was to increase government accountability. But some open-government advocates are suggesting that the Los Angeles County supervisors ran afoul of the spirit, and perhaps the letter, of the state's open-meetings law last ...

Nobody walks in LA
The Jaguar F-type R featured a 542 horsepower supercharged V8 that propels it to 60 mph in under 4 seconds. Unfortunately, the vehicle doesn't come with a manual gearbox. Nobody walks in L.A. - Photo 2. Photo by Sean Miller ...

$75K Reward Offered For Couple Ambushed, Fatally Shot On LA Street
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department and City Council Wednesday will announce a $75,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a double-murder suspect. Teresa Flores and Alex Lara were killed in the early morning ...


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