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Your Ultimate Guide To August: 20 Cool Events Happening In Los Angeles
La Luz de Jesus Gallery opens 'Profanity Pop,' a new exhibition featuring the work of José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros.. (Image: 'Who Ami to Judge' by Ontiveros.) We found a number of notable happenings in August (with a few beginning this weekend), ...

4 Free Things to Do in LA This Week (Plus One for $15!)
This week we have four great free events, from a family-friendly beach-fest to a musical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Looking to get some laughs? There's a battle between comic artists (with their comedian buddies) on ...

Memorial today for USC grad student slain near campus
Songbo Ji, far left, and Jinhui Du, fourth from left, parents of USC Chinese graduate student Xinran Ji, 24, break down during a press conference outside of the Universal Chung Wah Funeral Home in Alhambra. Songbo Ji, far left, and Jinhui Du, fourth ...

Haunted Hayride Returns to LA for a 6th Season with Echoes from the Rift Theme
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Returns for a Sixth Season with Echoes From the Rift Theme Hellish abominations of apocalyptic proportions are promised at this year's Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. Bringing back some previous favorite attractions and ...

LA County Rolls Out Online System for Building and Safety Permits
From multimillion dollar construction projects to adding a room on a single-family home, submitting building plans to LA County Public Works is now just a click away. Public Works recently launched its electronic building plan check system to include ...

When can Los Angeles leaders be trusted to fix the streets?
If there was ever any hope of reviving the proposed sales tax for Los Angeles street repairs, that hope was extinguished this week when Controller Ron Galperin issued an audit critical of the Bureau of Street Services. Op-Ed. RELATED: Why L.A.'s ...

Foster the People's Downtown LA Mural Is Coming Down
The controversial Foster the People mural downtown is coming down, the office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today. Despite claims by the pop band that it had necessary permits and that the artwork was legitimately produced, the mayor's office ...

Edan Lepucki's debut novel 'California' spotlights Los Angeles landmarks
Corporate wars often seem to produce casualties, but in the battle between Amazon and a New York-based publishing house a winner has emerged and her name is Edan Lepucki. The Southern California native's dystopian novel, “California,” set in a ...

Three years later, a troubled mother's story is no brighter
Three years ago, Shanell Walton seemed poised to move forward. Her ex-con boyfriend had been hauled back to prison and her five children had returned home from foster care. But it didn't take long for Walton, 33, to begin spiraling down again. Now her ...

Dangerous lightning expected to return to LA on Sunday
Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water and apparently struck by lightning at Venice Beach on Sunday. Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water and apparently struck by lightning at Venice Beach on Sunday. (Steve Christensen / Associated ...

Suspect dead after LA County hostage standoff
PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a parolee who held a woman hostage during an eight-hour standoff. But a bystander also has died. A sheriff's statement says 24-year-old Cedric Ramirez died when ...

Meet a Member: Elizabeth Arends
Well a few things – I have always wanted to live somewhere hot… I HATE being cold! Also all my Granny's sisters (6 of them) moved out here many years ago, but my Gran didn't as she was already married. And I had heard so many things about America from ...

Construction boom is creating obstacle courses for LA pedestrians
Catherine Saillant reports on numerous public sidewalks in Los Angeles and Hollywood that are closed, forcing some pedestrians into the street. Catherine Saillant reports on numerous public sidewalks in Los Angeles and Hollywood that are closed ...

Art walk shows there's more to Bell than scandal
A Volvo covered with salvaged computer and electronic parts is among the artwoks on display during Bell's first art walk. A Volvo covered with salvaged computer and electronic parts is among the artwoks on display during Bell's first art walk ...

Pico Rivera man mistakenly killed by deputy in gunfight
Neighbors watch as Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives investigate along the 9000 block of Rosehedge Drive in Pico Rivera after a gun battle between a wanted parolee and authorities on Aug. 02, 2014. Neighbors watch as Los Angeles County Sheriff's ...

Four critically injured in crash near Beverly Hills
Police have closed North Benedict Canyon Drive in both directions at Beverly Estates Drive after a two-car collision near Beverly Hills. Police have closed North Benedict Canyon Drive in both directions at Beverly Estates Drive after a two-car ...

LA Lawmakers Aim to Block Illegal Alien Deportations
On Friday, Los Angeles City Council members asked federal lawmakers to oppose changing an existing law which would make it easier to deport illegal immigrants. Federal lawmakers are considering a change in a 2008 law that would grant authorities the ...

Deputy kill innocent bystander during gunfight with wanted parolee
Neighbors watch as Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives investigate in Pico Rivera on Saturday after a gun battle between deputies and a wanted parolee left an innocent bystander dead. Neighbors watch as Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives ...

Man critically wounded after being shot three times in Koreatown
LOS ANGELES >> A man riding his bicycle in Koreatown was shot three times and critically wounded this morning by two suspects who fled, a police sergeant said. The shooting occurred at 1:15 a.m. at Leeward and Westmoreland avenues, said Sgt. Dino ...

More rain likely in surprisingly wet and humid August in LA
Rays of sunlight filter down through rain clouds Sunday over the Port of Los Angeles. Rays of sunlight filter down through rain clouds Sunday over the Port of Los Angeles. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times). By Howard Blume contact the reporter ...

Vigil held in Los Angeles to revive awareness of unsolved killing
LOS ANGELES >> One year after a 17-year-old high school football player was gunned down in Leimert Park, about 100 people, including the victim's mother and other family members, held a candlelight vigil tonight to revive awareness of the unsolved ...

Cop Mistakenly Kills Homeowner in Hunt For LA Parolee
A 54-year-old bystander was killed by an L.A County Sheriff's Department deputy in a chaotic shootout with a parolee over the weekend, authorities said. Paramedics at the scene of the Pico Rivera standoff could not revive the victim, identified as ...

6 LA Neighborhoods Where $1 Million Homes Are Selling Like Hot Cakes
And perhaps the greatest indicators of this unprecedented cash grab are the soaring real estate prices of the Golden State. Even as home values reach record levels, there are buyers out there making all-cash offers. (Who are these people?). See also: L ...

Fred Savage Talks Movie Lot Magic and Egg Salad Sandwiches
I came to L.A. really young, probably when I was seven or eight. We had family here. Before The Wonder Years, I did a show called Morningstar/Eveningstar on CBS, and I lived at my aunt and uncle's house in Encino. My grandparents would pick me up every ...

Prosperous Jobs For Skilled Health Care Managers Heat Up In LA
Health care administrators either direct and coordinate medical services for an entire medical facility or specialize in managing a specific clinical area. The number of available positions in the coming years is projected to expand by an impressive 23 ...

San Fernando Valley's Discovery Cube Los Angeles to open in November
Joining it will be Discovery Cube Los Angeles, a second campus now under construction on the site of the former ChildrenþÄôs Museum of Los Angeles. Offering an exhibit and program mix exclusive to Los Angeles, the twoþÄêstory, 71,000 squareþÄêfoot ...

Finding A Potential Home For Catfe in Little Tokyo
Carlos Wong, the intrepid creator of Catfe, LA's first Cat Cafe, has his eyes on a spacious two-story location in Little Tokyo, right next to Mr. Pizza and essentially in the middle of the action of a bustling neighborhood. Though his recent ...

Jess Marlow dies at 84; LA news anchor was no-nonsense journalist
Retired KNBC anchorman Jess Marlow, who was honored with a local Emmy award for lifetime achievement, shown at KNBC in Burbank in 1998. Retired KNBC anchorman Jess Marlow, who was honored with a local Emmy award for lifetime achievement, ...

The Pancake Breakfast Is Coming!
It's August in Los Angeles. Time to listen to Vin Scully on the radio (here's that Time Warner petition), dream of rain, and get tickets to our Pancake Breakfast. Plan your weekend events and juice fasts accordingly. If you haven't seen the (pink ...

Porn's Proposed Condom Law Suffers a Setback
Legislation that would make condom use mandatory across the state of California for working adult performers has been dealt a setback this week. AB 1576 by L.A.-based Assemblyman Isadore Hall was tabled by the Senate Appropriations Committee ...


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