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Homeboy, other nonprofits fear wage hike will lead to program cuts
L.A.'s elected officials and their political staffs are a frequent presence at Homeboy Diner, picking up sandwiches or holding meetings at the cafe that operates on the second floor of City Hall. The eatery, part of Homeboy Industries' well-known anti ...

Today: Tick, Tick, Tick ...
Today: Tick, Tick, Tick ...

Essential California: Cops do a 180, oil spill spreads to Washington, LA ...
Essential California: Cops do a 180, oil spill spreads to Washington, LA ...

This dishwasher must choose between shoes for sons or paying phone bill
Marissa Avila, 36, often faces difficult decisions: Does she buy shoes for her three sons or pay her phone bill? Splurge on movie tickets or treat her kids to meat? lRelated In Oakland, 'no room for growth now' · BUSINESS · In Oakland, 'no room for ...

Los Angeles sidewalk repairs could become property owners' responsibility
A Los Angeles City Council committee is looking into shifting the costs of repairing broken sidewalks, like this one on Ventura Boulevard, to property owners. (File photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News). By City News Service. Posted: 06/01/15, 7 ...

7-Year-Old Girl Struck By Vehicle At LAX Remains Listed In Critical Condition
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 7-year-old girl who was struck by a vehicle at Los Angeles International Airport remained listed in critical condition on Monday. According to the Los Angeles City Fire Department, crews were sent shortly before 5 p.m. on ...

Three Parties, One Saturday Night: Scene-Hopping in Los Angeles
In a city where something is always happening, Saturday night party decisions boil down to logistics. Does Headliner A's set time conflict with Headliner B? If not, can I feasibly make it across town in enough time to hit up both? Nearly always, the ...

Girlpool makes its move from LA to the 'Big' world
Sitting with her bandmate Cleo Tucker on the back patio of a coffee shop in Silver Lake, Girlpool's Harmony Tividad remembers the jarring contrast when the acoustic pop duo arrived in Philadelphia after uprooting their lives in their native L.A.. “It ...

Photographer George Sifuentes documents LA's Latino community
It's hard to believe when you browse George Sifuentes' portrait-rich Instagram feed that he still has a very difficult time approaching people. But the street photographer, who has only been shooting for a little more than three years, is still deathly ...

Police ID man killed in Arcadia drive-by
A man killed Sunday in an apparent drive-by shooting on a residential street in Arcadia has been identified as Yue Zhao, 56, of Arcadia, authorities said. lRelated The Homicide Report: A story for every victim · Data Desk · The Homicide Report: A story ...

The Artizonals Release their Debut Single 'I Want You' Feat. JS
*(LOS ANGELES, CA) — The Artizonals are a Los Angeles-based music production group consisting of B. Steele, Stereo Lif and Bleu Bailey. Collectively they've worked on music for multi-platinum projects (including two recent #1 records), were nominated ...

Hillary Clinton Returning to L.A. for Michael Lombardo, Tobey Maguire-Hosted ...
Hillary Clinton Returning to L.A. for Michael Lombardo, Tobey Maguire-Hosted ...

Firefighter Injured Battling Building Blaze in Los Angeles
A firefighter was hurt battling a blaze at a commercial building in Los Angeles early Tuesday. Heavy flames were coming from the two story structure when crews attended the fire on the 3100 block of Olympic Boulevard at around 12:30 a.m, a Los Angeles ...

Road wage: How to pay workers who split time inside and outside LA?
Yet another wrinkle has emerged as Los Angeles lawmakers seek to boost the minimum wage: how businesses will pay employees who split their time inside and outside the city limits. The new rules, slated to be approved by the City Council on Wednesday, ...

The Teragram Ballroom Could Be LA's Next Great Rock Club
“This is the first night at this joint,” Spoon singer/guitarist Britt Daniel remarked to the sold-out Teragram Ballroom crowd about an hour into the band's 90-minute set on Sunday, May 31. “Who's getting good Instagram photos of this place?” Social ...

Can Los Angeles rewrite its sad sidewalk story?
Councilman Paul Krekorian said a recent legal settlement and “the resolute determination” of the City Council now “gives us an opportunity” to begin the work of making sure “every sidewalk in the city of Los Angeles will be in good repair” and that ...

Downtown LA has first 'reverse' meteorological spring in 100 years
Downtown Los Angeles had its first “reverse” meteorological spring in nearly 100 years due to drier and warmer-than-normal conditions. lRelated Norovirus outbreak shut down Long Beach restaurant for four days · L.A. Now · Norovirus outbreak shut down ...

LA proposal would block Airbnb hosts from creating 'rogue hotels'
Two Los Angeles lawmakers are proposing new regulations to bar people from renting out houses or apartments for short stays if the home is not their primary residence — a rule aimed at preventing local housing from being bought up and operated like ...

Utilities may have to pay more to dig up LA streets to get to pipes
In Los Angeles, where one-third of all roads are rated poor to failing, a city committee is looking at raising the fee the city charges utilities that dig up roads for projects. Advocates argued a higher Street Damage Restoration Fee could raise ...

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Kicks Off Wednesday Night
Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre goes Greek on June 3 as the ninth annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival takes over the premises and launches its slate with a screening of Pantelis Voulgaris' period drama-romance “Little England.” This year's LAGFF ...

Man arrested in New York state on LA County homicide warrant
A 51-year-old man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Santa Clarita was spotted driving a semi in New York on Monday and taken into custody, according to authorities. lRelated The Homicide Report: A story for every victim · Data Desk · The ...

Today: So Long, Sepp
Hello. I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. FIFA's Sepp Blatter says "So long," and Congress and the president agree on new rules for the NSA. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. Sign up to get the day's big stories ...

Developer denied extra time to bring Bel-Air mansion into compliance
Celebrity developer Mohamed Hadid lost his bid Tuesday for more time to bring an illegally constructed Bel-Air mansion into compliance with city building codes. Contending that Hadid had violated stop-work orders and built lavish features without ...

LA, a minimum wage island
The City Council is on the verge of finalizing Los Angeles' plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020, but another last-minute wrinkle demonstrates the difficulty of setting minimum wages city by city. The sooner the rest of Los Angeles County ...

'Housing first': What LA can learn from Utah on homelessness
Sam has been living in an encampment under the 101 Freeway for the last six years. He is 63, has a bad heart and drinks a lot. He came to Los Angeles from Utah, where he became homeless at age 50 after losing his job. If he'd chosen to stay put, he'd ...

10 places to go for great fried chicken in LA
People feel very strongly about their favorite fried chicken. When you find good fried chicken, you dream about it. You think about it until it's in your hands. And then, in addition to shoving it in your mouth as fast as you can, you may feel the need ...

Taiwan boosts exports to LA
China may be the top trading partner for the L.A. area's huge ports, but it's getting a big boost from Taiwan. lRelated Obama pursues Democrats on trade in test of his clout on Capitol Hill · Nation · Obama pursues Democrats on trade in test of his ...

Ex-LA council candidate fined for fraudulent bid for matching funds
A former Los Angeles City Council candidate has agreed to pay a $91,548 fine for fraudulently seeking matching funds from the city by claiming qualifying donations from bogus contributors, including at least five who were dead. lRelated. LOCAL · Donor ...

High-rise landlords respond to retro-cool buildings luring LA tenants
When a group of prominent Los Angeles trial attorneys started its own firm in January, it shunned the sleek office skyscrapers that typically house blue-chip firms. Hueston Hennigan instead set up shop in the century-old PacMutual office complex ...

Today: Selfies, Funerals and Kentucky Drama
Hello. I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles' minimum wage increase is law now, but the fight isn't over; and museums would like to thank you for taking selfies with the artwork. Here are some story lines I don't want you to ...


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