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20 Of Our Favorite Events in Los Angeles This Week
A free screening of the horror-comedy 'Cooties' opens SpectreFest on Thursday at Cinefamily. (Image: Courtesy of SpectreVision). Here are 19 of our favorite events happening in Los Angeles this week. Don't forget to check out our Outdoor Film Guide and ...

5 Los Angeles schools to replace fields after turf melted
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Work has begun to replace all-weather sports fields at three Los Angeles Unified School District campuses after the material that made the base of the fields melted. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1Juesoe ) that five ...

When your seatmates are loud and louder
I wish the noise patrol that got the book club banished from the Napa Valley Wine Train had come along on my vacation instead. The dust-up on the train drew international attention: 11 women from Sistahs on the Reading Edge — all but one of them black ...

Too many 'ifs' in LA's Olympic projections
Questions about the financial assumptions in Los Angeles' proposal to host the 2024 Olympic Games are starting to add up. Or, rather, not add up. The only thing certain about the Olympics budget for 2024 is that nothing is certain. -. The revenue ...

La Santa Cecilia's Eclectic Sound Reps the Cultural Diversity of Los Angeles
Last October, La Santa Cecilia played a show in Ketchikan, Alaska, the last place you would expect to see an indie-Latin band from Los Angeles. After the show they hit the town and were lured into a little restaurant by the sounds of local musicians ...

Olympic Village site for LA up in the air
The Union Pacific Intermodal rail yard is viewed with the Los Angeles skyline on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The vast extension of land could be repurposed as the centerpiece of the proposed $1 billion residential village for the 2024 Olympic Games bid. But ...

Vacant Herald Examiner building in downtown LA to be converted to mixed use
The former offices of the Herald Examiner opened a century ago on Broadway with red-tiled roofs and prominent arches in the Mission Revival style inspired by California's past. Now the downtown Los Angeles landmark, vacant since the newspaper closed in ...

Alleged child abuser kills himself as marshals close in, authorities say
A violin teacher facing high-profile accusations of sexually assaulting girls in Britain shot himself to death early Tuesday as U.S. marshals with a warrant closed in on his Sherman Oaks home, officials said. Christopher Ling, a teacher from Manchester ...

Higher density, less parking: 5 lessons about the future of LA home design
Walk through the current exhibit at the Architecture + Design Museum in downtown Los Angeles and you will find some wild visions of a future L.A.. A concept design by wHY Architecture proposes a pair of slim, sci-fi structures that would occupy two ...

Big Jump In LA Murder Rate In August
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The number of homicides in the city Los Angeles jumped drastically last month, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Police Chief Charlie Beck told the Los Angeles Police Commission Tuesday 39 people were ...

LA Opera's pricey founders circle seats are $30, if you're 30 or younger
In the highly stratified world of opera-going, the seating area known as the founders circle is the modern-day equivalent to Valhalla, an exclusive domain located on high and populated by gods — that is to say, the wealthiest arts donors, as well as ...

LA Unified selects firm to search for new superintendent
The search for a new Los Angeles school district chief moved into the open Tuesday, but it's not clear how long the effort will remain public. The Board of Education selected an executive search firm that emphasized the need to keep the applicants ...

Los Angeles firefighter, hospital staff injured in emergency room stabbings
A Los Angeles firefighter, a nurse and another employee at a hospital in Boyle Heights were stabbed by a patient Tuesday night, an LAFD official said. The LAFD firefighter was accompanying a patient for medical care at White Memorial Hospital's ...

Will urban beekeeping be allowed in Los Angeles?
The Los Angeles City Council will take up a proposal Wednesday to allow hobbyist beekeepers in Los Angeles to maintain hives in their backyards. The proposed ordinance won the support of the City Council's Planning and Land Use Committee last month, ...

Beverly Hills' $1 Billion "Vineyard": The Bizarre Saga Behind L.A.'s Last Real ...
Beverly Hills' $1 Billion "Vineyard": The Bizarre Saga Behind L.A.'s Last Real ...

LA City Hall buzz: Backyard beekeeping should be legalized
Los Angeles lawmakers voted Wednesday in favor of making backyard beekeeping legal in the city, part of a growing urban reaction to the dwindling honeybee population. Beekeeping isn't allowed in residential zones under existing city codes, according to ...

LA to pay $5 million to family of woman killed by garbage truck
Los Angeles will spend $5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the husband and daughter of a woman who was fatally struck by a city garbage truck. See the most-read stories this hour >>Read the story. In December, Flora Kohanbashiri was hit by the ...

LA homicides, after big jump in August, are up 7% for 2015
After remaining relatively flat for much of the year, the number of people killed in Los Angeles surged in August, leaving police scrambling to rein in the violence. Through Saturday, the city recorded a nearly 7% increase in homicides -- which amounts ...

Football: Martin Andrus of Los Angeles picks up offer from Stanford
How good is junior defensive tackle Martin Andrus of Los Angeles High? So good that Stanford has joined USC, UCLA and Washington in making him a scholarship offer, according to Coach Eric Scott. What they all like is he has terrific grades, he's 6 feet ...

Spurred on by conflict over Airbnb, LA struggles to define 'bad' short-term ...
Spurred on by conflict over Airbnb, LA struggles to define 'bad' short-term ...

School drug counselors charged with carrying out $46-million Medi-Cal fraud scheme
In middle schools and high schools across Los Angeles County, Atlantic Recovery Services offered some hope: a free, government-funded treatment program for children coping with drug and alcohol addiction. But prosecutors alleged this week that the Long ...

Los Angeles Presented As US Bidder For 2024 Olympic Games In Switzerland
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An initial pitch presenting Los Angeles as the U.S. bidder to host the 2024 Summer games was made to the International Olympic Committee Thursday during a “very productive” round of talks in Switzerland. An American ...

Steve Wynn tops LA's most expensive sales with off-market purchase
The homes of a fashion mogul, a film producer and an Emmy Award-winning actress were among the most expensive residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week. $47,851,500 -- Beverly Hills. Guess co-founder Maurice Marciano ...

Number of animals euthanized in LA hits all-time low, report finds
A report from the Los Angeles City Controller's office found 25 percent of animals admitted into the city's shelters were euthanized last year, a huge drop from years prior. David McNew/Getty Images. 25948 full ...

Weekend Planner: 19 Things To Do in Los Angeles
The Coaster Show opens at La Luz de Jesus on Friday night. (Image: Terri Berman, 'Fixi'). Looking for something to do? Look no further than these 20 events happening this weekend. And don't forget to check out our September Guide, Outdoor Film ...

How a dumpy Los Angeles hotel room became a metaphor for school choice
Shavar Jeffries, the new president of Democrats for Education Reform, used a hotel in Los Angeles this week to explain how school choice could work. He arrived here Tuesday night, one of his first stops on a tour of the group's 14 state affiliates. The ...

After battles, wage theft victims see little relief
Jose Luis Cazares and Marina Torres cleaned the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live for more than six years, working 11-hour night shifts seven days a week up until 2011. Despite the long hours, the couple said they always got checks from Regal's janitorial ...

One Killed, Two Injured in South LA Shooting
One person was killed and two people were injured during a shooting in South Los Angeles. Adrian Arambulo reports for NBC4 News Today in LA on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Published Friday, Sept. 4, 2015). Updated 2 hours ago. One person was killed and ...

Photos: The hottest LA trend in fashion? Fitness clothing
ChillByWill camo-print capri leggings with mesh insets, $88, and tank top with mesh back, $55, at Sweat NSK. Model: Jordy with NEXT LA. ChillByWill camo-print capri leggings with mesh insets, $88, and tank top with mesh back, $55, at Sweat NSK. Model: ...

Football: Chatsworth unleashes Tyger Goslin in 60-46 win over Viewpoint
A year ago as a sophomore, quarterback Tyger Goslin didn't get to play for Chatsworth until October after sitting out the first month of the season following his transfer from Westlake. The Chancellors and Goslin had little time to adjust. Now that he ...


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