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Essential California: Minimum-wage deal gets a speedy approval
Good morning. It is Friday, April 1. The latest food craze in Koreatown is waffle pizza. You can order the dish with something traditional, like pepperoni, or branch out and try grilled kimchi. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP ...

LA is resegregating -- and whites are a major reason why
Some of America's most racially integrated neighborhoods and cities are on a path to becoming segregated all over again. In Los Angeles this means neighborhoods where Latinos and Asians now live alongside black or white neighbors may have few to no ...

A cool start to a warm day Friday in LA and OC
After some patchy low clouds, look for sunny skies throughout the Southland for your Friday. The National Weather Service forecast for Los Angeles and vicinity on Friday calls for patchy low clouds in the morning then sunny. Highs from the mid to upper ...

'Feel the Burn?' billboard urges LA residents to get tested for STDs
A billboard campaign is parodying Bernie Sanders' popular slogan, 'Feel the Bern,' in a quest to lure Los Angeles residents to get tested for STDs. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="267" src="http://abc7.com/video/embed/?pid=1271910" frameborder="0" ...

10 things we can't wait to see in LA this year
The dining scene at LAX has improved considerably in the past few years, with the addition of a Lemonade, Cole's and Larder at Tavern among the esteemed vendors that feed hungry travelers throughout eight terminals. Looking to ramp up LAX's fine dining ...

LA's Best New Burgers, Jon & Vinny Hit Benihana, and More A.M. Intel
NYC bakery mavens Four & Twenty Blackbirds is popping up at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams in Los Feliz today, promising to bring their Brooklyn-leaning pies to the West Coast masses. The collaboration effort runs all weekend, as the piemakers sell whole ...

Why L.A. Billionaire Rick Caruso Thinks John Kasich Can Win the GOP Nomination
The developer of The Grove is ready for a brokered GOP brawl in Cleveland: "This was the intent of the convention in the first place. Historically, it's very exciting. It's what it's there for." L.A.'s outdoor-mall developer Rick J. Caruso, a moderate ...

Here's How Los Angeles Is Re-Segregating
In a report that came out early last month, two sociologists, Michael DM Bader and Siri Warkentien, found that while LA had a relatively significant portion of diverse, racially mixed neighborhoods, around 40 percent racially diverse neighborhoods were ...

Welcome Sign At La Crescenta Park Is Deemed Anti-Semitic By Some
LA CRESCENTA (CBSLA.com) — Some people who live near a park in La Crescenta are having trouble with the venue's “welcome” sign. CBS2's Cristy Fajardo reports the name on the sign, Hindenburg, harkens back to a time when Nazi flags and swastikas ...

Essential California: What happens when the LAPD's Tasers fail
Good morning. It is Saturday, April 2. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES. When weapons fail: A Times review has found that nearly a quarter of those shot by Los Angeles police last year were wounded or killed after an officer ...

LA man charged with killing son for being gay
LOS ANGELES - A man accused of fatally shooting his son outside a home where his wife was found dead has been charged with one count of premeditated murder as a hate crime, with prosecutors alleging he killed his son for being gay. Shehada Issa, 69 ...

Hot Property: Fast times at the start of the homebuying season
We've just about hit the proverbial sweet spot in the homebuying season, the influx of inventory and hotbed of demand that begins in early April and keeps things interesting through July. L.A. notables are no stranger to spring change. Already we've ...

See how Midcentury 'breeze blocks' are being used in contemporary LA restaurant design
California's Midcentury design legacy has an interesting way of sticking around. An example of the style's persistent and evolving influence is receiving renewed design attention at some restaurants around town. "Breeze blocks," are back, but with a ...

This is what happened when I let an 80-year-old play matchmaker for me
I had just come out of a nine-year marriage and was reentering the dating world. I did not know where to begin, so I did as everyone else was doing and signed up for online dating. After all, this is how people were meeting people. I dated a few good ...

Family of woman who died in Los Angeles jail disputes coroner's suicide report
Family and friends sought more details Friday night about the death of a bipolar woman who authorities say hanged herself in a Los Angeles jail cell just days before she was expected to be released. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="267" ...

LA Gallery Becomes Atomic Wasteland
A few artists from Germany have created a bizarre homage to the nuclear testing grounds of the Southwest in an LA gallery. According to the LA Times, the Desert Now exhibit on display at Steve Turner was inspired by a drug-laden trip artists Julius Von ...

Villanova Blasts Oklahoma For Largest Victory In Final Four History
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Hart scored 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting and Villanova advanced to the national championship game with a resounding 95-51 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night. The Wildcats (34-5) will face the winner of the North ...

Police Are Pushing for a More Coordinated Crackdown on L.A.'s Deadly Street Racing Scene
California Highway Patrol investigators at the scene of a fiery crash Feb. 27, 2016, on the 5 Freeway in the city of Commerce. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times). ×. Police Are Pushing for a More Coordinated Crackdown on L.A.'s Deadly Street Racing ...

Indie Focus: A fresh look at Chantal Akerman all across LA
Hello! I'm Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. I cannot stress enough how exciting the Chantal Akerman tribute programs spotlighted below are for the cinema scene in Los Angeles. We are a world-class city ...

New amenity at LA hotels: a much higher minimum wage
LOS ANGELES Nine months into a minimum wage hike at some Los Angeles hotels, city leaders and other backers of the move are claiming victory, saying doomsday forecasts from hoteliers have proven unfounded. Confined to about 15 of the city's largest ...

Sunny and mild Sunday for Los Angeles and Orange County
The weather Sunday in Los Angeles will be sunny and mild after low clouds and fog in the morning. The National Weather Service forecast for central Los Angeles from Malibu to Long Beach calls for highs from the mid 60s to around 70 at the beaches to ...

San Francisco is highest-priced city for business travelers; LA is No. 8
The City by the Bay is once again ranked as the most expensive U.S. destination for business travelers. But the big surprise in an annual study of hotel, rental car and dining prices is the ladder-climbing by Detroit. The latest report by the trade ...

The Concourse Hotel invests in its building and workers
The humble, two-star Concourse Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport is undergoing at $65-million renovation, with a plan to emerge this fall as a four-star Hyatt Regency hotel. As part of its effort to upgrade, the hotel's management decided the ...

See how Midcentury 'breeze blocks' are being used in contemporary LA restaurant design
California's Midcentury design legacy has an interesting way of sticking around. An example of the style's persistent and evolving influence is receiving renewed design attention at some restaurants around town. "Breeze blocks," are back, but with a ...

'How do you explain love?' Finding community, friends and more at LA's Braille Institute
Tania and Jose Amaya are both a little shy, but ask them how they met and they'll light up. She'll blush. He'll grin. She was a computer teacher at the Braille Institute in East Hollywood, soft-spoken and sweet. He was a volunteer, deaf and legally ...

Bill Clinton: California has been good to my family
Campaigning for his wife ahead of California's Democratic primary, former President Bill Clinton rallied supporters Sunday in downtown Los Angeles, saying his family has special ties to the state. “California has been uncommonly good to my family,” he ...

Beyond the minimum wage
Fridays are paydays for Edgardo Villatoro — and also for the company where he works, XPO Port Services. Villatoro, 54, gets paid for driving tires and furniture from Los Angeles-area ports to railway stations. But in return, he has to compensate the ...

4 hurt when car flies off LA freeway into store
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says four people were hurt when the car they were in went off the side of a Los Angeles freeway, crashed into a Target store and burst into flames. Officer Patrick Kimball says the crash happened early ...

Michael Weinstein Might Have Diagnosed What's Wrong With L.A. — But Can He Fix It?
Michael Weinstein peers out the window of his corner office on the 21st floor. Hollywood is growing all around him. In every direction, there are construction cranes, dirt pits and street closures. "It's just ungodly," he says. Two blocks to the north ...

What's behind LA's rise in crime rates?
A police officer patrols Skid Row in Los Angeles, California, September 22, 2014. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images. Share. Share via Email email; Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook. For the second year in a row, violent crime is up in Los Angeles. Through ...


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