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Minimum wage hike hits LA apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun'
American Apparel employees leave the warehouse on Alameda St. April 12, 2016 around 5PM in Los Angeles. American Apparel is laying off hundreds of workers as it retools its production process, including possibly outsourcing the production of some ...

Woman on sidewalk is killed and three children hurt when car jumps curb in North Hollywood
A 63-year-old woman was killed and three children injured Saturday afternoon after the pedestrians were struck by a car involved in a collision in the Valley Glen area of North Hollywood, authorities said. The woman and children, who are relatives ...

Junk bond king Michael Milken looms large in LA finance industry
Grab a cheeseburger at the new Shake Shack in West Hollywood, buy a roll of paper towels at the 99 Cents Only store or take in a show at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and, in a small way, you're contributing to the legacy of Michael Milken. One of ...

Golden Nuggets: Jared Goff's First Day In Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Rams and their fans eagerly welcome their first new Quarterback in decades. Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook Pin Pinterest + Comments. Men's Golf. Limbhasut Leads, Cal Second At Pac-12's. SALT LAKE CITY - Cal's ...

LAPD preparing for more anti-Trump protests during May Day rally in downtown
After intense anti-Donald Trump protests in both Orange County and Burlingame in recent days, Los Angeles authorities are bracing for May Day marches Sunday in downtown Los Angeles. Organizers say the march will demand equality for immigrants and ...

More Anti-Trump Protests Expected During May Day Rally in Downtown L.A.
A Donald Trump protester holding a Mexican flag climbs a traffic light as a mob takes over an intersection near the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa on April 28, 2016. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times). × ...

Snapchat trying to remake its image by giving back to LA neighbors
Codetalk students sit with instructor Janice Lee, in plaid shirt, during a Web-development class at St. Joseph Center in Venice, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/TNS). Giving back has long been an issue in tech companies' relationship with their communities ...

2 bodies pulled from LA River identified as missing teens
Two bodies found Sunday night in the Los Angeles River near Cypress Park have been identified two teenagers who went missing Friday. A cause of death for Gustavo Ramirez, 15, and Carlos Daniel Jovel, 16, has not been determined, said L.A. County ...

Donald Trump became a unifying force on May Day in downtown LA
Thousands of people took to the streets in the annual May Day marches in downtown Los Angeles and Boyle Heights on Sunday to advocate for immigration reform, police accountability and an end to racism. The diverse array of protesters shared one thing ...

Families Of LA Serial Killer's Victims Still Await Closure
For 25 years, the alleged "Grim Sleeper" killed mostly poor, black women in South Central LA, some of whom were prostitutes. His trial is close to wrapping up, but it hasn't been getting much attention — a situation observers say is fitting because ...

5 Stages of Transition: L.A. to Wisconsin
My dear friend Lois Keller, of Studio City fame, hosted a book club gathering at her home yesterday featuring my novel Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale. Lois served Charlotte's fave dish, Emperor's cashew chicken, which I couldn't fully enjoy as I ...

Hundreds of LA bus shelters go unbuilt, millions in promised revenue evaporate under city contract
A bus shelter on North Figueroa Street at Avenue 26 in Lincoln Heights doesn't have overhead shelter. Bus riders say it is difficult to find shade, especially in the afternoon. Maya Sugarman/KPCC ...

'Shark Tank' star Robert Herjavec just sold his gorgeous Los Angeles condo for $4.15 million
Robert Herjavec, one of the star investors on ABC's popular "Shark Tank" reality show, just made a quick million bucks on his latest investment: a condo in West Hollywood. Herjavec paid $3.15 million for the two-bedroom apartment in a tower complex ...

California suburbs growing fast as many are priced out of cities, data show
Suburban areas on the outskirts of the red-hot Los Angeles and San Francisco areas grew especially fast last year, state officials reported Monday. San Joaquin County, home to Stockton, grew faster than any other, up 1.3% to 733,000 people. The area ...

How Animator Amelia Giller Became an Unexpected LA Fashion Star
When artist Amelia Giller first moved to Los Angeles to pursue her MFA at USC's prestigious Digital Arts and Animation division, the life-long animation lover (she went to "animation camp" as a kid) probably didn't expect to be working with some of the ...

'Living comfortably' in LA, is it really possible?
That's according to a cost-of-living comparison by personal finance website, Go Banking Rates. Here's what a few of you had to say about 'living comfortably' on KPCC's social media pages: For more on budgeting, if its reasonable these days and if not ...

LA ordered to pay $23.7 million in 'dangerous intersection' death
A jury on Monday found the city of Los Angeles primarily liable for a traffic collision that killed a scientist in San Pedro three years ago. The jury awarded $23.7 million to the widow and young son of Thomas Guilmette, a 59-year-old Northrop Grumman ...

Toddler slain, mother wounded in knife attack at Los Angeles home
A toddler died in a brazen knife attack that critically wounded her mother at a Los Angeles home Monday night, cops said. Authorities are on the hunt for a man who fled after stabbing the unidentified mother just before 10 p.m. at her Exposition Park ...

Los Angeles has a very good night at the James Beard awards
Last night the James Beard Foundation announced this year's chef and restaurant awards, and it was a very good evening for Los Angeles. Suzanne Goin of Lucques won for Outstanding Chef, an award most recently won by an L.A. chef in 2014, when Nancy ...

Which LA Neighborhoods Are Angriest About Film Shoots?
Filming subsidies that kicked in this past summer have ratcheted up film production in Los Angeles to "record levels" and created filming-related jobs, but more film production isn't so exciting for the neighbors of the homes and spaces that are being ...

How Starbucks Got Tangled Up In LA's Homelessness Crisis
It's about 6:30 in the morning at a Starbucks near Santa Monica beach, and David Rodriguez Ordunez is checking Facebook while charging his phone. He's one of 44,000 people living on the streets in and around Los Angeles — and he's one of three ...

LA looks to scale back some 'McMansions'
A large hillside home next to a more traditionally-sized home in the Castellammare area of LA. Reed Saxon/AP. 125412 full. Audio from this story. 0:54 Listen. Share. Share via Email email; Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook. Across Los Angeles, homes ...

Why Los Angeles Might Be Ground Zero for a New Generation of Youth Activists
The first-ever county-sponsored social justice conference for teens could spark change on campus. Fidel Rodriguez speaks to high school students attending the Rise Up for Humanity conference. (Photo: Kortney Lucas). May 3, 2016. Culture and education ...

Help wanted: Volunteers needed to gather LA coyotes' scat
Yes, you can volunteer to do your part for science — by wandering around Los Angeles, picking up poop. The National Park Service is asking members of the public to join a two-year effort to collect the excrement, called scat, left by urban coyotes ...

YouTube Videos Show Drivers Pulling Dangerous 'Sideshow' Stunts On LA Streets
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — About 50 people were arrested last month in connection with illegal street racing and stunt-driving events in Los Angeles called “sideshows.” YouTube videos show the dangerous events on public streets, sidewalks and even ...

Mayor Rips Donald Trump at Opening of Hillary's LA HQ
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was on hand Tuesday night to christen the Los Angeles headquarters of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, where he praised the former Secretary of State and ripped her Republican frontrunner rival, ...

A Santa Barbara 'safe parking' program for homeless people may be coming to LA
Office workers were still at their desks when Thomas Goodwin's 1974 motor home clanked out of a downtown parking lot one recent evening, power steering groaning as Lego blocks flew around the plaid interior. The 54-year-old single father moved the ...

Terrifying video shows skateboarder 'bomb' one of LA's steepest streets
First, the California Highway Patrol announced it was investigating several videos showing skateboarders riding on freeways in a stunt officials described as dangerous and illegal. Now, another video has emerged show pro skateboard star Don "The Nuge" ...

LA sees another sharp rise in homelessness and outdoor tents
Homelessness increased in the last year in the city and county of Los Angeles, leaving nearly 47,000 people in the streets and shelters despite an intensive federal push that slashed the ranks of homeless veterans by nearly a third, according to ...

LA votes to resurrect partially built Hollywood Target
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to allow construction of a long-stalled Target shopping center in Hollywood to resume, nearly two years after a judge ordered work halted at the site. On a 13-0 vote, the council revised the ...


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