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Higher minimum wage to go into effect in Los Angeles today
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a Labor Day Rally to Address Poverty in Los Angeles. The Mayor announced his push to increase minimum wage in the city. Los Angeles, CA. 9/1/2014(Photo by John McCoy Daily News. By Elizabeth Hsing-Huei Chou, ...

As international billionaires get nervous, sales in LA's ultra-luxury housing market slow
A cooling market for the most expensive homes is costing hotel and casino magnate Steve Wynn some money. Two years ago, Wynn paid $16.25 million for an 11,000-square-foot mansion perched on nearly an acre above the Bel-Air Country Club. Less than ...

Essential California: Gun control laws move to governor's desk
Good morning. It is Friday, July 1. The streetcar proposed for downtown Los Angeles would move at 6 mph. At that speed, why not just go for a run? Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES. New gun laws. California lawmakers sent a ...

Datebook: Sprüth Mager's key artists, Japanese-inspired ceramics, video on tricky identity
The Fourth of July is fast approaching, but that doesn't mean there isn't stuff to see around Los Angeles — including a show by key female artists, a new gathering of Japanese-inspired ceramics and a video that toys with questions of identity. Here ...

Downtown LA traffic is getting worse — and to some, that's good news
Near Los Angeles City Hall on a recent morning, dozens of commuters attempted a slow and messy merge as three lanes of traffic narrowed to one. Several drivers nosed into the intersection as the light turned red, prompting a shout from a white-gloved ...

Living neat, sweet and succinct in LA's teeny homes
In the realm of real estate, Los Angeles reigns as the land of big. But as the city becomes more crowded and home prices soar, smaller residences are increasingly treasured. Their popularity has been boosted by eco-friendly lifestyles and intersecting ...

Food events you should know about: LA Food Fest, LA Crab Cake, plus Vinny Dotolo gets artsy
Keeping your Snapchat story full of whoa-I-want-her-life-that's-so-cool content is hard work. Here are a couple food events that will make it a little easier: L.A. Food Fest, a three-night, two-day food event at Exposition Park, is happening July 8, 9 ...

Fourth of July Fireworks 2016: Where to Watch in L.A., Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
Fireworks explode over the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as tens of thousands of people look on from the Grand Park Fourth of July celebration in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, July 4, 2014. (Credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times). × ...

New Downtown Museum Will Focus On The Art of Los Angeles
Mayor Eric Garcetti, while courting George Lucas' pet project, said that L.A. has "a museum culture that is unrivaled in the United States." That culture will be given another boost when the new Main Museum, which will focus on Los Angeles art, lands ...

LA clears a path for $1.2-billion bond measure to pay for homeless initiatives
The Los Angeles City Council cleared the way Friday for a $1.2-billion bond measure on the Nov. 8 ballot, abandoning a competing tax proposal that would have generated less money for homeless initiatives. On an 12-0 vote, the council dropped plans for ...

Your Ultimate Guide To July: 20 Cool Events Happening In Los Angeles
We found a number of notable happenings in July to help plan your social calendar. Read on for all our event picks and details. Did we miss something? Add your event in our comments section. July 3-Oct. 2. PTEROSAURS (Science) The Natural History ...

What Stupid, Ridiculous Survey Just Said LA Was One Of Nation's Rudest Cities? #$%*# Them!
A new survey says LA is one of America's rudest cities. On a positive note, Los Angeles was not deemed “the” worst. But KCAL9's Rachel Kim says LA does rank (operative word being rank) right up there. Many people are drawn to Los Angeles by our city's ...

Essential California: Housing market sours on LA's richest
Good morning. It is Saturday, July 2. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES. Total gridlock: Have you noticed how bad the traffic has gotten in downtown Los Angeles? Commuters say it's the worst in memory. Officials blame a ...

Essential Arts & Culture: Obama library architect chosen, the troubles at USC Roski, a key LA gallery closes
Happy Fourth of July! May your barbecues be searing and your beer chilled. I'm Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, and this is your essential guide to the week's top arts and culture stories. Obama picks library architects. The ...

Five California airports have the nation's slowest passport checkpoint times
Americans are expected to travel in record numbers this summer, thanks to low gasoline prices and declining air fares. But if you fly abroad, expect a long wait at U.S. airports when you return, especially if you fly back to California. A new study by ...

Home of the Week: An exotic vibe in Hollywood Hills West
Tucked within a pocket of canyon wilderness, this wood-paneled and glass-enclosed residence is visually dramatic, with a switchback design that lifts the master suite and media room above the main level. Walls of glass and multiple wood-lined balconies ...

Former campaign bus rolls into Los Angeles as anti-Trump protest art
A former Greyhound bus with “TRUMP” emblazoned along its side slowly made its way down the Pacific Coast Highway, trailed by the occasional honk, a burst of expletives or a show of thumbs — some up, some down. When it pulled into the parking lot of a ...

Independence Day, 1847: How Los Angeles Celebrated Its First Fourth
Nathan Masters is host, producer, and managing editor of Lost LA, an original public television series from KCET and the USC Libraries. His writings focus on the evolution of Los Angeles' built and natural environments and have appeared in the Los ...

Twenty-two years after Northridge quake, hope for a Panorama City neighborhood
The 13-story office tower rising from the center of the San Fernando Valley floor used to be the pride of Panorama City. The community, founded in 1947 by steel magnate Henry J. Kaiser and land developer Fritz B. Burns, was a sprawling planned ...

When in SoCal, do as the Romans (and the Greeks) do
California basks in its reputation as a new construct on the far edge of the continent, away from tradition, history and other burdens its settlers jettisoned on their way West. Southern California, in particular, has famously demolished its history ...

Here's your guide to July 4 fireworks displays in Los Angeles
Fireworks displays marking the 240th anniversary of the nation's independence will be held Monday night throughout Los Angeles County, including the first city-organized show in Torrance since 2010. The 20-minute show in Torrance will begin at 9 p.m ...

LA area swimmers to compete in Olympic Trials to earn spot on US team
Ashley Twichell, Becca Mann and Jordan Wilimovsky were the fastest swimmers in this year's Tiburon Mile on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Tiburon, Calif. File/Frankie Frost/Marin Independent Journal. LOS ANGELES >> Abbey Weitzeil of Saugus and Jordan ...

LA's Grand Park is a celebration of contemporary America
Aalok Mehta's electric sitar is a decidedly different sound than the piccolo and snare drum of colonial days. But the artist who played it at a Fourth of July celebration Monday in downtown Los Angeles considers his music as quintessentially American ...

Today: ISIS' Global Expansion Plan. For Trump, the Big Money Sits on the Fence.
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES. ISIS' Global Expansion Plan. Tikrit, Ramadi, Fallujah: Those are among the cities that a U.S.-led coalition has recently ...

Essential California: Down and out in Beverly Hills
Good morning. It is Tuesday, July 5. Here's what is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES. Down and out. At a time when communities are struggling to address the growing homeless problem, Beverly Hills is facing accusations that it's allowing ...

A letter from 2056: Utopian LA is where everyone wants to live
Sorry, I'm not able to send this directly through SnapFace since your iPhone 6 doesn't support neural chat. Old-fashioned text pixels will have to do. Remember the movie “Her”? That's what Los Angeles is like in 2056. L.A. is the densest city in the U ...

A letter from 2056: Dystopian LA gives you everything you love to hate, only more of it
I am reaching out across the 4th Dimension to bring you a State of the City report from the year 2056. The good news is that our city is as famous (and infamous) as ever. People have never stopped moving here, from everywhere. And our amenities are ...

A job in Silicon Beach or Hollywood is great if you can get it, but what will the rest of LA do for work?
To the editor: Natalie Kitroeff's thoughtful article reinforces Los Angeles' critical need for the development of a skilled, competitive labor force. (Re “L.A.'s factory job losses limit state's upturn, study says,” Business, June 30). While our ...

Cloning great schools is latest in long line of LA reform plans
The latest reformers intent on improving Los Angeles schools are confident that they have it right. The trick, they say, is not to get shoehorned by theories or politics. Instead, simply find a good school and make another one just like it. Then repeat ...

Venice's New Rotisserie Option, The Den on Sunset's Beautiful Reset, and More
Looks like more trouble for beachgoers in Malibu, as Paradise Cove restaurant has been charging $20 a pop "beach access fees" during the high summer season. They've gotten in trouble for it before, as LAist notes, with the Coastal Commission ...


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