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Group of women share personal stories as they help South LA family try to find teen's killer
For a group of women, the murder of a 15-year-old in South Los Angeles and helping her family find the killer is personal. "My son was killed at the car wash over some red Chuck Taylors in my face," Jennifer Rivers said. Her son, 19-year-old Tavin ...

El 'Say-gun-dough' and other place names mispronounced by LA residents
To the editor: Steve Lopez's wonderful article on how to pronounce El Segundo, the city that will soon be the home of the Los Angeles Times, reminded me of what is probably the most common pronunciation error around these parts. Whether you use the ...

Thousands Expected For May Day March Through Downtown LA
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Today is May Day, and downtown Los Angeles is bracing for the annual May Day march of union members, immigrant-rights advocates and community activists. The march begins at midday, with participants gathering in Pershing Square ...

The Philanthropist Of Film: How The Power Rangers Billionaire Has Given Back To Los Angeles
At first, Haim Saban—the billionaire entertainment mogul best known for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers—had no interest in giving to the forthcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The Saban family foundation, run by Haim and his wife Cheryl ...

Curbed Comparisons: What $585K buys around LA
Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. This week, we're taking a look at what houses and condos are available at LA County's median price: $585,000. That's the highest ...

Meat on a Stick Always Wins at LA's Best Yakitori Spots - Eater LA
Los Angeles has an embarrassing wealth of outstanding Japanese eateries, stretching all the way from the Valley to Little Tokyo and Sawtelle Japantown on down to the South Bay. Dispersed throughout those pockets are yakitori specialists, restaurants ...

Jason Schwartzman selling his dream condo in West Hollywood
Actor Jason Schwartzman is putting his lovely one-bedroom condo in the historic Andalusia on the market. The Spanish-style courtyard complex, located steps from the Sunset Strip, is distinguished by its decorative teal and white garage door screens ...

CBS2 News Investigation: Flies In Operating Rooms Force VA Hospital To Postpone More Than 80 Surgeries
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A West Los Angeles veterans hospital has had to cancel or postpone dozens of surgeries because of an insect infestation, a CBS2 News investigation has learned. Investigative Reporter David Goldstein's three-month investigation ...

Power to the people who bring us street tacos and cheap T-shirts
Benjamin Ramirez, left, and his father Alex Ramirez serve food from their cart during a rally in Hollywood in July 2017. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times). Whenever someone tells me that street vendors are a civic nuisance — hawking unsanitary meals ...

With Seager Out, Should Dodgers Target Machado?
It's difficult for a team's season to be rendered over just a month into the season. But that is a possibility that the Los Angeles Dodgers are currently facing after losing yet another key player. The Dodgers entered the 2018 season as one of the ...

California Today: Los Angeles's New Superintendent on the Challenges Faced by Schools
Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here's the sign-up.) Austin Beutner has been an investment banker, a Los Angeles deputy mayor, a candidate for mayor (briefly) and publisher of The Los Angeles Times (also briefly). On Tuesday, Mr ...

LA gave local artists $10000 to create work. An exhibition at Barnsdall Art Park shows off what they made
To Steven Wong, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery's curator, contemporary art is a sign of the times and local art reflects the pulse of the city. An upcoming exhibition at the gallery aims to highlight just that. The City of Los Angeles Individual ...

Quirky Studio City residence by Arthur and Nina Zwebell wins landmark designation
An unusual home in Studio City built by husband and wife designers Arthur and Nina Zwebell won historic landmark designation Tuesday from the Los Angeles City Council. The city's Cultural Heritage Commission had found the home to be an “excellent ...

Four great L.A. fried chicken restaurants to try now
Is Los Angeles a fried chicken town? The hours-long lines at Howlin' Ray's at the Far East Plaza in Chinatown seem to suggest so. As do the number of non-fried chicken restaurants with some version of a fried chicken sandwich on the menu. Places like ...

LA plans a temporary homeless shelter on Koreatown parking lot
Bobby Washington, 60, rests on his bunk Volunteers of America shelter in South Los Angeles, CA April 18, 2018. He says he has been homeless for several years. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times). Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off his $20 ...

12 Places to Find Beyond Meat and Impossible Burgers in LA
Two well-financed companies, Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, are transforming Los Angeles's already-prodigious vegetarian food scene. The popular meatless burgers and links are not only prominently placed in local grocery stores, but in restaurants ...

Los Angeles moves to regulate Airbnb rentals
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously backed a set of proposed rules Wednesday that would allow Angelenos to host night-to-night rentals only in their own homes but bar them from renting out a house or apartment for short stays if it is not their ...

Family of Teen Fatally Shot by Deputy in South LA Sues County, Officers Involved
The family of a teenager fatally shot by a deputy in South Los Angeles in February announced a lawsuit on Wednesday against the county and the officers involved in the shooting. Anthony Weber, 16, was killed during an encounter with the L.A. County ...

Flies in operating rooms cause Los Angeles VA hospital to postpone dozens of surgeries
LOS ANGELES -- In the halls of the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center, what may look like decorative lights are really flytraps known as flylights. CBS Los Angeles reports that more than 200 traps had to be installed because of an outbreak of flies ...

Several Businesses Destroyed as Fire Rips Through South LA Strip Mall
Several businesses were destroyed Thursday morning when a fire burned through a strip mall in the unincorporated View Park-Windsor Hills area of South Los Angeles. A fire rips through a strip mall in South Los Angeles on May 3, 2018. (Credit: RMG News ...

Homeless man can sue Los Angeles for euthanizing his pet pigeons, court rules
A homeless man can continue his legal battle against the city of Los Angeles by claiming his constitutional rights were violated when his pet pigeons were taken and euthanized, a federal court ruled Tuesday. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th ...

Teachers union gains a foothold in LA's largest charter school group
For years, the possibility of organizing the employees of the largest charter school group in Los Angeles was an elusive goal for the teachers union. Efforts launched in 2015 sputtered out during an extended and expensive legal back-and-forth. Read ...

'Extreme' Jeans From LA Clothing Brand Bare Nearly All
LOS ANGELES (CBS News/CBSLA) — An L.A. clothing brand is selling $168 “extreme cut-out” jeans that cover a lot less than most pants — but at least they have pockets. emma sam58190 2048x2048 Extreme Jeans From LA Clothing Brand Bare Nearly All. Denim ...

A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $46000 Salary
Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. Today: a ...

Where to Sip Summertime Margaritas in Los Angeles
Is there a more refreshing beverage than a margarita? When a cocktail achieves the perfect balance of acidity and sweetness, there's nothing more satisfying on a hot summer's day. And with the sunny season just around the corner there's no better time ...

Boy, 13, Found After He Vanished While Taking Out Trash In Leimert Park
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A 13-year-old boy who vanished while taking out the trash at his Leimert Park home has been found. After being listed as critical missing case, Daniel Marquis Bell was found Thursday at a Taco Bell near 60th Street and Crenshaw ...

Los Angeles woman submits DNA to website, finds father 12 miles away from new home in Spokane
Tracy Melton was born and grew up in Los Angeles and always knew she was different than her sisters. They were both blue-eyed blondes and looked different than she did. Tracy's mother never gave her any details of her dad and their brief encounter. "I ...

Lawsuit by City of LA Alleges Business Practices of Opioid Makers and Distributors Contributed to Addiction Crisis
Nine makers and distributors of prescription opioids fostered an epidemic of addiction and overdose with business practices that included deceptive marketing and failure to report suspicious orders, according to a lawsuit filed by the city of Los ...

USC Celebrates South LA High School Scholars With Neighborhood Academic Initiative Program
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Fifty high school students from South L.A. have earned a full-ride to USC thanks to the school's Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) program. The seven-year pre-college program was created for first-generation college-bound ...

Once LA's hottest mall, the Westside Pavilion is dying, and shoppers are bummed
On a recent Monday afternoon, Emma Halbert sat across from her friend at the Westside Pavilion food court. With her laptop opened in front her, she tried to finish her homework, but was distracted by how eerily quiet the mall felt. The 18-year-old ...


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