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LA City Council members don't deserve unilateral veto power over homeless projects they don't like
It's not easy building supportive housing for homeless people. The city of Los Angeles puts plenty of reasonable demands on developers who want a share of its $1.2 billion Proposition HHH fund for homeless and low-income housing. But requiring a ...

LA begins accepting license applications from marijuana growers, manufacturers
Los Angeles began accepting license applications from marijuana growers, manufacturers and testing companies Wednesday, after months of delays that left many businesses in the state's largest legal marketplace struggling to survive. The start of the ...

Mayor Garcetti announces changes for the LA Police Commission
Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday nominated an attorney who had a hand in some of the most critical reforms in Los Angeles police history to the department's civilian oversight panel. Dale Bonner was nominated to replace Cynthia McClain-Hill on the ...

Donation from prominent LA politician roils USC, which referred case to federal prosecutors
When state Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas resigned suddenly in December, it marked an abrupt halt to a promising political career. The son of powerful Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas had enjoyed the backing of his father's ...

LA keeps kids out of gangs with Summer Night Lights program
The city of Los Angeles launched a program called Summer Night Lights in 2007, which extended park hours until 11 p.m. in an effort to help children stay out of gangs. Many players on a baseball field in East Hollywood Wednesday night were raised in ...

Apple premieres plans for store and event space in historic downtown LA theater
The Tower Theatre was the place in 1927 where Angelenos first heard the wonder of “talkie” movies when it hosted the premiere of “The Jazz Singer,” starring Al Jolson. Now, the aging former movie palace in the Broadway Theater District will host a more ...

Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James' best games at the Staples Center
LeBron Jafmes' newest home is with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center, a place where he has had some great performances in the past. Even before LeBron James was connected to the Los Angeles Lakers, it was always a joy to see him play in ...

Homeless encampment shooting in Los Angeles captured on surveillance video
Authorities in Los Angeles are investigating a targeted shooting at a homeless encampment that left one man injured -- and was captured on stunning surveillance video released Tuesday. The Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release the ...

Woman Dies After Being Dragged 3 Blocks in South LA Hit-and-Run
A woman who was dragged for three blocks by a hit-and-run driver died Thursday morning in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Authorities received a call of a body down in the roadway near East 84th Place and South Central Avenue about 1 ...

Los Angeles council proposes banning fur sales, like West Hollywood and San Francisco
Los Angelians eager to fill their fall wardrobes with fur may want to stock up now, as city council members have introduced a proposal banning its sale. If the measure passes, the City of Angles would be the largest American metropolis to bar the sale ...

Curbed Comparisons: What $1.2M 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. We've found five homes within $10,000 of today's price: $1.2 million. Front of house. Living room. Kitchen. Back patio Via Jill ...

There's an Incredible New $200 Omakase Destination in Downtown LA
It looks like Hayato is finally open at the ROW development in Downtown LA. The upscale Japanese kaiseki restaurant has been slowly realizing its final form for some time now, first opening quietly as a daytime bento box takeaway. Now the whole show is ...

Homicide Suspect in Custody After Pursuit Through South LA; Victim's Family Says She Killed Him Over His Sexuality
A woman being sought in connection with a homicide was taken into custody after leading police on a pursuit through South Los Angeles streets with a young female in the back seat on Thursday, according to authorities and video. Later on Thursday ...

Where to Catch Summer Outdoor Movie Screenings in LA
Movie screenings are a year-round fixture in Los Angeles, but summer in L.A. features a very particular type of screening: the outdoor kind. While summer may be winding down soon, there's still plenty of opportunities to catch a movie on the beach, by ...

LA city animal shelters full to capacity, officials say
Los Angeles city animal shelters are at max capacity and need help. The South Los Angeles shelter in particular is putting out the call for foster families, adopters and supplies. With all six shelters at capacity, many dogs and cats are in danger of ...

Apple to revitalize historic Tower Theatre in downtown LA
Decades of disrepair and neglect at the historic Tower Theatre will soon make way for a glittering marquee. But this time when all the restoration is complete, the name in lights will be tech giant Apple. "I think it's wonderful for the area to bring ...

The 8 Best LA Clubs That Aren't Around Anymore: A Subjective List
“Live in the moment,” they say. “Practice mindfulness,” the GIFs encourage. “Be here now,” they intone. Well, fuck them. Like Jethro Tull, I'm Living in the Past. Because, dammit, “back in the day” was just better. Well, maybe not; but 20 (and more ...

Otoño Revitalizes LA's Modern Spanish Food Scene in Highland Park
Teresa Montaño's sweet new neighborhood Spanish restaurant Otoño will be ready to open in bustling Highland Park on August 7. The former Racion chef has skipped over to this slim, brick-covered dining room that opens up with a welcoming bar area, ...

'Back to the Future II', Brews at LA Zoo, Dia del Salvadoreño and more ~ GTFO LA!
Welcome back to GTFO LA!, your guide to the very best stuff to do in Los Angeles every weekend, designed to get you out of the f*cking house. Summer may be half way through, but the parties keep going like it just started. Throughout this weekend ...

LA's July temperatures were among the hottest ever
Summer is off to an especially toasty start in Los Angeles. Average temperatures in July were among the hottest ever recorded during a July month in Southern California, according to the National Weather Service. “It wasn't crazy hotter than it's ever ...

Judge Strikes Down Effort to Temporary Halt City of Los Angeles' Tree Removals
A judge Friday struck down an effort by some activists to get a temporary restraining order against the city of Los Angeles and stop it from removing trees as part of its $1.3 billion sidewalk repair program. The groups United Neighborhoods for Los ...

LA teachers union schedules strike authorization vote
The Los Angeles teachers union announced Friday that it has scheduled a strike-authorization vote for later this month. A strike would not be automatic, even if a majority of members vote yes. But such a result would give union leaders the authority to ...

Dennis Quaid puts a $6.5-million price tag on Pacific Palisades digs
Actor Dennis Quaid has tossed his Pacific Palisades home on the market at $6.495 million. He bought the place five years ago for $5.1 million, records show. Obscured from the street by hedges and a thicket of bamboo, the gated Spanish-style home sits ...

LA Animal Shelters Slashing Prices on Dog, Cat Adoptions
Adoption fees for dogs and cats are being cut in half this weekend at Los Angeles' six animal shelters, which are filled to capacity. The following fees are effective Saturday and Sunday: Adult Dogs (5 months and older) $51; Puppies (4 months and under ...

Los Angeles Rams: What to do if Aaron Donald wants a trade
The Los Angeles Rams have seriously mishandled Aaron Donald thus far. If the worst-case scenario happens, what options do the Rams have? The Los Angeles Rams have been unable to sign defensive tackle Aaron Donald to a contract extension for over ...

Leimert Plaza Park's 'beautification' will fence in the spiritual center of black LA
For decades, tiny Leimert Plaza Park at Crenshaw Boulevard and 43rd Place has loomed very large in black Los Angeles. Designed for the then-white bedroom community of Leimert Park in the 1920s, it morphed over the years into a symbol of black ...

Plane crash in Staples parking lot kills five near Los Angeles
A twin-engine Cessna bound for John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, crashed into the parking lot of a Staples office supply store on Sunday, killing all five people aboard, Orange County fire officials said. “No one on the ground was ...

New Dodgers Help Bring Astros Down To Earth, LA Wins 3-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Dozier delivered a two-run double in the first inning and Manny Machado had three hits with two runs scored as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros 3-2 on Sunday. With the Dodgers struggling for offense ...

The Best of Both Worlds: Finding Scandinavian Sensibility in Sunny LA
Los Angeles holds a special place in weathered Scandinavian hearts. We go to escape the sideways rain—and we stay because of the relaxed vibe, and forward-thinking design destinations. Here, a guide to the places that serve up Scandinavian charm with ...

Los Angeles Chargers return to training camp Monday
The Los Angeles Chargers are returning to training camp in Costa Mesa on Monday. The team had a walk-through on Sunday, which was closed to the public, but fans are invited to the training camp. On Saturday, the offense squared off against the defense ...


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