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Huge crowd, clear skies expected for women's march in Los Angeles

Los Angeles police are expecting large but peaceful crowds to converge on downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the women’s march, which should occur under mostly clear skies. Police will be out in force, with law enforcement sources saying they expect significantly larger crowds than the hundreds...

L.A. council members call for closer look at LAPD's often-criticized disciplinary system

As City Hall pushes a proposal that could give civilians a greater role in disciplining Los Angeles police officers, city lawmakers on Friday called for a closer examination of the police department’s often-criticized disciplinary system that could open the door to further changes. City Council...

Wayne Barrett, hard-hitting reporter who became authority on all things Trump, dies at 71

Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, a scourge of New York City power brokers from Rudolph Giuliani to Michael Bloomberg during a decades-long career with the Village Voice and an early and tenacious chronicler of now-President Donald Trump, died Thursday at age 71. Barrett had been battling interstitial...

Southern California walloped by powerful storm; even bigger rainmaker coming Sunday

Southern California was hit by another round of rain and snow Friday, the second of three storms providing more relief and some peril to the drought-stricken region. Heavy rain, high surf and snow above 6,000 feet were expected through the day. Some mudslides were already reported in San Bernardino...

City College of San Francisco wins back accreditation after years of uncertainty

After a five-year dispute with the oversight commission that sought to revoke its accreditation, City College of San Francisco — one of the nation’s largest community colleges — has been reaffirmed for a full term of seven years, school officials said. The decision this month by the Accrediting...

LAPD officers ordered to stand trial on charges they covered up crash, filed false reports

The two Los Angeles police officers were well into their 12-hour shift when the call came in: a suspected drunk driver had crashed into multiple parked cars and bystanders were struggling to detain him. Within half an hour, Officers Rene Ponce and Irene Gomez, who were patrolling Hollenbeck Division’s...

On eve of Trump's inauguration, group rallies for women and sexual assault survivors outside L.A. City Hall

Friday’s presidential inauguration of Donald Trump inspired a rally outside L.A. City Hall on Thursday, where women and survivors of sexual assault expressed their fears about the president-elect’s attitude toward women. About 20 people gathered for the afternoon event, where survivors shared their...

Dushan 'Dude' Angius, AIDS crusader whose story helped inspire 'Philadelphia,' dies at 88

 At a time when the nation still spoke in hushed tones about AIDS, Dushan Angius tossed such worries aside and stood up before his fellow Rotarians and told them that his son had the disease. Angius wasn’t looking for sympathy, nor was he trying to jar the conservative gathering in a Bay Area suburb....

Teachers, students and parents rally in L.A. against Trump

Teachers, students and parents at schools across Los Angeles rallied Thursday in union-organized protests against President-elect Donald Trump. The actions in L.A. were part of a nationwide effort led by the country’s two largest teachers unions. The president of the National Education Assn., Lily...

Lucy Killea, political trailblazer who was denied communion for supporting abortion rights, dies at 94

Lucy Killea, the former San Diego City Council member and state legislator whose independent streak put her famously at odds with the Catholic Church and her own political party, has died.  From her work at the CIA and on Eleanor Roosevelt’s staff at the first United Nations General Assembly in...

Local unions plan rallies against Trump, L.A. schools announce Unity Day 2017

Teachers unions plan protests against President-elect Donald Trump across the Southland on Thursday, while Los Angeles school officials, concerned about student walkouts, have declared that Friday will be Unity Day 2017. Trump will be inaugurated Friday in Washington, D.C. as the nation’s 45th...

President-elect pays out $25-million Trump University settlement

Three days before his presidential inauguration, Donald Trump paid out $25 million in compliance with the settlement reached in three Trump University lawsuits. The funds, paid by the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative, were deposited Tuesday night in an escrow account, where they will remain until...

Nicodemo 'Little Nicky' Scarfo, the undersized mob boss with a lethal temper, dies in prison at 87

Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose bloody reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s triggered a years-long mob war that left at least two dozen fellow gangsters dead, has died at a federal medical center in North Carolina, a prison spokeswoman said Tuesday. He was 87. Scarfo died Saturday...

Scum of the earth lowlife packs a bag for Trump's inauguration

I and my brethren have been called scum. We are terrible people. Horrible. Illegitimate. Liars. The worst. Hey, nobody’s perfect, and I’m willing to forgive. So today I’m packing my bags and hitching a ride to D.C. for the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States...

My Day in CA: Send us your stories and photos

What’s your most California moment? Share your favorite stories and photos of the Golden State. It could be about the people and places you encounter every day, that amazing trip you took, or a moment you’ll never forget. We want to hear about and see what you think makes California special. If...

Who could be against a Children's Bill of Rights? You probably won't be surprised.

It was a little like being in an alternate reality Tuesday morning, as dozens of parents and children gathered on the state Capitol steps to protest a bill aimed at improving the lives of California’s 9 million children. Last year, a coalition of businesses, civic, education and political leaders...

Woman gets 21 months in prison for cross-country anti-fur rampage

The Iowa farmer got the first call from his wife about 4:45 a.m., reporting that their mink were running all over the highway. Keith Conrad got into his truck and couldn’t comprehend the carnage he found — dozens of mink turned into road kill, some with their backs broken but still alive. Hundreds...

Former USC football player is sorry that he 'lashed out' at lawyers after plea

A day after former USC football player Owen Hanson pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court to running an overseas gambling operation and a drug-trafficking network, he told a magazine editor that he had been tricked. Hanson, 34, said he was the victim of a “bait and switch” and that he was prepared...

Ray Dorr - adventurer, writer and keeper of the Kokoweef legend - dies at 88

Ray Dorr grew up listening to his uncle spin stories of the wondrous wealth beneath the earth deep in the Mojave, caverns as big as ballrooms and a fortune in gold just resting there on the banks of a swollen underground river. But the old prospector died before he could ever find his way back...

Aliso Canyon can reopen even though cause of massive gas leak still undetermined, state regulators say

Southern California Gas Co. can reopen its troubled Aliso Canyon underground storage field at a third of its original size, even though the cause of a massive leak there that forced thousands to flee their homes has not been determined, regulators said Tuesday. The sandstone and shale formation...

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