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From the Archives: Entertaining the troops at Hollywood Canteen

Started by Bette Davis and others in 1942, the canteen on Cahuenga Boulevard became a fixture in Hollywood during World War II. It was famous as a place soldiers and sailors on leave could relax and mingle with celebrity volunteers. Lt. Col. T.A. Kenan is on Hutton's left, and Cpl. Fred Rasmussen...

These L.A. school board candidates have a message, but little money to get it out

The three races for the Los Angeles Board of Education are the most expensive school board contests in the country because opposing special interests — charter-school advocates and the local teachers union — are spending millions to back favored candidates. Other hopefuls for the seats are getting...

Riverside sheriff's deputy fatally shoots man who evaded deputies and did not comply with orders

A Riverside sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man Saturday night who the department says evaded deputies and failed to follow their commands. Deputies from the department’s Cabazon station responded to a report of a suspicious person near businesses in the 48600 block of Seminole Road in Cabazon....

Could the L.A. school board's balance of power tip pro-charter?

On Tuesday, charter school supporters have their best chance yet to tip the scales and win a controlling majority on the Los Angeles Board of Education. Three of the seven seats are up for grabs, and charter backers have strong candidates, seemingly unlimited financial resources — with major help...

A proposed California license plate is a subtle nod to abortion rights and to a slain hero

Here in California, it’s easy to feel complacent about rights we’ve already won, especially access to legal abortion. Don’t relax just yet. President Trump has nominated a Supreme Court justice who could very well endanger Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that gave American women power...

From the Archives: Open Doors at City Hall

Tom Bradley, the city's first black mayor, served from 1973 to 1993 and is credited with building one of the most diverse workforces in government. Bradley passed away on Sept. 29, 1998. His Los Angeles Times obituary Mayor who Reshaped LA dies is online. This post was originally published on July...

Afghan family with visas detained by immigration officials in Los Angeles; attorneys seek their release

Attorneys for an Afghan family of five that were detained by immigration officials when they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport last week filed a petition in federal court Saturday seeking their release, arguing that they were approved for relocation because of the father’s work with...

Violence breaks out at pro-Trump rally in Berkeley

For the second time in a month, Berkeley was the scene of violent demonstrations as supporters of President Trump clashed with counter-protesters Saturday on the streets of the city. At least 10 people were arrested and four others were injured as a series of disturbances marred what was supposed...

Violence breaks out at pro-Trump rally in Berkeley

Violence broke out Saturday at a rally in Berkeley aimed at expressing support for President Trump. The rally and march were slated to occur at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. But the pro-Trump forces were met by Trump critics. Some shoving and punching occurred and police were trying to maintain...

From the Archives: 'Dragnet' based on the LAPD

The LAPD worked closely with the television series, which some called a public relations machine for the department. Staff writer Don Page wrote in the March 10, 1967 Los Angeles Times: “Just getting the facts, ma’am,” have become a punctuation for every parody of television’s Dragnet–and they...

Actor says sexual assault claims are false and tied to anti-Scientology movie

Los Angeles police are investigating after three women reported being sexually assaulted by actor Danny Masterson in the early 2000s, but the actor denies the allegations, which he says are motivated by the producer of an anti-Scientology television series. The inquiry was launched after three...

For people dying on L.A. streets, he offers help, and he won't take no for an answer

Anthony Ruffin has 20 or more clients he checks on regularly. They include the Hollywood 14, who are so sick - some of them are barely alive - and have been identified by community leaders as priorities. Full story » Anthony Ruffin, 48, kneels to speak with a homeless man as he is sleeping on the...

Rene Preval, who served twice as Haiti's president, dies at 73

Rene Preval, the only democratically elected president of Haiti to win and complete two terms, has died at age 74. President Jovenel Moise confirmed Preval's death in a tweet on Friday. "I learned with sadness the death of former President Rene Preval," Moise said on his Twitter account. "I prostrate...

David Rubinger, whose photo of Israeli paratroopers became iconic image, dies at 92

Veteran Israeli photographer David Rubinger, whose photo of Israeli paratroopers at the Western Wall holy site became an iconic image of the 1967 Mideast war, has died at 92, his children said Thursday. Rubinger worked as a photojournalist for Time-Life magazine for nearly half a century. His portraits...

Gustav Metzger, 'auto-destructive' artist who inspired Pete Townshend to smash his guitars, dies at 90

Gustav Metzger, whose concept of "auto-destructive art" inspired the Who's Pete Townshend to smash his guitars, has died at age 90. Metzger died Wednesday at his London home, his publicist Erica Bolton said. Born to Polish Jewish parents in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1926, Metzger was one of thousands...

From the Archives: Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson in concert at Anaheim Stadium

Country music greats Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson headlined the six-hour Country Fall Festival event at Anaheim Stadium. Los Angeles Times staff photographer George Rose and columnist Robert Hilburn covered the concert. Hilburn wrote in his Oct. 28, 1980, Los Angeles Times review: …“Welcome...

State finds dozens of violations at Banning Ranch oil field

State oil and gas regulators have found dozens of violations at the Newport Banning Ranch oil field that developers want to turn into a large hotel and housing complex. Notices issued by California’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources on Feb. 28 list nearly a dozen pages of violations,...

L.A. Unified sues city housing authority over cost of lead, arsenic cleanup at Watts high school

Los Angeles Unified School District has spent more than $1 million in the last three years cleaning lead and arsenic from the soil at David Starr Jordan High School in Watts. Now the school district is suing the city’s housing authority to get those costs covered. The district says that the contamination...

Former owner of dog with 42-pound malignant tumor arrested

The former owner of a golden retriever named Henry, who in May was left at a Newport Beach animal hospital with a 42-pound malignant tumor, was arrested Wednesday after she didn't appear in court to face criminal charges. Sherri Haughton, 52, of Irvine was scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 13 in Orange...

This Florida mom won't meet Trump on Friday at a Catholic school. Her son will

Myrna Saint-Juste saved, scrimped and worked longer hours as an optician so she could afford the $500 a month to send her two children to Catholic school. Saint-Juste, of Orlando, Fla., voted for Hillary Clinton for president and disapproves of almost everything about President Trump except his...

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