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Sonia Rykiel, known for liberated fashion style, dies at 86

French designer Sonia Rykiel, whose relaxed striped sweaters helped liberate women from their stuffy suits and who went on to run a global fashion empire, has died. She was 86.  President Francois Hollande's office announced her death in a statement Thursday. Hollande praised her as “a pioneer”...

19-year-old motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Reseda

A 19-year-old man who was riding his motorcycle to work at a coffee shop died Thursday morning after a pickup driver smashed into him in Reseda and fled the scene, police said. The motorcyclist was traveling south on Tampa Avenue about 6:45 a.m. when he was struck by a large pickup that was driving...

Competency hearing is sought for former L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca

Prosecutors in the case against former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca have asked a federal judge to determine whether Baca is fit to stand trial. The request for a finding on Baca’s competency came late Wednesday, after a morning court hearing during which Baca’s attorney made the latest in a series...

Prosecutors seek a competency hearing for former L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca

Prosecutors in the case against former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca have asked a federal judge to determine whether Baca is fit to stand trial. The request for a finding on Baca’s competency came late Wednesday, following a morning court hearing during which Baca’s attorney made the latest in a...

ICYMI: Trump Said That Only Non-Hot Celebrities Support Clinton

Grad students can unionize, Lifetime's Britney Spears biopic, and more! [ more › ]

South El Monte city manager resigns after bribery scandal involving mayor

South El Monte’s city manager has abruptly quit just weeks after the mayor pleaded guilty to a federal bribery count and in the wake of an audit critical of how the city was run. Anthony Ybarra, who had been with the city for more than a decade, announced his resignation late Tuesday at the end...

Lawsuit alleging excessive force by LAPD at black USC student party settled for $450,000

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $450,000 settlement of a lawsuit by USC students who alleged that LAPD officers in riot gear used excessive force and falsely arrested attendees at a predominantly black off-campus student party. The six students who sued over the raid during...

No, You Can't Sue Starbucks For Putting Too Much Ice In Your Drink, Judge Rules

The customer who filed the lawsuit told LAist that he intends to appeal. [ more › ]

3 kidnapped children of murdered woman found safe in New Mexico, authorities say

The three missing children of a woman found dead along a road in rural Los Angeles County were safely located by authorities at a motel in New Mexico. The children were allegedly kidnapped by the dead woman’s sister, Brittany Humphrey, 22, and Humphrey’s boyfriend, Joshua Robertson, 27, who both...

Court Reverses Verdict That Cleared Anaheim Cop Of 2012 Shooting

The court says that the jury had been shown evidence that was not relevant to the case. [ more › ]

San Bernardino County rejects a controversial solar power plant proposed for the Mojave Desert

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has rejected a controversial solar plant proposed for the Mojave Desert’s Soda Mountains, citing concerns that the project would destroy habitat and block ancient trails used by bighorn sheep for thousands of years. In a 3-2 vote, the board on Tuesday...

Best Massage Therapist in Los Angeles

When I moved back to Los Angeles in 2011 my arms were wrecked from twenty years of writing/typing for eight to twelve hours per day. I went through about fifteen massage therapists until I found someone who could explain how the pain...Show More Summary

The Mesmerizing 'Liquid Shard' Brings Pershing Square Back To Life

The moribund Pershing Square Park in downtown Los Angeles briefly came back to life over the past few weeks, thanks to artist Patrick Hearn's monumental and mesmerizing Liquid Shard, which is made of holographic mylar and monofilament and spans some 15,000 square feet. Show More Summary

Suspect in critical condition after he's shot by police in Anaheim

Two men were arrested following a chase in Anaheim on Tuesday night that ended with one of the suspects being shot and critically wounded by a police officer.  The suspects, 25-year-old Frank Velasquez and 20-year-old Alan-Osvaldo Reza-Palamino, were wanted on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping,...

Painter gets life in prison for shooting San Diego TV anchor in money dispute

A house painter was sentenced to 38 years and 8 months to life in prison Wednesday for shooting and nearly killing Kyle Kraska, a CBS News 8 sports director, among other charges. Mike Montana, 55, had been found guilty by a jury of premeditated attempted murder and of two counts of making criminal...

California and local education officials laud progress on still-lagging test scores

State and local education officials gathered at Eagle Rock Elementary School on Wednesday to celebrate upward progress in newly released student test scores, even as the overall results showed less than half of students meeting learning goals. The scores were notably lower in Los Angeles Unified — although...

Beverly Hills Hotel Wars: Beverly Hilton Doesn't Want A New Hotel Across The Street

A Chinese realty group wants to open a giant new hotel right across the street from the Beverly Hilton. [ more › ]

Santa Monica Keeps Trying To Shut Down Its Airport

The feds, however, say it must remain open until 2023. [ more › ]

AFI Cancels 'Birth Of A Nation' Screening Amid Nate Parker Rape Controversy

The entire situation is eight kinds of complicated, and heavily steeped in issues of race, gender, and intersectionality. [ more › ]

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