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Just Try And Take Our Federal Funding: L.A. City Attorney Sues Trump Admin Over Sanctuary City Retaliation

L.A. joins San Francisco and the state of California in lawsuits challenging the new conditions. [ more › ]

Morrissey Announces Show At The Hollywood Bowl

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Billy Idol will be opening, because why not. [ more › ]

Wednesday's estimated $700-million Powerball jackpot is second biggest in game history

In early 2016, State Lottery officials proclaimed that their $700-million Powerball jackpot was “unprecedented.” At the time, it was the biggest jackpot in game history. But nobody won, and the prize continued to roll over. The jackpot eventually reached $1.6 billion by the time two winning tickets...

L.A. City attorney sues Trump administration over threats against anti-crime funds for 'Sanctuary' cities

The City of Los Angeles announced Tuesday that it is suing President Trump’s Department of Justice, claiming that new conditions requiring police to cooperate with immigration officials in order to qualify for anti-crime funding are unconstitutional and should be blocked. City Attorney Mike Feuer...

George And Amal Clooney Donate $1 Million To Civil Rights Group In Wake Of Charlottesville

The Clooney Foundation for Justice partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center to combat hate groups. [ more › ]

Authorities look for clues in death of infant boy found floating in Bakersfield canal

Authorities are investigating the death of a male infant or fetus found floating in a canal in central Bakersfield. Officers removed the body from the Mill Creek Canal after responding to a call just before 2 p.m. on Aug. 14, said Sgt. Ryan Kroeker, spokesman for the Bakersfield Police Department....

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.0 quake strikes offshore near San Francisco

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported off the Northern California coast Tuesday morning about seven miles west of San Francisco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:36 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was five...

Hall of Fame baseball announcer 'Felo' Ramirez dies; the voice for millions of Spanish-speaking sports fans

Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, a Hall of Fame baseball radio broadcaster who was the signature voice for millions of Spanish-speaking sports fans over three decades, has died. He was 94. The Miami Marlins announced Ramirez's death early Tuesday. The organization says he died Monday night. "The entire Marlins...

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.2 quake strikes near Palm Springs

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported early Tuesday morning west of Palm Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:12 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 9.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Desert Hot Springs, 11 miles from...

A 9-year-old boy may have been abducted after his mother was shot and killed in Santa Maria

Police in Santa Barbara County are searching for a 9-year-old boy who may have been abducted after his mother was shot and killed Monday night, authorities said. Investigators issued an Amber Alert for Daniel Morozov after responding to a shooting in the 200 block of N. College Drive in Santa Maria...

Essential California: When the Great American Eclipse came to a sky near you

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Aug. 22, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Sun’s out... All around California, huge crowds gathered to watch the Great American Eclipse as it moved across the sky. Hundreds of people swarmed...

With political turmoil raging back home, L.A.'s Venezuelan community shows solidarity from abroad

Eleazar Saldivia is still bitter at the turn of events that led him from a career as a federal criminal judge in Venezuela to driving for Uber in Los Angeles. But he doesn’t regret the decision to leave his life and home behind. In 2013, Saldivia began a trial in which he sentenced four policemen...

Fliers featuring swastika and 'hate message' found in Alameda neighborhood, police say

Police opened a “hate incident” investigation after three fliers featuring a swastika and a threatening message were found in a residential neighborhood in Alameda on Sunday, authorities said. About 9 a.m., a resident discovered a 3-by-5-inch flier on the ground in the 1400 block of Sherman Street,...

Buddy the blind sea lion makes himself at home at the Los Angeles Zoo

He's big and he's loud. A nearly 700-pound blind California sea lion named Buddy has taken up residence at the Los Angeles Zoo, where his vocalizations can be heard throughout the 133-acre facility. The zoo said Monday that the roughly 10-year-old sea lion is adapting well to his habitat at the...

Southern California hiker dies after she's hit by boulder

A 53-year-old woman has died after a boulder hit her as she was hiking in Southern California. The Ventura County coroner said Monday that Toni Large of Ojai died at a hospital. Sheriff’s officials told the Ventura County Star that Large was with a group when the boulder hit her in the Los Padres...

Reporter Jill Leovy and admin assistant also let go by LA Times

Four top editors were not the only casualties of Tronc's purge in the LAT newsroom.

Top editors out at Los Angeles Times

Tronc has pushed out Los Angeles Times editor-publisher Davan Maharaj and replaced him with new publisher Ross Levinsohn and interim editor Jim Kirk, former editor of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Palmdale couple sentenced to life in prison for toddler's beating death

A Palmdale woman and her boyfriend were sentenced Monday to life in state prison for the brutal beating of the woman’s 23-month-old son, who was left in a vegetative state for weeks before he died. Brandon Jerel Williams, 27, was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison after he was found guilty...

L.A.'s proposed fee on new construction may not be 'one size fits all'

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino wants more development in his San Pedro seaside district — new hotels, restaurants and apartment towers to lure visitors and attract residents. The recent construction boom transforming L.A. has largely skipped this former fishing village, despite its ocean...

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