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Video shows police cornering mentally ill man and fatally shooting him: 'This was an execution'

Graphic surveillance video released Wednesday shows a throng of Fontana police officers surrounding a legally blind and mentally ill man in a convenience store before an officer opens fire, killing him. The muted video of the Nov. 22, 2015, incident shows multiple police officers cornering James...

Young raccoons recover at Oakland Zoo after accidental cross-country ride

Baby raccoons that inadvertently hitched a cross-country ride to Northern California are recovering at the Oakland Zoo. Animal care authorities said this week that a man had unknowingly transported the raccoons from Florida to Marin County in September in a moving truck. The truck had been burglarized...

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...

ICYMI: All Pixar Movies Really Do Exist In The Same Universe

Plus, the New York Times profiles LACMA director Michael Govan, another Ladurée opens in L.A., and more! [ more › ]

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Ferndale, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon 17 miles south-southwest of Ferndale, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:41 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 13.0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 21 miles from Fortuna, Calif.,...

Former Mayor Riordan puts in $1 million to defeat school board president Zimmer

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan gave $1 million Wednesday to an independent campaign to defeat school board president Steve Zimmer. The donation swamps other contributions so far in what have become the most expensive school board races in the country.  Earlier this month, United Teachers...

Alias Books To Close Its Doors After More Than 50 Years

"A used bookstore is a reflection of the owner and the people who work there." [ more › ]

Former L.A. Coliseum executive at the center of corruption scandal sentenced to 3 years of probation

A former general manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was formally sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation for his role at the center of a corruption scandal.  Patrick Lynch’s prison-free sentence — described by some as surprisingly lenient — marks the end of his long legal saga...

Business manager admits to embezzling $4.8 million from singer Alanis Morissette, document shows

A business manager for singer Alanis Morissette has admitted that he embezzled millions of dollars from the musician, then told her that he’d used the money to invest in marijuana grows, according to a federal court document filed Wednesday. Jonathan Todd Schwartz, 48, of Playa Vista, admitted...

El Segundo police fatally shoot suspect after pursuit ends in Westchester

El Segundo police on Wednesday fatally shot a man who was reportedly wanted in connection with an earlier assault after a pursuit ended in Westchester. The shooting occurred at 12:47 p.m. in the 6400 Block of Manchester Boulevard, according Deputy Ryan Rouzan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County...

A Map Librarian's Gastronomic Guide To Boyle Heights

Los Angeles Public Library's longtime map librarian Glen Creason explores the geography of Boyle Heights through the neighborhood's culinary landscape. [ more › ]

Body found in wreckage of airplane near Lake Hughes

Searchers discovered a body amid the wreckage of a small aircraft that was found Wednesday on a snowcapped slope in the Angeles National Forest near Lake Hughes, authorities said. The Mooney M20J airplane was flying from Tehachapi to Torrance on Thursday when it disappeared, according to Allen...

Husband charged with murder after bedridden wife dies in house fire

A Lucerne Valley man was charged with murder Wednesday, months after his bed-ridden wife died in a fire that engulfed their home.  Donald Wayne Jenman, 68, faces one count of murder in the death of his wife, Lynda Cestone, according to a San Bernardino County Superior Court complaint. Cestone,...

More than 100 LAPD officers filed claims over mold, other health hazards at South L.A. station

Soon after Donna Wheeler became a detective at the Southeast Community Police Station, which serves Watts and surrounding areas, she started having trouble breathing. Her respiratory problems were worse at the end of a workday, she said. When she was on vacation, her symptoms improved. Her doctor...

Orlando gunman's widow pleads not guilty to federal charges

The widow of a terrorist who killed 49 patrons of an Orlando, Fla., nightclub in June pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that she knew of her husband’s attack in advance and lied about her involvement. During a federal court hearing in Oakland, Noor Zahi Salman, 30, entered her plea before...

Video shows dramatic rescue of hiker who clung to ice ax on snowcapped ridge near Mt. Baldy

A hiker was rescued by helicopter this week as she clung to her ice ax after sliding 50 feet down a snow-covered peak near the Mt. Baldy Summit, authorities said. On Monday, Jennifer Fujita, 34, of Irvine, and her brother were hiking down Devil’s Backbone Trail at an elevation of 9,200 feet when...

'Profitable' LA Weekly put up for sale

The owners are slowly selling off their alt weeklies and predict the LA Weekly will generate buyer interest.

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