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Spike In West Nile Virus Activity Prompts 'Heightened Concern' In The Valley

There has been a boom in the population of mosquitos following the rainy winter season. [ more › ]

Where To Get Eclipse Glasses In Los Angeles

Yes, there's still (some) hope of finding a pair. [ more › ]

The Best Places For Birdwatching In Los Angeles

We've got everything from egrets to parrots. And how about chickens? [ more › ]

Suspected carjacker found dead after six-hour standoff with deputies in Bellflower

A suspected carjacker was found dead Thursday morning after barricading himself inside a Bellflower home for six hours, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The discovery was made around 9:30 a.m. but it was not immediately known how the man died, according to Deputy Juanita...

Suspected carjacker found dead after six-hour standoff with deputies in Bellflower

A suspected carjacker was found dead Thursday morning after barricading himself inside a Bellflower home for six hours, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The discovery was made around 9:30 a.m. but it was not immediately known how the man died, according to Deputy Juanita...

Tommy Trojan, meet your female counterpart

Since the 1930s, the life-size bronze warrior Tommy Trojan has been the unofficial mascot of USC and a central campus gathering spot. Now he has a female counterpart at USC Village — the $700-million complex of residential colleges, shops and restaurants just north of the main campus. The new development...

Tommy Trojan, meet your female counterpart

Since the 1930s, the life-size bronze warrior Tommy Trojan has been the unofficial mascot of USC and a central campus gathering spot. Now he has a female counterpart at USC Village — the $700-million complex of residential colleges, shops and restaurants just north of the main campus. The new development...

Fans Of 'Take My Wife' Are Rallying On Twitter To Save The Show

A tweet from Esposito detailing the show's commitment to inclusion quickly went viral. [ more › ]

Man Falls To Death From Port Of L.A. Crane After Hours-Long Chase And Standoff

The chase started in the Mid-City area in the afternoon, then ended in the Port of L.A. at night. [ more › ]

Syrian actress who became icon of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad dies at 46

Fadwa Suleiman, an outspoken Syrian actress who took center stage at anti-government protests in the early days of the uprising against President Bashar Assad, has died after battling cancer, Syrian opposition groups and friends of the actress said Thursday. She was 46. Suleiman, who — like Assad...

L.A. Mayor Who Is Still Not Running For President To Hit Yet Another Swing State

The nation's first presidential primary is held in New Hampshire. [ more › ]

Oh God, California Is Experiencing An Avocado Shortage

Echo Park vegan eatery Honey Hi has already pulled avocado toast from its menu. [ more › ]

Judge Judy Let This Adorable Dog Decide A Court Case

Judge Judy's wisdom is unparalleled in the modern era. [ more › ]

No Powerball winner; jackpot jumps to $510 million

The jackpot for the multi-state Powerball lottery grew to $510 Thursday after no one picked all six winning numbers in the latest drawing, according to the California Powerball Lottery website The winning numbers for the $430-million jackpot drawn Wednesday were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64, and the Powerball...

Essential California: Confederate monuments in California come down

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, Aug. 17, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES They’re coming down Memorials honoring Confederate icons and history are falling like dominoes across California and the country in the aftermath...

Bay Area averages a car-to-car shooting on its freeways every week, CHP data show

For almost two years now, the San Francisco Bay Area’s freeways have averaged at least one car-to-car shooting a week. The reasons for some are unknown, some others were the result of road rage, but most, according to the California Highway Patrol, are tied to gangs. Since Nov. 1, 2015, there have...

From the Archives: Johnny Carson on 'The Tonight Show'

In 1982, Johnny Carson was the undisputed king of late-night television. Two years earlier, a new contract with NBC gave Carson a substantial raise and shortened the 90-minute show to 60 minutes. This photo by Gary Friedman accompanied an in-depth story in the Sept. 17, 1982, Los Angeles Times...

Garcetti hitting the road to New Hampshire

Bullet Points: An LA Republican discusses Trump. Nazis in LA. A new reporter in town. Tommy Hawkins dies.

Borders Crossed: USC Celebrates A Legacy Of Intersectional Art And Academics

In contemporary society, the term “border” carries powerful, political, and nearly-corporeal weight—borders, whether physical or metaphoric, are built, crossed, and destroyed every day. There is an urgency to this subject, and a wealth of expression to be mined from it. [ more › ]

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