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The Eight Best L.A. Eats That Aren't Actually From L.A.

From ice cream shops to dumpling joints, not all of L.A.'s best eateries were born here. [ more › ]

Ex-deputy treasurer of Compton charged in theft of $3.7 million from city coffers

The former deputy treasurer for the city of Compton was arrested Wednesday by federal authorities and has been charged with stealing millions of dollars in city funds, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Salvador Galvan, 47, of La Mirada is accused of embezzling more than $3.7 million over more than...

Man charged with murder in drive-by shooting death of Pomona boy

A man suspected of killing an 8-year-old boy in a drive-by shooting in Pomona has been charged with murder and could face the death penalty, Los Angeles County prosecutors announced this week. Sengchan Houl was arrested Sunday in connection with the death of Jonah Hwang, who was fatally struck...

Here Is The Single Greatest Picture Of Joni Mitchell In The Los Angeles Public Library Archive

The singer, a poet, and three "Voguing Popes" at 1980s-era L.A. hotspot Vertigo. [ more › ]

5 Things Every Nine-To-Fiver Should Have At Their Desk

From a handy stylus tool to a few extra-long charging cables, these office accessories are everything you need to be more efficient, focused - even caffeinated. [ more › ]

Wrongfully Convicted Compton Man Released After 20 Years Behind Bars

Contreras was convicted of attempted murder and robbery off eyewitness identification that proved to be wrong. [ more › ]

Carl Clark, black WWII hero who was finally honored 67 years later, dies at 100

Carl Clark, a California man who was recognized more than six decades after his bravery during World War II with a medal that had been denied because he was black, has died at the age of 100. Clark, who received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in 2012, died March 16 at a Veterans Administration...

Man who slipped out of handcuffs and escaped from San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies arrested in Las Vegas

A 31-year-old man who slipped out of handcuffs and escaped from the backseat of a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s patrol car was arrested in Las Vegas on Tuesday, authorities said. Charles Brown, of Adelanto, was taken into custody in Nevada, about 200 miles northeast of Victorville, during a joint...

Trump is delving into the nation's opioid addiction crisis. Here's a look at its origins

President Trump today is hosting a listening session at the White House on opioid and other drug abuse. During his campaign, Trump promised to end the opioid addiction epidemic. This week, he appointed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead a White House commission to combat drug addiction. Christie...

First Southern California child born with defect caused by Zika virus

A baby born recently in San Diego County is the first in the region to suffer birth defects after the infant’s mother contracted the Zika virus while traveling abroad. Public health officials said the case, announced Tuesday by the county government, is a reminder that the risk of Zika infection...

N.W.A.'s 'Straight Outta Compton' To Be Preserved By Library Of Congress

A Vin Scully recording and the Eagles' "Greatest Hits" are also among the inductees. [ more › ]

Fatal motorcycle crash expected to snarl downtown L.A. traffic

A fatal motorcycle crash in downtown Los Angeles early Wednesday forced the closure of a freeway transition ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol, prompting a SigAlert. The solo crash on the ramp from the westbound 10 Freeway to the 110 Freeway north was reported shortly before 5 a.m....

He created a project for those formerly illegally in the U.S. to tell their stories, but few want to now

When Miguel Luna began to wear the little black pin, he wasn’t sure how people would react. “I’m either going to get hugged or I’m going to get punched,” he told his wife. The presidential election was a few days away and Luna had just launched an online photo project that he called “the Power...

California is back and the proof is in the poppies

They come upon you before you know it. You exit Highway 14 in the Antelope Valley and suddenly, as you drive west along Avenue I, they hit you with an unexpected force. Brilliant orange fields of poppies blanket the hillsides. Acres and acres of poppies. Football fields of poppies. What is this,...

From the Archives: Dynamite divining rod finds oil

In the 1930s, a new technology called seismic reflection helped locate Southern California oil fields. This technology was nicknamed the “earthquake echo” method. Today it is known as reflection seismology. Writer William S. Barton pointed out in a Aug. 14, 1938, Los Angeles Times article that,...

Yes Of Course You Want A $500 Fashion Makeover

FIGat7th is partnering with Roxana Velazco (@HelloItsRoxie), Gwen Lane (@TheLAGirl), and Ashley Fultz (@TheStyleEditrix) to “ambush” three lucky shoppers with a $500 fashion makeover to upgrade their spring style! [ more › ]

DWP audit finds costly apprenticeship program graduates only half of its participants

An audit of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's training programs found that the utility spends $40 million a year on apprenticeship programs, but low graduation rates have created staffing shortages and driven up overtime expenses. The findings from City Controller Ron Galperin's office,...

Antiabortion activists face 15 felony charges over undercover videos that targeted Planned Parenthood

Two antiabortion activists whose controversial undercover videos accused Planned Parenthood doctors of selling fetal tissue were charged Tuesday with more than a dozen felonies by California prosecutors. State Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra’s office filed 15 felony counts against David Daleiden and...

Transgender state inmates could have bras and cosmetics — or aftershave and boxers — under proposed rules

Transgender California prison inmates would be allowed to have bras, cosmetics and other personal items corresponding to their gender identities under proposed rules filed with state regulators Tuesday. The state corrections department is seeking the changes in response to a federal lawsuit that...

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