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'You can't even walk anywhere without fearing you may get caught': Immigrants prepare for possible deportation

New details about President Trump’s immigration crackdown have heightened fears among people in this country illegally, with some saying they are now preparing for the possibility of deportation. The Trump administration swept aside nearly all restrictions Tuesday on targeting for removal the 11...

Spicer Claims Trump Won't Watch The Oscars, History Tells Us Otherwise

Trump, apparently, will be too busy with the Governor's Ball. [ more › ]

PSSST Gallery Closes In Boyle Heights Amid Anti-Gentrification Battle

The gallery presents themselves as a casualty of the activist battle underway in Boyle Heights. [ more › ]

Universal Studios Raises Tickets Prices At The Gate

Similarly, Disneyland raised its ticket prices a week ago. [ more › ]

Jury Selection Begins In Former Sheriff Lee Baca's Retrial

A mistrial was declared in December 2016 after a jury deadlocked on the corruption charges Baca faced. [ more › ]

8-year-old Pomona homicide victim was an adoptee from Taiwan

Jonah Min Hwang, the 8-year-old who was killed in a Pomona shooting Monday evening, was a playful brother whose family adopted him from Taiwan. “We welcomed Jonah into our family less than three years ago, after adopting him from an orphanage in Taiwan,” a statement from his family read. “He had...

Where's Richard Simmons? Popular New Podcast Aims To Find Out

Missing Richard Simmons aims to find the fitness guru, or at least let him know he's loved. [ more › ]

Police find a body in burned home where shooting suspect was believed to be hiding

Police found a body in a burned Riverside home that they believed was the hiding spot for a man who shot at police. As SWAT teams surrounded the house on the 9300 block of Sage Street in Riverside around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, preparing to enter and look for the suspect, the house went up in flames. ...

Car crashes into La Puente bedroom where children are sleeping

A driver crashed a car into a La Puente bedroom where two children were sleeping and then ran away from the house early Wednesday morning, authorities said.  No one was injured. The crash happened around 2 a.m. in the 500 block of Duff Avenue, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Sgt. James...

Students who want to get involved in L.A. school board election don't have to go negative, as some adults would have them do

When Los Angeles high school students get a chance to spend $1 million or more on a political campaign, that’s pretty interesting, right? I thought so, and managed to get myself invited to a meeting of L.A. Students for Change. But then my invitation got yanked. I guess I shouldn’t have written...

At start of Baca retrial, sides dig in for another fight

The first time Lee Baca was put on trial for obstructing an FBI investigation, lawyers for the former Los Angeles County sheriff nearly convinced a jury that the government’s case was all smoke and no fire. Now, with a retrial set to open this week, Baca’s defense team is ready to mount another...

Police say suspect accused of killing a Whittier officer is a poster boy for criminal justice reform run amok, but the record is more complicated

Soon after returning to Los Angeles from Pelican Bay State Prison in April 2016, Michael Christopher Mejia was in trouble again. An imposing physical presence at 6 feet, 3 inches, with face and neck tattoos that trumpeted his gang membership, Mejia was jailed and released repeatedly for violating...

UC Berkeley's tiny minority of black students finally get a space to call their own

A small but important piece of history was made Tuesday evening at UC Berkeley when the Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center opened its doors. To celebrate, there were speeches. And refreshments. And a deejay. Also, an understandable sense of accomplishment on the part of the Black Student Union,...

Boyle Heights art space closes, citing harassment by anti-gentrification activists

Citing harassment and online trolling, the co-founders of an art space in Boyle Heights announced Tuesday that they will close the nonprofit, calling it a casualty of a raging fight over gentrification. PSSST, which opened on East 3rd Street last year, came under fire from some residents and activists...

Hundreds flee rising floodwaters in San Jose as mandatory evacuation orders are widened

Historic flooding worsened in San Jose late Tuesday as the banks of Santa Clara County’s longest creek continued to overflow, inundating apartment buildings and mobile homes and forcing hundreds of residents to flee. “This is a once-in-a-100-year flood event,” National Weather Service meteorologist...

From the archives: Air-raid sirens installed in Los Angeles

In January 1942, Los Angeles rushed to install air-raid sirens around the city. Many were placed atop traffic signals.  A story in the Jan. 17, 1942, Los Angeles Times reported: Any resident of Los Angeles who has forgotten that the nation is a war will awaken with a start soon when the city tests...

Streetscape: West 2nd St.

The Sunday afternoon line outside the Broad Contemporary Art Museum went down the block

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