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FBI digs up $600,000 in backyard of thieving armored-truck driver

FBI agents on Wednesday dug up the Fontana backyard of an armored-truck driver convicted of pulling off a $1-million theft, and recovered about $600,000. Agents recovered the immense pile of carefully wrapped $20 and $100 bills in a massive bin after excavating the yard of the suburban home in...

Check Out These Perfect Craft Beer And Food Pairings Happening This Week

Quality pours of craft beer are suddenly made infinitely better when paired with a delicious line-up of food. [ more › ]

CicLAvia Is Celebrating Its 5th Anniversary With A Downtown L.A. Route

It seems like it was just yesterday CicLAvia launched, but now, the car-free event is celebrating its fifth anniversary by going back to its roots and going to the first place where it all started: downtown L.A. [ more › ]

Bill Cosby will have to talk about alleged sex assault at Playboy Mansion

Bill Cosby’s attorneys could not convince a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit accusing the comedian of molesting a woman at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15, setting the stage for his deposition in the case later this week. Judge Craig D. Karlan...

1-Adam-12: LAPD pays sentimental tribute to TV's 'Officer Pete Malloy'

"1-Adam-12, 1-Adam-12." Police officers are a sentimental breed. On Wednesday, the LAPD held an at-times teary tribute to a man they considered one of their own -- though he played a police officer on TV. Martin Milner, who died at 83 last month, may be best known for his role on "Route 66." But...

First-Ever Oscar Campaign For Transgender Actors Launches For 'Tangerine' Stars

'This is the time for it,' said executive producer Mark Duplass. 'We're in the middle of a civil rights movement.' [ more › ]

Behold, The Pumpkin Spice Fried Chicken Donut Sandwich

This is just what you need to get into the autumnal spirit, probably. [ more › ]

L.A. charter school expansion could mean huge drop in unionized teaching jobs

If a proposal for a massive expansion of charter schools in Los Angeles moves forward, the casualties would likely include the jobs of thousands of teachers who currently work in the city’s traditional public schools. As new charters open, regular schools would face declining enrollment — and would...

Here Are L.A.'s Metro Stations Ranked

L.A.'s Metro stations just got ranked within our own city and the state. We're not sure if our parents would be happy with this grade, but L.A. scored a C-average in California. [ more › ]

Steve-O Heads To Jail For Anti-Sea World Crane Stunt In Hollywood

'Jackass' star Steve-O has just been sentenced to 30 days in L.A. County jail for climbing a Hollywood crane earlier this year to protest Sea World. [ more › ]

LAPD And NYPD Chiefs Make Pastrami Sandwich Bet Over Dodgers-Mets Series

While the stakes are high for any baseball team still playing in October, the top cops of Los Angeles and New York have made a bet that neither side will lose. [ more › ]

Bystander killed by stray bullet in Canoga Park gang shooting, police say

A bystander was struck and killed by a stray bullet fired by a gang member at a rival gang Tuesday night in Canoga Park, police said. The victim had just gotten off work and was seated in his car in a parking lot when he was shot, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. “It’s a tragedy,”...

Clearing Away Barriers to Voter Registration

Co-authored by Sebastian Ridley-Thomas In California, there are about 7 million people who are eligible to vote but never registered to do so, including 1.2 million in Los Angeles County. It's a shocking statistic, considering the sacrifices made to win passage of the historic Voting Rights Act, which marked its 50th anniversary this year. Show More Summary

'Jackass' star Steve-O gets jail time for anti-SeaWorld stunt in Hollywood

“Jackass” star Steve-O was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in the Los Angeles County jail for an anti-SeaWorld stunt in which he climbed atop a crane and shot off fireworks in Hollywood. Steve-O, whose real name is Stephen Glover, announced the jail sentence on Instagram, saying he was ready to...

Traffic still tops crime, economy as top L.A. concern, poll finds

Traffic remains a top concern of Los Angeles County residents, according to a new USC Dornsife/California Community Foundation/Los Angeles Times poll. Asked what concerned them most, more than half of those polled in the online survey — 55% — cited traffic and congestion. It was a worry cited more...

Photos: Almost An Entire City Block Went Up In Flames Last Night

Early this morning firefighters battled a blaze that almost burned an entire city block in South L.A., including homes and businesses. [ more › ]

Woman Arrested On Freeway Where CHP Officer Punched Her Last Year

Marlene Pinnock won a $1.5 million settlement last year, which was supposed to be set up in a trust for her long-term care. [ more › ]

Rapper Who Stalked LAPD Officer In Video Says The Gun Was A Prop

One of his bandmates says he'll be turning himself in. [ more › ]

Facing the Challenge of Violence in South LA

Recent coverage of crime spikes and "cyber banging" as new phenomena have missed some important aspects of what the LA basin is actually experiencing. Now that is not to say that recent articles are entirely wrong, but just missing the right context and some key facts. Are shootings rising in some gang-ridden neighborhoods of LA? Yes. Show More Summary

There's A Weeklong 'Back To The Future' 30th Anniversary Celebration

And in celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the start of the film's beloved trilogy, Los Angeles will be having a five-day immersive event starting on that exact date. Great Scott! [ more › ]

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