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Step Up to Fight Homelessness

From Compton to Coronado, Long Beach to Lompoc, Santa Fe Springs to San Francisco, 115,000 people are homeless throughout California, many of them living in utter squalor in what's supposed to be the Golden State. That's enough men,Show More Summary

Several SoCal USPS Employees Charged With Stealing Or Not Delivering Mail

One woman was accused of hoarding over 48,000 pieces of mail at her home as opposed to delivering it. [ more › ]

L.A.'s D.A. Accepted More Than $10,000 Worth Of Questionable Gifts

Sports tickets, necklaces and wine, from criminal defense attorneys, police unions and business owners, raising questions of potential conflicts of interest. [ more › ]

Photos From Go Topless Day 2016: Boobs, Bibles & Gawkers

Another August, another topless day at Venice Beach. [ more › ]

LAX Briefly Shut Down After Reports Of Unconfirmed Shooter

Just after 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night, LAX was briefly shut down as police responded to reports of an unconfirmed shooter. A number of travelers in the airport called 911 reporting gunshots, according to NBC. Operations restarted a few hours later, after the LAPD determined there were no shots fired. Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter getting a cool reception in some black churches known for past activism

For decades, they’ve been catalysts for civil rights activism, occupying an important niche at the center of protests over police misconduct and racial flashpoints in Los Angeles, from the Rodney J. King beating to the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. But some black churches in Los Angeles, and the...

L.A. immigrant teen still takes bus after thousands in donations

Even after readers donated more than $45,000 to Gaspar Marcos, the immigrant teenager still jumps on the 720 bus to his after-school job in Westwood. Though his future looks a bit brighter, little has changed for Marcos since a Los Angeles Times story and video was published July 15, sparking an...

Small, financially troubled Maywood hires engineering firm slammed in audit

Eduardo De La Riva, a Maywood councilman, said he warned his colleagues that an engineering firm they were considering hiring might have been booted out of South El Monte because of questionable practices. The company, ECM Group Inc., had lost its contract over questionable billings, De La Riva...

Defying gravity: life lessons on the diving board

Dressed in a metallic-blue Speedo and well-oiled against the sun, Lenny Larsen reclines poolside in his power wheelchair. Larsen loves the midday warmth. A slight breeze musses his wispy blond hair. Two divers, eager for his advice and counsel, wait at the foot of the one-meter springboard. Kevan...

Monday media notes and more: 8.29.16

Juan Gabriel, Tronc, gentrification and of course Clinton and Trump are in the news, plus job moves and random notes.

Baseball strikes out in Bakersfield after 75 years

Minor league baseball is leaving the city where Don Drysdale and Mike Piazza perfected their games.

Bet you didn't know quicksand is a real SoCal thing

Readers of the Southern California News Group papers are warned how to watch out for the stuff.

Museum of Neon Art thriving in Glendale

MONA had to leave downtown in 2011 but things are all right now. Visiting is like seeing old friends again.

Juan Gabriel's fans mourn his passing

At a plaza off Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles, Joanna Franco, 25, swayed Sunday evening to the sound of banda music with her fiancé. Earlier, Franco was leaving a nearby museum when an employee asked whether she had heard that popular Mexican singer Juan Gabriel had died. "I said, 'No, that...

The ballad of Juan Gabriel

Superstar Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel died Sunday at his home in California at age 66. Here is a 1999 profile from The Times: First, who he is: the highest-paid Spanish-language singer on Earth. Where he lives: among a dozen mansions and ranches across the Americas--but mostly on a rose-filled...

ICYMI: Juan Gabriel, Mexico's Legendary Pop Star, Has Died At 66

Plus, Jill Stein on Harambe, "liquid ass," and more end-of-day links! [ more › ]

Latinos rally for Trump in Anaheim

Chanting “Viva Trump”, several dozen Latino supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a peaceful rally Sunday in front of Anaheim City Hall. “He’s the man,” Marco Gutierrez, a co-founder of Latinos for Trump, said of the candidate. “He speaks the language of the heart. He...

Overheard In L.A.: Sex, Drugs, And Rock 'n' Roll. And Burritos

This week's edition of Overheard features the dark underbelly of FYF Fest, and beyond. [ more › ]

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