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Garcetti budget would reduce police patrols in neighborhoods and increase response times, LAPD union warns

The union that represents Los Angeles police officers launched a broadside against Mayor Eric Garcetti’s budget on Thursday, warning that the spending plan will divert funds away from neighborhood patrols and to the policing of Metro buses and trains. Garcetti’s budget proposal for 2017-18 calls...

Woman killed outside Northern California wildlife museum

A woman was shot and killed Thursday outside a wildlife sanctuary in a suburban area of Northern California, authorities said. The woman was slain about 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Walnut Creek, an affluent city about 25 miles east of San Francisco. Walnut Creek police said she was shot outside the Lindsay...

ICYMI: Why Bootleggers Are Smuggling Delicious Butter Into Wisconsin

Plus, how many U.S. jobs are linked with NAFTA, a serial killer in Phoenix, the Cassini spacecraft swings by Saturn, and much more! [ more › ]

37 charged in San Diego gang-led gun and meth trafficking rings

A yearlong investigation into gun and methamphetamine trafficking has led to federal charges against 37 documented gang members and associates who operated throughout San Diego’s Mid-City neighborhoods, the U.S. attorney’s office said Thursday. Twenty-two defendants were arrested in sweeps this...

Reclaiming Public Space: Modular Synth Music Along The L.A. River

The monthly event takes place somewhere along the L.A. River. [ more › ]

Has the 9th Circuit gone 'bananas'? And can Trump break it up?

The president and his supporters have bashed the federal appeals court for California and the West. Here's a closer look at the circuit.

Culver City Police Department removes guidelines for immigration enforcement from its manual

The Culver City Police Department has removed a section from its manual that gave officers guidelines on how to enforce immigration law, a move that follows a Los Angeles Times report on how several police departments in California retain written policies that are inconsistent with their public...

Photos: A Taste Of What's New This Spring At Smorgasburg LA

From oysters to bone broth, there's something for everyone. [ more › ]

The Band From 'That Thing You Do!' Reunited At The Roxy

Whether you call them The Oneders, or The Wonders, they still know how to jam. [ more › ]

Why some teens are 'at risk' while others are simply considered missing

When 16-year-old Kimberly Arteaga went missing three years ago, she wasn’t considered to be “at risk.” How that determination was made was called into question this week when investigators revealed that remains found in a park in southern Chula Vista in January were those of the Lemon Grove girl....

Here's What L.A. Looks Like To A New Yorker Who Has Never Been

Not that you asked, but here's what a New Yorker thinks of L.A., having never actually been. [ more › ]

L.A. City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali loses endorsements for comments on provocative website

Los Angeles City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali lost the endorsements Thursday of City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell and an Eastside Democratic group, one day after Bray-Ali apologized for comments he made in uncensored online forums. “I am deeply disappointed by his highly insensitive comments in...

How should L.A. County homelessness funds be spent? Here's how to tell officials what you think

Los Angeles County officials are seeking public comment on the preliminary spending proposal for the estimated $355 million to come annually from the Measure H sales tax increase approved by voters in March to reduce homelessness. A summary of the plan was posted on the county’s Homeless Initiative...

Councilman Mitch O'Farrell Revokes His Support For City Council Hopeful Joe Bray-Ali

O'Farrell expressed concern that Bray-Ali had "compromised his ability to be an effective leader." [ more › ]

In wake of Ann Coulter speech cancellation, police gird for potential violence at Berkeley

Berkeley officials warned students and residents to “keep a distance from violence” Thursday as police prepared for clashes between supporters and opponents of conservative commentator Ann Coulter. Despite Coulter’s announcement a day earlier that she would not speak at UC Berkeley on Thursday,...

Tom Of Finland, A Pioneer Of Homoerotic Art, Is Celebrated In New Film

LAist speaks with director Dome Karukoski about his new biopic on the late artist Tom of Finland, who'd moved from Finland to reside in Los Angeles. [ more › ]

Desert tortoises make way for Marine Corps training

The Marine Corps has relocated more than 900 tortoises from a section of Southern California's Mojave Desert to allow for large-scale military training. The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms says the two-week effort involving federal wildlife experts and land managers was...

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