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Garcetti says he didn't change course on homelessness laws

Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday he didn't reverse course by backing away from controversial homelessness laws his office had signaled he would approve, asserting instead that a member of his communications staff mistakenly told The Times he planned to sign the ordinances.

Audit: L.A. failed to collect $1.8 million in overtime reimbursements

The white-gloved officers who guide Los Angeles drivers through traffic jams and road closures during Dodgers games, the Academy Awards and other special events earned nearly $6 million in overtime in a single year.

New L.A. councilman wants to roll back LaBonge funding plans

Newly seated Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu is seeking to roll back plans made by Tom LaBonge, the longtime councilman he replaced, to distribute more than $600,000 in discretionary money.

Beverly Hills Unified will pay $685,000 to settle ex-principal's suit

The Beverly Hills Unified School District will pay $685,000 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit filed last year by its former principal, according to a copy of the agreement.

Dolphin leaps on boat, lands on O.C. woman's ankles, breaking them

Not every dolphin encounter is as happy as those with Flipper. Laguna Nigel resident Chrissie Frickman has two broken ankles to prove it.

Rare Bob Dylan Record For Sale At Amoeba For $12,000

Bob Dylan fanatics in L.A. better start saving: Amoeba Music has one of his rarest and most coveted records for sale. [ more › ]

Report: Full Video Shows Those Santa Ana Cops Eating Even More Edibles

Turns out the full video appears to show the cops misbehaving even more. [ more › ]

City Council president says L.A. lacks a strategy for creating jobs

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson said Wednesday that the critics were right: City Hall lacks a comprehensive strategy for attracting new jobs.

Immigrant advocates allege excessive force during Murrieta protests

One year after anti-immigration protests erupted in the city of Murrieta, two immigrant advocates who were arrested during the demonstrations have sued the city and Riverside County, alleging unlawful detention and excessive use of force.

16 Places To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks In Los Angeles

We've got you covered on some of the best pyrotechnic shows around town--from ones that include live musical performances and motorcycle stunts to a straight-up festival on a boat. [ more › ]

Family of student who died in hazing incident to sue CSUN, fraternity

The family of a Cal State Northridge student who died in a fraternity hazing incident intend to sue the university and fraternity, saying they still don't what happened to him a year after his death.

Missing Woman Survives Crash Over Steep Hillside Near Malibu

A Simi Valley woman who had been reported missing Monday was found today with her SUV that had tumbled 50 feet from a hillside road north of Malibu. [ more › ]

DWP watchdog urges changes in hiring rules, union influence at utility

In the wake of the botched rollout of a new billing system at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power that sent inaccurate bills to many customers, a new report by a watchdog agency says the city must make a host of changes to speed up utility hiring and outsourcing work to prevent similar...

Some Dodger Teammates Really Hate Yasiel Puig, Despite His Talent

Ever since he made his crazy journey to America to play baseball, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been a flashpoint of contention among fans, sportswriters, and even his own teammates. [ more › ]

Someone Hid A Little Teahouse In Griffith Park

High up in Griffith Park is a wooden, Japanese-inspired teahouse that popped up this week, but it may not stay up for very long. [ more › ]

Cory Doctorow has his reasons to trade London for LA

Subways. National healthcare. Curbs on surveillance and mass boycotts of standardized testing. Does he mean us?

Car crash victim rescued in Malibu canyon believed to be missing Simi Valley woman

A car crash victim believed to be a woman who had been missing for two days was rescued Wednesday after her vehicle was found 50 feet down a canyon road in Malibu.

County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas isn't ruling out a run for L.A. mayor

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said Wednesday he has not dismissed the notion of a bid for mayor in 2017, raising the possibility of a major challenge to the incumbent, Mayor Eric Garcetti.

LA Hotspot Reopens - Celebrities Flock to Attend

Photo Courtesy of Chelsea Lauren/ Getty Images Bootsy Bellows has always been a celebrity favorite. With their "No paparazzi allowed" rule, it quickly became THE playground for celebrities like John Mayer, Katy Perry, and Leonardo DiCaprio. After closing several months for remodeling, it reopened with a star-studded launch party. Show More Summary

Your Ultimate Guide To July: 20 Cool Events Happening In Los Angeles

Here are 20 of our favorite events happening this month in and around L.A. [ more › ]

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