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Police trying to determine if there's a link between hammer attacks in Boyle Heights and East L.A.

Los Angeles police are investigating two recent assaults in Boyle Heights in which people were struck in the head with hammers in order to determine whether there is a connection to similar attacks earlier this year. Most recently, a man was walking his dog around 6:25 p.m. July 21 when he was...

County Supervisor Suggests Putting An Animal Rescue In A Prison

"Such a program would be a cost-effective and progressive way to integrate the needed care of animals with positive benefits to our inmates." [ more › ]

Santa Monica Actually Got Airbnb To Pay $20,000 In Fines

The coastal city effectively banned Airbnb-type rentals last year. [ more › ]

The Sand Fire Is Now 40 Percent Contained

Increased humidity in the area is helping firefighters battle the blaze. [ more › ]

Two raging California wildfires grow, prompting closures in the Los Padres National Forest

As fire crews made progress controlling a deadly wildfire in Southern California on Wednesday, another blaze continued to rage along the state’s picturesque Central Coast, triggering numerous trail closures and hiker rescues in the Los Padres National Forest. The Sand and Soberanes fires, both...

Essential California: 12 Hours in the Life of the LAPD in Watts

Good morning. It is Wednesday, July 27. Here are the 25 most expensive homes in America (and California). Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Complicated relationship On Monday night, police shot an 18-year-old man in Nickerson Gardens, the largest housing project west...

How many trees are in Los Angeles? Ask Google.

The last time anyone counted, there were 700,000 street trees in the city of Los Angeles. That was more than two decades ago. Now, after four years of punishing drought, the city badly needs a fix on the condition of its urban forest. But doing that the old way — by sending out tree counters with...

Wander Enchantedly Through The Music Center's Moves After Dark

The Music Center’s Moves After Dark™ returns for a second season, featuring four contemporary dance companies who will present inventive performances in a variety of unexpected spaces around The Music Center and Grand Park. [ more ›...

Missing finger, car license plate help convict 'Cowboy Gun Bandits' in federal case

A federal jury in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday convicted two men of being the “Cowboy Gun Bandits,” a pair of gunmen who authorities believe committed more than 30 armed robberies in three months in Southern California. At their sentencing Nov. 14, Dominic Dorsey, 48, and Reginald Bailey, 71,...

ICYMI: Mysterious Purple Orb Found Off Channel Islands Probably Aliens

The ultimate Bernie Bro moment, Smash Mouth is back, the stolen Moon Juice crystal speaks out, and more! [ more › ]

Recall effort against Valley Councilman Paul Krekorian fizzles

Critics have fallen short in their attempt to oust Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian, who represents North Hollywood, Valley Village and Studio City. The recall effort was launched earlier this year by San Fernando Valley residents who argued that Krekorian had inappropriately favored...

500 feet from a party where 14 were shot but survived, one man dies from stray bullet, officials say

The gunmen stood in front of a group of people partying outside of the Bakersfield home and sprayed bullets. Fourteen people were shot. Not one died. But in defiance of what seem to be astronomical odds, 500 feet to the south, a man was killed by a stray bullet. Kern County sheriff’s spokesman...

Man Who Died In Sand Fire Was Trying To Rescue His Dogs, Say Neighbors

Robert Bresnick has been the only reported fatality of the Sand Fire. [ more › ]

Art Walk…art, entertainment and art Saturday 7/30

Monrovia Association of Fine Arts is hosting its annual Art Walk in the heart of Old Town Monrovia.  There will be several local artists with various media well represented.  Among those showcasing their work will be this fall’s Celebrate the Arts Featured Artist, Steve McCarthy.  One to watch for is up and coming artist Elizabeth […]

L.A. County will try to house 100 homeless youths in 100 days

Los Angeles Homeless Services officials will attempt to place 100 homeless youths in safe and stable housing within 100 days, according to a new goal announced Tuesday.  The goal is part of an initiative by A Way Home America, a national movement to combat homelessness among young people. Los Angeles...

Apple To Produce New Series Based On James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke'

James Corden is not expected to host, but will stay on as an executive producer. [ more › ]

Supervisor wants L.A. County to put a new animal shelter in a jail

A Los Angeles County supervisor wants to look into addressing two intractable problems — overcrowded animal shelters and offenders who cycle repeatedly through the county jail system — by placing a new animal shelter in a detention center. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich proposed that the county...

One Of The 6th Street Bridge's Arches Will Live On In A Park

The arch will be incorporated into eight acres of landscaping located near the bridge. [ more › ]

L.A. County supervisors pull marijuana tax measure from November ballot

November’s ballot will be crowded with tax initiatives, but a Los Angeles County proposal to fund efforts on homelessness with a tax on marijuana won’t be one of them. County supervisors voted Tuesday to pull back an initiative they had previously approved for the ballot, which would have placed...

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