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American Apparel is laying off 180 employees in rebound effort

American Apparel Inc. has started laying off about 180 workers mostly in its sprawling manufacturing operations in Southern California as the clothing maker tries to turn around years of losses.

Celebrate Grilled Cheese Month with five must-try grilled cheese sandwiches

We'd like to take a moment to salute the man/woman/group who decided to make April Grilled Cheese Month. An entire month devoted to reflecting on the wonder that is two slices of buttered bread with cheese, all grilled to melted perfection, may be the best idea ever.  

Loyola athletes to participate in day of service

In honor of Loyola High's 150th anniversary operating in Los Angeles, students will be participating in a community service initiative on Saturday, April 11.

Students' arts dedication puts them in Spotlight at Disney Hall

In a studio where wall-length mirrors laid bare imperfections, a young ballerina floated in deceptive grace. "Balance," said her teacher. "Open shoulders, round the arms." The dancer wiped the sweat away. Music cued, a slipper scraped like a whisper across the floor. She spun in pirouettes,...

Sickouts underway at two Los Angeles city departments, officials say

Dozens of workers from at least two Los Angeles city departments called in sick Wednesday in a job action apparently intended to register unhappiness with labor contract negotiations, officials said.

Human remains discovered buried in Hollywood Hills

Los Angeles County coroner’s investigators plan to examine the Hollywood Hills area on Wednesday where human remains were discovered.

Mumford and Sons unveil electric sound of 'Wilder Mind' in Roxy show

By the time night two of Mumford and Sons’ “secret” shows at the Roxy in West Hollywood rolled around Tuesday, any lingering mystery about their existence was pretty well gone.

How a hero of Obamacare became a foe of gay rights: the Steve Beshear case

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is one of the unquestioned heroes of the Affordable Care Act, aggressively expanding Medicaid and supporting a state exchange to the extent that Kentucky has experienced the second-largest reduction in its uninsured rate in the country, with a drop from 20.4%...

11 teachers convicted in Atlanta schools cheating scandal

Eleven Atlanta schoolteachers were found guilty of racketeering Wednesday in one of the largest and most complex academic misconduct trials in U.S. history, the Associated Press reported.

Control of L.A. school funds at risk in dispute over teacher evaluations

The Los Angeles Unified School District could lose control over $57 million a year in federal funds because of a disagreement over performance evaluations with the teachers union.

SeaWorld responds strongly to ex-trainer's critical book

A book critical of SeaWorld has prompted the company to release a video of the author that shows him in an unflattering light.

21 Salmonella Cases Linked To Brent's Deli And Officials Said Nothing

One location of the popular Brent's Deli may have been giving people food poisoning for months, but health officials failed to notify the public of the threat. [ more › ]

Wind-driven brush fire grows to 185 acres in Apple Valley

A wind-driven brush fire that spread quickly spread Tuesday in Apple Valley grew to 185 acres overnight, officials said.

Video: Man Stabs Cyclist Who Made A Simple Request, Police Say

A man was stabbed after asking another man to turn off his headlights in a parking lot. [ more › ]

Getty Heir Found Injured And Bloody Near Bathroom But Likely Wasn't Murdered

There is no foul play suspected in the death of Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old oil dynasty heir who was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday, authorities say. [ more › ]

Daylight Saving Time: A Reminder From Pier Angeli and the Daily Mirror

Pier Angeli and her little friend remind Daily Mirror readers that Daylight Saving Time begins today and to set your clocks forward one hour....

Muslim female surfers and modesty on KCET

Local surfers who are observant Muslims and female and the challenges they face, tonight on 'SoCal Connected.' Plus orcas, an urban farm and Hollyhock house.

For April Fool's Day, a celebrated literary hoax

The Scottish novelist Alexander Trocchi, who died in 1984 at age 59, was a prime mover in the Paris expatriate scene of the 1950s, founding the literary journal Merlin — the first venue to publish Samuel Beckett in English.

In Yemen, blast at dairy complex leaves at least 40 dead

At least 40 people died in a blast at a dairy complex in western Yemen on Wednesday as warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition continued to pummel insurgent positions across the country.

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