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Uber driver killed, passenger critically injured in 2 car hit-and-run-crash in South Los Angeles

An Uber driver was killed, and a passenger was critically injured, when two cars crashed early Saturday in South Los Angeles, a fire official reported.  The fatal crash happened about 3:40 a.m. at Arlington Avenue and West Martin Lither King Jr. Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported....

From drought to deluge: How one California river tells the story of a waning drought

Torrents of meltwater coursed down the granite crevices below the moonscape of the Desolation Wilderness. Just miles from its source in the High Sierra, the South Fork of the American River was already roaring down toward the oaken foothills, bursting over the spillways of dams that humans had...

"I left my tacos on the table and took off running.' Immigrants remember the workplace raids of the 1980s

Sara Saravia arrived in the United States in 1981 and quickly got a piece of advice: watch out for the men in uniforms. If they catch you, Saravia was told, you’ll find yourself back in El Salvador.   One afternoon, she sat in a restaurant when three men walked in. They wore uniforms. Saravia bolted. ...

Comfort, dignity, security; seniors extol virtues of low-rent housing while thousands of others wait in long line

If you’re getting on in years and your income is flat but your expenses are not, finding an affordable home in Southern California may require a small miracle. “It feels like I’m rich,” 67-year-old Zenaida Jose declared in a studio apartment that, in her mind, is a magnificent palace. The Wilshire...

Ten journalists battle efforts to make them testify in a San Bernardino county corruption case

Ten Southern California journalists are fighting an effort by prosecutors to compel them to testify in the San Bernardino County corruption trials of a developer, a former supervisor and other former county officials. Prosecutors say they want the reporters to testify about 56 statements contained...

Protests at UC Davis lead to canceling of speech by Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos

Speeches by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli were canceled after heated protests erupted Friday night at UC Davis.  University police put up barricades as protesters shouting “shut it down!” grew increasingly rowdy in the hours leading...

Protests at UC Davis lead to canceling of speech by Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos

Speeches by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli were canceled after heated protests erupted Friday night at UC Davis.  University police put up barricades as protesters shouting “shut it down!” grew increasingly rowdy in the hours leading...

Injured hiker rescued in Eaton Canyon after tumbling down a waterfall

A hiker who tumbled 30 feet down a waterfall and hurt her back was rescued Friday afternoon in a restricted section of Eaton Canyon in Altadena, authorities reported. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and a Pasadena Fire Department search and rescue team went to the aid of a woman who fell...

By forcasting routes along the California coast, researchers work to keep blue whales safe

A new forecasting tool will help scientists predict blue whale traffic, as the ocean behemoths make their annual migration. The tool allows researchers to post online maps showing likely “hot spots” for blue whales that will help ship captains avoid collisions with the animals. “We can both see...

Former Franklin High football coach gets 36 years in prison for sexually abusing players

A former Franklin High School football coach was sentenced Friday to more than 36 years in state prison for sexually assaulting five boys. Jaime Jimenez, 48, of Los Angeles, was a volunteer coach who assisted the full-time staff. Authorities said that Jimenez’s abuse of young football players at...

San Ysidro port cafeteria worker gets 5 years in prison for trying to bribe border officer

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer thought he was being introduced to Irma Perez, a 30-something cafeteria worker at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, as a possible romantic connection. But she wanted something else from the officer: his cooperation smuggling immigrants through his inspection...

Beverly Hills: State of the City -- When Mindless Densification is Not the Solution

The following article is adapted from my "State of the City" address which I gave to the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce in October of 2016. In Martin Buber's collection, the "Tales of the Hasidim," he relates the tale of Rabbi Zusya. Before...Show More Summary

Federal safety agency is investigating an EVA Air flight that narrowly missed Mt. Wilson last month

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the flight of an EVA Air Boeing 777 that headed the wrong way after departing Los Angeles International Airport last month and narrowly missed crashing into Mt. Wilson. Keith Holloway, an NTSB spokesman, said Friday that the agency will...

Jewel Plummer Cobb, who broke racial barriers as Cal State Fullerton president, dies at 92

Jewel Plummer Cobb, the president of Cal State Fullerton during a time of unprecedented growth in the 1980s and one of the first African American women to oversee a major university in the western United States, has died at the age of 92.  Cobb had been living in Maplewood, N.J., and suffered from...

ICYMI: Liz Phair And Ryan Adams Are Teaming Up For An Album

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Convicted child predator's proposed home destroyed in 'suspicious fire' in rural Fresno County

The proposed home of a convicted child predator was destroyed Thursday in what investigators described as a suspicious fire, just days after the Fresno County district attorney’s office had announced a hearing regarding his placement on the rural property. Firefighters responded just after 11 a.m....

California's stem cell campaign faces challenges with Obamacare in jeopardy

California’s stem cell agency begins 2017 with two issues on the mind of its vice chairman, Art Torres: What happens to healthcare reimbursements if Obamacare is repealed? Will supporters organize to urge California voters to grant the agency more money to continue its mission? That mission is...

Garcetti lawyer tapped as temporary replacement for top L.A. budget official

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday he has tapped his in-house lawyer to serve as the temporary replacement for departing City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana, the top budget advisor at City Hall. Rich Llewellyn, 60, will hold the powerful post on an interim basis starting Feb. 1,...

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