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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 › ]

Dolphin Leaps Into Family's Boat, BLOOD SPRAYS EVERYWHERE

A family's happy boating trip in Orange County took a bloody, Tarantino-esque turn for the worst when a 350-pound dolphin jumped into their boat. [ more › ]

Mayor Garcetti Plans To Block Harsh Crackdown On Homeless

Mayor Garcetti plans to block the enforcement of strict new measures that target homeless camps until changes can be made to make them more humane. [ more › ]

California cuts water use by hefty 29% in May, officials say

Residential water use in California dropped by a hefty 29% in May, according to figures released Wednesday by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Marqueece Harris-Dawson takes office as councilman of L.A.'s 8th District

Community organizer Marqueece Harris-Dawson was officially sworn in as the Los Angeles City Council representative for District 8 on Tuesday during a ceremony on the top floor of City Hall.

Ex-state Sen. Leland Yee pleads guilty to racketeering in corruption case

Former California state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering in federal court Wednesday, admitting that he "knowingly and intentionally agreed with another person" to take part in an enterprise and commit at least two offenses and affect state commerce.

How Disney Ensures That Your Arms Won't Get Torn Off On Rides

You should still keep your hands and feet in the vehicle at all times, though. [ more › ]

Inside Out -- Pixar Animation-Disney Movie Is Astonishing and Confusing!

Saturday afternoon I went to the AMC-15 Theatre in Century City to see the much-heralded Pixar Animation-Disney film, 'INSIDE OUT.' Note: the film was made in 3D but nothing indicated when I bought a ticket on-line that I would be seeing a regular version. Show More Summary

Jim Carrey And Other Celebrities Fume Over New 'Fascist' Vaccination Law

As expected, there are some celebrities who are straight-up livid about California's new vaccination law. [ more › ]

New school board members face immediate challenges

Two new members will join the Los Angeles Board of Education on Wednesday amid shifting political alliances and a pressing need to choose a superintendent of schools.

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