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Shinola opens West Coast flagship in Silver Lake

Shinola -- the brand of watches, leather goods and bicycles that adopted the name of a vintage shoe polish when it sprang to life in 2011 -- opened its first West Coast flagship on Friday.

At 93, Rabbi Leonard Beerman still stirs passions with pacifist views

Racked by pain, the 93-year-old rabbi walked shakily to the lectern to give his sermon on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Then his spine straightened. His gaze grew firm.

44 arrests in Ferguson, but police see improvement Tuesday night

Twenty-four hours after Ferguson, Mo., erupted in a spasm of violence and looting when a grand jury refused to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Tuesday night's unrest was far less intense.

Report of shots fired leads to discovery of fighting roosters

About 150 fighting roosters were euthanized Tuesday after being discovered near Desert Hot Springs, according to the Riverside Department of Animal Services.

L.A. protests over Ferguson decision continue for second night

As protesters poured through the streets of Los Angeles for a second night Tuesday, they chanted about change and racial injustice while rallying against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the August death of an unarmed black man.

Second night of scattered protests in LA a bit uglier

A small group broke off from a protest in front of LAPD headquarters to run onto the 101 freeway at Grand Avenue and drop objects from the street above. Traffic stopped on the freeway without any injuries as far as I can tell.

Tree trimmer killed by palm fronds in San Diego

A tree trimmer was killed Tuesday in downtown San Diego when he was trapped between large palm fronds and an apartment building.

Family of window washer who fell 11 stories thankful he landed on car

A window washer is doing “a little better” but still fighting for his life after falling 11 stories from a San Francisco building then bouncing off a moving car, his family said in a statement Tuesday.

O.C. liquor store clerk accused in lottery ticket scheme

A man who worked at a Santa Ana liquor store was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of redeeming winning Scratchers lottery tickets and reselling losing ones to customers, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

GOP ponders its next move in wake of Obama's immigration action

When President Obama announced his decision to allow roughly 4 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, Democrats and Republicans in Washington disagreed furiously about the move. No surprise there.

UCLA FYI: Mixed news on injury front

UCLA received good news on the injury front Tuesday when defensive backs Ishmael Adams and Priest Willis returned to practice.

Developer hopes Malibu cemetery plan won't rile slow-growth activists

Developer Richard Weintraub tried for years to push through a plan to build a resort-style hotel on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, only to face push-back from the notoriously slow-growth enclave.

Bestsellers in SoCal (and U.S.) for your book shopping pleasure

If your Christmas shopping list includes books, here is some guidance on what others are reading. As always, the differences between SoCal and national bestseller lists are curious.

L.A. County implements program to ensure mentally ill get treatment

Los Angeles County officials gave final approval Tuesday to a plan to implement court-ordered intensive outpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness.

LAPD returns to tactical alert before more Ferguson protests

Protesters planned a second day of demonstrations Tuesday in Los Angeles, part of a nationwide reaction to a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Shot in the line of duty, West Covina police dog Reiko is coming home

The 2-year-old police dog who was shot and seriously wounded by a gunman who opened fire on officers in a West Covina neighborhood is expected to go home Tuesday.

County supervisors end impasse on labor relations board

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to appoint a new member to the employee relations commission, sidestepping a standoff between unions and management that had left the panel unable to make decisions on hundreds of labor issues.

Great Horror Campout 2015: Bloody Friday Ticket Sales Event

The Great Horror Campout returns to Los Angeles on June 5-6, 2015. Tickets go on sale at the official website on November 28. During this special “Bloody Friday” sales event, the cost is $95 per person for a 4-person tent, $129 per person for a two-person tent. These prices are available only on Bloody Friday. An [...]

Noteworthy baseball items out of, yes, San Francisco

Even fans in LA can appreciate the emotion about Pablo Sandoval leaving the Giants, and a third-base coach deciding to leave the game.

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