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Police still looking for handgun used in deadly Fresno shootings

A handgun used to fatally shoot three men last week in downtown Fresno is still missing, authorities said. Fresno Police Lt. Mark Hudson said detectives are still searching for a man who they believe took the.357 magnum revolver left behind by accused Fresno shooter Kori Ali Muhammad after the...

More L.A. residents believe new riots are likely, poll finds

For Nicole Cuff and her friends, the 1992 Los Angeles riots used to feel like a piece of history, told in old stories by their parents or discussed and analyzed in school. Recently, though, it’s started to feel much more real to her — like something that could happen again in the near future. Cuff,...

Marching to honor the victims of the Armenian Genocide and to put an end to Turkey's denial

As I walked across Pan Pacific Park to my car on Monday, I came upon signs discarded after the March for Justice. A few hours earlier, thousands of Armenian-Americans had gathered here, the starting point for an annual 1.5-mile march demanding that the Turkish government admit, once and for all,...

25 years after riots, South L.A. still waiting for its renaissance

The 4300 block of Degnan Boulevard in Leimert Park has a look of faded glory, with its shuttered storefronts and stalled promise. Like so many parts of South Los Angeles, this is not what anyone would have hoped for when, a quarter of a century ago, the uprising in the Rodney King cop-acquittal...

Will sending selfies to Jupiter's moon, Europa, get the attention of an E.T.?

Emcee Tom O’Key seemed giddy as dozens of guests filed into an outdoor theater in this Mojave Desert town Saturday night to learn about an icy moon of Jupiter and take a stab at connecting with whatever — or whomever — may be living there. “We’re sending selfies to Europa here tonight, folks,”...

From the Archives: Victorville's fallout shelter

William C. Melton, left, the city of Victorville’s civil defense coordination, takes a phone call as his top aide, Phil Mull, looks on, in the fallout shelter command post located 185 feet below surface level. In a May 26, 1968, article, Charles Hillinger began: The fallout shelter program, forgotten...

What would Ray Bradbury say?

KCRW's Frances Anderson goes through the house that architect Thom Mayne built for himself on the site of Bradbury's longtime home in Cheviot Hills.

Dwell On Design: Design That Moves You

Step inside the pages of Dwell Magazine at Dwell on Design 2017, June 23-25, at the LA Convention Center. Join fellow design enthusiasts who are as passionate about good design as you are and as dedicated to progress as we are. [ more › ]

'SoCal Connected' gets new KCET season and exec producer

LA Observed Notes for midweek: Peabody and Murrow awards, an era ending at NPR, new on Jimmy Wales and Steve Bannon plus more.

West Covina police shoot and wound unarmed man at strip mall; officer hit by friendly fire

Police in West Covina shot and wounded an unarmed man during a confrontation at a strip mall on Tuesday morning. The gunfire from police also struck an officer at the scene, but the officer’s bulletproof vest limited his injuries, authorities said. Officers received a call about 9:45 a.m. of a...

5 dead in 10 days from heroin overdoses in Sonoma County

Authorities in Northern California say five people appear to have died from heroin overdoses in the last 10 days and are warning that a particularly potent batch of the drug could be on the streets. Sonoma County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Crum told the Press Democrat that the deaths of three men and...

Woman swept up in massive cocaine bust in L.A. now faces deportation, spurring protests and anger

Dozens of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday to protest the detention of a 51-year-old woman who now faces deportation for living in the country illegally. Teresa Vidal-Jaime was picked up by federal authorities Monday after a massive drug bust at a Boyle Heights apartment complex...

A judge has refused effort to block spending on California's bullet train

The California bullet train dodged another legal bullet Tuesday when a Sacramento Superior Court judge tentatively rejected a request to stop the state rail agency from spending bond money approved by voters in 2008. Opponents of the project sought an injunction to keep the agency from spending...

4 lanes of northbound 170 Freeway closed by overturned dump truck

Four lanes of the northbound 170 Freeway were closed Tuesday in North Hollywood because of an overturned dump truck, snarling traffic for rush-hour commuters, authorities said. The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. near the Oxnard Street exit, according to the California Highway Patrol. Additional...

Coulter says she'll speak at UC Berkeley Thursday, invited or not

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter has told UC Berkeley student groups that she intends to speak on campus Thursday, leaving the full details of her controversial appearance to be decided by university police, demonstrators and counter-protestors. On the heels of three violent clashes this year between...

ICYMI: Students At UC Davis Can Now Get The Morning-After Pill From A Vending Machine

Plus, the menu for Silver Lake's most anticipated new restaurant, the L.A. Dance Project's new permanent home, and more! [ more › ]

Prosecutors Seeking Two-Year Sentence For Baca; Former Sheriff Requests Community Service And Home Detention

The 74-year-old former sheriff was found guilty on conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges last month. [ more › ]

Photos: Revisit the Chaos of The 1992 Riots At This Haunting South L.A. Art Exhibit

South L.A. nonprofit Community Coalition's "Re-Imagine Justice" exhibit provides a harrowing glimpse into life in Los Angeles during the 1992 riots, taking visitors on a virtual tour of the history of racially motivated violence in America. [ more › ]

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