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Devendra Banhart Hosting Downtown Concert Thursday To Benefit Venezuelan Hospitals

The Venezuelan-American singer says all proceeds will benefit children's hospitals in Venezuela, where the public health system is in a state of crisis. [ more › ]

Video: Jen Stark Makes Seriously Trippy Art

Ever wonder who painted that trippy mural on the side of Platform in Culver City? [ more › ]

L.A.'s Bike Share Program To Officially Launch July 7

You'll be able to use your TAP card to rent a bike. [ more › ]

Boy, 16, arrested after fatally stabbing West Hills woman and stealing her car, police say

A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 53-year-old West Hills woman who allowed him to live her home, police said.  A family member called police about 4:30 p.m. after finding Connie Cajulis suffering from stab wounds in the 7100 block of Shadow...

The huge price tag for missing warnings of L.A. teachers abusing students: $300 million and counting

In a recent court hearing, one young man after another claimed that former Franklin High football coach Jaime Jimenez befriended them during summer practice before 9th grade, then sexually abused them. But it’s not the allegations against Jimenez that are at the center of a lawsuit filed this month...

Teen Accused Of Murdering West Hills Woman Who Let Him Stay In Her Home

The teen was arrested after he allegedly stole and crashed the victim's car. [ more › ]

Santa Monica Writer Says Her Elitist Anti-Expo Line Story Had 'Best Of Intentions'

One writer is afraid of the "new people" the Expo Line will bring to Santa Monica. [ more › ]

Former employee's lawsuit alleges Inglewood cooked books to lure NFL team

The lure of the NFL was just too much for Inglewood, a former city employee charges in a federal lawsuit. Barbara Ohno, Inglewood's former budget and accounting manager, claims that the future home of the Los Angeles Rams massaged its accounting books to mask its financial problems. In the complaint,...

Man sentenced to 100 years in prison for raping 2 teenage girls

A man who was convicted of raping two 15-year-old girls near Los Angeles was sentenced to 100 years to life in prison. While handing down the sentence, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Henry Hall denounced Joseph Kenneth Cornett, 42, as a “monster,” according to media reports. The judge...

California's teacher tenure battle is reignited by Vergara appeal and a new bill

The fight over teacher tenure in California continues.  On Tuesday, former students who sued over the issue asked the state Supreme Court to hear their appeal of the judicially whipsawed Vergara v. California case. Meanwhile lawmakers have introduced legislation that one opponent has labeled "Vergara...

LA's Top Elections Official Answers Questions About June 7 Primary

The upcoming June 7th primary in California has increased attention to how Angelenos will vote in an election where over a third of registered voters are not registered with any political party. Following widespread voter disenfranchisement...Show More Summary

Huizar, Harris-Dawson say they will campaign for $1-billion ballot measure to house the homeless

Two key members of the Los Angeles City Council say they have decided to push for a November ballot measure authorizing a bond of at least $1 billion to build housing for the city's growing homeless population. Councilmen Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Jose Huizar, the chairman and vice-chairman of...

Prosecutor says 'Shield' actor Michael Jace taunted wife before killing her

An actor who played a police officer on TV was upset because his wife wanted a divorce and taunted her before fatally shooting her in their Los Angeles home while their two young sons watched, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. Deputy L.A. County Dist. Atty. Tannaz Mokayef made the accusations against...

Killings in L.A. are still on the rise, but police chief sees a 'turn of the tide'

After struggling for months to quell violent crime in some of Los Angeles' hardest-hit neighborhoods, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that the rise of killings had slowed in the city, indicating that "a turn of the tide" had begun. In his weekly crime report to the Police Commission, Beck...

Journey to Access -- Building Access for Youth, Families and Communities

What does it mean to have access to opportunity? Through the years, I have witnessed individuals, parents, families and teens who have struggled to succeed; who encounter so many genuine barriers to a secure, stable future. In providing access to opportunity, we must do more than open a few doors. Show More Summary

Empty and Disgusting? Doubly Wrong

Let me start by admitting that yours truly was wrong, doubly wrong. I'm talking about my initial response to the works of two extremely original artists who chose dramatically different ways of expressing themselves. When I saw the abstract,...Show More Summary

Carjackers used gay dating app Grindr to lure victims, authorities say

Two carjacking suspects who reportedly used the gay dating app Grindr to lure their victims have been arrested by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, officials said Tuesday.   The carjackings occurred over the last two weeks in the high desert communities of Victorville and Adelanto,...

Oil pipeline company cleaning up in Central Valley after thousands of gallons spilled

An oil pipeline company is on cleanup duty Tuesday after a spill last week in the Central Valley was reported to involve as much as 21,000 gallons. The oil did not flow into any waterways. Shell Pipeline Co. said a team was on-site clearing contaminated soil and monitoring local air, water and...

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