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L.A. County names new interim coroner as troubled agency seeks permanent chief

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Thursday appointed a longtime deputy in the coroner’s office to the role of acting chief medical examiner-coroner. Dr. Christopher Rogers becomes the second interim leader to helm the troubled agency as it grapples with a staffing shortage, case backlog...

City College of San Francisco wins back accreditation after years of uncertainty

After a five-year dispute with the oversight commission that sought to revoke its accreditation, City College of San Francisco — one of the nation’s largest community colleges — has been reaffirmed for a full term of seven years, school officials said. The decision this month by the Accrediting...

Developers join the campaign for a quarter-cent sales tax to fund homeless services

The campaign for a measure to levy a quarter-cent countywide sales tax for homeless services has gathered more than $1 million in early contributions, including hundreds of thousands of dollars from large development, real estate and construction firms, county records show. If successful, Measure...

LAPD officers ordered to stand trial on charges they covered up crash, filed false reports

The two Los Angeles police officers were well into their 12-hour shift when the call came in: a suspected drunk driver had crashed into multiple parked cars and bystanders were struggling to detain him. Within half an hour, Officers Rene Ponce and Irene Gomez, who were patrolling Hollenbeck Division’s...

L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin unveils plan to put more cops in neighborhoods

The complaints that Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin fields from his constituents often revolve around one of three topics: traffic, homelessness or the need for more police officers. On Thursday, Bonin unveiled a plan to address the policing problem that would shift officers to neighborhoods...

Man is fatally shot in overturned car by gunman from SUV that smashed into his vehicle

A 32-year-old man was killed with a single gunshot as he lay in his overturned car, which had flipped over after it was rammed by a sport utility vehicle. The bizarre slaying occurred Wednesday about 10 p.m. in Reseda near Gault Street and Crebs Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department....

Paramount metal finisher suspends operations after violating Chromium 6 pollution limit

A Paramount metal-finishing plant was forced to suspend some operations Thursday after violating limits on a potent cancer-causing air pollutant. Aerocraft Heat Treating Co., Inc. shut down operations that had the potential to emit Chromium 6 after levels of the pollutant outside the facility exceeded...

On eve of Trump's inauguration, group rallies for women and sexual assault survivors outside L.A. City Hall

Friday’s presidential inauguration of Donald Trump inspired a rally outside L.A. City Hall on Thursday, where women and survivors of sexual assault expressed their fears about the president-elect’s attitude toward women. About 20 people gathered for the afternoon event, where survivors shared their...

ICYMI: A Russian Nightclub Is Already Celebrating Trump's Inauguration

Plus, OC kids heading to the inauguration, Brett Ratner gets his star, The Boss stops by the White House for a secret show, and much more! [ more › ]

Where To Protest On Inauguration Day In Los Angeles

The big protest starts at 11 a.m. at Olympic and Fig. [ more › ]

U.S. Department of Transportation To Investigate Civil Rights Complaints Made Against Metro

The transportation agency is accused of handing out a disproportionate number of citations to black riders. [ more › ]

Weekend Planner: 20 Things To Do In Los Angeles

Comedy, music and art events get political this week. [ more › ]

Actor Miguel Ferrer Dead At 61

His more recent works included television series such as 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' 'Crossing Jordan,' and 'Twin Peaks.' [ more › ]

Man charged with killing nephews is declared mentally incompetent

Deyun Shi — who is suspected of attacking his estranged wife last year before killing their two nephews in Arcadia and attempting to flee to China to avoid extradition — has been declared mentally incompetent to stand trial, his attorney said. Defense attorney Vicki Podberesky appeared on Shi's...

City of Commerce swim coach accused of molesting 7-year-old girl at city's aquatic center

A City of Commerce swimming instructor has been accused of molesting and fondling a 7-year-old female student in the city’s aquatic center for nearly four months, authorities said. Steven Matthew Garcia, 27, pleaded not guilty Thursday to six counts of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Los...

Man who smoked meth for 'several days' killed in shootout with deputies at Motel 6 in Twentynine Palms

A 39-year-old man is dead and a woman is in custody after a shootout with San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies at a Motel 6 early Tuesday, authorities said. Deputies were called to the motel in Twentynine Palms about 3:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a man with a gun, the sheriff’s department...

LA Times staff warned not to join women's marches

It's against "long-standing ethics guidelines" to participate, the managing editor's memo reminds the journalists.

'Split' A Reminder That M. Night Shaymalan Is A Master Of Suspense

While the movie is rife with thrills, there's also an undertow of grace and empathy. [ more › ]

Dushan 'Dude' Angius, AIDS crusader whose story helped inspire 'Philadelphia,' dies at 88

 At a time when the nation still spoke in hushed tones about AIDS, Dushan Angius tossed such worries aside and stood up before his fellow Rotarians and told them that his son had the disease. Angius wasn’t looking for sympathy, nor was he trying to jar the conservative gathering in a Bay Area suburb....

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