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San Bernardino County rejects a controversial solar power plant proposed for the Mojave Desert

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has rejected a controversial solar plant proposed for the Mojave Desert’s Soda Mountains, citing concerns that the project would destroy habitat and block ancient trails used by bighorn sheep for thousands of years. In a 3-2 vote, the board on Tuesday...

Best Massage Therapist in Los Angeles

When I moved back to Los Angeles in 2011 my arms were wrecked from twenty years of writing/typing for eight to twelve hours per day. I went through about fifteen massage therapists until I found someone who could explain how the pain...Show More Summary

The Mesmerizing 'Liquid Shard' Brings Pershing Square Back To Life

The moribund Pershing Square Park in downtown Los Angeles briefly came back to life over the past few weeks, thanks to artist Patrick Hearn's monumental and mesmerizing Liquid Shard, which is made of holographic mylar and monofilament and spans some 15,000 square feet. Show More Summary

Suspect in critical condition after he's shot by police in Anaheim

Two men were arrested following a chase in Anaheim on Tuesday night that ended with one of the suspects being shot and critically wounded by a police officer.  The suspects, 25-year-old Frank Velasquez and 20-year-old Alan-Osvaldo Reza-Palamino, were wanted on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping,...

Painter gets life in prison for shooting San Diego TV anchor in money dispute

A house painter was sentenced to 38 years and 8 months to life in prison Wednesday for shooting and nearly killing Kyle Kraska, a CBS News 8 sports director, among other charges. Mike Montana, 55, had been found guilty by a jury of premeditated attempted murder and of two counts of making criminal...

California and local education officials laud progress on still-lagging test scores

State and local education officials gathered at Eagle Rock Elementary School on Wednesday to celebrate upward progress in newly released student test scores, even as the overall results showed less than half of students meeting learning goals. The scores were notably lower in Los Angeles Unified — although...

Beverly Hills Hotel Wars: Beverly Hilton Doesn't Want A New Hotel Across The Street

A Chinese realty group wants to open a giant new hotel right across the street from the Beverly Hilton. [ more › ]

Santa Monica Keeps Trying To Shut Down Its Airport

The feds, however, say it must remain open until 2023. [ more › ]

AFI Cancels 'Birth Of A Nation' Screening Amid Nate Parker Rape Controversy

The entire situation is eight kinds of complicated, and heavily steeped in issues of race, gender, and intersectionality. [ more › ]

Living In A Walkable Neighborhood Will Cost You, Literally

A study found that L.A. homebuyers are willing to pay a premium—nearly a full percent more—for homes in more walkable areas. [ more › ]

Echo Park Mom Arrested After 11-Year-Old Son Found Dead In A Closet

The boy's stepfather called police and led them to the body. [ more › ]

California students score better on state tests, but only slightly

If the state’s revamped standardized tests are accurately measuring what they set out to measure, fewer than half of public school students in California are on track to be ready for college after graduation.  The good news, if there is good news, is that’s an improvement over last year. Across...

Sex offender accused of taking cellphone video of girl in Wal-Mart restroom

A registered sex offender was arrested Monday on suspicion of recording cellphone video of a girl in a restroom at a San Diego County discount store, and authorities believe there may be others victimized in a similar way. The 10-year-old alleged victim told sheriff’s deputies that a man followed...

LAFD fire marshal replaced amid upheaval over inspections

After months of internal upheaval over a backlog in inspections, the Los Angeles Fire Department is replacing the official in charge of enforcing fire safety codes for apartment houses, schools, hospitals and other high-occupancy buildings. Fire Chief Ralph M. Terrazas said in a staff memo that...

Crash closes southbound lanes of 710 Freeway near Long Beach

The southbound 710 Freeway near the 405 Freeway in Long Beach was closed early Wednesday after a collision at Willow Street that involved multiple big rigs, according to the California Highway Patrol. Southbound lanes of the freeway, as well as transition roads from the 405 to the southbound 710...

Illegal drugs flow into California's death row despite high security - and some condemned prisoners die

Condemned murderer Michael Jones was acting strangely and profusely sweating when guards escorted him in chains to the San Quentin medical unit that doubles as the psych ward on death row. “Doggone, I don’t think you’re ever going to see me again,” he told a fellow inmate, Clifton Perry. Hours...

A dangerous confluence on the California coast: beach erosion and sea level rise

Bob Guza has the best job in California. That’s just my opinion, but take a look at this deal: At 68, his work clothes are a ball cap, shorts and flip-flops. He sets his own hours and gets paid to hang out on the beach all day with his toys, which include a sand buggy, a jet ski and a drone. Guza...

L.A. Unified finds money to expand health benefits despite budget worries

The Los Angeles Board of Education on Monday voted to extend health benefits to two groups of part-time employees despite ongoing concerns about the school system’s long-term financial health. The employees winning health benefits include teacher assistants and playground aides, who are members...

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