What will you find during medicare open enrollment?

Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and ...

USC awards $100,000 annual grant to LAPD Cadet Leadership Program

The University of Southern California announced Wednesday a $100,000-per-year grant for the Los Angeles Police Department’s cadet program, which offers mentorship, volunteer opportunities and leadership lessons to a growing number of young people aged 13-20.

UC regents committee OKs tuition hikes as hundreds protest

Tuition at UCLA and other UC campuses across the state would increase by 5 percent a year over the next five years under a proposal approved today by a University of California Board of Regents committee.

Los Angeles AIDS advocates named to POZ 100 as part of ‘Youth Power’ list

Josephine Ayankoya, a long-time AIDS advocate at the University of California, Michael Eisman of the Impulse Group and Christopher Jackson of the In The Mix program in San Diego have been named to the POZ 100.

Safety is best ingredient during Thanksgiving

While overeating and Thanksgiving are virtually synonymous, cooking accidents and “turkey day,” unfortunately, go hand in hand as well.

The pros and cons of new rules for prepaid cards

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Nov. 13 announced a sweeping new set of rules for the prepaid card market, setting this increasingly popular form of payment up for some big changes once a mandatory 90-day public comment period ...

Jury selection resumes in Miramonte sex abuse trial

Jury selection resumed this week in the first lawsuits stemming from the sex abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary School, even as settlement discussions continued.

Board of Supervisors appoints Brence Culp as interim county CEO

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Brence Culp to act as the county’s chief executive officer until a permanent replacement can be found for retiring CEO William Fujioka.

Councilman Parks’ district completes 100th sidewalk repair

A sidewalk outside a South Los Angeles home underwent repairs Tuesday as part of a collaboration between City Councilman Bernard Parks and the nonprofit Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI).

Hair braider’s lawsuit on hold—for now

African hair braider Salamata Sylla has agreed to put her lawsuit against the Washington Department of Licensing on hold while the department pursues a new administrative rule exempting hair braiders from the state’s reportedly burdensome cosmetology license.

Rusty Hicks to replace Durazo as new County Labor Federation leader

A military veteran who served in Afghanistan will lead the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which represents 300 local unions and 600,000 workers, the organization announced Wednesday.

High School Football:

As usual in the City Section’s Division I playoffs, the top eight seeds cruised into the second round. With the bottom eight seeds out of the way, the action now begins.

Doc Rivers helps bring awareness to the health needs of children

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was joined by TV personality Mark Long and student volunteers at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to pack 2,000 care packages of fresh fruit and vegetables, which will be sent out to ...

Congressmembers vie to bring 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles

A bipartisan group of Southland Congress members signed a letter asking the U.S. Olympic Committee to pick Los Angeles as the nation’s bidder for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, Rep. Xavier Becerra’s office said today.

Power plant comes online to help reduce water costs

With an eye toward future water conservation and cost savings to customers, the Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA) and SunPower on Wednesday announced completion of the new 3.5 megawatt photovoltaic solar plant that is touted to use less water to ...