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Opening statements begin in studio executive murder trial

Angered over his wife’s repeated dalliances with a 20th Century Fox distribution executive, a spurned husband tracked down the amorous couple during a late-night rendezvous and beat the man to death in his Mercedes-Benz in 2012, nearly two years after ...

Take care during heat wave

With triple-digit temperatures expected this weekend and next week, the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., will operate a cooling center through Sunday.

More county families may realize permanent housing opportunities

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved wide-ranging set of recommendations this week to combat homelessnesscommitting to spend an estimated $266 million over the next 12 months. Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai said the county's plan will move 45,000 ...

Clippers bound for Inglewood?

The Los Angeles Clippers could soon be joining the Rams and Chargers as future residents of Inglewood, with the City Council today expected to approve an exclusive negotiating agreement for development of an NBA basketball arena on a 22-acre parcel ...

L.A. Unified to provide students with free meals this summer

L.A. Unified this week announced that free meals will be offered this summer at more than 300 school sites to ensure that children have access to nutritious food after the end of the academic year. Nearly 430,000 L.A. Unified students ...

Compton College granted initial accreditation

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) granted initial accreditation status to Compton College during its June 7 meeting. The action establishes Compton College as an accredited college. “This accomplishment is a huge success story for the entire ...

City sues South LA church

The City Attorney’s Office brought a suit against a South Los Angeles church this week in an effort to halt alleged drug, gang and firearm activity at a home owned by the house of worship.

Call for more urban farms

In citing the recent notoriety and early success of Ron Finley’s urban agricultural enclave in the Crenshaw District, the Los Angeles City Council this week tentatively approved an ordinance to grant tax relief to city farmers and encourage them to ...

Critics claim proposed new tax agency gives governor too much power

A plan to radically reshape the State Board of Equalization (BOE) has both Democrats and Republicans up in arms. Plans for the changes are contained in SB 86. According to the

Jury in Bill Cosby Criminal Trial Mostly White

On Tuesday, in explosive open court arguments, the comedian’s lawyers asked the judge to accept a Black female juror whom the prosecution had struck, because they said she couldn’t be trusted, because of a prior incident the woman had been ...

Gay former LAPD officer gets cased dismissed by judge

A judge dismissed a lawsuit by a gay former Los Angeles police officer who alleged she was forced to retire after about 30 years on the job because of discriminatory and retaliatory conduct by her superiors.

Business owner shoots three alleged robbers

The owner of a Downey car audio shop shot three men—two fatally—when they tried to rob the business at gunpoint, police said today. The shooting occurred about 8:15 p.m. Monday at First Class Car Audio, 8856 Rosecrans Ave., the Downey ...

Long Beach woman wins lottery

A woman named Claudia Williams is California's newest millionaire, thanks to a Super Ticket she bought in Long Beach on May 11, the California lottery said today.

Palmdale residents gather to unveil dog park

Palmdale residents and dignitaries gathered recently to unveil Yellen Park, the city’s first dog park, at 5100 E. Avenue S. The two-acre park is fenced, separated for large and small dogs, and features benches, water stations and waste containers.

Board places ban on pot shops in unincorporated LA County

The County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to ban all commercial cannabis activities—medical and non-medical—in unincorporated areas and took a first pass at regulating personal cultivation. The move extends a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas ...