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Protesters urge Knight condemnation of separating immigrant families

Protesters fanned out across the Southland this week—including at the office Rep. Steve Knight..

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Victorville prison draws lawsuit from immigrant rights group

Civil rights attorneys sued the federal government for immediate access to hundreds of..

Board approves funding for new jail and medical clinic

Pushing back against years of opposition, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted..

Homeless ‘dumping’ draws ire from LA city councilman

Buscaino wants answers to disturbing problem

An incident that a Los Angeles city councilman said could be the sheriff’s department..

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Cannabis sales ban to remain in unincorporated county areas

No affect on recreational use

A ban on commercial cannabis remains in place in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County..

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Local firefighters sue city alleging racial discrimination

A judge ruled this week that several Los Angeles Fire Department employees can proceed with..

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Newsom, Villaraigosa join forces ahead of November election

‘Both of us love this state’

Putting the bitterness of the primary election campaign behind them, Antonio Villaraigosa and..

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Vocational school may occupy part of South LA land parcel

Proposed development at Manchester and Vermont

City and county officials this week called for a transportation boarding school on a dusty..

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County parks host variety of special summer programs

Los Angeles County residents of all ages can salsa dance, express their inner artist, play sports..

Fatality in single-car crash

A man was killed this week in a fiery, single-car crash in Palmdale, according to the sheriff’s department.

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Lawsuit could block the construction of Obama center/library

Days before the Chicago Plan Commission approved plans for the Obama Presidential Center, a..

Homeless ‘dumping’ draws fire from LA city councilman

Buscaino wants answers to disturbing problem

Councilman Joe Buscaino, who represents Watts, brought attention to the case in January after..

Gondola ride to stadium is clearing early hurdles

A proposed gondola from Union Station to Dodger Stadium has advanced to a second stage of consideration.

Man dies in suspected Compton ‘road rage’

Authorities believe a man in Compton was shot dead over a “road rage” confrontation in which a..

State bill moves to exempt arena from ‘green’ laws

Clippers in Inglewood

A bill that would exempt a proposed Los Angeles Clippers arena in Inglewood from parts of..

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Lawsuit could block the construction of Obama center/library

Days before the Chicago Plan Commission approved plans for the Obama Presidential Center, a...

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Garcetti: ‘Poor messaging’ led to Villaraigosa defeat

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in remarks published this week that his predecessor, Antonio..

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Actor claims racial profiling after Glendale mall incident

Darris Love files claim against Sheriff’s Department

A Black actor who says he was taken into custody at gunpoint at the Glendale Galleria by..

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Death sentence, life in prison for parents of Palmdale boy

Justice is served for Gabriel Fernandez

A Palmdale man was sentenced to death and his girlfriend to life in prison without parole on..

Man enters plea in death of father

A 23-year-old man pleaded not guilty this week to killing his 84-year-old father at their home in..

Dog trainer sentenced for cruelty to animals

An Acton dog trainer pleaded no contest to animal cruelty involving dogs under his care, along..

Highland High shooting leads to lawsuit against school district

The family of a 15-year-old boy who was shot in an arm at Highland High School in Palmdale..

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Board to review detention fees

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to review any legal barriers to ending the..

Cyclist murdered in South LA

Authorities this week identified a bicyclist who was fatally shot in South Los Angeles, apparently..

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Cannabis sales tax may help revitalize community

New motion by Harris-Dawson

Some revenue from cannabis sales taxes and fees would be used to create a neighborhood health..

County will foot bill for affordable housing units

‘Unprecendented level of investment’

Los Angeles County has invested $182 million and leveraged $1.7 billion in public and private..

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Michel Moore new LAPD chief

Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michel Moore was chosen this week by Mayor Eric..

Lengthy sentence handed down for Highland Park killer

Attempt to intimidate African Americans

A Highland Park gang member, who spent more than 15 years on the run, was sentenced this week..

Weinstein indicted in New York on two counts of rape

Attorney criticizes grand jury

Disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, who is under criminal..

Conviction in Gardena murder

A 33-year-old man was convicted yesterday of sexually assaulting and murdering a..

Temporary homeless shelters receive approval of mayor

Bid to eliminate ‘red tape’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has signed an executive directive aimed at speeding..

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Garcetti signs 2018-19 budget with eye toward homelessness

More funds for sidewalk repairs

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti put his signature this week on a $9.9 billion budget for..

Parents want new leadership at Marlton School in Baldwin Hills

Servicing deaf, hearing impaired

Parents, students and alumni of the Marlton School in Baldwin Hills -- the only school..

Local leaders call on state for more homeless funding

Tap into budget surplus

With homelessness on the rise in Los Angeles and across California, Mayor Eric..

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Woman charged with murder of couple, son in Leimert Park

May face death penalty

A woman has been charged with three counts of murder for killing a disabled man, his..

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Woman claims Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend caused accident

A Santa Clarita resident who claims Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend caused a 2015 crash ..

Santa Clarita man arrested in insurance fraud scheme

Five people—including a Santa Clarita man—linked to a pair of San Fernando Valley..

County home prices increase

The median price of a home in Los Angeles County rose by 7.3 percent in April compared with the..

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Jackson estate slams TV report

The estate of Michael Jackson this week slammed a planned ABC News special about the late King of..

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USC trustees ‘troubled’ after reports on former campus doctor

Petition calls for president’s removal

USC trustees, in their first public statement since the removal of the university’s longtime student...

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Proposed Expo Park hotel draws early controversy

‘The Fig’ mixed-use development

Economic incentives could be offered to the developers of a proposed hotel in Exposition Park under a..

ID in South LA homicide

The Coroner’s Office this week released the name of the second victim who was fatally wounded near a..

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Board supports reduction in cannabis-related convictions

New bill in Assembly

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to back legislation that would..

Cyclist struck, killed in Compton

A bicyclist in Compton was struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist shortly after..

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Measure H shows benefits but needs community support

The Measure H sales tax increase has provided enough money to move homeless..

County files appeal over redrawing of districts

Los Angeles County filed an appeal this week seeking to stop a new state law from..

Court appoints team of conservators to handle finances of Nichelle Nichols

Star Trek’ actress reportedly battling dementia

Over the objection of actress Nichelle Nichols’ manager, a judge this week named four individuals...

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Rihanna stalker enters plea

Breaks into singer’s home

A Fullerton man was charged this week with stalking Rihanna and breaking into the singer’s..

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Local hate crimes continue to rise

Blacks, Jews most targeted

The number of hate crimes reported to police in Los Angeles rose 10.8 percent in 2017, the..

Man dies in local fire

A man was found dead this week at the scene of a commercial building fire in Lancaster,..

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