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Fatal crash hit Newport Beach hard: 5 other residents, not just Bryants, were victims

27 Jan 2020 21:32

Kobe Bryant called Newport Beach his home. He raised his daughters here, was involved in local schools and youth sports and made friends at the neighborhood grocery and Starbucks.

Harvey Weinstein trial: Mimi Haley testifies about alleged 2006 sexual assault in N.Y. apartment

27 Jan 2020 21:30

Mimi Haley, who was among the many women who publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault in 2017, is scheduled to testify about the alleged rape Monday.

The grim, delicate task of removing remains from the Kobe Bryant crash site; 3 bodies removed so far

27 Jan 2020 20:26

L.A. County Coroner Jonathan Lucas said the remains at the crash site where Kobe Bryant and eight others died will be removed as quickly as possible.

Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: Feds probing chopper maintenance records, pilot history, fog

27 Jan 2020 19:02

Federal investigators are working to unravel the mystery of why a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others slammed into a Calabasas hillside.

24 grieving fans talk about losing their hero: 'This is a Kobe town'

27 Jan 2020 17:37

As memorials grow, from Thousand Oaks to Newport Beach, fans of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant share their grief over losing No. 24.

Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle weren't perfect angels. That's why L.A. loved them

27 Jan 2020 16:17

We don't need perfect victims to idolize. We need imperfect human beings who show us how become better versions of ourselves. Nipsey and Kobe did that.

Kobe Bryant flew in thick fog that had grounded law enforcement helicopters

27 Jan 2020 15:30

Federal investigators on Monday began an intense investigation into the cause of the Calabasas helicopter crash that killed all nine on board including Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bryant's death in helicopter crash stuns the world, leaves L.A. grieving

27 Jan 2020 13:04

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, 41, died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others.

He ran as a City Hall reformer. His rivals say he's fallen short on homelessness

27 Jan 2020 13:00

Homelessness is the dominant issue as challengers take on Councilman David Ryu.

Kobe Bryant had a special kinship with Latino fans and culture

27 Jan 2020 13:00

Kobe Bryant loved Los Angeles' Latino community, and in turn, they loved him back.

L.A. has hired more female firefighters. Why is the department still dominated by men?

27 Jan 2020 13:00

Garcetti is on track to miss his goal to greatly increase the number of female LAFD firefighters, renewing questions about why more women aren't on the force.

Probe of Kobe Bryant crash will probably focus on fog, possible mechanical problems, experts say

27 Jan 2020 12:00

The investigation into the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others will probably focus on foggy weather conditions.

As California's homeless people camp out on railroad tracks, train-related deaths are rising

27 Jan 2020 11:00

Just after 8 on a warm evening in September, Janae Bell was shooting the breeze with two friends at the Hearst Avenue railroad crossing, sharing some pastries and talking bikes.

Kobe Bryant fans and Grammy attendees mourn together at Staples Center

27 Jan 2020 11:00

A surreal scene unfolded Sunday outside Staples Center, where celebrities gathered for the Grammys mourned alongside devastated fans who flocked to Bryant's home court.

What's tangling up the humpback whales? A food chain snarled by climate change

27 Jan 2020 10:00

Scientists solve a mystery and show the damaging domino effect of one dramatic shift in the marine ecosystem.

Column: Kevin Faulconer is the GOP's best and only hope to regain ground in California

27 Jan 2020 08:00

The San Diego mayor isn't saying he'll run against Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2022. But he is talking to people about it — consultants, potential donors, disheartened GOP pols.

Lakers part owner Patrick Soon-Shiong was a mentor to Kobe Bryant and a friend

27 Jan 2020 07:38

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, who owns the L.A. Times, helped guide Kobe Bryant in his recovery from a career-threatening Achilles tendon injury in 2013.

Here, Kobe Bryant was just another dad you bumped into at the grocery store

27 Jan 2020 06:43

Kobe Bryant was just another dad you bumped into at the grocery store. Tonight, Newport mourned

So many Kobe Bryant fans flooded helicopter crash area that authorities have closed roads

27 Jan 2020 05:00

So many Kobe Bryant fans flooded helicopter crash area authorities had to close roads, turn people back

Kobe Bryant was proud of his daughter Gianna, a basketball star in making. They died together in chopper

27 Jan 2020 04:05

The revered basketball star described his daughter as "something else" when she's on the court.

Lopez: Kobe Bryant was L.A. — our dreams, our sweat and the drive that unites a far-flung city

27 Jan 2020 03:52

Remembering a rare athlete whose greatness was matched by a desire to win

Dense fog impaired visibility at time of crash that killed Kobe Bryant

27 Jan 2020 03:13

The dense fog in the area of the helicopter crash that killed nine people in Calabasas is likely to be a focus of the federal investigation into its cause, experts say.

Kobe Bryant's helicopter was like a limousine and had a strong safety record, NBA star's former pilot says

27 Jan 2020 03:00

Kobe Bryant's helicopter feels like a limousine but had strong safety record, NBA star's former pilot said

L.A. mourns Kobe Bryant, an athlete who 'transcends race and nationality'

27 Jan 2020 02:08

Thousands mourn Kobe Bryant across Southern California.

California's first two cases of coronavirus are confirmed in L.A. and Orange counties

27 Jan 2020 01:23

One patient is in good condition and is in isolation at a hospital, Orange County health officials said.

Grammys, Kobe Bryant mourners converge at Staples Center in an only-in-L.A. scene

27 Jan 2020 01:11

Security was already tight because of the Grammys, and the Los Angeles Police Department said they don't it didn't see any problems occurring as the downtown L.A. shopping center becomes a place to mourn the NBA great.

Grammy Awards will honor Kobe Bryant with a tribute tonight

27 Jan 2020 00:19

A last-minute Grammys tribute is in the works for Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday with his 13-year-old daughter in a Calabasas helicopter crash.

Kobe Bryant mural becomes a shrine to fans mourning his death

26 Jan 2020 23:22

Angelenos lay flowers at the mural of Kobe Bryant, mouth open wide and a basketball in his left hand, and lit candles that flickered in the breeze. One of the candles had a gold "8" on it.

Kobe Bryant crash: A boom, then a huge fireball. 'No one could survive that'

26 Jan 2020 22:54

Kocharian was among several who watched as Kobe Bryant's chopper crashed in Calasbasas on Sunday, killing the NBA legend, his daughter and 7 others.

'Did you hear?' The public grieves for Kobe Bryant, from Trader Joe's to Staples Center

26 Jan 2020 22:28

'Did you hear?' 'Brutal.' 'He was the best.' Kobe Bryant's death brings people together to mourn the basketball legend.

Watching as Kobe Bryant's helicopter crashed and burst into flames

26 Jan 2020 21:57

I was sitting at my dining room table Sunday morning when I heard the whir of helicopter blades.

Coronavirus spreads to Los Angeles, Orange County: How concerned should we be about spread?

26 Jan 2020 18:54

California has its first case of coronavirus -- in Orange County.

With coronavirus spreading, U.S. evacuating personnel to San Francisco from Wuhan, China

26 Jan 2020 17:42

Amid coronavirus outbreak, U.S. officials are 'making arrangements to relocate its personnel stationed at the U.S. Consulate General' in Wuhan, China, to the U.S.

Federal investigators look for answers in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

26 Jan 2020 15:11

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed into a hillside in Calabasas shortly before 10 a.m.

Malibu wants to ban overnight parking on Pacific Coast Highway. Will the state allow it?

26 Jan 2020 14:30

Malibu city officials approve overnight parking restrictions for sections of PCH, saying a similar move by L.A. County pushed homeless people living in RVs and cars into the city. But the Coastal Commission can block the new rules.

To change the church 50 years ago, first they had to break in

26 Jan 2020 13:00

In 1969, members of Católicos por La Raza held a historic protest at a Wilshire Boulevard church. Fifty years later, some of them gathered at a different church to remember.

January will end on a dry note in Southern California as the jet stream locks into a zonal pattern

26 Jan 2020 05:42

January will end dry because the jet stream isn't sending Pacific storms to California.

After freshman's death, San Diego State cracks down on fraternities and sororities

26 Jan 2020 04:03

The new policies determine how, when and where Greek organizations can recruit and socialize

Mystery seller has JFK items up for bid. Ex-Gov. Jerry Brown wants to know who

26 Jan 2020 02:39

Seller auctioning JFK docs from ex-California governor

Beverly Hills files lawsuit seeking changes in L.A. County touch-screen ballot design

25 Jan 2020 23:27

The city fears the user interface could disenfranchise voters across L.A. County

Man and woman dead in Alhambra shooting; suspect in custody

25 Jan 2020 22:11

A man and a woman were shot and killed at an Alhambra apartment and a suspect is being held after confessing, authorities say.

Coronavirus full coverage: Cases grow around the world as China scrambles to contain the virus

25 Jan 2020 22:02

The new virus comes from a large family of what are known as coronaviruses, some causing nothing worse than a cold. It causes cold- and flu-like symptoms, including cough and fever and, in more severe case, shortness of breath. It can worsen to pneumonia, which can be fatal.

Funeral service held for sheriff's detective killed as she helped a person in need

25 Jan 2020 21:54

Funeral services are held for a sheriff's detective who was struck and killed by a vehicle after helping a woman cross a Valley Village street.

Commentary: In L.A., everybody stays in their own bubble — until it's time to count homeless people

25 Jan 2020 21:03

Forget the bubbles. Angelenos are willing to drive across the city to count homeless people and face a crisis — and at the end of the workday no less.

Pete Stark, former California con­gressman who reshaped healthcare, has died

25 Jan 2020 19:22

During his 40-year career in Congress representing the East Bay, Fortney 'Pete' Stark helped craft the Affordable Care Act. He died Friday at 88.

Trump administration sues California over private prison ban

25 Jan 2020 19:05

The Trump administration sues California, claiming the state's new ban on private prisons and immigration detention centers is unconstitutional.

Dense fog causes some flight delays at LAX

25 Jan 2020 18:22

The FAA issued an hours-long ground delay Saturday morning, which has since been lifted, for flights heading into LAX because of dense fog.

Oakland families of homicide victims say police add to trauma

25 Jan 2020 17:36

Unsolved crime is just one way in which the needs of many victims' families — especially minorities — are not being met by Oakland police, a study finds.

Column: Cabbies hit by LAXit pickup squeeze are planning their own exit

25 Jan 2020 13:00

As Lyft and Uber gain ridership, taxi drivers don't see a future.

In a small field, men reenact an oft-overlooked war that remade the U.S., Mexico and the border

25 Jan 2020 13:00

The Mexican-American War of remade the U.S. and Mexico — and the much-debated border that separates the two countries. But it remains a relatively overshadowed conflict in American history. In Montebello, a group of men and women try to educate people by reenacting a key battle.

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