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Why the Black Keys shut out hundreds of fans, causing chaos at the Wiltern

21 Sep 2019 03:45

The Black Keys made tickets to their Wiltern show nontransferable to third-party vendors, leaving fans who bought tickets from sites such as StubHub turned away at the doors.

D.A. declines to pursue fraud case over L.A. Councilwoman Nury Martinez's fundraising

20 Sep 2019 23:35

L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey's office said it found insufficient evidence to pursue a fraud case related to L.A. Councilwoman Martinez's fundraising activities.

USC President Carol Folt's daunting task: Fix a university battered by scandal

20 Sep 2019 23:20

An outsider who previously ran the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Folt is the first woman to hold the post. She takes the helm as the private university is trying to recover from years of scandal.

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten loses latest attempt at parole

20 Sep 2019 21:46

A California appeals court on Friday rejected the Manson follower's latest bid for release from prison.

California job growth was healthy in August, but the labor force is shrinking

20 Sep 2019 20:13

California's labor force is shrinking, but the state continues to add jobs. Unemployment remains low at 4.1%

HUD chief Ben Carson reportedly made dismissive comments about transgender people during California trip

20 Sep 2019 18:13

The secretary, who was in San Francisco and Los Angeles this week with President Trump, reportedly said that single-sex shelters should be able to reject transgender people.

Homeless men called Democratic donor Ed Buck 'Dr. Kevorkian.' Why did his arrest take so long?

20 Sep 2019 18:00

Democratic donor Ed Buck's arrest, long sought by activists, sparks questions of why the process took so long.

California boat fire: Conception wasn't built to charge dozens of phones, batteries and cameras. Did this cause the blaze?

20 Sep 2019 17:00

Electronic devices were plugged into a series of outlets in the Conception's galley. Those outlets are a focus of the investigation into the deadly dive boat fire that killed 34.

Was boy who was beaten at Moreno Valley school bullied? Parents say it's an ongoing problem

20 Sep 2019 16:09

Authorities are investigating whether a child who remains in critical condition after a violent assault at Landmark Middle School in Moreno Valley had been the target of bullying before the attack.

Police kill armed man after attempted robbery in 7-Eleven store

20 Sep 2019 14:21

Detectives were following a vehicle they believed was linked to a series of burglaries. They fatally shot the man driving the car after they followed him into a business and witnessed a robbery.

Everyone's trash is this woman's treasure

20 Sep 2019 13:00

Dumpster diving is, for some, a self-perpetuating way of life. It's about being self-reliant, yes, but it's being mindful of how waste affects the environment.

At the Santa Monica Pier, performers hope a lottery wins them a lucky space

20 Sep 2019 13:00

You don't just show up at the bustling, world famous Santa Monica Pier and perform for money. You must try your hand at a lottery and hope that you can win a lucky space.

Rifle-toting man in custody after hours-long standoff near Maserati dealership in Santa Monica

20 Sep 2019 12:43

A man has secluded himself behind a dumpster in an alley by a car dealership near 18th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard.

Montebello school officials accused of misleading investors in $100-million bond sale

20 Sep 2019 12:00

Senior Montebello school officials misled investors about serious financial and management problems when they marketed $100 million in school construction bonds, the SEC alleges.

Newsletter: Why are so many women dying in L.A. County?

20 Sep 2019 11:00

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Opinion: USC has been rocked by admissions and sexual assault scandals. Money could be its next crisis

20 Sep 2019 11:00

USC's decentralized fiscal system makes the top goal a constant search for cash. It's contributed to USC's successes and — mightily — to its failures.

Earthquake: 3.3 quake hits near La Quinta, Calif.

20 Sep 2019 10:07

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Friday morning at 2:47 a.m. Pacific time 19 miles from La Quinta, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Sheriff's deputies sue county, accusing Banditos colleagues of beatings, withholding backup

20 Sep 2019 03:35

Eight Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies are suing the county, saying they were pressured by the Banditos gang to quit their jobs or leave the East Los Angeles station.

Two schoolgirls groped in Orange County; sheriff's officials release suspect sketches

20 Sep 2019 03:16

Deputies released two sketches Wednesday of the man wanted in the incidents, which occurred in Aliso Viejo.

1 dead, 1 injured after small plane crashes onto shopping mall roof in Torrance

20 Sep 2019 02:55

A small plane crashed onto the roof of a mall after taking off from Torrance Municipal Airport, killing one person and injuring another.

Democratic donor Ed Buck paid at least 10 men to use drugs for his own pleasure, prosecutors say

20 Sep 2019 00:21

Ed Buck, the Democratic donor who was recently accused of running a drug house in West Hollywood where two men have died, faces a federal criminal case in connection with one of the overdoses.

Prosecutors fined in sexual abuse case against La Luz Del Mundo leader and two followers

19 Sep 2019 23:47

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge held state prosecutors in contempt Thursday for not turning evidence over in the sexual abuse case against the leader of La Luz Del Mundo and two of his followers.

Federal judge blocks California law to force disclosure of Trump's tax returns

19 Sep 2019 23:18

President Trump's attorneys argued that California can only impose "procedural" election rules, not one as sweeping as disclosure of tax returns.

Mammoth gets first snow of the season after a very short summer

19 Sep 2019 22:23

Sierra storm first frosts Lake Tahoe, then swings down to leave a Thursday dusting in Mammoth Lakes. Can ski season be far behind? No, it's just seven weeks away.

At the L.A. County Fair, a mix of music draws diverse crowds both big and small

19 Sep 2019 21:36

Rock, hip-hop and Latin pop are just some of the music genres people can find at the Los Angeles County Fair concerts.

Column: Can Trump legally revoke California's clean air waiver? Probably not

19 Sep 2019 20:12

Trump's authority to revoke California's waiver from federal clean air rules rests on a very shaky legal foundation.

Trump says feds will punish San Francisco over filth, needles and pollution. City leaders fight back

19 Sep 2019 19:00

President Trump says San Francisco is in "serious violation" with "tremendous pollution." His remarks appear to be part of an ongoing critique of homelessness in major cities.

California boat fire: Crew member says Conception was unsafe in suit against owners

19 Sep 2019 17:34

Crew member Ryan Sims filed a lawsuit naming Truth Aquatics Inc., Worldwide Diving Adventures and Conception owner Glen Fritzler as defendants.

Whooping cough case reported at Santa Clarita high school

19 Sep 2019 17:27

Health officials informed parents at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita that at least one person at the school had pertussis, or whooping cough.

LGBTQ 'Black Lives Matter' activists were watching Democratic donor Ed Buck, demanding justice

19 Sep 2019 14:00

Two fatal overdoses in Democratic donor Ed Buck's home gave rise to a movement that sought to hold him accountable and uphold the value of gay black lives.

Column: In landmark session, the California Legislature shows what progressive lawmaking looks like

19 Sep 2019 13:00

With bills to protect employment rights, student athlete pay, abortion services and renters, the 2019 California Legislature turned in a very progressive record.

Trump's big idea to fix homelessness is to do what California is already doing — sort of

19 Sep 2019 13:00

President Trump's plan to get homeless people off L.A. streets is to eliminate layers of regulation to make it easier and cheaper to build more housing. But it's too simple to link that approach with that of his liberal antagonists in California.

A homicide detective's dishonesty was kept secret for years. Now it could upend criminal cases

19 Sep 2019 13:00

Daniel Morris' record of dishonesty illustrates the type of important evidence about law enforcement misconduct that was long kept secret in California.

3.6 earthquake registered near Coachella

19 Sep 2019 12:04

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Thursday morning at 2:59 a.m. Pacific time 27 miles from Coachella, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

From the Archives: President Wilson's 1919 visit to Los Angeles

19 Sep 2019 12:00

On Sept. 3, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson embarked on a nationwide railroad tour to promote American participation in the League of Nations.

Newsletter: Power, money, race and injustice in West Hollywood. The Ed Buck story

19 Sep 2019 11:00

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter.

Bald eagles have found themselves a new home: Suburbia

19 Sep 2019 10:00

Bald eagles are choosing to nest close to human activity, but no one knows why.

The jury's still out on Newsom as California governor — but he did OK his first year

19 Sep 2019 07:05

One question invariably asked over lunch around the state Capitol is: "How do you think Newsom is doing?"

Protesters and supporters greet Trump in San Diego for another border visit

19 Sep 2019 04:11

Trump visits the controversial border wall in San Diego after slamming California homelessness.

Two people killed, two wounded in Wilmington shooting

19 Sep 2019 02:52

A man and woman were killed and two other women were wounded when a man started shooting at a group gathered near the 800 block of Bay View Avenue.

Hotly contested plan for homeless housing in Valley district moves forward

19 Sep 2019 02:29

The debate over whether to fund a 64-unit homeless housing complex in Chatsworth will now head to the Los Angeles City Council.

UC President Janet Napolitano to step down

19 Sep 2019 01:36

University of California President Janet Napolitano, champion of immigrant students and sexual abuse victims, says she will resign.

Hearing on Britney Spears conservatorship is over, but results are unclear

19 Sep 2019 01:01

The hearing was closed to public and press, with the judge citing the sensitive nature of what would likely be discussed in the courtroom.

A local group has long used an old firehouse. Now a clash with L.A. could push it out

19 Sep 2019 00:17

L.A. officials are revoking an agreement that has long allowed a local group to use an old firehouse on Crenshaw Boulevard, spurring an outpouring of protest from the group and its supporters.

Ben Carson visits skid row

18 Sep 2019 22:59

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visited skid row in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Newsom signs bill rewriting California employment law, limiting use of independent contractors

18 Sep 2019 22:55

Newsom's signature on Assembly Bill 5 could mean more California workers would be considered employees eligible for workplace benefits.

911 call from man drugged at Democratic donor Ed Buck's home key to criminal case, sheriff says

18 Sep 2019 21:28

Ed Buck: Detectives were able to build a case against Democratic donor Ed Buck on drug charges by following the 911 call

Sucker punch ends with two students arrested and classmate hospitalized in Moreno Valley

18 Sep 2019 20:47

Two students have been arrested in connection with an assault at Landmark Middle School that was captured on video.

Video shows P-61 fleeing another mountain lion minutes before being killed on 405 Freeway

18 Sep 2019 20:40

P-61 gained fame when he crossed the 405 Freeway in July, the first collared cat to do so. He died on the same freeway two months later.

Worried about rising rents, an L.A. councilman calls for 'anti-displacement' zones

18 Sep 2019 20:18

Council President Herb Wesson says "anti-displacement zones" would cover the entire city of Los Angeles, but how they would work is far from clear.

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