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Sunday, February 25, 2018

For L.A. Skid Row Residents And Advocates, Mural Is A Sign Of Survival

By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times Skid Row is the place that dares not speak its name. The neighborhood of 10,000 people on the eastern end of downtown Los Angeles — with the largest concentration of homeless people in the country — is generally not listed on municipal signs or maps. The local firehouse was […]

August 26, 2014

‘Shield’ Actor Michael Jace Pleads Not Guilty To Murder In Wife’s Death

By Caitlin Owens, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Actor Michael Jace pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of murder in the shooting death of his wife, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Jace, who appeared on the television show “The Shield,” waived his right to a preliminary hearing earlier this […]

August 15, 2014

NFL And L.A. Doing Their Same Old Dance, But Is This Tune Different?

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times It is a bizarre anniversary, one that would have been crazy to predict. Los Angeles has gone nearly two decades without an NFL franchise. The Rams and Raiders began their final season in Southern California 20 years ago. Since, the nation’s No. 2 market has watched its No. 1 […]

July 22, 2014

Mayor Names LA’s First Latino Fire Chief

By Ben Welsh and Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has named the first Latino to lead the city’s Fire Department as it struggles with an onslaught of criticism over staff reductions, lagging response times, slow progress in hiring women, and minorities and outdated technology. The choice […]

July 16, 2014

Downtown L.A. Is Now Driest Since Rain Records Started In 1877

By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Rainy seasons over the last two years were the driest in downtown Los Angeles since record-keeping began in 1877, and forecasters now say the El Nino that had been predicted to bring some relief may not materialize. According to the National Weather Service, the 2012 to […]

July 15, 2014
Prison system

6 Found Guilty Of Hindering Federal Probe Of L.A. County Jails

By Victoria Kim and Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A jury Tuesday found six members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department guilty of attempting to impede a federal civil rights inquiry into the county jails, providing prosecutors with a decisive victory as they continue to investigate higher-level officials tied to the […]

July 2, 2014

Brazilian Enclave Takes Root, Boosted By World Cup

By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — This corner of the Westside is one of Los Angeles’ most unlikely ethnic enclaves. During the 1994 World Cup, Brazilian soccer fans flooded the Zabumba nightclub restaurant to watch their home country win the sold-out championship game about 20 miles away in Pasadena. So many Brazilians […]

June 26, 2014