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More Protests Set After Police Kill Unarmed Black Man In California

More protests were planned on Wednesday a day after a police officer in southern California shot and killed an unarmed black man, less than two weeks after similar incidents in two other U.S. cities.

September 28, 2016
A Los Angeles Metro Police officer stands watch on the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after it was placed on lockdown following reports of a shooter in Los Angeles, California June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

Murder-Suicide Kills Two At UCLA, Shuts Down Campus

A murder-suicide killed two people at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday, shutting down the campus for two hours as officers in camouflage and tactical gear responded to reports of a shooting.

June 1, 2016
A Maricopa County, Arizona police SWAT team with an armored vehicle stand guard outside a campaign rally being held by Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in Fountain Hills, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

How Teenagers Got Police To Back Down And Remove Military-Grade Weaponry From Their High Schools

After nearly two years of sit-ins and protests, a coalition of Los Angeles high school students and grassroots organizers forced the police department for the second-largest public school district in the United States to remove grenade launchers, M-16 rifles, a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, and other military-grade weaponry from its arsenal.

May 31, 2016

Why Southern California’s New Cloud-Seeding Project Has Conspiracy Theorists in a Frenzy

The Los Angeles Department of Public Works actually helped stoke the conspiracy fire in late January.

March 23, 2016

A Freeway Terrorist Attack Is The ‘Nightmare We Worry About’

Officials said they had never uncovered an alleged terrorist plot involving freeways until the San Bernardino killer and his childhood friend talked about one.

December 23, 2015

Gun And Bomb Attack Threat Closes Los Angeles Schools In Likely Hoax

Federal sources criticized the local officials, saying they shut down schools without consultation. Local officials say they couldn’t take chances.

December 15, 2015
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Los Angeles Closes Schools For 643,000 Students After Threat

All schools in Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the United States, were closed on Tuesday after officials reported receiving an unspecified threat to the district and ordered a search of all schools in the city.

December 15, 2015

Videos Of Police Shootings Don’t Always Tell The Full Story, Experts Warn

“Knowing what happens on video after it happens is totally different than knowing what the cop was thinking and what he will say he was thinking,” says one criminal justice expert.

November 25, 2015
Los Angeles apartment buildings

LA, On Cusp Of Controversial Quake Retrofit, May Want To Follow SF’s Blueprint

Los Angeles’ law would require as many as 13,500 quake-vulnerable wood-frame apartments to be strengthened, compared to 5,000 in San Francisco.

October 7, 2015

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Features Fresh Zombies, Family Tension, And A Familiar Story

The zombie apocalypse goes viral in “Fear the Walking Dead,” a serviceable but less-than-stellar spinoff of AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead.”

August 23, 2015

Bill Cosby Ordered To Give Deposition In Los Angeles Sex Abuse Lawsuit

More than 45 women have accused comedian Bill Cosby, 77, of sexual misconduct dating back to the late 1960s.

August 6, 2015

For Those Here Illegally, Health Services In California Vary

She didn’t have the means to pay for a surgery to remove ovarian cysts and put off the procedure for months, until she began hemorrhaging and was rushed to a hospital emergency room.

June 15, 2015

Southern California Saying Goodbye To Lawns

The Southland is expected to tear out the equivalent of more than 2,100 football fields of grass — or more than twice the turf removal goal Brown set for the entire state in his emergency drought order.

May 23, 2015
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A Future For Unions, If They Can Keep It

The path forward for unions is murky. Union members are ebbing. Campaigning for issues takes money, which takes members who pay dues.

May 21, 2015
Two activists in Kansas City rally for a minimum wage increase in the city.

Los Angeles Approves 67 Percent Minimum Wage Increase

The Los Angeles City Council’s 14-1 approval is a victory for wage activist groups composed of labor unions, immigrant groups, community activists.

May 20, 2015
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Shelter From The Storm: Homelessness At Its Worst Since The Depression

The scale of the homeless population is so massive it’s difficult to visualize. And from coast to coast, it’s getting worse.

May 12, 2015
Photo: Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 26, 2015 in Mill Valley, California (AFP/Justin Sullivan)

California’s Measles Outbreak Is Over, But Vaccine Fight Continues

Legislation in Sacramento intended to induce more parents to get their children the measles vaccine and other shots stalled this week amid an outcry from anti-immunization forces who said the government should not tell parents what to do.

April 18, 2015

Drought-Stricken California’s Wealthy Pay Up To Keep Lawns Lush

“How would we feel if you could pay extra to smoke on airplanes? When we decide something is a bad idea in general for society, we don’t want the rich to be able to buy their way out of it.”

April 16, 2015

California Officials Powerless To Stop Proposed Anti-Gay Initiative

There appears to be nothing that can stop a proposed initiative submitted by a Huntington Beach attorney that would authorize the killing of gays and lesbians by “bullets to the head” — or “any other convenient method” — from getting on the ballot.

March 24, 2015

Actor Harrison Ford Injured When His Plane Crashes On Golf Course

Should pilots like Ford be allowed to fly out of Santa Monica Municipal Airport?

March 6, 2015

‘Suge’ Knight Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder; Held On $2-Million Bail

Notorious former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been arrested again.

January 30, 2015

Would An L.A. Minimum Wage Hike Push Businesses To Nearby Cities?

Los Angeles is the latest city to consider a minimum wage hike — but it could come at a cost.

December 30, 2014

Police Arrest Dozens To End Ferguson Protests In Downtown L.A.

Protests in Los Angeles over the Ferguson verdict border on violent according to one of the protestors.

November 26, 2014

Los Angeles Mayor Proposes L.A. Climate Change Summit Of U.S., China Mayors

Eric Garcetti wants to take the next step in U.S. – China climate cooperation.

November 21, 2014

LA Times Names Internet Strategist Nicco Mele Deputy Publisher

Nico Mele has helped politicians win elections through his technological expertise. He now joins the Los Angeles Times as deputy publisher.

November 18, 2014