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.
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.
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.
The Los Angeles Department of Public Works actually helped stoke the conspiracy fire in late January.
Officials said they had never uncovered an alleged terrorist plot involving freeways until the San Bernardino killer and his childhood friend talked about one.
Federal sources criticized the local officials, saying they shut down schools without consultation. Local officials say they couldn’t take chances.
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.
“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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
The Los Angeles City Council’s 14-1 approval is a victory for wage activist groups composed of labor unions, immigrant groups, community activists.
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.
“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.”
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.
Nico Mele has helped politicians win elections through his technological expertise. He now joins the Los Angeles Times as deputy publisher.