Stories tagged: Los Angeles
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Crews quickly smother fire at oil refinery near Los Angeles
A fire that erupted at the largest oil refinery on the West Coast threatened storage tanks while sending huge flames into the sky and black smoke across California neighborhoods before …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
McDonald’s employee gives birth and tries to flush infant down toilet, DA says
A McDonald’s cashier is facing an attempted murder charge after giving birth to a boy while at work and then trying to flush the newborn down a toilet inside the …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
Win-win: Paris awarded ’24 Olympics, L.A. gets ’28
Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles will stage the 2028 Games. The International Olympic Committee officially ratified that pre-determined conclusion in a history-making vote. The decision …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 6:52 p.m.
Los Angeles gets official go-ahead to host 2028 Olympics
Los Angeles has received its formal go-ahead to host the 2028 Olympics, getting a thumbs-up from the International Olympic Committee’s evaluation commission.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
L.A.’s popular Angels Flight reaching for the heavens again
Angels Flight, the beloved little railroad that’s almost as much a symbol of Los Angeles as the Hollywood Sign, began pulling people toward the heavens and back down again Thursday …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
L.A. sues Trump administration over threats to withhold funds for ‘sanctuary’ cities
The city of Los Angeles announced Tuesday that it is suing President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice, claiming that new conditions requiring police to cooperate with immigration enforcement officials to …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Los Angeles reaches deal with Olympic leaders for 2028 Games
Los Angeles has reached an agreement with International Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Van plows into diners on Los Angeles sidewalk, 8 hurt
The driver of a van that plowed into a group of people dining on a Los Angeles sidewalk, striking and injuring at least eight people, was arrested Sunday on suspicion …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
French president, L.A. mayor make cases for 2024-28 Olympics
The president of France spoke of a world needing Olympic values. The mayor of Los Angeles said his home could again be the “ideal Olympic city.”
Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Suspect livestreams shootout with Los Angeles police
A homicide suspect livestreamed on Facebook as he traded gunfire with police, eventually shooting a Los Angeles SWAT officer before a police round struck him, a law enforcement official said.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Ex-Zag Jordan Mathews hoping to find alternative path to NBA
Jordan Mathews isn’t planning on watching the NBA Draft on Thursday. He isn’t hosting a watch party with family and friends.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
L.A., Paris Olympic bids await meeting on 2024-2028 hosting
Los Angeles and Paris should edge closer Friday to both getting Olympic hosting rights. The French capital is also widely viewed as favorite to host the 2024 Games. But that …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
LA tunnel diggers find bone of ancient giant sloth
Crews digging a tunnel for a new Los Angeles train line have found the remains of an ancient giant sloth.
Mon., May 29, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
California House race is a test of Latino, Korean influence
On the rowdy streets of the Koreatown district a few miles from downtown Los Angeles, it doesn’t take long to recognize the favorite candidate for an open U.S. House seat: …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
8 injured after plane clips supply truck at LA airport
Eight people were injured Saturday after an Aeromexico passenger jet clipped a supply truck shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Authorities identify man who died in ‘92 Los Angeles riots
After more than 25 years, authorities on Friday identified the last of the 53 people killed during the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:47 p.m.
MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles
Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement fanned out across Los Angeles in pre-dawn sweeps, serving arrest and search warrants as part of a three-year investigation into the ultra-violent street …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Former Los Angeles County sheriff sentenced to 3 years in prison
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has been sentenced to three years in prison, marking an end to a corruption scandal that has roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 4 p.m.
LA jail adapts amid meth-fueled rise in mentally ill inmates
Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world’s largest jail complexes. Over the past seven years, the jail’s …
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
LA peace parades mark 25th anniversary of Rodney King riots
Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparking looting and violence that would turn into one of the deadliest …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
25 years after LA riots, vigil honors Rodney King and other victims
When an angry mob erupted in violence across Los Angeles 25 years ago this week, two names were commonly invoked by those in the streets. One is well-known: Rodney G. …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles
A fiery collision Tuesday involving two big trucks and several smaller vehicles killed one person and injured nine others while triggering a massive traffic jam on Interstate 5 just north …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., 72, found dead in his car in LA
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., a 1970s music star and the father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., was found dead in his car Thursday in Woodland Hills, officials said.
Sat., April 1, 2017, 5:05 p.m.
Feathers fly as pillow war overtakes downtown Los Angeles
Hundreds of people traded soft blows in LA’s Pershing Square in a giant pillow fight that dwarfed even the biggest slumber party slugfests.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Burglars of a feather ‘flock’ together in Los Angeles
The gang members start their days in the impoverished neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, but their real work begins in some of the city’s wealthiest enclaves.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Wyclef Jean says he was mistaken for robbery suspect
Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean says he was unfairly detained early Tuesday in Los Angeles County after he was mistaken for an armed robbery suspect.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wins second term
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti claimed a second term, easily trouncing 10 little-known rivals in an election with a tiny turnout but potentially major implications for the nation’s second-largest city.
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
Washington state-bound Afghan family detained in Los Angeles asks for release
An Afghan family of five who obtained special visas to relocate to the U.S. were detained by immigration officials when they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday and …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
Rare baby bongo antelope makes debut at Los Angeles Zoo
A rare baby bongo has made its debut at the Los Angeles Zoo.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 5:24 a.m.
How do you cool a city in a warming world?
Globally, 2016 was the warmest year on record. In Los Angeles, temperature records were shattered last summer during scorching heat waves that saw highs of 100 degrees for five days …