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  • Highland Park's Church on York ordered to pull the plug on music

    Highland Park's Church on York ordered to pull the plug on music
    Attempts to turn an aging Highland Park church into a venue catering to independent and avant-garde music may now be hinging on a prayer. The Los Angeles Department of City Planning has declared that the Church on York has been conducting concerts...
  • L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts

    L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts
    The Los Angeles City Council approved an $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out Mayor Eric Garcetti’s four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to...
  • Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK

     Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK
    The Los Angeles City Council approved Mayor Eric Garcetti's $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out his four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to draft an...
  • Two fires at Porter Ranch home in as many days; arson investigated

    Two fires at Porter Ranch home in as many days; arson investigated
    Arson investigators were at a San Fernando Valley home Tuesday morning after firefighters responded to  blazes at the address two days in a row. The first fire was reported early Monday, when the Los Angeles Fire Department was called out to the two-...
  • In a matter of seconds, qualified applicants lose out on LAFD jobs

    In a matter of seconds, qualified applicants lose out on LAFD jobs
    For thousands of people seeking coveted spots at the Los Angeles Fire Department last year, it all came down to April 22. They had passed a written exam and a grueling physical agility test and now had to turn in their paperwork, which officials would...
  • LAFD's speed hiring and 5 must-read headlines

    LAFD's speed hiring and 5 must-read headlines
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has begun hiring for the first time since 2009, and there is tremendous demand for a job with the agency. You’d think the city would be able to select the very best candidates -- the ones with the highest test scores,...
  • First Black Student Union forms at FSHA

    First Black Student Union forms at FSHA
    This school year marked a special time in history for the students of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, as a small contingent of women have formed the first Black Student Union at the high school. The club was formed last fall to “promote and teach...
  • 1 in 5 recruits in LAFD class are relatives of firefighters

    1 in 5 recruits in LAFD class are relatives of firefighters
    One in five recruits in a new Los Angeles Fire Department training class are related to firefighters working at the agency, according to figures released Thursday evening. Of the 70 recruits hired for the class now in training, 13 are sons of...
  • Two L.A. fire commanders reassigned

    Two L.A. fire commanders reassigned
    Two top commanders who oversaw hiring and training at the Los Angeles Fire Department have been reassigned after officials learned their sons advanced during a recruitment process that has come under scrutiny at City Hall. Interim Fire Chief James G....
  • Body discovered along L.A. River in Lincoln Heights

    Body discovered along L.A. River in Lincoln Heights
    Authorities are investigating a dead body discovered Monday in Lincoln Heights along the Los Angeles River. The body, reported to authorities at about 7:20 a.m., was on the riverbed near the 1700 block of North Spring Street, said Los Angeles police...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss possible nepotism at the L.A. Fire Department

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss possible nepotism at the L.A. Fire Department
    Join Times staffers Ben Welsh and David Zahniser for a discussion at 1 p.m. about the possibility of nepotism in the Los Angeles Fire Department, including the recent reassignment of two top commanders who oversaw hiring and training. The commanders...