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  • DWP worker misappropriated over $4 million, district attorney alleges

    DWP worker misappropriated over $4 million, district attorney alleges
    A Los Angeles Department of Water and Power audio-visual technician was charged Thursday with misappropriating more than $4 million in public funds, creating another financial scandal for a city-owned utility that is about to request permission to raise...
  • Why LAPD's Charlie Beck and civilian police panel differ on Ezell Ford shooting

    Why LAPD's Charlie Beck and civilian police panel differ on Ezell Ford shooting
    Both sides agreed on the facts. A 25-year-old African American man walking down a gang-plagued, drug-infested block with his hands in his pockets was stopped by police. To LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, Ezell Ford was a possible criminal, fair game for...
  • Ezell Ford's mother says decision shows 'what happened to Ezell was wrong'

    Ezell Ford's mother says decision shows 'what happened to Ezell was wrong'
    When Ezell Ford's mother learned Tuesday afternoon that L.A. police commissioners had faulted one of the officers who fatally shot her son, her first reaction, she said, was: "Hallelujah!" Speaking to reporters at South L.A.'s First AME Church hours...
  • Los Angeles leaders give final approval to $15 minimum wage

    Officials have given final approval to an ordinance that makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The City Council voted 12-1 in favor of the increase Wednesday and forwarded it to Mayor Eric...
  • Trying to house L.A.'s homeless veterans is a complex, lengthy process

    Trying to house L.A.'s homeless veterans is a complex, lengthy process
    As we honor the dead on this Memorial Day, it's worth remembering as well the living veterans of military service who have no homes except sidewalk encampments or the occasional shelter bed, whose lives are so wracked by mental illness, addictions or...
  • L.A.'s process for reviewing police shootings stinks

    L.A.'s process for reviewing police shootings stinks
    The questions dragged on and on. Why did police stop 25-year-old Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles on Aug. 11, 2014, and why did they end up shooting the unarmed man to death? Few answers were forthcoming. No full explanation from police or anyone...
  • Los Angeles police panel: 1 officer unjustified in death

    The Los Angeles Police Commission found that an officer wrongly approached and stopped a 25-year-old black man last year ultimately leading to the fatal close-range shooting and therefore violated department policy, according to a report released late...
  • Will USOC stick with Boston, give up, or pick another city?

    The leaders of the U.S. Olympic movement will soon choose one of three roads to take on their increasingly tumultuous path toward a bid for the 2024 Olympics. Stick with Boston, pull the plug or look elsewhere — probably to Los Angeles. Each...
  • Police Commission to judge two questions in Ezell Ford shooting

    Police Commission to judge two questions in Ezell Ford shooting
    As members of the Los Angeles Police Commission step behind closed doors Tuesday to judge the officers who killed Ezell Ford, the panel will consider two distinct events. One is the decision to open fire on Ford, which both Police Chief Charlie Beck and...
  • Essential California: How much does your commute cost?

    Essential California: How much does your commute cost?
    Good morning. It is Tuesday, June 9. Food writer Mark Bittman says the next big thing in greens are weeds. They're delicious and free, as long as you're plucking them out of the ground on walks around the East Bay. Here's what else is happening in the...
  • Garcetti faulted for muted response to Ezell Ford shooting findings

    Garcetti faulted for muted response to Ezell Ford shooting findings
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing criticism for what some say is an inappropriately muted response to the latest developments in the case of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man shot to death by police officers in South Los Angeles last summer....