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  • Tuesday's Highlights: "Raising Hope" on Fox

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 10 - 16 in PDF format Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here This week's TV Movies SAY CHEESE: Virginia (Martha Plimpton, with Garret Dillahunt) is the only......
  • Watts man shot by LAPD was hit in the back after pointing gun at officers, police sources say

     
    Los Angeles police Tuesday released some details surrounding the fatal shooting of an armed man by an LAPD officer last week in a housing project. Shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday, anti-gang Officer Manuel Castaneda and his partner were patrolling......
  • Watts Towers conference coming to UCLA

     
    "Why I build it? I can't tell you. Why a man make the pants? Why a man make the shoes?" So said Sam Rodia, explaining why he worked for 30 years to build what is now known worldwide as the......
  • LAPD discusses some details of fatal Watts shooting

     
    In an attempt to quell simmering anger and dispel persistent "misinformation" in a Watts housing project, Los Angeles Police Department officials Friday took the unusual step of publicly discussing some details about the fatal shooting of an armed man...
  • Watts Towers ready for their closeup at conference, if not yet a skateboard park

     
    Scholars, activists and artists who are gathering Friday afternoon for the start of the three-day Watts Towers Common Ground Conference at UCLA and in Watts will arrive to some good news: After a contractual snag over liability and insurance issues......
  • Scholars, artists gather to assess legacy of Watts Towers

     
    Simon Rodia was known as a man of one remarkable action — building the Watts Towers by himself over 34 years — and very few public words. When the Italian immigrant stone mason, whose real name is Sabato Rodia, was......
  • LAPD commander says Watts Towers may be the only viable place for a Watts skate park

     
    Capt. Phillip Tingirides of the Los Angeles Police Department says he understands why people who cherish the Watts Towers as a work of art, as a landmark and as one of the few attractions that can pull tourists into Watts......
  • Food bloggers wander through Mudtown Farms

     
    We recently wrote about a 2.5-acre parcel in Watts where some people are growing food and other plants. It's called Mudtown Farms, and the owners are looking at ways the land, adjacent to the Jordan Downs housing development, can become......
  • Driver fatally shot in Watts

     
    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives Wednesday were investigating the death of a man who was shot while driving in Watts. The shooting occurred about 10 a.m. as the man was driving near East 112th Place and Mona Avenue. After......
  • L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa on school-reform fallout: 'No one buys that turncoat stuff'

     
    A mayor with deep roots in the labor movement now finds himself denounced in some quarters as a turncoat — a description he calls absurd. "No one buys that turncoat stuff," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said at a recent......
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic announces 2011-12 season [updated]

     
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic announces it ambitious 2011-12 season with music director Gustavo Dudamel...