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  • Richter, O'Brien's writers to appear in TBS special

     
    TBS is already gearing up its viewers for Conan O'Brien's arrival. Andy Richter and O'Brien's writers will take part in a one-hour TBS special — tentatively titled “Team Coco Presents Conan’s Writers Live” — to be taped durin...
  • The Watts Towers' perpetual state of crisis

     
    Luisa Del Giudice, a scholar who's hosting an October UCLA conference on the Watts Towers, is quoted by my colleague, Hector Tobar, repeating an awful truth: "The towers are so fragile, we've been forced to save them over and over......
  • Charges filed in 1983 sexual assault, slaying of 8-year-old girl [Updated]

     
    The Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday announced that detectives had issued an arrest warrant in the 1983 abduction and slaying of an 8-year-old girl in Watts. Detectives with the LAPD's cold case homicide unit said prosecutors had filed murder........
  • Mayor's Summer Night Lights program expands to 8 more L.A. parks

     
    Late-night recreation programs will be added to eight more parks in Los Angeles next week as part of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Summer Night Lights program, city officials said Monday. Appearing in Highland Park, Villaraigosa said he had secured...
  • Public spaces: Art that's flung open to all of Los Angeles

     
    A giant bulb atop the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood. A letter denying a Mexican citizen a visa plastered across the facade of the Geffen Contemporary. The words “leave the land alone” scrawled by plane across the sky. There's been a striking u...
  • New California test scores show schools faring better

     
    Despite thousands of layoffs and shrinking budgets, California schools -- as well as the state's largest school system, Los Angeles Unified -- posted gains in scores on annual standardized tests released Monday. The incrementally rising scores brought...
  • City Council OK's Uniforms at LAUSD Campuses

    City Council OK's Uniforms at LAUSD Campuses
    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday recommending school uniforms at all Los Angeles Unified School District campuses. The nation's second-largest school district currently allows the administration of...
  • UC Regents Vote to Reopen Troubled King-Harbor Hospital

    UC Regents Vote to Reopen Troubled King-Harbor Hospital
    LOS ANGELES -- The UC Board of Regents voted Thursday to partner with Los Angeles County to reopen the troubled King-Harbor Hospital in South Los Angeles. Under the plan, the hospital will reopen as Martin Luther King Jr. hospital with emergency and...
  • Woman Struck, Killed by Blue Line Train in Watts

    Woman Struck, Killed by Blue Line Train in Watts
    WATTS -- A woman has been fatally struck by a northbound Metro Blue Line train. It happened just after 1:18 p.m. near 11528 S. Wilmington Ave. in Watts, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fatally injured woman, whose name...
  • L.A. Story

    L.A. Story
    Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark here—lived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
  • L.A. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit in Suzie Pena Death

    L.A. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit in Suzie Pena Death
    LOS ANGELES - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a mother of a toddler killed during a shootout between the girl's father and a police SWAT team. Just days before the case was set to go to the jury, Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled there was not enough...