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  • City deal with LACMA to conserve Watts Towers hits snag over insurance

     
    The city’s bid to enlist the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as a key player in conserving the Watts Towers has hit a snag as LACMA seeks a guarantee that it won’t be held financially liable for any damage......
  • Elderly man dies after being rescued from Watts house fire

     
    An elderly man died Sunday after sustaining injuries in a Watts house fire, Los Angeles City Fire spokesman Erik Scott said. Firefighters were dispatched at about 8 a.m. to a single-story home in the 840 block of East 91st Street,......
  • Jazzman Buddy Collette's Los Angeles

     
    Buddy Collette, the legendary jazz musician who died in Los Angeles on Sunday at 89, both profited from and contributed to the rich midcentury jazz scene along Los Angeles' Central Avenue. Playing the saxophone before he entered his teens, Collette......
  • 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 herelived, 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...
  • Online, your private life is searchable

    Online, your private life is searchable
    When Maya Rupert wrote an article frowning at several Southern states for officially celebrating Confederate History Month, Internet critics lined up to fire back. But this time, they arrived with more than harsh words. The 28-year-old Los Angeles...
  • Man Fatally Shoots Wife, Himself on New Year's Day

    Man Fatally Shoots Wife, Himself on New Year's Day
    LOS ANGELES -- Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife, then killed himself, at their Watts home on New Year's Day. Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman says the couple's daughter called 911 Friday afternoon to report that her father had shot...
  • L.A. Seeks Sock Donations to Count the Homeless

    L.A. Seeks Sock Donations to Count the Homeless
    LOS ANGELES -- Officials in Los Angeles are asking for sock donations to help count the city's homeless during the upcoming Census. The month-long sock drive is beign called "Make the Homeless Count." The drive supports the U.S. Census Bureau's homeless...
  • LAUSD Hands Over Control of 30 Schools to Outside Groups

    LAUSD Hands Over Control of 30 Schools to Outside Groups
    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles school board has approved a plan to turn over the operation of 30 campuses to nonprofit educational groups, but most of the groups are led by teachers and administrators already in place. After a four-and-a-half hour...
  • KTLA's Stan Chambers Retiring After 63 Years

    KTLA's Stan Chambers Retiring After 63 Years
    LOS ANGELES -- After more than six decades at KTLA, legendary newsman Stan Chambers is signing off from a remarkable journalism career. Stan announced his retirement on Wednesday, which was also his 87th birthday. He came to KTLA the year the station...
  • Drew University's new nursing school opens under financial cloud

    Drew University's new nursing school opens under financial cloud
    Even as the doors open this month on a new $43-million building to house the inaugural nursing class at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, the university's interim president warned that the long-struggling institution is already in danger of...