Articles in the “news” category

Beloved LA Food Critic Jonathan Gold Dies At 57. 'He Was Los Angeles In Many Ways'

Beloved LA Food Critic Jonathan Gold Dies At 57. 'He Was Los Angeles In Many Ways'

Pulitzer-Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold, who wrote lyrically and passionately about everything from taquerias to the world's finest restaurants, has died.

Woman Killed During Standoff With Gunman At Silver Lake Trader Joe's

Woman Killed During Standoff With Gunman At Silver Lake Trader Joe's

Authorities are warning people to stay away from a Trader Joe's store in Silver Lake where shots were reported following a police chase that ended nearby. There are reports of hostages still in the store and now reports of an officer-involved shooting near that same location.

We Talked To Mayor Garcetti About Street Trash, Running For President, And Where He's Been

We Talked To Mayor Garcetti About Street Trash, Running For President, And Where He's Been

You sent us your questions to ask Mayor Garcetti. Here's what he said.

OC's Dana Rohrabacher Keeps Cheerleading For Russia. Will Republican Voters Care?

OC's Dana Rohrabacher Keeps Cheerleading For Russia. Will Republican Voters Care?

Dana Rohrabacher, a pro-marijuana, climate-change-doubting, Libertarian surfer, is no stranger to controversy. He's locked in a tough reelection fight. Will recent controversies hurt his chances to hold onto his seat in Congress?

Embattled LAUSD Board Member Ref Rodriguez Close To Reaching A Deal On Campaign Finance Questions. Here's How We Got Here.

Embattled LAUSD Board Member Ref Rodriguez Close To Reaching A Deal On Campaign Finance Questions. Here's How We Got Here.

Rodriguez is having a bad year. We put together this guide to help you catch up.

Who Needs Shark Week? Cal State Long Beach's Shark Lab Open House Returns This Weekend

Who Needs Shark Week? Cal State Long Beach's Shark Lab Open House Returns This Weekend

Visitors can get an up-close look at all kinds of sharks the lab studies, as well as the equipment researchers use and the people who swim with sharks for a living -- or a grade.

Get Ready, LA: Another Heat Wave Is Coming And It Could Break More Records

Get Ready, LA: Another Heat Wave Is Coming And It Could Break More Records

Thermometers will start rising across Southern California this weekend, but the real heat begins Monday and lasts through that Thursday.

Brace Yourself. Covered California Rates Are Out

Brace Yourself. Covered California Rates Are Out

In Los Angeles, individual health insurance rates will go up between 8.6 and 10 percent on average.

The LA Summer Interns Learning Filmmaking -- And Documenting Holocaust Survivors' Stories

The LA Summer Interns Learning Filmmaking -- And Documenting Holocaust Survivors' Stories

Their stories will be available at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust later this year.

Dear LAist: There Are Loud Airplanes Over My Neighborhood! What Can I Do?

Dear LAist: There Are Loud Airplanes Over My Neighborhood! What Can I Do?

It's not your imagination. Some neighborhoods are hearing a lot more airplane noise now because of a semi-recent change in flight paths.

Skyline Fire Prompts Evacuations In Corona

Skyline Fire Prompts Evacuations In Corona

Mandatory evacuation orders were declared for Mabey Canyon Road and parts of the Orchard Glen community.

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To Torrance And All Its Breweries

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To Torrance And All Its Breweries

With 11 breweries, Torrance has the highest concentration of them in the region, according to the L.A. County Brewers Guild.

Cal Fire: We're Already At 400 More Fires Than At This Time Last Year

Cal Fire: We're Already At 400 More Fires Than At This Time Last Year

Southern Californians recently lived through the largest fire in state history -- and it seems we're on track for another difficult fire year.

Well, Scratch That Whole Splitting California Into 3 States Thing (At Least For Now)

Well, Scratch That Whole Splitting California Into 3 States Thing (At Least For Now)

The Cal 3 Initiative seeks to split the Golden State up into three smaller states, with supporters arguing that California has grown too large to meet the needs of its residents

These Two National Parks In California Have Air Just As Smoggy As LA

These Two National Parks In California Have Air Just As Smoggy As LA

The air quality in some of California's national parks is as bad as it is in Los Angeles

Everything LA County Voters Need To Know About The Stormwater Tax Now On Their November Ballot

Everything LA County Voters Need To Know About The Stormwater Tax Now On Their November Ballot

L.A. County voters are being asked to approve a new tax on impermeable land (aka surfaces that don't absorb water). That's money that would go to fund new projects to catch stormwater, clean it and percolate it underground. The goal in this drought-plagued region is to increase the region's future water supply.

If You Love Weed And Following The Rules, Here Are 4 Changes Planned For California's Cannabis Industry

If You Love Weed And Following The Rules, Here Are 4 Changes Planned For California's Cannabis Industry

The new proposal outlines changes to rules on pot deliveries, advertising and the potency of edibles products.

Most Failed Transit Projects Don't Have An Exhibit, But The 710 Freeway Extension Does

Most Failed Transit Projects Don't Have An Exhibit, But The 710 Freeway Extension Does

"710, Beyond Present" captures the phantom imprint of a road that never was and how it shaped the communities it would have changed -- or even destroyed.

How To Get Out Of Jail In Los Angeles. [And Why Some People Think It's Fundamentally Unfair]

How To Get Out Of Jail In Los Angeles. [And Why Some People Think It's Fundamentally Unfair]

The concept of bail predates the United States of America. Some people say it's time it went away.

The Griffin Will Reopen With 'No Tolerance' Signs After Proud Boys Incident in Atwater Village

The Griffin Will Reopen With 'No Tolerance' Signs After Proud Boys Incident in Atwater Village

On social media, some people called for a boycott of the bar, with many accusing the owners of accommodating members of a hate group.

Dear LAist: How Big A Problem Is Opioid Abuse In SoCal?

Dear LAist: How Big A Problem Is Opioid Abuse In SoCal?

It depends on how you look at the numbers.

Can These Brain Scans Make High School Football Safer?

Can These Brain Scans Make High School Football Safer?

JSerra High in Orange County is testing the brain health of its football players in hopes of making better decisions about how bad a head injury is, and when it's ok to send the athlete back out on the field.

Schiff To Trump: Confront Putin On Election Meddling

Schiff To Trump: Confront Putin On Election Meddling

A lack of leadership from President Trump leaves the U.S. even more vulnerable to Russian interference, according to Adam Schiff, a congressman representing parts of L.A. and ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee.

Remembering Mario: LA's Famous Goose Who Was Actually A Gander

Remembering Mario: LA's Famous Goose Who Was Actually A Gander

Mario and his human companion Ehrler captured our hearts in 2011 when they formed a unique friendship at the Echo Park Lake. Back then, he went by Maria.

Why A Group Of Young, Local Pastors Went To A DTLA Workshop On Immigration

Why A Group Of Young, Local Pastors Went To A DTLA Workshop On Immigration

"Faith leaders have the moral imperative to be the conscience of this country," said CLUE trainer Guillermo Torres.

That Time The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Promoted LA Metro's Blue Line

That Time The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Promoted LA Metro's Blue Line

In Operation Blue Line, Leonardo, Donatello, Rapheal and Michealangelo find themselves on the West Coast for a change, where they face off against a villain named "Gridlock."

Here's What The LA River Will Look Like In 20 Years, According To LA's Chief Architect

Here's What The LA River Will Look Like In 20 Years, According To LA's Chief Architect

"First of all, one ought to be able to start at the headwaters in the far West Valley and ride a bike all the way to Long Beach."

CalArts Is Going Back To High School This Summer

CalArts Is Going Back To High School This Summer

The school's summer arts program is spending four weeks teaching 190 kids in South LA.

Nothing Can Fix LA Traffic, So Deal With It

Nothing Can Fix LA Traffic, So Deal With It

Not new trains. Not freeways. Not flying cars. Not Elon Musk. It's unfixable.

Expectations Are High For These Double-Decker Electric Buses Coming To SoCal Streets In 2019

Expectations Are High For These Double-Decker Electric Buses Coming To SoCal Streets In 2019

They can carry 80 passengers in the same footprint as a single-deck bus that currently carries 38.

Congrats, California. You Slashed Carbon Emissions By A Lot. Now The Hard Work Begins

Congrats, California. You Slashed Carbon Emissions By A Lot. Now The Hard Work Begins

We met our 2020 emissions reduction goals four years early. Now we have to crack down on cow farts and car exhaust.

Finally. LA Metro Bikes Cost The Same As The Bus And The Train

Finally. LA Metro Bikes Cost The Same As The Bus And The Train

Riders no longer have to shell out double the cost of a transit fare for the pleasure of pedaling around town on a Metro bike.

The Artist Behind The LeBron James Mural In Venice Painted Over It Because We Can't Have Nice Things

The Artist Behind The LeBron James Mural In Venice Painted Over It Because We Can't Have Nice Things

In its short life on a wall in Venice, the LeBron James mural celebrating the new Lakers' new star was vandalized twice.

Dear LAist: What's The Deal With The 'Happy Birthday' Building On Glendale Boulevard?

Dear LAist: What's The Deal With The 'Happy Birthday' Building On Glendale Boulevard?

Storefront, street art, or graffiti? We have decoded Echo Park's happy birthday message.

What's Next For The LA Times, According To The Newspaper's New Owner And Editor

What's Next For The LA Times, According To The Newspaper's New Owner And Editor

It's been an eventful year for the Los Angeles Times, to put it mildly. The year started with a new union and, six months in, the paper had a new owner -- and is moving into a new home.

The Water District Bringing Brown Water To Compton And Willowbrook Will Be Shut Down

The Water District Bringing Brown Water To Compton And Willowbrook Will Be Shut Down

A regional planning commission voted unanimously to dissolve the Sativa water district Wednesday morning. Customers of the low-income water district has complained for months about brown tap water.

In Future LA, Summerlong Heatwaves Could Be The New Normal

In Future LA, Summerlong Heatwaves Could Be The New Normal

Here are a bunch of ways global warming is going to affect our power.

Attention, Mamas! Will You Tell Us About Your Birth Story?

Attention, Mamas! Will You Tell Us About Your Birth Story?

Assuming you haven't completely blocked it from your memory.

'Exiled Elected Official, Shadow Government': Josh Newman Talks About Life After Being Booted From The State Senate

'Exiled Elected Official, Shadow Government': Josh Newman Talks About Life After Being Booted From The State Senate

We asked: "How do you identify yourself these days?" He chuckled: "That's a good question. Josh Newman, exiled elected official, shadow government. I don't know. Yeah."

That Griffith Park Fire Prompted Evacuations But The Concert Will Go On

That Griffith Park Fire Prompted Evacuations But The Concert Will Go On

Both ground crews and air units are on the scene, fighting what's been dubbed the Griffith Park Fire.

Here's Why The Power Grid Had An Epic Fail This Weekend

Here's Why The Power Grid Had An Epic Fail This Weekend

It's not because we didn't have enough electricity to meet demand.

Pasadena's Screaming Parrots Are Super Annoying But May Save Their Species From Extinction

Pasadena's Screaming Parrots Are Super Annoying But May Save Their Species From Extinction

Our accidental satellite population of red-crowned parrots are thriving in the SGV but dying off in their native habitat.

Everything You Need To Know About The Massive, Decaying West LA VA Campus -- And The Plan To Fix It

Everything You Need To Know About The Massive, Decaying West LA VA Campus -- And The Plan To Fix It

It's big. It's green. It's hiding in plain sight next to the 405 freeway.

This Iconic California License Plate Has A Very Creative History

This Iconic California License Plate Has A Very Creative History

It's not just a pretty picture. It means millions for the arts.

Happy 75 Years Of Smog, LA. We Don't Wear Gas Masks Anymore But The Air Is Still Terrible

Happy 75 Years Of Smog, LA. We Don't Wear Gas Masks Anymore But The Air Is Still Terrible

It was July 8, 1943 when the first real smog rolled into town. It was mayhem.

Deadline's Up For Separated Families In LA -- But Some Reunions May Take Longer

Deadline's Up For Separated Families In LA -- But Some Reunions May Take Longer

A federal judge in San Diego said he'll give the government extra time to reunite some families of children under 5 who were separated at the border.

A Richer Picture Of Arts Education Funding In The State Of California

A Richer Picture Of Arts Education Funding In The State Of California

The state budget has over $50 million more for funding arts and arts education. Here's where it's going.

LA's Heat Wave Left More Than 75,000 Without Power -- And Broke An Electricity Use Record

LA's Heat Wave Left More Than 75,000 Without Power -- And Broke An Electricity Use Record

On Friday, Angelenos set a new single-day record for electricity use for the month of July.

Valley Fire Evacuations In San Bernardino County

Valley Fire Evacuations In San Bernardino County

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for the entire community of Forest Falls.

If You Breathe Air, Stay Inside -- It's Hot And The Air Quality Is So, So, So Terrible

If You Breathe Air, Stay Inside -- It's Hot And The Air Quality Is So, So, So Terrible

Let us help you validate your decision to stay on the couch today.

It's The Last Day Of School For The Head Of Arts Education At LAUSD

It's The Last Day Of School For The Head Of Arts Education At LAUSD

We talked arts, opportunity and data with Rory Pullens as he was packing up his office in his final days before retirement.

These People Have Dedicated Their Lives To Keeping Black Babies Alive

These People Have Dedicated Their Lives To Keeping Black Babies Alive

There are so many public health workers, researchers and community organizers across the country who have dedicated their lives to improving birth outcomes for black babies. Here are some of them.

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To San Fernando

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To San Fernando

With just 2.37 square miles of land, this city within a city is the perfect size for people who want to ditch their cars and get around on foot.

Could LAUSD Tax Its Way Out Of A Budget Crisis? Better Question: Will Voters Let Them?

Could LAUSD Tax Its Way Out Of A Budget Crisis? Better Question: Will Voters Let Them?

LAUSD officials don't think enough 2018 voters will support a tax hike, internal memo shows.

Every Day Is Fire Season. Here's How Angelenos Can Prepare Right Now

Every Day Is Fire Season. Here's How Angelenos Can Prepare Right Now

Protect your pets, your belongings, your house, your community, yourself.

Clipper Darrell Shows New True Colors -- And They're Lakers Purple And Gold

Clipper Darrell Shows New True Colors -- And They're Lakers Purple And Gold

Get ready for Benedict Darrell -- he's lending his talents to The Other Team after decades of Clippers superfandom.

LA Was Lit For July 4th, But In A Super Illegal, Tree-Burning Way

LA Was Lit For July 4th, But In A Super Illegal, Tree-Burning Way

Anyone who was in the L.A. area Wednesday night knows that the city/county "zero-tolerance" policy message on illegal fireworks was ... not received.

Nice Day To Swim -- But There's Also A High Surf Advisory, So Watch Out

Nice Day To Swim -- But There's Also A High Surf Advisory, So Watch Out

During a similar weather system last year, SoCal lifeguards rescued a thousand people.

Heat Hacks: How To Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Heat Hacks: How To Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Hot hot help. It's a heatwave and we've got zero chill about finding you a cooling center. Here's a list of local resources and DIY tips from formerly warm people.

There Are Empty Beds. Here's What's Keeping Homeless People Out Of LA County Shelters

There Are Empty Beds. Here's What's Keeping Homeless People Out Of LA County Shelters

About 75 percent of the people who are homeless in L.A. on any given night are living in tents, cars, or out in the open.

Lakewood To Santa Monica: What You Lose When Extreme Commuting Is 'Literally Like A Part-Time Job'

Lakewood To Santa Monica: What You Lose When Extreme Commuting Is 'Literally Like A Part-Time Job'

On good days it takes an hour and a half each way. On the worst days it's two and a half hours each way.

'Firemen Aren't Supposed To Be Shot:' Son Remembers Fallen Long Beach Firefighter

'Firemen Aren't Supposed To Be Shot:' Son Remembers Fallen Long Beach Firefighter

In a moving memorial service packed with tradition as well as laughter, Capt. David Rosa of the Long Beach Fire Department was remembered by colleagues and family. Rosa was shot and killed early last week while responding to an explosion at an apartment building for low-income senior citizens.

A Day In The Life Of An LA Immigration Lawyer

A Day In The Life Of An LA Immigration Lawyer

Here's what one day looks like for a staff attorney with the Esperanza Immigrants Rights Project.

July 4th Is Here! But No Fireworks For You

July 4th Is Here! But No Fireworks For You

For the love of your fingers and eyeballs, go to a pro show.

Dear LAist: How Much Can My Landlord Raise My Rent?

Dear LAist: How Much Can My Landlord Raise My Rent?

In the city of L.A., the age of your building is a big factor in how much your rent can rise. We've outlined the conditions for you.

LA's Schools Are Segregated. LAUSD Says There's Only So Much They Can Do

LA's Schools Are Segregated. LAUSD Says There's Only So Much They Can Do

White parents still want to live near mostly-white schools and, in L.A., most Latino kids still live in overwhelmingly Latino neighborhoods.

No, LAPD's New Electric Bikes Won't Lead To Out-Of-Shape Cops

No, LAPD's New Electric Bikes Won't Lead To Out-Of-Shape Cops

Last week the LAPD's bicycle unit got an upgrade with state-of-the-art electric bicycles. But some initially worried the new bikes might soften some of the fittest officers on the force.  

The Minimum Wage Went Up Over The Weekend

The Minimum Wage Went Up Over The Weekend

Check your paycheck. Not all local employers have been playing by the rules.

LAUSD Teachers Just Took Their First Step Toward A Possible Strike

LAUSD Teachers Just Took Their First Step Toward A Possible Strike

Their union has declared an "impasse" after months of protracted contract talks.

She's A 'Dreamer.' And A Priest. And Might Need Sanctuary At Her Own Church

She's A 'Dreamer.' And A Priest. And Might Need Sanctuary At Her Own Church

"We have allowed our faith to be hijacked by domestic terrorists hiding behind three-piece suits and the Bible," said Rev. Nancy Frausto, perhaps the only female "Dreamer" priest in the U.S.

It's Summer, But LA Is Thinking About How To Catch Rain

It's Summer, But LA Is Thinking About How To Catch Rain

Most of the region's rain is lost to the Pacific Ocean.

#LABron Is Happening! Here's How LA Is Welcoming LeBron James To The Lakers

#LABron Is Happening! Here's How LA Is Welcoming LeBron James To The Lakers

LeBron James is coming to the Lakers in a four-year $154 million deal. So are people excited? Uhmmmm...just a little bit

Here's Your Guide To Saturday's Families Belong Together March In LA

Here's Your Guide To Saturday's Families Belong Together March In LA

The rally against the Trump administration's 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy is Saturday in DTLA. Here's what to expect.

The USO Finds Its Future In The LAX Theme Building

The USO Finds Its Future In The LAX Theme Building

The current USO building was designed to assist 12,000 active duty military members and their families. In 2017, it welcomed over 100,000.

Keeping Black Babies Alive Is A Priority For LA's Top Health Officials

Keeping Black Babies Alive Is A Priority For LA's Top Health Officials

"You have to start somewhere as a department, put a stake in the sand about what's intolerable - and this is intolerable." --Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health for LA County

The Proposed Homeless Shelter In Koreatown Is On Hold

The Proposed Homeless Shelter In Koreatown Is On Hold

Council president Herb Wesson had been the first district leader to select a location under Mayor Garcetti's plan, choosing a city-owned parking lot on Vermont Avenue near 7th Street. Then came the protests.

What's In Your Weed? Starting July 1 You'll Know For Sure

What's In Your Weed? Starting July 1 You'll Know For Sure

You might have noticed some deep, dank discounts at the drug store. This is why.

Building New Housing In LA Is A Cluster. Exhibit A: The Westside

Building New Housing In LA Is A Cluster. Exhibit A: The Westside

The high rents in L.A. are crazy-making. Is upzoning near transit the path to actual affordable housing? And what is upzoning, anyway?

America's Black Babies Are Paying For Society's Ills. What Will We Do To Fix It?

America's Black Babies Are Paying For Society's Ills. What Will We Do To Fix It?

The issue is not new, but we know more about the causes than ever before. Will society fix it?

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To Agoura Hills

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To Agoura Hills

Agoura Hills is one of the last cities in L.A. County when you're heading towards Ventura, but it's been a destination for generations.

Meet The New LAPD Chief Michel Moore

Meet The New LAPD Chief Michel Moore

He is a 37-year LAPD veteran who has held almost every top job in the department.

The Day California's Biggest Unions Have Been Dreading Is Here. Are They Ready?

The Day California's Biggest Unions Have Been Dreading Is Here. Are They Ready?

Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down mandatory union fees was a massive blow to public sector unions. But many saw the blow coming. The question is whether, even with all that lead time, unions are ready for what happens next.

How Healthy Is The Neighborhood You're Living In? This Website Helps You Find Out

How Healthy Is The Neighborhood You're Living In? This Website Helps You Find Out

Your health could depend a lot on where you live - at least in Los Angeles County.

These LA Pregnancy Centers Don't Have To Talk To You About Abortions

These LA Pregnancy Centers Don't Have To Talk To You About Abortions

The greater Los Angeles area is home to 68 religious-based crisis pregnancy centers.

LA Explained: The Police

LA Explained: The Police

There's the LAPD. And the L.A. Sheriff's Department. And 45 smaller departments. And every Cal State has a department. Also UCLA. And CHP. And FBI. And DEA. And...

Bye Bye, Beck: LAPD Chief Retires

Bye Bye, Beck: LAPD Chief Retires

Before we cut the cake, let’s take a look back at the life and career of a man dubbed the “prince of the realm."

These West Hollywood Trolleys Offer Free Rides And Sunset Strip Nostalgia

These West Hollywood Trolleys Offer Free Rides And Sunset Strip Nostalgia

The city is trying to ease its notorious road congestion. But to maintain the touristic flare of fun and flash, this transit option was given a makeover.

What Happened To Anthony Avalos? The Head Of LA's Child Welfare Agency Talks About The 'Heartbreaking' Case

What Happened To Anthony Avalos? The Head Of LA's Child Welfare Agency Talks About The 'Heartbreaking' Case

Bobby Cagle spoke with KPCC's Take Two about the lessons learned from the Gabriel Fernandez case and what DCFS is doing to determine why intervention did not occur for Anthony Avalos.

25 Protesters, Mostly Clergy, Arrested At Rally Against Jeff Sessions During His LA Visit

25 Protesters, Mostly Clergy, Arrested At Rally Against Jeff Sessions During His LA Visit

Organizers of the Free All Families rally say they'll demonstrate outside the courthouse on Spring Street to speak out against Sessions and the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

Find Out How Your Neighbors Voted Thanks To These Election Data Nerdery Tools

Find Out How Your Neighbors Voted Thanks To These Election Data Nerdery Tools

New tools let you easily explore the demographics, including age, income and country of origin, of all 53 California congressional districts, as well as recent voting history.

Elderly Man Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting of Long Beach Firefighter

Elderly Man Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting of Long Beach Firefighter

Authorities said they had one person in custody in connection to the shooting, but gave no further details.

It's Official: This Is The Democrat Who Will Try To Flip A US House Seat In Orange County

It's Official: This Is The Democrat Who Will Try To Flip A US House Seat In Orange County

Democrat Harley Rouda has emerged as the candidate who will face GOP incumbent Dana Rohrabacher in the general election battle over the congressional seat representing coastal Orange County.

You Definitely Have Questions About Housing. Ask Them

You Definitely Have Questions About Housing. Ask Them

What do you want to know about this special hell known as the California housing market?

Giant, Unpermitted Bins Of Hazardous Sludge Earn The Torrance Refinery A $150K Fine

Giant, Unpermitted Bins Of Hazardous Sludge Earn The Torrance Refinery A $150K Fine

PBF Energy, owner of the Torrance Refinery, was fined $150,000 this month for storing hazardous waste without proper permits. The refinery is already under pressure from neighbors, environmentalists and air quality regulators to limit its use of a toxic chemical that could harm thousands of people if released.

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