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Bakersfield Bear Crashes Middle School Graduation

He is smarter than your average bear and obviously trying to upstage the other attention-seeking black bears in recent weeks like the Monrovia Bear who took a dip in the family swimming pool and the famous Glen Bearian who has his own Twitter account.

Feral Cat Traps Sabotaged As Health Officials Search for Source of Typhus

Someone sabotaged the feral cat traps that were set up yesterday at an Orange County school by health officials who are trying to isolate the source of typhus, a flea-born bacterial infection.

Most California Voters Still Oppose Legalizing Pot, Survey Finds

Most California voters do not want to legalize the use of recreational pot, according to a new survey.

Hemet High Student Plows Over Classmates in Pickup Truck

Authorities are trying to understand why a student at Hemet High School drove through an intersection filled with classmates leaving campus after school on Wednesday.

Culver City's Corner Door Restaurant and Bar Opens Friday

The Corner Door, Culver City's latest restaurant and bar, located next to A-Frame and Waterloo & City on Washington Blvd. opens this Friday.

Lizard Love: Man Finally Reunited With Beloved Pet Iguana

A man was finally reunited with his beloved pet iguana of 17 years named "Lizard" after someone stole him last December.

Porn Video Shot on Trojan Ground

No one's quite sure how a porn filmmaker scored access to shoot "The Gangbang Girl #32" on the turf of L.A.'s Memorial Coliseum, but the L.A. Times learned that the stadium's distinctive tunnel, the towering field lights and red and white seats set the scene for 40 minutes of hardcore group porn.

Punk Rock and Kustom Cars Converge at Hootenanny Fest

Punk rock legends Rancid, The Rev. Horton Heat and Bouncing Souls are a few of the bands to perform at The Hootenanny annual music festival and classic car show July 7 at Oak Canyon Ranch.

UCLA Defends Giving P. Diddy's Son a Full Ride

UCLA awarded Justin Combs, son of hip hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs who's reportedly worth nearly a half billion dollars, a full athletic scholarship to play football for the Bruins this fall.

Beer and Beagle-Freedom Fundraiser in Atwater Village

Save the beagles! And drink a few beers at Golden Road Brewing's fundraiser to help support the Beagle Freedom Project on Tuesday, June 5 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Goths Like Spinning in Teacups Too

Curses! Somehow "Bats Day in the Fun Park," flew under our radar. Thanks to Vice, we spotted some recent photos of goth boys and girls at the happiest place on earth spinning around in teacups, waiting in line for Splash Mountain and posing for one ginormous group photo in front of the princess castle.

L.A. Can't Afford to Fix Your Cracked Up Sidewalks Anymore

Los Angeles City Council is nudging state lawmakers to oppose a bill that would require them to keep paying for and repairing cracked up sidewalks caused by overgrown city tree roots.

Monrovia Bear Takes Dip In Family Pool

Two teen sisters in Monrovia spotted a black bear taking a leisurely dip in their family pool. They told KTLA that they thought he might be passing through for a quick drink but were shocked when the bear climbed in and helped himself to a relaxing swim.

$20,000 Reward for Info on Who Shot Ex-Army Sergeant in Lancaster

Authorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information on who shot and killed former Army veteran Sgt. Nathan Taylor in Lancaster.

Metro's New Expo Line Needs Safety Upgrades, Expert Says

Najmedin Meshkati, a professor and safety expert at USC's Viterbi School of Engineering says that several street crossings along the 7.9-mile light-rail route are awkwardly designed and confusing.

Whittier Woman Who 'Accidentally Shot' Husband Arrested 5 Years Later

After five years of investigations, authorities arrested a woman who says she accidentally shot her husband to death while examining his .38 caliber revolver in their Whittier home.

L.A. Launches Anti-Child Sex Trafficking Media Blitz

In case you weren't already aware that child sex trafficking is a heinous crime, Los Angeles County law enforcement officials are going to make extra, extra sure that you do by unveiling a multimedia awareness campaign starting Thursday.

L.A.'s New Battleship Is En Route from Northern California

The USS Iowa, a retired battleship that will become a maritime museum at the Port of Los Angeles, started its final voyage this weekend from Northern California to its new home in San Pedro.

Metro Orange Line Extension Will Open With Parties, Free Rides!

A grand opening for the four-mile extension of the Metro Orange Line busway is planned for Saturday, June 30 with free rides on the extension from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Attempted DTLA Jewelry Heist Ends In Shootout

In a scene straight out of a cops and robbers movie, three men attempted to rob a jewelry store today at Broadway and Sixth Street in Downtown L.A., but an off-duty, reserve deputy sheriff who was inside the store shot and hit one of the suspects.

L.A. Celebrates Memorial Day

Los Angeles celebrates Memorial Day with parades and observances throughout the city today.

Summer Travel Season Kicks Off With Gas Prices at Record High

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial kickoff of summer and the start of vacation season. Unfortunately for holiday travelers in Los Angeles County today, the average cost of a gallon of regular self-serve gasoline at $4.299 set a record high for Memorial Day.

How to Make Your Life Less Plastic: A Documentary About Plastic Bags

Celebrate the recent plastic bag ban in Los Angeles by inviting friends over for a screening of Bag It, a documentary about "regular Colorado guy" Jeb Berrier who makes a simple decision to stop using plastic grocery bags and ends up discovering how plastic everyone's life has become. Plastic appears to be everywhere and used in everything, and Berrier looks at what consumers can do about it.

PHOTOS: Trekking L.A.'s Port Town; Next Up - Little Tehran

Last weekend we trekked San Pedro, a port town at the Southern-most tip of Los Angeles. It was the first neighborhood tour in a summer series organized by L.A. Commons, a non-profit group that shines a light on some of the city's lesser-know cultural gems.

Marijuana Growing Warehouse Worth $10 Million Busted

Authorities seized more than 2,000 marijuana plants from a warehouse raid in Rancho Dominguez yesterday.

Mom Allegedly Tried to Drown Son Publicly in Apartment Pool

A Palmdale woman was arrested for holding her 8-year-old son underwater and allegedly trying to drown him in the pool of an apartment complex yesterday.

Angeles National Forest Reopens 41K Acres for Memorial Day Weekend

If sipping martinis and strolling through the Getty's newly improved Central Garden is too stuffy for your taste, the Angeles National Forest is announcing a reopening for Memorial Day weekend too. About 41,000 acres will be open for hiking, picnicking and camping.

L.A.-Based SpaceX Completes Historic Mission at Space Station

A spacecraft produced by a privately-owned Los Angeles-based aerospace company hooked up with the International Space Station today.

Pasadena Police Helicopter Attacked By Laser

A man was arrested for allegedly shining a laser at a Pasadena police helicopter and injuring the eyes of an officer on board yesterday

Man Suspected of Exposing Himself at Elementary School Arrested

A 32-year-old man was arrested yesterday for allegedly exposing himself to school children at Esther Walter Elementary in Stanton, Orange County.

Mobile Library of Artists' Sketchbooks Rolls Into Echo Park

Get inspired as you browse through thousands of artists' sketchbooks at a mobile library rolling through Echo Park this weekend.

L.A. Shines Brighter With New Solar Powered Street Lights

Following L.A.'s big announcement this week to ban plastic bags, the city will take another step toward a greener environment with the installation of new LED street lights.

Which L.A. Beach Is Most Polluted in California?

Los Angeles County once again leads Heal the Bay's "Beach Bummers List" with seven locations out of California's top 10 most polluted beache

Sunset Strip Launches Farmers' Market After Dark

Not everyone is able to wake up in time to shop for organic goodies at early morning farmers' markets. Fortunately, for the after-hours types, who prefer mingling and wine tasting as they pick out produce, "The Sunset Strip Market" opens June 14.

Getty's Central Garden Reopens for Memorial Day Weekend

If you'd like to spend your Memorial Day weekend strolling through a park and enjoying "specially priced" martinis, you're in luck. Options have been limited, but the Getty's Central Garden will re-open this weekend after being closed since February for maintenance to the walkways and planters.

New Report Says Stay On Track With Westside Subway Development

Los Angeles County transportation officials released a report today stating that a subway built under Beverly Hills High School with a Century City stop at Constellation Blvd. and Avenue of the Stars would be safe, and it recommended that the MTA Board of Directors move forward with plans to extend the Westside subway.

Pilots Invite United Airlines Execs to Tour 'LAX Ghetto'

United Airlines pilots sent a public letter to invite management to tour what they call the "LAX Ghetto," a section of the parking lot where many of them spend the night in motor homes as they wait for their next shift.

13-Year-Old Girl Arrested For Allegedly Plotting to Kill Her Mother

A 13-year-old girl from Hesperia and two of her friends were arrested yesterday for allegedly plotting to kill her mother.

Over 750K Travelers Expected at LAX Memorial Day Weekend

Are you headed out of town for Memorial Day weekend? If you're jetting through LAX, you'll be joining more than 750,000 fellow travelers.

Sip Tropical Cocktails at a Hollywood Tiki Party

Your three-day weekend is almost here, but you're ready to vacation now.

New Legislation Paves Way for Self-Driving Cars

The State Senate unanimously passed a bill yesterday that paves the way for self-driving cars in California.

Are Kale Cocktails a 'Growing' Trend?

We know how much L.A. loves its kale, and we truly appreciate the many ways in which the city's most ingenious chefs have taken the leafy superfood so rich in antioxidants and made it more accessible by transforming it into gourmet pizza (we're looking at you Stella Rossa), fried kale chips, and other tasty treats.

Young Mountain Lion Shot In Downtown Santa Monica [UPDATED]

Authorities said that they were forced to shoot and kill a young mountain lion that wandered into a Downtown Santa Monica building today after multiple unsuccessful efforts to contain it.

Anti-Bullying Bill Passed to Protect California Bears and Bobcats

After sad reports that a little lost mountain lion was shot near the Santa Monica Promenade this morning to protect public safety, it was welcomed news that the California Senate passed an animal-protection bill that would ban bear and bobcat bullying.

8-Year-Old Boy Plans to Climb Mountain for Charity

An 8-year-old mountain climbing boy from Yorba Linda, who has already conquered the 14,505-ft. Mount Whitney, plans to top Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.

L.A. and O.C. Drivers Pumped About Lower Gas Prices

The average price of a gallon of regular gas in Los Angeles County fell for a fifth consecutive day.

Santa Monica Beach Bathroom Remodel Worth $5 Million

Santa Monica beach goers will get to enjoy fancy new public bathrooms this summer, but the lofty price tag has aggravated some city taxpayers.

L.A. Drivers Warned of Beefed-Up 'Click It or Ticket' Campaign

Los Angeles County authorities announced today that they are on heightened alert to spot any drivers who are not wearing a seat belt.

DTLA Parking Meter Fees Will Fluctuate Based on Demand

Los Angeles officials announced a new program today where parking prices at curbside and city lot meters in Downtown L.A. will rise and fall based on the demand for spaces.

Angry Ex Sentenced for Making False Threats About LAX Flight

A woman who was angry about being dumped on Facebook and made bogus threats about her ex posing risks to a plane departing from LAX was sentenced today to serve 100 hours of community service.

Cal State Fullerton Says No More Butts!

CSU Fullerton approved a no-smoking policy yesterday that makes it the first Cal State campus to go completely smoke free.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Bring Global Awareness to 'I'm With You' Tour

The Red Hot Chili Peppers sent out a call to action today asking German authorities to stop extradition of Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson to Costa Rica.

Mila Kunis Stalker Could Face Four Years In Prison

Mila Kunis' stalker is due to appear in court this morning for arraignment on felony charges.

UCLA Moves Forward With Plans to Sell Its Bel Air Landmark

Los Angeles preservationists filed a lawsuit against UCLA last week in a battle to save the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden in Bel Air.

Trek L.A.'s Coolest 'Lesser Known' Neighborhoods, Starting in San Pedro

Los Angeles is such a vast metropolis with so many under-the-radar neighborhoods that it's difficult to get a taste of what all is out there. Fortunately, L.A. Commons will kick off another summer series of walking tours to help string together the city of cities a little tighter.

Hollywood Throws Its First Block Party, Free To Locals

You don't have to be a tourist to get a kick out of Hollywood's most touristy tourist attractions. Although, if you have friends visiting from out of town this weekend, you'll definitely want to take note.

L.A. Sheriff's Deputy Gang Under Investigation

Seven deputies from the Los Angeles County sheriff's gang unit were put on paid leave today because they are suspected of forming an internal gang of their own that celebrates shootings and wears matching skull tattoos.

1-800-GET-THIN Sweated for False Advertising, Identity Theft

The company behind all of those 1-800-GET-THIN commercials, the ones that run in high rotation on daytime TV with that catchy jingle, "Let your new life begin. Call...", is getting sweated by the federal Food and Drug Administration to correct misleading claims in its advertising.

Steve Wynn Says He Never Threatened to Bury His 'Girls Gone Wild' Nemesis In the Desert

The never-ending war between "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis and Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn continued today when a judge decided to send the archrivals back to trial to settle a defamation lawsuit against Francis

Retired Battleship Will Be Floating Museum at Port of L.A.

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission voted unanimously today to bring the USS Iowa to the Port of Los Angeles where it will permanently reside as a new floating maritime museum. It will open July 7.

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day With L.A.'s Best

Did you know that today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? We were all too happy to turn our attention away from Dunkin' Donuts cravings and an unsavory battle over Foie Gras to daydream about our favorite chocolate chip treats throughout Los Angeles. We drooled over a list we made of primo chocolate chip cookies the last time a national day of chocolatey reverence was upon us. (Mmmm... chocolate chips.)

Tupac's Family Says He Was Friends With Versace, Not a Homophobe

Tupac Shakur's family members insist that the late rapper, who appeared in an apparition-like hologram at Coachella, could not be a homophobe because he was friends with Gianni Versace!

How to Ride a Bike & Feel Like You're In an Old French Movie

Did someone say mid-century modern, French-influenced, and pop-up store in a single sentence? Count us in.

Anti-Bullying Bill Says Stop Hounding the Bears

Bullying knows no bounds, and it happens in the animal kingdom too as we witnessed last month when a wayward dolphin in Bolsa Chica was forced back into the shallow waters by her jerk pod mates.

Woman Buried in Wrong Clothes, Wrong Casket, Wrong Country!

The children of a deceased woman filed a lawsuit against the Rose Hills Memorial Park near Whittier today for allegedly placing their mother in the wrong casket, wearing someone else's clothes, and burying her when she wasn't supposed to be buried.

Woman Buys Engagement Ring, Fertility Treatments on Company Credit Cards

A former accountant for the Brea-based "Sweet Life" bakery chain was caught with her hands in the cookie jar and arrested on multiple counts of alleged fraud baked into an elaborate embezzlement scheme.

Google Will Take Over Gold's Gym in Venice

Google muscled its way into more Venice Beach real estate and will take over Gold's Gym, the local landmark and "mecca of bodybuilding," in July 2014.

North Hollywood Teacher Investigated for Alleged Misconduct

A teacher was removed from a North Hollywood middle school classroom yesterday for alleged misconduct.

Legalizing Online Poker May Be Virtual Jackpot for California

Senate leader Darrell Steinberg and state Senator Roderick Wright bet that their bill to legalize Internet poker will bring $200 million per year into the dilapidated state economy.

L.A. Times Magazine Folds After Four Years

The Los Angeles Times Magazine is shutting down and will publish its final issue on June 3.

"The Avengers" Breaks $1 Billion Worldwide

"The Avengers" superhero blockbuster dominated the box office again this weekend earning $1 billion worldwide and breaking the record for the biggest second-week ever.

Ahoy! Giant Shark Spotted Near Long Beach

Whale watchers caught a glimpse of a basking shark cruising around near Long Beach this weekend.

Does L.A. Rank Among America's Happiest Beach Cities?

A new study from Coastal Living Magazine ranked the top 15 happiest seaside towns in America, and none of Los Angeles' beach cities made the cut.

New Santa Monica Parking Meters Erase Extra Minutes

Santa Monica started to install 6,000 new "smart" parking meters today that will wipe out any extra time left when a car leaves. No wonder L.A. beach dwellers are such curmudgeons.

Missing Ex-USC, NFL Player Is Found OK

The search for Erik Affholter, a former wide receiver for USC and the Green Bay Packers, was called off today after authorities learned that he contacted his family and was safe.

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Join X Factor Judges

Britney Spears and singer/songwriter Demi Lovato will join L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell at the judges table on the upcoming season of Fox's The X Factor.

L.A. Coliseum Commission Approves USC Lease Agreement

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission approved a lease agreement today that gives USC control of day-to-day operations.

Motocross Pro Riders Freestyle on Venice Beach

Freestyle motocross riders performed high-flying stunts at the Venice Beach Boardwalk today.

Oxy Pill Mill Shut Down in Van Nuys

Authorities shut down an illegal "pill mill" in Van Nuys yesterday that sold Oxy to addicts and dealers.

Electric Motorcycle Debuts at Sunset Strip Nightclub

Nothing says L.A. like a motorcycle cruise down the Sunset Strip. Unless maybe… the motorcycle was as high performance as it was environmentally friendly.

L.A. Startups Face Santa Monica Shark Tank

Los Angeles tech startups get five minutes to pitch their business idea to investors at today's LA Demo Day event in Santa Monica. (Think ABC's "Shark Tank," but with apps instead of baked goods or baby gadgets.)

Real Housewives All Invited to Andy Cohen's L.A. Party

Bravo TV's Andy Cohen debunked rumors today that he needs space from his Real Housewives and that his gal pals are all invited to his L.A. book launch party on Monday.

Another Dolphin Trapped in the LBC

A trapped dolphin was spotted in the Long Beach Harbor today. No, not the bullied dolphin who strayed from her pod in Bolsa Chica. This young dolphin appears to be trapped within a wharf construction zone.

School Board Approves New LAUSD Grad Requirements

The Board of Education for the Los Angeles Unified School District approved a proposal yesterday to change graduation requirements so that all students will be eligible for California state university systems.

CSU Protesters Wear Hunger Strike T-Shirts to Dinner

Cal State students are protesting -- some are on a kale-juice hunger strike -- as the board of trustees votes today on a proposal that could give university presidents a 10 percent boost to their $250,000 to $350,000 salaries.

Craigslist Bike Thieves Busted

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department busted a ring of bicycle thieves who used Craigslist and Facebook to prey on victims. Detectives held a news conference today to display some of the stolen bikes hoping to find their owners.

The King Is Back: Local Salmon Shortage May Be Over

Good news for seafood lovers -- after years of waiting, the local salmon recession may have ended.

Kelly Thomas Update: Fullerton Officers Will Stand Trial

Two Fullerton police officers will stand trial for the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man.

Byron and Grumbine Med Marijuana Retrial Starts May 8

Medical marijuana defendants Joe Byron and Joe Grumbine head back to Long Beach court tomorrow morning for the start of a second trial after the first one was thrown out in April by Superior Court Judge Jean Comparet-Cassani.

Graphic Video of Police Beating Kelly Thomas Shown in Court

A violent video of police officers beating, kicking and then Tasering the schizophrenic homeless man as he cried out for his dad was shown in court yesterday. The preliminary hearing will determine if two Fullerton officers will stand trial for the death of Kelly Thomas.

LAUSD Graduation Requirements May Get Tougher

The Los Angeles Unified School District school board will meet today to discuss an "educational equality" policy that was designed to help all students get a fair shot at college but it could make high school graduation requirements more challenging.

Cal State Students Juice Kale and Protest Tuition Hikes

Students at California State University campuses protested as the Board of Trustees met today to discuss a controversial plan to increase presidential pay amid tuition hikes and a possible enrollment freeze.

Will L.A. Parking Ticket Fines Increase Again?

Stock up on quarters. Not all L.A. parking meters are credit-card equipped and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is seeking to add another $10 onto parking ticket fines.

Pet Adoption Event Focuses on Black Cats & Dogs

Several Los Angeles animal volunteer groups are participating in Back In Black 2, a month-long adoption event to raise awareness about the awesomeness of black cats and dogs and to help find them loving homes.

Marijuana Growers Nest in Suburban Foreclosed Homes

Organized pot growers are heading to the suburbs where home foreclosures have left a sprawling oasis of spacious, unsuspecting locations for marijuana grow homes.

Did A Fight About Bad Grades Prompt Teen to Shoot His ICE Agent Dad?

The 14-year-old boy who allegedly shot his father, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, will enter a plea today. He's being charged with murder and may be tried as an adult.

Up-and-Coming Venice Walk Street Dubbed "Skid Rose"

Venice Beach residents living near Rose Ave. are losing their patience with the influx of homeless encampments concentrated around Third Ave., which some have dubbed Skid Rose.

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