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It's May Day. Here's What To Expect In LA

Expect some democracy in action. Also traffic delays.

Dear LAist: Why Does It Seem Every Elevator In LA Has An Expired Safety Permit?

Nearly half of the elevators in the city are past due for a yearly inspection. But statistically, elevators are exceptionally safe.

LA Metro Is Offering Free Rides On Earth Day

Metrolink is also offering free rides on its trains Monday.

It's Been Quite A Week, So Please Enjoy These Adorable, Angry Bobcat Kittens

The four kittens and their mom made a den in a backyard in Westlake Village.

Griffith Observatory Is Closing For 15 Days (Plus Some Roads And Hiking Trails)

The city has four big construction and repair projects scheduled in and around the L.A. landmark. Plan accordingly.

Suspect In Nipsey Hussle Killing Arrested By LAPD

Mayor Eric Garcetti said the rapper and community activist was one of 11 people killed in Los Angeles in the past week alone.

LA Is Launching A Program To Post Memorial Signs For Cyclists Killed On City Streets

Bicycling safety advocates say it's "a positive step" as the city works to reduce traffic deaths.

LA Estimates 240 People Died In Traffic Collisions Last Year. What's Happening With Vision Zero?

LADOT has released new numbers, but its street safety website has been dark for months. What's going on?

It's Time For Dodger Baseball, LA. Here Are A Few Things To Know For Opening Day

Whether you check out during the off-season, or spend the months feverishly following the news, here's a refresher on today's game, some changes at the stadium and how the Dodgers are looking.

The 2019 LA Marathon Is Sunday, So Plan Your Detours Accordingly (Or Sleep In)

Portions of major L.A.-area thoroughfares will be shut down in the morning hours, including stretches of Sunset, Hollywood and Santa Monica boulevards, so plan accordingly.

That Flaming 'Meteor' Over Downtown LA Was Just A Publicity Stunt, Because 2019

A widespread advance announcement about the stunt would have been nice, but scaring and confusing people -- and trending on Twitter -- probably gets more attention.

Lake Elsinore Is Again Overrun With Super Bloom Traffic After Closing (Then Reopening) Its Poppy Fields

The super bloom may be a coveted photo op, but it also brought trampled flowers, torturous traffic and full porta-potties.

Why Are Coyotes Coming To LA Neighborhoods And What Can Be Done? Poop Holds Some Answers

Urban coyotes are still a mystery in many ways, but local biologists are unlocking their secrets by scanning their scat (and whiskers).

USC, UCLA Athletic Officials Among 50 Charged In Alleged College Admissions Bribery Scheme

Authorities allege that parents paid about $25 million in bribes between 2011 and last month for coaches and administrators to "designate their children as purported recruited athletes," among other actions.

Yo: The Guerrilla Parking Signs In Angelino Heights Were Removed, But The Creator Hopes To Inspire Others

Derek Boonstra said it was the kind of idea a lot of Angelenos have probably had before, but he "just happened to follow through on it first."

Another LA Mountain Lion Has Mange And Biologists Suspect Rat Poison

P-53 is the fifth known mountain lion to suffer from the potentially fatal skin disease -- and it's likely humans are to blame.

SoCal Got A Lightning Show With Thunderous Applause

Plenty of local tweeters captured the lightning in a digital bottle for all of us to enjoy.

Shocking No One, Another Powerful Storm Is Visiting SoCal And Could Bring Heavy Rain And Thunder

Parts of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties could get 3 inches of rain in a 48-hour period.

Another Homeless Shelter Plan Fell Through In Sherman Oaks, But There's A New One In Los Feliz

After seven months of the U.S. Army denying even a visit to a proposed site, city leaders are cutting their losses.

LA Wants To Recycle 100% Of Its Wastewater By 2035 And Thinks $2 Billion Should Do It

The biggest piece of the puzzle involves upgrading the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, the largest such facility in the western United States.

Some LA Tours Are Full Of Lies. These Guides Want To Set A New Standard

The woman behind Hidden LA and her group have a new mission: uniting local tour guides to improve the quality of tourism in the region.

Our Valentine's Gift: El Niño Arrives And SoCal Passes 100% Of A Normal Year's Rainfall

You can thank another atmospheric river for the downpour, which could reach half-an-inch per hour.

Another Week, Another Storm For Southern California. Here's What To Expect

National Weather Service forecasters predict the heavier rain will start Thursday.

LA City Hall Has A Rodent Problem. Downtown Has A Typhus Outbreak. Here Are The Facts

Here's some context and background on how a very old illness became modern headline news in recent months.

LA Is Set To Officially Be A Sanctuary City, But That Won't Officially Change Anything

City Councilman Gil Cedillo said the symbolic label makes "a political statement about the types of laws and protections we will support so that all Angelenos can fully realize their potential."

The Rain Has Washed Our Sins Onto SoCal's Beaches

Local rivers and storm drains have flushed our trash to the ocean. "Our beaches look like landfills after every major rain," one expert told us.

Rain To Continue Throughout Tuesday Evening, Ease By Wednesday

There could even be a dusting of snow in the Antelope Valley.

LA's Rain Isn't Over Yet. Scattered Showers And Flooding Will Linger Through Tuesday

Two more inches of rain are supposed fall before Tuesday and snow levels could drop to 3,000 feet.

Rain Eases, Evacuations Lifted, But Storm Will Hang Over SoCal

As per usual, the sequel is going to be worse than the original.

Mudslide Closes PCH As Storm Brings Thunder, Lightning And Evacuations To SoCal

The region could get more than four inches of rain by the time the storms pass early next week.

A Dead Bobcat, Hazardous Debris And More Issues The Santa Monica Mountains Are Dealing With Post-Shutdown

The 35-day shutdown interrupted and delayed critical wildfire recovery work that park staff was in the middle of after the Woolsey Fire.

Hundreds Of ER Records Show Most Injured Scooter Riders Weren't Wearing Helmets

Broken bones, dislocated joints and bleeding in the skull were among the more severe cases documented in the new study.

An Atmospheric River Has Arrived In SoCal, Bringing Heavy Rain, Flooding And Rockslides

Flash Flood Warnings have been issued in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in the burn zones of 2017's Thomas Fire.

The Northridge Earthquake Was 25 Years Ago, And It Looked Like This

We don't want to scare you, we want to help you survive the next one.

Heavy Rain Isn't Over. Here Are Evacuation Orders, Road Closures And Storm Updates For SoCal

We'll have ongoing updates throughout Wednesday, with lists of evacuation centers, road closures and more.

Heavy Rain Leads To Mandatory Evacuations In Malibu, Burbank, Ventura County

Today's storm pushed some residents out of their homes and businesses.

Rain -- And Possible Thunderstorms -- Are Rolling Into Southern California

Forecasters say we could get up to 18 hours of heavy rain next week.

Joshua Tree Is Not Closing After All. The Park Service Says Volunteers Are To Thank

Park Service officials had cited "incidents of new roads being created by motorists and the destruction of Joshua trees" as the reason for initially deciding to close the park off to visitors.

Two-Week Partial Shutdown Of Metro Green Line Starts Friday

Don't panic, riders: you can still get around on Metro service -- and it's free.

Fire At Urth Caffé In DTLA's Arts District Knocked Down; Cause Under Investigation

The blaze started as a kitchen fire and spread to the attic .No injuries have been reported.

Magic Johnson Park In South LA Is Getting $70M In Upgrades -- Including A 'Wetland Experience'

Take a look at the haunting renderings of ghost families and phantom horses enjoying the future upgrades at the Willowbrook-area park.

All LA Metro Bus And Rail Lines Are Free To Ride Late Night Christmas Eve And New Year's Eve

The rail system will also run 24 hours on New Year's Eve and provide enhanced service to the Rose Parade on Jan. 1, Metro officials said.

Sinkhole Eats Cars As Broken Water Main Floods Streets In South LA

Both 55th and 56th streets are closed between Main Street and Avalon Boulevard, LADWP said.

The Barack Obama Highway Is Now Official With New Signs On The 134 Freeway

The 44th president's name now christens the route from the 210 Freeway in Pasadena to State Route 2 in Glendale.

Want To Avoid Getting Hit By Drivers In LA? LAPD Says To Try 'Defensive Walking'

Pedestrians are involved in 8 percent of traffic collisions in L.A., but account for nearly 45 percent of all traffic deaths annually, according to city data.

An Emergency Homeless Shelter Is Officially Coming To Venice

The City Council and a state commission approved the plan for a 154-bed bridge housing center, which will be built at a former Metro bus yard on Sunset Avenue between Main Street and Pacific Avenue.

LA Is Raising Speed Limits In Order To Enforce Them (AKA Write More Tickets)

Here are the new speed limits (and an explanation of this confounding situation).

Mass Shooting Threats At CSUN Rattle Students; President Says Campus Will Stay Open

A handwritten letter claiming a shooting will take place Wednesday has been making the rounds. It's the second threat at the university in less than a week.

Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant Who Died In Borderline Shooting Was Killed By Friendly Fire

Helus and the CHP officer, who has not been identified, were the first on the scene of the mass shooting that took place Nov. 7.

Mountain Lion P-64, Famous For Frequent Freeway Crossings, Found Dead In Woolsey Fire Burn Zone

P-64 was nicknamed "The Culvert Cat" by biologists for his exceptional skill of crossing the region's freeways.

People Who Aren't Biologists Are Fighting With Biologists About Feeding Wildlife In The Woolsey Fire Zone

"What is the absolute best thing you can do for wildlife? Leave them alone and let them figure this out," one NPS ranger wrote on Facebook.

It's Raining In LA, And We All Know How That's Going. There's Even A Chance Of Thunder And Hail

It's a cold, wet slog all over Southern California today as rainy conditions and accidents hamper traffic.

Mountain Lion P-74 'Most Likely' Died In The Woolsey Fire

The sub-adult male was the newest cougar being tracked as part of NPS biologists' study of mountain lions in the region.

Watch LAFD Pilots Rescue 3 People And 2 Dogs As The Woolsey Fire Closes In

The helicopter's fuel supply was dwindling and there was no chance of a hoist operation, so the pilots made an "incredibly complex" landing on the mountaintop.

Almost 5 Months After Proposing A Homeless Shelter In Sherman Oaks, City Staff Haven't Set Foot On the Land

Meanwhile, Councilman David Ryu's district nixed a separate proposal for affordable housing in the neighborhood and broke ground on a housing center for women in Hollywood.

Councilman José Huizar Removed From Committees After FBI Raids On His Offices, Home

In a letter sent to the City Clerk, Council President Herb Wesson listed "adjustments" to four City Council committees that Huizar served on or led.

This Map Shows Where Homes Have Been Destroyed And Damaged By The Woolsey And Hill Fires

Disclaimer: the burn zone is still being inspected and is subject to change, Ventura County officials say.

FBI Agents Search Councilman José Huizar's City Hall Office, Boyle Heights Home

An FBI spokeswoman said no arrests were planned and there was no threat to public safety.

A Long Beach Bus Driver Got Lost. Passengers Thought They Were Being Kidnapped

The driver was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping but was later released, with police officials calling the incident a confusing "situation that escalated."

Lime Quietly Pulled Scooters In LA Over Battery Fire Risk And Could Recall More

It wasn't clear which model or models of Lime's Segway-produced Ninebot scooter have been found to be at risk.

Man Shot And Killed By LAPD Officers During Fight In Hollywood Gym Locker Room

One officer was taken to the hospital with "moderate injuries," according to LAPD officials.

You Can Ride LA Metro For Free On Election Day

The agency's board of directors approved a motion Thursday to offer free rides on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in an effort to encourage voter turnout.

That Giant 'Baby Trump' Balloon Is Flying Over DTLA Freeways This Morning

Commuters through downtown Los Angeles may notice a new addition to the skyline Friday morning.

Dear LAist: What's Happening With The Sunset Gordon Tower And Public Park In Hollywood?

The 22-story blight is a close cousin of the Target Husk -- and both were blocked by the same neighborhood association. But probably not for much longer.

Santa Ana Winds Knocked Out Power For Thousands Across SoCal

Southern California Edison had warned it may be forced to cut power to some areas if it believes the wind could cause power lines to spark brush fires.

A Natural Gas Leak And Two Explosions In Koreatown Led To A School Lockdown

An LAFD official confirmed a nearby school was on lockdown, but no evacuations have been ordered in the area.

This 1950 Disney Cartoon About Bad Driving And Pedestrian Safety Still Holds Up Today

Look past the dated animation and this Goofy short is still Big Mood in L.A. -- and everywhere else.

Despite 'Significant Exposure' To Lawsuits, LA City Council Moves To Limit Disruptions At Meetings

City leaders just approved new rules to curb disruptive behavior in public city meetings. Opponents say it infringes on their Constitutional rights.

LAPD Accused Of Excessive Force, Conspiracy To Cover Up Misconduct In Shooting Death Of Trader Joe's Manager

Attorneys for Melyda Corado's family previously said the department had initially offered to let them review the latest video ahead of its public release, but then reversed their decision.

There's A Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak In Downtown LA

The disease doesn't affect pets or animals, but people who get sick can experience rash, high fever, chills and headache.

Rain And Possible Thunderstorms Are On Tap For LA

The National Weather Service expects up to a half-inch of rain in L.A. and Ventura counties, and possibly as much as an inch where thunderstorms form.

Protesters Say Mayor Garcetti Hasn't Delivered Safer Streets For Cyclists

Outside the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, demonstrators donned bright-green shirts and formed a human bike lane buffer.

Lyft And LADOT Want You To Stop Driving Your Car For 30 Days In Exchange For Free Rides

Lyft is offering $677 in transportation credit, which includes money toward Lyft's carpool service, a month-long regional transit pass and electric car sharing.

Hollywood's Musso & Frank Grill Turns 99

Musso & Frank opened in 1919 -- four years before the "Hollywoodland" sign went up.

In Sherman Oaks, NIMBYs Loudly Draw A Line Against Homeless Housing -- And Threaten Recall

In a planned protest, residents drowned out the conversation with boos and chants of "No common sense" and "Recall!" -- directed at City Councilman David Ryu.

Want To Ride The Pink Line Or The Q Line? LA Metro Is Studying How To Rename Its System

Metro didn't ask us for ideas, but our newsroom had plenty of great ones.

LA Metro Released More Rider Etiquette PSAs. They Are Still Bananas. Now With Danny Trejo

LA Metro may take rider etiquette seriously, but they've taken a decidedly funnier approach to educating the public about it.

Here's Why People In Los Feliz Lost Sleep Early Wednesday Morning (And Complained On Twitter)

L.A. Twitter is lively this morning, with #LosFeliz as its top trend, thanks to an early-morning visit from an LAPD helicopter.

Google Maps' Phantom Neighborhoods Are Confusing Southern Californians. Help Us Keep Track Of Them

We've been exploring Google's inexplicable and sometimes incorrect map labeling in Los Angeles. They are not hard to find.

Just How Big Of A Deal Is The DMV Voter Registration Screw-Up?

Secretary of State Alex Padilla said he was "extremely disappointed and deeply frustrated" by the department's mishandling of roughly 23,000 voter registrations.

This Map Tracks Where Emergency Homeless Shelters Have Been Proposed, Approved And Opened In LA

As L.A. leaders navigate the selection of sites and community concerns, you may be wondering if there are any shelters being planned or built where you live or work. LAist is here to help.

Bird And Lime Scooters Are Staying In Santa Monica -- And 2 Other Companies Will Join Them

Four e-scooter operators have been chosen to participate in the city's shared mobility pilot program, which is set to run for 16 months.

Obama Boulevard Is Coming To South LA

The soon-to-be former Rodeo Road, which runs east-west in the Baldwin Hills-Leimert Park area, will be named after POTUS No. 44.

LA Is Honoring Pacoima's Ritchie Valens With A Rock 'N' Roll Festival And Freeway Dedication

The Saturday celebration will include musical tributes, a screening of La Bamba and the unveiling of signs for the new Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway.

Hollywood's Target Husk May Finally Become A Real Target

Target's been trying to build a new store on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue for years, but a legal challenge put construction on hold until now.

This Famous YouTube Family Got Flamed By Their Neighbors For Claiming To 'Evacuate' From The Holy Fire

Neighbors accuse the family -- who have more than 6.5 million YouTube subscribers -- of profiting off a crisis they never experienced.

The Golden State Killer Suspect Will Face One Big Trial In Sacramento

Speaking at a press conference at the Orange County District Attorney's Office in Santa Ana, district attorneys from six counties voiced their support for the move

Elon Musk Wants To Build A Tunnel To Dodger Stadium And Charge Fans About $1 To Ride

Musk is proposing to build a roughly 3.6 -mile "zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system" to ferry fans up to Chavez Ravine. It's been dubbed The Dugout Loop.

Body Scanners Are Coming To LA Metro Stations. Here's What We Know About Them

The scanners can identify objects hidden in clothing or strapped to a person that block the naturally-occurring waves produced by the human body, according to Metro.

Why Bird And Lime Turned Off Their Scooters In Santa Monica And Urged Riders To Rally

Lime says it will reactivate its scooters ahead of a 5 p.m. rally planned at Santa Monica City Hall and is offering would-be demonstrators a $5 ride credit if they go there.

Google Created LA Neighborhoods That Don't Exist, Then Deleted Them. What Gives?

"North Highland Park" and "Silver Lake Heights" aren't real L.A. neighborhoods. So why did Google put them on their map?

No DMV Audit. Lawmakers Won't Be Looking Into Those Wait Times After All

Democrats in the state Senate argued the audit would be an unnecessary burden and wouldn't immediately fix the problem.

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Starting Holy Fire In Cleveland National Forest (And His Name Is Forrest)

The fire has burned more than 4,000 acres and destroyed at least 12 structures.

Hundreds Of Animals Were Adopted From LA Shelters Last Week, But Many Remain On The Red List

About 250 animals remain on the city's red list, meaning they could be euthanized if they don't get adopted or find foster homes.

Video Captures Passenger Dragging An Unconscious Man Off A Blue Line Train In Long Beach

Witnesses said the man didn't want to delay his ride home while waiting for paramedics. Police are investigating to determine if a crime occurred.