Articles in the “news” category

With Rents Skyrocketing, Inglewood Is Working On A Plan To Protect Tenants

With Rents Skyrocketing, Inglewood Is Working On A Plan To Protect Tenants

One tenant told Inglewood officials she has seen her rent more than double since moving in two years ago. But property owners say that the proposed rules take money out of their pockets.

Funding Is Up But Quality Isn't At California Preschools

Funding Is Up But Quality Isn't At California Preschools

According to a new report, the state is below the national average when it comes to quality.

The Nuclear Cleanup At San Onofre Isn't Moving Fast Enough, Congressmen Say

The Nuclear Cleanup At San Onofre Isn't Moving Fast Enough, Congressmen Say

A mishap in moving some radioactive waste has suspended cleanup since last August.

State Legislator From OC Speaks Up About Her Homeless Brother's Death

State Legislator From OC Speaks Up About Her Homeless Brother's Death

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva says we can't stop trying to get people off the streets: "The numbers are going to continue to rise and there'll be a point where we can't solve it."

These LA Musicians Are Reviving Bolero Music -- With Some Hip-Hop Inspiration Thrown In

These LA Musicians Are Reviving Bolero Music -- With Some Hip-Hop Inspiration Thrown In

Tres Souls has been keeping the romantic ballad style alive and well through a series of concerts.

Tax Day Has Arrived. It Could Be Painful For Many Californians

Tax Day Has Arrived. It Could Be Painful For Many Californians

The state's tax board estimates about a million California households will end up with a tax hike.

Gas Prices Increased In LA, And Could Keep Truckin' Upward For A While

Gas Prices Increased In LA, And Could Keep Truckin' Upward For A While

Local refineries are dealing with planned and unplanned issues, causing supply to drop and prices to spike.

Under Villanueva, The Sheriff's Department Is Ending More Ongoing Internal Misconduct Probes

Under Villanueva, The Sheriff's Department Is Ending More Ongoing Internal Misconduct Probes

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is ending ongoing administrative investigations at a much higher rate under Sheriff Alex Villanueva than his predecessor, according to a report by the county's inspector general.

A Controversial East LA Sheriff's Station Logo Was Banned. Sheriff Villanueva Just Brought It Back

A Controversial East LA Sheriff's Station Logo Was Banned. Sheriff Villanueva Just Brought It Back

Villanueva's move has drawn criticism from a community activist and a member of the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, who say the symbol sends an insensitive message to the community.

Photos: LA Pays Tribute To Nipsey Hussle On His Final Victory Lap

Photos: LA Pays Tribute To Nipsey Hussle On His Final Victory Lap

A hearse carrying the late rapper's body took a 25-mile trip from Staples Center to the Angelus Funeral Home.

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

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.

Nation of Islam Leader Says Nipsey Hussle Was 'A Prophetic Voice'

Nation of Islam Leader Says Nipsey Hussle Was 'A Prophetic Voice'

It was an impassioned moment in the spotlight for Farrakhan, a controversial and complicated figure.

LAUSD Board Special Election Candidate Q&A: Heather Repenning

LAUSD Board Special Election Candidate Q&A: Heather Repenning

"If we act as if we're a failing school district, that is what we will be."

LAUSD Board Special Election Candidate Q&A: Jackie Goldberg

LAUSD Board Special Election Candidate Q&A: Jackie Goldberg

"[The public] want something to happen. I think being on the school board is the place to do it from."

Black Maternal Health Week Begins Now. Here Are 11 Events Happening Around SoCal

Black Maternal Health Week Begins Now. Here Are 11 Events Happening Around SoCal

Black women face steep odds in delivering full-term babies and surviving childbirth themselves. Black Maternal Health Week aims to raise awareness and spur change.

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To La Verne

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To La Verne

This city of nearly 32,000 rests at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, and was once known as the "Heart of the Orange Empire."

Here's What Happened Inside Nipsey Hussle's Memorial At Staples Center

Here's What Happened Inside Nipsey Hussle's Memorial At Staples Center

The official service is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m at Staples Center.

Real ID Card Holders Don't Have To Go Back To The DMV

Real ID Card Holders Don't Have To Go Back To The DMV

There was some confusion around the issue following the publication of an article in The Sacramento Bee.

LA Wants To Stop Landlords From Rejecting Section 8 Vouchers

LA Wants To Stop Landlords From Rejecting Section 8 Vouchers

The housing vouchers can help prevent homelessness, but people in Los Angeles often can't find a landlord who will take them.

That Crazy SoCal Wind Knocked Down Trees And Tens Of Thousands Are Without Power

That Crazy SoCal Wind Knocked Down Trees And Tens Of Thousands Are Without Power

Neighborhoods most affected include portions of the Hollywood Hills, South L.A., Koreatown, Silver Lake and Mid-Wilshire.

LA Will Spend $30M This Year On Homeless Sweeps. Do They Even Work?

LA Will Spend $30M This Year On Homeless Sweeps. Do They Even Work?

A coalition of homeless advocates, service providers, and housing developers say no. They say more spending more on services, not enforcement, would do more to get people off the street.

Do You Hate Noisy Helicopters? LA County Wants Your Complaints To Be Heard -- Again

Do You Hate Noisy Helicopters? LA County Wants Your Complaints To Be Heard -- Again

The County Board of Supervisors voted to take a step towards reinstating a hotline that accepts residents' grievances.

All That Snow Looks Great, But When It Melts, Watch Out LA

All That Snow Looks Great, But When It Melts, Watch Out LA

Because our water depends on the snow far away in the Sierras.

LACMA's New Building Design Has Some People Mad -- But Not Brad Pitt Or Diane Keaton

LACMA's New Building Design Has Some People Mad -- But Not Brad Pitt Or Diane Keaton

The $650 million dollar design has been called a travesty and compared to a cartoon antler.

One Angeleno's Quest To Stop Junk Mail Forever

One Angeleno's Quest To Stop Junk Mail Forever

It took too many steps to get there.

LAPD Is Joining The 21st Century By Allowing You To File A Car Accident Report Online

LAPD Is Joining The 21st Century By Allowing You To File A Car Accident Report Online

The system is part of LAPD's effort to join the 21st century.

How White Supremacists Are Recruiting Educated 'Normies' Around LA

How White Supremacists Are Recruiting Educated 'Normies' Around LA

Hate groups are using softer sounding messages, and don't present like skinheads with swastikas. But experts say it's the "same people, same ideology."

The Slowest Freeway In LA Is Not All Of Them. Here's The Real Answer

The Slowest Freeway In LA Is Not All Of Them. Here's The Real Answer

A group of L.A.-based journalists and data scientists have calculated which freeway is actually, really, truly, for real, no joke the slooowwwwwwest.

Trump Is Here In LA, Gird Your Commute

Trump Is Here In LA, Gird Your Commute

Here's all the traffic chaos we know about.

Third Deputy Fired by Former LA Sheriff And Rehired By Villanueva Is Named

Third Deputy Fired by Former LA Sheriff And Rehired By Villanueva Is Named

Deputy Jason Goss was fired in March 2018 and reinstated in February through a settlement agreement. Details of his case were not immediately available.

No Arrests Yet In Attack Of 45-Year-Old Fan At Dodger Stadium

No Arrests Yet In Attack Of 45-Year-Old Fan At Dodger Stadium

The attack left Rafael Reyna in critical but stable condition.

Indian Expats Are Leaving SoCal To Find A Better Life -- In India

Indian Expats Are Leaving SoCal To Find A Better Life -- In India

Mani Karthik is helping expats on H-1B visas ditch their stalled California dreams for a life of less limbo.

We Investigated The Investigator Of All Wrongdoing In LAUSD. Here's What They Think About That

We Investigated The Investigator Of All Wrongdoing In LAUSD. Here's What They Think About That

'Who watches the watchdogs?' A school board member reacts to the KPCC/LAist scoop.

LA Firefighters Are Training For 96 Hours To Save You In The Next Big Earthquake

LA Firefighters Are Training For 96 Hours To Save You In The Next Big Earthquake

Here's what a "simulated earthquake environment" looks like in action.

The Far-Reach Of The 9th Circuit's Decision To Stand Firm On Landmark Homeless Case

The Far-Reach Of The 9th Circuit's Decision To Stand Firm On Landmark Homeless Case

A federal court rejected further review of Martin v. City of Boise, which says you can't criminalize homeless people just for being homeless in the American West.

LA Parents Just Got One Step Closer To 18 Weeks Of Paid Parental Leave

LA Parents Just Got One Step Closer To 18 Weeks Of Paid Parental Leave

City Council moved the effort forward in a unanimous vote today.

LA's Black Market Pot Shops Could Disappear From Weedmaps If Legal Sellers Get Their Way

LA's Black Market Pot Shops Could Disappear From Weedmaps If Legal Sellers Get Their Way

A new state assembly bill aims to penalize websites that host online ads for unlicensed pot shops.

Suspect In Nipsey Hussle Killing Arrested By LAPD

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.

LAPD Names Suspect In Shooting Death Of Nipsey Hussle

LAPD Names Suspect In Shooting Death Of Nipsey Hussle

At a makeshift memorial on Monday, the rapper and community activist was being remembered as "loved," "black culture driven," and the kind of person who didn't just stick "with his circle. He stuck with everybody."

Another Horse Dies Just Two Days After Santa Anita Park Reopens For Racing

Another Horse Dies Just Two Days After Santa Anita Park Reopens For Racing

The equine death toll is now at 23 since December.

CA's Rainy Season Is Over. Here's How Much Our Cup Overfloweth

CA's Rainy Season Is Over. Here's How Much Our Cup Overfloweth

Today marks the unofficial end of the rainy season. We now have a pretty good idea of how our water situation will look for the rest of the year.

LA's City Council District 12 Seat Is Up For Grabs. Here Are The 15 People Vying To Fill It

LA's City Council District 12 Seat Is Up For Grabs. Here Are The 15 People Vying To Fill It

The seat became available when Mitch Englander resigned last October.

4 Ways To Serve The Community For Cesar Chavez Day

4 Ways To Serve The Community For Cesar Chavez Day

Sí se puede! Monday is officially Cesar Chavez Day.

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

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?

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?

Nearly 1 In 3 Community College Students Is A Parent. Here's How To Keep Them In Class

Nearly 1 In 3 Community College Students Is A Parent. Here's How To Keep Them In Class

Amber Angel's water broke during an 8 a.m. math class. Now the mother of two helps other students with kids stay in college.

United Airlines Says If USC Doesn't Rename Memorial Coliseum, They Are Willing To Drop Out Of $69M Deal

United Airlines Says If USC Doesn't Rename Memorial Coliseum, They Are Willing To Drop Out Of $69M Deal

Los Angeles veterans want USC to shift gears and halt a $69 million deal to rename the stadium, a memorial to veterans, in August. The dispute now moves to closed-door mediation.

Joshua Tree National Park Just Got 4,500 Acres Bigger, And The Flowers Are Poppin'

Joshua Tree National Park Just Got 4,500 Acres Bigger, And The Flowers Are Poppin'

Official reminder while visiting this public treasure: "It's not a 'Sound of Music' moment ... resist the temptation to run out and twirl."

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

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.

No Recount In The Closest LAUSD Election In 24 Years

No Recount In The Closest LAUSD Election In 24 Years

Here's why Garciela Ortiz is stepping down.

OC Terminates Contract With Immigration Authorities, Will Stop Housing ICE Detainees

OC Terminates Contract With Immigration Authorities, Will Stop Housing ICE Detainees

Orange County officials say the decision was not politically motivated and was taken to free up more space for inmates with mental health needs.

Essay: At 16, My Dad And I Were Evicted And Homeless In LA

Essay: At 16, My Dad And I Were Evicted And Homeless In LA

As my dad would say: In these situations, you can laugh or you can cry.

LA County Is Putting Even More Restrictions On Smoking (And Toking)

LA County Is Putting Even More Restrictions On Smoking (And Toking)

Pretty soon, you won't be able to smoke anything...pretty much anywhere.

What You Don't Know About The California Poppy Could Fill A Field

What You Don't Know About The California Poppy Could Fill A Field

Before you go out into the wild, educate yourself on our beloved state flower.

How Annoyed Hollywood Concertgoers Sparked The Idea For Freeway Soundwalls

How Annoyed Hollywood Concertgoers Sparked The Idea For Freeway Soundwalls

The original idea for soundwalls can be traced right back here to Los Angeles.

Crude Oil Likely Rained Down On Porter Ranch Residents During The Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

Crude Oil Likely Rained Down On Porter Ranch Residents During The Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

Residents and public health experts ask why they didn't know about the crude oil earlier, when they could have done more to prevent health problems.

LA's Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Striking For Livable Wages

LA's Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Striking For Livable Wages

They're urging the public to use public transportation until 1 a.m.

Michael Avenatti, AKA Stormy Daniels' (Former) LA Lawyer, Is Arrested On Fraud And Extortion Charges

Michael Avenatti, AKA Stormy Daniels' (Former) LA Lawyer, Is Arrested On Fraud And Extortion Charges

The charges involve college basketball, a failing coffee chain and good old tax fraud.

Dear LAist: Why Aren't There More One-Way Streets In LA?

Dear LAist: Why Aren't There More One-Way Streets In LA?

We can blame the streetcars...and ourselves.

LAUSD's Powerful Watchdog Office Has Been Closing Far Fewer Investigations. Why?

LAUSD's Powerful Watchdog Office Has Been Closing Far Fewer Investigations. Why?

More from a KPCC/LAist investigation into LAUSD's Office of the Inspector General.

Massive Crash On The Grapevine Closed I5 For Hours; Critically Injured Toddler Dies Days Later

Massive Crash On The Grapevine Closed I5 For Hours; Critically Injured Toddler Dies Days Later

A massive car crash Saturday on the I-5 south near Gorman involved 30 vehicles and brought the top of the Grapevine to a complete shut down for hours. Multiple collisions took place amid heavy fog in the area.

Here's Why Gas Prices Just Went Up In LA

Here's Why Gas Prices Just Went Up In LA

Three unrelated incidents at local refineries created a perfect storm.

How A 1970s TV Show About LA Paramedics Inspired An EMS Transformation Across The Country

How A 1970s TV Show About LA Paramedics Inspired An EMS Transformation Across The Country

L.A. has been a pioneer in EMS care for decades -- on TV and in real life.

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

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.

Is LA Waiting Too Long To Help The Newly Homeless?  A New Report Says Yes

Is LA Waiting Too Long To Help The Newly Homeless? A New Report Says Yes

Nearly 11,000 people are newly homeless every month in L.A. County, according to a new report. While a majority find a new home on their own, others join the long-term homeless. Is there a better way?

You Broke The Flowers And Now You Have To Pay $10 To See Them

You Broke The Flowers And Now You Have To Pay $10 To See Them

Lake Elsinore is implementing shuttle service and closing some roads.

How USC's New President Will Use Her Science Cred To Deal With The University's Many, Many Scandals

How USC's New President Will Use Her Science Cred To Deal With The University's Many, Many Scandals

"When I come here, I'm going to do what a scientist does. I'm gathering facts so I can make informed decisions, and we'll make the decisions when we have the right information."

Another Traveler With Measles Entered LA Through LAX

Another Traveler With Measles Entered LA Through LAX

The individual was in LAX's Terminal 7 for two-and-a-half hours, and the next day was at an Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Santa Monica for five hours.

New Battle Looms Over The Most Volatile Issue In Policing: When Should Cops Shoot?

New Battle Looms Over The Most Volatile Issue In Policing: When Should Cops Shoot?

A bill to curtail police officers' ability to legally use deadly force has been reintroduced in Sacramento. Police unions are fighting it while also backing a bill that would maintain the current force standard while increasing training.

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

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.

A Big Earthquake Could Cause Another Gas Leak Near Porter Ranch

A Big Earthquake Could Cause Another Gas Leak Near Porter Ranch

A magnitude 6.5 or above earthquake on the Santa Susana Fault could cause natural gas to escape from wells.

Flight Simulator For Pilots Who Fight SoCal Wildfires Might Be Delayed -- To Pay For Trump's Border Wall

Flight Simulator For Pilots Who Fight SoCal Wildfires Might Be Delayed -- To Pay For Trump's Border Wall

Right now, pilots have to travel to the East Coast to train on the C-130J. An $8 million simulator located at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station would change that. But the funding is now in doubt.

USC Names Dr. Carol Lynn Folt As Its New President

USC Names Dr. Carol Lynn Folt As Its New President

Folt previously served as the chancellor of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

California Community Colleges' Big Plan To Help More Students Succeed Is Off To A Slow Start

California Community Colleges' Big Plan To Help More Students Succeed Is Off To A Slow Start

In the 2017-2018 academic year, the number of students earning degrees increased by less than one percent, and the system saw just a three percent rise in transfers to UC and Cal State schools.

Hey LA, The Worst Time To Drive In The Rain Is Probably Not When You Think

Hey LA, The Worst Time To Drive In The Rain Is Probably Not When You Think

Researchers combed through three years of traffic and weather data to find out.

USC's Student Newspaper Published A Brutal Editorial About The Cheating Scandal

USC's Student Newspaper Published A Brutal Editorial About The Cheating Scandal

The writers expressed "disgust and outrage" over the years of ongoing scandals.

LAist Joins Newsrooms Across California To Shine Light On Long-Secret Police Records

LAist Joins Newsrooms Across California To Shine Light On Long-Secret Police Records

So far partners in the California Reporting Project have filed more than 1,100 public information requests under SB 1421 with requests going out to 675 agencies across all 58 California counties.

How To Prepare For An Earthquake If You Have A Disability

How To Prepare For An Earthquake If You Have A Disability

"We strongly encourage people to plan as though no help is coming to get you."

Man Dies In Hit-And-Run Crash After Falling Off E-Scooter In Santa Monica

Man Dies In Hit-And-Run Crash After Falling Off E-Scooter In Santa Monica

After falling into the road, the 41-year-old was fatally struck by a car

Welcome Back to LA, Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes!

Welcome Back to LA, Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes!

The Aedes breed of mosquito has launched a slow takeover of L.A., and they show no signs of stopping.

SoCal Edison Is Cutting Your Trees And There's Not Much You Can Do About  It

SoCal Edison Is Cutting Your Trees And There's Not Much You Can Do About It

Changes in the law are letting Edison take down even healthy trees.

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

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.

Tell Us About Your LA Parking Gripes

Tell Us About Your LA Parking Gripes

Grave concerns and petty grievances alike are welcome.

Lewd Photos, Harassment And Retaliation Allegations: Inside The Meltdown At LAUSD's Powerful Watchdog Agency

Lewd Photos, Harassment And Retaliation Allegations: Inside The Meltdown At LAUSD's Powerful Watchdog Agency

A KPCC/LAist investigation into LAUSD's Office of the Inspector General.

A Fuel Tanker Explosion in South LA Generates Plume Of Smoke Visible For Miles

A Fuel Tanker Explosion in South LA Generates Plume Of Smoke Visible For Miles

A massive plume of black smoke was visible for miles. Authorities said two people living at a home next to the explosion site were taken to the hospital with injuries.

The Other LA College Cheating Scandal -- The One You Might Have Missed

The Other LA College Cheating Scandal -- The One You Might Have Missed

Feds say the defendants, mostly former or current UCLA students, have been charged with using fake passports to impersonate their Chinese clients at language testing centers.

LA Coyotes Eat A Lot Of Our Trash. We Know Because People Checked Their Poop (And Whiskers)

LA Coyotes Eat A Lot Of Our Trash. We Know Because People Checked Their Poop (And Whiskers)

Coyote poop has a lot to teach us about why they come into our neighborhoods -- and how to keep them out.

Another Horse -- That Makes 22 -- Has Died At Santa Anita Racetrack

Another Horse -- That Makes 22 -- Has Died At Santa Anita Racetrack

In response, the park's owners have decided to ban the use of race day medications.

'The World Is A Swamp': Your Reactions To The College Admissions Scandal

'The World Is A Swamp': Your Reactions To The College Admissions Scandal

After reading all of the think pieces, memes, and profiles, we still couldn't stop thinking about this story. And turns out, neither could you.

 Scathing Report On OC Homeless Shelters Finds Maggots, Rodents and Raw Sewage

Scathing Report On OC Homeless Shelters Finds Maggots, Rodents and Raw Sewage

The investigation also turned up scabies, flooding, and extreme temperatures in shelters housing hundreds of homeless people.

Are You A Rideshare Driver In LA? Tell Us Where You Eat

Are You A Rideshare Driver In LA? Tell Us Where You Eat

Are you an Uber or Lyft driver based in the L.A. area? If so, where do you eat?

SoCal Edison Power Lines Found To Have Caused The Thomas Fire

SoCal Edison Power Lines Found To Have Caused The Thomas Fire

Being named liable for the start of the Thomas Fire, under California's laws, means the utility is responsible to pay for any damages. In this case, the cost could run into the billions.

LA County Wants To Keep Homeless People And Their Pets Together

LA County Wants To Keep Homeless People And Their Pets Together

The board voted to move forward with a motion that would require county-funded housing to allow furry friends.

How One Refugee Family Finally Got To LA After Years Stuck In Austria

How One Refugee Family Finally Got To LA After Years Stuck In Austria

The Christian Armenian refugees were accepted into a U.S. program for persecuted religious minorities, but then President Trump's travel ban, followed by an unexplained denial of their applications, left them stranded in Vienna.

Here Are All The Southern California Parents And School Officials Involved In The College Cheating Scandal

Here Are All The Southern California Parents And School Officials Involved In The College Cheating Scandal

As of Tuesday, six were charged with conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering.

Long Beach Might Build An Aerial Tramway To Take You Across The Waterfront

Long Beach Might Build An Aerial Tramway To Take You Across The Waterfront

The tram could connect tourist hotspots like the Queen Mary to the Long Beach waterfront.

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