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Most LA Landlords Turn Away Section 8 Renters. There Are New Rules To Stop Them

Most LA Landlords Turn Away Section 8 Renters. There Are New Rules To Stop Them

Currently, nearly half of Section 8 voucher holders in L.A. can't find anyone who will rent to them.

Activist And Journalist Raul Ruiz Dies At 78. Remembering A Hero Of LA's Chicano Movement

Activist And Journalist Raul Ruiz Dies At 78. Remembering A Hero Of LA's Chicano Movement

Ruiz took iconic photos that captured the moments L.A. County Sheriff's deputies fired tear gas into the Silver Dollar Bar and Cafe in East L.A., killing L.A. Times journalist Ruben Salazar.

Long Beach's Coast Is Polluted. This Pile Of Gnarly Rocks Is Part Of The Reason

Long Beach's Coast Is Polluted. This Pile Of Gnarly Rocks Is Part Of The Reason

It's a wall! It's a reef! It's a wave killer! It's a trash magnet! It's about to (maybe) change.

LA Schools Randomly Searched Students For Weapons For 26 Years. Here's Why That Practice Will End

LA Schools Randomly Searched Students For Weapons For 26 Years. Here's Why That Practice Will End

Activists say LAUSD's random searches have unfairly made targets out of black and Latino students -- without making schools safer.

This Leaked Autopsy Appears To Contradict The LA Sheriff's Department's Version Of A Fatal Shooting

This Leaked Autopsy Appears To Contradict The LA Sheriff's Department's Version Of A Fatal Shooting

Diagrams from the autopsy report indicate that Anthony Vargas was shot 13 times from behind.

These LA Scientists Are Very Focused On Salt Right Now. Space Salt

These LA Scientists Are Very Focused On Salt Right Now. Space Salt

The potential presence of salt on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, could point to the possibility of life.

LA Leaders Opposed A Law That Would Make It Harder To Tow Cars -- Even If People Are Living In Them

LA Leaders Opposed A Law That Would Make It Harder To Tow Cars -- Even If People Are Living In Them

A proposed state law would outlaw the practice that backers argue disproportionately hurts poor people and leave even more people on the streets.

How This Program Protects SoCal's Most Vulnerable Seniors

How This Program Protects SoCal's Most Vulnerable Seniors
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COASC was formed in 1973 and each year provides help to more than 290,000 seniors and disabled adults in Southern California.

LA Landlords Who Let Apartments Sit Vacant Could Be Taxed

LA Landlords Who Let Apartments Sit Vacant Could Be Taxed

Filling those spaces won't solve the housing and homelessness crises, but some people think it might help chip away at them.

Man Arrested In Shooting Deaths Of Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy And Pedestrian

Man Arrested In Shooting Deaths Of Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy And Pedestrian

Sheriff's deputy Joseph Solano was shot in the head on Monday less than an hour after the suspect is believed to have shot and killed another man near downtown L.A.

Yes, The Census Bureau Helped Make Japanese American Internment Possible

Yes, The Census Bureau Helped Make Japanese American Internment Possible

The bureau director was one of the biggest champions for the use of the 1940 data. Today, the laws prohibiting such use of the data are much stronger.

LAUSD's Plan To Avoid Financial Meltdown For The Next Three Years

LAUSD's Plan To Avoid Financial Meltdown For The Next Three Years

Officials warn that LAUSD's long-term financial health is becoming more precarious, but some skeptics have stopped taking that warning seriously.

UCLA Gynecologist Charged With Sexual Abuse

UCLA Gynecologist Charged With Sexual Abuse

UCLA says a former gynecologist who worked at the student health center has been charged with sexual abuse.

Se Han Reportado Más Casos de Abuso Contra Los Ancianos Que Nunca Antes En El Condado de Los Ángeles

Se Han Reportado Más Casos de Abuso Contra Los Ancianos Que Nunca Antes En El Condado de Los Ángeles

Tristemente, cada mes el condado de Los Ángeles recibe miles de casos de maltrato y negligencia de los adultos mayores.

School's Out! Here's How to Keep Your Preschooler Busy Until Kindergarten Starts

School's Out! Here's How to Keep Your Preschooler Busy Until Kindergarten Starts

Here are some things you can do with your child over the summer to help them ease into kindergarten.

LA County Is Reporting More Elder Abuse Than Ever Before

LA County Is Reporting More Elder Abuse Than Ever Before

Sadly, the case of elder abuse against the iconic superhero creator is just one of the several thousand opened in California each month.

La Luz Del Mundo's 'Apostle' Faces Sexual Abuse Charges. Here's Why That Has Rattled Many In LA

La Luz Del Mundo's 'Apostle' Faces Sexual Abuse Charges. Here's Why That Has Rattled Many In LA

La Luz is the largest evangelical church in Mexico and the second largest religious body after the Roman Catholic Church. It has branches and followers here in L.A.

LA's Memorial Coliseum Will Keep Its Name Under A New Deal Between USC And United Airlines

LA's Memorial Coliseum Will Keep Its Name Under A New Deal Between USC And United Airlines

The compromise deal: get ready to call it, "United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum"

Photos: The Zoot Suit Riots Happened This Week, 76 Years Ago. Here's A Look Back At The Fashion Statement That Sparked A Racist Mob

Photos: The Zoot Suit Riots Happened This Week, 76 Years Ago. Here's A Look Back At The Fashion Statement That Sparked A Racist Mob

Many Angelenos still embrace zoot suit culture today. But it's important to remember the violence and racism it once sparked.

Dear LAist: Why Is Traffic Lighter On Friday Mornings?

Dear LAist: Why Is Traffic Lighter On Friday Mornings?

Friday morning traffic somehow seems less soul-sucking than morning traffic on other days of the week. Why?

LAUSD Says It Can Make Do Without Measure EE -- But The Budget Projections Aren't Great

LAUSD Says It Can Make Do Without Measure EE -- But The Budget Projections Aren't Great

The rejection of the proposed parcel tax will not drive LAUSD into insolvency yet...but ask them again in 3 years.

LA Might Make It Illegal To Keep Your Engine Running While Parked

LA Might Make It Illegal To Keep Your Engine Running While Parked

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz wants a ban on cars idling longer than 60 seconds.

5 Ways To Commemorate D-Day Today In LA

5 Ways To Commemorate D-Day Today In LA

This is likely to be the last major anniversary of D-Day to honor living veterans...

One Of California's Most Beautiful Bodies Of Water Is Filled With Plastic

One Of California's Most Beautiful Bodies Of Water Is Filled With Plastic

Researchers found tiny microplastics in the guts of every sea creature they sampled.

Measure EE Is Dead: Voters Reject Parcel Tax To Fund LAUSD

Measure EE Is Dead: Voters Reject Parcel Tax To Fund LAUSD

The outcome is a huge setback for LAUSD officials, United Teachers Los Angeles, and Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Veteran Homelessness Has Barely Budged In LA. Here's Why That's A Win

Veteran Homelessness Has Barely Budged In LA. Here's Why That's A Win

Between 2018-19, there were just 12 fewer veterans living on the streets, in cars or in temporary shelters in Los Angeles. The numbers were a relief compared to double-digit increases for the total homeless population in the county.

LA's Newest City Councilmember Is... Being Decided In August

LA's Newest City Councilmember Is... Being Decided In August

Tuesday's primary election was a close race between John Lee and Loraine Lundquist. They're set to face off again on August 13.

The Story of The Mysterious (Pet) Rat Infestation At An Orange County Homeless Encampment

The Story of The Mysterious (Pet) Rat Infestation At An Orange County Homeless Encampment

The head of OC Vector Control confirmed that the rats were pets, not vermin. "Someone had set them there, had deployed them for whatever reason."

LA County Homelessness Is Getting Worse. Here Are The Numbers

LA County Homelessness Is Getting Worse. Here Are The Numbers

The increase comes despite a record public investment to end homelessness.

Can LA's Sheriff Turn Over The Names Of 'Problem' Deputies To The DA? It's Now Up to CA's Supreme Court

Can LA's Sheriff Turn Over The Names Of 'Problem' Deputies To The DA? It's Now Up to CA's Supreme Court

This case started back when former Sheriff Jim McDonnell tried to provide the DA with the names of 300 deputies found to have engaged in misconduct that might raise questions about their credibility when testifying in court.

SoCal Just Got Hit With Over 430 Earthquakes, But Don't Panic

SoCal Just Got Hit With Over 430 Earthquakes, But Don't Panic

The Inland Empire got some serious shakes.

Measure EE: Everything You Need To Know About The Proposed Tax Hike For LA Schools

Measure EE: Everything You Need To Know About The Proposed Tax Hike For LA Schools

Measure EE would create a new funding stream for L.A. schools. Here's what you need to know before heading to the polls to vote.

LA Leaders Pitched Emergency Homeless Shelters As Quick And Temporary. Here's The Reality

LA Leaders Pitched Emergency Homeless Shelters As Quick And Temporary. Here's The Reality

Mayor Garcetti's plan "to stand up emergency shelters fast" has struggled as city officials grapple with higher-than-expected construction costs -- and entrenched NIMBYism.

Echo Park Sk8trz Will Soon Have A New Practice Spot

Echo Park Sk8trz Will Soon Have A New Practice Spot

A new skate park is opening at the site of an abandoned pool

2020 Presidential Candidates Discuss Immigration At LA Forum

2020 Presidential Candidates Discuss Immigration At LA Forum

The candidates will address questions from moderators and from invited audience members, including immigrants and activists.

Typhoid Fever In The LAPD: What You Need to Know

Typhoid Fever In The LAPD: What You Need to Know

We know you have questions about all of this. And we have answers.

What Would Happen If LA Banned Right-On-Red?

What Would Happen If LA Banned Right-On-Red?

San Francisco is considering making the change to prevent crashes between cars and pedestrians.

LA Sheriff's Deputies Say Violence, Harassment And Bullying Ongoing At East LA Station

LA Sheriff's Deputies Say Violence, Harassment And Bullying Ongoing At East LA Station

Some deputies say the situation has given them high blood pressure, nightmares and a panic attack with symptoms "mimicking that of a heart attack."

California Moves One Step Closer To 'Pre-K For All'

California Moves One Step Closer To 'Pre-K For All'

Attention parents: The California Assembly unanimously passed a bill aiming to make preschool more accessible.

This School District Got An Unexpected $2.4 Million This Year. Here's How They Spent It

This School District Got An Unexpected $2.4 Million This Year. Here's How They Spent It

Beaumont Unified got the second highest amount in the state.

What We Know About The 30 Horses That Died At Santa Anita in the 2018-19 Season

What We Know About The 30 Horses That Died At Santa Anita in the 2018-19 Season

The track is under investigation by the Los Angeles District Attorney's office, even though the number of horse deaths at Santa Anita is lower than in recent years.

Scooters, Scooters Everywhere. Here's How LA's Grand Experiment Is Going

Scooters, Scooters Everywhere. Here's How LA's Grand Experiment Is Going

You've probably noticed more e-scooters taking up sidewalk space and zipping around neighborhoods. Prepare for even more.

What Does It Mean To Be Armenian? Among LA's Diaspora, An Ongoing Search For Identity

What Does It Mean To Be Armenian? Among LA's Diaspora, An Ongoing Search For Identity

Southern California has the largest Armenian population outside of Armenia or Moscow. But 'Armenian-ness' means different things to different generations.

What Is A Charter School, Exactly? A Field Guide

What Is A Charter School, Exactly? A Field Guide

What's all the fuss, anyway? Charter schools, explained.

Protesters Call for Horseracing Ban After 26th Horse Death At Santa Anita Park

Protesters Call for Horseracing Ban After 26th Horse Death At Santa Anita Park

The 26 deaths of thoroughbred horses during training or racing so far this season are on track to equal the 37 such deaths at Santa Anita last year.

You Can Visit The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Right Here In SoCal

You Can Visit The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Right Here In SoCal

There's a half-size replica touring the West Coast, and you can catch it this Memorial Day weekend in Simi Valley.

These Are The People You Want To Know When You're Hiking 2,653 Miles

These Are The People You Want To Know When You're Hiking 2,653 Miles

I'd read about Trail Angels in Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir "Wild," and saw the ones depicted in the 2014 movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, but had never visited them.

Essay: A Love Letter To Broguiere's Dairy Before It Closes For Good

Essay: A Love Letter To Broguiere's Dairy Before It Closes For Good

An Eastside native shares some warm memories about a very cold friend.

There's A New Attempt To Get Rent Control On The Ballot In Pasadena

There's A New Attempt To Get Rent Control On The Ballot In Pasadena

Tenant rights groups hope Pasadena voters will make the city the next to expand rent control.

Dear LAist: What's Up With The Pedestrian Bridge Connecting Cypress Park And Frogtown?

Dear LAist: What's Up With The Pedestrian Bridge Connecting Cypress Park And Frogtown?

The bridge leads to Taylor Yard, a 42-acre parcel of land that has been dubbed by some city officials as the "crown jewel" of the L.A. River revitalization project.

A Beginner's Guide to Biking in LA

A Beginner's Guide to Biking in LA
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This is a perfect time of year to try biking because May is National Bike Month.

The Corpse Flower Known As Phil Finally Bloomed In Long Beach

The Corpse Flower Known As Phil Finally Bloomed In Long Beach

They call him Phil, and you can smell him now at Cal State Long Beach (if you act fast).

Shocking LA Ad Campaign Offers Fake Insurance For Gun Violence. 14 Teens Are Behind It

Shocking LA Ad Campaign Offers Fake Insurance For Gun Violence. 14 Teens Are Behind It

The campaign, called "Louder Than Guns," grew out of frustration over what the high school students see as normalization of gun violence across the U.S.

Homeless In San Clemente? The City Has A Campsite For You

Homeless In San Clemente? The City Has A Campsite For You

City officials hope that by designating a lot where people can sleep, they'll be able to clear out illegal encampments.

LAUSD Superintendent's Big Plan To Improve Schools Pins Its Hope On Principals

LAUSD Superintendent's Big Plan To Improve Schools Pins Its Hope On Principals

Beutner's plan is almost as notable for what it does not include.

West Hollywood Is Protesting Georgia's 6-Week Abortion Ban

West Hollywood Is Protesting Georgia's 6-Week Abortion Ban

City officials won't travel to Georgia, and the city council will look to cut ties with Georgia-based businesses.

Why The Feds Are Dropping Migrant Families At Bus Stations In The Inland Empire

Why The Feds Are Dropping Migrant Families At Bus Stations In The Inland Empire

Officials say more families seeking asylum have strained capacity, and that some are being transferred to California from points east. Bus station drop-offs have become common elsewhere, but advocates say it's the first time they've seen it so close to L.A.

For Porter Ranch Firefighters And Thousands Of Others, The Aliso Gas Leak Is Not Over

For Porter Ranch Firefighters And Thousands Of Others, The Aliso Gas Leak Is Not Over

"We had a lot of people coming to the station asking us what the health risks were and we couldn't figure that out and we couldn't get any information," says retired LAFD Engineer Dan Mehterian.

An Arrest, A Strip Search, Then 5 Tasings. Jury Clears LAPD In Death Of Man Who Choked On Heroin

An Arrest, A Strip Search, Then 5 Tasings. Jury Clears LAPD In Death Of Man Who Choked On Heroin

Alex Aguilar,a 42-year old father, was picked up for violating a gang injunction. Jurors never heard that the police chief and an oversight panel found that the officers use of the Taser was out of policy.

You Asked Us How To Not Have Babies. We Have Some Answers

You Asked Us How To Not Have Babies. We Have Some Answers

Everything you need to know about staying baby-free.

Don't Blame Voter Apathy For Low Turnout In School Board Elections. Here's Who's Really At Fault

Don't Blame Voter Apathy For Low Turnout In School Board Elections. Here's Who's Really At Fault

"Despite millions spent" on last week's LAUSD election, turnout was terrible.

How We Vote In LA Is About To Change. Here's How To Make Your Opinion Known

How We Vote In LA Is About To Change. Here's How To Make Your Opinion Known

Your neighborhood polling place might close. Here's how L.A. County voters can prepare for upcoming changes that will start during the March 2020 presidential primary election.

We Now Know Why The Worst Gas Leak In US History Happened

We Now Know Why The Worst Gas Leak In US History Happened

The leak lasted for several months and forced some 8,000 households to evacuate for weeks or months.

The VA Is Making It Rain Baby Showers

The VA Is Making It Rain Baby Showers

Women are a fast-growing segment of veterans, but the Department of Veterans Affairs has historically done a poor job of serving female patients and making sure they feel welcome at VA facilities. Can this new strategy work?

LA Is Getting Two Homeless Shelters Made From Shipping Containers

LA Is Getting Two Homeless Shelters Made From Shipping Containers

Although city officials have marketed these and other bridge housing projects to residents with the understanding that they'll operate for no more than three years, a district official noted that it is possible the Lafayette Park shelter could remain in place longer.

 Homeless College Students Are Sleeping In Their Cars. What Should Schools Do About It?

Homeless College Students Are Sleeping In Their Cars. What Should Schools Do About It?

Opponents of legislation to open community college parking lots to homeless students say bigger solutions are needed.

New Guy Gets Blame for Delayed Cleanup of Highly Contagious Bacteria at LAPD Station

New Guy Gets Blame for Delayed Cleanup of Highly Contagious Bacteria at LAPD Station

Turns out citizens aren't the only ones who have trouble getting through to the right city officials.

An LAPD Jail Is Infested With Bed Bugs

An LAPD Jail Is Infested With Bed Bugs

Exterminators are spraying the building.

$13M Settlement Reached After Worker Is Injured At A Tesla Factory

$13M Settlement Reached After Worker Is Injured At A Tesla Factory

The two sides came to a settlement late Friday. The injury occurred during a 2014 incident when the janitor was struck by a Tesla car at the Fremont plant, according to legal documents.

She's Back: Jackie Goldberg Reclaims Seat On LAUSD Board

She's Back: Jackie Goldberg Reclaims Seat On LAUSD Board

Goldberg's overwhelming victory is a stunning reversal of political fortunes for charter school advocates.

LA County Agrees To Pay $3.75M To Family Of 16-Year-Old Fatally Shot By Sheriff's Deputy

LA County Agrees To Pay $3.75M To Family Of 16-Year-Old Fatally Shot By Sheriff's Deputy

Anthony Weber was killed on Super Bowl Sunday in 2018. Authorities said he had a gun. His family disputes it.

LA Zoo's California Condors Are Becoming Foster Parents

LA Zoo's California Condors Are Becoming Foster Parents

They're taking chicks under their literal wings.

24 LA Lifeguards Went For A Swim And Got Bacterial Infections. They're Blaming The City

24 LA Lifeguards Went For A Swim And Got Bacterial Infections. They're Blaming The City

Lifeguards say they told parks department officials the water was dangerous, but they were ordered to jump in anyway. Then came the parasites.

Why Does LAPD Keep Buying Tasers That Don't Work Like They Should?

Why Does LAPD Keep Buying Tasers That Don't Work Like They Should?

Cops bought thousands of new Tasers that their data showed were less effective than old ones.

How LADWP Uses Two Lakes To Store Energy Like A Giant Battery

How LADWP Uses Two Lakes To Store Energy Like A Giant Battery

Using excess solar and wind energy to power massive hydroelectric plants could be a key way to help get L.A. to its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045.

Power To The People: Why Neighborhood Councils Matter

Power To The People: Why Neighborhood Councils Matter
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The Neighborhood Councils tackle small everyday vexations such as potholes. But they also work on bigger issues including power and water rates, or solutions to LA's most major crises.

From Prison To Campus: These California Colleges Want To Ease The Culture Shock For Ex-Offenders

From Prison To Campus: These California Colleges Want To Ease The Culture Shock For Ex-Offenders

Programs target formerly incarcerated students at a critical time: their first year.

Homelessness Is Getting Worse In Southern California. Here's Why

Homelessness Is Getting Worse In Southern California. Here's Why

The high cost of housing is the main reason people fall into homelessness, and keeping a roof over your head isn't getting any more affordable.

Asian American, Christian, Progressive And Lonely. Is There A Church For You?

Asian American, Christian, Progressive And Lonely. Is There A Church For You?

Some younger Asian Americans are leaving their parents' conservative churches. But progressive churches, which tend to be older and whiter, aren't always the right fit.

Anaheim Police Officer Fired For Involvement in Fatal Shooting

Anaheim Police Officer Fired For Involvement in Fatal Shooting

Two officers fired their weapons at the suspect's car a total of 76 times, according to the Orange County district attorney's report.

LA Wants To Charge Illegal Pot Shops For The Work It Takes To Shut Them Down

LA Wants To Charge Illegal Pot Shops For The Work It Takes To Shut Them Down

Those charges can include costs associated with LAPD enforcement, shutting off the retailers' utilities, and legal fees from the city attorney's involvement.

LA Uber Drivers Organized A Boycott, One Passenger At A Time

LA Uber Drivers Organized A Boycott, One Passenger At A Time

Uber's IPO this week could make a lot of people rich, just not the drivers.

Why LAUSD's Measure EE to Fund Schools Is On Shaky Legal Ground

Why LAUSD's Measure EE to Fund Schools Is On Shaky Legal Ground

A last-minute change to the ballot language could jeopardize the district's plans to create a new source of funding to pay for the settlement that ended the teachers strike.

2 LAPD Officers Infected With MRSA At West Valley Station

2 LAPD Officers Infected With MRSA At West Valley Station

An official familiar with the situation says an officer and a lieutenant were infected, and have received medical treatment.

Long Beach Has Alarmingly High Rates Of HIV And Other STDs

Long Beach Has Alarmingly High Rates Of HIV And Other STDs

The rate of new HIV infections in Long Beach is twice as high as in California. Here's what the city is planning to do about it.

As USC's Year Ends,  Biq Questions Remain About What Name The Football Stadium Will Have This Fall

As USC's Year Ends, Biq Questions Remain About What Name The Football Stadium Will Have This Fall

The answer is still unclear. USC says it's willing to listen to veterans and modify the name change to 'United Airlines Memorial Stadium.' That is, if United Airlines agrees. The airline has said it is prepared to pull out of the $69M naming deal.

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