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Here's What Happened The Last Time LAUSD Teachers Went On Strike

Here's What Happened The Last Time LAUSD Teachers Went On Strike

They say this time, there's a lot more at stake.

LA Teachers Set To Strike Monday After Union Rejects New LAUSD Offer. No Weekend Talks Planned

LA Teachers Set To Strike Monday After Union Rejects New LAUSD Offer. No Weekend Talks Planned

LAUSD proposed spending $130 million on targeted class size reductions in certain schools and grade levels, an increase from the $105 million it had previously offered.

LA County Cities Could Have Funds Withheld Under Newsom's New Housing Plan

LA County Cities Could Have Funds Withheld Under Newsom's New Housing Plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom's has proposed to withhold gas tax-funded transportation funds from localities that don't meet their housing goals. The reaction?

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

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

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

Here's How Local Air Traffic Control Is Handling Working Without Pay During The Shutdown

Here's How Local Air Traffic Control Is Handling Working Without Pay During The Shutdown

Anxiety and frustration about working without pay is starting to build. Some are even looking to side gigs to pay the bills.

The West LA VA Is Trying To Evict A Jewish Veterans Group

The West LA VA Is Trying To Evict A Jewish Veterans Group

Jewish War Veterans Post 118 says there are major inconsistencies with who is getting kicked off the Veterans Affairs campus.

Newsom Wants To Make Big Moves On Housing, Education And Health Care -- Without Spending Too Much

Newsom Wants To Make Big Moves On Housing, Education And Health Care -- Without Spending Too Much

Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget marks a 4 percent increase in general plan spending, but also projected a $21.4 billion surplus.

It's Official. LAUSD Teachers Are Allowed To Strike On Monday

It's Official. LAUSD Teachers Are Allowed To Strike On Monday

A teachers strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District can go forward on Monday, Jan. 14, a judge ruled Thursday.

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

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.

Pre-Strike Chaos: County Sounds Alarm About LAUSD's Budget And Strike Date Is Now Moving Target

Pre-Strike Chaos: County Sounds Alarm About LAUSD's Budget And Strike Date Is Now Moving Target

Short version? Negotiations didn't result in a new contract. The teachers union moved its date to stop working (and LAUSD is trying to delay it more). Oh, and L.A. County is sending in a fiscal monitor.

How Sheriff Villanueva's Election May Have Doomed LA's New Women's Jail

How Sheriff Villanueva's Election May Have Doomed LA's New Women's Jail

Sheriff Alex Villanueva's election "changed the landscape," and his opposition to the new jail gave county supervisors "political space" to back away from it, said one anti-jail activist.

Gov. Newsom's Goal Is Single-Payer Health Care -- But Don't Hold Your Breath

Gov. Newsom's Goal Is Single-Payer Health Care -- But Don't Hold Your Breath

He wants to expand Medi-Cal and premium subsidies. He's also asking Trump to clear the way for California to move to a single-payer health care system. That seems extremely unlikely.

LA Teachers Union Has Pushed Possible Strike Date To Monday

LA Teachers Union Has Pushed Possible Strike Date To Monday

Less than a day before its original strike date, LAUSD's teachers union pushed its work-stoppage date to Jan. 14.

Fact Check: 6 Claims President Trump Made About The Border Wall In His Speech

Fact Check: 6 Claims President Trump Made About The Border Wall In His Speech

President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for his controversial border wall. We check some of the arguments he made.

Guía Para Los Padres Del LAUSD En El Evento De Una Huelga De Maestros

Guía Para Los Padres Del LAUSD En El Evento De Una Huelga De Maestros

Ha habido un constante flujo de noticias mientras que las negociaciones entre el segundo distrito escolar más grande de la nación y el sindicato que representa a sus maestros se han intensificado, pero ahora es una realidad: 30,000 maestros pudieran ir a huelga.

LA County Opens Another Parking Lot For Homeless People To Sleep Safely In Their Cars

LA County Opens Another Parking Lot For Homeless People To Sleep Safely In Their Cars

And it comes with a restroom, a security guard and social services.

For Earthquakes, Forget The 'Go-Bag.' Here's How To Prepare

For Earthquakes, Forget The 'Go-Bag.' Here's How To Prepare

You'll need more than a bag. Start by printing out this document and placing water all over your house.

This LA Cold Snap Was Such A Drag (On Our Precarious Gas Supply)

This LA Cold Snap Was Such A Drag (On Our Precarious Gas Supply)

During the New Year's cold snap, power plants reduced operations, SoCal Gas customers were asked to lower their thermostats and people who are enrolled in a special conservation program had their thermostats lowered automatically.

The Backlog At LA's Immigration Court Was Already Bad. The Shutdown Made It Worse

The Backlog At LA's Immigration Court Was Already Bad. The Shutdown Made It Worse

There were over 74,000 cases waiting to be heard at L.A.'s immigration court as of December. That number will only grow as the government shutdown continues.

LA Teachers Are On Strike: A Guide For LAUSD Parents

LA Teachers Are On Strike: A Guide For LAUSD Parents

The strike is here and 30,000 LAUSD teachers are not in their classrooms. We have information for parents making difficult decisions about whether or not to still send their children to school.

How To Not Get Life-Threatening Diarrhea After A Major Earthquake

How To Not Get Life-Threatening Diarrhea After A Major Earthquake

L.A. could be under a "boil water warning" for more than a year after a major earthquake. What if there's no way to boil your water? Bleach. Read our guide.

Latest LAUSD Offer Won't Prevent A Teachers Strike -- But Talks Will Continue

Latest LAUSD Offer Won't Prevent A Teachers Strike -- But Talks Will Continue

UTLA also made its first concessions in months. Talks will continue Wednesday.

The Big One Is Coming To Southern California. This Is Your Survival Guide

The Big One Is Coming To Southern California. This Is Your Survival Guide

A major earthquake is going to hit along the southern San Andreas fault. We don't know when, but we know what happens next. Here's what we've learned to help you survive.

You Asked, We Answered: What Menstrual Product Should I Use?

You Asked, We Answered: What Menstrual Product Should I Use?

Call them feminine hygiene products, collection methods or period protection, here are your options for menstrual management.

Disneyland Prices Just Went Up Again

Disneyland Prices Just Went Up Again

The Disneyland resort's overcrowding issues are only going to jump to lightspeed once the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction debuts later this year.

Suspect Charged With Murder Of Man Who Was Camping With His Daughters In Malibu

Suspect Charged With Murder Of Man Who Was Camping With His Daughters In Malibu

Anthony Rauda is also charged with ten counts of attempted murder in connection to shootings that date back to 2016.

LAUSD Teachers Strike May Be Delayed By A Few Days

LAUSD Teachers Strike May Be Delayed By A Few Days

The union will ask a judge whether it could strike on Jan. 10, as planned, or must wait until Jan. 14.

3 Men Killed In Shooting At Torrance Bowling Alley

3 Men Killed In Shooting At Torrance Bowling Alley

Police tape blocks the scene of a shooting at a bowling alley in Torrance, Calif. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Photo courtesy of NBC4) Three men were killed and four more injured late Friday night in a shooting at...

Two-Week Partial Shutdown Of Metro Green Line Starts Friday

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.

LA Is Suing The Weather Channel App For Selling Users' Location Data

LA Is Suing The Weather Channel App For Selling Users' Location Data

The suit alleges that data was mined without users' knowledge.

LA County Is Studying The Woolsey Fire To Prepare For The Next Big Emergency

LA County Is Studying The Woolsey Fire To Prepare For The Next Big Emergency

Is it time to bring back the air raid siren for evacuation zones? Los Angeles County plans to explore its options.

Why One Small SoCal College Is At The Center Of The Israel Boycott Debate

Why One Small SoCal College Is At The Center Of The Israel Boycott Debate

Faculty at Pitzer College in Claremont want to suspend an Israel study abroad program, citing a concern over Palestinian rights.

LAUSD Tries To Block Special Education Teachers From Striking

LAUSD Tries To Block Special Education Teachers From Striking

The district is asking a federal court to block some, but not all, teachers union members from striking.

LA Now Has An Earthquake Alert App To Warn Us Before The Big One Hits

LA Now Has An Earthquake Alert App To Warn Us Before The Big One Hits

The app buys you anywhere from a few seconds to tens of seconds before heavy shaking starts.

Volunteers Are Cleaning Joshua Tree Since The Government Can't

Volunteers Are Cleaning Joshua Tree Since The Government Can't

There's over 150 pit toilets in the park. Someone has to clean them while the government is shut down.

California Pet Stores Can Only Sell Rescued Animals Now

California Pet Stores Can Only Sell Rescued Animals Now

Even some pet store owners say it's about time.

California Has Money For Ex-Convicts To Go To School. Here's How LA Community Colleges Want To Spend It

California Has Money For Ex-Convicts To Go To School. Here's How LA Community Colleges Want To Spend It

Everything from assistance in getting housing, to advice on academics, to psychological help.

Grab Your Parka, It's 65 Degrees

Grab Your Parka, It's 65 Degrees

Temps are dipping below 70 degrees, y'all.

The Massive Election Change In California You've Likely Never Heard Of

The Massive Election Change In California You've Likely Never Heard Of

In November 2018, 57 California cities changed how they elected city councils. The results were often unexpected.

My Family Is Going Plastic-Free In January. At Least, We're Going To Try

My Family Is Going Plastic-Free In January. At Least, We're Going To Try

I have no time to make my own crackers, nor space to grow vegetables, nor money to burn at the farmer's market. Can my family really go plastic-free? We're going to try.

The New 2019 Laws Are Here! See What's Legal/Illegal As Of January 1

The New 2019 Laws Are Here! See What's Legal/Illegal As Of January 1

Street vending and home kitchens decriminalized. Gun sales restricted. And be ready to ask for a straw.

Skip The Crowds -- We're Live-Tweeting The Rose Parade Right Here

Skip The Crowds -- We're Live-Tweeting The Rose Parade Right Here

It's KPCC reporter Jill Replogle's first time at the Rose Parade. Follow along as she live-tweets it here.

2019: The Year We Report On News That Isn't Wholly Depressing (We Hope)

2019: The Year We Report On News That Isn't Wholly Depressing (We Hope)

2018 was truly horrible: the state's deadliest and most destructive fires, a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, the death of our favorite food critic Jonathan Gold, another sex abuse scandal (this time at USC) and a World Series loss we can't wait to forget.

Inglewood Settles Suit Over Controversial Police Shootings For $8.6M

Inglewood Settles Suit Over Controversial Police Shootings For $8.6M

Five officers had been fired for killing Kisha Michael and Marquintan Sandlin after finding them unconscious in their car. The settlement ends a wrongful death suit brought by Michael and Sandlin's families.

How California Is Doing A Year Into The Legal Weed Biz

How California Is Doing A Year Into The Legal Weed Biz

We spoke with three players in California's cannabis industry to get their take a year into legalization.

Here's How These Folks Built A Rose Parade Float The Old School Way

Here's How These Folks Built A Rose Parade Float The Old School Way

There's nothing corporate about this float.

LA Teachers Are Furious After LAUSD Reportedly Hires 400 Substitute Teachers To Work During Strike

LA Teachers Are Furious After LAUSD Reportedly Hires 400 Substitute Teachers To Work During Strike

United Teachers Los Angeles calls the decision "irresponsible" and possibly illegal.

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

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.

How LA's Sheriff Plans To Deploy Body Cameras For A Lot Less Money

How LA's Sheriff Plans To Deploy Body Cameras For A Lot Less Money

We're starting to get some of the details of Sheriff Alex Villanueva's plan to deploy body cameras on thousands of deputies -- and how he aims to cut program costs compared to his predecessor.

This Empty, Historic DTLA Building Will Soon Get New Life As Retail And Office Space (Plus A Rooftop Bar)

This Empty, Historic DTLA Building Will Soon Get New Life As Retail And Office Space (Plus A Rooftop Bar)

The former home of Desmond's department store will be transformed into retail and office space, plus a restaurant and rooftop bar.

The Raw Realness Of Breastfeeding: Tell Us About It For An Upcoming Story

The Raw Realness Of Breastfeeding: Tell Us About It For An Upcoming Story

Did you want to? Were you able to? Was it easy? Was it nightmarish? Where did you seek advice? We want to know everything.

Calm Down, California Real ID Holders: Your Cards Are Fine

Calm Down, California Real ID Holders: Your Cards Are Fine

Rumors that the cards are invalid are just that -- rumors.

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

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.

How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree In LA (City Or County)

How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree In LA (City Or County)

Whether you're a procrastinator or like to get things done with a quickness, we've got you covered.

A Hollywood Rabbi Who's Served Christmas Meals To The Homeless Is Retiring After 30 Years

A Hollywood Rabbi Who's Served Christmas Meals To The Homeless Is Retiring After 30 Years

"[W]e wanted to do this for our Christian friends on a day that's holy for them, when they are in church or with families."

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

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.

The Lakers Are Playing Blisteringly Fast Basketball And We Have The Charts To Prove It

The Lakers Are Playing Blisteringly Fast Basketball And We Have The Charts To Prove It

Your eyes are not deceiving you: the Los Angeles Lakers are playing basketball at a blisteringly fast pace.

Volunteers Rally To Put Together 200 Bikes For Woolsey Fire Victims At Christmas

Volunteers Rally To Put Together 200 Bikes For Woolsey Fire Victims At Christmas

The bikes were all donated, but the bike shop owner had to scramble to find enough people to build and give them all away.

Hollywood's Target Husk Tells Us How It Feels About Becoming A Real Store

Hollywood's Target Husk Tells Us How It Feels About Becoming A Real Store

"I've seen things you humans wouldn't believe. Sunsets on fire on the shoulder of the Griffith Observatory. I've watched transplant's eyes glitter with the promise of Hollywood. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in the rain. Time to buy!"

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

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.

9 Big Stories That Mattered In Southern California In 2018

9 Big Stories That Mattered In Southern California In 2018

2018 was a crazy few years, but it had its moments.

A Gift For Parents From LA's Baby Experts: 'You're Enough'

A Gift For Parents From LA's Baby Experts: 'You're Enough'

Here's some practical parenting advice and encouragement -- because it's not just children who need soothing and validation.

4 New Sexual Harassment Laws Take Effect On Jan. 1. Here's What They Say

4 New Sexual Harassment Laws Take Effect On Jan. 1. Here's What They Say

It just got a lot easier to sue for sexual harassment at work.

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

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.

'Dear NIMBYs' -- An Open Letter From A Homeless Woman In LA

'Dear NIMBYs' -- An Open Letter From A Homeless Woman In LA

Keanakay Scott cried when she read a man's suggestion that homeless people like her and her 6-year-old daughter be put on a "reservation." Then she decided to speak up.

This Man Built A Massive Christmas Village Inside A Regular Sized Garage

This Man Built A Massive Christmas Village Inside A Regular Sized Garage

Dominico Masdea got the idea for the winter wonderland from his church in southern Italy.

Lost Your Home In The Woolsey Fire? Beware Of Rent Gouging

Lost Your Home In The Woolsey Fire? Beware Of Rent Gouging

Some landlords are hiking rents as Woolsey fire victims seek interim rental housing.

Anaheim Is Opening A 200-Bed Homeless Shelter In Time For The Holidays, But Will People Go?

Anaheim Is Opening A 200-Bed Homeless Shelter In Time For The Holidays, But Will People Go?

Some local homeless people say they'd rather stay on the street.

LAUSD Teachers Have Set A Date To Go On Strike

LAUSD Teachers Have Set A Date To Go On Strike

Teachers union leaders announced they will call a strike on Jan. 10 if they haven't reached a contract agreement with LAUSD by then.

LA Bishop Resigns After Accusations Of Misconduct With A Minor

LA Bishop Resigns After Accusations Of Misconduct With A Minor

The alleged actions took place in the 1990s, and the church has known about them since 2005.

Asylum Seekers Can Wait Out the Process in LA-- If Sky-High Rents Don't Push Them Out

Asylum Seekers Can Wait Out the Process in LA-- If Sky-High Rents Don't Push Them Out

California's high cost of living can drive migrants away from the very areas providing the most help.

Elon Musk Gave Us A Test Ride Of His Futuristic Travel Tunnel In Hawthorne

Elon Musk Gave Us A Test Ride Of His Futuristic Travel Tunnel In Hawthorne

Musk has alleged that people riding his transportation system will travel at over 100 miles per hour

Negotiator to Teachers: Take the Raise LAUSD Is Offering

Negotiator to Teachers: Take the Raise LAUSD Is Offering

Surprise! It's less than what the teacher's wanted -- barely.

LA Leads The Nation In Chronic Homelessness

LA Leads The Nation In Chronic Homelessness

In Los Angeles County alone, unsheltered people make up 75 percent of the total homeless population, according to a new federal report.

LA's Trees Need A Little More TLC ($50 Million Would Do The Trick)

LA's Trees Need A Little More TLC ($50 Million Would Do The Trick)

Cities like New York and San Francisco allocate more than $70 per tree per year, while Los Angeles is shelling out less than $30.

Lockheed Martin Polluted LA's Water For Years. Now It's Stepping Up Its Cleanup Efforts

Lockheed Martin Polluted LA's Water For Years. Now It's Stepping Up Its Cleanup Efforts

Mayor Eric Garcetti called the agreement historic, but that might be a stretch.

9 Ways To Give Back During The Holidays That Don't Feel Played Out

9 Ways To Give Back During The Holidays That Don't Feel Played Out

Here's how to help your fellow Angelenos this year.

Sheriff's Department Reverts To Less Stringent 2012 Deputy Disciplinary Rules, At Least For Now

Sheriff's Department Reverts To Less Stringent 2012 Deputy Disciplinary Rules, At Least For Now

Remember the L.A. County Sheriff's Department jail violence scandal? Some of these guidelines were instituted in response to a blue ribbon panel's recommendations on how to prevent another one.

New Rules Could Help You Avoid Utility Shutoffs When You're Behind On Your Bills

New Rules Could Help You Avoid Utility Shutoffs When You're Behind On Your Bills

The new rules affect only large investor-owned utilities like Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company, not city-owned providers.

Shrine To Vietnamese Lady of La Vang Is Coming To Orange County

Shrine To Vietnamese Lady of La Vang Is Coming To Orange County

It marks a milestone for the largest Vietnamese community outside of the homeland, including 100,000 Vietnamese Catholics.

Why It Just Got A Lot Harder To Get a Proposition On California's Ballot

Why It Just Got A Lot Harder To Get a Proposition On California's Ballot

The jump in signatures required to qualify a proposition for California's ballot is the highest percentage increase since 1914 when women first voted in California.

Students Are Outraged Over A Racist Test Question At Cal State Long Beach

Students Are Outraged Over A Racist Test Question At Cal State Long Beach

The test asked students to pick the racial group that is least likely to do graffiti.

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

Want To Avoid Getting Hit By Cars 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

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.

Fire Victims Can Get Help Clearing Debris From Their Properties If They Act Now

Fire Victims Can Get Help Clearing Debris From Their Properties If They Act Now

There's no cost out-of-pocket, but you have to sign up for it first.

What People Really Think Of Gavin Newsom's Plans

What People Really Think Of Gavin Newsom's Plans

Californians want the new governor to work on universal health care and free community college as high priorities, a new survey shows.

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

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).

DTLA Is In Its Feelings About The Trouble With Its City Councilman

DTLA Is In Its Feelings About The Trouble With Its City Councilman

A "champion" is how some DTLA residents view José Huizar. Others say what he done downtown "is more a list of trespasses than accomplishments."

Will The Key Endorsements For LAUSD's Open 'Latino Seat' Go To White Candidates?

Will The Key Endorsements For LAUSD's Open 'Latino Seat' Go To White Candidates?

To some, the prospect that Latinos might be shut out of the three largest endorsements ought to put L.A.'s progressive credentials in question.

How to Find a Primary Care Provider in LA

How to Find a Primary Care Provider in LA
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One Person Actually Can Help The Homeless. Here's What You Can Do

One Person Actually Can Help The Homeless. Here's What You Can Do

Here are some tangible, actionable ways to make a difference.

20,000 Houses Will Be Built Outside LA. Dangerous Urban Sprawl Or Answer To The Housing Crisis?

20,000 Houses Will Be Built Outside LA. Dangerous Urban Sprawl Or Answer To The Housing Crisis?

A massive community in pristine grasslands brings great views, but also high fire risk, more traffic and increased pollution.

Airbnbs In LA Must Now Get The City's Approval

Airbnbs In LA Must Now Get The City's Approval

Under the new rules, hosts will have to register with the city, pay a fee and only rent out their primary residences.

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