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A Complete List Of Measles Exposure Sites in LA, That We Know Of So Far

A Complete List Of Measles Exposure Sites in LA, That We Know Of So Far

The outbreak in L.A. County continues to grow.

 'Culture Of Corruption' Alleged At CHP's East LA Station; Officers Fight Back

'Culture Of Corruption' Alleged At CHP's East LA Station; Officers Fight Back

CHP leaders say East L.A. officers got paid for work protecting Caltrans crews, even when they went home early. Some of those accused have hired former L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley's firm to defend their jobs and reputations.

SoCal Health Officials Release Dozens Of Public Places Latest Measles Patients Went While Contagious

SoCal Health Officials Release Dozens Of Public Places Latest Measles Patients Went While Contagious

A baby too young to be vaccinated and a Long Beach man who was vaccinated -- but still contracted the highly-contagious disease -- are the latest cases in Southern California. Another non-resident also traveled through L.A. while infected in recent days.

This South L.A. Charter School Closed a Month Early -- And Won't Reopen

This South L.A. Charter School Closed a Month Early -- And Won't Reopen

Summit Preparatory Charter School's early closure wasn't exactly sudden -- but it is rare.

When You See A Shark Off SoCal's Coast... Who Ya Gonna Call?

When You See A Shark Off SoCal's Coast... Who Ya Gonna Call?

Scientists need your help to track these big, goofy-looking fish.

Attorney General Launches Statewide Investigation Into Catholic Dioceses Handling of Sex Abuse Cases

Attorney General Launches Statewide Investigation Into Catholic Dioceses Handling of Sex Abuse Cases

The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest Catholic jurisdiction in the country, is among those that received letters this week.

Union Station Turns 80! Take A Look Back At The LA Icon In Photos

Union Station Turns 80! Take A Look Back At The LA Icon In Photos

Despite the station's controversial past, the Art Deco, mission-style marvel still stands as a monument to the city's grand ambitions.

LA County Sues Trucking Company It Alleges Leaked Lead And Arsenic Throughout California

LA County Sues Trucking Company It Alleges Leaked Lead And Arsenic Throughout California

The lawsuit claims contaminants like lead and arsenic leaked from battery casings transported by Wiley Sanders Truck Lines.

Police Discover An Elaborate Drug Lab In A Wealthy Burbank Gated Community

Police Discover An Elaborate Drug Lab In A Wealthy Burbank Gated Community

Officers believe it may be part of a larger operation.

It's Not Just You, LA's Freeways Have Gotten Slower Since 2015

It's Not Just You, LA's Freeways Have Gotten Slower Since 2015

New data says rush hour drive speeds are, on average, worse than they were five years ago.

On Remembrance Day, Holocaust Survivor In LA Says Anti-Semitism Today In US Is Frightening

On Remembrance Day, Holocaust Survivor In LA Says Anti-Semitism Today In US Is Frightening

This year's commemoration comes on the heels of two U.S. attacks on synagogues and an uptick in violence targeting religious communities around the world.

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

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

Expect some democracy in action. Also traffic delays.

SoCal Gas Could Be Required To Pay 47,000 Customers $100 Each After Billing Fiasco

SoCal Gas Could Be Required To Pay 47,000 Customers $100 Each After Billing Fiasco

An investigation found that SoCal Gas violated the rights of consumers by delaying bills for more than a month.

'Social Equity' Applicants Are Still Waiting For Their Cannabis Licenses

'Social Equity' Applicants Are Still Waiting For Their Cannabis Licenses

The city council voted Tuesday to begin taking applications for new pot shop licenses by early September. But many "social equity" applicants say they can't afford to keep waiting.

Mountain Lion P-47 Found Dead

Mountain Lion P-47 Found Dead

His remains were discovered on March 21

LA's First Two-Way Bike Lane Arrives Downtown

LA's First Two-Way Bike Lane Arrives Downtown

The lane runs downtown along Spring Street, between 3rd and 9th.

LA County Leaders Say 'Violent, Gang-Like' Deputy Cliques Are A Huge Liability -- And They Want Names

LA County Leaders Say 'Violent, Gang-Like' Deputy Cliques Are A Huge Liability -- And They Want Names

A motion from the Board of Supervisors calls out a "troubled history" of secret societies they say have brought a "toxic dynamic" to the sheriff's department and racked up millions in settlements.

Here's What You Need To Know About Measles, As The Outbreak Continues To Grow

Here's What You Need To Know About Measles, As The Outbreak Continues To Grow

Some students at Cal State LA and UCLA have been quarantined

LA Is Proposing Its Own Green New Deal -- And It Involves A Lot Of Zeros

LA Is Proposing Its Own Green New Deal -- And It Involves A Lot Of Zeros

The proposal calls for the creation of as many as 300,000 new jobs to build and support cleaner forms of energy.

California Wants to Fix Its Early Learning System. Here's How

California Wants to Fix Its Early Learning System. Here's How

Lawmakers are releasing a new blueprint for making early childhood education more accessible, affordable and financially viable.

Twilight Brigade Comforts Dying Veterans. Now They're Fighting Eviction From VA's West LA Campus

Twilight Brigade Comforts Dying Veterans. Now They're Fighting Eviction From VA's West LA Campus

The VA is working to comply with an Inspector General report issued in September. But the Twilight Brigade says it's providing important services to vets, and should be allowed to stay.

An (Instagram) Field Guide to LA's Trees

An (Instagram) Field Guide to LA's Trees

Los Angeles is home to one of the most diverse urban forests in the world.

Nearly 2,000 Visit The California Desert To Remember A Dark Chapter In American History

Nearly 2,000 Visit The California Desert To Remember A Dark Chapter In American History

Many see parallels between the xenophobia that met Japanese Americans during World War II and the way immigrants and refugees are treated today.

A Fallen Vietnam Vet From Montebello Finally Returns Home -- After 52 Years

A Fallen Vietnam Vet From Montebello Finally Returns Home -- After 52 Years

Raul Antonio Guerra's friends fought for decades to bring his remains home. They had to wait for forensic testing to advance before it could happen.

LA Foster Kids Will Get Free Smartphones Starting in June

LA Foster Kids Will Get Free Smartphones Starting in June

About 33 thousand foster youth are eligible for the new pilot program.

People Just Won't Stop Vandalizing Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

People Just Won't Stop Vandalizing Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

It's not the first time Trump's star has been defaced, and it probably won't be the last.

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

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.

Yes, Marsquakes Exist. But How Do They Compare To SoCal's Earthquakes?

Yes, Marsquakes Exist. But How Do They Compare To SoCal's Earthquakes?

It took nearly two months before the InSight team registered a marsquake. Compare that to Southern California, which experiences an earthquake roughly every three minutes.

Come And Get Your Free Measles Vaccine, Angelenos

Come And Get Your Free Measles Vaccine, Angelenos

The U.S. is on track for the worst measles outbreak this century -- and some of those cases are in L.A. County.

25 Years After His Tragic Death, Oscar Gomez Gets His College Degree

25 Years After His Tragic Death, Oscar Gomez Gets His College Degree

The Chicano activist influenced many fellow students before his life was cut short at age 21.

Thousands March In LA For Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Thousands March In LA For Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Genocide remembrance marches have become major annual events in Los Angeles, which is home to largest Armenian community anywhere outside of Armenia.

 How People In LA Are Helping Elect A Prime Minister In India

How People In LA Are Helping Elect A Prime Minister In India

Popular but polarizing Narendra Modi is up for reelection -- and thousands of Southern Californians want to make sure he wins.

Your Field Guide To The LAUSD Election Happening On Tuesday

Your Field Guide To The LAUSD Election Happening On Tuesday

Big money, charters-versus-unions, and race-driven redistricting -- welcome to another LAUSD grudge match.

 LA Sheriff Watchdog: The First Amendment Shouldn't Shield Deputy Cliques, Tattoos From Scrutiny

LA Sheriff Watchdog: The First Amendment Shouldn't Shield Deputy Cliques, Tattoos From Scrutiny

For years, the department has done almost nothing to rein in deputy gangs, largely because L.A. County's lawyers have argued that deputy cliques and tattoos are protected by the First Amendment.

More Seniors In LA Are Working Into Old Age. But Not For The Reasons You Might Think

More Seniors In LA Are Working Into Old Age. But Not For The Reasons You Might Think

The seniors who most need to keep working often have the hardest time finding a job.

LAUSD Is Asking Voters For More Funding. Outside Experts Say They Could Be Saving Millions

LAUSD Is Asking Voters For More Funding. Outside Experts Say They Could Be Saving Millions

By 2022, a consulting team found the school district could be saving at least $236 million a year.

LA County Health Officials Are Investigating A Measles Outbreak

LA County Health Officials Are Investigating A Measles Outbreak

The department today confirmed five known cases of the disease.

Meet The LAUSD Teen Fighting To Lower The Voting Age To 16 In School Board Elections

Meet The LAUSD Teen Fighting To Lower The Voting Age To 16 In School Board Elections

The L.A. Unified School Board will explore opening its elections up to 16- and 17-year-olds.

LA's Plastic Straw Ban Goes Into Effect Today

LA's Plastic Straw Ban Goes Into Effect Today

Don't be surprised if your beverages look a little different.

LA Metro Is Offering Free Rides On Earth Day

LA Metro Is Offering Free Rides On Earth Day

Metrolink is also offering free rides on its trains Monday.

Yes, You Can Have A Vaginal Birth After A C-Section

Yes, You Can Have A Vaginal Birth After A C-Section

You might have heard an old saying, "Once a cesarean, always a cesarean." But that's not always true.

Nipsey Hussle's Murder Rattles LA's Tight-Knit Eritrean Community

Nipsey Hussle's Murder Rattles LA's Tight-Knit Eritrean Community

Being part of L.A.'s small Eritrean community is "like having a second family," said one teenager.

All That Rain Is Growing New Fuel For Future Wildfires

All That Rain Is Growing New Fuel For Future Wildfires

The not-so-silver lining of all that rain: We may be primed to burn.

Third Person With Measles Passes Through LAX This Year

Third Person With Measles Passes Through LAX This Year

Any travelers or visitors who were in the area are at risk for developing the disease for up to 21 days.

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

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.

This Cal State Created A Game To Keep Students In School (And It Pays Top Players $1,000)

This Cal State Created A Game To Keep Students In School (And It Pays Top Players $1,000)

Players earn points, badges and actual cash for learning about how to adapt to college's academic, financial, and social challenges.

What You Need To Know About LA's New $10.6 Billion Spending Plan

What You Need To Know About LA's New $10.6 Billion Spending Plan

One thing that jumps out: The budget requests a 40% jump in overtime funds for the LAPD. But officials said the increase addresses chronic underfunding of actual costs.

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We Fact Check Garcetti's Speech On The State Of LA: Schools, Homelessness, Climate Change And More

We Fact Check Garcetti's Speech On The State Of LA: Schools, Homelessness, Climate Change And More

Garcetti outlined a broad vision for the city of Los Angeles -- he's increasing attempts to curb homelessness and announced plans for a handful of new initiatives including adding more early childhood educators.

Those Wildflowers You 'Grammed From The Santa Monica Mountains Are Actually Dangerous Weeds

Those Wildflowers You 'Grammed From The Santa Monica Mountains Are Actually Dangerous Weeds

They're uninvited guests. They're an invasive species. They don't even go here.

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.

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