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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.

LA County Sheriff's Deputy Is First In Nearly 20 Years To Be Charged For On-Duty Shooting

LA County Sheriff's Deputy Is First In Nearly 20 Years To Be Charged For On-Duty Shooting

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been charged with voluntary manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed motorist at a gas station in Norwalk, county prosecutors said.

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

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

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

USC Students Say Sexual Abuse Hotline Was A Disappointment

USC Students Say Sexual Abuse Hotline Was A Disappointment

USC created a telephone hotline for women to report abuse by the campus gynecologist, but some women say it failed to address their needs at a vulnerable time and left them feeling betrayed.

'You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself': Mayor Garcetti Forced To Stop Speech After Protesters Shout Him Down

'You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself': Mayor Garcetti Forced To Stop Speech After Protesters Shout Him Down

The protesters sang songs and stood up to speak about issues ranging from gentrification to the Skid Row neighborhood council.

The New Steps For Keeping LA's Mentally Ill Jail Inmates Off The Street When They're Released

The New Steps For Keeping LA's Mentally Ill Jail Inmates Off The Street When They're Released

L.A. county has agreed to develop a release plan for inmates as soon as they enter jail, arrange for treatment and meds upon release, and connect them to a variety of services.

LA Archdiocese Adds 54 Names To List Of Priests It Says Sexually Abused Children

LA Archdiocese Adds 54 Names To List Of Priests It Says Sexually Abused Children

As pressure grows for more disclosure, the archdiocese updates its list of abusive priests for the first time in 10 years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 Ways Democrats Pulled Down The Orange Curtain

5 Ways Democrats Pulled Down The Orange Curtain

Even California's Republican national committeeman was awed by Democrats' army of campaigners.

Your Homeless Neighbors Have Probably Lived In LA Longer Than You

Your Homeless Neighbors Have Probably Lived In LA Longer Than You

Homelessness affects virtually all demographic groups.

House Of Spirits Liquor Store In Echo Park Was On Fire In Today's Rainstorm

House Of Spirits Liquor Store In Echo Park Was On Fire In Today's Rainstorm

LAFD first reported the fire just before 9:00 a.m.

A Field Guide To The March 2019 Primary Election For LAUSD School Board

A Field Guide To The March 2019 Primary Election For LAUSD School Board

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

What Our Next Governor Has In Mind For California's Youngest Residents

What Our Next Governor Has In Mind For California's Youngest Residents

"No one should be surprised," by Newsom's early childhood plan, he said. "When I get in there, that first budget will reflect this priority."

LA County Is Ripping Trees Out Of A Popular Hiking Area To Reduce The Flood Threat To Homes And The 110

LA County Is Ripping Trees Out Of A Popular Hiking Area To Reduce The Flood Threat To Homes And The 110

The Devil's Gate Dam reservoir is choking on sediment, and heavy rains could cause the dam to malfunction and overflow, putting homes and a freeway at risk of flooding.

Traditional Therapy Is Not How These Thomas Fire Survivors Are Dealing With Trauma

Traditional Therapy Is Not How These Thomas Fire Survivors Are Dealing With Trauma

Wildfire victims can face psychological harm -- like PTSD and depression -- even if they didn't lose their home.

California's Still A Long Way From Tuition-Free Community College

California's Still A Long Way From Tuition-Free Community College

A second year of free community college tuition in California? It's in the works. But a lot of students will be left out.

In America's 'Worst Bike City,' Laws To Protect Cyclists Are Rarely Enforced

In America's 'Worst Bike City,' Laws To Protect Cyclists Are Rarely Enforced

Cycling in SoCal is hazardous. The state's so-called Three Foot Law was supposed to make bicyclists safer from at one danger: passing cars. So why are some big Southern California police agencies almost never issuing tickets?

LA Has About 40 Immigration Judges. Pending Cases: 74,000 And Growing

LA Has About 40 Immigration Judges. Pending Cases: 74,000 And Growing

The case backlog has jumped by nearly 50 percent in the past two years both locally and nationally.

Houses Built To Resist Wildfires Are Burning In Wildfires -- And Being Rebuilt In The Same Way

Houses Built To Resist Wildfires Are Burning In Wildfires -- And Being Rebuilt In The Same Way

California's wildfire building codes weren't designed for the modern megafire era.

Next Time You're Eating Pizza Or Rocking Out, You Could Be Helping LA Fire Victims

Next Time You're Eating Pizza Or Rocking Out, You Could Be Helping LA Fire Victims

Local businesses and nonprofits are still accepting donations and putting on events to help their neighbors after the Woolsey Fire.

Alex Villanueva Is The New Sheriff Of LA County. Here's Why He's Known As A Maverick

Alex Villanueva Is The New Sheriff Of LA County. Here's Why He's Known As A Maverick

As a deputy he pushed for a smoking ban in the jails, started a separate union, sued the department claiming racial discrimination and got a doctorate in public administration.

Time's Running Out To Prevent An LAUSD Teachers Strike

Time's Running Out To Prevent An LAUSD Teachers Strike

Deadlines and winter break loom large as LAUSD and the union try to avoid a strike.

How Much Rain Did LA Get This Week? Enough To Put Us On Track For A Normal Year

How Much Rain Did LA Get This Week? Enough To Put Us On Track For A Normal Year

Storms caused chaos on the roads and the cancellation of at least one Hollywood meeting, but we at LAist wanted to know how much rain we really got. The answer: seven percent of a normal year's accumulation.

Southwest Terminal At LAX Now Has 9-Lane Security, Urth Caffé And Trejo's Tacos

Southwest Terminal At LAX Now Has 9-Lane Security, Urth Caffé And Trejo's Tacos

The changes come after a four-year, $528 million renovation.

Police Responded Immediately To Chaotic, Confusing Mass Shooting At Borderline Bar -- Then Slowed

Police Responded Immediately To Chaotic, Confusing Mass Shooting At Borderline Bar -- Then Slowed

Officers arrived within minutes of reports of a shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. A speedy response is considered critical in mass shootings. But after one their own was shot at the scene, everything slowed down as authorities changed tactics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many University Of California Students Are Still Going Hungry

Many University Of California Students Are Still Going Hungry

Despite a multi-year effort, a significant portion of students at University of California campuses say they're eating less or skipping meals because of finances.

First Flu-Related Death Is Reported In Los Angeles

First Flu-Related Death Is Reported In Los Angeles

The individual who passed away was an elderly resident with other health issues.

Silver Lake Trader Joe's Shooting Victim's Family Files Lawsuit Against LAPD

Silver Lake Trader Joe's Shooting Victim's Family Files Lawsuit Against LAPD

Corado was working at the grocery store during a standoff between officers and 28-year-old Gene Evins Atkins when she was killed.

Are LA Drivers Really That Bad At Driving In The Rain?

Are LA Drivers Really That Bad At Driving In The Rain?

Do Los Angeles motorists really deserve the oft-repeated rap that they can't drive in the rain? We take a look at the data.

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