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$169M And Counting: What Presidential Hopefuls Spent In California So Far

$169M And Counting: What Presidential Hopefuls Spent In California So Far

The biggest spenders in California have two things in common: Both are billionaires who have dropped out of the race.

Former City Councilman Mitch Englander Surrenders To FBI -- Indictment Cites Female Escorts, Cash Payouts In Bathrooms, Thousands On Alcohol

Former City Councilman Mitch Englander Surrenders To FBI -- Indictment Cites Female Escorts, Cash Payouts In Bathrooms, Thousands On Alcohol

In 2018, Englander -- who represented L.A.'s 12th city council district -- stepped down in the middle of his term to take a private sector job with an entertainment and sports facilities company.

 How To Talk To Your Little Kids About Coronavirus

How To Talk To Your Little Kids About Coronavirus

Tips from a clinical psychologist: First, take a deep breath.

The 2020 Census Is Coming Soon. How California Will Be Counted

The 2020 Census Is Coming Soon. How California Will Be Counted

California is teeming with people -- roughly 40 million of them, more than in 21 of the smallest states combined. Why an undercount is so worrisome.

What DIY Democracy Looks Like In An Underserved Slice Of LA

What DIY Democracy Looks Like In An Underserved Slice Of LA

Want L.A. City Hall to pay attention to abandoned cars and potholes near you? Neighborhood councils play a vital role.

Why Chicharito's Home Debut Has LA Galaxy Fans Stoked

Why Chicharito's Home Debut Has LA Galaxy Fans Stoked

The player arrived to a fanfare in L.A., and now it's time for fans to see him in action.

The Scramble To Fix Los Angeles Voting Before November (And What Went Wrong)

The Scramble To Fix Los Angeles Voting Before November (And What Went Wrong)

"Voters who waited patiently for hours deserve our praise for their commitment to democracy. Voters deserve better," said Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

How Health Care Workers Are Meeting Homeless Patients Where They Live

How Health Care Workers Are Meeting Homeless Patients Where They Live

USC healthcare workers hit the streets of L.A. County to meet patients where they live.

Are Voters Angry Enough About Homelessness To Start Voting Out Incumbents?

Are Voters Angry Enough About Homelessness To Start Voting Out Incumbents?

Behind the scenes, the competition for Council District 4 is likely already affecting homeless policy in L.A

Helping Preschoolers Work Through Trauma, One Breath At A Time

Helping Preschoolers Work Through Trauma, One Breath At A Time

The LA Unified School District knows many of its students will experience trauma before they graduate and it's preparing teachers to help those students.

Election 2020: Primary Results For LA County Races

Election 2020: Primary Results For LA County Races

The latest vote tallies for key races in Los Angeles city and county.

Los Angeles District Attorney: What The Results Tell Us So Far

Los Angeles District Attorney: What The Results Tell Us So Far

The race has attracted national attention; a progressive tide has swept reformists into office in DA races across the country, and L.A. County -- home to the largest prosecutor's office in the U.S. -- is the biggest prize so far.

Top Two Candidates In LA Board Of Supervisors 2nd District Likely Headed For Runoff

Top Two Candidates In LA Board Of Supervisors 2nd District Likely Headed For Runoff

Former City Council president Herb Wesson and State Senator Holly Mitchell lead the pack in the race to win a powerful seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.

LAUSD Board Races: What The Results Tell Us So Far

LAUSD Board Races: What The Results Tell Us So Far

Despite being badly outspent by charter school advocates, teachers union-backed L.A. Unified School Board candidates appear to have held their own.

California Counts Votes In Its Own Good Time. Here's Why Declaring Winners May Take A Minute

California Counts Votes In Its Own Good Time. Here's Why Declaring Winners May Take A Minute

Taking our sweet time is a feature, not a bug, of our election system.

Neighbors Have Mixed Feelings About New Venice Shelter

Neighbors Have Mixed Feelings About New Venice Shelter

Some are looking to move out of the area. Others hope it'll get people off the sidewalks.

Beyond Silicon Beach: How LA County Is Banking On The Ocean For New Jobs

Beyond Silicon Beach: How LA County Is Banking On The Ocean For New Jobs

A new report says ocean jobs could generate more than $80 billion by 2023.

Here's Your Quick, To The Point, Coronavirus Prep List

Here's Your Quick, To The Point, Coronavirus Prep List

A lot of it's stuff that you probably already have in your home.

What Young Voters Are Talking About Going Into Election Day

What Young Voters Are Talking About Going Into Election Day

Climate change, social issues, and housing costs are increasingly driving the 18-to-24 crowd to the polls.

DA Jackie Lacey Says Her Husband's Sorry For Pulling Gun On Protesters

DA Jackie Lacey Says Her Husband's Sorry For Pulling Gun On Protesters

An early morning knock on the door at Lacey's home led to a brief standoff in which her husband pointed a gun at a protester and threatened to shoot her. The DA later said her husband was "profoundly sorry."

These Asian American GOP Women Want To Make OC Red Again

These Asian American GOP Women Want To Make OC Red Again

Are these candidates a match for the 'blue wave' in Orange County? Democratic party registrations have surpassed the GOP's, and none of the congressional districts went for Trump in 2016.

LAX Is Supposed to Be Disinfected Hourly Against Coronavirus. But Is It Really?

LAX Is Supposed to Be Disinfected Hourly Against Coronavirus. But Is It Really?

Airport officials say public areas of LAX are being disinfected hourly, but it wasn't apparent on a recent visit there.

The $50,000 Loophole That Has Last-Minute Special Interest Cash Pouring Through California's Primary

The $50,000 Loophole That Has Last-Minute Special Interest Cash Pouring Through California's Primary

It's a California campaign finance loophole big enough to drive a $50,000 truck through -- and how special interests avoid revealing they're paying for ads.

'Inexcusable And Deplorable:' Vanessa Bryant On Reports First Responders Shared Graphic Photos Of Crash

'Inexcusable And Deplorable:' Vanessa Bryant On Reports First Responders Shared Graphic Photos Of Crash

The statement from her attorney says Kobe's widow is devastated by allegations deputies firefighters publicly shared crash site photos.

Major Fire In Downtown LA Injures 3; Firefighters Take About An Hour To Knock It Down

Major Fire In Downtown LA Injures 3; Firefighters Take About An Hour To Knock It Down

Witnesses reported an explosion shortly before noon. It took 140 firefighters about an hour to get the fire under control.

Trader Joe's Founder Dies At 89; Shoppers Remember Joe Coulombe As A 'Visionary'

Trader Joe's Founder Dies At 89; Shoppers Remember Joe Coulombe As A 'Visionary'

Coulombe died late Friday at his Pasadena home after a long illness. He was 89 years old.

After Katie Hill's Resignation, Republicans Want A Rebound In This North LA County District

After Katie Hill's Resignation, Republicans Want A Rebound In This North LA County District

The GOP smells opportunity in California's 25th district, which was once solidly conservative. But local Democrats are confident they'll keep the seat.

Here's Your Guide To The Local Races In The March 3 Election

Here's Your Guide To The Local Races In The March 3 Election

L.A. County district attorney, Board of Supervisors, L.A. Superior Court judges and more.

Mobile Voting Machines Aim To Boost Turnout Among Hard-To-Reach Voters

Mobile Voting Machines Aim To Boost Turnout Among Hard-To-Reach Voters

L.A. County is rotating new touch-screen voting machines among 41 locations, including adult day care centers and jails, to increase voting among populations with historically low turnout.

Breaking Stereotypes: Study Finds Half of LA's Homeless Recently Held Down A Job

Breaking Stereotypes: Study Finds Half of LA's Homeless Recently Held Down A Job

Nearly half of working age adults in L.A. had worked in the four years prior to becoming homeless.

OC Declares Coronavirus Emergency, So It Can Be 'Nimble And Flexible'

OC Declares Coronavirus Emergency, So It Can Be 'Nimble And Flexible'

There aren't any new cases in Orange County -- it just wants to be able to ask for state and federal aid if there is an outbreak.

New Los Feliz Homeless Shelter Is Moving 'Full Steam Ahead'

New Los Feliz Homeless Shelter Is Moving 'Full Steam Ahead'

It's taken about a year from proposal to ground breaking -- which is fairly fast, compared to other plans across the city. 

Newsom Wants Cities To Lease State Land To Fight Homelessness. Here's What Some Might Do

Newsom Wants Cities To Lease State Land To Fight Homelessness. Here's What Some Might Do

Some ideas involve permanent housing, but it's unclear whether that's an option.

Carson Refinery Fire: What We Know So Far And What It May Mean For Gas Prices

Carson Refinery Fire: What We Know So Far And What It May Mean For Gas Prices

The cause of the fire is under investigation but officials say it appears there was an explosion in a cooling tower. Officials say the fire is contained and under control and no injuries have been reported.

Facing The Music: The Uncertain Future of the Orange County School of the Arts

Facing The Music: The Uncertain Future of the Orange County School of the Arts

As the Orange County School of the Arts and Santa Ana Unified clash over admissions, diversity and fundraising, the school's future hangs in the balance.

Those Nasty LAUSD School Board Campaign Ads: What's Fact? What's Opinion?

Those Nasty LAUSD School Board Campaign Ads: What's Fact? What's Opinion?

The ads are part of the most expensive -- and maybe the most negative -- L.A. school board primary ever.

College Students Bet On Pupusas And Raunchy Rap To Turn Out Voters

College Students Bet On Pupusas And Raunchy Rap To Turn Out Voters

College students are getting creative in their effort to get more of their peers to register and turn out to vote this year.

The Developer Bonus Tucked Inside This Ballot's Prop. 13  (School Bonds, Not Property Taxes)

The Developer Bonus Tucked Inside This Ballot's Prop. 13 (School Bonds, Not Property Taxes)

Tucked into a $15 billion school bond measure is a break to encourage developers building apartments around transit. Some fear it could hurt certain school districts.

Kobe Bryant Murals Are All Over Los Angeles. Meet One Of The Artists

Kobe Bryant Murals Are All Over Los Angeles. Meet One Of The Artists

Art Gozukuchikyan, aka "Artoon," spray-painted his memorial within 24 hours of Bryant's death.

Kobe Bryant Memorial Live Updates

Kobe Bryant Memorial Live Updates

Lakers fans are mourning Kobe at a public memorial.

Harvey Weinstein Convicted In Sexual Assault Trial

Harvey Weinstein Convicted In Sexual Assault Trial

The Hollywood movie mogul was convicted of third degree rape and a criminal sex act but acquitted on the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault, in what has been the most prominent trial to come out of the #MeToo movement.

'We Shouldn't Have to Carry It Alone': How The Public Mourning Of Kobe Bryant Has Helped LA Heal

'We Shouldn't Have to Carry It Alone': How The Public Mourning Of Kobe Bryant Has Helped LA Heal

One more time, Kobe Bryant has united L.A. and even in death given us something to root for: our collective healing.

Controversial Immigration Policy Takes Effect; SoCal Community Health Clinics Are Ready

Controversial Immigration Policy Takes Effect; SoCal Community Health Clinics Are Ready

The updated public charge rule could scare away low-income immigrants from getting health care. But SoCal community clinics are prepping.

Daredevil 'Mad Mike' Hughes Killed In Crash Of Self-Made Rocket In Mojave Desert

Daredevil 'Mad Mike' Hughes Killed In Crash Of Self-Made Rocket In Mojave Desert

The daredevil was killed Saturday when the self-made rocket he was riding in crashed after launching in the desert south of Barstow.

2020 Primary: A Few Technical Stumbles As LA County Opens Doors To New Voting Centers

2020 Primary: A Few Technical Stumbles As LA County Opens Doors To New Voting Centers

The day got off to a rocky start, but a new era of in-person voting has officially begun in L.A. County.

Election 2020: Your Guide To LA County's Measure R 

Election 2020: Your Guide To LA County's Measure R 

The proposal expands the authority of the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission, and calls for a plan to reduce the jail population.

Election 2020: Your Guide To The Race For LAUSD Board District 7

Election 2020: Your Guide To The Race For LAUSD Board District 7

It's the most competitive of the board races in this year's election.

Election 2020: Your Guide To The Race For LAUSD Board District 3

Election 2020: Your Guide To The Race For LAUSD Board District 3

Both the L.A. teachers' union and charter school advocates are pouring money into this race.

Latino Political Power Is Stronger Than Ever In California (And Young Voters Have Played A Big Role)

Latino Political Power Is Stronger Than Ever In California (And Young Voters Have Played A Big Role)

Get-out-the-vote campaigns still face challenges, including overcoming a political stereotype that communities of color make for apathetic voters.

Would LAX Travelers Take Public Transit To Cut Security Lines? LA Leaders Want To Find Out

Would LAX Travelers Take Public Transit To Cut Security Lines? LA Leaders Want To Find Out

The intertwined goal is to reduce car traffic and greenhouse gas emissions by boosting transit ridership -- which has plummeted in recent years.

Southern Californians Are Receiving GOP Mailers That Look Like Census Forms

Southern Californians Are Receiving GOP Mailers That Look Like Census Forms

Southern California residents are getting mailers from the Republican National Committee that look an awful lot like official Census 2020 forms - but they aren't.

How To Get California To Give You Money To Retrofit Your Home For Earthquakes

How To Get California To Give You Money To Retrofit Your Home For Earthquakes

If you live in California and your home was built before 1980, you may be able to get a free $3,000 towards making it more earthquake safe.

They Sued Because California Didn't Have A Plan To Teach Kids To Read. Now They're Settling.

They Sued Because California Didn't Have A Plan To Teach Kids To Read. Now They're Settling.

The settlement in the 'Ella T.' case will create a $50 million grant program for schools with low reading scores.

Two Candidates Say LA Is Ready For A Progressive DA

Two Candidates Say LA Is Ready For A Progressive DA

George Gascon and Rachel Rossi hope to ride a wave of progressive candidates who have won district attorney elections around the country.

'Basically...A Slumlord:'  Los Angeles DA Candidates Respond to Our Landlord Investigation

'Basically...A Slumlord:' Los Angeles DA Candidates Respond to Our Landlord Investigation

Challengers in the Los Angeles' District Attorney race sounded off following a KPCC/LAist investigation into landlords PAMA Management and Mike Nijjar, calling for greater scrutiny into the business practices of the real estate and property management empire.

Republicans Call Out Newsom For What He Left Out In His State Of The State

Republicans Call Out Newsom For What He Left Out In His State Of The State

Senate Republican Caucus Chair Brian Jones criticized Newsom on issues of transparency and accountability while asking him to explain an increase in the state's homeless population even as those numbers have otherwise decreased nationwide.

Governor Newsom Went All In On Homelessness For His State of the State

Governor Newsom Went All In On Homelessness For His State of the State

"Let's call it what it is, it's a disgrace," Newsom said.

Tenants Say They're Facing Eviction Due To Loophole In Anti-Eviction Law

Tenants Say They're Facing Eviction Due To Loophole In Anti-Eviction Law

L.A. lawmakers are trying to stop evictions based on unspecified "remodeling" plans.

Election 2020: How To Vote For Judges In The March 3 Primary

Election 2020: How To Vote For Judges In The March 3 Primary

You'll be voting to fill 12 seats. Here's where to start.

Long Beach Unified Places Teacher On Leave Amid Allegations She Used 'N-Word' In Class

Long Beach Unified Places Teacher On Leave Amid Allegations She Used 'N-Word' In Class

The allegations come from a group of mostly anonymous students, who published a list of complaints against her in an online post.

LA DA Jackie Lacey Runs For A 3rd Term As A 'Reasonable Reformer'

LA DA Jackie Lacey Runs For A 3rd Term As A 'Reasonable Reformer'

She touts her support of bail reform and mental health diversion, while taking heat for pursuing the death penalty and almost never prosecuting cops who shoot civilians.

Fire Displaces Residents At San Bernardino Apartments Owned By Subject Of Our Landlord Investigation

Fire Displaces Residents At San Bernardino Apartments Owned By Subject Of Our Landlord Investigation

The cause of the fire is undetermined. The building is part of a vast rental empire that was the subject of our landlord investigation that published last week.

California May Finally Apologize For Japanese Internment Camps

California May Finally Apologize For Japanese Internment Camps

State lawmakers are expected to approve a resolution that would atone for California's involvement in a dark chapter in American history.

Landlord Investigation Roils City Council Race, Re-Ignites Legislation In Sacramento

Landlord Investigation Roils City Council Race, Re-Ignites Legislation In Sacramento

A Los Angeles city councilmember has returned campaign donations and a state legislator is promising to reintroduce a bill that would shed light on the rental market, following our investigation into a California rental empire.

LA Love Stories For Valentine's Day

LA Love Stories For Valentine's Day

We asked you to share your tales of romance. Here's what we heard.

The LAX People Mover: A First-Look At The (Very Cool) Visuals

The LAX People Mover: A First-Look At The (Very Cool) Visuals

The LAX people mover is coming in 2023, but you don't have to wait that long to get a preview.

This Might End Up Being The Most Expensive LAUSD School Board Primary Ever

This Might End Up Being The Most Expensive LAUSD School Board Primary Ever

2017 currently holds the record. But if the current pace continues, 2020's LAUSD race could be even more expensive.

Former La Luz Del Mundo Member Alleges The Church Ran Child Sex Slavery Ring

Former La Luz Del Mundo Member Alleges The Church Ran Child Sex Slavery Ring

The new case was filed on day of 'Holy Supper' celebration. Sochil Martin says she was groomed as a child, beaten, forced to work for no pay and raped hundreds of times over two decades.

Is LA County Heading For A Confusing March 3 Primary? Voters Face This Gauntlet Of Changes

Is LA County Heading For A Confusing March 3 Primary? Voters Face This Gauntlet Of Changes

Where and how L.A. votes is changing. Are you paying attention? Who is?

That Old Conviction For Pot? It's About To Go Away

That Old Conviction For Pot? It's About To Go Away

L.A. DA Jackie Lacey asks a judge to dismiss more than 60,000 convictions involving more than 50,000 people dating back to 1961.

Parents Of Young Kids: California Wants To Give You Money

Parents Of Young Kids: California Wants To Give You Money

If you made at least one dollar last year but less than $30,000 the Young Child Tax Credit could put an extra $1K in your wallet.

Election 2020: Your Guide To The Race For LA County District 2 Supervisor

Election 2020: Your Guide To The Race For LA County District 2 Supervisor

An incredibly powerful seat is up for grabs. Here's what to know about the top candidates.

'Decades Of Neglect': 6 Key Takeaways From Our Investigation Into A Real Estate Empire

'Decades Of Neglect': 6 Key Takeaways From Our Investigation Into A Real Estate Empire

What we learned was alarming, exposing a dark side of the Southern California rental market, one often missing from conversations about the housing crisis.

LA Leaders Want To End Killing Of Mountain Lions For Taking Livestock

LA Leaders Want To End Killing Of Mountain Lions For Taking Livestock

A resident was permitted to kill mountain lion P-56 after local livestock kept turning up dead. Now comes the backlash. 

LA County Will Try Bail Reform, But Critics Say It's Going About It All Wrong

LA County Will Try Bail Reform, But Critics Say It's Going About It All Wrong

The Board of Supervisors approved a $17 million pre-trial release program that will rely on two separate risk assessment tools. Numerous experts say the tools perpetuate systemic racism.

Special Report: Deceit, Disrepair and Death Inside a Southern California Rental Empire

Special Report: Deceit, Disrepair and Death Inside a Southern California Rental Empire

At the bottom rung of the Southern California rental market, some tenants live in insect- and mold-infested units, struggling to get their most basic maintenance needs met.

He Booked a 60th Birthday Cruise For His Wife -- And They Ended Up In Quarantine

He Booked a 60th Birthday Cruise For His Wife -- And They Ended Up In Quarantine

Carl Goldman and Jeri Seratti-Goldman of Santa Clarita have been posting videos on Facebook. "I feel like I'm in a TV movie," she said.

Mountain Lion P-56 Killed After Death Of Livestock

Mountain Lion P-56 Killed After Death Of Livestock

The resident obtained a permit from the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The Bid Is In: LA County Wants To House Homeless At St. Vincent Medical Center

The Bid Is In: LA County Wants To House Homeless At St. Vincent Medical Center

The county is keeping the details secret, but the CEO has said she would prefer to pay cash for the hospital, whose closure was approved by a bankruptcy judge last month.

The Oscars Mean It's Time For Hollywood Street Closures

The Oscars Mean It's Time For Hollywood Street Closures

The Academy Awards are coming for your streets. Beware.

There's A New Push To Put The Brakes On LA's Rising Speed Limits

There's A New Push To Put The Brakes On LA's Rising Speed Limits

Speed kills, but speed limits in L.A. and across California keep rising because of a state law local leaders have called "absurd."

The Little Known History Behind LA's Most Tolerable Freeway

The Little Known History Behind LA's Most Tolerable Freeway

It used to be called the Beverly Hills Freeway.

Kobe Bryant Sneakers Are Worth Big Bucks: But Not Everybody's Cashing In

Kobe Bryant Sneakers Are Worth Big Bucks: But Not Everybody's Cashing In

Buyers and sellers alike have been storming stores and online shops hoping to snag one last piece of Kobe's legacy. Now, they're making a choice: profit from tragedy, or honor his memory.

Rage-Tweets, Jokes And Stifled Coughs: How Asian Americans In LA Are Dealing With Coronavirus Fears

Rage-Tweets, Jokes And Stifled Coughs: How Asian Americans In LA Are Dealing With Coronavirus Fears

Xenophobia is spreading along with coronavirus, and it's creating anger and unease among Asian Americans. 

Your Guide To The LA County District Attorney Race

Your Guide To The LA County District Attorney Race

Incumbent DA Jackie Lacey, calling herself a "reasonable reformer," faces challenges from two reform candidates, former San Francisco DA George Gascon and former federal public defender Rachel Rossi.

Who Gets California $$$$? Trump Is No. 1, But Together Democratic Contenders Leave Him In The Dust

Who Gets California $$$$? Trump Is No. 1, But Together Democratic Contenders Leave Him In The Dust

Who raised the most from California's donor class? Who relies the most on the Golden State's largesse? We've got graphics for that.

Another Possible Coronavirus Victim: LA Travel Agencies That Serve Asian Communities

Another Possible Coronavirus Victim: LA Travel Agencies That Serve Asian Communities

A travel agent reviews her client list: "Cancel, cancel, cancel."

This Is What A $4 Billion Maintenance Backlog Feels Like To A Cal State Worker

This Is What A $4 Billion Maintenance Backlog Feels Like To A Cal State Worker

Money to upgrade and maintain old academic buildings has been slow to come but relief may be in sight.

Wind Advisory In Effect As Weather Officials Warn Of Dangerous Mountain Driving Conditions

Wind Advisory In Effect As Weather Officials Warn Of Dangerous Mountain Driving Conditions

Heads up Southern California: The winds are really going to pick up and the temperatures are going to drop from the unusual highs of this weekend.

L.A. Fire Officials Say 19-Year-Old Man Injured In High-Rise Fire Has Died

L.A. Fire Officials Say 19-Year-Old Man Injured In High-Rise Fire Has Died

The fire broke out Wednesday morning in the 11000 block of Wilshire Boulevard. It was the building's second significant fire in seven years.

LeBron James Goes Off-Script To Speak To Laker Nation At First Game Since Kobe's Death

LeBron James Goes Off-Script To Speak To Laker Nation At First Game Since Kobe's Death

"I want to continue his legacy not only for this year but for as long as we can play the game of baseball," James told the crowd.

Can LA Save Affordable Housing Through Eminent Domain?

Can LA Save Affordable Housing Through Eminent Domain?

Eminent domain was used to build Dodger Stadium. Can it now keep low-income renters in Chinatown in their homes?

A New Kobe Mural Is Going Up At 1st And La Brea

A New Kobe Mural Is Going Up At 1st And La Brea

In L.A., tributes to Kobe have been myriad, and they have been grand.

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