LA offering new loans to help boost small business

August 28, 2016 at 11:39 am
Los Angeles City Hall is opening up the purse strings with a $4 million investment in small businesses. More

Trump’s Campaign CEO Bannon faces domestic violence charges in old Santa Monica police report

August 28, 2016 at 10:26 am
Before he joined the Donald Trump campaign as CEO and ran the conservative site, Stephen Bannon was the subject of a Santa Monica police report. Santa Monica 1996 police report from Stephen Bannon’s then wife. (PDF) As first reported by the New York Post and detailed in Politico, Santa Monica police said Bannon’s then-wife ... More

Private beach sign in Redondo Beach deemed illegal, must come down

August 28, 2016 at 10:09 am
Christina Coe was walking down to her favorite beach near Yacht Club Way in Redondo Beach when she spotted a rope fence, with posts in the sand and a sign that read: PRIVATE BEACH NO TRESPASSING. She took a quick photo and pushed it out on social media, adding the photo to every Facebook page ... More

Gawker throngs expected at annual topless march in Venice Beach

August 28, 2016 at 9:24 am
Photo by John Schreiber. A group of women and their supporters will shed their shirts and march along the Venice Beach boardwalk Sunday in an annual procession pushing for a change in laws to allow females to go topless at the beach — just like their male counterparts. The annual Go Topless Day march in ... More

Happy birthday LA! Angelenos re-enact settlers’ nine-mile walk

August 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm
To mark the 235th birthday of Los Angeles, some Angelenos on Saturday re-enacted the nine-mile walk of the original Pobladores who founded the pueblo on Sept. 4, 1781. More

700 women head to downtown for a massive group photo

August 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm
A preparation photo for Now Be Here.; Credit: pingpongpaw via The idea wasn’t complicated — gather a few local contemporary female artists for a photograph. The result? Sunday’s gathering of 725 women in downtown Los Angeles for a massive group snapshot. “It was my simple little summer project that bloomed,” says artist Kim Schoenstadt.  ... More

Earthquake Experts Tell Latino Community How To Get Ready For The Big One

August 27, 2016 at 4:38 pm
LOS ANGELES ( — Southern California’s best-known quake experts led a day of earthquake preparedness talks, demonstrations, workshops and information Saturday in the Cypress Park area. The event was geared to the Latino community and held at the Sonia Sotomayor School of History and Dramatic Arts on San Fernando Road. According to event organizers, the goal of ... More

LA Restaurants Lead Italian Quake Relief Efforts With Pasta

August 27, 2016 at 1:51 pm
LOS ANGELES ( – As the death toll from last week’s calamitous earthquake in Central Italy neared 300, some Los Angeles restaurants pitched in to the relief effort by earmarking profits from a pasta dish made in the region to quake relief. Restaurants across the Southland are collecting money for earthquake relief, particularly by promoting ... More

LA City Council takes emergency action to ban ‘Spice’

August 27, 2016 at 1:51 pm
A passed out man lies on a sidewalk in New York, which has experienced an explosion in the use of K2 or ‘Spice’, a synthetic marijuana drug.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The L.A. City Council is taking emergency action to ban use of the synthetic drug "Spice." Friday it instructed the city attorney to draft ... More

Federal judge denies injunction against California vaccination law for schoolchildren

August 26, 2016 at 8:54 pm
A federal judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction against a new law that requires children in California’s public and private schools to be vaccinated unless they have a medical waiver from a licensed doctor. In an order released Friday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw… More

LAPD to offer free French language instruction

August 26, 2016 at 8:54 pm
LAPD patch. Photo by The Los Angeles Police Department and the Newton Community Youth Activities League will soon offer free French language instruction for children through a partnership with a company that specializes in such education, authorities said Friday. “Early Lingo” is an award-winning foreign language learning system for children up to 9 years ... More