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Fatal Car Crash in Santa Monica Leaves Venice Local Dead

February 5, 2016 at 10:57 pm
Tributes are filling the corner of Ocean Park and Centinela after a fatal car crash appears to have left at least one local resident dead. Hats and photographs have been attached to a tree, with one reading “Brian & Mari you will be missed.” Unconfirmed reports believe that popular Venice local Brian Zarate was killed ... More



Boyle Heights residents asked to be ready for #101SlowJam

February 5, 2016 at 10:56 pm
This weekend’s 40-hour closure of a 2.5 mile stretch of the 101 Freeway, to allow for the demolition of the Easternmost edge of the Sixth Street Bridge,  already has a… More

Los Angeles County spends $1 billion managing homelessness, report finds

February 5, 2016 at 10:54 pm
Los Angeles County spends close to $1 billion a year caring for and managing homeless people, with a majority of the money going to their health needs, according to a new report. More than half of the $577 million in health spending went to mental health treatment, the county study found. Another… More

Body found in parking lot near Del Rey apartment

February 2, 2016 at 4:27 pm
A death investigation is underway after a body was found in a parking lot next to a Del Rey apartment on Tuesday, authorities said. More

Los Angeles Murder Suspect Mistakenly Freed From Jail, Authorities Say

February 2, 2016 at 1:48 pm
A man awaiting trial for a gang-related murder was mistakenly released from a Southern California jail and was being sought by authorities, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday. Steven Lawrence Wright, 37, was freed from the facility around noon on Saturday and the mistake was not noticed until late on Sunday, the ... More

4 arrested on suspicion of Hollywood burglary

February 2, 2016 at 1:47 pm
Four suspects were arrested for suspicion of burglary inside a home in Hollywood Monday and a fifth was being sought.  The suspects were caught by officers in a home in the 1400 block of Tanager Way, north of Sunset Boulevard, when the burglary was first reported about 4:30 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike ... More

Malibu’s Bank of Books to close in April

February 2, 2016 at 1:45 pm
Malibu’s Bank of Books announced its closure in an email to supporters and customers Monday. The independent bookstore, which opened in July 2012, will close its doors in April. “I have always thought of Bank of Books Malibu, with our 1200 feet of retail space in a town of just 13,000 souls, as… More

Santa Monica’s New Carshare is Free But Plastered in Ads

February 2, 2016 at 1:45 pm
 A new, free carsharing service called WaiveCar has just launched in Santa Monica, but the city isn’t 100 percent sure that it doesn’t… More

More than 18,000 DWP customers remain without power

February 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm
More than 18,000 Los Angeles Department of Water & Power customers remained without power Tuesday morning due to a weekend storm that brought high winds and at times heavy rain to the Southland, a department official said.  While more than 84,439 DWP customers have had their power restored following Sunday’s precipitation, 18,451 remained without power, according to ... More

LA City Council names the road to Dodger Stadium after Vin Scully

January 29, 2016 at 11:51 pm
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to rename the street leading to Dodger Stadium after longtime announcer Vin Scully. The 12-0 decision Friday morning directs the city engineer to change the name of Elysian Park Avenue between Sunset Boulevard and Stadium Way to “Vin Scully Avenue.” More

Traffic woes over Sixth Street Bridge closure have just begun, city officials warn

January 29, 2016 at 10:27 am
The main concern held by Boyle Heights residents over the closure of the Sixth Street Bridge can be summarized in just one word: traffic.  That was the sentiment expressed at… More