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LADOT Is Giving More Pedestrians a Head Start

February 20, 2018 at 3:46 pm
I was walking my daughter to the park a few weeks ago, when I was happy to spot new pedestrian head-start signals at the intersection of Third Street and Vermont Avenue in Koreatown. My daughter looked confused. She saw that the traffic light was still red, but the little walking person icon was also lit, ... More

LAX moves forward with public-private partnership for people mover tram

February 20, 2018 at 12:19 pm
The dream of taking rail all the way to Los Angeles International Airport is edging closer to reality. LAX is moving forward with a public-private partnership to build an airport connector train that will help visitors avoid those terrible traffic jams along the terminals. A slick new video touts the benefits of the future Automated ... More

Republican President seeks to end funding for California earthquake early warning system

February 20, 2018 at 12:17 pm
Mexico City got a substantial warning before the shaking from a distant earthquake arrived Friday — some 30 to 60 seconds broadcast over loudspeakers from an earthquake early warning system. It was another success for Mexico City’s earthquake warning system — one which California, Oregon and Washington state still lack, and one that is an ... More

U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn sells her L.A.-area home for super-Gs

February 20, 2018 at 12:10 pm
As she prepares for her last events at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn has wrapped up some business away from the slopes, selling her home in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles for $3.65 million. The contemporary-style house, built in 2016, has a glass-enclosed… More

Toast to Oscar with Film-Inspired Cocktails at the Loews Hollywood Hotel

February 20, 2018 at 11:40 am
Toast to the 90th Academy Awards with film-inspired cocktails at the H2 Kitchen & Bar inside the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Plus, your chance to win a $100 dining credit! Contest ends at 4pm on 2/20/18. Megan Henderson reports on the KTLA5 Weekend News at 9am. More

CHP apprehends driver in Bakersfield area after high-speed chase that began in Los Angeles

February 20, 2018 at 10:09 am
A possible DUI suspect was apprehended after a high-speed chase that began in the San Fernando Valley and ended in the Bakersfield area. More

Where To Go Camping In And Around Los Angeles

February 20, 2018 at 10:08 am
Thanks to the Golden State’s extraordinary climate and tempting topography, camping year round is a pursuit worth planning. But where is the best place to go when time is limited? The inimitable Southland has plenty of fine options, with the following five at the top of the list for in-the-know Angelenos who adore soaking up ... More

L.A. County Could Move Nine Affordable Housing Projects Forward

February 20, 2018 at 10:08 am
At its February 20 meeting, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is poised to approve funding and environmental studies for nine affordable housing developments located in Lancaster, Long Beach, Los Angeles, South Gate and the unincorporated communities of Athens-Westmont, East Los Angeles, and Willowbrook. The projects, which are slated for $43 million in L.A. ... More

Missing Uber driver found in Los Angeles hospital

February 20, 2018 at 9:58 am
Joshua Thiede, who was last seen driving his black Nissan Altima in the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard near the 110 Freeway on Feb. 11, was found less than a mile away at Good Samaritan Hospital late Monday night, according to Officer Greg Kraft, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. More

75 percent of LA residents can’t afford to buy in LA

February 20, 2018 at 12:19 am
It takes a six-figure income to afford a typical home Home prices in Los Angeles are quickly getting out of reach for many residents, according to a new report from the California Association of Realtors. It finds that just one in four residents of LA County make enough to afford a median-priced home in the ... More

Wind Sends Pieces Of Scaffolding Into West Hollywood Apartments

February 19, 2018 at 2:27 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Gusty wind took scaffolding down from a high-rise building under a construction, sending metal poles and wood beams into three apartments next door. The downed scaffolding was reported at about 4:30 a.m. at 8277 West Fountain Avenue, according to Los Angeles County Fire officials. The scaffolding was “improperly” secured with tarp, which ... More