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Essential California: A sober lesson for California: Why some Mexico City buildings crumbled and others survived the quake

September 21, 2017 at 6:12 am
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, Sept. 21, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES A sobering lesson for California The amateur videos emerging from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that devastated Mexico City on Tuesday are grim. Some… More

Parents of man fatally shot by LAPD, then run over by a police car, call for criminal charges

September 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm
The parents of a 20-year-old man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police, then run over by an uncontrolled patrol car, demanded Wednesday that the officers face criminal charges for the killing. Eric Rivera was fatally shot in Wilmington this summer after, police say, he turned toward officers… More

Recall Campaign is already a Bumpy Ride

September 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm
Road diet opponents are going all-in on bid to remove Bonin from office By Gary Walker Alexis Edelstein, Demetrios Mavromichalis and Alix Gucovskylaunched their Recall Bonin campaign on Friday outside the Venice Grind Coffee CompanyPhoto by Gary Walker Rhetoric surrounding the nascent recall campaign targeting L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin over traffic lane reductions in ... More

Three L.A. Museums On The Most ‘Distinctly Los Angeles’ Pieces In Their Collections

September 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm
What makes something distinctly Los Angeles? Is it that particular mix of sunshine or noir? The endless diversity? Or a perfectly framed palm tree silhouetted above a dingbat apartment building at dusk? Last week during #AskACurator day, we asked a number of the city’s finest museums which piece in their collection they thought was “most ... More

Three L.A. Museums On The Most ‘Distinctly Los Angeles’ Pieces In Their Collections

September 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm
What makes something distinctly Los Angeles? Is it that particular mix of sunshine or noir? The endless diversity? Or a perfectly framed palm tree silhouetted above a dingbat apartment building at dusk? Last week during #AskACurator day, we asked a number of the city’s finest museums which piece in their collection they thought was “most ... More

Three L.A. Museums On The Most ‘Distinctly Los Angeles’ Pieces In Their Collections

September 20, 2017 at 3:04 pm
What makes something distinctly Los Angeles? Is it that particular mix of sunshine or noir? The endless diversity? Or a perfectly framed palm tree silhouetted above a dingbat apartment building at dusk? Last week during #AskACurator day, we asked a number of the city’s finest museums which piece in their collection they thought was “most ... More

Three L.A. Museums On The Most ‘Distinctly Los Angeles’ Pieces In Their Collections

September 20, 2017 at 2:59 pm
What makes something distinctly Los Angeles? Is it that particular mix of sunshine or noir? The endless diversity? Or a perfectly framed palm tree silhouetted above a dingbat apartment building at dusk? Last week during #AskACurator day, we asked a number of the city’s finest museums which piece in their collection they thought was “most ... More

Three L.A. Museums On The Most ‘Distinctly Los Angeles’ Pieces In Their Collections

September 20, 2017 at 2:55 pm
What makes something distinctly Los Angeles? Is it that particular mix of sunshine or noir? The endless diversity? Or a perfectly framed palm tree silhouetted above a dingbat apartment building at dusk? Last week during #AskACurator day, we asked a number of the city’s finest museums which piece in their collection they thought was “most ... More

Son of LAFD Captain Receives Life-Saving Heart Transplant, Can Return Home After Nearly a Year

September 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm
William Lievense, the 10-year-old son of a Los Angeles Fire Department captain, spent 336 days in the hospital while he waited for a life-saving heart transplant. On Wednesday, the boy was recovering from that much-awaited surgery and was getting ready to go home. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Sept. ... More

L.A. city attorney targets hard-partying homes in Hollywood Hills

September 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm
It’s a common occurrence in the affluent Hollywood Hills: Homeowners and property managers rent out their homes to short-term guests who throw raucous events flowing with booze, loud music and hundreds of attendees. Now, however, the Los Angeles city attorney’s office is looking to turn down the… More

Silver Lake’s Ivanhoe Reservoir to be drained – again – for more pipeline work

September 19, 2017 at 6:27 pm
Water began flowing back into the Hyperon Reservoir last April. Now the reservoir has to be drained again SILVER LAKE – It seems like only a few months ago when the reservoirs in Silver Lake were finally refilled, and now they’re draining one of them again. Actually, it was only  in April  when the water ... More