The officer shot and killed Jesse Romero during a pursuit after police responded to a report of gang-related graffiti. The LAPD says a witness saw Romero shoot at officers. His family's lawyer says "that's a lie."
The proposed single-payer health care bill in the California state Assembly has been tabled for the rest of this year. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said in a statement that the bill will remain in the Assembly Rules Committee "until further notice."
The father of a 5-year-old who has been missing for two months has been arrested on suspicion of his son's murder. Investigators have been searching for 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr. since his father was found passed out in a park in South Pasadena on April 22.
In response to the alarming rates of preschool suspensions, Los Angeles Universal Preschool designed a certificate program to train educators working with children with developmental delays, physical or medical disabilities, emotional and behavioral needs. The first cohort of 32 graduated Friday.
The council voted 11-1 Friday to have the city contribute to the L.A. Justice Fund. The fund will have a combined $10 million in city, county, and philanthropic money to allow legal nonprofits to work on immigrants’ deportation cases. Under the plan, some violent offenders could tap into the legal aid under limited circumstances through their attorneys.
The deadly botryosphaeria fungus has infected more than 25 percent of L.A. County’s ficus trees. It's airborne, spreads easily, and once infected, a tree has less than three years to live. The fungus affects woody plants only, not humans or animals. From cankered areas to wilted leaves, see the symptoms.
Arroyo Seco will be just a one-off show for them ahead of a full tour later this fall in support of a new album, called "Hug of Thunder" — It’s the first record from Broken Social Scene in seven years.
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With GLOW now streaming on Netflix, a female wrestling fan looks back on how previous gender portrayal in professional wrestling has affected her fandom: “When you think of wrestling, you think of WWE ... I didn't feel like they cared about me as a wrestling fan and as a woman. Not at all.”
DTLA's new 73-story building opens to the public Friday. The 1,100 feet skyscraper — which will include restaurants, stores, offices and a nearly 900-room hotel — is the tallest building west of the Mississippi (82 feet taller than the US Bank building, which previously held that distinction).
To fight the Senate GOP's proposal to pull funding, affiliates of the health care organization plan to do everything from calling members of Congress to "seeking legal avenues" to protect federal support, which accounts for more than half of Planned Parenthood's California budget.
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Los Angeles is on its way to becoming a no-kill city, which is when over 90 percent of stray animals are adopted rather than euthanized. The new Annenberg PetSpace in Playa Vista is decked out with the latest tech, and represents a new wave in how shelters are trying to capture adopters' attentions.
See our roundup of events — from the Sound of Music Sing-a-long at the Hollywood Bowl to Studio Ghibli's pop-op party at JapanLA; from the Rivera Village Summer Fest in Redondo Beach to the Gold Line Pub Crawl; from the Arroyo Seco Weekend to Long Beach's Uptown Jazz Festival.
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Archery Lessons at Woodley Park
What it is:
Channel your inner Ygritte with free lessons at the Woodley Park Archery Range. After a safety course, amateur archers get one-on-one coaching from experts on the shooting line. Come on Saturday morning and learn to shoot a bullseye before brunch.
Why it's cool:
The entire experience is free, including loaner equipment.
You should know:
The classes are popular, so it's best to arrive an hour before starting time. Also, wear closed-toed shoes and bring water and sunscreen.