The city of Los Angeles has agreed to a $4 million settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed homeless black man shot and killed by police in May 2015 in Venice, court records show. The settlement is conditional on approval by the Los Angeles City Council.
The two metal processors sent letters to the L.A. County Department of Public Health laying out steps they have taken to reduce chromium 6 emissions. Public Health told them on Thursday that, based on AQMD monitoring, they must act to cut the levels of the carcinogenic pollutant escaping from their plants.
Under California law, it's now legal to smoke, possess and grow up to six plants of marijuana on your private premises. But whether it's legal to do so in a rental unit is another question. If your lease prohibits smoking, that's a no. If your lease doesn't prohibit growing, you could be OK. See our Q&A.
When cities submit Olympic budgets, there are typically two parts: the cost of building venues and the cost of operating them. L.A.'s budget, released Friday, has only operations, with no new venues. It's a sign officials are following through on a promise of an austere Olympics that avoids cost overrun.
Among those killed in the San Bernardino mass shooting was Harry "Hal" Bowman, a statistical analyst with the county Public Health Department. His daughters and ex-wife say his death inspired them to "be brave," "anti-hate," and to speak out about the dangers of Islamophobia.
Drew Struzan was designing album covers in the 1970s when Hollywood came calling. He went on to create some of the era's most memorable posters — "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Back to the Future," "E.T." and more. A tribute to his work goes on exhibit Friday at Creature Features in Burbank.
One man's trash is another man's homage to the sun. Phantasma Gloria is a collection of bottles, beads and wire, sculpted together to make "Earth's first vast glass sun catcher." And it is vast: the installation has grown to be over 37 feet tall and 50 feet long (and still growing)!
Why it's cool:
Stand back to see clear shapes, including dolphins and a Virgen de Guadalupe. Get close to see countless refractions of the world around you.
You should know:
Phantasma Gloria is an incredible sight any day of the week, but artist Randlett Lawrence recommends visiting on sunny mornings, ideally at 9 a.m. in the winter or 10 a.m. in the summer.