Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he claimed would revive the coal industry and create jobs. Environmental activists denounced the plan. An environmental legal expert tells KPCC about the many battles ahead.
Marco Contreras, now 41, hugged his mom following a court hearing Tuesday during which he was declared factually innocent. The reversal came after a petition by Loyola Law School's Project for the Innocent. He was wrongly identified as the shooter in a 1996 robbery at a Compton gas station.
Hundreds of USC professors are petitioning university administrators to take a stronger role helping immigrant and foreign students, faculty and employees fight Trump administration policies. The group has asked the campus to take seven steps, including establishing an emergency fund.
Under the bill, SB 239, someone who had unprotected sex knowing they were HIV positive but who did not inform their partner could be charged with a misdemeanor, rather than a felony. One lawmaker says he's concerned it would make it harder to reduce the spread of HIV.
The university is giving its Laetare Medal to the founder of the Los Angeles-based gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program. Homeboy Industries began in 1988 and now serves 10,000 men and women per year with services including tattoo removal and job training.
The settlement includes customers who had accounts opened without permission, or were signed up for a product they did not agree to, going back to January 1, 2009. It's the first private settlement reached since the bank paid $185 million to federal and California authorities last year.
High wind warnings remain in place across SoCal after gusts knocked out power for thousands and sent trees slamming into cars. Potentially damaging winds will persist through Tuesday afternoon. Swimmers and surfers are cautioned as big waves and rip currents pound coastal areas.
Reporters at the O.C. Weekly want police to identify who attacked their staff during Saturday's pro-Trump rally. Gustavo Arellano, the paper's editor-in-chief, told KPCC some of the demonstrators knowingly targeted his photographers and reporter. Much of the altercation was captured on video.
Citing Devin Nunes' secret visit to the White House, Adam Schiff tweeted: "I believe the public cannot have the necessary confidence that matters involving the President's campaign or transition team can be objectively investigated or overseen by the Chairman."
A study out Tuesday suggests a link between early childhood lead exposure and a dip in a person's later cognitive ability and socioeconomic status. Lead in the United States can come from lots of sources: old, peeling paint; contaminated soil; or water that's passed through lead pipes.
Episode 1 follows the L.A. 2024 chairman on a tour of Universal Studios Hollywood with a "Jaws" sighting, E.T. selfies and a clock tower sighting from "Back to the Future." As the decision on a host city nears, L.A. 2024 hopes these types of videos will be a colorful addition to its bid book.
The order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants over immigration enforcement could affect L.A., New York, Chicago and Washington. Sanctuary cities are defined as places where local law enforcement limit cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement.
In a production of "The Town Hall Affair," playing now at REDCAT in Downtown L.A., the avant-garde theater company recreates a notorious incident — born of a literary feud between Kate Millet and Norman Mailer — that finds modern-day resonance in today's women's movement.
A new study predicts that with limited human intervention 31-67 percent of Southern California beaches could completely erode back to coastal infrastructure or sea cliffs by the year 2100, with sea-level rises of 3.3-6.5 feet caused by changes in storm patterns due to climate change.
An apartment building near Mariachi Plaza is the latest front in the battle over housing affordability. The number of people affected by rapid neighborhood change would be even higher if not for rent control on pre-1978 buildings. About 11 percent of buildings there are too new to qualify.
The six-story Bauhaus modernity was the LAPD’s proud monument to itself. Now the building is all but doomed. The city claims the space it occupies can better be used for office space, even multi-unit housing. The LA Conservancy argues this can be accomplished without demolishing the building.
A battle over control of the Lakers is over after an agreement was reached to have Jeanie Buss serve as controlling owner of the franchise for the rest of her life. The agreement, filed in L.A. Superior Court, states that Jim and Johnny Buss have agreed their sister will serve as controlling owner.
The researchers analyzed the brain sizes and diets of over 140 primate species spanning apes, monkeys, lemurs and lorises and found that those who munched on fruit instead of leaves had 25 percent more brain tissue, even when controlling for body size and species relatedness.
Lovers of saccharine, strange or scarce beverages will have a hard time making a selection at Galco's. Well, anyone would struggle to choose from more than 700 types of obscure sodas lining the shelves of this shop. Don't let the variety scare you – owner John Nese will be your guide.
Why it's cool:
Galco's only carries sodas you'd never dream of looking for. Nese's slogan: "If you can find it [elsewhere], we don't carry it."
You should know:
The shop also has retro candy, beers and wines and other unusual treats. Park in the lot outside the shop and treat yourself to some sugar!