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Teachers unions stage anti-Trump rallies across LA

On a day teachers unions across the U.S. staged protests against the incoming presidential administration, the president of the largest such union — the National Education Association — chose a Los Angeles school as the venue to deliver a message to President-elect Donald Trump: leave public schools alone.


A guide to the Women's March in Los Angeles

The march — open to all, not just women — will be held Saturday in Downtown L.A. Organizers expect at least 100,000 people to attend, including a roster of artists, actors and musicians. Get details on time, location, route, speakers, organizers, getting there and how the event got started.

The 2016 Election

Dear President-elect: Snapshots from Southern California

Friday's inauguration ceremonies will be bitter for some, a celebration for others. As the country prepares to see Donald Trump sworn in as its 45th president, we've asked Southern Californians of different political stripes to share their thoughts. Listen to five of those perspectives.

Orange County

High surf warning for Orange County through Monday

A high surf warning has been issued for Orange and San Diego counties from Thursday afternoon through Tuesday. Eight to 12-foot waves are expected for Friday with some sets up to 16 feet. Some beach cities, on alert for coastal flooding, are making sand and sandbags available for residents. 


Commission to weigh Echo Park bungalows' bid for history

Property owners want to demolish bungalows at 1456 Echo Park Ave. to make room for 12 smaller homes, but a resident's proposal wants the bungalows to be named historic cultural monuments. The city's Cultural Heritage Commission decided today to take the proposal under consideration.

SoCal, What's Good?

Meltdown Comics & Collectibles

What it is:
If the success of numerous superhero blockbusters is any indication, this could very well be the golden age for Meltdown Comics & Collectibles in West Hollywood. The shop has an incredible variety of comic books, graphic novels, zines, toys, figurines and gifts for the nerd you love.
Why it's cool:
Unlike some specialty shops, Meltdown has a legacy of meeting customers where they are. In other words, even someone looking to buy their first comic is welcome.
You should know:
In addition to the selection of comics and collectibles, Meltdown hosts a variety of live events (screenings, stand-up, podcast tapings, talks, etc.) almost every day of the week. Check their site to find one that suits you.