Tens of thousands of Haitians living in the U.S. under what is known as Temporary Protected Status or TPS could soon lose their permission to remain in the country, unnerving others like those from Central America who also hold the special status.
A shark advisory remains in effect for parts of a Santa Barbara beach after a shark attacked a kayaker Thursday morning and bit into the side of his boat near Stearns Wharf. "That thing was hungry," said the kayaker, who was uninjured and able to swim to safety. "It wasn't a nudge."
It's been three decades since Congress passed a law requiring school districts to identify and meet the unique needs of homeless students. The law has helped address some barriers, advocates say, but it has not solved major problems, and challenges remain with implementation and resources.
Experts examined the ratio of births to OB-GYNs in 50 U.S. cities. Riverside topped the list with each OB handling an average of 248 births a year. The average New York City doctor, by comparison, handles 80 births each year. L.A. has the eighth-highest ratio on the list at 129 births each year.
President Donald Trump's embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position. Sean Spicer's decision appears to be linked to the appointment of a new White House communications director, New York financier Anthony Scaramucci.
Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca asked to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction. A judge denied the request but the decision can also be appealed. Baca, 75, is scheduled to surrender next week to begin serving his three-year prison sentence for his role in a conspiracy to block an FBI investigation into inmate abuse.
The Democratic Party has set its sights on flipping five Republican-held SoCal congressional districts. At least 24 Democratic candidates have declared their intent to run in one of the five districts, but none have held public office, and only a few have campaigned before.
From gazing at the night sky in the Santa Monica mountains to watching a weiner dog race in Cypress, we've got a list of food, festivals, and nighttime activities to check out this weekend (including a plan for those staying at home: FYF Fest live stream on Twitter!). See our full roundup.
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.