The U.S. Department of Justice announced new conditions for law enforcement grants that tie funding to immigration enforcement, prompting local officials to weigh how the action might affect their policing budgets.
Work on the Crenshaw light rail line will close lanes overnight on the I-405 Freeway beginning next week. It's not quite as epic as Carmageddon but the closures on one the country's busiest freeways are sure to inconvenience some drivers.
Senate Republicans have at least narrowed the options on what comes next for the Affordable Care Act — casting two separate votes since Tuesday that knocked out a "repeal-only" proposal and rejected a plan for replacement.
The water coming into city faucets from Northern California is plentiful, but for water users who depend on groundwater, the local rain and snow was meager. L.A. is getting creative with the surplus of snowmelt — for example, refilling Silver Lake Reservoir with drinking water instead of treated wastewater.
L.A.-based theater artist Nancy Keystone and Critical Mass Performance Group rehearse “Untitled Communion" – her search for some elusive place to laugh at the country’s current political climate will open REDCAT's New Original Works Festival.
A Southern California police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old won't face criminal charges. The Orange County district attorney's office says there's insufficient evidence to show Santa Ana Detective David Prewett committed a crime when he shot Steve Salgado in January.
After seven years of vowing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans Wednesday fell short in their effort to undo major portions of former President Barack Obama's health law. The vote was 55-45; seven Republicans voted against the legislation.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed air-quality legislation tied to an extension of the state's cap and trade law to address climate change. The legislation signed Wednesday requires stepped up efforts to monitor and improve air quality around major sources of air pollution such as oil refineries.
President Donald Trump has announced that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military. "The United States Government will not accept or allow ... Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Trump wrote in a series of tweets.
The death of 27-year-old Danny Pham has resulted in the suspension of five jail employees and is the latest scandal to hit OC law enforcement. Pham was scheduled to be released from jail July 10 after serving a three-month sentence for auto theft. Instead, he died in his cell on July 3.
As California hospitals get better at protecting patient data, hackers get more sophisticated. "We are probably more vulnerable today," says one expert. L.A. County-USC Medical Center tells KPCC the hospital has an emergency plan for hacking, just as it would for an earthquake.
High-end home construction has ramped up since the recession, and some neighbors are complaining. After hearing from angry residents who are worried about pollution and safety, L.A. officials decided that trucks can haul away tons of dirt from a pair of sites — but with conditions.
L.A. Zoo visitors are getting their first glimpses of a new baby giraffe. The female Masai giraffe born July 11 made its public debut Wednesday. The new creature, still without a name, stands about 6 feet tall and weighs 156 pounds. It's the second baby born to mother Zainabu and father Philip.
An expert told federal agents "that if someone had been bitten by one of the cobras, they likely would have died as there is not a ready source of anti-venom" nearby. The closest source, at San Diego's zoo, was too far for someone with a king cobra bite to travel.
A person could spend hours browsing the shops of Little Tokyo's outdoor plaza. But for Japanese beauty products, head straight to Make Asobi. Countless skincare and makeup products line the walls in neatly organized rows, so finding what you're looking for — and making impulse buys — is almost too easy.
Why it's cool:
The merchandise at Make Asobi is amazing, but the attention they pay to customers is what makes the experience. Products are labeled in English and Japanese, and employees are ready to answer questions.
You should know:
Make Asobi's strong suit is skincare products. Don't leave without buying a sheet mask (or twelve).