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During "Operation Mountain Top," Gerges says agents confiscated 92 pounds of meth — and 50 kilograms of cocaine.
An L.A. Superior Court judge Wednesday gave the city permission to move forward with a gang injunction that would cover most of Echo Park and parts of Silver Lake.
Kei Iwamoto, a radiation researcher with UCLA, says the pollution may pose a threat to the immediate area — but beachgoers in California shouldn't worry.
The adult film industry's trade association is calling for a moratorium on filming after an actor tested positive for HIV.
The government culled thousands of emails between Americans and misrepresented its surveillance efforts at least three times in three years, a 2011 FISA court opinion says.
A list of seismically vulnerable buildings in L.A. will be available to city officials next month. It complies risky structures with a non-ductile concrete design.
A former Encino cosmetic surgeon has been pleaded not guilty to killing a 61-year-old patient by administering a toxic mixture of drugs during liposuction surgery.
Caltrans says it will cost $16.5 million to fix the tunnel connecting the 2 Freeway to I-5, which was heavily damaged by a fiery tanker accident last month. It could reopen by Christmas.
A Los Angeles man who repeatedly molested his 10-year-old stepdaughter has been sentenced to six years in jail, as well as four years of probation.
The White House has come out against legislation that singles out dogs based solely on their breed in order to stem dog attacks and curb the amount of unwanted shelter animals.
A wildfire burning west of Yosemite National Park has forced evacuations and the closure of Highway 120, blocking one of the key entryways to the popular tourist destination.
When a gunman walked into a school near Atlanta with an assault rifle and other weapons. Antoinette Tuff says she spent about an hour telling him about her life.
Vintage bike polo gets a major urban makeover. The game has now exploded from 11 registered teams in to more than 175 in the last six years.
Dermatologists say it's a lot easier to manage the skin cancer risk to young people from indoor tanning than it is to ban the sun.
As the millennial generation questions ownership of nearly everything, they are opting instead to spend money on experiences.
The National Association of Realtors says sales jumped 6.5 percent from a 5.06 million pace in June, to 5.39 million, approaching a healthy level for the first time since November 2009.
The former Army intelligence analyst is responsible for the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history. A judge handed down his sentence Wednesday.
Former Green Dot Charter Schools president Marshall Tuck has announced he'll run for the highest education post in California: Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Regional water regulators say Shell must rewrite part of a plan to clean up toxic chemicals found at the site of a former tank farm in Carson.
7 things to know before dinner—What's on fire, what's leaking, what's banned, what Pele said to Richard Nixon, Earth's selfieThe Latest | | August 21 2013, 6:00 PM
Catch up quick with a review of today's stories.
LA Councilman Paul Koretz wants to set the age at 21, though it's unclear whether the city has the authority to approve such a law.
The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to study a $3 billion bond proposal that could ultimately repair thousands of miles of failed streets in the city.
Zachary Champommier, 18, was shot after he struck an undercover LA County Sheriff's deputy with his car. The ruling against a federal officer is rare.
The exhibit leaves us to make up our own minds about the man who created the 50-year holy empire of the California missions. Serra does not come off well.
In immigration news: Low turnout for reform opponents, 'blacklisted' Muslim citizenship applicants, evangelical ad campaign, moreMulti-American | | August 21 2013, 11:28 AM
Efforts by immigration reform opponents to put pressure on lawmakers during the August recess have so far seen limited participation. This and more.
7 things to know before lunch—The largest leak, the safest car, the shakiest building, the wildest trip, the trouble with moneyThe Latest | | August 21 2013, 11:02 AM
Catch up quick with a review of today's stories.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21 and headlines include new details on the DWP contract, a push to change fundraising rules in Sacramento, and more staffing for Probation.
With several new state-mandated priorities and funding streams, L.A. Unified officials are still working out how to spend millions in new cash.
The Mission Viejo City Council passed an ordinance this week that could make the organizers of rowdy and disruptive house parties responsible for the costs of law enforcement personnel dispatched to investigate repeated noise complaints.
Environmental groups are objecting to the aims of the Tahoe Regional Planning Association (TRPA), claiming it has become an economic development group above its obligation to protect the health of Lake Tahoe.
Jazz pianist and host of NPR's "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" died yesterday at 95 years old. In addition to countless interviews with fellow musicians, McPartland recorded over 50 jazz albums.
Former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison today for giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.
If an unvaccinated child passes a disease onto a baby who’s too young to be vaccinated, should its parents be able to sue the infected child’s parents for negligence?
Two cert petitions have been filed with the Supreme Court seeking ruling on whether searching a cell phone requires a warrant.
The Loh Down On Science
To delete, or not to delete; that is the question.
Student loans are virtually the only type of loan that can't be discharged in bankruptcy court. A new report from the Center for American Progress argues that changing that rule would be good for students.
Last year, thousands of sea lion pups died off the California coast for reasons that have yet to be definitively discerned. One possible cause might be due to affected food supply. Researchers and marine experts are concerned it might happen again.
The Southwest border is a place where people and cultures collide and inevitably blend into one another. For El Paso artist Peter Svarzbein it was the perfect setting to introduce a food experiment that compliments his latest project.
If you have kids, communicating with them can get tough during their teenage years. Instead of trying to speak to them directly, leave notes around the house, or even email them, you can try a chat app.
The Los Angeles City Council has scheduled another closed door meeting today to discuss a new labor contract with the powerful union that represents Department of Water and Power workers. At the center of contract negotiations lie more than 600 Byzantine work rules.
Forty-five states, including California, have adopted new education guidelines known as Common Core. But a recent poll by Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup shows that most Americans aren't familiar with these new standards.
Puig-mania hits South Beach, turns out Lebron James is just like most normal guys and the NCAA may not be soulless after all. This means it's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered the sports scene for the L.A. Times and ESPN.
As part of our summer food series, where we introduce you to meals best served on sizzling hot summer days, Meghan McCarty brings us a hot weather specialty from Korea.
Hundreds of millions of federal dollars have been spent nudging more students into Advanced Placement classes. Enrollment nearly tripled but a close look at those students test scores show that it might not be worth the investment.
Classes begin at Loyola Law school this week, but this year there are about 20 fewer students than usual. Loyola decided to reduce the size of its incoming class after alumni complained that they couldn't find jobs.
A few weeks ago, San Bernardino County quietly imposed a moratorium on the construction of new solar energy projects. The California Report's Steven Cuevas has the story.
California lawmakers are calling for a state audit of the legally questionable practice of sterilizing women inmates. Experts say it is part of the state’s dark history with a discredited social philosophy.
The water is so contaminated that standing 18 inches away from it for an hour would expose you to five times the amount of radiation that the average nuclear workers gets in a year. Japan's nuclear watchdog said today that it plans to dramatically raise the rating of the leak to a "serious incident".
Netflix and The Weinstein Company have inked a deal that will allow Netflix to stream movies like "Inglorious Basterds", "Silver Linings Playbook" and "The Butler" come 2016.
On Tuesday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a brand new initiative to bring Internet access to people around the world who don't have it. The group is called Internet.org and the goal's to get affordable Internet to the 4 billion people who lack access.
Take Two Evenings
His mike cut out and he had to make Ben Franklin jokes and take notes from Howard Stern, but impressionist Jim Meskimen says he's delighted by his performance in America's Got Talent.
You know Elmore Leonard for his screenplay-perfect crime novels, but he started writing when what paid was Western fiction, and those stories bear all the Leonard hallmarks.