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In Los Angeles County alone, more than 1.1 million people receive benefits from CalFresh. Many will lose benefits if the GOP bill becomes law.
The project's critics produce a video in which they say the Building and Safety chief "lies" about the timing of his involvement with Millennium.
Three schools in the city of Paramount were placed on lockdown while authorities searched for a man who was reportedly carrying a gun nearby.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to establish California's first rules for how oil drillers use a technique known as fracking.
Hardly anyone noticed five years ago, when rules for the Emmy’s changed to allow Internet entries. Now new distribution platforms are making waves.
BlackBerry said Friday that it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss a week earlier than the results were expected.
State lawmakers are demanding an audit into the legally questionable sterilization procedures in California prisons between 1997 and 2010, to find out if coercion was involved.
Former president George W. Bush isn't fondly remembered by progressives for much, but anti-hunger advocates credit him for his strong support of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Testimony has ended in a negligence lawsuit against the promoter of Michael Jackson's planned comeback concerts.
The number of people who die each year because of medical errors in hospitals may be twice as high as previously estimated. An analysis suggest that 210,000 or more people may suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death.
The Deep Impact spacecraft smashed a comet with a projectile in 2005 to give scientists a peek of the interior.
Police detained three people after a fight erupted outside a Pasadena Apple Store where a crowd waited overnight for release of the new iPhone.
Find out when and where the 405 will be closed this weekend, along with other planned closures happening throughout Southern California.
13 people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot in a neighborhood known as the Back of the Yards in Chicago's South Side.
Twin disasters — hurricanes that this week struck both sides of the nation — have been devastating. Authorities say 97 people have died in the flooding.
It took 14 painstaking months to bring the beloved classic to a new dimension. On screens for one week only, it was set to open Friday at the newly renovated Chinese Theater.
We've asked our readers to identify dangerous areas for pedestrians in L.A. and have mapped those locations alongside intersections that the city considers dangerous.
The city of Downey was once a hub of America's efforts to explore space, but few in the community southeast of Los Angeles remember those glory days.
Did we mention it's beer week? It's true, and we're totally there. You should be too. Here's everything you need to know.
Two powerful tropical storms — Manuel and Ingrid — wreaked havoc on both of Mexico's coasts Tuesday. As the country struggles to recover from the damage, here's a list of resources.
With one foot in San Diego's gangs and another on the road to college, Eduardo Corona's life is the quintessential story of a low-income high school student.
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Bidding has ended on the "Breaking Bad" memorabilia auction to some rather surprising results.
Some immigration reform proponents see it as a blow - others as a silver lining, as two more Republicans leave the House 'Gang of Seven' bipartisan coalition.
Mayor Eric Garcetti spent Friday morning meeting with Angelenos in a temporary office erected in two parking spots in Boyle Heights. Really.
In an article in "New Republic," father and writer Mark Oppenheimer argues that ballet and classical instrument lessons teach kids the wrong lessons.
Job gains were in areas like leisure and hospitality, construction and financial services. California's unemployment rate is still higher than the nation's.
In immigration news: 'Gang of 7' bill appears dead, use of force on border, House GOP leader talks 'earned' citizenship for youths, moreMulti-American | | September 20 2013, 9:55 AM
A member of the bipartisan House 'Gang of Seven' working on an immigration reform plan acknowledges the proposal isn't going anywhere. This and more.
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Add into the mix some printable bingo cards, and you've got yourself an exciting night... -ish. You can also print out your own Emmys ballot right here.
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Claudia Puig and Wade Major to review this week’s releases including Enough Said, Prisoners, Rush and more! TGI-FilmWeek!
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Claudia Puig and Wade Major to review this week’s releases including Enough Said, Prisoners, Rush and more! And later, actor Daniel Bruhl is here to talk about his leading role in Rush. TGI-FilmWeek!
The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards are always full of glamor and glitz, but what do people really want to know? Who brought home the most gold statues!
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party Download podcast and radio show.
The bipartisan Gang of Seven in the House has lost two more members. Republican representatives Sam Johnson and John Carter - both of Texas - announced they were resigning from the group.
All up and down California, an estimated 70,000 people will join together this Saturday for the state's annual coastal cleanup, picking up trash on beaches, near creeks and in rivers.
His work has been banned, glorified and enshrined in high school reading lists around the world. Now the reclusive writer J.D. Salinger is the subject of documentary and companion book exploring his career and personal life.
A Martinez talks to USA Today's Senior Technology Reporter, Alistair Barr, about the possibility that Google will stop using cookies and instead, introduce a new web tracking system that could change advertising on the internet.
California is currently home to about 50 Indian casinos. If Senator Dianne Feinstein has her way, there won't be another one built here any time soon.
As Colorado evacuees return home after the flood, water managers along rivers downstream are watching reservoirs rise. From the Fronteras Desk, Laurel Morales maps out where the water went.
It was all joy and smiles in Dodgers stadium, last night — the team won the NL West division title —with a 7-to-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. That makes them the first major league team this year to clinch their spot in the playoffs.
Time now for the harvest moon edition of the Friday Flashback, our weekly analysis of some of the big stories making news. Happy to be joined again today by Nancy Cook of National Journal and by James Rainey of the L.A. Times.
Mexico has been battered by twin storms this week. While Hurricane Ingrid hit the eastern Gulf Coast, tropical storm Manuel drenched the Pacific coast, bringing floods and devastation to the resort city of Acapulco and surrounding areas.
"Generation Iron", directed by Vlad Yudin, follows a new generation of bodybuilders in their quest to be crowned Mr. Olympia.
Who was Hannah Crafts? Was she really a former slave? This week, an English Professor from a small university in Rock Hill, South Carolina thinks he may have found the answer.
The Loh Down On Science
Thank heaven for little girls! (And little boys.)
Samantha Geimer speaks about for the first time about her life changing encounter with Roman Polanski as a child. In her book she delves into the repercussions, and how her life was impacted by the events.
The film “Rush” portrays the mid-70’s rivalry between Formula 1 racecar drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during racing's heyday. Bruhl’s most recent and perhaps most well-known role came in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds,” in which he plays the German war hero Fredrick Zoller.
It's clear right from the start that Pope Francis' views on social issues are markedly different from his predecessors, John Paul II and Benedict XVI. In an lengthy interview in La Civiltà Cattolica, a Jesuit magazine, the pontiff has laid out his vision and priorities for the Catholic Church.
California has an average jobless rate of 8.9 percent this year. Its gross domestic product is 2.7 percent. But if economists at the University of Pacific are right, the Golden State is about to experience a bit of dramatic growth.
Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with marine biologist Milton Love about a cheap, simple solution for barotrauma, which affects rockfish caught by sport anglers.
The weirder, goofier literary successor to Poe, HP Lovecraft's short horror stories have given rise to a film festival in their honor.