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Archive for April 16th, 2014
A fire truck crashed into Lu Dumpling House near Garfield and Emerson avenues at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Syreeta McFadden used to dread being photographed. Cameras made her skin look darkened and distorted. Now a photographer herself, she's learned to capture various hues of brown skin.
Former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.
The country's Justice Ministry made the announcement that it was moving the prison's 2,400 inmates because of fears that Sunni insurgents might overrun the complex.
The Democratic governor wants a new constitutional amendment that will set aside capital gains revenue, provide a reserve for schools and pay down debt faster.
Dubbed "Operation Crossover," Seal Beach police and several agencies including SWAT arrested several suspected gang members in connection with more than 100 burglaries.
A community of Syro-Malabar Catholics strives to keep American-born offspring in the fold while preserving language and culture from their homeland of Southern India.
One man has turned his fascination with Buddhist and Hindu sculpture into a successful Southern California business that also keeps an ancient tradition alive.
Judge Kathleen Kennedy told Robert Rizzo, "It's good to say you're sorry. But it doesn’t change the fact you did some very bad things for a very long time."
The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.
The Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected. It is also being blamed for Monday's bomb attack that killed more than 70 people in Nigeria's capital.
Kevin "Kayvon" Edson was arrested Tuesday after carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.
Many Californians remain without health insurance this year, choosing instead to pay a fine for forgoing health insurance required by the Affordable Care Act.
Access resources for entrepreneurs looking to start a business in Los Angeles.
Get key statistics on California's employment and labor market from the state's Employment Development Department.
Get educated about common challenges and problems facing personal investors using these tools from the SEC.
Many community colleges are struggling with completion rates. The state average is 48 percent. Southern California colleges range from 61 to 31 percent.
The ruling stems from a dispute involving the delta smelt and is welcomed by environmentalists seeking to protect the tiny fish that are the length of your finger.
The attorney and former Internet entrepreneur has raised more money than most of his better-known opponents in the crowded race to succeed Congressman Henry Waxman.
The new L.A. Register's first page is heavy on pretty pictures and short on news. Most of the page is taken up by "The Register's guide to L.A.'s rooftop scene."
The film that shut down in Georgia after a crew member was killed could resume production in L.A.
The L.A. Unified school board had taken issue with special education services at two high performing Huntington Park schools. They'll now be overseen by the county.
ICEF charter school group won a $845,000 federal grant. It'll use it to teach healthy eating and track student health indicators.
The mayor and the pop culture impresario announced the two-day festival, slated for Labor Day weekend. Concerns remain over the effect on downtown residents and businesses.
In immigration news: Executive action not part of Obama's plan, NYPD drops Muslim spying unit, 'Border Guards,' moreMulti-American | | April 16 2014, 10:23 AM
Both the White House and faith leaders who met with President Obama on Wednesday are saying there are no plans for Obama to take executive action on immigration. This and more.
Respondents are divided over whether inefficient water use is to blame. A majority favors relaxing environmental restrictions to divert more water to human uses.
As home values go up again, so do property taxes. L.A. County will reassess 345,000 homes to provide additional revenue for discretionary spending.
Jay-Z is coming to LA. Today the rapper appeared with mayor Eric Garcetti to announce that his Made in America music festival is coming to downtown's Grand Park come Labor Day.
Believe it or not, scientists have genetically modified goats with spider DNA to secrete spider silk in their milk. The silk is incredibly strong and is being harvested for medical uses, like replacing ligaments or making protective material with the strength of kevlar.
The state's historic drought means many farmers in the Central Valley are still struggling to keep their crops alive. Reservoirs and wells are running dry.
An oyster farm on the Northern California coast is taking its fight to stay open to the Supreme Court. It's the latest move in a years-long legal battle by Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Marin County.
Millennials — the term for young people between 18 and 33 — are beginning to change things. They are the first demographic group to rival the baby boomers in size, and they're creating new demands in everything from living spaces to work styles.
According to one report, Intuit, the makers of Turbo Tax who are based here in Southern California, spent $11.5 million lobbying Congress. Not to simplify the process, but to prevent people from being able to file federal returns for free.
The bloody drug wars in Mexico have claimed the lives of more than 70,000 people since they began last decade.
Do Republicans or Democrats benefit more from the Supreme Court's ruling to loosen limits on political contributions?
Many Californians remain without health insurance this year, choosing instead to pay a fine for forgoing the Affordable Care Act.
Throughout Latin America people are observing Semana Santa, and as it turns out, the week is a huge boost to businesses on the U.S. side of the border.
In the wake of 9/11, the New York Police Department launched a program known as the Demographics Unit. The controversial unit tracked Muslims as part of an effort to stop terrorism threats, relying on databases which looked at where Muslims lived, shopped, worked and prayed.
A new study out of Simon Fraser University conducted experiments with over 3,000 participants playing video games to determine the peak of their cognitive development. They also looked at how we adapt as our brains get older.
50 Shades Of Black features pieces inspired by the 12-inch record cover format and is inspired by Shepard Fairey's love for music like British punk rockers the Clash.
Starting today, the new newspaper The Los Angeles Register will be available at 5,500 retail locations throughout L.A. County. But the city already has one paper of record, the LA Times.
The NBA playoff picture will be in full focus by the end of the night, will the road to the Stanley Cup go through Southern California? And college kids might finally get to eat.
In Los Angeles, families with close ties to the Mexican state of Michoacán are playing a role in an effort to end the violent drug conflict in their home country, spurring a debate over the armed civilian groups that have risen to counter drug cartels.
The Loh Down On Science
Another pregnancy surprise, revealed!
Thinkers such as Richard Dawkins, the late Christopher Hitchens, and Lawrence Krauss, have vehemently argued that breakthroughs in modern science have irrefutably proven that God does not exist.
The man authorities say masterminded a scheme that fleeced the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell out of millions of dollars has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for income tax evasion, the AP reports.
After an FDA committee approved unanimously to recommend that the Pap smear be replaced with a HPV test in March, the company behind the high-tech test has asked the Food and Drug Administration to adopt it as a first-choice screening tool to detect cervical cancer, a move that has angered many patient groups.
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck joins Larry for AirTalk’s monthly check-in.
Cassette tapes may seem to have been buried by the Internet, but they’re still spinning along, and one of America's biggest cassette producers is a small business in Pasadena.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, we talk with a man who's been selling used Mustangs from the same address since 1969. Prices have gone up since then.