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A Los Angeles man accused of leaving a dog to die from the heat inside an abandoned stolen van has been sentenced to more than a year in state prison.
A UC Berkeley study found that 567,000 workers – 37 percent of L.A.'s salaried and hourly non-government workers – would get a raise if the minimum wage is increased to $13.25.
Changes to the proposal have been made to minimize possible traffic congestion and water waste. Those changes include the date, location and water disposal plans.
Researchers believe music training played a role in the educational achievements of children in an L.A.-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students.
The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. These huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
The shooting sparked protests outside LAPD headquarters by people who said it was another case of excessive use of force. But witnesses are scarce, says the inspector general.
The bill would prevent the use of antibiotics for the fattening of livestock. Farm groups support it; consumer and health advocates say it doesn't go far enough.
Apple says it found no evidence of a widespread problem in iCloud or its Find my iPhone service in the hack, which involved photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and others.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner and Kern County Superior Court Judge Cory Woodward will remain on the bench despite the censures.
Sotloff, a journalist, had last been seen in Syria in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group.
The fire is part of 17 blazes sparked in the Happy Camp Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest by lightning strikes from an Aug. 11 thunderstorm.
The fire was sparked by a traffic collision involving a pickup truck hauling a trailer and a passenger vehicle off the I-15. One person in the truck was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Dunkin' Donuts arrived in Los Angeles to crowds Tuesday morning. The Santa Monica store is the first Dunkin Donuts full restaurant to open in Southern California.
The massive schools of anchovies are drawing Humpback whales to central California coast and they can be seen until early October this year, according to Capital Public Radio.
Homicide investigators believe some of the shootings may be gang related but have not yet linked the incidents.
An American Airlines jet bound for North Texas has safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport after the front windshield cracked. Nobody onboard was hurt.
The Pentagon said it was still "assessing the results of the operation." Local Somali officials said the U.S. airstrikes hit near a meeting of the al-Qaida affiliated group.
The Safe Spaces Initiative would create intervention programs within mosques nationwide to thwart violent extremism. LA's counterterrorism chief welcomes the plan.
A new study says climate change will increase the chances that decades long dry spells will hit the Southwest during the next century.
The California Coastal Commission got new authority to fine landowners who block public access to beaches. So far, the agency hasn't issued any citations.
Close to 2,000 child migrants were reunited with relatives in LA County since the start of the year.
The low-cost carrier says it is pushing passengers toward paperless boarding using their smartphones or tablets and trying to save money.
In immigration news: Feds say migrant kids not mistreated, concern over border militias, immigrants risk losing insurance, moreMulti-American | | September 02 2014, 11:51 AM
Federal investigators say they've been unable to substantiate complaints from advocates that unaccompanied minor migrants were mistreated after being taken into custody. This and more.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 2 and headlines include a minimum wage proposal for Los Angeles, an $8 billion price tag to fix the city's infrastructure, and an endorsement for Elan Carr.
Demand for bottled water in the Golden State has been booming, but what effect does the industry's use of California's water supply have on the state's drought?
Some 2,000 'Dreamers' enrolled at UC schools will find added resources, including more financial aid, advisers and services.
One of Los Angeles County's largest homeless camp cleanups in recent years will continue on Tuesday, dismantling between 17 and 20 dwellings near South Pasadena.
Director Morten Tyldum and writer Graham Moore discuss their film about WWII British code breaker Alan Turing, who became a hero but then paid for his homosexuality.
The actor explains how the desire to overcome creative pitfalls motivated him to direct the documentary about musician and mentor Seymour Bernstein.
Among the most contentious bills debated late into the legislative session was a package of laws regulating the pumping of groundwater in California.
Mayor Eric Garcetti is pitching a hike for the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $13.25 an hour. Is it fair to expect businesses to shoulder a steep wage increase?
The leak of celebrity nude photos stolen from iCloud storage has sparked concern about privacy issues and cybersecurity. The large cache of photos include pictures of actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst, model Kate Upton, and others.
While many think of retirement as a destination one arrives at after decades of work, for those in the baby boomer generation, it is often just a beginning.
The National Labor Relations Board is considering changes to its definition of what constitutes a “joint employer,” reports the Wall Street Journal. The move could impact millions of temp and freelance workers.
Nude photos of celebrities were leaked online over the weekend. The incident raises questions about personal online etiquette.
Some California communities are keeping a closer eye on where their water comes from and where it goes. One concern is bottled water.
Stuart Murdoch of the indie band Belle and Sebastian, joins Alex Cohen in studio to talk about the new film that he wrote/directed called 'God Help The Girl.'
One fossil discovered in northeast China has given researchers a lot to ponder and might even indicate some interesting child-rearing trends.
This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, guests Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes join A Martinez in studio.
The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest in the nation with its fair share of problems, but Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez is optimistic.
The viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" has brought in $100 million for ALS, but it's also attracted backlash from critics who it's the latest example of 'slacktivism.' What do people with ALS and their families make of the challenge?
A new investigation has revealed foster kids and teenagers in California are being prescribed powerful psychotropic medication at an alarmingly high rate.
Big money is nothing new in politics but new data shows how several court decisions have paved the way for an unprecedented amount of spending on campaigns.
Decades of fighting in Iraq has traumatized many locals, which is why the Trauma Rehabilitation and Training Center has stepped up to treat PTSD and depression patients.
Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were leaked this weekend. The FBI says it is investigating what may be an underground celebrity nude trading ring.
A Los Angeles-based Muslim civil rights organization wants to introduce an intervention program to diver young American Muslims away from violent extremism.
The bearded, snarling mascot has existed since the 1920s, but did not appear at Coachella Valley High School's season opening football game on Friday.