Los Angeles Marks 25th Since Infamous L.A. Riots After Police Acquittals In Rodney King Beating

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LA peace parades mark 25th anniversary of Rodney King riots


The march and festival also looked to a future as community organizations deal with problems still confronting South L.A.

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Venice Beach Freakshow shutting its doors after 11 years


After 11 years of calling the boardwalk home, the fire-eaters and sword swallowers will have to find new digs.


It's good time to get rid of your expired drugs

It's national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Bring your pills, bottles and other meds and no one will ask any questions. The service is free and anonymous.

Wild is the wind in SoCal

Those high winds are sticking around for one more day. The strongest will be in the San Fernando Valley, where gusts could reach 40 or 50 miles per hour.

Man vandalizes Rodeo Drive shops by ramming it with a Mercedes

Beverly Hills police say they are looking for a man who deliberately drove his Mercedes-Benz into boutiques on Rodeo Drive.

'Hands Around City Hall' event marks LA Riots anniversary

Hundreds of people, including City Hall employees and schoolchildren, take part in symbolic gesture of "cross-cultural unity."

Detectives searching father's house in missing boy probe

Authorities are searching for "forensic evidence" and have also brought in a scent detection dog.

Latasha Harlins' death and why Korean-Americans were targets in the '92 riots

Tensions between blacks and Koreans in L.A. were high by the 90s. But Latasha Harlins' death in 1991 assured that Koreans would be targeted when the time came.

Mom, daughter share the scars of the LA Riots

Elvira Evers was nine months pregnant when she took a bullet in the abdomen during the 1992 L.A. Riots. As the 25 anniversary of the riots approaches, Elvira and her daughter Jessica, now 25-years-old, reflect on how the riots left a literal mark on their lives.

Teacher explains how he helped students through the LA Riots

Fernando Pullum was a high school music teacher in 1992. Today, he runs a community arts center with a mission to give kids hope — and music lessons.

Looking for tech solutions to foster care's problems

Today's mantra that "there's a technological solution to everything" hasn't reached LA County's social welfare systems... yet.

Paid parking opens up spaces at Valley Red Line lots

Metro has begun charging $3 to park at the North Hollywood and Universal City stations. The lots, which used to fill up by 7 a.m., haven't been as crowded.

'Let it Fall' creator John Ridley discusses forces behind LA Riots

The Oscar winner grew up in Wisconsin and moved out to Southern California to try and break into Hollywood in the early 1990s. He talked to Alex Cohen on Morning Edition about some of the driving forces behind his documentary about the L.A. Riots.

When LA erupted in anger: A look back at the LA Riots

This week 25 years ago, policemen were acquitted in the savage beating of African-American Rodney King.

How Long Beach cut 21 percent of its homeless population in 2 years

The city released numbers from its bi-annual homeless count on Tuesday, saying its homeless population fell by nearly 500 people — from 2,345 in 2015 to 1,843.

California lawmakers consider legal aid for deported vets

The bill would commit the state to paying lawyers who would help honorably discharged military vets with green cards who have been deported.