Archive for February 21st, 2018

LA's economy is strong — but not for all workers

Business & Economy | | February 21 2018, 7:32 PM

We're doing better than we have since the recession. Although unemployment is below five percent, many of these jobs aren't stable or well-paying.

Orange County struggles to find motels to house homeless

Local | | February 21 2018, 7:07 PM

Workers are frantically calling motel owners, seeking rooms for the homeless people being removed from the Santa Ana riverbed.

Why LA city sexual harassment claims have gone way up

Politics | | February 21 2018, 6:52 PM

Until recently, the city of LA's Personnel Department had received just 35 reports of harassment in a five-year stretch. Recently, reports have drastically increased.

California lawmaker Tony Mendoza, accused of sexual misconduct, apologizes

Politics | | February 21 2018, 5:34 PM

Mendoza apologized Wednesday to anyone who felt uncomfortable because of his behavior but flatly denied two of the more serious allegations.

Overheard threat helps foil Whittier school shooting plot

Crime & Justice | | February 21 2018, 5:24 PM

After a security guard heard a student threaten to open fire at El Camino High School, authorities found two assault rifles and nearly 100 high-capacity magazines at his home.

Los Angeles sheriff's deputy accused of sexually assaulting 6 inmates

Crime & Justice | | February 21 2018, 5:21 PM

Giancarlo Scotti was arrested in September after authorities said he went into a cell with two female inmates and engaged in sex acts with them.

California mayors want $1.5 billion to help the homeless

Politics | | February 21 2018, 3:49 PM

A bipartisan group of mayors from the state's largest cities, including Los Angeles, are asking lawmakers to chip in and help them address a growing homeless crisis.

FACT CHECK: Florida school shooting survivors are not 'crisis actors'

Crime & Justice | | February 21 2018, 3:44 PM

Several conspiracy-oriented sites and an aide to a Florida lawmaker claimed two students who survived the Parkland shooting are "crisis actors." They're not.

Do something! Trump hears emotional students, parents

Politics | | February 21 2018, 2:34 PM

Sharing wrenching tales, students and parents appealed to the President to set aside politics and protect school children from gun violence.

FACT CHECK: Why didn't Obama stop Russia's election interference in 2016?

Politics | | February 21 2018, 2:29 PM

President Trump now accepts that Russia launched a wave of active measures against the U.S. but blames his predecessor for not taking any action.

California's coastal marshes could be washed out to sea by 2110

Environment & Science | | February 21 2018, 10:59 AM

We could lose one of California's most defining, and important, ecological features by the end of the century, due to climate change.

Two-thirds of San Gabriel Valley's Asian-Americans are immigrants

Local | | February 21 2018, 10:00 AM

About 67 percent of the more than half a million Asians who call the San Gabriel Valley home are foreign-born, according to a new report.

At Camp Pendleton workshop, troops will learn to fix BMWs | | February 21 2018, 8:28 AM

BMW has opened a new workshop to train service members to be auto technicians. Dealers hope the program will address a worker shortage.

Kikkan Randall wins her 1st medal in cross-country — a gold — after 18 tries

US & World | | February 21 2018, 8:15 AM

Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins are the first American women ever to win a medal in cross-country — and they made it gold.

Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99

US & World | | February 21 2018, 5:42 AM

Graham, the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history and a counselor to presidents, had been treated in recent years for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments.

Episode 4: The Investigation

Crime & Justice | | February 21 2018, 12:00 AM

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigates its own officers’ shootings — a common practice in California. Officials are adamant that their investigations into police shootings are impartial, highly supervised and beyond reproach.

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How 'Dunkirk' brought long lost WWII sounds back to life

Arts & Entertainment | | February 21 2018, 4:44 PM

To immerse audiences in the chaos, terror and heroism of war, sound designer Richard King and his team knew they needed the real thing.

Claes Bang: Working with Ruben Östlund on 'The Square' was like 'the Rolls Royce of acting'

Arts & Entertainment | | February 21 2018, 3:32 PM

The actor says performing dozens of takes on every scene was exhausting, but ultimately fulfilling. It paid off with an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film.


Chief Beck: Here are the qualities LA’s next police chief should have

Crime & Justice | | February 21 2018, 2:56 PM

He wants the next LAPD chief to be someone who is trusted inside and outside the department, is well-grounded in policing and is a good spokesperson.

Sexual harassment in CA Legislature: the latest on the Mendoza investigation and more

| February 21 2018, 9:54 AM

A wave of sexual harassment allegations have swept the California Legislature since the #MeToo movement.

Evangelist pastor Billy Graham’s connections to Hollywood and LA’s post-war generation

| February 21 2018, 9:45 AM

The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99-years-old.

‘Black Panther’: The movie everyone’s talking let’s AirTalk!

| February 21 2018, 9:38 AM

Over President’s Day weekend, Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” smashed the box office, bringing in over $200 million opening weekend and labeling it Fandango’s fourth biggest pre-seller of all time, just on the heels of the last three “Star Wars” movies.

Should CA reform its cash bail system for low income defendants?

| February 21 2018, 9:29 AM

A San Francisco case of a defendant with bail set at $350,000 is getting a lot of attention.

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How to recognize a bot account on social media

| February 21 2018, 1:42 PM

Software programs that infiltrate social media to create disagreement and discord have their tells.

LA Angels' Shohei Ohtani is the Babe Ruth of Japan

| February 21 2018, 1:32 PM

The newest player for the Los Angeles Angels is both a pitcher and a slugger.

Late evangelical leader Billy Graham rose to stardom in LA

Local | | February 21 2018, 11:52 AM

Graham rose to stardom because of an eight-week "pop-up" he did in 1949 near downtown L.A.

Generation Z just might transform America

| February 21 2018, 9:50 AM

They're young, realistic and media savvy. Here's how Generation Z could shape the country and the world.

That fire you're seeing — or smelling — is intentional

| February 21 2018, 9:25 AM

Don't be alarmed if you see smoke billowing out of San Bernardino. It’s not another wildfire. It’s part of a U.S. Forest Service pile burning project.

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