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LA sheriff sends deputies to assess Venice homeless crisis

Jun. 08, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sheriff of Los Angeles County dispatched deputies Tuesday to Venice Beach to assess the homelessness problem, a day after he called out city officials for failing to adequately address the growing number of people sleeping outdoors along the famous strand. ...

Woman with knife arrested during LA mayoral candidate stop

Jun. 07, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities said a homeless woman with a knife was arrested Monday morning at a campaign stop by a mayoral candidate, who was blasting the city for its response to the homeless crisis. The LAPD said a police captain received a minor cut from a 6-inch...

Ex-LA councilman guilty of corruption reports to prison

Jun. 02, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has begun serving a federal prison sentence for corruption, it was reported Wednesday. Prison records show that Englander is serving a 14-month sentence at the U.S. penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona....

AP source: Caroline Kennedy considered for ambassadorship

May. 27, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is giving serious consideration to nominating Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy who served as ambassador to Japan during the Obama administration, to serve in a high-profile ambassadorial role, according to a person familiar...

AP source: Biden picks LA mayor, envoy for ambassador posts

May. 27, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to announce he is nominating former senior State Department official Nicholas Burns to serve as his ambassador to China and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be his ambassador to India, according to a person familiar with the matter. ...

AP source: Biden picks LA mayor, envoy for ambassador posts

May. 26, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to announce he is nominating former senior State Department official Nicholas Burns to serve as his ambassador to China and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be his ambassador to India, according to a person familiar with the matter. ...

Judge: LA response to homelessness crisis moving too slowly

May. 26, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a sweeping lawsuit about the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles on Wednesday chided the city and county of LA for their slow progress in providing shelter for thousands of unhoused residents who live near freeways. During...

New $1.7B Los Angeles International Airport concourse opens

May. 24, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive new $1.73 billion concourse with 15 gates opened Monday at Los Angeles International Airport. Known as West Gates, it will serve both international and domestic flights. “This is a big day in a big city that’s...

Police say antisemitic attacks in Los Angeles may be related

May. 20, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating a potential link between two antisemitic attacks this week in a heavily Jewish neighborhood of the city, authorities said Thursday. The violence in the city's Fairfax District both involved vehicles flying...

Police probe sidewalk brawl involving Palestinian supporters

May. 19, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A brawl involving pro-Palestinians who attacked Jewish diners at a Los Angeles restaurant will be investigated as a hate crime, the city's mayor said. Witnesses said members of a car caravan flying Palestinian flags attacked outdoor diners just before...