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LA authorities announce arrests in smash-and-grab robberies

Dec. 02, 2021 22:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities in Los Angeles on Thursday announced more than a dozen arrests in recent smash-and-grab thefts at stores where nearly $340,000 worth of merchandise was stolen, part of a rash of organized retail crime in California. Fourteen people were...

Pilot program to divert 911 calls about homelessness in LA

Nov. 23, 2021 18:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles residents who dial 911 for nonviolent issues related to homelessness will have their calls diverted away from law enforcement to trained, unarmed professionals under a pilot program announced Tuesday. The new initiative is being tested in...

LA mayor, recovered from COVID, warns of winter virus surge

Nov. 17, 2021 23:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti, who just returned from quarantine overseas after developing COVID-19 in Scotland, warned Wednesday that a coronavirus surge was likely during the upcoming holiday season and urged residents to get vaccinated to keep case numbers and hospitalizations...

Strict vaccine mandate begins for Los Angeles businesses

Nov. 09, 2021 05:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before feasting on pancakes, burgers and milkshakes inside the Fred 62 diner in Los Angeles, patrons must now fork over proof of their COVID-19 vaccines for a waiter's inspection under new city coronavirus rules that are among the country's strictest. ...

Proof of vax required as strict mandate takes effect in LA

Nov. 07, 2021 10:51 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yoga studio owner David Gross felt relieved after Los Angeles passed a vaccine mandate that is among the strictest in the country, a measure taking effect Monday that requires proof of shots for everyone entering a wide variety of businesses from restaurants to shopping...

Los Angeles mayor says his COVID-19 symptoms are mild

Nov. 05, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday his symptoms of COVID-19 have been mild. Garcetti spoke to Los Angeles TV station KABC from his hotel room in Glasgow, Scotland, where he is quarantining since testing positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 05, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Despite false...

The Latest: Britain's government: 'end of coal is in sight'

Nov. 03, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

The latest on U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — Britain’s government has claimed that the “end of coal is in sight” after 18 countries including Poland, Vietnam and Chile committed for the first time to phase out and not build or invest in...

LA mayor Garcetti tests positive for virus at climate summit

Nov. 03, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday while attending the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, an event that has drawn world leaders and tens of thousands of other people from around the world. His...

LA Mayor Garcetti tests positive for COVID-19 in Scotland

Nov. 03, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is on a trip to the U.N. climate conference in Scotland, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, his office said in a posting on his official Twitter account. “He is feeling good and isolating in his hotel...