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LAPD officer who died was beaten in training, mother claims

Jun. 25, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer who died of neck injuries suffered during training had been beaten by fellow officers in an exercise meant to “simulate a mob,” according to a wrongful-death claim filed against the city by his mother. Houston Tipping, 32, was...

Los Angeles mayor proclaims Juneteenth official city holiday

Jun. 06, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday signed a proclamation making Juneteenth an official city holiday to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. Garcetti said during a signing ceremony at City Hall that the commemoration was overdue and a small...

Groundbreaking held for space shuttle Endeavour's LA museum

Jun. 01, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday for a museum that will permanently exhibit the retired NASA space shuttle Endeavour in Los Angeles. Endeavour will be displayed vertically as if ready for launch, complete with a massive external tank and solid rocket...

Liberal Los Angeles could take right turn in mayor's race

May. 27, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many voters in heavily Democratic Los Angeles are seething over rising crime and homelessness and that could prompt the city to take a turn to the political right for the first time in decades. One of the leading candidates for mayor is Rick Caruso, a...

Probe: LA mayor 'likely knew' about alleged sex misconduct

May. 10, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A top Senate Republican released an investigation Tuesday that concluded Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti “likely knew or should have known” that a former top adviser was allegedly sexually harassing city employees, a finding that appears to contradict the mayor's assertion...

In drought-ravaged California, water use is up dramatically

May. 10, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's water use jumped dramatically in March, state officials said Tuesday, as one of the driest stretches on record prompted a wave of homeowners to start watering their lawns earlier than usual in defiance of Gov. Gavin Newsom's pleas for conservation amid a...

Mayor in troubled LA wants more spending for homeless, LAPD

Apr. 20, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a city struggling with rising crime rates and an out-of-control homeless crisis, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday proposed boosting spending for police and funneling a record amount — more than $1 billion — into housing and other programs to help those those...

$1.8 billion connector for LA light-rail lines 90% complete

Apr. 18, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $1.8 billion facility intended to connect Metro light-rail lines under downtown Los Angeles is 90% complete and test runs of trains are underway, officials said Monday. The Regional Connector Project was designed to save commuters’ time by eliminating...

LA Mayor Garcetti says goodbye with next role unclear

Apr. 14, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered what amounted to a farewell speech to his city Thursday at a time when it’s not clear when, or where, he’s going. The two-term Democrat delivered his final State of the City address as his nomination by President Joe...