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Los Angeles OKs sweeping ban on homeless camps near schools

Aug. 09, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Homeless encampments that have proliferated in nearly every neighborhood of Los Angeles will no longer be allowed within 500 feet (152 meters) of schools and day care centers under a sweeping ban approved Tuesday during a City Council meeting disrupted by protesters who said...

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully

Aug. 03, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who entertained and informed Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years. Scully, the longest tenured broadcaster with a single team in pro sports history, died Tuesday night at 94. ___ ...

New Los Angeles bridge opens, then quickly closes amid chaos

Jul. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest bridge in Los Angeles, a $588-million architectural marvel with views of the downtown skyline, opened to great fanfare on July 10. It has already been closed, to great dismay, several times since then amid chaos and collisions. The 6th Street Viaduct...

Family of 14-year-old girl shot by LA police files lawsuit

Jul. 26, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of a 14-year-old girl killed by Los Angeles police in a clothing store last year have filed a lawsuit against the department and the officer whose rifle round pierced a dressing room wall. Valentina Orellana Peralta and her mother were shopping for...

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...