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Saturday's nearly 3 1/2-hour opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum began with a videotaped welcome by President Barack Obama and ended with the lighting of the Olympic torch in the peristyle end.

News, Sports, Los Angeles

First Medals Of Special Olympics World Games To Be Awarded Today

Posted Jul. 26, 2015, 9:10 am

The first medals of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be awarded today, one day after first lady Michelle Obama officially opened Los Angeles' largest sporting event since the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Los Angeles, Police Department

LAPD Issue Tactical Alert Following Spate Of Gang-Related Shootings In South L.A.

Posted Jul. 26, 2015, 9:08 am

Los Angeles police issued a tactical alert Saturday night following a spate of gang-related shootings in South Los Angeles, according to media reports.

News, Los Angeles, Sheriff

10 L.A. County Jail Personnel Relieved Of Duties, Others Reassigned Amid Controversy

Posted Jul. 12, 2015, 9:01 am

Ten people described as jail personnel with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have been relived of duty and a number of others have been reassigned amid an investigation into abusive treatment of an inmate, Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Saturday.

Dodger Stadium.

News, Sports, Los Angeles, Baseball, Dodgers

Viva Los Dodgers: Cuban Heritage Day At Dodger Stadium Today

Posted Jul. 12, 2015, 8:12 am

The Los Angeles Dodgers will celebrate Cuban Heritage Day at today's game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium, with all their Cuban and Cuban-American players participating in the Viva Los Dodgers festival.

News, Los Angeles

Black Lives Matter Activists To Meet With L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Today

Posted Jul. 9, 2015, 9:01 am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will meet today with Black Lives Matter activists who have been calling for the dismissal of police Chief Charlie Beck and two officers involved in last year's fatal shooting of Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old unarmed black man.

News, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Police Department

Bill Cosby Investigation Ongoing, Says LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

Posted Jul. 8, 2015, 11:36 am

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck confirmed today the department has an "ongoing" investigation into Bill Cosby, but the probe is unrelated to a recently released deposition in which the comedian admitted obtaining drugs he intended to give to women with whom he wanted to have sex.

News, Los Angeles, Tourism

Disneyland Resort Gets Extended Tax Break In Exchange For $1B Expansion Commitment

Posted Jul. 8, 2015, 7:20 am

The Anaheim City Council announced today that it has voted to extend a nearly 20-year-old tax exemption scheme benefiting Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for another 30 years -- with the possibility of 15 more after that -- in exchange for a commitment to make a $1 billion investment in its Anaheim Resort operations.

State Senator Tony Mendoza.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Board Of Supervisors

Measure Seeks To Expand Number Of Seats On County Board Of Supervisors From 5 To 7

Posted Jul. 8, 2015, 7:03 am

A bipartisan measure to increase the number of elected supervisors from 5 to 7 members in counties that have more than two million residents authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved Tuesday by the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee. The measure now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Los Angeles, Lax

United Airlines Grounds All Flights; LAX Affected With 10 Outgoing Flights, 2 Incoming

Posted Jul. 8, 2015, 6:45 am

A computer problem affecting United Airlines grounded its fleet throughout the nation for a time today, delaying 10 outbound flights at Los Angeles International Airport, with delays expected to continue as crews work to bring things back to normal.

Sports, Los Angeles, Soccer

Rally Honoring World Cup-Winning Team Set For Downtown Los Angeles

Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 9:04 am

A rally honoring the World Cup-winning U.S. women's soccer team will be held today at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Timothy 'Desert Storm' Bradley.

Sports, Los Angeles, Boxing

Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley Ends Jessie Vargas's Undefeated Reign In Boxing

Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:35 am

Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley scored a unanimous 12-round decision over previously undefeated Jessie Vargas Saturday night at StubHub Center to win the interim World Boxing Organization welterweight championship.

David Ryu, L.A. Councilman-Elect.

News, Los Angeles, Politics

David Ryu, L.A. Councilman-Elect, To Hold Swearing-In Ceremony Today

Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:20 am

Los Angeles Councilman-elect David Ryu will hold his swearing in ceremony today to mark the start of his four-year term on the Los Angeles City Council.

American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes to become the 12th winner of the US Triple Crown.

Sports, Los Angeles, Celebrity

American Pharoah, Triple Crown Winner, To Parade Before Fans At Santa Anita Park

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:09 am

American Pharoah -- who made history three weeks ago by winning the first Triple Crown in 37 years -- is set to parade today before thousands of fans at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.

Jessie Vargas.

Sports, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Boxing

Welterweight Championship On The Line Tonight Between Jessie Vargas, Timothy Bradley

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:01 am

Undefeated Jessie Vargas will fight Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley for the interim World Boxing Organization welterweight championship tonight at StubHub Center.

Latest news relating to homelessness.

News, Venice, Los Angeles, Homelessness

L.A. City Council To Vote On Dismantling Homeless Encampments

Posted Jun. 23, 2015, 9:33 am

The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to take a final vote today on rules for dismantling homeless encampments and removing personal property left on sidewalks and in city parks.

President Barack Obama.

News, Los Angeles, Obama

President Obama To Depart L.A. Today After Podcast Interview

Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 9:19 am

President Barack Obama will conclude a planned 21 1/2-hour visit to Los Angeles today by being interviewed by comedian Marc Maron in the garage of his Highland Park home for his podcast "WTF with Marc Maron."

President Barack Obama.

News, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Obama

President Obama To Fundraise Today At Homes Of Chuck Lorre, Tyler Perry

Posted Jun. 18, 2015, 9:07 am

President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport this afternoon aboard Air Force One, then headline two Democratic National Committee fundraisers.

News, Los Angeles, Business

Garcetti Signs Minimum Wage Increase Into Law

Posted Jun. 13, 2015, 9:41 am

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law today a measure that raises the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15 per hour by 2020 for hundreds of thousands of workers.

Dodger Stadium.

Sports, Los Angeles, Dodgers

Former Marine Corps Sergeant To Be Honored At Dodger Game

Posted Jun. 7, 2015, 9:27 am

Former Marine Corps Sgt. Juan Gonzales of Temecula will be honored as the Military Hero of the Game at today's Los Angeles Dodgers- St. Louis Cardinals game at Dodger Stadium.

News, Los Angeles, Development

Hollywood Park Racetrack To Be Imploded Today For New Development

Posted May. 31, 2015, 8:39 am

Nearly 77 years of history was reduced to rubble in less than 30 seconds this morning when the grandstand at shuttered Hollywood Park Racetrack was imploded to make way for a new mixed-use development.

Memorial Day 2015.

News, Los Angeles, Holiday

Memorial Day Observances To Be Held Throughout Los Angeles County

Posted May. 25, 2015, 9:48 am

Memorial Day in Los Angeles County today will include removing ivy from a wall at Rosie the Riveter Park in Long Beach that will have a list of the names of the armed forces members who gave their lives in service to the country since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The Amgen Tour of California will conclude today with a 65.4-mile stage from downtown Los Angeles to the Rose Bowl.

News, Los Angeles, Seven Days

Amgen Tour Cyclists To Ride From Downtown L.A. To Rose Bowl Today

Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:18 am

The Amgen Tour of California will conclude today with a 65.4-mile stage from downtown Los Angeles to the Rose Bowl and Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe holding a two-second lead over Peter Sagan of Slovakia.

News, Los Angeles, Religion

New Easter Tradition? Pacific Battleship Center Hosts Sunrise Service On Battleship Iowa

Posted Apr. 5, 2015, 8:39 am

The Pacific Battleship Center attempted to begin a new Southland Easter tradition today with a sunrise service aboard the battleship Iowa.

Authorities say the shooting happened near the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem.

News, Los Angeles, Police Department

Investigation Continues Into Universal Studios Theme Park Shooting Suicide

Posted Apr. 4, 2015, 9:54 am

A man shot and killed himself at the Universal Studios theme park Friday afternoon, near a restaurant where a former girlfriend works as a waitress, a sheriff's lieutenant said.

Sports, Los Angeles, Dodgers

Fans To Experience Changes As Dodgers Play At Dodger Stadium Tonight

Posted Apr. 4, 2015, 9:51 am

The Los Angeles Dodgers will play at Dodger Stadium for the first time in 2015 tonight, with the team introducing two new attempts to assist the traffic flow.

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