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Latest Fire Department news.

News, Los Angeles, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Rand Corp.: More Outreach Needed To Increase Number Of Women Firefighters

Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 6:00 am

More outreach is needed to increase the number of women and minority firefighters in the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to a report released Thursday by a Santa Monica-based think tank.

Vice President Joe Biden.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Vice President

L.A. Motorists Get Ready - V.P. Joe Biden Arrives Today

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 2:57 pm

Burbank and Los Angeles police have just announced additional road restrictions that will be in place during this afternoon’s rush hour, as well as tomorrow and Saturday, to accommodate a visit by Vice President Joe Biden.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Los Angeles, Courts, Lax

Man Pleads Guilty In Los Angeles To Bilking Airlines

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 8:57 am

A man who pretended to be a flight crew member in order to get free or low-cost flights in and out of Los Angeles County airports, which he would then sell to "clients" who would pay up to $2,000 for a year of flying, pleaded guilty today to a federal wire fraud offense.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey

Flag Ceremony Today To Honor Life Of Los Angeles County Lifeguard

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 7:50 am

A flag ceremony will be held today in honor of a 42-year-old Los Angeles County lifeguard who died during a training exercise at a Manhattan Beach school.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Los Angeles, Courts

Bryan Stow Attacker Pleads Guilty In Federal Weapons Case

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 7:49 am

One of two men who beat Bryan Stow in a Dodger Stadium parking lot -- leaving the San Francisco Giants fan with permanent brain injuries -- pleaded guilty today to a federal weapons charge that could put him behind bars for up to 10 years.

President Barack Obama.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Obama

Four Southland Residents To Join First Lady for State Of The Union

Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 9:43 am

A teacher, a construction worker, a police captain and the creator of a prison education program -- all from the Los Angeles area -- are among 22 guests who will have close-up views of President Barack Obama when he delivers his State of the Union address today.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

News, Los Angeles, Holiday, History

Kingdom Day Parade To Take Place Starting At 11 a.m.

Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:08 am

The 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade will be held today under the theme "Love & Respect: Let It Begin With Me," and with Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson serving as grand marshal.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

News, Life And Arts, Los Angeles, Seven Days, Holiday, History

Several Southland Cities To Pay Tribute To Martin Luther King Jr. Today

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:42 am

Parades will be held in Long Beach and Gardena today to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., while other observances will take place in Culver City, Lancaster, Pasadena, West Hollywood and at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.

Los Angeles Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez.

News, Los Angeles, Religion

Thousands To Join Los Angeles Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez For OneLife LA

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:40 am

Thousands of people are expected to join Los Angeles Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez today for an inaugural event aimed at celebrating "the beauty of every human life from conception to natural death."

A meeting will be held to discuss the development of rules governing the use of police body cameras.

News, Los Angeles, Police Department

LAPD Body Camera Policy To Be Discussed In South LA, Canoga Park

Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 9:25 am

The Los Angeles Police Commission, the citizen panel that oversees the police department, will hold a community meeting in South Los Angeles tonight and in Canoga Park on Thursday to discuss the development of rules governing the use of body cameras.

Los Angeles-based Mercury Insurance has been ordered bythe California Department of Insurance to pay a fine of more than $27.5 million for charging customers unapproved broker fees.

News, Los Angeles, Business, California, Santa Monica

Mercury Insurance To Pay $27.5M Fine For Charging Unapproved "Broker Fees"

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:47 am

Los Angeles-based Mercury Insurance was ordered by the California Department of Insurance to pay a fine of more than $27.5 million for charging customers unapproved "broker fees," state officials said Monday.

The 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will be held Jan. 27-29.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Homelessness

6,000 Volunteers Sought For 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:12 am

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is seeking 6,000 volunteers to assist with the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, which will be held Jan. 27-29.

Diogo Morgado in the new CW show 'The Messengers.'

News, Los Angeles, Business, Television

CW Network Renews Eight Scripted Fall Series, Unveils "The Messengers", "iZombie"

Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 9:39 am

The CW Network today announced that it has renewed all eight scripted series on its fall schedule and unveiled a midseason lineup including two new dramas, "The Messengers" and "iZombie," and the competition series, "Cedric's Barber Battle."

Latest weather news.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Weather

Strong Santa Ana Winds Forecast To Strike The Southland

Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 9:17 am

On the heels of a weekend storm that dropped two inches of rain in some areas, strong Santa Ana winds will strike the Southland this week, the National Weather Service said today.

Authorities have identified the pilot killed Friday in a Van Nuys plane crash.

News, Los Angeles, Police Department, Van Nuys

Authorities Identify Single-Engine Lancair Pilot Killed Friday In Van Nuys Crash

Posted Jan. 10, 2015, 8:52 am

A small airplane crashed Friday in Lake Balboa near Van Nuys Airport shortly after takeoff, killing the pilot, a professor at Arizona State University.

Los Angeles is among four American cities bidding to be offered as the site of the 2024 Summer Olympics.

News, Sports, Los Angeles, Olympics

Los Angeles Loses Effort To Become U.S. Bidder Of 2024 Summer Olympics

Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 9:16 am

Los Angeles lost Thursday in its effort to become the U.S. bidder to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, with the U.S. Olympic Committee choosing Boston instead.

Two gunmen, one wearing a monkey mask and the otherwearing a gorilla mask, robbed a Fairfax district store of numerous pairs of Nike Jordan shoes for women on Thursday.

News, Los Angeles, Police Department

Armed Men Wearing Monkey, Gorilla Masks Rob Store Of Nike Jordan Shoes

Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 9:13 am

Two gunmen, one wearing a monkey mask and the other wearing a gorilla mask, robbed a Fairfax district store of numerous pairs of Nike Jordan shoes for women on Thursday, police said.

Australian actor Rod Taylor died Thursday at his Los Angeles home at age 84.

News, Los Angeles, Obituary, Celebrity

Australian Actor Rod Taylor Dies Age 84 In His Los Angeles Home

Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 9:10 am

Rod Taylor, the Australian actor best known for his roles as H.G. Wells in "The Time Machine" and opposite Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," died Thursday at his Los Angeles home at age 84.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Los Angeles, Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Government, Politics

Analysis: Democrats Line Up To Seek U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer's Job

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 10:01 am

With U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s announcement Thursday that she will retire when her current fourth term ends in early 2017, fellow Democrats are lining up to seek her job.

Taylor Swift received People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night for favorite female artist and favorite pop artist while her 'Shake It Off' won for favorite song.

News, Los Angeles, Music, Celebrity, Film

Taylor Swift Wins Three People's Choice Awards

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 8:10 am

Taylor Swift received People's Choice Awards today for favorite female artist and favorite pop artist while her "Shake It Off" won for favorite song.

Los Angeles is among four American cities bidding to be offered as the site of the 2024 Summer Olympics.

News, Sports, Los Angeles, Olympics

L.A. Seeks To Join London As Only Cities To Host Summer Olympics Three Times

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 8:04 am

Los Angeles could learn today following a meeting of the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors in Colorado whether it will be chosen as the American city offered as the site of the 2024 Summer Olympics.

News, Los Angeles, History

Nixon Birth Anniversary To Be Marked By Wreath Laying, Lecture

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 7:49 am

A wreath will be laid Friday at the memorial of former President Richard M. Nixon at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on the 102nd anniversary of his birth.

Art Leahy will leave his post as Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's CEO on April 5.

News, Los Angeles, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Metro

Metro CEO Art Leahy To Step Down In April When Contract Ends

Posted Jan. 7, 2015, 9:29 am

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's CEO, who began his transit career as a bus driver, announced Tuesday he will leave the agency in April.

The 2015 People's Choice Awards will be held tonight.

News, Awards, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Film, Television

Full Nomination List For 2015 People's Choice Awards Tonight At Nokia Theatre

Posted Jan. 7, 2015, 9:10 am

Actress Shailene Woodley leads all performers with five nominations heading into tonight's presentation of the 2015 People's Choice Awards, while the TV series "Grey's Anatomy," "Supernatural" and "The Vampire Diaries" also have five nods each.

Latest Hollywood news.

News, Los Angeles, Fitness, Hollywood

Hollywood Sign Trail Entrance At Beachwood Canyon Reopened

Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

The Beachwood Canyon entrance of a trail that leads to a view of the Hollywood Sign will re-open to pedestrians on Monday, city Recreation and Parks officials announced today.

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