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Since 1881, the Los Angeles Times has served Southern California, garnering 41 Pulitzer Prizes and currently reaching a combined 4.1 million readers each week in print and online. The Times and KTLA — both owned by Tribune Co. — are media partners, sharing video and reporting. David Lazarus, the paper’s award-winning business columnist, can be seen on air during KTLA’s “Consumer Confidential” segment.


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  • In this file photo, a post-Christmas shopper holds Macy's bags as other shoppers cross Seventh Avenue  in New York City on Dec. 27, 2006. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    L.A. Sues Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Sears and Kohl’s for Allegedly Misleading Shoppers With Fake ‘Original’ Prices

    The Los Angeles city attorney’s office has sued four big retailers, alleging deceptive advertising that it says misled shoppers into believing that thousands of products were on sale at a hefty discount. The retailers — JC Penney, Sears, Kohl’s and Macy’s — falsely advertised high “list” or “regular” prices on merchandise that was never actually for sale at that price, according to the lawsuits filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. That led customers to believe that they were […]

  • A crane is used to lift wreckage as part of search efforts in a fire-ravaged warehouse on December 05, 2016 in Oakland. (Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Oakland Officials Face Scrutiny Over Inadequate Response to Safety Concerns at Ghost Ship Warehouse

    On Monday, three days after 36 people died in a fire at an Oakland warehouse, city building code inspectors sprang into action. They descended on five other warehouses that authorities suspect are housing people illegally. Some of the properties, like the one gutted during a Friday night concert, had been the subject of complaints about building and safety code violations. None are permitted for residential living. By Thursday, one of those properties had been cited, and inspectors planned to return […]

  • Debris inside a warehouse where a fire killed at least 24 people during a club-style party. (Credit: David Butow / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Plans Crackdown on Unsafe Warehouses in Wake of Oakland Tragedy

    In the wake of Oakland’s devastating warehouse fire that killed 36 people last week, Los Angeles city officials will meet next week to determine how to address the city’s own unpermitted housing issues, the city attorney’s office said. Using a mixed-use building at 931 E. Pico Blvd. as an example of hazards tenants can face, City Atty. Mike Feuer said in an interview that Los Angeles needs to address its housing shortage and crack down on illegal and unmaintained residences. […]

  • Nathan Damigo, the fouder of "Identity Evropa" and a Cal State Stanislaus student, is seen on campus. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    In Diverse California, White Supremacist Seeks to Convert Fellow College Students at Cal State Campus

    Nathan Damigo brought his message of white separatism to an unusual place: an ethnic studies class at Cal State Stanislaus called Searching for America. Speaking to a crowd filled with black and Latino students, he wove a country song tale of whites becoming an endangered minority in America and compared their plight to Native Americans — before describing his fantasy for a utopian homeland for whites not unlike Indian reservations. “Even though horrible things did happen to the indigenous people … there was land […]

  • A tugboat fires water cannons near the Arizona Memorial during a memorial service for the 70th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. (Credit: Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

    75 Years After Attack on Pearl Harbor Attack, Ceremonies and a Push to Capture Survivors’ Stories

    It was 75 years ago today that the Japanese launched a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, killing thousands, shocking millions and officially plunging the United States into World War II. Ceremonies will be underway at Pearl Harbor this morning to commemorate the event, and the site of the battleship Arizona will be a focal point. Almost half of the more than 2,400 killed at Pearl Harbor that day were aboard the Arizona when it was sunk. More than 900 of the […]

  • Supporters of the homeless tax ballot measure hold signs. (Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

    Sales Tax Measure to Aid L.A. County Homeless Placed on March Ballot

    After listening to a cavalcade of speakers praise them for a vote they hadn’t yet taken, Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously placed a quarter-cent sales tax proposal on the March ballot to fund homeless programs. The five supervisors voted with little comment on the measure, which is expected to raise about $355 million a year over its 10-year lifespan if it gains the two-thirds majority required. Instead, they left the talking to nearly 100 speakers who came to […]

  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department had extra security at the entrance to the Metro Red Line's Universal City station Tuesday after a report of a planned terrorist attack. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Investigators Find No Evidence to Verify Bomb Threat on L.A.’s Subway System

    Investigators have found no evidence to corroborate a warning of a terrorist plot to bomb the Universal City Metro station, defusing fears of an imminent attack in the heart of Los Angeles’ sprawling public transit system, sources said late Tuesday. Federal investigators determined that the warning of a bombing called in on a tip line in Australia was not a credible threat, two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation told The Times. The law enforcement sources spoke on the […]

  • William Hagen, right, shown at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim, was arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill in North Carolina. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    California KKK Leader Accused of Stabbing, Arrested in North Carolina Before Pro-Trump Klan Parade

    The California Ku Klux Klan leader who led a “white lives matter” rally that erupted in violence in Anaheim this year was arrested last week in connection with a North Carolina stabbing hours before a Klan parade celebrating Donald Trump’s election, authorities said Tuesday. William Hagen and a second person were charged with assault after they stabbed another Klan member shortly before the victory parade about 20 miles away in Roxboro, N.C., according to Capt. Frank Rose, who oversees criminal investigations for the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina. […]

  • Rain left streets in Sherman Oaks slick on Oct. 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    California Residents Responded to One of Wettest Octobers in Recent History by Saving More Water

    California enjoyed one of its wettest Octobers in recent history and its residents responded by reducing their water use, state officials announced Tuesday. People in cities and towns cut their water consumption by 19.5% during the first month of the “water year,” compared with the same month in 2013. The savings marked an improvement from September, when urban Californians saved 18.3%, compared with 2013. “Californians’ continued commitment to conservation shows they don’t take water for granted anymore,” said State Water […]