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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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  • An LAPD patrol car is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Veteran Police Officer Allegedly Faked Military Leave to Get Paid Time Off: LAPD

    A veteran Los Angeles Police officer was arrested Tuesday on charges of stealing public funds related to allegedly submitting fictitious military leave documents on several occasions. Christine Bulicz, a 15-year LAPD officer and a California Army National Guard member, is alleged to have submitted fake military documents that allowed her to take more than $5,400 worth of paid time off from the department, which she was not entitled otherwise, an LAPD news release said. L.A. County prosecutors charged Bulicz on […]

  • 'Django Unchained' actress Daniele Watts claims she was handcuffed for showing public affection in Studio City on Sept. 11, 2014. (Credit: Brian James Lucas)

    ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts, Boyfriend Charged With Lewd Conduct

    A “Django Unchained” actress and her boyfriend who accused Los Angeles police of unjustly handcuffing her last month in Studio City have been charged with lewd conduct in connection with the incident. Daniele L. Watts and Brian James Lucas drew national headlines after the couple alleged they were mistreated because Watts is black and Lucas is white. Los Angeles police said officers responded Sept. 11 to a call about a couple having sex in a car. The department said Watts […]

  • A family photo shows Levette and Daniel Crespo, who died Sept. 30, 2014, after she shot him multiple times, according to investigators.

    Bell Gardens Mayor Killed by Wife ‘in Cold Blood,’ His Brother Alleges in Lawsuit

    The shooting of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo by his wife three weeks ago was not an act of self-defense but a premeditated killing “with malice and in cold blood,” Crespo’s brother alleged in a lawsuit filed Monday. The suit was filed on behalf of Crespo’s mother, Otilia Santos, and demands more than $53 million in damages. The mayor’s brother, William Crespo, is acting as her guardian for the suit. The filing comes as detectives continue their investigation into the […]

  • A neighbor of Jason "Mayhem" Miller shared this photo of his arrest after a standoff that he live-tweeted on Oct. 9, 2014, in Mission Viejo. (Credit: John De Ghetto)

    Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Appears in Court After Police Standoff, Returns to Twitter

    Mixed martial arts fighter Jason Miller pleaded not guilty Monday to resisting arrest after barricading himself in his Mission Viejo home and live-tweeting his standoff with police. Jason “Mayhem” Miller faces one misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing a police officer after refusing to surrender to authorities Oct. 9, according to the Orange County Superior Court officials. Miller didn’t live-tweet his hearing — something that would not have sat well with a judge or bailiff. But he took to Twitter […]

  • Lasbia Batista cuts Jose Bejarano's hair as Marco Garcia casts his ballot in the June 3, 2014, primary at Utah's Barber Shop in Long Beach. L.A. County posted the lowest turnout in the state for the June 3 primary: 16.97%. (Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

    Voter Registration Efforts in High Gear on Last Day to Register Before Nov. 4 Election

    Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election, and activists have been working hard to sign people up. Voter participation typically drops when there is no presidential contest on the ballot. But there are several close races for Congress and the Legislature in California, and whichever party does the better job of getting its voters to the polls is likely to determine the outcomes in those contests — as well as whether the dominant […]

  • A man ran into a burning home in Fresno and came out carrying a man who lives inside as flames popped and exploded behind him. A witness captured the incident on her cellphone.

    Mystery Man Called Hero After Rescuing Man, 73, From Burning Home

    A mystery man is being called a hero after rescuing a 73-year-old man from a burning home over the weekend in Fresno. The daring rescue was caught on cellphone video on which a woman is heard yelling, “We got to get the dad out of there! There’s a man inside!” as the Fresno home becomes engulfed in smoke and flames. Then suddenly out of the smoke, the mystery man in a blue Dodgers hat appears and is carrying the man […]

  • Frank Lima, president of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112, said the proposed two-year deal would address a decades old pay disparity. (Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

    Los Angeles Officials Reach Tentative Salary Deal With Firefighters

    Los Angeles officials have reached a tentative salary agreement with the city’s firefighters’ union that provides no raises in the current fiscal year and a 2% boost next summer. Frank Lima, president of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112, said the proposed two-year deal would address a decades-old pay disparity that has left firefighters earning 2% less than their counterparts in the Police Department. “We’ve been 2% behind the LAPD in our base pay for too long now,” […]

  • Then-Supt. John Deasy gives the Pledge of Allegiance with L.A. school board member Monica Garcia at a meeting at Garfield High School in August. (Credit: Al Seib, Los Angeles Times)

    Too Many Maverick Moments Finally Led to Deasy’s Undoing at LAUSD

    The Los Angeles Unified School District dumped a heap of trouble on its schools this fall when it rolled out a new student records system. The breakdown was the most severe at Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles. Seniors couldn’t get courses they needed to graduate. Others had to sit in classes they had already passed. Hundreds waiting for a complete class schedule crammed into the school auditorium for up to three weeks. In this moment of crisis, L.A. […]

  • President Obama is seen at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, when he signed an executive order strengthening security for consumer transactions. (Credit: CNN)

    Obama’s Credit Card Was Recently Declined at Dinner With First Lady

    The commander-in-chief says he was at a New York restaurant recently eating out with first lady Michelle Obama during the United Nations General Assembly. But when it came time to pay the bill, some poor waitress had to tell the president the bad news: His credit card had been declined. “It turned out, I guess, I don’t use it enough,” the president said Friday. “They thought there was some fraud going on.” Obama was at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau […]