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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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  • Suzette Shaw, 50, screams "You can't kill!" during a March 3, 2015, protest at the Skid Row site where a homeless man was killed by police officers on March 1. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Officers Struggle With Another Homeless Man Who Reached for Gun on Skid Row: LAPD

    Four Los Angeles police officers were involved in a struggle with a man on skid row Wednesday after he tried to grab a television news camera and then scuffled with the officers, police said. At one point, an LAPD spokeswoman said, the man grabbed hold of a sergeant’s holster. The officers used a Taser stun weapon twice in an attempt to detain the man and were able to take him into custody without firing their weapons, LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar […]

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    L.A. Election Results: Charter Amendments 1 and 2 Win

    Tuesday’s municipal elections marked another dismal election day for voter turnout in Los Angeles. As of Wednesday morning, turnout was 8.6%, according to numbers from the City Clerk’s office. That number will rise as more absentee and provisional ballots are counted. So far, 157,577 ballots have been counted, and 43,814 remain uncounted. ELECTION RESULTS: Get live coverage from the Los Angeles Times here Two ballot measures designed to boost turnout in Los Angeles city and school board votes won. Charter Amendments 1 […]

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    Tight Race for LaBonge City Council Seat Looks Headed for Runoff

    The only mystery remaining late Tuesday in Los Angeles’ City Council election was which two of several tightly bunched contenders would land in the May 19 runoff to succeed termed-out Councilman Tom LaBonge. Narrowly leading the 14-candidate field was LaBonge aide Carolyn Ramsay, followed closely by community health director David Ryu, with slightly more than 80% of the votes counted in unofficial returns. But within striking distance were nonprofit director Tomas O’Grady, attorney Teddy David, attorney Wally Knox and community […]

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    Jahi McMath: Family Sues Doctor, Oakland Hospital Over Brain Damage

    The family of Jahi McMath, a teen declared brain dead after a surgery for sleep apnea in 2013,  says she lost three pints of blood and was deprived of oxygen before her heart stopped. Her family is now suing UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland and Frederick Rosen, a surgeon, for a series of medical procedures that they say have significantly deteriorated her quality of life, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Alameda County Superior Court. She is under care at […]

  • A car came to a rest on the sidewalk after crashing in Chatsworth on Feb. 26, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Attorney: Man Held in Fatal Chatsworth Street Race Wasn’t Even in the Car

    A man accused of killing two people with his car during an illegal street race in Chatsworth was not driving the high-performance Mustang involved in the fatal crash, his attorney said Monday. Henry Michael Gevorgyan, 21, was booked on suspicion of murder over the weekend after surrendering, but his attorney said he is actually blameless in the crash. Police identified him as one of two drivers engaged in a nighttime speed contest last Thursday  and distributed his photo — which […]

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    California Supreme Court Rejects Blanket Ban on Where Convicted Sex Offenders May Live

    The California Supreme Court said Monday that San Diego County’s blanket ban on where sex offenders may live is unconstitutional. The high court struck down blanket mandatory residency restrictions on San Diego County sex offenders, ruling that the limits had raised the risk of homelessness and hampered the ability of law enforcement to monitor parolees. The decision applies specifically to San Diego County, where residency requirements established by Jessica’s Law made it impossible for some offenders to find a place […]

  • LAPD investigators survey skid marks at the scene where two pedestrians were killed by an out-of-control Ford Mustang possibly involved in street racing in Chatsworth. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    Chatsworth Crash: Police Searching for Suspected Passenger in Fatal Drag-Racing Incident

    Los Angeles police are searching for a second person believed to have been in a car that crashed and killed two spectators at an illegal street race in Chatsworth earlier this week. The suspected driver, Henry Michael Gevorgyan, 21, turned himself in to police Friday night after reportedly fleeing the scene of the crash, which took place just after 2 a.m. on Thursday. He has been booked on suspicion of murder. A second person believed to have been in the car with […]

  • Authorities released this photo of a car similar to the one involved in a hit-and-run in Santa Ana on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Leaves Teen With Life-Threatening Injuries

    Police in Santa Ana on Saturday asked the public for help finding a motorist who struck a teen and then fled the area. Officers found the teen lying on Fairview Street, just south of West Civic Center Drive, about 8:20 a.m. The victim, who is 14, has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Investigators believe the car that struck him is a black BMW 3-series built between 2001 and 2006 and equipped with an M-series sports package. Police said witnesses with information on […]

  • A rendering shows the proposed NFL stadium development project in Inglewood at the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack. (Credit: G.F.Bunting)

    NFL in L.A.: AEG Warns Rival’s Stadium Plan in Inglewood Is Vulnerable to Terrorism

    In a bold move to undercut an NFL stadium at Hollywood Park, the sports and entertainment firm AEG commissioned a study by former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge that found the Inglewood project would be a tempting target for terrorists and should not be built. AEG has been pursuing its own NFL stadium next to Staples Center for several years and is in direct competition with Inglewood, whose plan was approved Tuesday by that city’s government. In a 14-page […]