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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 undated photo shows the "Urban Light" installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Credit: Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)

    LACMA Closed Friday While Police Investigate Threat

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art was closed Friday while police investigate a threat to the Wilshire Boulevard campus, officials said. “A threat has been called into LACMA and LAPD is on campus and investigating,” the museum tweeted at 11:45 p.m. “In the abundance of caution we have decided to close the museum for the day.” Los Angeles police could not be reached for comment. The museum is at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in the Miracle Mile district. […]

  • A worker is shown in a tunnel under construction for Metro's regional connector project in Los Angeles on May 24, 2018. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

    Officials Select 2 Possible Routes for Light-Rail Line From Downtown L.A. to Artesia

    Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday chose two possible routes through downtown for a light-rail line to Artesia that could attract tens of thousands of riders a day. During more than two hours of public testimony, dozens of residents from Little Tokyo and cities along the route — including Bellflower, Cerritos and Paramount — urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to make it easy for working-class riders to reach downtown’s transit hubs without changing trains. Metro’s directors unanimously backed two […]

  • Patrons shop at Bud and Bloom, a Santa Ana marijuana dispensary, in this undated photo. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    California Lawmakers Seek to Waive Taxes for Medical Marijuana Given to Indigent Patients

    Last year, a Santa Cruz medical marijuana group headed by Valerie Leveroni Corral gave away $230,000 worth of cannabis to low-income residents with medical problems including HIV/AIDS and cancer. However, California’s new pot legalization rules that took effect Jan. 1 now require her to pay taxes on such donations. If she made the same level of charitable contributions of cannabis this year, her tax would be up to $85,000. “It’s just too costly,” said Corral, director of the Wo/Men’s Alliance […]

  • A lit sign is seen at the entrance to Facebook's corporate headquarters location in Menlo Park on March 21, 2018. (Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Social Media Companies Must Turn Over Some User Communications to Criminal Defendants, California Supreme Court Rules

    Facebook and other social media companies should turn over users’ public communications to criminal defendants in response to subpoenas, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday. The ruling, a victory for the criminal defense bar, overturned an appeals court decision that said the defense lawyers could not force media companies to comply with such subpoenas prior to trial. Defense lawyers have been fighting since 2008 to be able to have access to social media accounts to defend their clients. The […]

  • Gavin Newsom, left, attends the Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center on Nov. 9, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Antonio Villaraigosa, right, arrives for The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala on March 18, 2017.

    Villaraigosa Campaign Accuses Newsom’s Backers of Foul Play in California Governor’s Race

    Antonio Villaraigosa’s campaign filed a complaint Thursday against an independent political committee supporting Democratic rival Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in the governor’s race, alleging that the committee failed to disclose its efforts to help the top Republican in the race. The complaint, filed with the state Fair Politicial Practices Commission, accuses Citizens Supporting Gavin Newsom for Governor of assisting the campaign of GOP candidate John Cox with a television ad. The complaint alleges that the effort is an attempt to […]

  • Members of the Arizona National Guard take a break on April 9, 2018 at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix.(Credit: CAITLIN O'HARA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Border Patrol Union Calls Trump’s National Guard Deployment ‘Colossal Waste’

    A month after President Trump called for sending National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, the head of the national Border Patrol union called the deployment “a colossal waste of resources.” “We have seen no benefit,” said Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents 15,000 agents, the National Border Patrol Council. The criticism is a dramatic departure for the group, which endorsed Trump’s candidacy for president and has praised his border security efforts, including National Guard deployments. “When I […]

  • A courtroom gavel is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Brian A. Jackson/Thinkstock)

    Controversial San Francisco Police Shooting Death of Mario Woods, Struck With at Least 21 Bullets, Results in No Charges

    The San Francisco police officers who shot and killed Mario Woods will not face criminal charges in the 2015 confrontation, prosecutors said Thursday. The killing of Woods, 26, who was armed with a knife and under the influence of methamphetamine, sparked protests throughout the Bay Area and was part of a series of controversies that roiled the San Francisco Police Department in 2015 and 2016, eventually leading to the resignation of Chief Greg Suhr. In a 29-page document outlining the […]

  • Gasoline prices are displayed at a gas station on May 10, 2017 in San Rafael. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    New Poll Finds Majority of California Voters Want to Repeal Gas Tax Increase

    As a new poll found a majority of California voters want to repeal increases to the state’s gas tax and vehicle fees, Gov. Jerry Brown has begun campaigning to preserve them, arguing the sacrifice is needed to fix long-neglected roads and bridges and improve mass transit. Repeal of the higher taxes and fees was supported by 51% of registered voters in the state, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times statewide poll. The survey found 38% of registered voters […]

  • A sign advertises a touch-screen machine, a new process for voter registration at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Santa Ana in this undated photo. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    California’s ‘Motor Voter’ System Yields Potentially Thousands of Cases of 2 Voter Registration Forms for 1 Person

    California’s elections officials have found themselves with an unexpected headache ahead of the June 5 primary: potentially thousands of cases where two voter registration forms were created for one person, errors caused by the state’s “motor voter” program that launched last month. But local and state officials said Wednesday they don’t believe the foul-up has resulted in actual mistakes in California’s voter database. The errors are being resolved one at a time in each county’s elections office, a lengthy process […]