Los Angeles Times
  • Follow me on:

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.


Recent Articles
  • L.A. Seeks $1.45 Million in Fines and Restitutions From Carl’s Jr. Over Alleged Minimum-Wage Violations

    Los Angeles city officials alleged Monday that fast-food chain Carl’s Jr. failed to pay the minimum wage to three dozen local workers for six months and is demanding $1.45 million in fines and restitution. “L.A. law is clear: Employees must be paid at least the minimum wage,” City Atty. Mike Feuer said. “Anything less is a slap in the face to workers struggling to make ends meet. This is a major corporation that should know the rules.” Carl’s Jr.’s parent, […]

  • Jobs and Work Hours Fell in Seattle After Minimum Wage Hike, New Study Finds

    It’s one of the core questions in the debate over minimum wage: Does hiking the pay floor lead businesses to cut hours and jobs? A much-anticipated study released Monday by a team of researchers at the University of Washington is likely to intensify that controversy — just as Los Angeles heads toward its own minimum-wage increase for large businesses, from $10.50 an hour to $12 an hour on July 1. The new study has found that jobs and work hours […]

  • Firefighters Battling 870-Acre Santa Clarita Fire Face Challenging Weather: ‘Conditions Are Right for a Fire to Spread’

    Crews working against a wildfire in Santa Clarita will face red flag conditions Monday afternoon when temperatures climb toward triple digits, the humidity drops and winds pushing toward homes and businesses accelerate to as much as 30 mph, the National Weather Service said. “Conditions are right for a fire to spread,” said meteorologist Tom Fisher. “After that wetter than normal winter we had, we have extra grasses growing and now those grasses have pretty much dried out.” Temperatures across Santa […]

  • In Refusing to Hear 2nd Amendment Case, Supreme Court Allows California’s Limits on Concealed Carry to Stand

    The Supreme Court has rejected a major 2nd Amendment challenge to California’s strict limits on carrying concealed guns in public. The justices turned away an appeal from gun rights advocates who contended most law-abiding gun owners in San Diego, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area are being wrongly denied permits to carry a weapon when they leave home. The justices let stand a ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which held last year that the “2nd […]

  • Sister Sam, Founder of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, Dies at 82

    In 1977, Sister Alice Marie Quinn started what became St. Vincent Meals on Wheels with a single pot of stew served to 83 seniors in a church basement near MacArthur Park. On Friday — days after celebrating her 82nd birthday — Sister Sam, as she was known by friends, died of natural causes. As executive director of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, Sister Sam would rise every morning before dawn for an hour of prayer, then get to work overseeing […]

  • Mexican Soccer Fans Are Reluctant to Give up a Favorite Chant — an Anti-Gay Slur

    They’ve been begged by star players to stop it, fined repeatedly, and threatened with dramatic sanctions that could hurt their national team’s chances in the World Cup. But Mexican soccer fans have been loath to give up their favorite game-day chant, a homophobic slur that has been condemned by gay rights groups, government officials and international soccer authorities. At a recent World Cup qualifying match at Mexico City’s massive Estadio Azteca, game organizers aired messages pleading with fans to not […]

  • Canadian Sniper Kills Islamic State Fighter From More Than 2 Miles Away, a Record Shot

    Imagine taking a rifle to the end zone of a football field, peering through your scope at a target 38 football fields away, then squeezing the trigger and hitting that target. That’s a two-mile shot. If you’re in Los Angeles, that’s like shooting from the roof of Staples Center and hitting a target at the L.A. Coliseum. In Las Vegas, it would be like making a shot from the MGM Grand to the Wynn. That’s what a Canadian sniper accomplished […]

  • Police Commissioner Calls for Inspector General to Investigate LAPD’s Troubled Cadet Program

    The president of the civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department said he will direct the LAPD’s watchdog to review its cadet program, the latest inquiry stemming from a series of disturbing allegations involving the long-championed youth program. Matt Johnson, the head of the Police Commission, said he would ask Inspector General Alex Bustamante to look into how the LAPD recruits and supervises its teenage cadets, as well as how the department oversees the program in general. The […]

  • L.A.’s Tallest Building Set to Become Glowing Saber With Massive LED Displays

    Nearly a fifth of a mile up in the sky atop Los Angeles’ tallest building, two massive LED displays — each 42 feet by 60 feet — sit dormant, ready to beam messages out across the city. The screens consist of 250 million pixels, each no bigger than a pea, ready to explode with vibrant oranges, blues and greens once the sun sets and the building begins to glow. Skyscrapers have been called the “sword of cities.” But the Wilshire […]