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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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  • Protestors rally against a law requiring adult film actors to wear condoms when filming in L.A. in 2011. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. County Approves New Fees for Adult Films, Funding Enforcement of STD Testing and Condom Requirements

    Nearly five years after L.A. County voters passed a measure to require public health permits for pornography productions and condom use during sex scenes, the county government is set to begin implementing fees associated with those permits. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to charge adult film producers an initial $1,672 fee and a $982 renewal fee after every two years. The fee, effective immediately, was set by the Department of Public Health to cover the cost of enforcement. In […]

  • Emaciated Gray Whale Spotted Near Seal Beach Pier

    An emaciated gray whale believed to be separated from its mother has been spotted off the Southern California coast in the last week, with the most recent sighting occurring Tuesday in Seal Beach, marine safety officials said. The 18-foot whale was spotted four to five off the beach south of Seal Beach pier between 8 and 9 a.m., said Nick Bolin of the Seal Beach Marine Safety Office. The previous two days the whale was swimming near Long Beach and […]

  • Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Trump administration over threats to cut off federal funds to cities that don't help immigration enforcement. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Joins Legal Battle Against Trump Administration Over Threats Against Anti-Crime Funds for ‘Sanctuary’ Cities

    The city of Los Angeles sought Tuesday to join a legal battle against President Trump’s Department of Justice over conditions requiring police to cooperate with immigration enforcement officials in order to qualify for anti-crime funding. City Atty. Mike Feuer filed papers in U.S. District Court asking the judge hearing a lawsuit brought earlier this month by San Francisco city officials to let Los Angeles quickly into that fray. In its lawsuit, San Francisco is seeking to strike down rules U.S. Atty. […]

  • Man, 79, Found Guilty of Fatally Shooting Newport Beach Urologist in 2013

    An Orange County jury on Monday swiftly found a 79-year-old retired barber guilty of fatally shooting a urologist inside the doctor’s Newport Beach office in 2013. The jury deliberated roughly 40 minutes Monday before finding Stanwood Elkus of Lake Elsinore guilty of first-degree murder for making an appointment with Ronald Gilbert, 52, using a fake name and shooting the doctor 10 times when he walked into the exam room. Jurors also found true a sentencing enhancement allegation of personal use […]

  • File photo of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patch. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. County Sheriff’s Sergeant Accused of Forcing Sexual Favors from a Deputy Is Charged With Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant is accused of fondling a deputy he supervised and forcing her to provide sexual favors in their workplace in exchange for his approving her time-off requests, according to a district attorney’s memorandum. Sgt. Michael John Spina was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with two counts of sexual battery and one count each of false imprisonment and indecent exposure tied to his actions with the female employee. He was placed on administrative leave Wednesday. Department spokeswoman […]

  • Griffith Observatory Draws Crowd of Eager Eclipse Viewers

    As the moon slid over a bright orange sun Monday morning, Southern Californians flocked to Griffith Observatory to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse. Other Angelenos took to social media to share photographs of the crescent sun. At corner of Vermont Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, crowds of people waited eagerly to board a shuttle bus that would take them to the observatory. In a scene that was typical for L.A., a group of Scientologists handed out personality tests to […]

  • People at a South Los Angeles park look toward where a man opened fire at police. (Credit: Leila Miller / Los Angeles Times)

    Man Faces 46 Charges, Including 19 Counts of Attempted Murder, After Firing at LAPD Officers and Wounding Police Dog: DA’s Office

    A gunman accused of firing at Los Angeles police and wounding a search dog during a gun battle has been charged with 19 counts of attempted murder on officers as well as other charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Jose Rauda, 34, faces 27 additional counts of assault with a firearm on a peace officer, assault with a firearm, assaulting a police animal causing injury and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the June 15 shootout. According to police, officers […]

  • Trump Impeachment More Likely Than Removal, L.A. Congressman Says at Town Hall

    San Fernando Valley Rep. Brad Sherman received an overwhelming endorsement from constituents Sunday for his decision to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump. Several hundred attendees of a town hall cheered Sherman’s recitation of the reasons he thinks Trump has committed high crimes and misdemeanors, the constitutional standard for impeachment. But he also sought to hold down expectations for Trump’s immediate removal, either by impeachment or the means provided in the 25th Amendment that allows members of an administration […]

  • Oregon Town Is So Crowded With Eclipse Viewers That the National Guard Was Called In

    Oregon has long been predicted to be a scene of major eclipse traffic jams, and even by Sunday, that was proving to be true: The Oregon National Guard was called in to Madras, a small agricultural city in the sunny part of the state, east of the Cascades. Traffic was at a standstill for hours Sunday afternoon, gridlocked as well more than 100,000 people flocked to this small, pleasant town of 7,000. Madras, pronounced like glad or sad — not […]