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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.

Recent Articles
  • Police pursued the driver of stolen car from the San Fernando Valley to Malibu on Dec. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Chase Stolen Black BMW From North Hollywood to Malibu

    A two-part, high-speed pursuit Wednesday night that took Los Angeles police through the San Fernando Valley and the Westside ended in Malibu on the Pacific Coast Highway. The driver, a male suspected of stealing a black BMW, was arrested by police shortly after 9:30 p.m. The pursuit began at 6:47 p.m. when police spotted the stolen vehicle as the driver headed northbound on Woodman Avenue in the San Fernando Valley, said Officer Chris No, a spokesman for the Los Angeles […]

  • "Les Paysans" by Marc Chagall. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

    Detectives Crack Huge L.A. Art Heist; 9 Paintings Recovered

    Nine works of art that were stolen six years ago in one of the largest art heists in L.A. history have been recovered by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI, according to court documents obtained by The Times. After an undercover operation at a West Los Angeles hotel in October, federal authorities detained Raul Espinoza, 45, who tried to sell the paintings — which are valued at $10 million — for $700,000 cash. The nine works […]

  • A woman poses under the Olympic rings during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2014. This week the United States Olympic Committee met with representatives from L.A., San Francisco, Boston and Washington who are interested in hosting the 2024 Summer Games. (Credit: Andrej Isakovic / Getty Images)

    USOC Decides to Bid for 2024 Olympics; L.A. Among Contending Cities

    Regrouping from a recent history of failed attempts and frustration, the U.S. has decided to make another run at hosting the Olympics.  But which American city, exactly, will try for the 2024 Summer Games remains to be seen. Four candidates — Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Washington — made their pitches to the U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors here on Tuesday morning. The board was impressed enough to confirm that one of the cities will be submitted, but […]

  • Two deer were rescued Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, from a concrete canal in Sacramento, California. (Credit: Sacramento Metropolitan Fire)

    Firefighters Rescue Deer From Sacramento Canal

    Firefighters in Sacramento pulled two deer from a rain-swollen canal on Monday. The process of rescuing an animal “is always risky,” said Michelle Eidam, spokeswoman for the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. “You’re trying to protect the animal. At the same time, you’re trying to protect the rescuers.” Deer sometimes jump the fence that borders the waterway and, once in, easily end up in the water, she said. At the time of Monday’s rescue in the canal near Hazard Avenue and […]

  • Sgt. Dan Gomez of the LAPD Tactical Technology Section wears the new TASER Axon on-body cameras meant for police officers during a Dec. 16, 2014, press conference where Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the city would purchase cameras in an effort to increase transparency. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    LAPD Officers to Get On-Body Cameras Citywide, Mayor Garcetti Announces

    Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday that the city would purchase 7,000 body cameras for police officers in an effort to increase transparency. Body cameras for officers have become a major issue in the wake of the shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer and the conflicting accounts of what happened. At a news conference, Garcetti said the cameras “are not a panacea, but they are a critical part of the formula. They’re a great step […]

  • Cells within the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Under Settlement, Deputy Violence Against L.A. County Inmates to Be Monitored by Court-Appointed Panel

    A court-appointed panel will now be asked to monitor the use of force by sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles County jails, part of a far-reaching settlement to a lawsuit alleging brutal beatings of inmates. Approved Tuesday by county supervisors, the settlement stipulates that jailers would be directed to only strike an inmate in the head when the inmate poses a serious danger. RELATED: ACLU of Southern California Announces Settlement of Inmate Abuse Lawsuit It also calls for the Sheriff’s Department to […]

  • Lawyers, law students and legal staff lie on the ground in the rain outside Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown L.A. on Dec. 16, 2014, during a die-in to protest police brutality and the decisions by grand juries in New York and Missouri not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Lawyers, Law Students Lie Down in Rain at L.A. Courthouse in ‘Die-In’ Protest

    Amid calls for justice and chants of “black lives matter,” more than 100 lawyers, law students and others staged a “die-in” outside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse Tuesday, arguing that the legal system in which they operate is broken. The group blocked a lane of traffic and clogged the walkway leading to the Hill Street entrance of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, making it virtually impossible for passing motorists and court visitors to ignore their message. “The issue of police brutality […]

  • LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses a July 2013 news conference where he and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced midyear crime statistics. (Credit: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)

    LAPD Underreported Violent Crimes: Reforms Now Underway

    Following an L.A. Times investigation that found police had seriously underreported violent crimes, the LAPD has launched reforms meant to overhaul its system for classifying crimes. Department officials will brief the Police Commission, which oversees the LAPD, on its new Data Integrity Unit at a meeting Tuesday morning. The changes, which focus on enhanced training for officers and increased accountability, come after the investigation this summer that found the department significantly underreported the number of serious assaults and other violent […]

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    Federal Government’s Ban on Medical Marijuana Quietly Ended

    Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill’s passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates. It brings almost to a close two decades of tension between the states and Washington over medical use of marijuana. Under the provision, states where medical pot is legal would no […]