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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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  • Three people are seen in video attacking a lifeguard in Venice on July 30, 2015. (Credit: Shona McCoy)

    Video Captures Attack on Lifeguard at Venice Pier; 3 People Arrested

    A lifeguard whose attack by three people in Venice was captured on video had simply asked his assailants to stop smoking on the pier, one of the lifeguard’s supervisors said Friday. The full-time lifeguard, who has been with the department for 10 years, was jumped by two men and a woman as soon as he hopped off the ladder at his tower at the Venice Pier on Thursday evening, authorities said. The LAPD identified the two men as Harutiun Balyan, […]

  • A Metro train is seen approaching Downtown Santa Monica on July 29, 2015. (Credit: Metro.net)

    Expo Line ‘Test Train’ to Cross Into Downtown Santa Monica on Friday

    Friday morning will mark the first time in more than 60 years that a commuter train has pulled into downtown Santa Monica under its own power. As part of the safety checks required before the Expo Line’s second phase can open to the public next year, rail officials will slowly pilot a sleek train from 20th Street to Fifth Street along Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica. Westside residents and commuters will see trains moving at street level between 5 mph […]

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    $20M Claim Filed Against FBI in Death of Man Accused of Kidnapping Hannah Anderson

    The sister of the San Diego County man shot to death by the FBI in the Idaho woods after allegedly kidnapping a teenage girl has filed a $20-million claim against the FBI. San Diego lawyer C. Keith Greer, representing Lora DiMaggio, said the FBI killed her brother, James DiMaggio, without provocation. On Aug. 10, 2013, James DiMaggio fired a shot in the air in hopes that he and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson would be rescued, but was not aiming at the […]

  • Landscaper Miguel Herrera waters the front lawn of a home on Alta Drive in Beverly Hills in April. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

    California Water Usage Drops 27% in June, Exceeding 25% Mandate

    Urban water use in California dropped by 27% in June, according to figures released Thursday by the State Water Resources Control Board June is the first month that urban water districts must meet mandatory conservation targets in order to comply with Gov. Jerry Brown’s drought order. Suppliers that did not reduce their water consumption by a large enough amount could face fines of as much as $10,000. Brown is requiring urban water users to reduce water use 25% by the […]

  • A screenshot from a bystander’s video show Los Angeles police officers struggling with a man moments before he was fatally shot in downtown on Sunday, March 1, 2015. (Credit: Anthony Blackburn/via Facebook)

    Skid Row Shooting: Autopsy Shows Man Shot Six Times, Had Meth in System

    A homeless man killed by Los Angeles police officers earlier this year on downtown’s skid row was shot six times and had methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death, according to an autopsy report. The March 1 death of Charly Leundeu Keunang, 43, drew international attention after a bystander posted a video of the shooting on Facebook, where it was watched millions of times. Los Angeles County coroner’s officials determined that Keunang died of multiple gunshot wounds: two shots […]

  • Fields of carrots are watered in Kern County March 29, 2015, when the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range hit an unprecedented low. California's drought, in its fourth year, is going from bad to worse, with water levels expected to be the lowest on record. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Sen. Feinstein Introduces California Drought-Relief Bill Worth $1.3 Billion

    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein filed a drought-relief bill Wednesday afternoon that would spend $1.3 billion over the next 10 years on water storage, desalination and other projects in the Golden State. But the Democrat, whose ability to broker compromise is seen as a key to hatching a bipartisan deal, said she had “no clue” whether House Republicans would support the bill and did not appear to engage extensively with them in crafting it. “The House Republicans did their own bill […]

  • Officers remained on scene after a police shooting of an armed man in Studio City on July 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Armed Man Fatally Shot by LAPD After Opening Fire in Studio City ID’d by Coroner

    The gunman who died after opening fire in a busy stretch of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City on Friday has been identified as a 44-year-old Los Angeles resident. Seth Raines sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died after police armed with handguns confronted him outside the Union Bank on Ventura Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter. Witnesses said Raines fired shots into the air and toward the ground about 3:20 p.m. near Vantage Avenue. Soon after, police responded […]

  • A drone is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    San Bernardino Approves Reward in Search for Drone Operators Who Interfered With Firefighters

    San Bernardino County supervisors could approve $75,000 in rewards Tuesday for information leading to the arrests of drone operators who interfered with firefighting during three major blazes this summer. Supervisors were expected to vote on the proposal, which would offer a $25,000 reward in each fire. Fire crews were forced to ground water-dropping aircraft after the unmanned devices were spotted flying above flames and smoke from three separate fires in San Bernardino County. County officials said the delays resulted in […]

  • #100days100nights: Gang Threats of Violence on Social Media Draw Fear

    Back in the 1980s when Skipp Townsend was an active member of the Rollin’ 20s Bloods, gang threats were handled by word of mouth and gang members would use barren walls as their bulletin boards by spray painting the names of their targets or calling out people as “snitches.” “Writing on the walls was the No. 1 way of getting the message across,” he said. Now, there’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and rumors are easier to circulate. For Townsend, who […]