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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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  • Omar Abrego is seen in this photo provided to KTLA by family members.

    LAPD Names Two Sergeants Involved in Violent Confrontation With Omar Abrego, Who Later Died

    The Los Angeles Police Department has identified two sergeants involved in a physical altercation with a 37-year-old motorist who died hours after his arrest. The department identified the two officials involved in the Aug. 3 altercation with Omar Abrego as Robert Calderon and Jeff Mares, who are both assigned to the Newton Division gang enforcement detail. Abrego was declared dead 12 hours after he was arrested by Calderon and Mares, according to officials. The sergeants took Abrego into custody after […]

  • L.A. City Council Tentatively Approves Ban on Plastic Bags

    California Lawmakers Try to Outlaw Single-Use Plastic Bags; Measure Heads to Gov. Brown

    The state Senate on Friday gave final legislative approval to a measure that would phase out single-use plastic bags in supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores as part of an effort to rid beaches and streets of litter. The measure, which now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration, would allow stores to charge customers 10 cents to provide paper or reusable plastic bags as an alternative to single-use bags. California would be the first state government to approve such a […]

  • The Los Angeles County Fair opened Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Food Trucks, Over 70 Carnival Rides Offered at Los Angeles County Fair

    The Los Angeles County Fair opens Friday with Sriracha corn dogs, ramen burgers, more than 70 carnival rides and, of course, monster trucks. But the most welcome sight for fairgoers this year may be the 8,000 square feet of new shading, hundreds of new umbrella tables, 200 yards of overhead water misters, plus extra air conditioning units blasting cool air on indoor exhibits. Worried that blistering end-of-summer temperatures will scare off fairgoers, the nonprofit county fair has invested about $500,000 […]

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    ‘Made in America’ Festival to Hit Grand Park in Downtown L.A. This Labor Day Weekend

    They made it in Philly. But can they make it in L.A.? That’s one of many questions surrounding the debut of the Budweiser Made in America music festival, which will take over downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park this Labor Day weekend. The concert, the brainchild of rap mogul Shawn Carter — better known as Jay Z — will be the first paid event at the 2-year-old park that stretches between City Hall and the Music Center. Up to 50,000 people […]

  • Cee Lo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, is pictured outside court Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Credit: David Buchan / Getty Images)

    Singer Cee Lo Green Avoids Jail, Pleads No Contest to Giving Woman Ecstasy

    Singer Cee Lo Green avoided jail time Friday after pleading no contest to one felony count of furnishing Ecstasy to a woman while dining at a downtown Los Angeles restaurant, prosecutors said. The 38-year-old former judge on NBC’s “The Voice,” whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Calloway, entered the plea on the day his preliminary hearing was scheduled to begin. Green was sentenced to three years’ formal probation, 360 hours of community service and ordered to complete 52 Alcoholics Anonymous […]

  • A white rocky ring reveals low levels of water in the Morris Dam, just north of Azusa in the Angeles National Forest, reflecting the effects of the prolonged drought on March 12, 2014. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    California Drought: Study Says Chance of ‘Megadrought’ in Southwest Is 50 Percent

    The chance of a “megadrought” gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50%, scientists say, which mean bad news for California’s already parched landscape. The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern U.S. have increased to 80%, according to a new study by Cornell University, the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey. Whatever happens, California is likely to see prolonged drought and drier conditions, especially in the southern portion of the state, said Toby […]

  • Ray pleaded no contest on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, to trespassing after he was arrested on May 30 in Beverly Hills. (Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

    Reality Star Ray J Pleads No Contest to Trespassing in Beverly Wilshire Hotel Incident; Gets Probation

    Reality TV star and singer Ray J pleaded no contest Thursday to trespassing after being accused of groping a woman at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel bar and refusing to leave. Ray J, 33, whose birth name is Willie Ray Norwood Jr., was initially charged with four misdemeanor counts, including sexual battery, vandalism, battery on a police office and resisting arrest, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. But in conjunction with his pleading no contest Thursday, those charges […]

  • Ezell Ford is shown in a photo provided by his family. He was fatally shot by police on Aug. 11, 2014.

    Ezell Ford Shooting Death: LAPD Releases Names of Officers After Criticism

    More than two weeks after the police shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles, LAPD officials released Thursday the names of two officers involved in the deadly shooting. The department identified the officers who shot Ezell Ford on Aug. 11 as Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, who are both assigned to the Newton Division gang enforcement detail. LAPD records show Wampler has been on the force for 12 years and Villegas for eight years. The decision to […]

  • Screen shots from a surveillance video show an armed robbery in which a "Cops" crew member was accidently shot and killed by Omaha police on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: Omaha Police Department)

    ‘Cops’ Crew Member Was Killed by Omaha Police During Filming

    A crew member for the TV show “Cops” died after he was shot by police while filming Omaha officers responding to an armed robbery Tuesday night, officials said Wednesday. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said 38-year-old Bryce Dion was shot once during a shootout between three officers and a robber in a Wendy’s restaurant. It’s “as if we lost one of our own,” Schmaderer said. “He was an incredible man.” Dion, who handled the sound equipment for the show’s cameraman, had been working […]