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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
  • Taxpayer Money Wasted on Bar Tabs, Trips to Las Vegas and Expensive Electronics in South El Monte, Audit Shows

    South El Monte officials racked up thousands of dollars on city credit cards for consultants’ bar tabs, airfare and pricey electronics. They splurged on hotel stays and a trip to Las Vegas without proof that it was related to city business. The former city manager charged more than $3,000 for a cheerleading camp, and the city paid $390,000 to a consultant after their contract had already expired. These are just a few of the findings of a California state controller […]

  • The Pink Doughnut Box: The History of a Southern California Icon

    Sharon Vilsack pulled into a San Clemente strip mall on a recent morning to perform one of Southern California’s most quintessential rituals — picking a pink box of doughnuts to share. She chose carefully: an old fashioned, plenty of glazed, a few sprinkles, and a puffy maple bar, all tucked neatly into that familiar container that so often blends into the background of daily life here. “I’m like one of Pavlov’s dogs when I see a pink box,” said Vilsack, […]

  • San Diego County Congressman Duncan Hunter: Body-Slam ‘Not Appropriate … Unless the Reporter Deserved It’

    California Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) had an interesting take on the alleged assault on a Guardian reporter by the Republican front-runner in Montana’s special election, Greg Gianforte. Hunter told reporters Thursday, “It’s not appropriate behavior. Unless the reporter deserved it,” according to a tweet posted by the Associated Press’ Mary Clare Jalonick. Rep. Duncan Hunter said of MT reporter assault, “It’s not appropriate behavior. Unless the reporter deserved it.” — Mary Clare Jalonick (@MCJalonick) May 25, 2017 Gianforte has been […]

  • Playboy Model Dani Mathers Gets 3 Years of Probation, 30 Days of Graffiti Removal in Body-Shaming Case

    Playboy model Dani Mathers pleaded no contest Wednesday to invasion of privacy after she secretly photographed a naked, 70-year-old woman in an LA Fitness shower area and posted it on social media with a disparaging remark. After pleading to the misdemeanor charge, the 2015 Playmate of the Year was ordered to perform 30 days of graffiti removal services, according to Rob Wilcox, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney. She also must serve three years’ probation. Mathers’ attorney, Dana […]

  • Scientists Urge Californians to Protect Themselves Ahead of Potentially Devastating Earthquake

    Fear of earthquakes is part of life in California. But people experience this anxiety in different ways. For some, the fear prompts them to take steps to protect themselves: strapping down heavy furniture, securing kitchen cabinets and retrofitting homes and apartments. For others, the fear prompts denial — a willful ignorance of the dangers for years until the ground starts shaking. Seismologist Lucy Jones has spent her career trying to understand public attitudes about earthquakes, with a focus on moving […]

  • Los Angeles Super Bowl Pushed Back to 2022 Due Construction Delays at Inglewood Stadium

    Call it the Super Bowl Reshuffle. Five days after the Rams announced their Inglewood stadium would be finished in 2020, a year later than the original plan, the NFL is looking at pushing back the Los Angeles Super Bowl by a year until February 2022. Tampa will play host to the 2021 game. Owners of the league’s 32 teams gathered Tuesday for their annual one-day May meeting and decided to giving L.A. some breathing room rather than moving forward with […]

  • Section of Highway 1 in Big Sur Area Buried Under Massive Landslide, New Video Shows

    A new video released by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has revealed the massive scale of a devastating landslide that buried a portion of Highway 1 recently. “No words needed but here’s a few,” began a tweet from Caltrans District 5 on Monday, just two days after the slide. “Million tons of rock/dirt, about 1/3 mile of roadway covered 35-40 feet deep.” “Mother Nature hard at work,” Caltrans added. The slide is just the latest challenge for Caltrans crews along […]

  • LAPD Officer Caught on Video Beating Man Gets No Jail Time in Deal With DA’s Office

    A Los Angeles police officer convicted of assault for kicking and punching a man during a South Los Angeles arrest caught on video was spared jail time at his sentencing on Tuesday after fulfilling his end of an agreement made with prosecutors. Richard Garcia, 36, quietly struck the deal with prosecutors last year, pleading no contest to a felony charge of assault under color of authority. The district attorney’s office gave Garcia the opportunity to avoid jail and have his […]

  • O.C. Supervisor Calls for Feds to Take Over District Attorney’s Office Amid ‘Scandal’

    Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer asked federal authorities Monday for an emergency takeover of the Orange County district attorney’s office, citing what he called “continuing revelations of scandal.” Spitzer’s letter to U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions noted a recent liability claim filed by the office’s former lead investigator that accuses Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas of campaign misconduct and interfering in political corruption investigations. That investigator, Craig Hunter, left the office in April amid accusations that he sent sexually […]