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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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    L.A. Organizers Propose Linked Olympic Ceremonies for Coliseum, Inglewood Stadium

    As LA 2024 officials finalize their bid to bring the Summer Olympics back to Southern California, they have faced a difficult choice regarding the location of the opening and closing ceremonies. The Coliseum offers a sense of history and has the backing of L.A. City Council members eager to keep the Games’ premiere events within city limits. But a $2.6-billion stadium the Rams are building in Inglewood might give the bid a more modern and expensive feel. So LA 2024 […]

  • A view of an underground tunnel near the Mexico-US border in this file photo from Nov. 07, 2009. (Credit: Daniel Conejo/AFP/Getty Images)

    At Least 6 Border Tunnels Reactivated by Mexican Drug Trafficking Groups, Officials Say

    Mexican drug cartels have burrowed dozens of tunnels in the last decade, outfitted them with rail and cart systems to whisk drugs under the U.S. border and, after being discovered by authorities, abandoned them. But some of the illicit passageways live on. At least six previously discovered border tunnels have been reactivated by Mexican trafficking groups in recent years, exposing a recurring large-scale smuggling threat, according to U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials. The breaches of border defenses, most recently […]

  • A woman walks along the Hermosa Beach Pier last week during a lingering rainstorm. (Credit: Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)

    String of Increasingly Intense Storms Expected to Soak Los Angeles County This Week

    A string of increasingly intense storms are expected to hit Los Angeles County this week, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Scott Sukup said the region should remain dry for a few days until the first storm rolls in Wednesday night, delivering between a quarter of an inch and three-quarters of an inch of rainfall. The second storm, which is expected to be stronger, is expected to begin Thursday night and last through Friday, and the third could arrive […]

  • Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, speaking at City Hall in 2015, wants voters to consider a proposal that would allow candidates to rely on taxpayer money rather than private contributions to fund their campaigns. (Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Councilman Proposes Full Public Funding for City Campaigns

    A Los Angeles lawmaker called Monday for the city to move to a public financing system for local elections, saying it would help address fears that wealthy donors buy influence at City Hall. Councilman Mike Bonin said he wants voters to consider a proposal next year that would allow candidates to rely on taxpayer money rather than private contributions to fund their campaigns. Under the voluntary system, candidates seeking public funding would have to gather a minimum number of small donations from their constituents to show […]

  • In an undated photo, a surfer rides a big wave at Lunada Bay, where a local group called the Bay Boys keeps away outsiders. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Dozens of People Celebrate MLK Day at Lunada Bay to Peacefully Protest Against Localism

    Dozens of people flocked to Palos Verdes Estates on Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and protest the localism that long has kept outsiders away from a popular surf spot there. For decades, surfers who have made the trek to Lunada Bay have complained they were harassed and their vehicles vandalized by a group known as the Bay Boys, who were determined to keep the public beach and its waves to themselves. But on Monday, the rock and sand shore […]

  • American Apparel's factory in downtown Los Angeles is shown in a file photo. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    After Bankruptcy Court Auction, American Apparel Starts Laying Off 2,400 SoCal Workers

    American Apparel began to lay off 2,400 workers in Southern California on Monday — kicking off its final chapter as the country’s largest garment maker. Layoffs will continue through the rest of the week and affect workers on the manufacturing and production side, American Apparel said. The company has about 3,500 factory workers in the Southland. Canadian clothing maker Gildan Activewear won an auction in bankruptcy court last week to buy the American Apparel brand and some manufacturing equipment for […]

  • The annual Kingdom Day Parade in South Los Angeles was held on Jan. 16, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    South L.A. Kingdom Day Parade Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

    Bright skies greeted the dancers, brass bands and long lines of dignitaries who joined the 32nd annual Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles on Monday to honor the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. The groups that marched — including a New Orleans-style brass band and brightly clad performers from the Los Angeles Korean Dance Academy — drew cheers from the spectators who packed curbs along the parade route in South L.A. Billed as the nation’s oldest and largest parade of its kind, the […]

  • Police walk outside Westfield Culver City after an incident on Jan. 7, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Some Malls Enact Bans on Teens Amid Disturbances, Unruly Gatherings Fueled by Social Media

    It seemed like a typical Saturday evening at the Westfield shopping mall in Culver City, until chaos erupted. False reports began to spread about a gunman in the mall on Jan. 7, prompting shoppers to flee and bringing a huge response from local police. There was no shooter, but officers who arrived at the scene found about 200 teenagers outside the shopping center, many fighting with each other. It took hours for police to sort it all out, with some shoppers […]

  • Citizens rally Jan. 15, 2017, to demand the resignation of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, after he did not signal any sign of backpedalling on his decision to increase the price of petrol by up to 20.1 percent, in Tijuana, Mexico. (Credit: GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images)

    U.S. Border Crossing in Tijuana Swarmed by Protesters Angry Over Mexico’s Gas Price Hike

    Thousands of Tijuana residents protesting Mexico’s gasoline price hike marched through the city’s streets Sunday. Later in the day, crowds of demonstrators swarmed the city’s main port of entry across from San Ysidro at El Chaparral, with a smaller group at the secondary port of Otay Mesa. As they did during protests last week, U.S. authorities for several hours diverted southbound traffic from Interstates 5 and 805 away from the San Ysidro crossing and urged motorists to head to the […]