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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
  • Wrongfully Convicted Man Freed After Spending 20 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder in Compton

    A Los Angeles County judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of a man who has served 20 years behind bars for a Compton shooting he didn’t commit. Moments after walking out of a downtown L.A. courtroom as a free man, Marco Contreras offered a message to others in his situation. “Keep fighting,” he said in Spanish. “Be patient and keep fighting.” Contreras, 41, who maintained his innocence, was convicted of attempted robbery and attempted murder in 1997 for a […]

  • Wells Fargo Agrees to Pay $110 Million to Settle Lawsuits Over Unauthorized Accounts

    Wells Fargo & Co. on Tuesday agreed to pay $110 million to settle class-action lawsuits related to the bank’s practice of opening accounts without customers’ authorization. The settlement, if approved by a federal judge in San Francisco, would provide payouts to all Wells Fargo customers who say they were victims of the bank’s practices and potentially resolve a dozen pending class-action cases. Payouts from the settlement would be on top of any money customers have already received as part of […]

  • Gov. Jerry Brown Calls Trump’s Executive Order on Climate Change a ‘Colossal Mistake,’ Says There Will Be a ‘Counter-Movement’

    California Gov. Jerry Brown warned that President Trump has just made a “colossal mistake” in gutting the federal government’s effort to combat climate change, which will ignite a response Trump is unprepared to handle. “It defies science itself,” Brown said in a call to The Times shortly after Trump signed an executive order that aims to bring an abrupt halt to the United States’ leadership on global warming. “Erasing climate change may take place in Donald Trump‘s mind, but nowhere […]

  • Toppled Trees, Power Outages Reported as Powerful Winds Blow Through SoCal

    Utility crews on Tuesday were working to restore electrical service to thousands of customers in Southern California after high winds knocked down trees and power lines. Terry Schneider, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, said about 6,000 customers were without power, mostly in the Mid-City area. She did not have an estimated time for full restoration of service, but said crews were working around the clock. About 958 Southern California Edison customers remained without power, […]

  • Burglars Steal $150,000 Worth of Jewels From Actress Emmy Rossum’s Beverly Glen Home

    Actress Emmy Rossum may play a character in one of TV’s most crooked families, but last week her Beverly Glen home was visited by some truly unsavory characters who broke in and made off with $150,000 in jewels from her safe. Rossum, who appears in Showtime’s “Shameless,” is the latest victim in a wave of celebrity burglaries that have swept the San Fernando Valley. The break-in at Rossum’s home was discovered by an employee and is believed to have occurred […]

  • What to Expect From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Ride, Opening at Disney California Adventure Park in May

    The “Guardians of the Galaxy” ride opening May 27 at Disney California Adventure will replace the venerable Twilight Zone Tower of Terror as the anchor of a new Marvel themed land. The 2004 Tower of Terror indoor elevator drop ride will be re-skinned with a back story loosely based on the original 2014 movie and the upcoming sequel, which feature a mismatched team of intergalactic misfits who band together to save the universe. Mission: Breakout, as the new Guardians ride […]

  • Dangerous Winds Leave More Than 13,000 in Southland Without Power

    More than 13,000 customers across Southern California lost power Monday as gusty winds between 40 mph and 50 mph damaged trees, downed power lines and fanned small fires. The National Weather Service issued high wind advisories and warnings Monday for the valleys, mountains and coastal areas that are expected to last until Tuesday morning. The warning indicates strong winds of up to 58 mph and possibly 65 mph for some areas. By Monday evening the Los Angeles Fire Department had […]

  • Southern Californians Urged to Fix Their Defective Air Bags Before They ‘Explode Like a Grenade’

    Four years after the federal government issued a recall that ultimately expanded to 42 million defective air bags, several hundred thousand Southern Californians have yet to bring in their cars for a free fix. Now, a local civic group is urging car owners to stop procrastinating, warning that the delay in fixing those air bag inflators could be deadly. The issue is particularly dangerous in Southern California, the group said, because high temperatures make the inflators more likely to explode. […]

  • Strong Winds Expected to Blast Southern California; High Wind Advisories Issued

    Strong and potentially damaging winds are expected to blast Southern California on Monday and Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters have issued high wind advisories and warnings for the mountains, valleys and coastal areas through early Tuesday. Forecasters warn that gusty conditions will make travel difficult and possibly cause widespread power outages. They also warn of strong rip currents and sneaker waves along west-facing beaches. A high wind warning means that damaging winds of 58 mph or […]