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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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  • Carol Clark, a sixth-grade teacher at a Cudahy school, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. After she used all of her sick leave and vacation days, fellow teachers donated more than 150 of their own sick days to her during her recovery. (Credit: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times)

    After Cancer Diagnosis, an Outpouring of Support for Cudahy Teacher

    Dave Clark left a sign-up sheet in the teachers’ lounge at Jaime Escalante Elementary School, in a spot typically reserved for mundane announcements or the holiday potluck list. It was a quiet plea on behalf of his wife, a fellow sixth-grade teacher, who faced months of chemotherapy, surgeries and overwhelming exhaustion after a breast cancer diagnosis last year. The sign-up sheet was intended for teachers and other staff to pledge up to 20 of their own sick days to Carol […]

  • Kanye West is pictured silhouetted on stage at the Made in America festival in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

    Made in America Closes With Dozens of Arrests, Fewer Than Expected Tickets Sold

    The Made in America festival at L.A.’s Grand Park came to a close Sunday night with a performance by rapper Kanye West, after a day marked by scorching heat but no major security issues. The second day of the festival drew a slightly larger crowd than the first, with more than 37,000 tickets scanned. As of 9:30 p.m., police and sheriff’s deputies had arrested four people Sunday on felony charges including parole violation and narcotics possession, and 10 on misdemeanor […]

  • The crowd reacts as Sublime with Rome plays on the Dylan stage during the Made in America festival on Saturday. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Made in America Tests Grand Park, With Mixed Reviews From Fans

    “Sing so loud Jay Z can hear it,” Chance the Rapper hollered Sunday from one of two stages in front of Los Angeles City Hall. It was a reference to the hip-hop mogul and mastermind behind the two-day Budweiser Made in America festival, where established chart-toppers such as rock band Weezer, local rap heavyweight Kendrick Lamar and pop-star-of-the-moment Iggy Azalea performed before Kanye West hit the stage Sunday night to close the event. The festival was the first major close-up […]

  • Coast Guard personnel work Saturday night to save a pleasure boat in danger of sinking off San Diego. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

    Coast Guard Rescues Five Aboard Sinking Boat Off San Diego

    The Coast Guard rescued five persons Saturday night when their 30-foot boat, the PMS Escape II, was in danger of sinking 17 miles west of San Diego. The Coast Guard station in San Diego dispatched a helicopter, cutter, and 45-foot response boat after receiving a distress call about 6 p.m. The pleasure boat was taking on water, was listing and had no battery power for bilge pumps or other electronics, the Coast Guard said. Four adults and a 15-year-old boy […]

  • LAPD patrolled the area in and around Grand Park as the Made in America festival hit downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dozens Arrested at Made in America Festival in Downtown L.A.

    Los Angeles police, sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement officers reported arresting 29 people at the Made in America festival in downtown on Saturday. An estimated 34,000 people attended the two-day festival debut in Grand Park outside City Hall and crowds were largely peaceful and well-behaved, said Andy Neiman, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman. Of the arrests, 23 were for misdemeanor violations mostly involving alcohol. The other six were felony arrests related to narcotics, Neiman said. Several people were […]

  • Maryel Ceballos, 29, of Los Angeles, holds up an American flag in front of City Hall. (Credit: Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)

    Made in America Festival Makes Debut at Downtown L.A.’s Grand Park

    “Hello, Los Angeles,” said Metric lead singer Emily Haines near the end of the band’s second song on the city’s first day of the Budweiser Made in America Festival. Her next words were far more ominous: “They’re going to eat me alive, if I stumble.” She wasn’t singing about the two-day music festival that transformed the Civic Center area, but city planners are keeping a watchful eye on the event, which was fast-tracked by Mayor Eric Garcetti since its announcement […]

  • Donald Etra, left, stands by Snoop Dogg in court in 2007. (Credit: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)

    How USC’s Josh Shaw Has Access to High-Profile Lawyer is Unknown

    Among the many questions swirling around the Josh Shaw story at USC, one more has popped up. How does a college athlete end up with a high-profile lawyer whose client list has included Rihanna and Snoop Dogg? Shaw, who lied about how he injured both ankles last weekend and has been suspended indefinitely from the team, is being represented by Los Angeles attorney Donald Etra. “I do not discuss financial agreements between me and my clients publicly,” Etra said when […]

  • 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 […]