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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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  • Rain falls in Montecito on March 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rain Hits SoCal as Residents Brace for Potential Flooding, Mudslides

    Rain continued to soak Santa Barbara and Ventura counties Wednesday afternoon as residents of fire- and mudslide-battered communities endured the first day of Southern California’s largest storm of the season. The storm — a vast atmospheric river of tropical moisture known as a “pineapple express” — made landfall Tuesday night and is predicted to last through Thursday. “It’s going to be steady, light rain with periods of heavy rain,” said Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Heavier […]

  • Residents and volunteers fill sandbags at Manning Park in Montecito as people prepare for a storm. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Battered by Recent Fires and Floods, Montecito Braces for More Potential Destruction

    It started four months ago, when the largest fire on record in California history besieged this upscale coastal enclave. Soon after, heavy rains sent tons of mud, boulders and debris crashing into Montecito neighborhoods — killing 21 people in what was the state’s deadliest flooding in decades. Now, forecasters are predicting more trouble for the beleaguered town. The most powerful rainstorm of the year is expected to deliver a direct hit to areas burned in the Thomas fire, bringing with […]

  • Republican John Cox Inches Ahead of Antonio Villaraigosa for 2nd Place in CA Governor’s Race: Poll

    Republican businessman John Cox has nudged ahead of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for second place in California’s race for governor, while Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has shored up his front-runner status among voters, according to a new poll from the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California. The survey released Wednesday night also found that Sen. Dianne Feinstein continues to hold a sizable lead in her reelection bid over fellow Democrat and former state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin […]

  • President Donald Trump holds a law enforcement roundtable on sanctuary cities, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on March 20, 2018. (Credit: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

    Trump Faults Justice Dept. on Arizona ‘DACA’ Driver’s License Case, Citing Fox Business News Host

    President Trump faulted the Justice Department on Wednesday for its handling of a case involving the young immigrants known as “Dreamers,” citing the punditry of Fox Business News analyst Lou Dobbs. “Department of Justice should have urged the Supreme Court to at least hear the Drivers License case on illegal immigrants in Arizona,” Trump tweeted. “I agree with @LouDobbs. Should have sought review.” Department of Justice should have urged the Supreme Court to at least hear the Drivers License case […]

  • "This freaks me out. I moved to O.C. because I thought it would be a safe place. Now it's getting more and more like L.A.," said one office manager in Irvine. "Who wants tons of traffic, high prices and all kinds of unwanted people around you?" (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    ‘How Does This Solve the Problem?’: Orange County’s Plan to House Homeless Met With Some Criticism

    One day after Orange County supervisors voted to spend more than $70 million to house the homeless, residents in three prosperous cities expressed alarm about a proposal to set up “camp” shelters in their communities. Besides creating permanent housing, the officials’ plans call for possible camps in Irvine, Laguna Niguel and Huntington Beach on county-owned land. The Irvine City Council voted unanimously late Tuesday to sue the county to stop the proposal. “How does this solve the problem?” Mayor Donald […]

  • Passengers wait to pass through TSA security at Los Angeles International Airport. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)

    TSA Denies Accessing Data on Electronic Devices Carried by Airline Passengers After ACLU Files Lawsuit

    The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that its airport security agents do not scan or review the data held on electronic devices carried by passengers on domestic flights. The statement came in a letter to the American Civil Liberties Union chapter in San Francisco, which filed a lawsuit last week demanding that the TSA explain its procedures and policies when searching and scanning electronic devices carried on domestic flights. Despite the denial from the TSA, the ACLU said it continues to demand […]

  • Los Alamitos Mayor Pro Tem Warren Kusumoto speaks in favor of an ordinance that exempts the city from California's sanctuary state law on March 19, 2018. Kusumoto admitted the city is still figuring out what to do next. (Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

    Can Los Alamitos Take on California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Law?

    The small Orange County suburb of Los Alamitos has picked a big fight with California by passing a resolution saying it wants nothing to do with “sanctuary state” laws aimed at protecting people here illegally from President Trump’s promised immigration crackdown. Now comes the hard part: Getting legal clearance to opt out. While legal experts said they are doubtful Los Alamitos can prevail, the city’s action has been viewed by some as a shot across the bow in a liberal […]

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during the March 9 launch of "Everyone In, " a campaign to bring people throughout L.A. County together around the goal of ending homelessness. (Credit: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

    Eric Garcetti Says L.A. Can End Street Homelessness in a Decade

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti knows the perils of offering bold pronouncements about taming homelessness in L.A. During his first mayoral campaign in 2013, he vowed to end chronic homelessness. Once in office, Garcetti said he would find housing for the city’s homeless veterans, first by 2015 and then 2016, before scrapping a timeline altogether. Garcetti now seeks to cut the city’s “unsheltered” population in half in the next five years and reduce it to “functional zero” by 2028 — […]

  • School Board Fires Pico Rivera Teacher Whose Anti-Military Rant Was Caught on Video

    A Pico Rivera teacher whose anti-military rant was caught on video and drew widespread condemnation has been terminated from his post, the school board president said. The El Rancho Unified School District voted unanimously Tuesday evening to fire Gregory Salcido, who taught history at his alma mater El Rancho High School, said Board of Education President Aurora Villon. He has 30 days to appeal the decision. Villon said students should feel respected on campus, and in this case, she felt […]