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  • Nidia Greiss is seen in an undated photo. She and her husband live out of their vehicle parked on Pacific Coast Highway at Las Tunas Beach in eastern Malibu. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Malibu Seeks to Ban Overnight Parking on Pacific Coast Highway

    Nidia Greiss pulled her Dodgers cap low over her eyes, squinting at a pair of tourists posed atop the lifeguard tower at Malibu’s Las Tunas Beach — the consummate #California shot. Her husband, an Army veteran with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, perched on the bumper of their spotless Jeep Renegade, watching traffic on Pacific Coast Highway. Las Tunas is less a beach than a backdrop. They’ve been here since August, living just out of frame. “We were used to […]

  • Children are tought to use weapons by the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities (CRAC-PF) community police force at a basketball court in the village of Ayahualtempan, Guerrero State, Mexico, on Jan. 24, 2020. (Credit: PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)

    Mexican Vigilante Group Training Kids as Young as 6 to Take up Arms Against Organized Crime

    In a lawless stretch of western Mexico, children as young as 6 are taking up arms against organized crime. This week, 19 children were conscripted into a vigilante group that for years has been battling drug gangs in restive Guerrero state. Images published by local journalists of the initiation ceremony — in which uniformed, rifle-wielding boys performed military-style maneuvers — drew outrage across Mexico, with human rights officials condemning the exercise as child abuse. A leader of the vigilante group […]

  • A guard watches as detainees fold clothes at an immigration detention center run by the private corrections corporation GEO Group in Bakersfield in this undated photo. (Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

    Trump Administration Sues California Over Private Prison Ban

    The Trump administration sued the state of California on Friday, asserting that a new state law that bans for-profit prison contracts unconstitutionally interferes with the federal prison and immigration detention systems. The case, filed in U.S. District Court in San Diego, asks a judge to ban the enforcement of the law against the federal government. “California, of course, is free to decide that it will no longer use private detention facilities for its state prisoners and detainees,” the lawsuit said. […]

  • Visitors pose for photos in the middle of the Lake Elsinore poppy fields in Walker Canyon in spring 2019. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Some SoCal Locales Say Conditions Are Lining up for Another Wildflower Superbloom

    Last year’s superbloom was epic, from Lake Elsinore’s hillsides of golden poppies to Anza-Borrego’s carpets of desert daisies. Check out #superbloom on Instagram; you’ll be kicking yourself if you missed it. So what will the 2020 wildflower season be like? Right now, it’s too early to say, according to biologists and ecological resource officers who track seasonal shifts. California’s statewide drought officially ended in March, paving the way for the possibility of better blooms this year. But Southern California’s patchwork […]

  • Crews are seen working on a bullet train overpass in Madera County in February in a photo released by the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

    Audit of California’s High-Speed Rail Finds Inadequate Federal Oversight

    Federal regulators were not aggressive enough in reacting to the California bullet train’s problems since 2009 while overseeing a $2.5-billion grant to the troubled project, a federal audit released Friday found. The review by the U.S. Department of Transportation inspector general said the Federal Railroad Administration did not adequately oversee the grant to reduce financial risks in the largest and most complex grant in its history. As a result, “the California High-Speed Rail Authority is at increased risk of not […]

  • Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, who represents the 13th District including areas of Atwater Village, Echo Park, East Hollywood, Elysian Valley, Historic Filipinotown, Hollywood, Glassell Park, Little Armenia, Thai Town, Silver Lake and Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown, appears in this undated photo. (Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

    Activists Join Homeless in Protest at Echo Park Lake, Call for Meeting With L.A. Councilman O’Farrell

    Homeless people and scores of activists protested as city crews arrived Friday for a cleanup at Echo Park Lake, publicly calling on Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell to meet with them and work out a deal allowing them to remain at the park. If the city ejects the encampment, “it’s like breaking up a family,” said Davon Brown, who has lived in the Echo Park encampment for four months. Protesters blocked a pathway in front of a city truck, […]

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    Coachella Vally Plastic Surgeon Who Fled to Israel to Avoid Charges in Mail Fraud Scam Extradited to L.A.

    A Southern California plastic surgeon who fled to Israel to avoid prison for mail fraud and other charges was extradited this week to Los Angeles, where a federal judge Friday ordered him to begin serving his 20-year sentence, authorities said. David M. Morrow, 75, of Beverly Hills pleaded guilty in 2016 to conspiring to commit mail fraud and filing a false tax return, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles. Prosecutors described Morrow, who owned the Morrow Institute […]

  • Tents line the street in Skid Row in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2019. (Credit: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images)

    Mayor Garcetti’s Meeting With Ben Carson Ends With No Federal Assistance Deal to Help L.A. Homeless

    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti met with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Friday, ending with encouraging words, but no deal to help the city’s massive homeless population. The lack of an announcement comes after months of negotiations and increasingly conciliatory language between the two political camps. Garcetti, who was in Washington to attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual meeting, had built up anticipation for an announcement while speaking with reporters on Thursday, saying he hoped to reach an agreement in principle, even […]

  • In this undated photo, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, left, speaks with California Gov. Gavin Newsom. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    30 Trailers Used for Camp Fire Victims in NorCal Will Soon House Homeless Families in L.A.

    Thirty trailers that once were used in the wake of the Camp fire are coming to Los Angeles over the next two weeks to be used as temporary homes for homeless families. Many details remain unknown. But the trailers, offered as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest initiative to address homelessness should arrive by Feb. 7, a spokeswoman for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said. County officials were vetting three parking lots and a vacant parcel in South Los Angeles, each designated […]

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