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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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    Caltrans, City of L.A. to Pay $9.1 Million to Man Left With Brain Damage After Bicycle Crash Along the PCH in Pacific Palisades

    A jury Thursday ordered Caltrans and the city of Los Angeles to pay $9.1 million to a man who suffered brain damage after he swerved to avoid debris and lost control of his bicycle on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades. Robert Jeffrey Watts was seriously injured in July 2014 as he rode toward his home in Topanga Canyon, following signs that instructed cyclists to ride on the shoulder of the highway between the travel lanes and the cliff. Watts […]

  • A man is loaded into an ambulance after entering a lion's enclosure and being bitten on the foot at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo on Sept. 19, 2018. (Credit: KFSN)

    Fleeing Man Scales Fence at Fresno Zoo, Gets Bitten by Lion: Police

    A man who said he tried to climb into the Fresno zoo Wednesday night to escape a frightening situation outside found himself in even greater peril when a lion bit one of his toes. Fresno police said Julio Mendez, 38, told them he became nervous when he saw a man on a street outside the Fresno Chaffee Zoo with a towel wrapped around his hand, so he decided to scale the zoo’s barbed-wire fence. A zoo security guard heard yelling […]

  • Mexicans Incensed by Images of El Chapo’s Twin Daughters’ Decadent Barbie-Themed Birthday Party

    It was a Barbie-themed birthday party most kids could only dream about, with carnival rides, hundreds of pink balloons and a theater-worthy set featuring gold chandeliers and a rosé-colored throne. The guests of honor were the 7-year-old twin daughters of the world’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Photographs and videos of the decadent bash showed up on Instagram this week, giving Mexicans a glimpse into the lives of some of the country’s most controversial 0.1-percenters. View this […]

  • Los Angeles City Council Councilman Jose Huizar, who was the subject of a complaint alleging harassment and discrimination and filed in September 2018, speaks at a meeting in April of that year. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Harassment, Bias Claims Against L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar Filed Via City’s New Site for Workplace Misconduct Reporting

    Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson has instructed the city’s personnel department to convene a special panel to look into a complaint of harassment, discrimination and retaliation against Councilman Jose Huizar, officials said this week. The complaint was filed on MyVoiceLA, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new website for staffers, city commissioners and others to report workplace bias, retaliation and sexual harassment. Personnel spokesman Bruce Whidden said Wesson was notified of the complaint Sept. 13 and called for the formation of […]

  • Dhaija Smith, 4, finishes her milk during breakfast with her classmates at the Brown E. Moore Head Start Center on July 22, 2003, in Shreveport, Louisiana. (Credit: Mario Villafuerte / Getty Images)

    Milk, Water Will Be Default Kids’ Meal Drink Options at California Restaurants Starting in 2019

    Restaurants in California that sell special meals for children will have to offer milk or water as the default drink option beginning in 2019, making sodas and sugary drinks available only by request. The law, signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown, follows ordinances enacted in a number of cities and counties around the state in recent years. Some fast-food and dine-in restaurants have voluntarily changed their kids’ meals, and the new law had no formal opposition as it made its […]

  • Opponents of California's high-speed rail project gather outside the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles in 2015. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    California Bullet Train Path From Palmdale to Burbank Proposed

    The California bullet train would run near the 14 Freeway and then, just east of Santa Clarita, tunnel under the San Gabriel Mountains and emerge in an industrial area of Pacoima, the state rail authority proposed Wednesday as it laid out its plans for the complicated route from Burbank to Palmdale — one of its most controversial and costly segments. Compared with other alternatives, the route would be the easiest to build and cause the least harm, rail authority officials […]

  • A student in Thousand Oaks dozes off in an early morning class in an undated photo. (Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

    Gov. Brown Rejects Bill to Prohibit Schools From Starting Before 8:30 A.M.

    California teenagers will not get to sleep in on weekdays after Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Scientific findings about how sleep affects teenagers’ developing brains inspired advocates for the bill. But many local officials opposed the measure, citing the need to set rules that work for their communities. Under Senate Bill 328, public and charter schools would have had to implement the start time […]

  • A Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick is on display on Sept. 8, 2018 in New York City. (Credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyer Drops Hints About NFL Teams He Suggests Might Sign His Client Soon

    Remember when Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer predicted his client would have a job in the NFL “within the next 10 days?” That was 327 days ago. And the one-time San Francisco 49ers quarterback still hasn’t landed with a team. But that’s not stopping attorney Mark Geragos from peering into the future and making a similar statement about his client’s employment opportunities. In a TMZ interview posted Thursday, Geragos said of Kaepernick and the NFL, “I would just say, ‘Stay tuned,’ that […]

  • L.A. Artist Places Trump’s Walk of Fame Star Behind Bars

    There are different ways of expressing frustration, be it with stickers, paint or even a sledgehammer. One way or another, President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame continues to be a battleground for political debate. On Wednesday morning, an artist who goes by the name Plastic Jesus was the latest to make the Hollywood sidewalk his canvas. At about 11 a.m., the U.K.-born artist aimed to figuratively imprison the president by placing prison bars made of wood over […]