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LA County children's social workers go on strike
LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 4,000 children's social workers are going on strike after contract talks with Los Angeles County officials broke down.
The Service Employees International Union Local 721 announced the walkout Wednesday night. The u...
LAX shooting suspect appears in court
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding three others during a rampage at Los Angeles International Airport made his first court appearance Wednesday with bruises on...
Multi-vehicle wreck shut down 405 south
VAN NUYS (CNS) - Eleven people were injured today, one seriously, in a multi-vehicle wreck that blocked all lanes of the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway in Van Nuys, snarling mid-morning traffic heading into the Sepulveda Pass.
LAPD seeing fewer applicants
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department is struggling to recruit enough qualified candidates as fewer people are applying to join the nation's third-largest police force.
The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday the department is ...
Trial opens for officers in death of homeless man
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two California police officers escalated a routine encounter with a homeless man into a beating that left him lying unconscious in a pool of blood and caused his death days later, a prosecutor said on Monday.
Most LAUSD teachers don't want iPad program
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Only a minority of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers strongly favors proceeding with the $1 billion iPad program, it was reported today.
In an effort to determine how the iPad rollout is going and how to improve it,...
'12 Years a Slave' tops Spirit Awards nominations
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The historical drama "12 Years a Slave" earned a leading seven nominations today for the 29th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, while the father-son road trip comedy-drama "Nebraska" collected six.
The films were both...
Obama: US movies, TV help shape world's culture
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says thanks to television and movies, the rest of the world has had a front-row seat for America's march toward progress.
Obama is trumpeting the entertainment industry at DreamWorks Studios near...
Obama meets with family of slain TSA officer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Barack Obama has visited with the family of a Transportation Security Administration officer who was killed at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama...
Obama to visit DreamWorks for economy address
LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Barack Obama is wrapping up a three-day West Coast tour by making an economic pitch at the studio of movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, one of his top fundraisers and political supporters.
Obama will push his economic...
405 Sunset offramp reopened today
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Sunset Boulevard offramp from the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway reopened today following a roughly four-month closure for reconstruction.
The rebuilt ramp is roughly 60 percent longer, allowing for more vehicles and...
Dim traffic sensors dull how 'smart' freeways are
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's highways aren't as smart as they used to be.
Buried under thousands of miles of pavement are 27,000 traffic sensors that are supposed to help troubleshoot both daily commutes and long-term maintenance needs on some...
Auto crash, gun fears bring chaotic night to LAX
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fears of gunfire, false alarms and a real auto accident brought minutes of chaos and hours of delays to Los Angeles International Airport, where frayed nerves remained three weeks after a gunman killed one person and injured three...
Crime witness who vanished on dog walk is found
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police said Friday a key witness in a burglary case who vanished while walking his dog has been found.
A police statement said 22-year-old Darwin Vela was located in the LAPD's Pacific Division. Investigators ...
Autopsy: TSA officer shot 12 times in LAX attack
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy shows a security officer killed by a gunman at Los Angeles International Airport had been shot 12 times.
The report released Friday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Transportation Secu...