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News, Los Angeles, Courts

Robert Durst, Manhattan Real Estate Heir, Arrested For Murder, Awaits LA Extradition

Posted Mar. 15, 2015, 9:44 am

Manhattan real estate heir Robert Durst, the subject of an HBO documentary, awaits extradition to California today after being arrested at a New Orleans hotel on a Los Angeles warrant for suspected murder, authorities said.

Big Bear Mountain is expected to remain open through mid-April after 16-20 inches of snow coated the mountain this past week.

Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica

Big Bear Snow Season Extended After Fresh Powder Coats Mountain

Posted Mar. 6, 2015, 9:03 am

As wet weather doused the Westside last weekend, the same winter storm delivered plenty of fresh snow to Big Bear – making for the perfect weekend getaway before beach weather arrives.

Latest weather news.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Weather

Strong Santa Ana Winds To Lash The Southland

Posted Feb. 11, 2015, 9:12 am

Strong Santa Ana winds will lash the Southland today as temperatures climb to heat wave levels.

Latest weather news.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Weather

Heat Wave Forecast For Valentine's Day: 20 Degrees Higher Than Normal Friday, Saturday

Posted Feb. 10, 2015, 12:32 pm

A combination of Santa Ana winds and dry weather conditions will make for a hotter-than-usual week leading up to Valentine's Day, with temperatures expected in the 80s across most of the area.

Willie Nelson will perform the 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert this Thursday, Feb. 5.

Los Angeles, Seven Days, Music, Celebrity

Grammy Foundation Concert Thursday To Star Nelson, Lauper, Etheridge, Thicke

Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 9:38 am

The 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

News, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Courts

Suge Knight To Face Court Tuesday On Murder Charge

Posted Feb. 2, 2015, 9:47 am

Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight remained in the Men’s Central Jail today on suspicion of murder, awaiting a scheduled Tuesday court appearance.

News, Venice, Los Angeles

L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin Says Taxes Should Better Help Venice Beach

Posted Jan. 31, 2015, 10:04 am

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin said Thursday some taxes collected in Venice should be kept in the area to pay for more parking spaces and restrooms, affordable housing and other projects to improve the beach community and tourist destination.

News, Awards, Los Angeles, Film

42nd Annual Annie Awards To Be Held Tonight To Honor Animated Films

Posted Jan. 31, 2015, 10:02 am

“The Boxtrolls” has a leading 13 nominations heading into tonight’s 42nd annual Annie Awards, which honor achievement in animated films, while “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ has 10 nods.

News, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Police Department, Westside Today

"Suge" Knight To Remain Jailed Through Weekend On Murder Charges

Posted Jan. 31, 2015, 9:59 am

Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight is expected to remain jailed through the weekend as he faces murder charges for allegedly running over two men with his truck, killing one and initially fleeing the scene.

News, Los Angeles, Music, Hollywood

Nederlander To Fight For Right To Operate Greek Theatre

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:21 am

The Greek Theatre's long time management company is planning to fight for the right to continue operating the Griffith Park venue during a City Council committee meeting today.

Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles is home to the Lakers, Clippers, and Kings.

Sports, Los Angeles, Lakers

Lakers To Honor Late Owner Jerry Buss At Tuesday's Game

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:16 am

The Los Angeles Lakers will conduct Dr. Jerry Buss Night at Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center on the 82nd anniversary of his birth.

Latest Fire Department news.

News, Los Angeles, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Rand Corp.: More Outreach Needed To Increase Number Of Women Firefighters

Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 6:00 am

More outreach is needed to increase the number of women and minority firefighters in the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to a report released Thursday by a Santa Monica-based think tank.

Vice President Joe Biden.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Vice President

L.A. Motorists Get Ready - V.P. Joe Biden Arrives Today

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 2:57 pm

Burbank and Los Angeles police have just announced additional road restrictions that will be in place during this afternoon’s rush hour, as well as tomorrow and Saturday, to accommodate a visit by Vice President Joe Biden.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Los Angeles, Courts, Lax

Man Pleads Guilty In Los Angeles To Bilking Airlines

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 8:57 am

A man who pretended to be a flight crew member in order to get free or low-cost flights in and out of Los Angeles County airports, which he would then sell to "clients" who would pay up to $2,000 for a year of flying, pleaded guilty today to a federal wire fraud offense.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey

Flag Ceremony Today To Honor Life Of Los Angeles County Lifeguard

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 7:50 am

A flag ceremony will be held today in honor of a 42-year-old Los Angeles County lifeguard who died during a training exercise at a Manhattan Beach school.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Los Angeles, Courts

Bryan Stow Attacker Pleads Guilty In Federal Weapons Case

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 7:49 am

One of two men who beat Bryan Stow in a Dodger Stadium parking lot -- leaving the San Francisco Giants fan with permanent brain injuries -- pleaded guilty today to a federal weapons charge that could put him behind bars for up to 10 years.

President Barack Obama.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Obama

Four Southland Residents To Join First Lady for State Of The Union

Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 9:43 am

A teacher, a construction worker, a police captain and the creator of a prison education program -- all from the Los Angeles area -- are among 22 guests who will have close-up views of President Barack Obama when he delivers his State of the Union address today.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

News, Los Angeles, Holiday, History

Kingdom Day Parade To Take Place Starting At 11 a.m.

Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:08 am

The 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade will be held today under the theme "Love & Respect: Let It Begin With Me," and with Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson serving as grand marshal.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

News, Life And Arts, Los Angeles, Seven Days, Holiday, History

Several Southland Cities To Pay Tribute To Martin Luther King Jr. Today

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:42 am

Parades will be held in Long Beach and Gardena today to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., while other observances will take place in Culver City, Lancaster, Pasadena, West Hollywood and at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.

Los Angeles Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez.

News, Los Angeles, Religion

Thousands To Join Los Angeles Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez For OneLife LA

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:40 am

Thousands of people are expected to join Los Angeles Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez today for an inaugural event aimed at celebrating "the beauty of every human life from conception to natural death."

A meeting will be held to discuss the development of rules governing the use of police body cameras.

News, Los Angeles, Police Department

LAPD Body Camera Policy To Be Discussed In South LA, Canoga Park

Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 9:25 am

The Los Angeles Police Commission, the citizen panel that oversees the police department, will hold a community meeting in South Los Angeles tonight and in Canoga Park on Thursday to discuss the development of rules governing the use of body cameras.

Los Angeles-based Mercury Insurance has been ordered bythe California Department of Insurance to pay a fine of more than $27.5 million for charging customers unapproved broker fees.

News, Los Angeles, Business, California, Santa Monica

Mercury Insurance To Pay $27.5M Fine For Charging Unapproved "Broker Fees"

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:47 am

Los Angeles-based Mercury Insurance was ordered by the California Department of Insurance to pay a fine of more than $27.5 million for charging customers unapproved "broker fees," state officials said Monday.

The 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will be held Jan. 27-29.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Homelessness

6,000 Volunteers Sought For 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:12 am

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is seeking 6,000 volunteers to assist with the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, which will be held Jan. 27-29.

Diogo Morgado in the new CW show 'The Messengers.'

News, Los Angeles, Business, Television

CW Network Renews Eight Scripted Fall Series, Unveils "The Messengers", "iZombie"

Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 9:39 am

The CW Network today announced that it has renewed all eight scripted series on its fall schedule and unveiled a midseason lineup including two new dramas, "The Messengers" and "iZombie," and the competition series, "Cedric's Barber Battle."

Latest weather news.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Weather

Strong Santa Ana Winds Forecast To Strike The Southland

Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 9:17 am

On the heels of a weekend storm that dropped two inches of rain in some areas, strong Santa Ana winds will strike the Southland this week, the National Weather Service said today.

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