White House hopefuls swarm rival’s home turf of California

California 05/12/19, 07:25

The Democrats who want to be president are swarming California, competing for campaign cash and media attention while courting longtime allies of home-state Sen. Kamala Harris on their rival's own turf.Former Vice President Joe Biden swooped in to Los Angeles on Wednesday to raise money and snack on tacos with ...

Stretch of road in Los Angeles renamed Obama Boulevard

U.S. 05/05/19, 06:34

A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama. A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replaced Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street that runs across the city's historic black neighborhood. It also intersects with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and further ...

NRA sues Los Angeles over disclosure law for contractors

U.S. 04/24/19, 14:21

The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the gun rights group.The lawsuit filed in U.S. court claims the law is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment right to free speech ...

Los Angeles honors Jane Goodall on her 85th birthday

Science 04/03/19, 15:13

Los Angeles city leaders honored the lifetime achievements of famed primatologist Jane Goodall by singing "Happy Birthday" to her on her 85th birthday.Goodall vocalized a chimpanzee greeting Wednesday at the City Hall ceremony and pulled Mayor Eric Garcetti over to demonstrate how a female chimpanzee greets a high-ranking male.Goodall recounted ...

Update: Police chief urges Hussle suspect to surrender

Entertainment 04/02/19, 11:31

The Latest on the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle (all times local):9:25 a.m.Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore has called on the suspect in the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle to surrender.Fans of rapper Nipsey Hussle appear at a makeshift memorial in the parking lot of Hussle's Marathon Clothing store ...

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle shot and killed at 33

Entertainment 04/01/19, 10:52

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, police said, cutting short a career that earned him a Grammy nomination this year for his major-label debut. He was 33. Police said Hussle was one of three men shot ...

Rihanna, Snoop, Ice Cube react to death of Nipsey Hussle

Entertainment 03/31/19, 23:24

Reaction to the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed on Sunday in Los Angeles.___— "Prayers out to the whole family, man. This ... got to stop, man." — Snoop Dogg in one of several Instagram videos he posted on Hussle.FILE - In this March 29, 2018, ...

Los Angeles looks to break up vast illegal pot sales

California 03/27/19, 18:15

Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that Los Angeles is considering a major crackdown on illegal marijuana shops that have been bedeviling the city's legal marketplace.The move that could pump tens of millions of dollars into police enforcement comes as legal shops struggle to turn a profit while hundreds of illicit ...

LA police ordered to reduce controversial traffic stops

California 02/07/19, 17:50

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has ordered police officers to scale back vehicle stops after a newspaper reported that a special unit is pulling over a disproportionate number of black motorists.Police Chief Michel Moore said Thursday he hopes the Los Angeles Times report sparks a broader conversation about how best ...

LA Mayor Garcetti says he won’t run for president in 2020

Politics 01/29/19, 21:13

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, slightly winnowing a field that is still likely to be large and unwieldy for a party desperate to oust President Donald Trump. "I have decided not to throw my hat into the ring to run for president ...

Los Angeles mayor touts major drops in crime in 2018

U.S. 01/28/19, 16:28

Crime is down in every category in Los Angeles and homicides are at their second lowest in more than 50 years, the city's mayor and police chief announced Monday.At 259, homicides in the nation's second-largest city fell 8.2 percent in 2018, while rapes were down 12.4 percent, gang crimes decreased ...

With strike deal, Garcetti looks again toward 2020 run

Politics 01/23/19, 18:31

After helping broker an end to a teachers strike that marooned more than half a million students, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday the deal shows that government is solving problems in Los Angeles while Washington remains hobbled by a lengthy shutdown. The Democratic mayor, who is considering a 2020 White House ...

Update: LA teachers and school district to resume talks

California 01/22/19, 10:04

The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local):7 a.m.The office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the latest bargaining session between striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District lasted 21 hours and ended before dawn Tuesday.The mayor's office says negotiators plan to reconvene at ...

Los Angeles teachers’ strike shows Garcetti risks in ’20 bid

Politics 01/19/19, 03:14

A Los Angeles teachers' strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn't the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign. The Democratic mayor, who has said he will soon decide whether ...

Update: Striking LA teachers, district to resume talks

U.S. 01/17/19, 12:20

The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles school teachers (all times local):9:10 a.m.Los Angeles teachers are back on rainy picket lines for a fourth day.The strike continued Thursday with a new round of contract bargaining with the Los Angeles Unified School District scheduled at midday.United Teachers Los Angeles President ...

LA teachers, district resume negotiations amid strike

California 01/17/19, 01:02

Teachers and officials in the nation's second-largest school district return to the bargaining table on Thursday, hoping to end a strike that has been costly and divisive.The office of Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that talks would resume at noon at City Hall, with the office "facilitating" negotiations. The announcement didn't ...

In Nevada, Inslee tries to pull 2020 spotlight away from DC

New York 01/12/19, 11:58

The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners.Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is headed to the early caucus state ...

Los Angeles teachers are ready for first strike in 30 years

California 01/09/19, 01:15

Teachers in Los Angeles, whose 640,000 students make it the nation's second-largest school district, are ready to strike Thursday over a contract dispute that follows teacher walkouts in other states that emboldened organized labor after a critical defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court. United Teachers Los Angeles said its 35,000 members ...

2020 Democrats building ties to power brokers in key states

California 10/16/18, 05:59

Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ Khaled.Garcetti may not be the best-known 2020 presidential prospect, but he will ...

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