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Los Angeles, Spanish for The Angels), often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the State of California and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621. It has an area of 468.67 square miles (1,213.8 km2), and is located in Southern California. The city is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area and Greater Los Angeles Area region, which contain 12,828,837 and nearly 18 million people respectively as of 2010, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and the second largest in the United States. Los Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated and one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States, while the entire Los Angeles area itself has been recognized as the most diverse of the nation's largest cities. The city's inhabitants are referred to as "Angelenos."

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1:42 p.m.. On anniversary of Oroville dam crisis, California lawmakers pass bill increasing inspections. 11:57 a.m.. Villaraigosa nabs another major law enforcement endorsement in his bid for governor. 10:28 a.m.. Los Angeles tenant groups oppose bill that could lead to a development boom near transit.
Goal of getting in and out of Los Angeles International Airport via a people mover instead of by car or bus takes a step forward with a recommendation by ... Los Angeles World Airports says it has chosen LAX Integrated Express Solutions and will seek approval from the Airport Commission and City Council.

Motorists slog through traffic on the 110 Freeway. The state is racing to spend new gas tax and vehicle fee revenues on improvements to California's roads and bridges as a GOP drive to repeal the levies gains momentum. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) ...
Federal immigration agents have reportedly detained more than 100 people in ongoing sweeps in the Los Angeles area, targeting people in the country illegally. The immigration enforcement operations, which began Sunday, are pursuing roughly 400 people across seven Southern California counties, ...
That includes residents of East Los Angeles, who used an average of 42 gallons a day, and people in Huntington Park, who got by on just 34 gallons. U.S. drought monitors this month declared parts of Southern California back in severe drought, just months after the state emerged from that category of ...
Federal officials are in the midst of an immigration enforcement operation in the Los Angeles area and have so far detained more than 100 people suspected of being in violation of immigration laws. The sweep, launched on Sunday, is focusing on "individuals who pose a threat to national security, public ...

ICE's Los Angeles-area fugitive operations teams conduct enforcement operations across Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. In the Inland area, at least one deportation is being attributed to the ICE arrests.
Kim is a first-generation Korean American, the daughter of immigrants who settled in the greater Los Angeles area, and has made visits to family in South Korea throughout her life. "It's so cool being here," she said. "Competing in my first Olympics in the country where my parents came from is insane.
At Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California's largest state park, some flowers, including lavender, are blooming. But even a half-inch more rain would do wonders, said Betsy Knaak, executive director of the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Assn. Since New Year's Day, less than an inch of rain has ...
Between a quarter- to a half-inch of rain is expected to fall in the region between Monday and Wednesday and forecasters predict there will be even less rain than that in Northern California, where places such as San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Rosa all have observed the warmest start to the year on ...
Little has changed since last year, when a measure sponsored by the California nurses Assn., SB 562, passed the Senate in June and was killed by Rendon (D-Paramount) in the Assembly. The same bill, aimed at universal coverage for all residents of the state, including undocumented immigrants, is the ...
Simone Groper receives a flu shot at a Walgreens pharmacy in San Francisco. People are being encouraged to get flu shots even though the vaccine has been estimated to be only 30% effective in combating influenza. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) ...
Vietnam veteran Frank Costa lives in a pedestrian tunnel underneath Parking Lot 731 in Venice. Two nonprofits, Venice Community Housing and Hollywood Community Housing Corp., have been selected to develop the lot, with plans for 140 housing units. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times).
More than 35 years ago, I worked with my Republican colleagues in both houses of Congress to impose a moratorium on offshore oil drilling in federal waters along the California coast. We understood that drilling posed too grave a threat to the state's coastline, one of the nation's greatest natural and ...
A California teen who was driving drunk as she livestreamed a crash on social media that killed her younger sister was sentenced to more than six years and four months in ... The California Highway Patrol said Sanchez was driving north of Los Banos when she swerved off the road and overcorrected.
The LAPD-coached youth football team Watts Bears (in white) pursue a member of the Southern California Falcons during a 2013 game. The players are 7 to 9 years old. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times). California would become the first state to prohibit minors from playing organized tackle football before high school ...
The decision to downsize California WaterFix boils down to money. The urban and agricultural water districts that are supposed to pay for the multibillion dollar project have only committed to enough funding for one water tunnel that would extend 35 miles under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Gen. Xavier Becerra announced Monday that his office will oversee reforms at the San Francisco police Department that were recommended by federal officials after the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to scale back a program that helped departments improve community relations. Los Angeles Times.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times). Vulnerable California Republicans' chances of holding their seats may hinge on distancing themselves from President Trump, according to a poll of likely voters released Tuesday. The mid-January poll by UC Berkeley's Institute of governmental Studies found that likely voters in two of ...
In Devin Nunes' hometown of Tulare, Calif., the conversation has more to do with water than memos about the Russia investigation. (Jazmine ... Roger Isom, president of the California Cotton Ginners and Growers Assn., said Nunes in his 14 years in Congress has helped bring attention to the water crisis.
He has feuded with Tronc's controlling shareholder Michael Ferro, leading one of the company's lawyers to accuse Soon-Shiong in a letter last April of mounting a "strategy to coerce the company into selling the Los Angeles Times." Soon-Shiong himself accused management of "poor corporate governance ...
When you joke to your friends that L.A. has the worst traffic in the world, it's actually true. For the sixth straight year, Los Angeles took the top spot on the Global Traffic Scorecard. That means the city is number one for congestion -- out of more than 1,000 different cities. L.A. drivers spent 102 hours in ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) -- The California Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a bill granting whistleblower protections to legislative staff members who say they are badly needed to ensure sexual misconduct and other misbehavior can be reported without fear of retaliation. It will take effect immediately ...
L.A. City Council meeting attendees applaud the council's passage of new regulations for the marijuana industry on Dec. 6, 2017. Under its "€œsocial equity"€ program, the city will assist marijuana business applicants who were previously convicted of some marijuana crimes€". (Los Angeles Times).
Los Angeles, CA -- A power outage was reported Monday morning at the Los Angeles International Airport. The power went out around 8:42 a.m. and affected about 171 customers, including the airport, according to Southern California Edison. Power is expected to be restored by 4 p.m.. Several people ...
The restaurant also includes a characteristic gift shop, which in a break with other locations, also includes Los Angeles Dodgers, Kings and Lakers gear. Cracker Barrel's Victorville locations is strategically placed just off the 15 Freeway, the route most Southern Californians take to Las Vegas. The restaurant ...
(Want to get California Today by email? Here's the sign-up.) It is one of those stereotypes about Los Angeles that is actually true: Every Angeleno has wasted time in traffic. Anyone looking for evidence need look no further than 2016, when voters chose to tax themselves in hopes of making their commutes ...
Christine Mai-Duc covers California politics and breaking news from Los Angeles. She has previously written for Capitol Weekly in Sacramento and The Times'bureaus in Washington, D.C., and Orange County. Christine grew up in Sacramento, graduated from UC Berkeley and left her heart in Oakland.
Unseasonably warm and dry temperatures blanketed California over the weekend, shattering records across the state and bringing clear blue skies that were expected to ... In downtown Los Angeles, where February is typically the wettest month of the year, temperatures Sunday peaked at 81 degrees.
There is something worse than seeing your political party lose -- yet again -- the race for one of California's most prominent offices. It's when ... With only days to go before the formal filing season opens, there's not a single California Republican with any name I.D. who seems prepared to run against her.
Los Angeles, CA -- Three people were hospitalized Saturday after a crash on the Hollywood (101) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles that involved at least seven vehicles, ... The crash occurred about 2 a.m. on the southbound freeway, near North Broadway, the California Highway Patrol reported.
I read maps of California border to border for fun. My favorites: a 1982 Thomas Guide of Los Angeles and a 1999 Auto Club map. I like to see how much has changed, how much stays the same. GPS can't deliver the Auto Club's dotted lines around the ancient lake that once covered the Coachella Valley or ...
Family and friends of shooting victim console each other at crime scene early Saturday near downtown Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times). A motorist was shot and killed early Saturday as he was driving in the Jefferson Park neighborhood west of downtown Los Angeles, police said.
The high temperature could reach 81 degrees on Sunday in downtown Los Angeles, cooling to 75 on Monday and Tuesday before potentially spiking up ... For February, March and April, the center is forecasting lower-than-average precipitation and hotter-than-average temperatures for Southern California.
Connolly said his love for event planning goes all the way back to the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, when his mother was a volunteer for the Olympic Committee; Connolly worked as a volunteer while attending USC, earning $100 a day, "which was a ton of money for a college student back then.".
Legal 'war' promised if Trump tries to clip California's right to set air standards ... Since then, automakers modified the cars they sold in California to meet the rules, but standards were effectively unified by the Obama administration as part of the federal government's auto industry rescue during the Great ...
Most of the money would go to the 15 California counties with the largest populations of felony offenders found incompetent to stand trial. The highest number is in Los Angeles County, where the state plans to spend at least $15 million in the next year to treat up to 150 patients in community facilities.
The vast majority of urban areas in the California--including Los Angeles--are failing to approve enough housing, a report released this week by the state Department of Housing and Community Development shows. As a result, the state will now require those cities to make it a little easier for developers to ...
Beyond Los Angeles, the bill would also allow vending in California cities that have never considered permitting it at all. The proposed law, SB 946, would also insist on administrative fines for vendors who break local rules, rather than criminal charges that could ramp up the risk of deportation for immigrant ...
What happened? The mysterious death of Natalie Wood off Catalina Island has sparked more than three decades of speculation about whether it was an accident or murder. One of the investigators on the case has made fresh comments, but do they push it forward in any serious way? Los Angeles Times.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed one felony count each of minor in possession of a firearm and weapon on a school grounds. The charges were filed a day after the shooting terrified students, staff and parents at Sal Castro Middle School, police said. "This continues to be an active ...
Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, entrepreneur Nina Ojeda thinks there's one thing that needs to be cleared up about her city: "It is a gross misconception that people are all in Entertainment here, or that everyone is a wannabe actor," she says. "There are millions of people in the city and there is ...
Federal immigration agents gather before serving an audit notice at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Los Angeles. ... Federal agents this week ordered dozens of Northern California businesses to prove that their employees are authorized to work in the U.S., heightening tensions between state and federal ...
They're part of the Los Angeles streetscape, as familiar as the swaying palm trees and idling traffic, living under freeways, alongside riverbeds and on canyon hillsides. The mentally ill, the drug addicts, the economically disadvantaged, many with their life belongings in a backpack or shopping cart. In this ...
The new figures from national drought monitors came amid growing concern among state officials about another dry winter. The dry spell is acute in Southern California. Los Angeles and some surrounding areas have received only one significant storm in nearly a year, and it triggered deadly mudslides.
Today's introduction comes from Adam Nagourney, the Los Angeles bureau chief. (Want to get California Today by email? Here's the sign-up.) One of the trickiest things to write about if you are a reporter covering Los Angeles for a New York-based newspaper -- as I have been for close to eight years -- is ...
Sonali Kohli is a reporter covering educationfor the Los Angeles Times. A product of Southern California, she grew up in Diamond Bar and graduated from UCLA. She worked as a metro reporter for the Orange County Register and as a reporter covering education and diversity for quartz before joining The ...
Remember Soarin' Over California? It was a cheesy flight simulator at Disney's California Adventure that took riders above the Mouse's version of the Golden State. Napa's wineries, Half Dome's majesty, Camarillo's … whatever, Soarin' was California boosterism at its most blatant. The attraction even ...
Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here's the sign-up.) On his first day as the new editor in chief of the Los Angeles Times, Jim Kirk held a meeting. His newsroom had suffered through several months of turmoil -- and staff members had many questions. One of the most poignant came ...
Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here's the sign-up.) Charlie Beck has been part of the Los Angeles police Department for more than 40 years and has run it for the last eight. His father was a Los Angeles cop; two of his children are, too. "It is my DNA," Chief Beck said in a phone ...


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