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Datebook: Innovative SoCal prints, cinematic video installation and portraits that examine race and class
And so it begins… The fall arts season is upon us with a tsunami of exhibitions that cover everything from large-scale video installation to intimate drawing to Chinese feminism. This includes historic prints at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, paintings by Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe and a...
153 points by Los Angeles Times | Art museum Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Art Los Angeles County California Los Angeles County Museum of Art Pasadena California Interstate 405
1-year-old critically injured, possibly by falling TV
A 1-year-old girl was critically injured on the West Side Thursday, and police were investigating whether a television fell on her. The incident occurred just after 11:15 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Van Buren Street in the Near West Side neighborhood. Police said a television may have fallen...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American films Illinois Medical District English-language films Los Angeles
Wells Fargo fined $185M for fake accounts
Bank says it fired roughly 5,300 workers during a five-year period for their involvement         
25415 points by Arizona Republic | Los Angeles Wells Fargo Bank of America First Interstate Bancorp Bank American Express Los Angeles County California Cheque
As Chicago killings surge, the unsolved cases pile up
The killing was as brazen as it was brutal. Elliott Brown was fatally shot one afternoon in January on the Chicago Skyway when a gunman in a black SUV pulled up next to his BMW coupe and began firing. The 25-year-old Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, and his girlfriend was wounded, shot four...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Police Crime Gang Los Angeles Homicide
After mass shooting, San Bernardino endures a surge in deadly violence
The sound of gunfire and sirens drew about a dozen people out of their homes on San Bernardino’s west side one recent Wednesday night. A beat-up Honda sat in the street — a small cross dangling from the rearview mirror, two bullet holes in the door. Rescue workers pulled Alejandro Herrera, 28,...
6220 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Constable Gang Homicide Murder Terrorism City Los Angeles
Take a rare glimpse inside this midcentury stunner in Rancho Palos Verdes
Tour a Midcentury Modern home designed by renowned architect Aaron Green, an associate and proponent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture, during the White Point Home Tour on Sept. 11. Recently the site of music video and photo shoots, the Rancho Palos Verdes estate has never been open...
144 points by Los Angeles Times | United Kingdom Frank Lloyd Wright Lloyd Wright Architecture Chile San Pedro Los Angeles California Los Angeles Louis Sullivan
This is my Bumble dating horror story. Enjoy.
We met on Bumble, another swipe-right app that creates a “hive” of connections. The woman makes the first move within 24 hours, otherwise the match disappears forever.  I’d developed what I believed to be a highly discerning online dating strategy. I seldom swipe right and rarely match, but when...
355 points by Los Angeles Times | San Fernando Valley Los Angeles Text messaging I Decided Mobile phone Los Angeles International Airport
LAPD honors officers for their bravery and, for the first time, their restraint
Los Angeles Police Officer Danielle Lopez and her partner were driving to a South L.A. jail when they spotted a man in the middle of the street pointing an assault rifle at other cars. The officers jumped out and drew their guns. “Drop the gun!” Lopez remembers shouting at the man. “Drop the gun!”...
1147 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles Gun The Police Downtown Los Angeles Deadly force Officer
Today: 'War and Peace'? No, It's the California Voter Guide. He Went to Fight ISIS, but Not With the Marines.
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES ‘War and Peace’? No, It’s the California Voter Guide Coming soon to mailboxes across California: the Nov. 8 voter guide, checking in at 224 pages. Election officials...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Donald Trump The Los Angeles Times Los Angeles
California's voter guide comes with 224 pages and a $15-million price tag
Good morning. It is Friday, Sept. 9. Peet’s Coffee will donate $250,000 to UC Davis for coffee research. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Bank settlement Wells Fargo’s practice of aggressive sales goals, which led thousands of employees to open as many as 2 million...
28 points by Los Angeles Times | Orange County California California Long Beach California Los Angeles Coastal California Referendum Ventura County California San Francisco Bay Area
Big rig hits and kills pedestrian on southbound 405; morning traffic snarled
A big rig struck and killed a pedestrian on the southbound 405 Freeway near Wilshire Boulevard early Friday, closing all but the carpool lane and snarling traffic for the morning commute. The victim was described as a male age 35-40, said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos. "We don't know how the...
8 points by Los Angeles Times | Traffic Brentwood Los Angeles California Road Beverly Hills California Lane Holmby Hills Los Angeles California Koreatown Los Angeles California Santa Monica California
5,300 Wells Fargo staff fired over bogus accounts
Bank says it fired roughly 5,300 workers during a five-year period for their involvement         
25415 points by Arizona Republic | Los Angeles Wells Fargo Bank of America First Interstate Bancorp Bank American Express Los Angeles County California Cheque
Jury selection finishing at major Chicago street-gang trial
CHICAGO (AP) - Jury selection is winding down at a much-anticipated trial of six purported members of Chicago's notorious Hobos street gang blamed for outbreaks of deadly gun violence for over a decade. A U.S. judge told prospective panelists Thursday that the already three-day process of picking 12 jurors would ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Jury Organized crime Crime Los Angeles Criminology New York City Gang Judge
How I Made It: Stephen Cheung went from cutting threads in a sweatshop to cutting global trade deals
The gig: Stephen Cheung, 37, is president of World Trade Center Los Angeles, which is charged with promoting local businesses overseas and attracting foreign investment to the region. Before that, Cheung worked as director of international trade for the Port of L.A. and served as an aide to two...
1177 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles County California China Chinese language Overseas Chinese Hong Kong Standard Mandarin Han Chinese Los Angeles
Should Venice secede from Los Angeles?
When, in the course of human events, there are Venice residents who desire to dissolve their bonds with Los Angeles, or “Vexit,” in the hope of securing an independent community — a course the Venice Neighborhood Council is exploring — a decent respect to the opinions of their neighbors requires...
172 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles City Local government Santa Monica California Global city New York City Toronto Chicago
Toronto: Arri Group Launches Filmmaker Support Program
Germany’s Arri Group is launching a support program for international filmmakers at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. The Munich-based company, whose operations range from motion picture camera and lighting system to film production and post-production activities, said Sept. 8 that its International Support Program initiative would assist filmmakers who are working on “distinctive projects with an... Read more »
87 points by Variety | Film Board of directors New York City Los Angeles Amtrak Post-production Film production Toronto
LAPD and L.A. County sheriff unveil phone app for reporting terrorist activity
Los Angeles-area residents who witness potential terrorist activity can now report the details to law enforcement using their smartphones. On Thursday, the LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department unveiled a new phone app called iWATCHLA that makes filing a report as simple as a few...
186 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Terrorism Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Federal Bureau of Investigation Report Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Toronto: Supe Troop Spins Off From Cutting Edge Group
Laura Katz, who has led Cutting Edge Music Services in Los Angeles for two years, is starting Supe Troop as a specialist in music supervision services for film and TV, Variety has learned exclusively. Music supervisor Chris Piccaro and music coordinator Lauren Weiss have also joined Supe Troop. The new company will work with Cutting... Read more »
-1 points by Variety | American film actors Film Toronto International Film Festival American Jews Los Angeles American television actors English-language films Film crew
Wells Fargo fined $185M for fake acounts; 5,300 were fired
Bank says it fired roughly 5,300 workers during a five-year period for their involvement         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Los Angeles Wells Fargo Bank of America First Interstate Bancorp Bank American Express Los Angeles County California Cheque
Man shot in Austin
A 20-year-old man was shot in the left leg Thursday evening in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
8 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Los Angeles Blue Line New York City Chicago Chicago 'L' United States Mexican American Crime
Black-focused housing at Cal State L.A. draws criticism, but it's nothing new
The debut of a new housing option at Cal State Los Angeles is attracting a lot of attention, starting with its name: the Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community. The on-campus housing is meant to gather those interested in issues concerning the black community. Twenty-four students are...
2605 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Los Angeles California Native Americans in the United States Race Hispanic and Latino Americans White American Oregon
2 street collapses above sewer line to cost about $10M
BALTIMORE (AP) - Officials say two street collapses above a century-old Baltimore sewer line near downtown earlier this year are expected to cost the city at least a combined $10 million in repairs. The Department of Public Works said Tuesday that a portion of West Centre Street will be resurfaced, ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Chinatown Manhattan Los Angeles Washington D.C. African American The Washington Times City The Road
Hoping to blunt anti-growth forces, Garcetti vows to bar private developer meetings
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he plans to put a stop to private meetings between planning commissioners and real estate developers or other outside parties, part of a bigger attempt to fend off a hotly contested ballot measure that would restrict development. The move comes as Garcetti and...
341 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles City Municipality Commissioner The Commission Ex parte Mayor Ex parte Quirin
Wells Fargo employees fired over bogus accounts
Bank says it fired roughly 5,300 workers during a five-year period for their involvement         
25415 points by Arizona Republic | Los Angeles Wells Fargo Bank of America First Interstate Bancorp Bank American Express Los Angeles County California Cheque
Wells Fargo to pay $185 million, fire 5,300 workers over allegations employees opened fake accounts
City and federal officials have accepted a $185 million settlement with Wells Fargo over allegations that the bank’s employees, driven by strict sales quotas, regularly opened new accounts for customers without their knowledge.
652 points by The Denver Post | Wells Fargo Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times First Interstate Bancorp City Beverly Hills California Bank of America San Fernando Valley
Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement, will play for Galaxy
Landon Donovan appears set to come out of retirement and rejoin the Los Angeles Galaxy.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer Landon Donovan California San Jose Earthquakes Carson California Los Angeles David Beckham
Wells Fargo to pay $190M settlement in customer fraud case
The largest U.S. bank by market capitalization will pay $185 million in penalties and $5 million to customers that regulators say were pushed into fee-generating accounts they never requested.
251 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Bank Financial services Finance Cheque Credit card Banking Minneapolis Los Angeles
Feds slap Wells Fargo with record fine over fake accounts
NEW YORK — California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank’s employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to meet aggressive sales goals. The San Francisco-based bank will pay $100 million to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency created five...
77 points by New York Post | Wells Fargo Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times City Los Angeles Times 1992 Los Angeles riots First Interstate Bancorp San Fernando Valley
Wells Fargo fined $185M: Things to know

6 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Bank of America Wells Fargo The Los Angeles Times Need to know Federal Bureau of Investigation Los Angeles American Express Cheque
Another day, another $185mn: Wells Fargo fined for opening fake accounts
A top US bank, Wells Fargo, has agreed an $185 million payout settlement with California and federal regulators after it opened more than 2 million fake accounts not authorized by customers. It is the company’s second instance of fraud in recent months. Read Full Article at RT.com
1015 points by Russia Today | Credit card Wells Fargo Money Los Angeles Bank Overdraft The Los Angeles Times Payment
Wells Fargo fined $185M for unauthorized accounts; fires 5,300
Bank says it fired roughly 5,300 workers during a five-year period for their involvement         
25415 points by Arizona Republic | Los Angeles Wells Fargo Bank of America First Interstate Bancorp Bank American Express Los Angeles County California Cheque
Wells Fargo fined $185M for unauthorized accounts; says it has fired 5,300
Bank says it fired roughly 5,300 workers during a five-year period for their involvement         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Los Angeles Wells Fargo Bank of America First Interstate Bancorp Bank American Express Los Angeles County California Cheque
Wells Fargo fined $185 million for improper account openings
California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank's employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to ...
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Wells Fargo Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times City Los Angeles Times First Interstate Bancorp 1992 Los Angeles riots San Fernando Valley
Mother of malnourished boy found dead in a closet pleads not guilty to murder
The mother of a malnourished 11-year-old boy who was found dead in the closet of an Echo Park home appeared in court Thursday wearing a suicide-prevention garment and pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse charges. Veronica Aguilar, 39, was charged with one count each of murder and child...
48 points by Los Angeles Times | Abuse Police Los Angeles County California Sheriff Los Angeles Child abuse Physical abuse Los Angeles Police Department
Wells Fargo fined $185M for transferring customers’ money
California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday.
1065 points by Daily News | Wells Fargo Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times City Los Angeles Times First Interstate Bancorp 1992 Los Angeles riots Leona Helmsley
Wells Fargo fires 5,300 workers, fined $185 million in 'outrageous' fraud case
California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank's employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to meet aggressive sales goals.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Credit card Los Angeles Authorization Bank of America Federal Bureau of Investigation Wells Fargo Money Debit card
Wells Fargo fined $185 million for improper account openings; 5,300 people fired in connection
California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank's employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to meet aggressive sales goals. The San Francisco-based bank will pay $100 million to the Consumer...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Wells Fargo Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times City Los Angeles Times 1992 Los Angeles riots First Interstate Bancorp San Fernando Valley
Wells Fargo fined $185M for unauthorized accounts
Investigators say the bank opened more than 2 million deposit and credit card accounts         
25415 points by Arizona Republic | Wells Fargo Bank of America Los Angeles First Interstate Bancorp Bank American Express Cheque Federal Bureau of Investigation
Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers
Federal banking regulators say that the bank issued unauthorized credit cards and charged late fees on accounts created by bank employees without customers’ knowledge.
21 points by The New York Times | Bank Wells Fargo Bank of America Consumer protection Banking Cheque Los Angeles Office of Fair Trading
Kanye's fashion show gets blistering reviews
The consensus on Kanye West's latest fashion show was that it was hot -- but probably not in the way he was anticipating.
639 points by CNN | Los Angeles Fashion Fashion journalism Haute couture The Hollywood Reporter
The Latest: California extends ambitious climate change law
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on California's landmark climate change law (all times local): 11:45 a.m. California will further slash greenhouse gas emissions after Gov. Jerry Brown extended the nation's most ambitious climate change law by another 10 years. The Democrat signed the legislation Thursday at a park in ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Greenhouse gas Carbon dioxide Climate change United States Air pollution Los Angeles California Global warming
One-year-old critically injured by falling TV on Near West Side
A one-year-old child was critically injured by a falling TV Thursday morning on the Near West Side.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Medical District Chicago Cook County Illinois John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Community areas of Chicago Chicago Loop Los Angeles Near North Side Chicago
Doug Aitken to install 'Underwater Pavilions' this fall
Doug Aitken is just days away from the opening of his survey exhibition, “Doug Aitken: Electric Earth,” at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary in downtown L.A., but the multimedia artist has announced yet another project, one that will submerge his work in the ocean. In October, Aitken will premiere “Doug...
283 points by Los Angeles Times | Ocean Plate tectonics Los Angeles Scuba diving Santa Catalina Island California Atlantic Ocean Los Angeles County California Yayoi Kusama
22-year-old man shot in West Pullman
A man was shot Thursday morning in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
5 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Los Angeles Community areas of Chicago Criminology Pullman Chicago Roseland Chicago Crime English-language films Bloods
Nothing in the woeful drama 'Max Rose' will make the Jerry Lewis career-highlight reel
Given that 90-year-old show biz legend Jerry Lewis hasn’t been seen in a starring role since 1995’s “Funny Bones,” his lead turn in the drama “Max Rose” should be something of a big-screen event. Unfortunately, the movie, written and directed by Daniel Noah, is such a maudlin, ham-fisted dud, it...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | American film actors American comedians Film Jerry Lewis American Jews Los Angeles American television actors Dean Martin
Seahawks' Pete Carroll gets top dollar for Manhattan Beach home
The Seattle Seahawks don’t kick off their season until Sunday, but Coach Pete Carroll already has his first win of the year. Carroll on Wednesday sold an investment property in Manhattan Beach for $2.05 million — $51,000 over the asking price. Built in the 1930s, the two-story beach house came...
29 points by Los Angeles Times | Edith Head Pete Carroll Los Angeles Kings Hermosa Beach California South Bay Los Angeles USC Trojans football National Football League Seattle Seahawks
How to get burritos delivered to your office every week by a virtual food truck
Maybe you don’t have a cafeteria in your office. Maybe you just don’t have the ingredients for a stellar breakfast burrito in your fridge. Or maybe the thought of getting up to cook your own breakfast burrito makes you want to crawl back into bed. Whatever your reason for not having a burrito in...
192 points by Los Angeles Times | New Mexican cuisine Mexican cuisine Cuisine of the Southwestern United States Mexico Tortilla Burrito Los Angeles Chorizo
L.A. theater openings, Sept. 11-18: 'Teatro Moz' and more
This week: Musicals for every taste, including a Latino-themed celebration of Morrissey, the singer formerly known as the frontman for the British rock band the Smiths. Assassins Stephen Sondheim’s darkly comic musical about John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, et al.; not recommended for children....
347 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles County California Theatre La Jolla Playhouse San Fernando Valley Los Angeles Will Geer Laurel Canyon Boulevard Hollywood Los Angeles California
Wells Fargo to pay $150 million-plus over allegations its workers opened fake accounts
City and federal officials have reached a settlement of at least $150 million with Wells Fargo over allegations that the bank’s employees, driven by strict sales quotas, regularly opened new accounts for customers without their knowledge. The settlement, according to documents reviewed by The Times,...
8774 points by Los Angeles Times | Wells Fargo Lawsuit Bank of America Credit card Los Angeles Bank Fraud Dispute resolution
Neighborhood Spotlight: Brentwood's exclusivity can't quite shake the taint of infamy
One of L.A.’s toniest neighborhoods was, for a time, one of its most notorious. In 1994 the upscale, exclusive Westside enclave of Brentwood exploded on the national scene with the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and the subsequent murder trial of O.J. Simpson, one of the few black residents in...
259 points by Los Angeles Times | Brentwood Los Angeles California Nicole Brown Simpson O. J. Simpson O. J. Simpson murder case J. Paul Getty Trust