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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
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
Digital Network Kin Community Taps Shauna Miller as Head of Programming
Kin Community, a multiplatform network focused on young female audiences, announced the appointment of former Penny Chic CEO Shauna Miller as director of original programming. Miller joined Kin earlier this year in the newly created role, where she oversees development, production and distribution of content on Kin’s owned-and-operated channels. In addition, she is in charge... Read more »
8 points by Variety | Corus Entertainment Gannett Company Santa Monica California
Critics’ Choice Awards Reveal Most Exciting New Series Honorees
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) has voted to determine the honorees for the Critics’ Choice Awards’ Most Exciting New Series of fall 2016. The winners are selected and voted on by the BTJA based on pilots, early episodes and trailers for any show premiering after July 1. In alphabetical order, the honorees are: –... Read more »
139 points by Variety | Santa Monica California Autumn Film criticism Primetime Emmy Award 20th Century Fox Emmy Award Journalist Minority Report
The day after the big storm — life goes on in L.A.
Clean up and typical Saturday activities at the beach       
12 points by USA Today | California Amtrak Los Angeles County California California Polytechnic State University Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport Chicago Santa Monica California
Mitu's focus on Latino youth paying off
Excerpts from co-founder Beatriz Acevedo's Facebook Live #TalkingTech stream         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | United States Los Angeles California Los Angeles County California Santa Monica California France Telemundo Mary J. Blige
Man arrested in Los Angeles in connection with pipe bombs found in Denver hotel
A Denver man was arrested in West Los Angeles Thursday by law enforcement, ABC News reports.
1 points by The Denver Post | Los Angeles American Broadcasting Company According to Jim City Los Angeles County California Western United States Los Angeles Police Department Santa Monica California
Santa Monica tentatively approves nation's most extensive earthquake retrofit plan
The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday tentatively approved the nation’s most extensive seismic retrofitting effort, which could require safety improvements to as many as 2,000 earthquake-vulnerable buildings. The vote was unanimous.  Santa Monica’s safety rules would go beyond what Los Angeles...
89 points by Los Angeles Times | Santa Monica California Los Angeles Earthquake Earthquake engineering Seismic retrofit 1994 Northridge earthquake Retrofit
Harrison Ford involved in close call at John Wayne Airport; FAA investigating
Actor and vintage plane buff Harrison Ford was involved in a close-call incident involving a 737 passenger jet at John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Monday, and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. FAA officials did not disclose the name of the pilot involved in the incident...
3790 points by Los Angeles Times | Air safety Southwest Airlines Air traffic control Federal Aviation Administration Airport Runway Santa Monica California Aviat
L.A. City Council rejects historical designation for Parker Center
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday rejected a plan to include the Welton Becket-designed Parker Center in L.A.’s list of historically significant buildings. On a 10-0 vote, the council declined to grant historic-cultural monument status to the downtown structure that once served as the Los...
290 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department Santa Monica California Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Councillor Los Angeles International Airport City council
County health officials investigate death of Santa Monica High student amid norovirus concerns
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating the death Saturday of an 18-year-old Santa Monica High School student. Kelly Cano, a senior, was a member of the school’s choir and swim team, according to a statement from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. She is...
95 points by Los Angeles Times | High school Santa Monica California Los Angeles County California Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Los Angeles Autopsy Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority County
It isn't over yet: Aviation interests seek federal court review of deal to close Santa Monica Airport
The decades-long battle over the fate of Santa Monica Municipal Airport isn’t over. A group of aviation interests on Monday asked a federal appeals court to review a recent agreement between Santa Monica and the Federal Aviation Administration to shorten the runway immediately and close the embattled...
261 points by Los Angeles Times | Air safety Appeal Federal Aviation Administration Santa Monica Airport Santa Monica California Air traffic control Appellate court Chief executive officer
Santa Monica residents wonder how city produced Stephen Miller
Stephen Miller: What went wrong?
1479 points by Daily News | Osama bin Laden Spanish language Political correctness High school Education Bill Clinton Santa Monica California Bin Laden family
Santa Monica seeks nation's most extensive earthquake retrofitting, covering 2,000 buildings
Santa Monica is poised to require safety improvements to as many as 2,000 earthquake-vulnerable buildings in what would be the nation’s most extensive seismic retrofitting effort. Santa Monica’s safety rules would go beyond what Los Angeles has done by requiring not only wood apartments and concrete...
275 points by Los Angeles Times | Earthquake Earthquake engineering Skyscraper 1994 Northridge earthquake Santa Monica California Building Los Angeles Structural engineering
Stephen Miller: A key engineer for Trump’s ‘America first’ agenda
The 31-year-old top adviser to President Trump began building a conservative foundation as a teen in liberal Southern California. Miller is one of the leading advocates of the executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, and he wrote some of Trump’s most strident campaign speeches.
11594 points by The Washington Post | Santa Monica California Liberalism Conservatism Nationalism Donald Trump Student newspaper White House
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht Sells Brentwood Mansion (EXCLUSIVE)
SELLER: Chris Albrecht LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $7,093,000 SIZE: 7,021 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Though he had to hack nearly two million dollars off the original asking price of $8,995,000, Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht sold a comfortably sumptuous Mediterranean villa in L.A.’s Brentwood... Read more »
25 points by Variety | Rooms Los Angeles New York City Santa Monica California Room Garage Real estate Multiple Listing Service
John Larroquette of TNT’s ‘The Librarians’ Didn’t Start Out as an Actor
Actor John Larroquette didn’t start out in the acting business . In fact, he was a DJ in New Orleans in the 1960s, then worked at a San Diego record label, and it was there that acting drew his passion. He moved to Los Angeles in 1974 and has been steadily employed by the theater,... Read more »
5085 points by Variety | Actor John Larroquette Theatre Los Angeles Comedy Play Carl Reiner Santa Monica California
I fell in love on a singles bike ride — on Valentine's Day!
I was very happy in my work as an RN seeing patients at their homes in and around Los Angeles. And I had more than enough wonderful friends and family too. But I wanted to “make” my own family. I tried a dating service (paid for by my dad), but after my share of mortifying dates, I quit. I enthusiastically...
205 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Love Santa Monica California University of California Los Angeles
L.A. rebound fuels Garcetti run for reelection despite mixed record
With a vote on his reelection just weeks away, Mayor Eric Garcetti is framing his tenure as a pivotal time in Los Angeles history. The construction of rail lines across the city, he says, is one of many signs of robust urban renewal. Nothing, he argues, has transformed Los Angeles so dramatically...
70 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles River Los Angeles County California Santa Monica California Los Angeles Police Department City Metrolink
Katie Holmes, daughter Suri enjoy amusement park outing
Annie MartinFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Katie Holmes treated Suri Cruise, her 10-year-old daughter with Tom Cruise, and two of her nephews to a day of fun at Pacific Park.
2 points by UPI | Katie Holmes United Press International Jamie Foxx Dawson's Creek Santa Monica California Kennedy family John F. Kennedy Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Letter: FDR and ‘Monitor’ editorial hypocrisy
FDR and ‘Monitor’ editorial hypocrisyOn a recent trip to Los Angeles, while having dinner with some friends, we found ourselves reminiscing about people we hadn’t seen for years. At one point someone said, “You do know how they made their fortune, don’t you?” I shook my head no. “Well, during World...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Franklin D. Roosevelt World War II Japanese American internment President of the United States Santa Monica California United States Japanese diaspora Brentwood Los Angeles California
California Highway Patrol officer shoots, kills man in Santa Monica
A man was shot and killed by a California Highway Patrol officer responding to a report of a pedestrian on the freeway in Santa Monica early Monday, authorities said. The CHP received a report of a man walking on the 10 Freeway near the Centinela Avenue offramp about 12:20 a.m., said Officer Alex...
157 points by Los Angeles Times | Santa Monica California Los Angeles County California Los Angeles California Highway Patrol San Bernardino County California Pico Boulevard Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority California State Route 1
Irvine man charged with murder in shooting deaths of his mother and brother
An Irvine man accused of shooting his mother and brother to death inside the family home earlier this week has been charged with two counts of murder, prosecutors announced Thursday. Nolan Pascal Pillay, 37, also faces sentencing enhancements for using a firearm and multiple killings. He is scheduled...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | English-language films American film actors Family Santa Monica California Mourning Sibling Wound Todd Field
Neighborhood Spotlight: Pico-Robertson an evolving hub of Jewish culture
Over the years, the center of gravity of L.A.’s Jewish community, along with that of the city as a whole, has shifted ever westward. Boyle Heights was at the core of Jewish life in Los Angeles during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and the Fairfax District could claim that title until the 1980s....
54 points by Los Angeles Times | Judaism Santa Monica California World War II Ashkenazi Jews Jews Pico Boulevard Synagogue Halakha
Pair charged in string of robberies and two homicides at Los Feliz gas station and Mar Vista dispensary
Two men have been charged in connection with a string of armed robberies that left two others dead in Los Angeles neighborhoods miles apart in the span of a single day last month. Kayshon Moody, 25, has been charged with two counts of murder and two counts of second-degree robbery stemming from...
70 points by Los Angeles Times | Santa Monica California Crime Interstate 405 Los Angeles Robbery Los Angeles River Pico Boulevard Los Angeles County California
L.A. prepares to help undocumented immigrants during a Trump presidency
Good morning. It is Friday, Nov. 18. One of the “stretching portraits” from Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion is going up for auction. Here’s what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES A possible solution Nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers may be able to keep enlistment bonuses...
20 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles City Council California Los Angeles Donald Trump The Los Angeles Times Santa Monica California The New York Times Los Angeles County California
'A Street Cat Named Bob' plays it tough and tender as redemption story
Adapted from James Bowen’s 2013 bestselling memoir, “A Street Cat Named Bob” is a rewardingly unassuming, tough and tender portrait of a drug-addicted London busker whose ill-fated life takes a surprising turn after a ginger tabby turns up in his kitchen. When we first see Bowen (affectingly played...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Covent Garden tube station Cat Covent Garden Spooks: Code 9 Roger Spottiswoode Santa Monica California Neighbourhood Turn
Documentary 'Peter and the Farm' gives an existential tilt to man and nature
Tony Stone’s gripping documentary “Peter and the Farm” has a title suggestive of a fable full of moos and oinks, when the vision is instead one of pastoral agony, and the sounds are of an old man bleating against the universe. Crusty iconoclast Peter Dunning, a Santa-bearded ex-Marine and child...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Universe English-language films American films Hell Santa Monica California The Animals Season
L.A. has the most chronically homeless people — again
Good morning. It is Thursday, Nov. 17. We’re one week out from Thanksgiving. Here’s where you can pick up a turkey in Southern California. And here’s what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Down and out Los Angeles has the highest number of chronically homeless people in America...
123 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles California Santa Monica California Homelessness Orange County California KNBC Long Beach California The New York Times
Rob Morrow Sells Triple-Story Santa Monica Contemporary (EXCLUSIVE)
SELLER: Rob Morrow LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA PRICE: $4,500,000 SIZE: 5,126 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: It took nearly a year and he had to come way way waaay down off his pie-in-the-sky original asking price of $7.2 million but actor and director Rob Morrow has finally sold his triple-story contemporary... Read more »
8 points by Variety | O. J. Simpson murder case Rooms House Basement Santa Monica California Barry Scheck Recurring character Surround sound
Despite French stars, this 'Beauty and the Beast' is an overdone mess
The bloated, convoluted French-German co-production of “Beauty and the Beast” could prove the death knell for further big-screen versions of the classic fairy tale — that is, if Disney’s live-action remake of its 1991 musical animated hit wasn’t due in theaters next year. This current adaptation,...
12 points by Los Angeles Times | Motion Picture Association of America This Film Is Not Yet Rated Motion Picture Association of America film rating system Film French film actors Los Angeles Vincent Cassel Santa Monica California
Who's responsible for picking up the Rams' security tab?
To the editor: In “No freebies for the Rams,” The Times editorial board this week pointed out: “With all the celebrating and backslapping by city leaders on the return of professional football to Los Angeles, apparently somebody forgot to figure out who's going to pay for all the security around...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Security St. Louis Rams Security guard California Stan Kroenke Santa Monica California Los Angeles County California