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Scores of Immigrant Children Separated From Parents are at California Facilities

Scores of Immigrant Children Separated From Parents are at California Facilities

About 100 children removed from their parents at the U.S. Mexico border are now staying in child care facilities in California — including 16 kids aged eight to 17 in a Fullerton group home run by Crittenton Services for Children and Families.

The Story Behind the Eye-Popping Votes in Koreatown's Neighborhood Council Election

The Story Behind the Eye-Popping Votes in Koreatown's Neighborhood Council Election

A neighborhood council election this week in Koreatown on whether to break out a second council district tied to the “Little Bangladesh” area brought out an eye-popping number of voters. The more than 19,000 ballots cast make it far and away the biggest Neighborhood Council election to date.

First Chickenpox, Now Scabies At The Federal Prison In Victorville Holding Immigrant Detainees

First Chickenpox, Now Scabies At The Federal Prison In Victorville Holding Immigrant Detainees

As of Friday afternoon, detainees are also still not allowed to call family members or a lawyer.

We Want To Find Out Where Migrant Children Are Being Held In Southern California. Here's How You Can Help

We Want To Find Out Where Migrant Children Are Being Held In Southern California. Here's How You Can Help

Some of the 2,300 migrant children separated from their families at the border are in L.A. If you have any information, here's how to get in touch.

LA Explained: The LA River

LA Explained: The LA River

Is it a river? A sewer? A flood control channel? A place to film awesome drag racing scenes? A tool of gentrifiers to raise property values? What's the deal with the L.A. River, and why should I care about it? Let's find out.

John Mack, LA's 'Dean Of Civil Rights,' Is Dead

John Mack, LA's 'Dean Of Civil Rights,' Is Dead

The 81-year-old had served as head of the Urban League's L.A. chapter and as a member of the L.A. Police Commission. His "wisdom, integrity, and kindness helped transform Los Angeles," said Mayor Garcetti.

Thinking About Retiring In California? Keep Dreaming

Thinking About Retiring In California? Keep Dreaming

One in five seniors in California live in poverty. Conditions are more dire for women.

Why People On Food Stamps Won't Be Able To Use Their Benefits This Weekend

Why People On Food Stamps Won't Be Able To Use Their Benefits This Weekend

The state is shutting down operations for 24 hours starting 11 p.m. Saturday until 11 p.m. Sunday.

Thomas Guide Maps: The Rise And Fall of LA's Directional Holy Grail

Thomas Guide Maps: The Rise And Fall of LA's Directional Holy Grail

There was a time you wouldn't dare leave your house without a Thomas Guide. Here's the history of this beloved tome.

So You Want To Contribute To LAist? Here's How

So You Want To Contribute To LAist? Here's How

We want people who are deeply engaged in Los Angeles and in their communities to contribute to the site. Here’s what to know if you're interested.

You May Soon Have To Pay Sales Tax On All Your Online Shopping

You May Soon Have To Pay Sales Tax On All Your Online Shopping

The Supreme Court overturned a rule that for years allowed online retailers to avoid charging sales tax.

Rent Control: Maybe Good For You, Maybe Not Good For Future You

Rent Control: Maybe Good For You, Maybe Not Good For Future You

While expanding rent control might be good for some people, it’s not necessarily good for the majority of renters (or future renters).

More Than 100 Children Separated From Families At Border Now In LA, Garcetti Confirms

More Than 100 Children Separated From Families At Border Now In LA, Garcetti Confirms

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed Thursday that some of the 2,300 migrant children separated from their families at the border are now in Los Angeles.

Photos: DTLA Crowds Rally Against Family Separation And Border Policy

Photos: DTLA Crowds Rally Against Family Separation And Border Policy

The protest was focused around the Metropolitan Detention Center; a public prayer was held at the ICE Headquarters.

The Reason There Could Be ICE Agents In Your Neighborhood

The Reason There Could Be ICE Agents In Your Neighborhood

As California's state sanctuary law takes hold, immigration agents are showing up in communities rather than at jails to arrest those subject to deportation.

Black Babies Die At Twice The Rate Of White Babies. My Family Is Part Of This Statistic

Black Babies Die At Twice The Rate Of White Babies. My Family Is Part Of This Statistic

Black infants die before their first birthday at twice the rate of their white counterparts. Over the next few weeks, reporter Priska Neely will be sharing stories of people in Southern California and across the country who are trying to change that statistic.

LA Sheriff Probes Claim Of False Statements, Excessive Force In Deputy Shooting

LA Sheriff Probes Claim Of False Statements, Excessive Force In Deputy Shooting

The move comes after our investigation into the shooting of Tennell Billups, released earlier this year as the podcast "Repeat."

LA Official On Koreatown Neighborhood Council Election: 'We Have Not Seen Anything Like This Before'

LA Official On Koreatown Neighborhood Council Election: 'We Have Not Seen Anything Like This Before'

Democracy got a little weird in Koreatown Tuesday night with a neighborhood council subdivision election that was hyped up by misleading flyers and community tension.

Chubbs, The Big Cat Who Stole All Our Hearts, Has A New Home

Chubbs, The Big Cat Who Stole All Our Hearts, Has A New Home

The big cat that captured hearts across the internet last week is going to an IRL home.

It's Hard For Low-Income Californians To Get A College Degree — Because Housing

It's Hard For Low-Income Californians To Get A College Degree — Because Housing

It’s the housing costs, more than the tuition costs, that are crushing California's low-income college students.

Aliso Canyon Gas Blowout: Why It's Still In The News Three Years Later

Aliso Canyon Gas Blowout: Why It's Still In The News Three Years Later

The California Public Utilities Commission has recommended giving SoCal Gas permission to store to 34 billion cubic feet at the troubled Aliso Canyon facility. Officials say the capacity is needed to ward off outages as summer temperatures climb.

Here's The First Body Cam Video Released Under the LAPD's New Policy

Here's The First Body Cam Video Released Under the LAPD's New Policy

The LAPD releases its first body cam video under a new policy. The edited video shows officers using nonlethal beanbag pellets and a Taser while arresting a man. After being handcuffed, the man stopped breathing and died.

Why LA's Citadel Looks Like An Ancient Assyrian Palace

Why LA's Citadel Looks Like An Ancient Assyrian Palace

The regal facade along the 5 Freeway has ancient roots.

Backlash Is Brewing In Inglewood Over Proposed Stadium For LA Clippers

Backlash Is Brewing In Inglewood Over Proposed Stadium For LA Clippers

Housing activists in Inglewood are suing the city, claiming that officials are putting construction of the proposed L.A. Clippers stadium ahead of residents’ housing needs.

The LA Unified School District Is Rapidly Running Out Of Money. Wait, Check That — LAUSD Is Maybe Actually Flush With Extra Cash?

The LA Unified School District Is Rapidly Running Out Of Money. Wait, Check That — LAUSD Is Maybe Actually Flush With Extra Cash?

Budgets are hard enough to read when everyone agrees what the numbers on the pages mean. But in L.A. Unified, two very different narratives have emerged about the $8.2 billion budget the district's school board approved Tuesday by a 6-1 vote.

Long Beach Votes To Legalize Recreational Pot

Long Beach Votes To Legalize Recreational Pot

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said he plans to sign the decision into law as soon as it reaches his desk.

California Is One Of The Most Secretive States When It Comes To Police Conduct

California Is One Of The Most Secretive States When It Comes To Police Conduct

Much of the information about officer conduct is kept secret under California law, making it difficult to hold our law enforcement and elected officials accountable. It wasn’t always like this in California. Coroner’s inquests, sometimes televised, were once routine in L.A. County, offering the public direct access to the accounts of the officers involved in a fatal shooting as well as witnesses and evidence. So why has access to information about police conduct of all kinds - from shootings to internal findings of misconduct — been kept from the public?

We're Investigating The Justice System In Southern California

We're Investigating The Justice System In Southern California

Whether you've faced charges, you have a relative or friend who's been incarcerated, or work within the criminal justice system, we want to hear from you.

Why Build A New Jail In Downtown LA?

Why Build A New Jail In Downtown LA?

Men's Central Jail is old. It's decrepit. It's not designed to treat people with mental illnesses. And the number of mentally ill inmates is growing.

Exclusive: Chickenpox Just Showed Up At The Federal Prison In Victorville Holding Immigrant Detainees

Exclusive: Chickenpox Just Showed Up At The Federal Prison In Victorville Holding Immigrant Detainees

Guards say there's not enough medical staff for the 1,000 ICE detainees who were transferred there this month.

The Long Beach Post Has A New Owner, And A New Mission

The Long Beach Post Has A New Owner, And A New Mission

You're on notice, Long Beach politicians. This news outlet is on a mission to uncover your misdeeds.

Villaraigosa Buries Hatchet As He Stumps For Newsom

Villaraigosa Buries Hatchet As He Stumps For Newsom

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom at a campaign event Tuesday, the first time the two have met since the contentious primary contest.

Compton Has A Muddy Water Problem. Here's What It'll Take To Fix It

Compton Has A Muddy Water Problem. Here's What It'll Take To Fix It

A troubled water district serving 1,600 ratepayers in Compton and Willowbrook is fighting for its existence, after complaints of discolored water coming out of taps have led to calls for its dissolution.

A Southern California Accent? As If!

A Southern California Accent? As If!

One linguistic expert calls it "The California Shift," which has to do with how we rotate our vowels.

No, Koreatown Won't Be Split Up By Little Bangladesh. Here's What Tuesday's Vote Is Actually About

No, Koreatown Won't Be Split Up By Little Bangladesh. Here's What Tuesday's Vote Is Actually About

There are some nasty rumors spreading about Tuesday's Koreatown subdivision election. Here's what is actually happening.

Moving To California For Work Is Hard — Because Housing

Moving To California For Work Is Hard — Because Housing

The high cost of housing may be keeping job seekers away. Luring would-be employees to California is getting more difficult. Also difficult: getting people to stay.

How California Lawmakers Goosed Jackpots To Create Record-Setting Lottery Sales

How California Lawmakers Goosed Jackpots To Create Record-Setting Lottery Sales

The California Lottery is minting money after a 2010 change in state law lifted the cap on how much could go to prizes. The change was designed to boost the amount the lottery sends to schools, the agency's only beneficiary, but education dollars haven't kept pace.

LA Explained: Homelessness

LA Explained: Homelessness

Why does L.A. have so many homeless people? Here's what you need to know.

The Infamous Sepulveda Pass Could Get A Rail Line

The Infamous Sepulveda Pass Could Get A Rail Line

It's the latest in a long line of attempts to ease travel through the notorious choke point.

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Hey, LA: Ask Us Anything

Hey, LA: Ask Us Anything

We want to know what you want to know.

Hello, World! We're ALIVVVVEEEEE!

Hello, World! We're ALIVVVVEEEEE!

This is a very special day.

Is The End Nigh For The Westside Pavilion?

Is The End Nigh For The Westside Pavilion?

The owners are looking for a buyer, who could potentially repurpose it.

Remembering Boise Bishop Michael Driscoll, Protector of Orange County's Pedophile Priests

Remembering Boise Bishop Michael Driscoll, Protector of Orange County's Pedophile Priests

The late bishop actively protected child rapists during his 23-year career in Orange County.

ICYMI: Nearly Two-Thirds Of TV Shows On Air Last Year Didn't Have A Single Black Writer on Staff

ICYMI: Nearly Two-Thirds Of TV Shows On Air Last Year Didn't Have A Single Black Writer on Staff

Plus, a bonfire society will burn an effigy of Harvey Weinstein, Julianne Moore will play Gloria Steinem, and Tyrese Gibson is not a fan of The Rock.

Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Sheriff's Deputy Accused Of Raping Female Inmates

Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Sheriff's Deputy Accused Of Raping Female Inmates

Giancarlo Scotti, who is currently under criminal investigation by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, is the subject of a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

Why Has ICE Suddenly Started Targeting Cambodian Refugees?

Why Has ICE Suddenly Started Targeting Cambodian Refugees?

More than 100 Cambodians have been detained across the country since Oct. 1, according to advocates.

ICYMI: 'Blade Runner 2049' Was Initially Four Hours Long

ICYMI: 'Blade Runner 2049' Was Initially Four Hours Long

Plus, A.I. used in the fight against opioid abuse, the growth of Chinese restaurants in L.A., and more!

Shirtless Man Who Led Deputies On Pursuit In Stolen Sheriff's SUV Arrested

Shirtless Man Who Led Deputies On Pursuit In Stolen Sheriff's SUV Arrested

A law enforcement officer opened fire on the man; he is expected to survive.

ICYMI: Cardi B On The Price Of Fame

ICYMI: Cardi B On The Price Of Fame

Plus, a history of Eataly, Glamour's Women of the Year, and more!

Harvard-Westlake Shelves Controversial Parking Lot/Sky Bridge And Acquires Nearby Golf Course

Harvard-Westlake Shelves Controversial Parking Lot/Sky Bridge And Acquires Nearby Golf Course

The golf course is less than a mile from the school and will serve as an athletic center.

Continuing Convent Drama: Jury Selection Begins In Case Of Katy Perry/Archdiocese Vs. Silver Lake Restaurateur

Continuing Convent Drama: Jury Selection Begins In Case Of Katy Perry/Archdiocese Vs. Silver Lake Restaurateur

We're here to catch you up on all the Katy Perry/nuns drama before the trial starts.

Mayor Garcetti Says He Won't Be Running For Governor Of California

Mayor Garcetti Says He Won't Be Running For Governor Of California

"I know I can best build on our progress here in LA," he tweeted.

ICYMI: Scientists Spot Mystery Object That May Have Come From Another Solar System

ICYMI: Scientists Spot Mystery Object That May Have Come From Another Solar System

Plus, scary stories, new doc on Joan Didion, when John Lydon met Judge Judy, and more!

San Fernando Valley Assemblyman Was Disciplined In 2009 For Sexual Harassment

San Fernando Valley Assemblyman Was Disciplined In 2009 For Sexual Harassment

The Assembly said Bocanegra's behavior "does not meet the Assembly's expectations for professionalism."

City Council Moves Forward On System Of Portable Bathrooms Amid Hepatitis A Outbreak

City Council Moves Forward On System Of Portable Bathrooms Amid Hepatitis A Outbreak

Access to sanitary restrooms is an important component in hepatitis A prevention.

Pomona Officers Charged With Covering Up Beating Of Teenager At L.A. County Fair

Pomona Officers Charged With Covering Up Beating Of Teenager At L.A. County Fair

The incident, which took place in 2015, was caught on video.

ICYMI: Sade's 'Love Deluxe' Came Out 25 Years Ago Today

ICYMI: Sade's 'Love Deluxe' Came Out 25 Years Ago Today

Plus, a legendary NY Times comment, Roxane Gay on tiny houses, a history of harassment in old Hollywood, and more!

Driver Arrested After Plowing Into Group Of Immigrant Rights Protesters Outside O.C. Congressman's Office

Driver Arrested After Plowing Into Group Of Immigrant Rights Protesters Outside O.C. Congressman's Office

There were reportedly "minor injuries," but no one was hospitalized.

Former Teen Cadet To File Claim Over Alleged Sexual Abuse By LAPD Officer

Former Teen Cadet To File Claim Over Alleged Sexual Abuse By LAPD Officer

Robert Cain, the ex-LAPD officer, was personally arrested by Police Chief Charlie Beck in June.

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Lompoc In Santa Barbara County

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Lompoc In Santa Barbara County

That's about 50 miles from the city of Santa Barbara.

One-And-A-Half Year Old Puma Found In Santa Monica Mountains

One-And-A-Half Year Old Puma Found In Santa Monica Mountains

P-61 was found in the eastern portion of the Santa Monica Mountains.

ICYMI: Whole Foods To Sell Vegan 'Sushi' With Faux Tuna

ICYMI: Whole Foods To Sell Vegan 'Sushi' With Faux Tuna

Plus, a troubling report on Haribo, scientists say the universe shouldn't exist, scary movies to enjoy at home, and more.

Protesters 'Occupy' City Hall Bathrooms To Call Attention To Lack Of Toilets On Skid Row

Protesters 'Occupy' City Hall Bathrooms To Call Attention To Lack Of Toilets On Skid Row

They also tried to deliver a number of graffiti-strewn toilets to the mayor's office.

New Report Paints Picture of Dysfunction, Racial Disproportionality In L.A.'s Juvenile Probation System

New Report Paints Picture of Dysfunction, Racial Disproportionality In L.A.'s Juvenile Probation System

African-American youth make up just 6 percent of the county's juvenile population but represent 36 percent of the county's juvenile probation population.

The Cost Of Visiting Joshua Tree National Park Could Nearly Triple

The Cost Of Visiting Joshua Tree National Park Could Nearly Triple

The National Park Service has a multi-billion-dollar backlog of maintenance projects and they want you to help foot the cost.

Some Streets in L.A. Go More Than a Year Without Being Cleaned

Some Streets in L.A. Go More Than a Year Without Being Cleaned

An audit released by the City Controller shows that just a third of the city's streets get cleaned with any consistency.

Brother Of Las Vegas Shooter Arrested In L.A. On Child Porn Charges [Updated]

Brother Of Las Vegas Shooter Arrested In L.A. On Child Porn Charges [Updated]

He was reportedly detained in North Hollywood on Wednesday morning.

ICYMI: Rodriguez Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges, Won't Take Leave From School Board

ICYMI: Rodriguez Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges, Won't Take Leave From School Board

Plus, Kid Rock isn't running for Senate, Jenny Slate and Chris Evans might (?) be back together, and more!

Two Bears Showed Up To A SoCal School Before Ditching For A Neighbor's Pool

Two Bears Showed Up To A SoCal School Before Ditching For A Neighbor's Pool

The mother bear was found wandering a school hallway, and her cub was in a trash can.

LAPD Questions Woman Over Possible Tie With Series Of Arson Fires In North Hollywood

LAPD Questions Woman Over Possible Tie With Series Of Arson Fires In North Hollywood

There have been reports of 10 fires in a two-mile radius in North Hollywood since September.

What You Need To Know About L.A.'s Red Flag Parking Restrictions If You Don't Want To Be Towed

What You Need To Know About L.A.'s Red Flag Parking Restrictions If You Don't Want To Be Towed

The restrictions will remain in effect for, at the very least, 24 hours starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

ICYMI: California Senate Hires Two Outside Firms To Look Into Harassment Allegations

ICYMI: California Senate Hires Two Outside Firms To Look Into Harassment Allegations

Plus, plans for an AD 51 debate, a World Series wager on the house floor, and more!

Truck Driver Detained, 18 Protesters Arrested At Aliso Canyon On Two-Year Anniversary Of Massive Gas Leak

Truck Driver Detained, 18 Protesters Arrested At Aliso Canyon On Two-Year Anniversary Of Massive Gas Leak

The truck can be seen driving up to a group of sitting protestors in a video.

Red Flag Warnings In Place Through Tuesday

Red Flag Warnings In Place Through Tuesday

Record-breaking heat + Santa Ana winds = fire warnings.

Steve Bannon Thinks California Will Secede From The United States In 10 To 15 Years

Steve Bannon Thinks California Will Secede From The United States In 10 To 15 Years

Steve Bannon spoke Friday night at the California GOP Convention in Anaheim.

ICYMI: Exotic Animal Smugglers Nabbed Across SoCal During 'Operation Jungle Book'

ICYMI: Exotic Animal Smugglers Nabbed Across SoCal During 'Operation Jungle Book'

Plus, scary L.A. songs, the Kuwaiti burger chain coming to WeHo, and more!

Young Couple Found Dead In Joshua Tree Died By Murder-Suicide, Authorities Say [Updated]

Young Couple Found Dead In Joshua Tree Died By Murder-Suicide, Authorities Say [Updated]

The bodies of Joseph Orbeso and Rachel Nguyen were discovered Sunday after the pair had been missing for more than two months.

This Bill Would Help Preserve The Greenway Surrounding The San Fernando Valley

This Bill Would Help Preserve The Greenway Surrounding The San Fernando Valley

It would virtually double the size of the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area.

L.A. Mayor Who Is Still Not Running For President To Hit Another Swing State This Weekend

L.A. Mayor Who Is Still Not Running For President To Hit Another Swing State This Weekend

The weekend trip will add Nevada to the list of swing states the mayor has visited in recent months.

ICYMI: Today Is The Ten-Year Anniversary Of 'None Pizza With Left Beef'

ICYMI: Today Is The Ten-Year Anniversary Of 'None Pizza With Left Beef'

Plus, Joni Mitchell's genius, the dancing hot dog Halloween costume, and more!

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Be 'Guest Of Honor' At SoCal Trump Golf Club Fundraiser

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Be 'Guest Of Honor' At SoCal Trump Golf Club Fundraiser

The fundraiser is for GOP congressional candidate Omar Navarro, who is challenging Maxine Waters.

LAPD Confirms Harvey Weinstein Rape Investigation

LAPD Confirms Harvey Weinstein Rape Investigation

The alleged incident occurred in 2013.

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