Category: LA Times

Recent court orders prohibiting police in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California from enforcing gang injunctions are prompting law enforcement leaders to rethink how they employ the tool that for decades was considered a critical weapon in the sta…

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Five years ago, the Los Angeles Community College District won one of its biggest federal grants: $19.2 million to help students gain training and skills for the fast-growing healthcare industry. Los Angeles Trade-Technical College was selected to …

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Firefighters on Saturday continued to battle a destructive fire that snaked through a hillside area of Goleta in Santa Barbara County, one of several blazes that destroyed homes amid a record-setting heat wave in Southern California. Fire personnel…

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The second day of a dangerous heat wave brought record-high temperatures across Southern California. Saturday was slightly cooler than Friday, but many areas topped out well above the century mark. Among the communities setting records for the day:…

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A fire at the northern edge of California exploded overnight as firefighters mounted a pitched battle to prevent the flames from destroying more homes. The Klamathon fire was burning in Siskiyou County near the Oregon border and has consumed 21,000…

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LeBron James made headlines in 2012 by biking from his Coconut Grove home to a Miami Heat game. If he wants to pedal to work as a Laker, it will take significantly more time, and could put him at risk of hurting both himself and the team’s playoff …

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By 7:30 a.m. most weekday mornings, hundreds of children driven in unmarked cars and vans from foster homes across New York City start to arrive at the hulking yellow-brick building in East Harlem. The latest stop on a journey that took them from C…

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When it comes to his new job as Los Angeles schools chief, Austin Beutner is hoping to get by with a little help from his friends — tapping his peer group of the wealthy and well-connected to bring new resources into L.A. Unified. The school distri…

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Tucked along a stretch of famous surf breaks and crowded beaches, down a winding road dotted with multimillion-dollar homes, a wrought-iron gate guards this little community’s not-so-secret secret. Locals call it Privates Beach, though technically …

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The count of structures destroyed and damaged by the 505-acre fire that ravaged Alpine more than doubled on Sunday, as remaining residents were allowed to return home — if they had homes to go to. So far, 34 homes, one business and 21 accessory bui…

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