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A 3-year-old basset hound in Ventura County died after being set on fire with lighter fluid, authorities said Tuesday night. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at L.A. NOW
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Los Angeles Fire Department dispatchers waste valuable time getting 911 callers to start CPR on cardiac arrest victims, according an internal study obtained by the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at L.A. NOW
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On Saturday, surfers and ocean enthusiasts will be gathering to commemorate those early paddleboard days at the 3rd-annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard & Ocean Festival. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at L.A. NOW
Occupy L.A. and City Hall. Police declared an unlawful assembly on 1st and Spring Streets early Tuesday, notifying Occupy L.A. protesters in English and Spanish that they had to leave the area Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at L.A. NOW
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Millions of Californians took part in one of the largest-ever simultaneous earthquake drills Thursday, sending students, hospital workers and even Target shoppers dropping for cover at 10:20 a.m. The annual drill, which attracted 8.6 million registrants in California, was intended... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at L.A. NOW
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Los Angeles police Thursday were seeking the public's help to identify a man who broke into Cafe Bizou restaurant. The suspect stole $10,000 from the French restaurant in the 14000 block of Ventura Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at L.A. NOW
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The family of former Los Angeles Times columnist Ruben Salazar has donated his archives to the USC Libraries, where they will be made available for public review. The collection includes 10 bins of photographs, letters, draft manuscripts of articles and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at L.A. NOW
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Paddle boarding has exploded in popularity at Southern California beaches in recent years. But the sport experienced a heyday in the 1940s and '50s at Santa Monica Beach. That history will be commemorated Saturday when hundreds of paddle boarders are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at L.A. NOW
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Today is the 40th anniversary of the slaying of former Times columnist and KMEX-TV news director Ruben Salazar. The newsman was killed by an L.A. County sheriff's deputy who fired a tear gas missile after the National Chicano Moratorium Against... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at L.A. NOW
At the Corazon del Pueblo cultural center in Boyle Heights, artists were preparing for a play Friday titled "The Silver Dollar," about the 1970 slaying of Times columnist and KMEX-TV news director Ruben Salazar. The event is one of a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at L.A. NOW
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As Los Angeles County officials decide whether to release records regarding slain Times columnist and KMEX-TV news director Ruben Salazar, legal experts say the 40-year-old files should be made public. Salazar was killed by a sheriff's deputy who fired a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at L.A. NOW
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An exhibit celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of a historic Mexican American rally against the Vietnam War is open to the public at Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit includes photographs, documents, paintings and videos documenting the social,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at L.A. NOW
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A Glendale woman who disappeared in May and allegedly lied to police about being kidnapped is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Merced County Superior Court. Nancy Salas' disappearance sparked a highly publicized search effort after she left her home... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at L.A. NOW
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As the Vietnam war raged, Mexican American troops were suffering casualties at a rate disproportionate to their population in the United States. The tales of three Mexican American Vietnam war veterans will be featured in a documentary film "As Long... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at L.A. NOW
For seven weeks, the drill tower at Fire Station 40 in Terminal Island comes alive as sirens wail and red emergency lights flash. The drill ground is the site of the Pacific Coast Fire Academy, where several dozen Los Angeles... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at L.A. NOW