Woman shot to death in West Hollywood residential area

Police are searching for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman in a residential area of West Hollywood.

According to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the shooting was reported about 8:45 p.m. in the 8700 block of Rosewood Avenue, near Robertson and Beverly boulevards.

The woman was pronounced…

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L.A. school board targets McTeacher’s Nights, but not all fast-food fundraisers

Fast-food restaurants got something of a reprieve from the Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday with the softening of a proposed ban on their involvement in fundraisers.

In a resolution approved by a 5-1 vote, the school board nixed McTeacher’s Nights fundraisers at McDonald’s, but removed…

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L.A. Unified narrowly backs state bills for new controls over charter schools

A divided Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday voted to endorse and push for three hotly debated state bills that seek to place new controls on charter schools.

The 4-3 vote largely reflected an ideological split over the growth and oversight of charters, issues that have dominated the most…

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Airbnb warns that L.A.’s budget could suffer from restricting short-term rentals

Airbnb is warning Los Angeles leaders that the city could face a budgetary blow if it restricts how many days Angelenos can rent out rooms or whole homes for short stays.

Such rentals are currently illegal in many residential areas of Los Angeles, according to the planning department, but the rules…

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Polar bear at SeaWorld San Diego dies after a brief, unexplained illness

SeaWorld San Diego’s 21-year-old female polar bear, Szenja, died unexpectedly Tuesday following a brief illness.

The bear had been showing signs of appetite and energy loss for about a week, but the exact nature of her illness and sudden death are still unexplained. SeaWorld will be conducting…

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‘Dreamer,’ 23, sues after he is deported by Trump administration

A 23-year-old man has sued the Trump administration over his deportation to Mexico in February, saying he has permission to live and work in the United States under an Obama-era immigration program that protects young people who were brought into the country illegally as children.

If his claim…

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Real estate investor fined $17,000 over excess L.A. City Council campaign donations

The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission imposed a $17,000 fine Tuesday on a real estate investor who wrote checks through more than a dozen different companies to help elect Councilman Mitch O’Farrell.

The checks, signed four years ago by investor Leeor Maciborski, came from limited liability companies…

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Getty Center closed early after receiving bomb threat

A bomb threat phoned into the Getty Center in Brentwood caused the Los Angeles Police Department to evacuate and later close the facility Tuesday afternoon.

According to LAPD spokesperson Officer Drake Madison, the bomb threat was called in shortly before 3 p.m. The bomb squad was notified but…

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UCLA finance official arrested on charges of embezzling from the last college he worked for

A UCLA finance director was arrested earlier this month and charged with embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from City University of New York when he worked as a finance official there.

Between 2008 and 2012, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. attorney for the southern district of New…

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Afghan family detained at LAX is granted permanent residency

An Afghan family of five who was detained by immigration officials for two days at Los Angeles International Airport last month has been granted permanent residency status in the U.S., attorneys representing the family say.

After interviewing the family for more than three hours Thursday, U.S….

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