Homicide detectives probing man’s overdose death at home of prominent L.A. democratic donor Ed Buck

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal drug overdose of a 26-year-old man at the West Hollywood home of prominent democratic donor Ed Buck.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Monday that while coroner’s officials ruled Gemmel Moore’s July…

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A nearly $17-billion water project is being planned for California. What will it cost the Southland?

After years of planning for one of the biggest California water projects in decades, a key question remains unanswered: Who exactly will pay for it?

Decision time is approaching for the agencies that will have to pick up the nearly $17-billion tab for building two massive water tunnels under the…

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In a reversal, the Coliseum Commission seeks to expand

Four years ago, faced with the possibility of insolvency and mired in a corruption scandal, state officials signed control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum over to USC.

Left with little responsibility, the Coliseum Commission — the joint authority of the city, county and state that had until…

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Firefighters battling fast-moving brush fire in Banning

More than 200 firefighters were battling a blaze that broke out Monday afternoon in Banning.

The fire, which started in the 10000 block of Mias Canyon Road around 3:45 p.m., has burned 150 acres of brush so far, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

No homes were…

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Fire burning in L.A. River, north of downtown

Authorities were responding to a fire that broke out Monday afternoon in the concrete channel of the Los Angeles River near Chinatown.

The fire, which appeared to be burning some type of substance on the river floor, was sending black smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.

No structures…

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When is a condemnation of white supremacist violence meaningless? When it takes President Trump two days to do it

Our ahistorical president is late to everything.

On Feb. 1, President Trump saluted black abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who died in 1895, as “an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.”

In March, at a Women’s Empowerment Panel at the White…

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Cole White, man photographed at white supremacist rally, is out of a job at Berkeley hot dog eatery

A man is out of a job at a popular Berkeley hot dog eatery after photos of him attending a torch-lit gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., were circulated on social media.

Top Dog, a restaurant chain, said in a statement to The Times on Monday that it spoke to the employee, Cole…

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Bicyclist killed after jumping onto hit-and-run SUV that struck his friend

A 51-year-old bicyclist was killed early Monday in Long Beach when he jumped on a fleeing SUV that had struck his friend and attempted to shut off the vehicle’s ignition, police said.

The incident occurred just before 1:20 a.m. when a 2000 Ford Expedition struck one of two bicyclists as they crossed…

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Signs of second missing couple found as crews plan recovery of Thai students’ bodies in Kings River

A complicated effort to recover the bodies of two missing Thai exchange students who are thought to be trapped in a car that plummeted hundreds of feet into the raging Kings River has just become even more fraught.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office announced this weekend that searchers have found…

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