For many at violent Berkeley rally, it wasn’t really about Trump or free speech: They came to make trouble

When hundreds of activists on the left and the right converged here Saturday, things got ugly very quickly.

It was billed as a “free speech” rally by conservative activists, staged in one of America’s most liberal cities. But even before the event was set to begin, fists were flying and people…

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‘Caravan Against Fear’ makes a stop in downtown Los Angeles

Immigration advocates held a demonstration Monday in downtown Los Angeles to call on lawmakers to pass sanctuary policies, and to urge L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell to stop cooperating with immigration officials.

The rally is part of the “Caravan Against Fear.” Monday’s stop was one of the…

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Guards injured in 2 assaults by inmates at California prison

The California Department of Corrections says guards have been injured by prisoners in two assaults at Kern Valley State Prison.

The first assault occurred about 6:40 a.m. Monday when an inmate refused to go into a cell and punched one of two escorting officers, knocking one down stairs.

The department…

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Pedestrian struck and killed at East L.A. Metrolink crossing

A pedestrian was hit and killed Monday night at an East Los Angeles crossing by a Metrolink train heading to San Bernardino.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Metrolink’s Line 334 stopped west of Cal State L.A. about 9:15 p.m. after it struck a person on the tracks near the Whiteside…

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Teenage boy shot and wounded outside south LAPD station in suspected gang-related attack

A 15-year-old boy was in critical condition Monday evening following a shooting near the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Station.

Two males are being sought in connection with the attack, authorities said.

The shooting was reported shortly after 4 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Broadway….

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They’re not lovin’ it: L.A. school resolution would ban McDonald’s school fundraisers

Two resolutions before the Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday would extend the school system’s already extensive food-related activism. The first would ban “McTeacher’s Night” school fundraisers hosted by McDonald’s restaurants. The second would direct district officials to develop a vegan…

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Victim of sexual misconduct by UC Berkeley law school dean criticizes tenure-saving campus settlement

UC Berkeley is under fire again over the issue of sexual misconduct.

The university announced last week that University of California regents had reached a legal settlement with Sujit Choudhry, a former law school dean who admitted in a campus investigation that he inappropriately kissed, touched…

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Free tax prep, coffee and donuts offered for late filers at Koreatown event

Los Angeles County residents who have yet to file state or federal taxes can head to Koreatown on Tax Day for free coffee, donuts and tax preparation services.

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, the group Free Tax Prep Los Angeles will have IRS-certified volunteer tax specialists at the Koreatown Youth…

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L.A. County seeks to strengthen the safety net for its neediest residents with funding for the homeless, social workers and healthcare

Los Angeles County pressed forward with an effort to strengthen the safety net for its most vulnerable residents Monday with a budget plan that carves out significant allotments for social services, healthcare and other support for the poor.

The proposed budget is a slight increase from last year,…

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Candidate’s endorsement ‘contract’ with a former rival draws complaints in L.A. City Council race

Los Angeles City Council candidates in tight races frequently seek endorsements from former rivals to broaden their base of support.

But an endorsement agreement in the Council District 1 race in northeast Los Angeles is drawing complaints.

Candidate and bike activist Joe Bray-Ali signed an endorsement…

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