US warns Los Angeles stay-at-home extension could be illegal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday warned the mayor of Los Angeles and the county’s top health officer that an extension of the coronavirus stay-at-home order may be unlawful. The vague letter sent to Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer did not spell out any […]

Density, poverty keep Los Angeles struggling against virus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While most of California welcomed more places to eat, shop and play this holiday weekend, Los Angeles did not join the party. The nation’s most populous county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because it has a disproportionately large share of the state’s […]

11 Los Angeles firefighters hurt while running from blast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to knock down a fire and then had to run for their lives when a ball of flames shot out the building and scorched a fire […]

Los Angeles offers virus tests to all, still has unused kits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With ample coronavirus tests and not enough sick people seeking them, the mayor of Los Angeles recently did something on a scale no other major U.S. city had done — allow anyone with or without symptoms to be tested as often as they want. A website to book a test was […]

Minor earthquake shakes Los Angeles area, no damage reported

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A minor earthquake shook the Los Angeles region early Wednesday but no damage was reported, authorities said. The magnitude 3.7 quake occurred minutes after midnight and was centered in the area southwest of downtown, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Los Angeles Fire Department conducted a citywide survey and found no […]

Navy hospital ship in Los Angeles might scale back mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The USNS Mercy hospital ship docked in Los Angeles may be able to scale back its medical operation a bit over the next week as the coronavirus workload at area hospitals stabilizes, according to the ship’s captain and military documents. The Mercy will also send about 40 medical staff to a regional […]

Los Angeles adds new sexual battery count against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have charged imprisoned former film producer Harvey Weinstein with an additional count of felony sexual battery by restraint. The district attorney’s office said the charge was filed over allegations the former movie mogul sexually assaulted a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel in May 2010. The woman was […]

Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To curb the coronavirus spread, Los Angeles has embarked on a massive effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect them and others from infection. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that money from the federal government would help pay for at least […]

Body found on Venice Beach identified as former WWE star Shad Gaspard

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – A body discovered on Venice Beach early Wednesday morning has been identified as former WWE star Shad Gaspard, the Los Angeles Police Department stated. Coroner’s officials were called to Venice Beach Wednesday morning after the body was found in the sand near the location where Gaspard was swept out to sea […]

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