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Lawsuit blames transport giant LogistiCare for missed appointments and injuries suffered by Medi-Cal patients

Los Angeles County Medi-Cal patients missed dialysis treatments, suffered injuries when their wheelchairs or scooters weren’t secured in vans and endured yelling and insults by drivers paid to take them to medical appointments, according to a lawsuit fil

today, 09:58 in Regional

A 6.8 earthquake hit Santa Barbara in June 1925. This is what the disaster looked like

An erroneous report of a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Santa Barbara was reported Wednesday. The quake appears to have been from June 29, 1925. Here is a June 2013 story about the damage from the quake. At 6:42 a.m. on June 29, 1925, the city of Santa Barb

yesterday, 20:58 in Regional

City attorney targets church-owned gang stronghold to stem violence in South L.A.

Pastor Kenneth Little knew the family renting out the church’s property across the street long before the violence began. When they were younger, the tenants’ children sometimes walked over to Ebenezer Baptist Church to help out with small tasks and atte

Tuesday, 07:19 in Regional

Philadelphia-Boston trade would let 76ers take Markelle Fultz with top draft pick

Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get t

Sunday, 03:53 in Sport

Students from around the country compete in the national braille competition at USC

Fingers whirred, swiftly pressing down keys that would translate spoken words into lines of Braille. For 45 minutes on Saturday morning, 10 visually impaired high school students tapped furiously on Perkins Braillers — machines similar to typewriters tha

Saturday, 21:59 in Regional

As temperatures heat up, some plan to chill out at mass meditation in L.A. park

It could get a little toasty for a couple of thousand people expected to turn out Saturday at the recently dedicated Los Angeles State Historic Park for a mass meditation. Temperatures in the downtown area will reach the mid-80s, said Bonnie Bartling, a

Saturday, 13:03 in Regional

La Cañada High will try letting teens sleep in a bit

La Cañada High School students will be able to take back their mornings starting this fall, after the city’s school board voted unanimously to shift the campus’ start time from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30. The decision to try the schedule change for one year was m

15 June 2017 in Regional

Kamala Harris' office probes 2nd employee charged with posing as law enforcement

About a year before an aide to the state’s top prosecutor was put on leave after being accused of impersonating a police officer, another employee in Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris’ office was arrested for posing as a member of law enforcement. Adrienne Mayr,

15 June 2017 in Regional

L.A. council panel backs plan for a new city holiday: Indigenous Peoples Day

A key panel of the Los Angeles City Council endorsed a plan Wednesday to take Columbus Day off the city calendar and put in its place a new Indigenous Peoples Day, despite opposition from Italian American civic leaders and some city lawmakers. The counci

15 June 2017 in Regional

Dying malls offer a chance to build something better — and address how our lives are changing

I can still recall the excitement of family trips to the brand new indoor mall, with its acres and acres of multitiered offerings. You could buy just about anything at Concord’s Sunvalley Mall, up in the Bay Area. You could grab a burger, go ice skating,

14 June 2017 in Regional

A dog sitter and extra legroom. A look at the latest legal drama in Durst murder case

Who should pay for the retired detective’s dog sitter? That's the question at the heart of the latest squabble in the murder case of New York real estate scion Robert Durst — a legal battle between experienced prosecutors and a heavyweight defense team.

14 June 2017 in Regional

Five things to know about L.A.'s school budget

L.A. Unified Supt. Michelle King will present the school board with her proposed $7.9-billion budget plan at a meeting that is expected to stretch well into Tuesday evening. The school board is scheduled to vote on the plan next week. Here are five thing

13 June 2017 in Regional

California parole panel recommends release of former follower of Charles Manson

A state panel on Wednesday recommended parole for a former follower of cult leader Charles Manson whose release has been blocked by California governors on four previous occasions.  Bruce Davis, 74, had his 31st parole hearing at the California Men’s Col

11 June 2017 in Regional

Customers battle Whole Foods to save a newsstand, and a way of life

Not that long ago you didn’t have to travel far to find a well-stocked newsstand in greater Los Angeles. I’m talking about those fabulous outdoor libraries with knee-deep piles of out-of-town newspapers and neatly arranged rows of magazines calling out t

10 June 2017 in Regional

What time is the Belmont Stakes?

The drama is missing, but the tradition remains. Saturday is he Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of the Triple Crown. So, if you want to watch, what time is the Belmont Stakes? The official time in New York is listed at 6:37 p.m., but it usually goes off

10 June 2017 in Sport

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