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Raiders GM: 'We did our due diligence' before drafting Gareon Conley, who has been accused of rape

Former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley was a rising star in the weeks leading up to the NFL draft until news that he had been accused of rape became public on Tuesday, two days before the first round. Conley hasn’t been arrested or charged, but an in

45 min. ago in Sport
 

Los Angeles County gets a 'C' on UCLA's latest environmental report card

A new UCLA environmental report card gives Los Angeles County a “C” in energy use and persistent air pollution, while rating parts of the region slightly higher for addressing other challenges. The 2017 Sustainable LA Environmental Report Card for Energy

yesterday, 03:29 in Regional
 

Will sending selfies to Jupiter's moon, Europa, get the attention of an E.T.?

Emcee Tom O’Key seemed giddy as dozens of guests filed into an outdoor theater in this Mojave Desert town Saturday night to learn about an icy moon of Jupiter and take a stab at connecting with whatever — or whomever — may be living there. “We’re sending

Wednesday, 06:14 in Regional
 

25 years after riots, South L.A. still waiting for its renaissance

The 4300 block of Degnan Boulevard in Leimert Park has a look of faded glory, with its shuttered storefronts and stalled promise. Like so many parts of South Los Angeles, this is not what anyone would have hoped for when, a quarter of a century ago, the

Wednesday, 06:14 in Regional
 

An up and down week for L.A. Unified and charter schools

New classrooms under construction at a charter school in Pacoima mark a moment of truce — even mutual respect — in a hot and cold war between charters and the Los Angeles Unified School District. On Friday, people gathered to celebrate the innovative pro

Monday, 08:15 in Regional
 

Unseasonably hot weather expected for Saturday's March for Science in L.A.

Unseasonably hot weather is expected to blanket Southern California on Saturday, the same day scientists across L.A. are expected to participate in a March for Science. The National Weather Service said beach temperatures could rise to 80 degrees, while

Saturday, 07:19 in Regional
 

Ronda Rousey announces engagement to fighter Travis Browne

Forget the octagon, Ronda Rousey is buzzing about a ring after announcing her engagement to fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne. Rousey flashed the diamond and made the announcement in a paparazzi video shared by TMZ Sports . Browne says in the video that h

21 April 2017 in Sport
 

5 things to watch for as Garcetti rolls out his budget and gives a big speech

Thursday will be a big day at Los Angeles City Hall, with Mayor Eric Garcetti delivering his yearly State of the City address and unveiling his annual budget. Garcetti has been on a winning streak, securing reelection with 81% of the vote and helping to

20 April 2017 in Regional
 

Prison official: Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs self in cell, pronounced dead at Massachusetts hospital

Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 27. An official with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Hernandez was found hanged in his cell j

19 April 2017 in Sport
 

Access to easiest route to Hollywood sign is now permanently closed

Hikers and tourists trying to access the shortest, easiest trail route to the Hollywood sign will find it is closed. Starting Tuesday, a portion of Griffith Park at the Beachwood Drive gate will be closed to the public due to a recent court order that re

18 April 2017 in Regional
 

L.A. legal fund to fight immigrant deportations draws criticism over who deserves representation

Fearing mass deportations under President Trump, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and County Supervisor Hilda Solis stood together in December to unveil a $10-million fund to hire lawyers to defend local immigrants without legal status. Modeled after prog

17 April 2017 in Regional
 

Deadheads aren't the only ones who'll enjoy this 'Long Strange Trip'

I can’t imagine that anyone will walk away from “Long Strange Trip,” Amir Bar-Lev’s remarkable four-hour documentary about the Grateful Dead, without a newfound appreciation for the band’s music and its place in American popular culture. So much about th

16 April 2017 in Regional
 

Two L.A. Unified schools win grants to re-create themselves elsewhere

A private effort to reshape public education in Los Angeles took its next step Thursday with the announcement that two public schools would receive $750,000 grants to re-create themselves in other locations. Public Service Community School and King/Drew

13 April 2017 in Regional
 

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