Results tagged “Ryan Fonseca”

3 Months After Proposing Homeless Housing In Sherman Oaks, City Staff Haven't Set Foot On the Land

Meanwhile, Councilman David Ryu's district nixed a separate proposal for affordable housing in the neighborhood and broke ground on a housing center for women in Hollywood.

Councilman José Huizar Removed From Committees After FBI Raids On His Offices, Home

In a letter sent to the City Clerk, Council President Herb Wesson listed "adjustments" to four City Council committees that Huizar served on or led.

This Map Shows Where Homes Have Been Destroyed And Damaged By The Woolsey And Hill Fires

Disclaimer: the burn zone is still being inspected and is subject to change, Ventura County officials say.

FBI Agents Search Councilman José Huizar's City Hall Office, Boyle Heights Home

An FBI spokeswoman said no arrests were planned and there was no threat to public safety.

A Long Beach Bus Driver Got Lost. Passengers Thought They Were Being Kidnapped

The driver was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping but was later released, with police officials calling the incident a confusing "situation that escalated."

Lime Quietly Pulled Scooters In LA Over Battery Fire Risk And Could Recall More

It wasn't clear which model or models of Lime's Segway-produced Ninebot scooter have been found to be at risk.

Man Shot And Killed By LAPD Officers During Fight In Hollywood Gym Locker Room

One officer was taken to the hospital with "moderate injuries," according to LAPD officials.

You Can Ride LA Metro For Free On Election Day

The agency's board of directors approved a motion Thursday to offer free rides on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in an effort to encourage voter turnout.

That Giant 'Baby Trump' Balloon Is Flying Over DTLA Freeways This Morning

Commuters through downtown Los Angeles may notice a new addition to the skyline Friday morning.

Dear LAist: What's Happening With The Sunset Gordon Tower And Public Park In Hollywood?

The 22-story blight is a close cousin of the Target Husk -- and both were blocked by the same neighborhood association. But probably not for much longer.

Santa Ana Winds Knocked Out Power For Thousands Across SoCal

Southern California Edison had warned it may be forced to cut power to some areas if it believes the wind could cause power lines to spark brush fires.

A Natural Gas Leak And Two Explosions In Koreatown Led To A School Lockdown

An LAFD official confirmed a nearby school was on lockdown, but no evacuations have been ordered in the area.

Disney's 1950 Short About Traffic Safety Could Pass For LA 2018

Look past the dated animation and this Goofy short is still Big Mood in L.A. -- and everywhere else.

Despite 'Significant Exposure' To Lawsuits, LA City Council Moves To Limit Disruptions At Meetings

City leaders just approved new rules to curb disruptive behavior in public city meetings. Opponents say it infringes on their Constitutional rights.

LAPD Accused Of Excessive Force, Conspiracy To Cover Up Misconduct In Shooting Death Of Trader Joe's Manager

Attorneys for Melyda Corado's family previously said the department had initially offered to let them review the latest video ahead of its public release, but then reversed their decision.

There's A Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak In Downtown LA

The disease doesn't affect pets or animals, but people who get sick can experience rash, high fever, chills and headache.

Rain And Possible Thunderstorms Are On Tap For LA

The National Weather Service expects up to a half-inch of rain in L.A. and Ventura counties, and possibly as much as an inch where thunderstorms form.

Protesters Say Mayor Garcetti Hasn't Delivered Safer Streets For Cyclists

Outside the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, demonstrators donned bright-green shirts and formed a human bike lane buffer.

Lyft And LADOT Want You To Stop Driving Your Car For 30 Days In Exchange For Free Rides

Lyft is offering $677 in transportation credit, which includes money toward Lyft's carpool service, a month-long regional transit pass and electric car sharing.

Hollywood's Musso & Frank Grill Turns 99

Musso & Frank opened in 1919 -- four years before the "Hollywoodland" sign went up.

In Sherman Oaks, NIMBYs Loudly Draw A Line Against Homeless Housing -- And Threaten Recall

In a planned protest, residents drowned out the conversation with boos and chants of "No common sense" and "Recall!" -- directed at City Councilman David Ryu.

Want To Ride The Pink Line Or The Q Line? LA Metro Is Studying How To Rename Its System

Metro didn't ask us for ideas, but our newsroom had plenty of great ones.

LA Metro Released More Rider Etiquette PSAs. They Are Still Bananas. Now With Danny Trejo

LA Metro may take rider etiquette seriously, but they've taken a decidedly funnier approach to educating the public about it.

Here's Why People In Los Feliz Lost Sleep Early Wednesday Morning (And Complained On Twitter)

L.A. Twitter is lively this morning, with #LosFeliz as its top trend, thanks to an early-morning visit from an LAPD helicopter.

Google Maps' Phantom Neighborhoods Are Confusing Southern Californians. Help Us Keep Track Of Them

We've been exploring Google's inexplicable and sometimes incorrect map labeling in Los Angeles. They are not hard to find.

Just How Big Of A Deal Is The DMV Voter Registration Screw-Up?

Secretary of State Alex Padilla said he was "extremely disappointed and deeply frustrated" by the department's mishandling of roughly 23,000 voter registrations.

This Map Tracks Where Emergency Homeless Shelters Have Been Proposed, Approved And Opened In LA

As L.A. leaders navigate the selection of sites and community concerns, you may be wondering if there are any shelters being planned or built where you live or work. LAist is here to help.

Bird And Lime Scooters Are Staying In Santa Monica -- And 2 Other Companies Will Join Them

Four e-scooter operators have been chosen to participate in the city's shared mobility pilot program, which is set to run for 16 months.

Obama Boulevard Is Coming To South LA

The soon-to-be former Rodeo Road, which runs east-west in the Baldwin Hills-Leimert Park area, will be named after POTUS No. 44.

LA Is Honoring Pacoima's Ritchie Valens With A Rock 'N' Roll Festival And Freeway Dedication

The Saturday celebration will include musical tributes, a screening of La Bamba and the unveiling of signs for the new Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway.

Hollywood's Target Husk May Finally Become A Real Target

Target's been trying to build a new store on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue for years, but a legal challenge put construction on hold until now.

This Famous YouTube Family Got Flamed By Their Neighbors For Claiming To 'Evacuate' From The Holy Fire

Neighbors accuse the family -- who have more than 6.5 million YouTube subscribers -- of profiting off a crisis they never experienced.

The Golden State Killer Suspect Will Face One Big Trial In Sacramento

Speaking at a press conference at the Orange County District Attorney's Office in Santa Ana, district attorneys from six counties voiced their support for the move

Elon Musk Wants To Build A Tunnel To Dodger Stadium And Charge Fans About $1 To Ride

Musk is proposing to build a roughly 3.6 -mile "zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system" to ferry fans up to Chavez Ravine. It's been dubbed The Dugout Loop.

Body Scanners Are Coming To LA Metro Stations. Here's What We Know About Them

The scanners can identify objects hidden in clothing or strapped to a person that block the naturally-occurring waves produced by the human body, according to Metro.

Why Bird And Lime Turned Off Their Scooters In Santa Monica And Urged Riders To Rally

Lime says it will reactivate its scooters ahead of a 5 p.m. rally planned at Santa Monica City Hall and is offering would-be demonstrators a $5 ride credit if they go there.

Google Created LA Neighborhoods That Don't Exist, Then Deleted Them. What Gives?

"North Highland Park" and "Silver Lake Heights" aren't real L.A. neighborhoods. So why did Google put them on their map?

No DMV Audit. Lawmakers Won't Be Looking Into Those Wait Times After All

Democrats in the state Senate argued the audit would be an unnecessary burden and wouldn't immediately fix the problem.

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Starting Holy Fire In Cleveland National Forest (And His Name Is Forrest)

The fire has burned more than 4,000 acres and destroyed at least 12 structures.

Hundreds Of Animals Were Adopted From LA Shelters Last Week, But Many Remain On The Red List

About 250 animals remain on the city's red list, meaning they could be euthanized if they don't get adopted or find foster homes.

Video Captures Passenger Dragging An Unconscious Man Off A Blue Line Train In Long Beach

Witnesses said the man didn't want to delay his ride home while waiting for paramedics. Police are investigating to determine if a crime occurred.

LA City Animal Shelters Are Full. Hundreds Of Dogs, Cats And Rabbits Could Be Euthanized

Three separate hoarding cases led to the rescue of nearly 300 animals and put all six of the city's shelters at max capacity.

Children Of Hostage Killed By LAPD File Wrongful Death Claims Against City And Police

Attorneys for Elizabeth Tollison's family said the 49-year-old died "as a direct and proximate result of the gunshot wounds negligently inflicted upon her by the three LAPD officers."

LAPD Video Shows Officers Fatally Shooting Homeless Woman Held Hostage By Man With Knife

The June shooting was the first of two incidents within 6 weeks in which Los Angeles police officers fatally shot an innocent civilian.

A Guide To LA's Scooter Chaos: What You Can (And Can't) Do On Birds And Limes

There have also been more than a few questions about the rules. Let's go for a convoluted ride.

Body Recovered At Echo Park Lake After Pedal Boat Capsized

LAFD officials said dive teams plan to use sonar equipment in their efforts to find the possible drowning victim.

Mountain Lion P-55, Famous For Crossing The 101 Freeway Twice, Has Died

Biologists suspect the "seemingly healthy" cougar could have been the victim of rodenticide poisoning. Wildlife officials also said it's possible he lost a fight with another male mountain lion, though there were no signs of a struggle in the area.

The Artist Behind The LeBron James Mural In Venice Painted Over It Because We Can't Have Nice Things

In its short life on a wall in Venice, the LeBron James mural celebrating the new Lakers' new star was vandalized twice.

LA's Heat Wave Left More Than 75,000 Without Power -- And Broke An Electricity Use Record

On Friday, Angelenos set a new single-day record for electricity use for the month of July.

LA Was Lit For July 4th, But In A Super Illegal, Tree-Burning Way

Anyone who was in the L.A. area Wednesday night knows that the city/county "zero-tolerance" policy message on illegal fireworks was ... not received.

The Proposed Homeless Shelter In Koreatown Is On Hold

Council president Herb Wesson had been the first district leader to select a location under Mayor Garcetti's plan, choosing a city-owned parking lot on Vermont Avenue near 7th Street. Then came the protests.

25 Protesters, Mostly Clergy, Arrested At Rally Against Jeff Sessions During His LA Visit

Organizers of the Free All Families rally say they'll demonstrate outside the courthouse on Spring Street to speak out against Sessions and the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

More Than 100 Children Separated From Families At Border Now In LA, Garcetti Confirms

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed Thursday that some of the 2,300 migrant children separated from their families at the border are now in Los Angeles.

Chubbs, The Big Cat Who Stole All Our Hearts, Has A New Home

The big cat that captured hearts across the internet last week is going to an IRL home.