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The Griffin Will Reopen With 'No Tolerance' Signs After Proud Boys Incident in Atwater Village

The Griffin Will Reopen With 'No Tolerance' Signs After Proud Boys Incident in Atwater Village

On social media, some people called for a boycott of the bar, with many accusing the owners of accommodating members of a hate group.

Dear LAist: How Big A Problem Is Opioid Abuse In SoCal?

Dear LAist: How Big A Problem Is Opioid Abuse In SoCal?

It depends on how you look at the numbers.

Can These Brain Scans Make High School Football Safer?

Can These Brain Scans Make High School Football Safer?

JSerra High in Orange County is testing the brain health of its football players in hopes of making better decisions about how bad a head injury is, and when it's ok to send the athlete back out on the field.

Schiff To Trump: Confront Putin On Election Meddling

Schiff To Trump: Confront Putin On Election Meddling

A lack of leadership from President Trump leaves the U.S. even more vulnerable to Russian interference, according to Adam Schiff, a congressman representing parts of L.A. and ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee.

Remembering Mario: LA's Famous Goose Who Was Actually A Gander

Remembering Mario: LA's Famous Goose Who Was Actually A Gander

Mario and his human companion Ehrler captured our hearts in 2011 when they formed a unique friendship at the Echo Park Lake. Back then, he went by Maria.

Why A Group Of Young, Local Pastors Went To A DTLA Workshop On Immigration

Why A Group Of Young, Local Pastors Went To A DTLA Workshop On Immigration

"Faith leaders have the moral imperative to be the conscience of this country," said CLUE trainer Guillermo Torres.

That Time The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Promoted LA Metro's Blue Line

That Time The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Promoted LA Metro's Blue Line

In Operation Blue Line, Leonardo, Donatello, Rapheal and Michealangelo find themselves on the West Coast for a change, where they face off against a villain named "Gridlock."

Here's What The LA River Will Look Like In 20 Years, According To LA's Chief Architect

Here's What The LA River Will Look Like In 20 Years, According To LA's Chief Architect

"First of all, one ought to be able to start at the headwaters in the far West Valley and ride a bike all the way to Long Beach."

CalArts Is Going Back To High School This Summer

CalArts Is Going Back To High School This Summer

The school's summer arts program is spending four weeks teaching 190 kids in South LA.

Nothing Can Fix LA Traffic, So Deal With It

Nothing Can Fix LA Traffic, So Deal With It

Not new trains. Not freeways. Not flying cars. Not Elon Musk. It's unfixable.

Congrats, California. You Slashed Carbon Emissions By A Lot. Now The Hard Work Begins

Congrats, California. You Slashed Carbon Emissions By A Lot. Now The Hard Work Begins

We met our 2020 emissions reduction goals four years early. Now we have to crack down on cow farts and car exhaust.

Finally. LA Metro Bikes Cost The Same As The Bus And The Train

Finally. LA Metro Bikes Cost The Same As The Bus And The Train

Riders no longer have to shell out double the cost of a transit fare for the pleasure of pedaling around town on a Metro bike.

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

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.

Dear LAist: What's The Deal With The 'Happy Birthday' Building On Glendale Boulevard?

Dear LAist: What's The Deal With The 'Happy Birthday' Building On Glendale Boulevard?

Storefront, street art, or graffiti? We have decoded Echo Park's happy birthday message.

What's Next For The LA Times, According To The Newspaper's New Owner And Editor

What's Next For The LA Times, According To The Newspaper's New Owner And Editor

It's been an eventful year for the Los Angeles Times, to put it mildly. The year started with a new union and, six months in, the paper had a new owner -- and is moving into a new home.

The Water District Bringing Brown Water To Compton And Willowbrook Will Be Shut Down

The Water District Bringing Brown Water To Compton And Willowbrook Will Be Shut Down

A regional planning commission voted unanimously to dissolve the Sativa water district Wednesday morning. Customers of the low-income water district has complained for months about brown tap water.

In Future LA, Summerlong Heatwaves Could Be The New Normal

In Future LA, Summerlong Heatwaves Could Be The New Normal

Here are a bunch of ways global warming is going to affect our power.

Attention, Mamas! Will You Tell Us About Your Birth Story?

Attention, Mamas! Will You Tell Us About Your Birth Story?

Assuming you haven't completely blocked it from your memory.

'Exiled Elected Official, Shadow Government': Josh Newman Talks About Life After Being Booted From The State Senate

'Exiled Elected Official, Shadow Government': Josh Newman Talks About Life After Being Booted From The State Senate

We asked: "How do you identify yourself these days?" He chuckled: "That's a good question. Josh Newman, exiled elected official, shadow government. I don't know. Yeah."

That Griffith Park Fire Prompted Evacuations But The Concert Will Go On

That Griffith Park Fire Prompted Evacuations But The Concert Will Go On

Both ground crews and air units are on the scene, fighting what's been dubbed the Griffith Park Fire.

Here's Why The Power Grid Had An Epic Fail This Weekend

Here's Why The Power Grid Had An Epic Fail This Weekend

It's not because we didn't have enough electricity to meet demand.

Pasadena's Screaming Parrots Are Super Annoying But May Save Their Species From Extinction

Pasadena's Screaming Parrots Are Super Annoying But May Save Their Species From Extinction

Our accidental satellite population of red-crowned parrots are thriving in the SGV but dying off in their native habitat.

Everything You Need To Know About The Massive, Decaying West LA VA Campus -- And The Plan To Fix It

Everything You Need To Know About The Massive, Decaying West LA VA Campus -- And The Plan To Fix It

It's big. It's green. It's hiding in plain sight next to the 405 freeway.

This Iconic California License Plate Has A Very Creative History

This Iconic California License Plate Has A Very Creative History

It's not just a pretty picture. It means millions for the arts.

Happy 75 Years Of Smog, LA. We Don't Wear Gas Masks Anymore But The Air Is Still Terrible

Happy 75 Years Of Smog, LA. We Don't Wear Gas Masks Anymore But The Air Is Still Terrible

It was July 8, 1943 when the first real smog rolled into town. It was mayhem.

Deadline's Up For Separated Families In LA -- But Some Reunions May Take Longer

Deadline's Up For Separated Families In LA -- But Some Reunions May Take Longer

A federal judge in San Diego said he'll give the government extra time to reunite some families of children under 5 who were separated at the border.

A Richer Picture Of Arts Education Funding In The State Of California

A Richer Picture Of Arts Education Funding In The State Of California

The state budget has over $50 million more for funding arts and arts education. Here's where it's going.

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

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.

Valley Fire Evacuations In San Bernardino County

Valley Fire Evacuations In San Bernardino County

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for the entire community of Forest Falls.

If You Breathe Air, Stay Inside -- It's Hot And The Air Quality Is So, So, So Terrible

If You Breathe Air, Stay Inside -- It's Hot And The Air Quality Is So, So, So Terrible

Let us help you validate your decision to stay on the couch today.

It's The Last Day Of School For The Head Of Arts Education At LAUSD

It's The Last Day Of School For The Head Of Arts Education At LAUSD

We talked arts, opportunity and data with Rory Pullens as he was packing up his office in his final days before retirement.

These People Have Dedicated Their Lives To Keeping Black Babies Alive

These People Have Dedicated Their Lives To Keeping Black Babies Alive

There are so many public health workers, researchers and community organizers across the country who have dedicated their lives to improving birth outcomes for black babies. Here are some of them.

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To San Fernando

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To San Fernando

With just 2.37 square miles of land, this city within a city is the perfect size for people who want to ditch their cars and get around on foot.

Could LAUSD Tax Its Way Out Of A Budget Crisis? Better Question: Will Voters Let Them?

Could LAUSD Tax Its Way Out Of A Budget Crisis? Better Question: Will Voters Let Them?

LAUSD officials don't think enough 2018 voters will support a tax hike, internal memo shows.

Every Day Is Fire Season. Here's How Angelenos Can Prepare Right Now

Every Day Is Fire Season. Here's How Angelenos Can Prepare Right Now

Protect your pets, your belongings, your house, your community, yourself.

Clipper Darrell Shows New True Colors -- And They're Lakers Purple And Gold

Clipper Darrell Shows New True Colors -- And They're Lakers Purple And Gold

Get ready for Benedict Darrell -- he's lending his talents to The Other Team after decades of Clippers superfandom.

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

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.

Nice Day To Swim -- But There's Also A High Surf Advisory, So Watch Out

Nice Day To Swim -- But There's Also A High Surf Advisory, So Watch Out

During a similar weather system last year, SoCal lifeguards rescued a thousand people.

Heat Hacks: How To Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Heat Hacks: How To Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Hot hot help. It's a heatwave and we've got zero chill about finding you a cooling center. Here's a list of local resources and DIY tips from formerly warm people.

There Are Empty Beds. Here's What's Keeping Homeless People Out Of LA County Shelters

There Are Empty Beds. Here's What's Keeping Homeless People Out Of LA County Shelters

About 75 percent of the people who are homeless in L.A. on any given night are living in tents, cars, or out in the open.

Lakewood To Santa Monica: What You Lose When Extreme Commuting Is 'Literally Like A Part-Time Job'

Lakewood To Santa Monica: What You Lose When Extreme Commuting Is 'Literally Like A Part-Time Job'

On good days it takes an hour and a half each way. On the worst days it's two and a half hours each way.

'Firemen Aren't Supposed To Be Shot:' Son Remembers Fallen Long Beach Firefighter

'Firemen Aren't Supposed To Be Shot:' Son Remembers Fallen Long Beach Firefighter

In a moving memorial service packed with tradition as well as laughter, Capt. David Rosa of the Long Beach Fire Department was remembered by colleagues and family. Rosa was shot and killed early last week while responding to an explosion at an apartment building for low-income senior citizens.

A Day In The Life Of An LA Immigration Lawyer

A Day In The Life Of An LA Immigration Lawyer

Here's what one day looks like for a staff attorney with the Esperanza Immigrants Rights Project.

July 4th Is Here! But No Fireworks For You

July 4th Is Here! But No Fireworks For You

For the love of your fingers and eyeballs, go to a pro show.

Dear LAist: How Much Can My Landlord Raise My Rent?

Dear LAist: How Much Can My Landlord Raise My Rent?

In the city of L.A., the age of your building is a big factor in how much your rent can rise. We've outlined the conditions for you.

LA's Schools Are Segregated. LAUSD Says There's Only So Much They Can Do

LA's Schools Are Segregated. LAUSD Says There's Only So Much They Can Do

White parents still want to live near mostly-white schools and, in L.A., most Latino kids still live in overwhelmingly Latino neighborhoods.

No, LAPD's New Electric Bikes Won't Lead To Out-Of-Shape Cops

No, LAPD's New Electric Bikes Won't Lead To Out-Of-Shape Cops

Last week the LAPD's bicycle unit got an upgrade with state-of-the-art electric bicycles. But some initially worried the new bikes might soften some of the fittest officers on the force.  

The Minimum Wage Went Up Over The Weekend

The Minimum Wage Went Up Over The Weekend

Check your paycheck. Not all local employers have been playing by the rules.

LAUSD Teachers Just Took Their First Step Toward A Possible Strike

LAUSD Teachers Just Took Their First Step Toward A Possible Strike

Their union has declared an "impasse" after months of protracted contract talks.

She's A 'Dreamer.' And A Priest. And Might Need Sanctuary At Her Own Church

She's A 'Dreamer.' And A Priest. And Might Need Sanctuary At Her Own Church

"We have allowed our faith to be hijacked by domestic terrorists hiding behind three-piece suits and the Bible," said Rev. Nancy Frausto, perhaps the only female "Dreamer" priest in the U.S.

It's Summer, But LA Is Thinking About How To Catch Rain

It's Summer, But LA Is Thinking About How To Catch Rain

Most of the region's rain is lost to the Pacific Ocean.

#LABron Is Happening! Here's How LA Is Welcoming LeBron James To The Lakers

#LABron Is Happening! Here's How LA Is Welcoming LeBron James To The Lakers

LeBron James is coming to the Lakers in a four-year $154 million deal. So are people excited? Uhmmmm...just a little bit

Here's Your Guide To Saturday's Families Belong Together March In LA

Here's Your Guide To Saturday's Families Belong Together March In LA

The rally against the Trump administration's 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy is Saturday in DTLA. Here's what to expect.

The USO Finds Its Future In The LAX Theme Building

The USO Finds Its Future In The LAX Theme Building

The current USO building was designed to assist 12,000 active duty military members and their families. In 2017, it welcomed over 100,000.

Keeping Black Babies Alive Is A Priority For LA's Top Health Officials

Keeping Black Babies Alive Is A Priority For LA's Top Health Officials

"You have to start somewhere as a department, put a stake in the sand about what's intolerable - and this is intolerable." --Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health for LA County

The Proposed Homeless Shelter In Koreatown Is On Hold

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.

What's In Your Weed? Starting July 1 You'll Know For Sure

What's In Your Weed? Starting July 1 You'll Know For Sure

You might have noticed some deep, dank discounts at the drug store. This is why.

Building New Housing In LA Is A Cluster. Exhibit A: The Westside

Building New Housing In LA Is A Cluster. Exhibit A: The Westside

The high rents in L.A. are crazy-making. Is upzoning near transit the path to actual affordable housing? And what is upzoning, anyway?

America's Black Babies Are Paying For Society's Ills. What Will We Do To Fix It?

America's Black Babies Are Paying For Society's Ills. What Will We Do To Fix It?

The issue is not new, but we know more about the causes than ever before. Will society fix it?

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To Agoura Hills

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To Agoura Hills

Agoura Hills is one of the last cities in L.A. County when you're heading towards Ventura, but it's been a destination for generations.

Meet The New LAPD Chief Michel Moore

Meet The New LAPD Chief Michel Moore

He is a 37-year LAPD veteran who has held almost every top job in the department.

The Day California's Biggest Unions Have Been Dreading Is Here. Are They Ready?

The Day California's Biggest Unions Have Been Dreading Is Here. Are They Ready?

Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down mandatory union fees was a massive blow to public sector unions. But many saw the blow coming. The question is whether, even with all that lead time, unions are ready for what happens next.

How Healthy Is The Neighborhood You're Living In? This Website Helps You Find Out

How Healthy Is The Neighborhood You're Living In? This Website Helps You Find Out

Your health could depend a lot on where you live - at least in Los Angeles County.

These LA Pregnancy Centers Don't Have To Talk To You About Abortions

These LA Pregnancy Centers Don't Have To Talk To You About Abortions

The greater Los Angeles area is home to 68 religious-based crisis pregnancy centers.

LA Explained: The Police

LA Explained: The Police

There's the LAPD. And the L.A. Sheriff's Department. And 45 smaller departments. And every Cal State has a department. Also UCLA. And CHP. And FBI. And DEA. And...

Bye Bye, Beck: LAPD Chief Retires

Bye Bye, Beck: LAPD Chief Retires

Before we cut the cake, let’s take a look back at the life and career of a man dubbed the “prince of the realm."

These West Hollywood Trolleys Offer Free Rides And Sunset Strip Nostalgia

These West Hollywood Trolleys Offer Free Rides And Sunset Strip Nostalgia

The city is trying to ease its notorious road congestion. But to maintain the touristic flare of fun and flash, this transit option was given a makeover.

What Happened To Anthony Avalos? The Head Of LA's Child Welfare Agency Talks About The 'Heartbreaking' Case

What Happened To Anthony Avalos? The Head Of LA's Child Welfare Agency Talks About The 'Heartbreaking' Case

Bobby Cagle spoke with KPCC's Take Two about the lessons learned from the Gabriel Fernandez case and what DCFS is doing to determine why intervention did not occur for Anthony Avalos.

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

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.

Find Out How Your Neighbors Voted Thanks To These Election Data Nerdery Tools

Find Out How Your Neighbors Voted Thanks To These Election Data Nerdery Tools

New tools let you easily explore the demographics, including age, income and country of origin, of all 53 California congressional districts, as well as recent voting history.

Elderly Man Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting of Long Beach Firefighter

Elderly Man Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting of Long Beach Firefighter

Authorities said they had one person in custody in connection to the shooting, but gave no further details.

It's Official: This Is The Democrat Who Will Try To Flip A US House Seat In Orange County

It's Official: This Is The Democrat Who Will Try To Flip A US House Seat In Orange County

Democrat Harley Rouda has emerged as the candidate who will face GOP incumbent Dana Rohrabacher in the general election battle over the congressional seat representing coastal Orange County.

You Definitely Have Questions About Housing. Ask Them

You Definitely Have Questions About Housing. Ask Them

What do you want to know about this special hell known as the California housing market?

Giant, Unpermitted Bins Of Hazardous Sludge Earn The Torrance Refinery A $150K Fine

Giant, Unpermitted Bins Of Hazardous Sludge Earn The Torrance Refinery A $150K Fine

PBF Energy, owner of the Torrance Refinery, was fined $150,000 this month for storing hazardous waste without proper permits. The refinery is already under pressure from neighbors, environmentalists and air quality regulators to limit its use of a toxic chemical that could harm thousands of people if released.

What We Know About The People Who Have Used California's Assisted Suicide Law

What We Know About The People Who Have Used California's Assisted Suicide Law

Based on the newest public data, 768 terminally ill people got a lethal prescription — and 485 took it — in the two years since the law went into effect.

Scores of Immigrant Children Separated From Parents are at California Facilities

Scores of Immigrant Children Separated From Parents are at California Facilities

About 100 children removed from their parents at the U.S. Mexico border are now staying in child care facilities in California — including 16 kids aged eight to 17 in a Fullerton group home run by Crittenton Services for Children and Families.

The Story Behind the Eye-Popping Votes in Koreatown's Neighborhood Council Election

The Story Behind the Eye-Popping Votes in Koreatown's Neighborhood Council Election

A neighborhood council election this week in Koreatown on whether to break out a second council district tied to the “Little Bangladesh” area brought out an eye-popping number of voters. The more than 19,000 ballots cast make it far and away the biggest Neighborhood Council election to date.

First Chickenpox, Now Scabies At The Federal Prison In Victorville Holding Immigrant Detainees

First Chickenpox, Now Scabies At The Federal Prison In Victorville Holding Immigrant Detainees

As of Friday afternoon, detainees are also still not allowed to call family members or a lawyer.

We Want To Find Out Where Migrant Children Are Being Held In Southern California. Here's How You Can Help

We Want To Find Out Where Migrant Children Are Being Held In Southern California. Here's How You Can Help

Some of the 2,300 migrant children separated from their families at the border are in L.A. If you have any information, here's how to get in touch.

LA Explained: The LA River

LA Explained: The LA River

Is it a river? A sewer? A flood control channel? A place to film awesome drag racing scenes? A tool of gentrifiers to raise property values? What's the deal with the L.A. River, and why should I care about it? Let's find out.

John Mack, LA's 'Dean Of Civil Rights,' Is Dead

John Mack, LA's 'Dean Of Civil Rights,' Is Dead

The 81-year-old had served as head of the Urban League's L.A. chapter and as a member of the L.A. Police Commission. His "wisdom, integrity, and kindness helped transform Los Angeles," said Mayor Garcetti.

Thinking About Retiring In California? Keep Dreaming

Thinking About Retiring In California? Keep Dreaming

One in five seniors in California live in poverty. Conditions are more dire for women.

Why People On Food Stamps Won't Be Able To Use Their Benefits This Weekend

Why People On Food Stamps Won't Be Able To Use Their Benefits This Weekend

The state is shutting down operations for 24 hours starting 11 p.m. Saturday until 11 p.m. Sunday.

Thomas Guide Maps: The Rise And Fall of LA's Directional Holy Grail

Thomas Guide Maps: The Rise And Fall of LA's Directional Holy Grail

There was a time you wouldn't dare leave your house without a Thomas Guide. Here's the history of this beloved tome.

So You Want To Contribute To LAist? Here's How

So You Want To Contribute To LAist? Here's How

We want people who are deeply engaged in Los Angeles and in their communities to contribute to the site. Here’s what to know if you're interested.

You May Soon Have To Pay Sales Tax On All Your Online Shopping

You May Soon Have To Pay Sales Tax On All Your Online Shopping

The Supreme Court overturned a rule that for years allowed online retailers to avoid charging sales tax.

Rent Control: Maybe Good For You, Maybe Not Good For Future You

Rent Control: Maybe Good For You, Maybe Not Good For Future You

While expanding rent control might be good for some people, it’s not necessarily good for the majority of renters (or future renters).

California Is On The Verge Of Restricting Plastic Straws Statewide. We Tested The Alternatives

California Is On The Verge Of Restricting Plastic Straws Statewide. We Tested The Alternatives

We tested out some non-plastic straws and picked our favorite.

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

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.

Photos: DTLA Crowds Rally Against Family Separation And Border Policy

Photos: DTLA Crowds Rally Against Family Separation And Border Policy

The protest was focused around the Metropolitan Detention Center; a public prayer was held at the ICE Headquarters.

The Reason There Could Be ICE Agents In Your Neighborhood

The Reason There Could Be ICE Agents In Your Neighborhood

As California's state sanctuary law takes hold, immigration agents are showing up in communities rather than at jails to arrest those subject to deportation.

Black Babies Die At Twice The Rate Of White Babies. My Family Is Part Of This Statistic

Black Babies Die At Twice The Rate Of White Babies. My Family Is Part Of This Statistic

Black infants die before their first birthday at twice the rate of their white counterparts. Over the next few weeks, reporter Priska Neely will be sharing stories of people in Southern California and across the country who are trying to change that statistic.

LA Sheriff Probes Claim Of False Statements, Excessive Force In Deputy Shooting

LA Sheriff Probes Claim Of False Statements, Excessive Force In Deputy Shooting

The move comes after our investigation into the shooting of Tennell Billups, released earlier this year as the podcast "Repeat."

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