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STD Rates In California Reach 'All-Time High'

STD Rates In California Reach 'All-Time High'

Plus, where to get tested for free and other resources.

Investigation Underway After Pepper-Sprayed Inmate Dies At Men's Central Jail

Investigation Underway After Pepper-Sprayed Inmate Dies At Men's Central Jail

Authorities say that the pepper spray was used to stop an assault against a fellow inmate.

ICYMI: Inside The Efforts To Save An Iconic Painting At The Huntington Library

ICYMI: Inside The Efforts To Save An Iconic Painting At The Huntington Library

Plus, a male birth control gel, a classic Charles Bradley performance, United Airlines' new strategy on overbooked flights, and more!

Couple Sues Dodgers Over 2015 Altercation That Involved Alleged Member Of The 'Lunada Bay Boys'

Couple Sues Dodgers Over 2015 Altercation That Involved Alleged Member Of The 'Lunada Bay Boys'

One of the plaintiffs says he'd suffered traumatic brain injury.

Monica Garcia Chosen As New LAUSD Board President

Monica Garcia Chosen As New LAUSD Board President

Garcia had previously served six years in the role before.

Canyon Fire Now At 2,000 Acres, Only 5% Contained

Canyon Fire Now At 2,000 Acres, Only 5% Contained

The fire broke out on Monday afternoon.

Happy National Voter Registration Day! Here's How To Make Sure You're Registered In California

Happy National Voter Registration Day! Here's How To Make Sure You're Registered In California

Ensuring your ability to participate in democracy is as easy as buying something on Amazon Prime!

Rapper Young Dolph Reportedly Injured In Shooting At Hollywood And Highland

Rapper Young Dolph Reportedly Injured In Shooting At Hollywood And Highland

The shooting occurred at the Hollywood and Highland shopping complex.

Photographer Captures The Charred Landscapes Left In Wake Of La Tuna Fire

Photographer Captures The Charred Landscapes Left In Wake Of La Tuna Fire

There were burned cars and remnants of homes in the eerie scene of the aftermath.

Mojave Desert Caverns To Reopen Following Years Of Repairs

Mojave Desert Caverns To Reopen Following Years Of Repairs

Mitchell Caverns is the only limestone cavern system in the California State Parks.

Firefighters Battling 250-Acre Blaze Fire In Anaheim

Firefighters Battling 250-Acre Blaze Fire In Anaheim

The fire is on the border of Anaheim and Corona.

LAFD Firefighter Identified in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Long Beach

LAFD Firefighter Identified in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Long Beach

He was identified by the coroner's office on Monday.

After A Decades-Long Battle, L.A. County's Largest Housing Development Just Got the Go Ahead

After A Decades-Long Battle, L.A. County's Largest Housing Development Just Got the Go Ahead

Many environmentalists are not happy with the Newhall Ranch project.

Echo Park Pastor Released By ICE Two Months After Detainment

Echo Park Pastor Released By ICE Two Months After Detainment

Noé Carías was detained while attempting to receive a stay of removal for a deportation order that dates to the mid-1990s.

Small Plane Crash-Lands In Glendale

Small Plane Crash-Lands In Glendale

No one was seriously injured.

Activists Protest Construction Of 33-Tower High Rise In Fashion District

Activists Protest Construction Of 33-Tower High Rise In Fashion District

The proposed building would be built on 7th Street and Maple Avenue.

ICYMI: What Siskel & Ebert Thought Of 'Pulp Fiction' (In 1994)

ICYMI: What Siskel & Ebert Thought Of 'Pulp Fiction' (In 1994)

Plus, ranking every Wes Anderson character, trouble in 'Rick and Morty' land, 'Riverdale' set to be investigated, and much more!

Fake, Apocalyptic Emergency Alert Takes Over TVs In Orange County

Fake, Apocalyptic Emergency Alert Takes Over TVs In Orange County

"Extremely violent times will come," a voice said.

People Love John Wayne Airport And Hate LAX, According To New Satisfaction Rankings

People Love John Wayne Airport And Hate LAX, According To New Satisfaction Rankings

The J.D Power Rankings place LAX second to last in its list of "mega" airports for customer satisfaction.

Mass Murderer Scott Dekraai Sentenced To Life In Prison

Mass Murderer Scott Dekraai Sentenced To Life In Prison

Dekraai opened fire in a Seal Beach salon in October of 2011, killing eight people.

ICYMI: 'The Price Is Right' Saw A Historic Payday On The Big Wheel

ICYMI: 'The Price Is Right' Saw A Historic Payday On The Big Wheel

Plus, the end of the Dictionary of American English, how to navigate LAX, an explainer on Cardi B.'s fame, and more!

Man Found Beaten To Death In Downtown L.A. Parking Lot

Man Found Beaten To Death In Downtown L.A. Parking Lot

He was found early Friday morning.

Real Estate CEO Gets Bonus Slashed By 25 Percent For Yelling Slurs At Kathy Griffin

Real Estate CEO Gets Bonus Slashed By 25 Percent For Yelling Slurs At Kathy Griffin

KB Home, the homebuilding company, also said that CEO Jeffrey Mezger will be fired if a similar incident happens again.

Cause Of West Hills Home Explosion Remains A Mystery

Cause Of West Hills Home Explosion Remains A Mystery

SoCal Gas said their crews could not detect a natural gas leak.

Ex-Dodger Raul Mondesi Gets 8-Year Prison Term In Dominican Republic For Corruption

Ex-Dodger Raul Mondesi Gets 8-Year Prison Term In Dominican Republic For Corruption

Mondesi was named the National League Rookie of the Year while with the Dodgers.

Hollywood Hills Party Houses Face Misdemeanors For Disrupting Neighborhood

Hollywood Hills Party Houses Face Misdemeanors For Disrupting Neighborhood

The property owners and managers could face between three and eight years in jail if convicted.

Yes, It's Raining, But It Won't Be Staying Long

Yes, It's Raining, But It Won't Be Staying Long

Temperatures should stay cool through the weekend, though.

ICYMI: An Incomplete History Of Art Exhibitions In Bathrooms

ICYMI: An Incomplete History Of Art Exhibitions In Bathrooms

Plus, using WhatsApp for news, interpretations of the new year, and more!

L.A.-Area DACA Recipients Contribute Approximately $5.5 Billion Annually To Economy, Chamber Estimates

L.A.-Area DACA Recipients Contribute Approximately $5.5 Billion Annually To Economy, Chamber Estimates

The greater L.A. area is home to more DACA recipients than any other city.

ICYMI: Words With Friends Adds 'Smize', 'Hangry', 50,000 Other Made-Up Words

ICYMI: Words With Friends Adds 'Smize', 'Hangry', 50,000 Other Made-Up Words

Also, kids don't want to grow up, Howard Stern reads Marilyn Manson's text messages, and much more!

Real Estate CEO Yells Slurs At Kathy Griffin After Bel-Air Noise Complaint

Real Estate CEO Yells Slurs At Kathy Griffin After Bel-Air Noise Complaint

Griffin and KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger are neighbors in Bel-Air.

Will Laguna Beach Clone Its Prized 135-Year Old Tree? Probably Not

Will Laguna Beach Clone Its Prized 135-Year Old Tree? Probably Not

A Laguna Beach City official says drama over the 135-year-old tree is "getting out of hand'.

Body Found In L.A. River In Lincoln Heights

Body Found In L.A. River In Lincoln Heights

It's not currently being investigated as a homicide.

California Suing Over Trump's Planned Border Wall

California Suing Over Trump's Planned Border Wall

"No one gets to ignore the law, not even the president of the United States," Becerra said.

LAPD Seeking Suspect Who Allegedly Vandalized Sikh Temple, Threatened Man Who Filmed Him

LAPD Seeking Suspect Who Allegedly Vandalized Sikh Temple, Threatened Man Who Filmed Him

Authorities said that Artyom Manukyan used a razor to threaten a person who was filming him.

Man Gets 11 Years In Beating Death Of Fox Executive Who Was Having An Affair With His Wife

Man Gets 11 Years In Beating Death Of Fox Executive Who Was Having An Affair With His Wife

The body was later found buried in the Angeles National Forest.

LAUSD President Steps Down From Top Post Amid Criminal Charges, Will Remain On School Board

LAUSD President Steps Down From Top Post Amid Criminal Charges, Will Remain On School Board

Ref Rodriguez was accused of participating in "political money laundering" by repaying donors who'd contributed to a 2015 campaign.

ICYMI: Morrissey Is Now On Twitter

ICYMI: Morrissey Is Now On Twitter

Plus, how a Canadian punk band ended up on the vinyl edition of "Lemonade," Rhode Island will pay its DREAMers' DACA renewal fees, and more!

$4 Million Jury Award To LAPD Officers Who Fatally Shot Autistic Man Overturned By Appeals Court

$4 Million Jury Award To LAPD Officers Who Fatally Shot Autistic Man Overturned By Appeals Court

The two Latino officers had been awarded the large verdict by a jury after alleging that they'd been discriminated against in the wake of the deadly shooting.

Man To Face Charges For Shooting At Deer With Bow And Arrow In Residential Neighborhood

Man To Face Charges For Shooting At Deer With Bow And Arrow In Residential Neighborhood

The man was caught on camera taking aim and shooting at the deer in a Monrovia neighborhood.

Fan Of 'The Americans' Spy TV Show Gets 5 Years In Prison For Attempting To Sell Satellite Secrets

Fan Of 'The Americans' Spy TV Show Gets 5 Years In Prison For Attempting To Sell Satellite Secrets

Authorities also claim he was sending money to a woman who was catfishing him.

Downtown L.A. Vacancy Rate Highest In 17 Years

Downtown L.A. Vacancy Rate Highest In 17 Years

12% of rental units are empty.

California Lawmakers Approve 'Sanctuary State' Bill

California Lawmakers Approve 'Sanctuary State' Bill

The approval comes after weeks of negotiations between Governor Brown and Sen. Kevin de León about the contents of the bill.

ICYMI: California's 'Sanctuary State' Bill Passes State Assembly, Headed To Senate

ICYMI: California's 'Sanctuary State' Bill Passes State Assembly, Headed To Senate

Plus, the new U.S. Poet Laureate's first day on the job, how an alt-weekly scored a game-changing story, Porto's heads to West Covina, and more!

ICYMI: Candice Bergen Dishes On Her College Date With Donald Trump

ICYMI: Candice Bergen Dishes On Her College Date With Donald Trump

Plus, bacteria in space, remembering Grant Hart, Maggie Gyllenhaal's scarf, and much more!

Opponents Of Controversial 'Road Diets' Start Campaign To Recall Councilman Mike Bonin

Opponents Of Controversial 'Road Diets' Start Campaign To Recall Councilman Mike Bonin

A "road diet" in Mar Vista this summer increased traffic times and prompted two lawsuits.

Teacher At Exclusive Brentwood School Pleads Not Guilty To Unlawful Sex With 16-Year-Old Student

Teacher At Exclusive Brentwood School Pleads Not Guilty To Unlawful Sex With 16-Year-Old Student

She is also facing an unrelated drug possession charge after being arrested with ecstasy at Coachella.

Poorly Maintained Restrooms Lower Overall Grades For L.A. Parks

Poorly Maintained Restrooms Lower Overall Grades For L.A. Parks

Authors of the report say that some of the restrooms are "poorly maintained and foul-smelling."

Sheriff's Deputy Arrested, Accused Of Raping Two Female Inmates

Sheriff's Deputy Arrested, Accused Of Raping Two Female Inmates

31-year-old Giancarlo Scotti was arrested Wednesday night.

Junipero Serra Statue Vandalized Outside Santa Barbara Mission

Junipero Serra Statue Vandalized Outside Santa Barbara Mission

Vandals poured red paint on the statue and cut off its head.

ICYMI: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Tried To Get A Government Plane For His Honeymoon

ICYMI: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Tried To Get A Government Plane For His Honeymoon

Plus, Amber Tamblyn vs. James Woods, Harvard-Westlake vs. the neighbors, a "wine shake," and more!

LAUSD Board President Charged With Three Felony Counts Over 'Political Money Laundering'

LAUSD Board President Charged With Three Felony Counts Over 'Political Money Laundering'

Officials say that Refugio Rodriguez was aided by a cousin in the alleged scheme.

Dept. Of Formalities: L.A. Officially Named As Host For 2028 Olympics

Dept. Of Formalities: L.A. Officially Named As Host For 2028 Olympics

L.A. had initially been vying for the 2024 games.

ICYMI: Gay Rights Pioneer Edith Windsor Dies At 88

ICYMI: Gay Rights Pioneer Edith Windsor Dies At 88

Plus, Kid Rock versus the media, good news from the L.A. Unified School District, and much more!

ICYMI: Patty Jenkins Is Officially Back For The Next 'Wonder Woman'

ICYMI: Patty Jenkins Is Officially Back For The Next 'Wonder Woman'

Plus, the Equifax breach, remembering Len Wein, G.E. Smith on that Replacements' performance on 'SNL', and much more!

Report Says LAPD Does A Poor Job Of Supervising Cadet Program

Report Says LAPD Does A Poor Job Of Supervising Cadet Program

The LAPD’s cadet program was mired in controversy earlier this year, when cadets were caught stealing equipment.

L.A. Hit A Low In Homicides This Summer, Matching Figures From 1966

L.A. Hit A Low In Homicides This Summer, Matching Figures From 1966

This comes two years after a particularly alarming spike in homicides.

LAist Is Hiring A Staff Writer

LAist Is Hiring A Staff Writer

LAist is seeking a full-time writer who is comfortable blogging, has solid news judgment and a touch of wit to cover a range of topics, from hard news to arts and food.

This New Law Means You Can Get A $70 Fine For Smoking Pot While Driving Or Riding In A Car

This New Law Means You Can Get A $70 Fine For Smoking Pot While Driving Or Riding In A Car

It was previously illegal to drive while inebriated, but not explicitly illegal to smoke while driving.

L.A. County Approves Official Travel Restrictions To States That Threatened Legal Action Against DACA

L.A. County Approves Official Travel Restrictions To States That Threatened Legal Action Against DACA

L.A. County is home to more DACA recipients than any other county in the nation.

Polish Death Metal Band Arrested In SoCal On Suspicion Of Kidnapping Woman

Polish Death Metal Band Arrested In SoCal On Suspicion Of Kidnapping Woman

The band, Decapitated, was arrested at the Observatory venue in Santa Ana. They’d played the Roxy last week.

[Update: Trip Cancelled] Activists To Protest Mike Pence Appearance In Beverly Hills On Thursday

[Update: Trip Cancelled] Activists To Protest Mike Pence Appearance In Beverly Hills On Thursday

Pence will be hosting a high-dollar fundraiser at the Beverly Hilton.

California Suing Trump Administration Over DACA Repeal

California Suing Trump Administration Over DACA Repeal

More than a quarter of all DACA recipients live in California.

Vice President Mike Pence Cancels Fundraising Trip To California

Vice President Mike Pence Cancels Fundraising Trip To California

He reportedly cancelled because of hurricane recovery efforts.

Public Urged To Steer Clear Of L.A. River Due To High Levels Of Bacteria

Public Urged To Steer Clear Of L.A. River Due To High Levels Of Bacteria

Heal the Bay has been monitoring bacteria levels in the water since 2015, and the levels are currently the highest they've ever measured.

Suspect And His Dog Lead Police On Two-Hour Car Chase

Suspect And His Dog Lead Police On Two-Hour Car Chase

The dog is safely in the custody of the suspect's sister.

Angelenos To Protest DACA Repeal Sunday In MacArthur Park

Angelenos To Protest DACA Repeal Sunday In MacArthur Park

The rally plans to start at 3 p.m. Sunday.

ICYMI: Finding L.A.'s Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants

ICYMI: Finding L.A.'s Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Plus, Cinespia's October lineup, L.A. traffic in 1973, Peter Daou's music career, and more!

ICYMI: Nylon Magazine Is Ending Its Print Publication

ICYMI: Nylon Magazine Is Ending Its Print Publication

Plus, Coates on Trump, MC Hammer at the Staples Center, the implications of Glossier, and more!

University Of California Sues Trump Administration Over DACA Repeal

University Of California Sues Trump Administration Over DACA Repeal

The DACA program was implemented by Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security and current UC President .

LAPD Doesn't Have The Resources To Dust For Fingerprints At Most Burglaries

LAPD Doesn't Have The Resources To Dust For Fingerprints At Most Burglaries

The LAPD had dusted for fingerprints at recent high-profile burglaries at celebrity homes, however.

L.A. Firefighters Who Responded To Harvey In Texas Now Headed To Alabama For Hurricane Irma

L.A. Firefighters Who Responded To Harvey In Texas Now Headed To Alabama For Hurricane Irma

More than 70 members of the Los Angeles Fire Department have been deployed to assist with the efforts.

Angels Flight Has Re-Reopened

Angels Flight Has Re-Reopened

The funicular had temporarily closed for maintenance four days after its splashy reopening.

ICYMI: Bummer, 'Veep' Will End After 7th Season

ICYMI: Bummer, 'Veep' Will End After 7th Season

Plus, George Clooney's text friendship with Barack Obama, the persistence of millennial pink, and so much more!

L.A. Making A Play For Amazon's Second Headquarters

L.A. Making A Play For Amazon's Second Headquarters

Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced plans to bid on Amazon's second U.S. headquarters.

Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In Downtown L.A. Building

Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In Downtown L.A. Building

The shooting happened at the Ronald Reagan State Building.

A Guide To Resources For DACA Recipients In Los Angeles

A Guide To Resources For DACA Recipients In Los Angeles

Where to find legal assistance, answers to FAQs, and more.

County Proposes Official Travel Restrictions To 9 States That Threatened Legal Action On DACA

County Proposes Official Travel Restrictions To 9 States That Threatened Legal Action On DACA

The one-year restriction would only apply to official County business.

ICYMI: My Sister Found Chace Crawford's Lost Dog

ICYMI: My Sister Found Chace Crawford's Lost Dog

Plus, Alexander Hamilton's papers get digitized, Weezer's first music video, and more!

Manson Family Member Leslie Van Houten Granted Parole By State Board

Manson Family Member Leslie Van Houten Granted Parole By State Board

Governor Jerry Brown can still reverse the decision.

Elon Musk Says Quest For A.I. Will Be 'Most Likely Cause Of' World War III

Elon Musk Says Quest For A.I. Will Be 'Most Likely Cause Of' World War III

His comments followed Vladimir Putin's claim that a breakthrough with artificial intelligence will lead to world dominance.

Video: Beachgoers Run For Cover As Sudden 'Microburst' Slams Santa Barbara Area On Sunday

Video: Beachgoers Run For Cover As Sudden 'Microburst' Slams Santa Barbara Area On Sunday

The phenomenon tossed boats and even snapped a flagpole in half.

Where To Rally In Support Of DACA Today In Los Angeles [Updated]

Where To Rally In Support Of DACA Today In Los Angeles [Updated]

The Trump administration announced their plans to end the program on Tuesday morning.

Angels Flight Closed For Maintenance Days After Reopening

Angels Flight Closed For Maintenance Days After Reopening

The railway is temporarily closed for maintenance.

Body Found In L.A. Riverbed Near Los Feliz

Body Found In L.A. Riverbed Near Los Feliz

The LAPD is currently investigating.

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