Judge approves $230M settlement in California oil spill case

Judge approves 0M settlement in California oil spill case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has approved a $230 million lawsuit settlement by the owners of a pipeline that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean off California in 2015, lawyers announced Thursday. A federal judge in Los Angeles gave final approval on Tuesday to a settlement of a class-action suit that … Read more

Here’s some of the Halloween Haunts in SoCal

Here’s some of the Halloween Haunts in SoCal

BUENA PARK, Calif. — With Halloween approaching, it’s time to get your scare on. The costumed monsters, ghosts and witches are back, and so are the abundant number of haunted houses and jump scare events this Halloween season.  What You Need To Know There are several Halloween haunts across Southern California this year NBA hall of … Read more

Free Business Builder program bridges the digital divide

Free Business Builder program bridges the digital divide

LOS ANGELES — The ThinkWatts Foundation created the Business Builder program to help small companies navigate the new digital landscape with courses in credit building, business bookkeeping, cybersecurity, data analytics and more. The owner of Blacker The Berry Juicery took part in the education series last year and said he learned valuable skills to be … Read more

Inside the restaurants at the LA Times Night Market

Inside the restaurants at the LA Times Night Market

Good barbecue requires time and patience. Burt Bakman spent nearly 10 years perfecting a barbecue smoking technique in his Studio City backyard. Now, he’s the pit master behind the LA hit restaurant SLAB. We caught up with the chef in the LA Times kitchen — to show us how he puts his own spin on Texas … Read more

Jimmy Kimmel signs 3-year extension for ABC late-night show

Jimmy Kimmel signs 3-year extension for ABC late-night show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel celebrated his 20th anniversary as ABC’s late-night host early, signing a three-year contract extension for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “After two decades at ABC, I am now looking forward to three years of what they call ‘quiet quitting,’” Kimmel quipped in a statement Tuesday. His show debuted in January 2003, and the … Read more

LA Council members seek audit of previous counts

LA Council members seek audit of previous counts

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Some City Council members are calling for options to have a third party conduct a count of Los Angeles’ unhoused population and a multi-year audit of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s previous counts, according to two motions filed Tuesday. LAHSA has conducted point-in-time homeless counts every year since 2015 — with the … Read more

AG Rob Bonta takes control of Supervisor Kuehl investigation

AG Rob Bonta takes control of Supervisor Kuehl investigation

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The state Attorney General’s Office Tuesday seized control of a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigation into allegations of political corruption against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and county Supervisor Sheila Kuehl over contracts awarded to a nonprofit organization run by one of Kuehl’s closest friends. What You Need To Know The … Read more

LA Council approves contract to create new transit shelters

LA Council approves contract to create new transit shelters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council approved a contract for the city’s Street Transit Amenities Program Tuesday that aims to install 3,000 transit-stop shelters and 450 additional shade structures across the city. What You Need To Know The shelters would also include digital signage indicating arrival times for buses The 10-year agreement also … Read more

LA COVID hospitalizations falling; Ferrer urges boosters

LA COVID hospitalizations falling; Ferrer urges boosters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Amid falling COVID-19 numbers, Los Angeles County’s public health director Friday expressed optimism the region will avoid another winter surge like those that resulted in rampant infections and hospitalizations the past two years. Pointing to the availability of a COVID vaccine booster specifically engineered to attack the highly infectious BA.4 and … Read more

Latest heat wave poses challenges for landscapers

Latest heat wave poses challenges for landscapers

SILVER LAKE, Calif. — In a backyard in Silver Lake, local landscape architect Vanessa Rutter and her crew from Foundation Design are pulling out plants scorched by the recent summer heat wave. “Anytime you’re planting in high heat, even for drought-tolerant and native plants, they need a transition period to establish,” Rutter said. She’s seen growing demand … Read more