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Where to Cool Off in Sherman Oaks

Where to Cool Off in Sherman Oaks

A chilled senior center, library or park facility is waiting for you.

City Pilots Program to Give Vandals Neighborhood Justice Instead of Jail

Starting in the Valley, a mediator and volunteer panel made up of people from the community will decide how the crimes should be addressed.
Bid to Split California into 6 States Fails to Qualify for Ballot

Bid to Split California into 6 States Fails to Qualify for Ballot

Venture capitalist Tim Draper isn't ready to give up, though.
Heat Wave Sends Temperatures 15-20 Degrees Above Normal

Heat Wave Sends Temperatures 15-20 Degrees Above Normal

Saturday will be worse and Sunday will be even worse than that.
LAPD Rank-and-File at an Impasse with Management over Salary

LAPD Rank-and-File at an Impasse with Management over Salary

A union statement acknowledges the move is "highly unusual" but blames the city for a “lack of good faith bargaining.”
PHOTOS: Sherman Oaks Remembers 9/11

PHOTOS: Sherman Oaks Remembers 9/11

A gathering of local firefighters, community members and even a retired firefighter from New York gathered together today.
Poor Road Conditions Are Costing You

Poor Road Conditions Are Costing You

Poor road and bridge conditions in the state cost drivers a total of $44 billion a year across the state, but roadways in L.A. are the worst
California Economy: Steady but Unremarkable Growth in the Months Ahead, Forecast Says

California Economy: Steady but Unremarkable Growth in the Months Ahead, Forecast Says

The recovery is "painfully plodding," and the state is still performing below its potential in employment and output, according to UCLA.
It's Only Just Begun to Get Hot

It's Only Just Begun to Get Hot

More scorching weather is heading to the Southland this weekend, with triple-digit heat anticipated in some areas.
DWP Bringing Back Saturday Customer Service Hours for Next 4 Weeks

DWP Bringing Back Saturday Customer Service Hours for Next 4 Weeks

Customer service representatives will take payments, process service requests, answer billing questions and resolve any billing problems.
'Yes Means Yes' Bill Headed to Governor's Desk

'Yes Means Yes' Bill Headed to Governor's Desk

The governor has until Sept. 30 to veto the bill or sign it.
Fingerprint Analysis in LAPD Backlogged, Delaying Cases

Fingerprint Analysis in LAPD Backlogged, Delaying Cases

The backlog has more than doubled in the last two years. Victims of thousands of burglaries, thefts and other property crimes wait.
L.A. City Councilmen Urge Feds to End Ban on Blood Donated by Men who Had Sex with Other Men

L.A. City Councilmen Urge Feds to End Ban on Blood Donated by Men who Had Sex with Other Men

The restriction was put in place in 1983 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration when there was no way of testing for HIV in blood or plasm
DA Urges 180-Day Jail Term for Former Los Angeles City Councilman

DA Urges 180-Day Jail Term for Former Los Angeles City Councilman

Richard Alarcon is due back in court Wednesday.
Fire Department Giving Away Smoke Detectors, Did You Get Yours?

Fire Department Giving Away Smoke Detectors, Did You Get Yours?

Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas wants to educate more Angelenos about fire safety.
Water Main Break in Valley Prompts Evacuation

Water Main Break in Valley Prompts Evacuation

PHOTOS: No injuries are reported.
4th Biennial Civic Action Conference at the Skirball Cultural Center Planned for Nov. 2

4th Biennial Civic Action Conference at the Skirball Cultural Center Planned for Nov. 2

30 Years After is honoring Rep. Howard Berman, Rep. Henry Waxman and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
New Law Will Change the Way You Drive Around Cyclists

New Law Will Change the Way You Drive Around Cyclists

Starting Sept. 16, a new law seeks to keep cyclists, young and old, safe on the road.
Two Valley Retired LAPD Officers Awarded $1 Million in Retaliation Lawsuit

Two Valley Retired LAPD Officers Awarded $1 Million in Retaliation Lawsuit

Loren Farell -- who surived the 1997 North Hollywood shootout -- and Juan Baello reported alleged misconduct, then forced into retirement.
L.A.'s Credit Rating Improves, Makes Borrowing Money Cheaper

L.A.'s Credit Rating Improves, Makes Borrowing Money Cheaper

The agency’s revision of the city’s bonds outlook is recognition of the city’s “prudent budgeting," says Mayor Eric Garcetti.