Sifting Through the Train Thefts of Los Angeles

A Union Pacific rail hub is strewn with the castoffs from goods looted from train cars that dip below street level. The company put losses, claims and damages at about $5 million.

#california, #los-angeles-calif, #railroads, #robberies-and-thefts, #union-pacific-corporation

Pete Wells and Tejal Rao on Dining Indoors

Our New York and Los Angeles critics discuss Covid precautions, testing and dining-room anxiety.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

L.A.P.D. Officers Who Ignored Robbery to Play Pokémon Go Lose Appeal

Two Los Angeles police officers were fired after an investigation found they had pretended not to hear a radio call for help as they played the augmented-reality game.

#augmented-reality-computers, #los-angeles-calif, #mobile-applications, #pokemon-fictional-characters, #pokemon-go-video-game, #police-department-los-angeles-calif

Despite Omicron, Los Angeles Students Are Returning to Class

All staff members and students, vaccinated or not, must be tested for the coronavirus before returning to public school campuses.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-unified-school-district, #tests-medical

Robert Durst’s Death Comes With a Bizarre Legal Twist

Mr. Durst’s murder conviction in California could be vacated because he died while an appeal was pending. A murder charge in New York appears to be moot.

#berman-susan-1945-2000, #durst-kathleen-a, #durst-robert-a, #los-angeles-calif, #manhattan-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rocah-mimi-e

Crashed Pilot Is Pulled to Safety Seconds Before Train Plows Through

Los Angeles police officers pulled the pilot of a small plane away from the tracks moments before a train smashed into it at high speed.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #los-angeles-calif, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #rescues

To Boldly Explore the Jewish Roots of ‘Star Trek’

An exhibition at a Jewish cultural center has plenty of artifacts to delight Trekkies — but it also notes the Jewish origins of the Vulcan salute.

#jews-and-judaism, #los-angeles-calif, #museum-of-pop-culture, #museums, #nimoy-adam-1956, #nimoy-leonard, #roddenberry-gene, #skirball-cultural-center, #star-trek-tv-program, #television

Los Angeles Is the Sprawling Sushi Capital of the US

Few locales outside Japan can equal the variety, skill and creativity served at the city’s countless sushi counters.

#japanese-food-cuisine, #kiriko-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #los-angeles-calif, #matsuhisa-nobu, #morihiro-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #n-naka-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #nobu, #nobu-malibu-malibu-calif-restaurant, #restaurants, #shunji-santa-monica-calif-restaurant, #sushi

Boldface Names Give Los Angeles a New Cultural Center

An OMA-designed pavilion at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple was helped along by Eli Broad. It houses Wallis Annenberg’s GenSpace, a center for older people.

#annenberg-foundation, #annenberg-wallis, #architecture, #broad-eli, #content-type-personal-profile, #elderly, #genspace-los-angeles-calif, #irmas-audrey-pavillion-los-angeles-calif, #koolhaas-rem, #leder-steven-z, #los-angeles-calif, #oma-office-for-metropolitan-architecture, #philanthropy, #shigematsu-shohei, #synagogues, #wilshire-boulevard-temple-los-angeles-calif

Beaches Closed After 7 Million Gallons of Sewage Spill in Los Angeles County

Officials contained the spill on Friday but were still working to repair a sewer main that collapsed, leading to the release of untreated sewage into the Dominguez Channel.

#beaches, #dominguez-channel-calif, #environment, #hahn-janice-k, #los-angeles-calif, #sewers-and-sewage, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

The Pricey California Market? In 2021, It Got Pricier.

Home prices in the state far outpaced the national average, with outlying suburbs and smaller metro areas seeing the most significant increases.

#california, #east-bay-san-francisco-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #montecito-calif, #oakland-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #riverside-calif, #sacramento-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

Officer Whose Bullet Killed a 14-Year-Old Girl Wanted to ‘Change’ the Police

As an L.A.P.D. officer, William Jones Jr. said he wanted the public “not to be scared of us.” He is now under investigation for a shooting that killed Valentina Orellana Peralta and an unarmed assault suspect.

#california, #lopez-daniel-elena, #los-angeles-calif, #orellana-peralta-valentina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #university-of-louisville

Are Apple AirTags Being Used to Track People and Steal Cars?

Privacy groups sounded alarms about the coin-sized location-tracking devices when they were introduced. Now people are concerned those fears are being realized.

#airtags, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #electronic-frontier-foundation, #iphone, #los-angeles-calif, #privacy, #stalking-crime, #turo-inc

Teen Girl Shot By Police Was Seeking New Life, Family Says

The family of Valentina Orellana-Peralta described the terrifying moments before the 14-year-old girl, who had recently moved to Los Angeles from Chile, was killed by a stray bullet fired by a police officer.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garcetti-eric-m, #los-angeles-calif, #orellana-peralta-valentina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #police-reform

Video Shows Chaos and Violence at Scene of Los Angeles Police Shooting

Body camera and surveillance footage shows a man attacking holiday shoppers before police officers opened fire, killing him and a 14-year-old girl who was in a dressing room.

#breed-london, #garcetti-eric-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-police-protective-league, #newsom-gavin, #orellana-peralta-valentina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

Video Shows Chaos and Violence at Scene of 14-Year-Old Girl’s Death

Body camera and surveillance footage shows a man attacking holiday shoppers before police officers opened fire, killing him and a 14-year-old girl who was in a dressing room.

#breed-london, #garcetti-eric-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-police-protective-league, #newsom-gavin, #orellana-peralta-valentina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

From a Burger King to a Concert Hall, With Help From Frank Gehry

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s ambitious new home for its youth orchestra is the latest sign of the changing fortunes of Inglewood.

#acoustics, #architecture, #beckmen-judith-and-thomas-l-yola-center, #california, #classical-music, #disney-walt-concert-hall, #dudamel-gustavo, #el-sistema, #gehry-frank, #inglewood-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-philharmonic, #restoration-and-renovation, #smith-chad-music-executive, #stadiums-and-arenas

Helping to Reveal a Still-Shuttered World

Our weekly photo essay series offered readers a glimpse of distant places and cultures that, for a second straight year, remained largely inaccessible.

#alaska, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #brazil, #england, #glaciers, #global-warming, #greece, #greenland, #hebrides-islands-great-britain, #immigration-and-emigration, #india, #los-angeles-calif, #mongolia, #oaxaca-mexico, #papua-new-guinea, #photography, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #st-kilda-scotland, #travel-and-vacations, #ussr-former-soviet-union

Girl, 14, Is Identified in Fatal Police Shooting at Los Angeles Dressing Room

The police said they expected to release more details on Monday about the shooting, which happened after officers responded to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon at a clothing store.

#daniel-elena-lopez, #los-angeles-calif, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #valentina-orellana-peralta

Daniel Sturridge Ordered to Pay $30,000 to Man Who Returned His Dog

Daniel Sturridge lost his Pomeranian in a 2019 break-in. A man who returned the dog sued for breach of contract after Mr. Sturridge reneged on a promised reward, according to court records.

#daniel-sturridge, #dogs, #foster-washington, #los-angeles-calif, #lucci, #pomeranian, #robberies-and-thefts, #soccer, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Officers Fire at Suspect in Store and a Bullet Kills a Girl in a Dressing Room

The suspect was killed and a shot pierced a wall during the confrontation at a clothing store in Los Angeles, fatally striking a 14-year-old, the police said.

#burlington-coat-factory, #deaths-fatalities, #los-angeles-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif

Drakeo the Ruler Fatally Stabbed at Los Angeles Concert

The rapper, whose real name was Darrell Caldwell, was to perform at a festival on Saturday night when he was fatally stabbed during an altercation, officials said.

#drakeo-the-ruler-rapper, #los-angeles-calif, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop

Why Los Angeles Delayed Enforcing Its Student Vaccine Mandate

As the deadline for compliance approached, the school board faced a difficult question: What would happen to the tens of thousands of students who were still not vaccinated?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-calif, #school-boards, #vaccination-and-immunization

L.A. Schools Postpone Vaccine Mandate for Students Until Fall 2022

The mandate would have required students 12 and over to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 10 or switch to online learning. Now, unvaccinated students will have to be tested frequently starring in January.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-unified-school-district, #vaccination-and-immunization

Chloe Kim Is Grown Up and Ready for the Olympic Spotlight

Everyone seemed to love Chloe Kim when she was a snowboarding prodigy on her way to an Olympic gold medal. When she saw the downside of fame, she stepped back and built a life beyond the halfpipe.

#beijing-china, #content-type-personal-profile, #los-angeles-calif, #olympic-games-2018, #olympic-games-2022, #pyeongchang-south-korea, #snowboarding, #togethxr-axm-llc, #x-games

Robberies. Drought. Tent Camps. Los Angeles’s Next Mayor Faces a Litany of Crises.

The city’s unease could prove pivotal next year, when Los Angeles will elect a new mayor in a contest that civic leaders say will have the highest stakes in decades.

#bass-karen-ruth, #caruso-rick-j, #de-leon-kevin, #elections-mayors, #garcetti-eric-m, #los-angeles-calif

In Bakersfield, Many Find a California They Can Afford

Known for both oil and agriculture, the “Texas of California” rises in population as city dwellers seek backyards and shorter commutes.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bakersfield-calif, #brookings-institution, #california-state-university, #fresno-calif, #irvine-calif, #kern-county-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas, #valadao-david-g

The Game Awards Returns With Glitz and an Industry Asserting Its Muscle

On Thursday night, the video game industry held its big awards event, which is quickly becoming as important — and as long — as certain other entertainment occasions.

#activision-blizzard-inc, #arnett-will, #burd-david-lil-dicky-1988, #carrey-jim, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #electronic-arts-inc, #imagine-dragons-music-group, #keighley-geoff, #los-angeles-calif, #microsoft-corp, #sting-1951, #wen-ming-na

Helping the Homeless

Why it’s so difficult to find viable solutions for California’s homelessness crisis.

#homeless-persons, #hope-of-the-valley-rescue-mission, #internal-sub-only-nl, #los-angeles-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #tiny-homes

How to Create a Black Space in a Gentrifying Neighborhood

Thoughts I had as I watched a white couple browsing books.

#black-people, #bruces-beach-manhattan-beach-calif, #gentrification, #inglewood-calif, #libraries-and-librarians, #los-angeles-calif, #manhattan-beach-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Tiny Homes for the Homeless

Do these shelters help those living on the streets or just offer political cover?

#california, #chico-calif, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #los-angeles-calif, #nonprofit-organizations, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #tiny-home

Mothers of Reinvention: The Lab Pivots as Studios Close

In a strategic feat of survival, the Lab, a Los Angeles dance studio stalwart, has transformed itself into a creative agency and “lifestyle brand.”

#calkins-carrie, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #lab-the-dance-co, #lalau-sienna, #los-angeles-calif, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ramirez-valerie-entrepreneur

Planned Parenthood Says Hacker Compromised Information for 400,000 Patients

The group’s Los Angeles affiliate said it did not know who was responsible for the ransomware attack and did not believe any information had been used for “fraudulent purposes.”

#abortion, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #los-angeles-calif, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america

Bob Blitz Held the NFL to Task Over the Rams’ Relocation

How an N.F.L. insider turned into St. Louis’s best weapon against the league in the battle over the Rams’ relocation.

#blitz-bob-attorney, #content-type-personal-profile, #football, #goodell-roger, #inglewood-calif, #kroenke-stan, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-rams, #national-football-league, #nixon-jay, #relocation-of-business, #st-louis-mo, #stadiums-and-arenas, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Andrea Bowers: Her Activism Animates Her Art

A studio visit with one of America’s foremost political artists on her remarkable journey and breakthrough career-survey in Chicago.

#metoo-movement, #art, #art-basel-festival, #bowers-andrea-1965, #california-institute-of-the-arts, #chicago-museum-of-contemporary-art, #content-type-personal-profile, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gaines-charles, #los-angeles-calif, #museums, #ramirez-marcos-erre-1961, #women-and-girls

Alice Waters Helps a Museum Cater to the Tastes of Art Lovers

A new restaurant at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is the latest effort to try to reach visitors’ hearts through their stomachs.

#academy-museum-of-motion-pictures, #asian-art-museum, #berkeley-calif, #boba-guys-inc, #california, #chefs, #chez-panisse-berkeley-calif-restaurant, #culture-arts, #hammer-museum, #los-angeles-calif, #lulu-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #meyer-danny, #modern-the-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #museums, #philbin-ann, #restaurants, #tinterow-gary, #waters-alice

Who Is Carissa Schumacher?

Carissa Schumacher channels the dead for her A-list celebrity clients.But most days, she’s in the forest.

#actors-and-actresses, #aniston-jennifer, #content-type-personal-profile, #los-angeles-calif, #mara-rooney, #pitt-brad, #psychics-and-fortune-tellers

Cultivating Art, Not Argument, at a Los Angeles Law Office

Their office-tower studios could not be less bohemian, but the artists in residence at a law firm’s offices in California say the spaces spur creativity nonetheless.

#art, #casals-gonzalo, #creativity, #cultural-affairs-department, #legal-profession, #len-sto-artist, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-city, #quinn-john-b-1951, #ramirez-edgar, #segal-molly-1983, #ukeles-mierle-laderman, #waste-materials-and-disposal

A Collector Who Fills His Los Angeles Home With Carefully Sourced Clutter

Jonathan Pessin has stuffed his apartment with the fruits of his obsessive search for the “best, weirdest version” of seemingly everything.

#art, #collectors-and-collections, #content-type-personal-profile, #flea-markets, #furniture, #holiday-issue-2021, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lofts, #los-angeles-calif, #loughlin-robert, #pessin-jonathan, #sculpture

Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton and Others Hit in California Burglaries

“Their plan was to overwhelm us,” Chief Bill Scott of the San Francisco police said after about a dozen stores were stolen from in one night.

#beverly-hills-calif, #bloomingdales, #burberry, #california, #fendi-spa, #hayward-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #louis-vuitton, #lululemon-athletica-inc, #nordstrom-inc, #oak-brook-ill, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #robberies-and-thefts, #shoplifting-and-employee-theft-retail, #shopping-and-retail, #walnut-creek-calif

NFL to Settle Lawsuit Over Rams’ Departure for $790 Million

Rams owner Stanley Kroenke is expected to pay the entire amount, ending the four-year court battle over the team’s move to Los Angeles in 2016.

#football, #kroenke-stan, #las-vegas-raiders, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-chargers, #los-angeles-rams, #national-football-league, #nixon-jay, #st-louis-mo, #stadiums-and-arenas, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Why Crypto.com Is Putting Its Name on the Staples Center

What’s Crypto.com, which is paying $700 million for the naming rights to the sports venue?

#advertising-and-marketing, #anschutz-entertainment-group, #bitcoin-currency, #computers-and-the-internet, #crypto-com, #entrepreneurship, #kris-marszalek, #los-angeles-calif, #stadiums-and-arenas, #staples-center, #virtual-currency

The Supply-Chain Crisis Is a Labor Crisis

Governments around the world have failed transport workers. But it’s not too late to help them.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #vaccination-and-immunization

L.A.’s Staples Center will be renamed Crypto.com Arena.

The rebranding, which will take effect on Christmas Day, is the latest example of a company at the center of a technology boom paying to rename a well-known sports arena.

#los-angeles-calif, #names-organizational, #stadiums-and-arenas, #staples-center

Hollywood Crew Union Narrowly Ratifies Its Contracts With Studios

The margin was perilously narrow, with many International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees members viewing the pact as toothless in terms of preventing long working hours.

#collective-bargaining, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #organized-labor, #rust-movie, #wages-and-salaries, #working-hours

Adele’s White Pantsuit in Her Oprah Interview Sent A Powerful Message

The gown Adele wore for her ‘One Night Only’ concert was fit for a diva, but the white pantsuit she wore for her Oprah interview made an even stronger statement.

#adele-singer, #fashion-and-apparel, #los-angeles-calif, #rogers-christopher-john, #suits-apparel, #winfrey-oprah, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-fashion

St. John Bosco and Mater Dei Look a Lot Like Division I Programs

St. John Bosco and Mater Dei, 24 miles apart in Southern California, don’t just funnel players to the top college teams. Increasingly, they resemble them.

#draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #los-angeles-calif

Who Is Sam Asghari, Britney Spears’s Boyfriend?

Sam Asghari, the pop star’s fiancé, is working on his own path to fame in a year that has thrust him into the spotlight.

#content-type-personal-profile, #iran, #los-angeles-calif, #spears-britney, #stunts-and-stuntmen

Hindu Sect, BAPS, Accused of Using Forced Labor at Temples Across U.S.

BAPS, a prominent sect, faces accusations of exploiting low-caste laborers from India to run massive temples around the country.

#atlanta-ga, #bharatiya-janata-party, #bochasanwasi-akshar-purushottam-swaminarayan-sanstha-baps, #caste-systems, #chicago-ill, #fishman-paul-j, #foreign-workers, #houston-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #new-jersey, #paid-time-off, #politics-and-government, #robbinsville-nj, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #temples-religious, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

‘We Had Their Baby, and They Had Our Baby’: Couple Sues Over Embryo ‘Mix-Up’

Daphna and Alexander Cardinale, the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against a Los Angeles-area fertility clinic, say they endured a painful custody exchange after DNA testing.

#california-center-for-reproductive-health, #cardinale-alexander, #cardinale-daphna, #in-vitro-fertilization, #los-angeles-calif, #malpractice, #mor-eliran, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #suits-and-litigation-civil