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- L.A. County sheriff would back ‘sensible’ plan to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants
But Lee Baca said that such licenses should only be issued after illegal immigrants fill out comprehensive applications. This week, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck came out in favor of licenses for illegal immigrants, saying it would reduce hit-and-run accidents.
L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca said he would get behind a “sensible” plan to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants who have been in the country for several years without breaking any other laws.
- Tired of the Los Angeles parking ticket runaround
A chorus of complaints about the city bureau that handles parking violations is circulating around town and springing up on the Web. Critics cite the appeal process and a lack of transparency.
“You’re not going to believe what happened last night,” Jeff Galfer said as he opened the door to his Atwater Village apartment. “I got another ticket.”
- San Francisco firefighters cling to wooden ladders
The department relies on three men who make and repair ladders dating to 1918, saying they are safer and more durable than metal.
Reporting from San Francisco — Jerry Lee ran his battered hand along the side beam of a 35-foot extension ladder.
- Panel passes L.A. City Council redistricting plan
The L.A. Redistricting Commission voted 16 to 5 to approve new maps. But some members called the process of creating new districts ‘ugly’ and ‘dysfunctional.’
A plan to redraw Los Angeles City Council districts has won approval from a special redistricting commission, with panel members disparaging the five-month public process as ugly, dysfunctional and sad.
- Lucky Opening in the Arts District
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – With more than 200 stylish, denim-clademployees looking on, Lucky Brand jeans this morning held a grandopening for its new Arts District headquarters.
- Eighty Trees to be Planted in Chinatown
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Cathay Bank will be making things alittle shady in Chinatown, but in a good way. The bank, whichfocuses on serving the Chinese American community, is turning 50this year and
- Bringing Back the Building: The Latest Information on 70 Downtown Projects
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – The lull, the economic downturn, therecession — whatever you want to call it, it was a severe pain for,among many others, those in the development and real estateworlds.
- Dazzling in Their Districts: The Standout Projects From 2011
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Mention the word“project” and most people in Downtown Los Angeles envision aconstruction site, with hordes of hard-hatted workers prepping theCentral City’s next housing or o
- The Highs and Lows of Gas Prices
Israel Valenzuela bought gas on Thursday for $5.21 a gallon, then realized he could have bought it for $1 cheaper across the street. Jacob Rascon heads out in search of the highest and lowest gas prices in Los…
- Police Pursuit Ends With Gunshots
A police pursuit that wound through busy Hollywood streets Thursday night ended when police fired multiple shots into the suspect’s vehicle parked in a gas station parking lot.
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- Teacher Accused of Sex Crime With Student
A female teacher at Roosevelt High School has been arrested in connection with having an inappropriate relationship with two students.
- Umipig’s 3-Pointer With 13 Seconds Left Helps Fullerton Beat Pacific
Isiah Umipig scored a game-high 19 points, including the deciding 3-pointer with 13 seconds to play, leading Cal State Fullerton to a 69-68 victory over Pacific on Thursday night.
- Thunder Drop Lakers To Head Into All-Star Break
Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook added 19 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-85 Thursday night to head into the All-Star break tied for the league’s best record.
- Off-Duty Parole Agent Shot During Attempted Robbery At Barbershop
Authorities say an off-duty parole agent was shot and wounded during an attempted robbery at a barber shop in South Los Angeles.
- Police Shoot Armed Carjacking Suspect At Gas Station In Koreatown
Authorities opened fire on an armed carjacking suspect after chasing him on Hollywood and Los Angeles surface streets.
- Vigil Held For Grandmother Killed By Gang Gunfire In Inglewood
The family and friends of a murder victim gathered for a prayer vigil Thursday night at Rogers Park.
- Fogg’s Double-Double Leads Wildcats Past USC
Kyle Fogg had 16 points and a career-best 12 rebounds, and Arizona overcame a slow start to beat USC 70-54 on Thursday night.