Nancy Oda's parents had an expression whenever she brought up her family's imprisonment behind barbed wire during World War II. "They said 'shikata ga nai—' it can't be helped," recalls Oda.
Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of $400,000 worth of art taken from a Malibu property associated with deceased philanthropist Sam Simon, a former producer of "The Simpsons."
The raised red hand flashes as Eduardo Lopez darts into the crosswalk outside L.A.'s 7th Street Metro station.
Los Angeles garbage truck drivers, traffic officers, tree trimmers, engineers and typists are among 10,000 city workers who gave authorization Friday night to walk off the job to protest a proposed contract that offers no raises and requires them to chip in for healthcare premiums.
Shark sightings off the coast of San Clemente has shut down a beach at least through noon Saturday, officials said.
A Los Angeles city crackdown has prompted more than 500 medical marijuana shops to close down in less than two years, City Atty. Mike Feuer is scheduled to announce Thursday.
Angered by stalled contract negotiations, at least 10,000 Los Angeles city workers will decide whether to strike, a move that could potentially paralyze basic city services such as garbage collection, sewer maintenance and transportation.
Dozens of workers from at least two Los Angeles city departments called in sick Wednesday in a job action apparently intended to register unhappiness with labor contract negotiations, officials said.