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Elon Musk Comes Up With Hats For His Tunnel Project

Elon Musk posted a hat via Twitter showing off his tunnel project's logo. This signals that the CEO is serious about building a tunnel underneath Los Angeles.

Earth/Environment March 9, 2017

Not La La Land After All: Los Angeles Is World’s Most Traffic-Congested City

Los Angeles has emerged in a global traffic scorecard as the city with the worst traffic congestion in the world. Find out about other U.S. cities in the top 10, and what likely fueled traffic congestion in these places.

Public Health February 21, 2017

Chevrolet Bolt EV Heading To LA For Its Ride-Hailing Debut With Maven

General Motors announced that Maven will now include the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The company revealed that it is introducing the Bolt in its ride-hailing service to reduce emission and traffic congestion.

Car Tech February 17, 2017

Here's How Elon Musk Is Helping To Solve Los Angeles Traffic Problems

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is undoubtedly frustrated over Los Angeles' traffic situation. Here are the ways in which the great innovator helps improve L.A. traffic.

FEATURE February 12, 2017

Elon Musk Serious About Building A Tunnel Under Los Angeles To Cut Traffic

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has revealed that his tunnel building plan to reduce traffic in Los Angeles is making progress. He plans to begin digging in a month’s time.

Life & Style January 26, 2017

Los Angeles Valley College Pays $28,000 Ransom To Cyberattackers In Bitcoin

The Los Angeles Valley College came under a cyberattack and ended up paying a ransom of $28,000 to the hackers. The college received the decryption key only after the payment was made through Bitcoin.

Security January 15, 2017

That's Not Really Halibut: Almost Half Of Sushi Served In LA Restaurants Mislabeled

A four-year study found that 47 percent of sushi served at 26 restaurants in Los Angles from 2012 to 2015 was mislabeled. The study also suggests that environmental regulations governing endangered species have also been violated.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Waze Launches New Routing Feature So Nervous Drivers Don’t Have To Do The Thing They Hate

Waze launched a new routing feature for Los Angeles drivers that eliminates the need to make turns at 'difficult intersections.'

Apps/Software June 17, 2016

LAPD Selects BMW i3 Over Tesla Model S For New Electric Car Fleet: Here's Why

The LAPD has chosen to add 100 BMW i3 units to its electric car fleet and not the Tesla Model S for a few reasons.

Car Tech June 9, 2016

Cargo Ship In Port Of Los Angeles Leaks Unknown Amount Of Suspected Fuel

A cargo ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles leaked an unknown substance into the water. The amount of the substance, suspected to be fuel that was leaked has not yet been determined, but cleanup operations are now ongoing.

Business March 14, 2016

Uber-Like Ride-Booking Startup HopSkipDrive Gets $10.2 Million Investment: Safer Rides For Kids

HopSkipDrive closed a $10.2 million Series A funding with venture capital firms UpFront Ventures and FirstMark Capital as lead investors. Based in Los Angeles, the company plans to expand its service to reach more families within the state and even beyond.

Business January 27, 2016

'The Walking Dead VR' And More Coming To Starbreeze StarCade Virtual Reality Arcade In Los Angeles

Starbreeze announced the establishment of a virtual reality arcade in Los Angeles that will be powered by its StarVR headset. Slated to open in either spring or summer, VR enthusiasts can expect to experience virtual reality in a real premium setting with StarCade.

Society January 25, 2016

New York, Los Angeles Schools React Differently After Receiving Similar Terrorist Threats Via Email

Los Angeles officials immediately suspended classes on Dec. 15 following a terrorist threat received through email. On the other hand, New York, which received a similar scare, initiated an investigation and announced the threat was a hoax.

Society December 16, 2015

Amazon Prime Now Announces Restaurant Delivery In Austin

With the service being introduced in the city, Austin customers can enjoy everything from the Boteco ATX Brazilian food truck to Southside Flying Pizza and Terry Black's Barbeque all delivered in one hour.

Apps/Software December 15, 2015

California Voters To Decide Whether Or Not Actors Should Wear Condoms In Porn Films

People in California will soon vote on the fate of a referendum that would require adult film actors to wear condoms during explicit sex scenes. The new measure, which was designed to provide protection for adult film performers from sexually transmitted diseases, has qualified for a ballot initiative set for November 2016.

LIFE November 6, 2015

Los Angeles To Deploy 100 Street Lamps Equipped With Philips Small Cells To Bring 4G LTE To The Streets

Los Angeles is rolling out 100 Philips SmartPoles, extraordinary street lights fitted with Ericsson 4G LTE wireless technology. The City of Angels moves closer to a networked metropolis.

Internet November 6, 2015

Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake 99 Percent Likely To Strike Los Angeles Within Next Three Years: NASA Researchers

NASA researchers said the likelihood of a 5.0 earthquake striking Los Angeles over the next three years is almost 100 percent. USGS seismologists said the figure is too high but placed the odds at 85 percent.

Animals October 21, 2015

Backyard Beekeeping May Soon Be Legal In Los Angeles

Lawmakers in Los Angeles voted to make backyard beekeeping legal in the city. Concerns over the declining population of bees have prompted a growing number of residents to maintain their own hives.

Earth/Environment September 4, 2015

Los Angeles City Council Allows uberX And Lyft Pickups At LAX

UberX and Lyft drivers, previously only allowed to drop off passengers at the Los Angeles International Airport, can now also pick up passengers at LAX.

Business August 26, 2015

Collapsing Trees In California Raises Concerns About Drought And Public Safety

There’s no escaping California’s drought problem. Now trees are collapsing, raising concerns over how much the lack of water is affecting public safety.

Earth/Environment August 5, 2015

Los Angeles Joins List Of US Cities With $15 Minimum Wage

The Los Angeles City Council has approved the increase in the city’s minimum salary to $15 by 2020. Los Angeles would be the latest among cities that will gradually increase their minimum wage in phases.

Society May 21, 2015

LAPD Warns Pet Lovers: Dognappers Prowl Around Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department has warned the public about a new scam of fake officers taking away dogs from their owners.

Internet Culture April 24, 2015

Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area Should Be Enlarged, Says NPS

The National Park Service suggests the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area should be expanded. The additional area will be used for more recreation spots and for environmental protection.

Society April 16, 2015

30 New Species Discovered In LA During Urban Biodiversity Survey

Scientists discover 30 new species of insects in Los Angeles. Scientists are baffled to find so many species at one place all at once.

Animals March 27, 2015

Santa Barbara County Resident Transported To LA For Ebola Monitoring

A resident from the Santa Barbara County has been moved to a hospital in Los Angeles for close monitoring after the individual manifested symptoms while under observation after arriving from West Africa.

LIFE March 23, 2015

L.A. Tried A Fast Food Ban, But It Only Increased Obesity: Why Didn't It Work?

Restrictions on development of fast food restaurants in Los Angeles did not lower obesity rates. What went wrong?

LIFE March 19, 2015

'Scarface' Remake Officially Moving Forward, Story Now Set In Los Angeles

The 1983 version 'Scarface' is one of the greatest crime movies ever made - and now, it's being remade. Universal confirmed that the movie is back on track and will now be set in Los Angeles.

Movies/TV Shows March 19, 2015

Improvement In Southern California Air Quality Results In Healthier Lungs For Children

A study has shown that breathing cleaner air is good for children as it improves their overall health to impart benefits that last until adulthood, even helping those with asthma get better.

LIFE March 5, 2015

More than 100 People Have Been Exposed To 'Superbug' Says UCLA Report

An internal investigation by the UCLA Health System found that superbug bacteria may have been transmitted to patients who underwent complex endoscopic procedures at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from October 2014 to January 2015.

LIFE February 19, 2015

False Gunman Announcement Causes Panic At Los Angeles Airport

A false announcement by an unidentified individual of a gunman on the loose in the LAX caused panic among passengers, sending them running onto the tarmac.

Society February 17, 2015

Jimmy Fallon Parodies 'Fresh Prince' Theme Song To Celebrate Move To L.A.

'The Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon celebrated his temporary move to Los Angeles with a parody of the iconic theme song from the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.'

Movies/TV Shows February 3, 2015

Firefighters Perform Dramatic Aerial Rescue of Dog from Los Angeles River [Video]

A dog was spotted struggling to keep his head above the water in the Los Angeles River.

Society January 31, 2015

Judge Calls End for Medical Marijuana Delivery App

Nestdrop delivered medical marijuana to patients in Los Angeles, a service shut down by a recent court decision.

LIFE December 24, 2014

Does Fructose Rich Food Make People Hungry?

Fructose-rich food items and beverages may make people hungry when compared to glucose rich food. Ingesting fructose releases smaller amount of hormones such as insulin that does not give the feeling of being full.

LIFE December 12, 2014

FBI Investigates Los Angeles $1.3 Billion iPad Initiative

The FBI has seized 20 boxes containing documents on the Common Core Technology Project, which set aside as much as $1.3 billion worth of bond money for iPads.

Society December 3, 2014

Los Angeles Files Lawsuit to Shut Down Nestdrop, a Medical Marijuana Delivery Smartphone App

Los Angeles prosecutors look to close Nestdrop, which allows users to order medical marijuana and have it delivered to any location in Los Angeles.

LIFE December 3, 2014

Police arrests suspects in Los Angeles Halloween hit-and-run that killed three girls

Santa Ana police arrested suspects in the Halloween hit-and run-tragedy. Three teenage girls fell victim to the fatal accident as they went trick-or-treating.

Society November 3, 2014

Justice served: Susan Mellen, jailed for 17 years, declared innocent by judge

Susan Mellen, who was imprisoned for 17 years for a wrongful conviction over the death of Richard Daly, was finally released on Oct. 10. She is now 59 years old.

Society October 12, 2014

SF, LA district attorneys warn Lyft, Uber and Sidecar for violating California business laws

Three ride-sharing companies in California have received warning letters from their district attorneys to cease their carpooling services or risk legal action for violating state laws. Uber, Lyft and Sidecar say that current legislation needs to keep up with technology.

Internet Culture September 27, 2014

82-year-old man reunited with stolen Jaguar XKE... 46 years later

Ivan Schneider, a retired lawyer, has been reunited with his old car, a Jaguar XKE that was stolen outside of his New York apartment in 1968. His car was found in a shipping container headed to the Netherlands.

Society September 20, 2014

YouTube stars set to become millionaires (thanks to Google)

YouTube has just announced that it will invest millions in its most popular content producers. The company will not only fund new content, it will also help 'creators' produce high-quality videos.

Internet September 20, 2014

Time Warner Cable plans to bring 1Gbps connection to Los Angeles

Time Warner Cable (TWC) planning to bring Internet broadband speed of up to one gigabyte per second in Los Angeles. The service is expected to start by 2016.

Internet July 22, 2014

La Brea Tar Pits reopen to public after 20 years: Watch scientists excavate fossils

The observation pit at La Brea Tar Pits has re-opened for the first time in 20 years. The location has 50,000 years of history.

Animals June 22, 2014

U-2 spy plane did not cause mysterious computer glitch that disrupted LAX air traffic: U.S. Air Force

A massive computer glitch affected tens of thousands of flyers. The Air Force denies a U2 spy aircraft in the area caused the problem.

May 7, 2014

Ice age fossils discovered in LA subway dig

Subway diggers in LA have found a veritable treasure trove of fossils. The fossils were unearthed while workers were digging a shaft near the La Brea Tar Pits in LA's West side.

Animals March 16, 2014

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