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  • A boost for those in urban areas

    The mightiest retailer in the world, Wal-Mart, looked like the last, best hope for the vacant, long-troubled anchor spot at Crenshaw Plaza -- if only it would fit. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other big-box discounters favor the wide-open spaces of...
  • On 50th anniversary, survivors recall Baldwin Hills dam collapse

    On 50th anniversary, survivors recall Baldwin Hills dam collapse
    Survivors of the sudden collapse of the Baldwin Hills Reservoir dam gathered Saturday in a grassy valley to commemorate the disaster that sent 150 million gallons of Los Angeles drinking water cascading into their homes 50 years ago. Hundreds filed into...
  • Alexander Haagen dies at 91; developer who served on Los Angeles Coliseum commission

    Alexander Haagen dies at 91; developer who served on Los Angeles Coliseum commission
    Alexander Haagen, a major Southern California shopping center developer who, as president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission in the late 1980s, clashed with Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis over proposed stadium seating renovations before...
  • Hershel K. Swinger dies at 72; founded a program to aid urban fathers

    Hershel K. Swinger dies at 72; founded a program to aid urban fathers
    Hershel K. Swinger, a children's advocate who was nationally recognized for his work helping disadvantaged fathers develop better parenting skills, died May 23 at his Baldwin Hills home. He was 72 and had emphysema and congestive heart failure, his family...
  • Council limits new fast-food outlets in South L.A.

     
    Concerned about a proliferation of fast-food restaurants, the City Council on Wednesday voted to impose new limits on fast-food establishments across a broad swath of South Los Angeles. Among other restrictions, the lawmakers voted to ban the opening of...
  • Pro Portfolio: Proto Home smart home debuts in Baldwin Hills with Web telemetry and iPad control

     
    Every Monday, we post a new home whose design is presented in the designer's or the builder's own words. This week: Builder: Frank Vafaee, CEO and founder, Proto Homes, Los Angeles Landscape designer: Sean Knibb, Knibb Design, Venice Location: Baldwin.......
  • L.A. Councilman Parks celebrates narrow victory; Hogan-Rowles won't seek recount

     
    Celebrating his narrow victory on Friday, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks said voters "saw through the facade" of the well-funded campaign mounted against him by public service unions in the March 8 city election. "There was a perception........
  • Man fatally shot in Rolls-Royce in Baldwin Hills identified by relatives as Inglewood nightclub owner

     
    A 67-year-old man shot to death early Friday morning inside his white Rolls-Royce in the driveway of his Baldwin Hills mansion was a real estate entrepreneur and Inglewood nightclub owner, his relatives said. Alonzo Ester owned Dynasty Restaurant and...
  • Grand jury returns 6-count indictment against LAUSD police officer accused of shooting hoax

     
    A Los Angeles Unified schools police officer charged with faking his own shooting, which triggered a massive manhunt, was arraigned Friday after a grand jury indictment alleged he planted evidence, the L.A. County District Attorney’s office...
  • Driver faces drunk-driving charge after car hits cyclists in Baldwin Hills

     
    A driver has been booked on a charge of misdemeanor drunk driving after authorities said she ran into a group of bicyclists early Thursday morning in the Baldwin Hills area. Christine Dahab, a 27-year-old resident of Los Angeles, was being......
  • L.A. man sentenced to federal prison in phishing and pot-growing cases

     
    A Los Angeles man was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for helping lead an international "phishing" ring and overseeing a marijuana-growing operation that was showcased on YouTube, authorities said Monday. Kenneth Joseph Lucas II, 27, was sentenced...
  • Ban on plastic grocery bags takes effect July 1 in unincorporated L.A. County

     
    A sweeping ban on plastic grocery bags will go into effect July 1 for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The bag ban was touted by county supervisors as an environmental measure to rid the county of "urban tumbleweed" that......