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Former Lakewood teacher 'adamantly denies' sex abuse charges
A former Lakewood High School teacher accused of sexually abusing a female student during a years-long relationship hopes she'll be "totally exonerated" when more facts come to light, her lawyer said. Mary Jahn, 52, of Lakewood, appeared Tuesday in a Long Beach courtroom to face nine sex-related fel
Long Beach, Lakewood, Compton and Downey vie to be 'most business-friendly city in LA County'
California and the phrase "business-friendly" might seem like an unlikely match according to some critics, but several Los Angeles County cities have been named finalists for a 2017 Most Business Friendly City award. The award is given out each year by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Cor
Earthquake scare in Westwood: Big one coming?
A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck about 3 miles northwest of Westwood late Monday evening. The quake occurred at 11:20 p.m. and was 6 miles deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, according to the Los Angeles Police Department's West Los
3.6 Quake Shakes West Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) - Anearthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 shook the West L.A. area at about 11:15 p.m. Monday and was felt inside our Studio City Broadcast Center. The temblor was centered near Westwood Village. No reports of injuries or damage were immediately available. Check back wit
1985: Major Earthquake Brings Chaos, Heavy Death Toll to Mexico City
Editor's note: A powerful 7.1 earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday, seriously damaging buildings and sending people fleeing into the streets on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital. This is the Los Angeles Times' story from Sept. 19, 1985: Rescue workers and volun
VH1's 'Hip Hop Honors' looks to '90s nostalgia
A back lot at Paramount Studios shook from the bass of classic rap records pumping through speakers as members of the crowd picked up free bandannas, sunglasses and faux gold chains. The strip of brownstones and storefronts that often stand in for New York - or whatever metropolis filmmakers see fi
German Tourist Fatality; Seal Beach Man Convicted Of Drugged Manslaughter
SEAL BEACH, CA - A Seal Beach resident pleaded guilty Monday to the DUI manslaughter death of a 19-year-old German Tourist according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Matthew Ryan Wood, a 25-year-old resident of Seal Beach pleaded guilty of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while intoxicat
Accepting nomination from community for Youth Center Philanthropic Night Among the Stars Awards
The Youth Center in Los Alamitos is now accepting nominations for their philanthropic youth awards ceremony the 5th annual A Night Among the Stars until Oct. 15. Individual community members, non-profits, schools, organizations and companies are encouraged to nominate outstanding youth volunteers be
Second Annual Creative Corridor Challenge Now Accepting Mural Submissions
Last year Vice Mayor Rex Richardson's Creative Corridor Challenge, in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach and Squeeze Art Collective, brought seven murals to North Long Beach by eight local artists, transforming blighted and unactivated areas into destinations in several corridors throu
Public Invited to Local Labyrinth Walk Celebrating International Day of Peace
Cross Wood, United Church of Christ will be hosting an evening peace walk Thursday, September 21 through their brick labyrinth to commemorate International Day of Peace. The walk will be led by Rev. Richard Grauman who has been teaching the Art of Labyrinth Walking on MeetUp for the past six months.
FAA decision to reroute flights infuriates residents
Re: "Huntington Beach residents say excessive airplane noise is hurting their quality of life," (Sept. 14): Concerned about possible noise impacts of the new Metroplex air traffic control project, we attended two public educational workshops offered by the Federal Aviation Administration early this
Billie Jean King and her emotional journey back to 'Battle of the Sexes'
Even 44 years ago can seem like yesterday with one raw, big-screen flashback. It was Sept. 20, 1973, moments after grinding out a 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, winner-take-all $100,000 victory over Bobby Riggs in the uber-hyped live televised tennis match at the Houston Astrodome. Billie Jean King, the reigning Wi
Hellogoodbye's Forrest Kline Is Still a Hopeless Romantic
It's been 16 years since Forrest Kline formed emo-pop project Hellogoodbye, and in many ways, nothing has changed. Sure, he's not at school anymore. He's married, settled in his Long Beach home, and has stable income. But Kline is still the same hopeless, unapologetic romantic he was when he first s
VIEWING THE VIDEOS: "Wonder Woman" Wonderful, "mother" Not So Much
One of the year's biggest movies, "Wonder Woman," hits home video, while the much-anticipated "mother" is a bust in theaters. It's Viewing the Videos. HOME VIDEO In home video, "Wonder Woman" is a big-budget action movie that's as good as it gets. "The Big Sick," at complete at the opposite end of t
Musica Angelica Adds New Executive Director
Musical Angelica, the Baroque orchestra based in Long Beach, has a new executive director. Earlier this month, the board announced the hiring of Alexandra (Alex) Opsahl as the new executive director. Opsahl, who has played her recorder professionally around North America and Europe, was the artistic
7.1 magnitude quake kills 44 as buildings collapse in Mexico
MEXICO CITY >> A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 44 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust and thousands fled into the streets in panic. The quake came less than two weeks after another quake left 90 dead in the country's south, and it occurred as
New Galaxy defender Michael Ciani hopes to impress quickly
Michael Ciani arrived in Los Angeles earlier this month looking forward to this new challenge. Ciani, 33, is from France and had spent his career playing in Spain, Italy, France and Belgium. He made his international debut with France in 2010. Ciani was out of contract at Lorient in France and, afte
Sen. Graham upbeat about health care repeal effort
From back left, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., stand with health care advocates, grassroots activists, and others at a rally outside the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, as Senate Republicans begin another push to repeal the Affordabl
Air traffic delays costly to California industry, consumers; Congress can help: Guest commentary
Southern California has long been a center of aviation and aerospace technology. So it's painfully ironic that our region has been harmed more than most by the federal government's failure to upgrade the air traffic control system. The problem is not a lack of investment in airport improvements. It'
Got an Amazon return? Kohl's soon will send it back for you
Analysts have said that being partners with Amazon will give Kohl's a way to differentiate itself from other department stores and lure in shoppers looking to buy electronics. For Amazon, it gets its devices in front of more people to try them. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) Amazon, in its relentless