Tag: Los Angeles (Calif)

She Begged Them to Take Away His Police Revolver. Then It Happened.

As soon as Eileen Echeverria saw detectives walking up to her home in a quiet Long Island hamlet, she said she knew why they had come. For more than two months, Ms. Echeverria, the sister of a New York Police Department officer, pleaded with department supervisors for them to take away her older brother’s service […]

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Trump’s Vague Plans on Homelessness

Donald Trump likes speaking in declarative sentences and promising to solve big problems. He revels in the appearance of activity and the development of vague plans. And it is in this spirit that Mr. Trump has turned his attention to homelessness in California. There is no question that California is in the throes of a crisis. […]

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Trump Eyes Crackdown on Homelessness as Aides Visit California

WASHINGTON — President Trump is pushing aides to find ways to curtail the growing number of homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles, part of broader discussions his aides have held for weeks about urban problems in liberal locales, according to his personal lawyer and administration officials. A team of administration officials is […]

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LeBron James, a Fan of Tacos, Seeks to Trademark ‘Taco Tuesday’

It’s an undisputed fact that LeBron James loves tacos, especially on Tuesdays. And this Tuesday night, for seemingly the thousandth time, the millennial N.B.A. superstar went on Instagram and announced to his tens of millions of followers: “You know what it is! Taco Tuesdayyyyyy!” This is how he lets people know it is his family’s […]

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Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 Over ‘Look-Alike Model’ in Ads

The pop star Ariana Grande is suing Forever 21, claiming that the fashion retailer sought to trick customers into thinking Grande endorsed its brand by posting photos of her on its social media accounts and using a model who looked “strikingly similar” to her. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Federal District Court in Los Angeles, […]

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As Grass-Roots Labor Activism Rises, Will Unions Take Advantage?

LOS ANGELES — When a group of workers at the video-game maker Riot Games staged a three-hour walkout in May over the company’s handling of sex discrimination accusations, they had help from a labor organizer named Emma Kinema. Ms. Kinema doesn’t work for a union, but she is part of a grass-roots wave of labor […]

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Robert F. Kennedy Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Is Said to Have Been Stabbed

Sirhan B. Sirhan, who is serving a life sentence for the 1968 assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was in stable condition at a Southern California hospital on Friday night after reports that he had been stabbed in prison by another inmate, the state prison system said. The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation would […]

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Ryan Russell, N.F.L. Free Agent, Comes Out as Bisexual: ‘It’s So Much Better Than Hiding’

Ryan Russell shares a lot in common with many N.F.L. players: the grueling off-season training rituals documented on Instagram, the competitive fire and, yes, a nagging injury that kept him sidelined for all of last season. But Russell, a free-agent defensive end, said in an interview on Thursday night that he was holding something back: […]

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Los Angeles Deputy Who Faked Sniper-Style Attack Could Face Charges

A young Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was standing outside his station in Lancaster, Calif., last week when, he said, two gunshots erupted from a nearby apartment building, one of the bullets grazing him in the shoulder. He was rushed to a hospital, and hundreds of law enforcement personnel embarked on a dayslong manhunt that […]

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The Cursed Legacy of the Most Expensive Plot of Land in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A giant vacant lot that sits atop Beverly Hills, known as both “The Mountain” and “The Vineyard,” finally sold this week after sitting on the market for a year — not for the billion dollars at which it was initially priced but for $100,000, in foreclosure, to a lone bidder. It’s an […]

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‘If You’re Like Me, You Can’t Sit By. This Is America.’

Second of two articles. Read the first here. Family separations at the border are not the only crisis immigrant children face. Children who were taken from their parents, or who crossed the border alone, also go to their immigration hearings alone. And “alone” means no lawyer. Many Americans are shocked that there is no right […]

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Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?

Martin Gerstell treasures his Thursday morning volunteer stint at the National Gallery of Art, where he fields questions at the main information desk. He patiently responds when visitors ask about the current exhibits, whether the paintings are real, where the bathrooms are. Usually, fellow volunteers give him a ride from his assisted living residence in […]

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Commuting Has Always Been Soul-Crushing, but There Are Inspiring Options

As a matter of principle, it shouldn’t be such misery to get somewhere you don’t even want to go. That’s why commuting to work can awaken elemental feelings of dread, powerlessness and rage. You strategize. You wake early. You wedge your body into an obscenely packed subway or inch your car along a planet-killing freeway. […]

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Raphael Saadiq Finally Put His Past on the Record

LOS ANGELES — “My first funeral, I was 7 years old,” Raphael Saadiq said. “They called my name: ‘Charlie Ray Wiggins, limousine three!’ I never liked limousines after that.” He was sitting in a control room at his studio, Blakeslee Recording, surrounded by totems of the past — a trophy from the first talent show […]

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Tarantino’s Los Angeles in Six Key Locations

Whether he’s speeding down Cielo Drive, skipping across lanes on the 101, or rambling along Hollywood Boulevard in a sun-kissed haze, Brad Pitt’s irresistible, gold aviator-glasses-wearing stuntman serves many roles in “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.” But perhaps his most unexpected is as guide to Los Angeles. Much has been written about how […]

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9 Cities Where Public Transit Offers Eye-Popping Views

Many tourists ride the free Staten Island Ferry just to see the skyline and the Statue of Liberty, but New York isn’t the only place where public transportation provides outstanding vistas. In many major cities across the world, sublime views can be had for as little as a one-way commuter fare. And you’ll get the […]

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These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize

In hospitals around the world, the snakelike duodenoscope is regarded as an indispensable tool for diagnosing and treating diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. But these fiber-optic devices have a remarkable drawback: Although they are inserted into the upper part of the small intestine through the mouth and constantly reused, they cannot be sterilized […]

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