Tag: Los Angeles (Calif)

Luke Walton, Coach of Sacramento Kings, Is Accused of Sexual Assault in Lawsuit

Luke Walton, the N.B.A. coach who recently left the Los Angeles Lakers and was hired by the Sacramento Kings, has been sued by a former sports broadcaster who said he sexually assaulted her in a hotel room several years ago. His lawyer called the accusation “baseless” and said it was the work of an “opportunist.” […]

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A Real Estate Mogul Seeks to Expand His Influence Over Los Angeles

MONTECITO, Calif. — Rick J. Caruso was getting excited. In a few weeks, the real estate mogul’s beachside resort in Montecito would open its doors, and the project, more so than his others in Los Angeles, was a personal one. The family crest is etched above the outdoor fireplace. The booths in one of the […]

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Nipsey Hussle Was Hailed as a Hero. But to California Officials, He Was Still a Gangster.

LOS ANGELES — When a gunman rolled up to Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Clothing store late last month, the first person to be shot was Kerry Lathan, recently released from prison and there to pick up a T-shirt. Mr. Lathan was shot in the back, before Hussle, the renowned rap artist, was killed. Days later, Mr. […]

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Overlooked No More: Aloha Wanderwell, Explorer and Filmmaker

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. By Carrie Rickey The ad in The Paris Herald called for “a good-looking, brainy young woman” willing to “forswear skirts” and “rough it” in Asia and Africa for an unspecified expedition. “Be prepared,” it said, “to […]

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Los Angeles Archdiocese Pays $8 Million to Teen Girl Abused and Kidnapped by Coach

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has paid $8 million to a teenager who was sexually abused and later kidnapped by a teacher at her Catholic high school in 2016, her lawyer said Tuesday. The case has drawn attention to the problem of sex abuse at Catholic institutions that is committed by church employees who are […]

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Don’t Let a Killer Pollutant Loose

PM 2.5 kills people. There has been little dispute that microscopic particulate matter in air pollution penetrates into the deepest parts of the lungs and contributes to the early deaths each year of thousands of people in the United States with heart and lung disease. One recent study called PM 2.5 “the largest environmental risk […]

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Nipsey Hussle Loved His Blackness. And Yours.

“How you die 30-something after banging all them years?” Nipsey Hussle posed that question about a fallen colleague on a song released about a month before he met a similar fate. After his friend died, the ex-gangbanger Hussle said he took to the “sauna sheddin’ tears/All this money, power, fame and I can’t make you […]

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Nipsey Hussle Funeral: Live Updates

Thousands of people are gathering at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles for the funeral of Nipsey Hussle, the Grammy-nominated rapper who was shot and killed in South Los Angeles, the same neighborhood where he grew up and was seen as a hero. The memorial is billed as “celebration of life” and will being […]

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REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK | SURFACING: Los Angeles Is Mourning Nipsey Hussle. So Am I.

LOS ANGELES — I keep coming back to Nipsey Hussle’s vigil — the thousands of candles, flowers and handwritten notes — left where the rapper and activist was shot and killed outside his clothing store in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood on March 31. Every time I come back, I’m surrounded by a sea of […]

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Fixes: A.I. Joins the Campaign Against Sex Trafficking

Second of two articles A man texts an online ad for sex. He gets a text back: “Hi Papi. Would u like to go on a date?” There’s a conversation: what he’d like the woman to do, when and where to meet, how much he will pay. After a few minutes, the texts stop. It’s […]

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Chris Darden, O.J. Simpson Prosecutor, Is Now Defending the Suspect in Nipsey Hussle’s Killing

The killing this week of Nipsey Hussle, a rapper and advocate for the communities of South Los Angeles, sent a painful tremor throughout those neighborhoods and the music industry. Now the man charged in his death, Eric Holder, is being represented by another Los Angeles figure: Christopher Darden, who became a household name when he […]

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For Nipsey Hussle and Rap’s Thriving Middle Class, Staying Close to Home Can Have a Price

Though far from a struggling musician, Nipsey Hussle, the Los Angeles rapper who was shot and killed on Sunday, was not living the luxury fantasy of hip-hop superstardom. He often traveled without security. He did not anchor his image to brick-size piles of money and fleets of foreign cars, opting rather for a few thick […]

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Man Suspected in Nipsey Hussle Shooting Is Charged With Murder

A man suspected in the killing of the Grammy-nominated rapper and community advocate Nipsey Hussle was charged on Thursday with murder, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. The man, Eric R. Holder Jr., 29, was arrested on Tuesday, two days after Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot while standing outside a store he co-owned […]

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What’s Life Like as a Student at U.S.C.? Depends on the Size of the Bank Account.

LOS ANGELES — Spring breaks in Bali, resort-style apartment buildings with rooftop pools and tanning beds, and regular dinners out at Nobu, where a tab for four roommates could easily stretch into four digits. This is life as a student at the University of Southern California. This is also life as a U.S.C. student: working […]

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Suspect in Nipsey Hussle Shooting Is Identified as Vigil Ends With Stampede

At least 19 people were injured at a makeshift memorial for the slain rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles on Monday night, as a stampede broke out when mourners tried to flee the area. It was not immediately clear what had caused the panic. Chief Michel Moore of the Los Angeles Police Department said on […]

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Nipsey Hussle Vigil Ends With Stampede and Injuries

At least 10 people were injured at a makeshift memorial for the slain rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles on Monday night, as a stampede broke out when mourners tried to flee the area. It was not immediately clear what had caused the panic. Chief Michel Moore of the Los Angeles Police Department said on […]

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Nipsey Hussle, Rapper and Activist, Is Shot Dead in Los Angeles

Nipsey Hussle, the Grammy-nominated rapper, entrepreneur and advocate for his native South Los Angeles, was fatally shot outside his clothing store in that city’s Hyde Park neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times, according to The Los Angeles Times. The 33-year-old’s death was confirmed by a city official. News […]

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Rapper Nipsey Hussle Is Fatally Shot in Los Angeles, Officials Say

The rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside his clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday, the authorities said. Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times, according to The Los Angeles Times. His death was confirmed by a Los Angeles city official. Two other people were shot and […]

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Who is Gary Franklin Sr., the Club Coach Caught Up in the Avenatti Case?

LOS ANGELES — The criminal case involving one of President Trump’s leading adversaries and the world’s biggest shoe company has also ensnared an unlikely figure from the youth basketball world. The coach, Gary Franklin Sr., started his club from scratch in Los Angeles and ran a program known for its rectitude, according to Sonny Vaccaro, […]

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