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Police clear Occupy camps in Los Angeles, Philadelphiaupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 14:14:00

Police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia dismantled tents and arrested Occupy protesters who refused to leave city property early Wednesday.

Occupy LA asking court to stop evictionupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 08:18:00

Refusing to leave their camp at Los Angeles' City Hall, Occupy protesters were seeking a federal court injunction to block their removal.

Occupy Los Angeles refuses to leave campupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 08:18:00

CNN's Sandra Endo reports from Los Angeles as Occupy protesters defy a police order to leave their camp.

'Carmageddon' ends before it beginsupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 05:55:00

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announces the reopening of I-405, 17 hours before Monday's morning rush hour.

'Carmageddon' ends early, while Los Angeles drivers change habitsupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 05:55:00

Los Angeles survived what officials warned could have been a traffic nightmare this weekend when a section of one of the nation's busiest freeways, closed for construction, was reopened ahead of schedule Sunday.

405 to reopen ahead of scheduleupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 14:17:00

Los Angeles' Interstate 405 will reopen as soon as 11:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. ET) Sunday, more than 17 hours ahead of schedule, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Sunday.

L.A. faces "carmageddon"updated: Sat Jul 16 2011 14:15:00

CNN's John King talks to Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa about upcoming highway closures.

'Carmageddon' begins in Los Angelesupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 14:15:00

The closure of a mountain highway pass in the heart of the nation's second-largest city -- an event anticipated to be so calamitous to car-loving Southern California that it's been dubbed "Carmageddon" -- hit the area Friday night.

'Carmageddon': L.A.'s major road closureupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 11:52:00

CNN's John King asks Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa what "Carmageddon" is all about.

With L.A. 405 closure, it's all about surviving 'Carmageddon'updated: Fri Jul 15 2011 16:34:00

For 53 hours this weekend and early Monday, a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 405 will be closed in western Los Angeles for a bridge demolition.

People.com: Prince William & Kate Arriving In America Todayupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 17:38:00

The duchess will take her first steps in the States alongside Prince William Friday

CNNMoney: Unemployment will plague cities for yearsupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 11:58:00

Seventy-five metro areas will struggle with double-digit unemployment through the end of the year, according to a U.S. Conference of Mayors report released Monday.

Documenting the undocumented in L.A.updated: Thu Apr 21 2011 15:00:00

Elvira Sosa left Mexico for the United States more than 30 years ago, but last year was the first time she'd been counted as part of the U.S. Census.

L.A. mayor, four councilmen fined for ethics violationsupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 20:58:00

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and four city councilmen were fined for ethics violations for receiving gifts worth more than $100 and tickets to Hollywood's hottest awards shows, the city ethics commission voted Tuesday.

L.A. officials beef up Dodgers security, ask 2 suspects to surrenderupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 20:03:00

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made an emotional plea Friday asking the two men suspected in the recent brutal beating of a visiting San Francisco Giants fan after a Dodgers game to "turn themselves in."

DA: 2 additional teens won't be charged in LA high school shootingupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 21:46:00

Two Los Angeles teens arrested after a shooting that wounded and hospitalized two of their fellow Gardena High School students, including one in critical condition with a head wound, will not be charged with a crime, police said Thursday.

L.A. Mayor: Grim Sleeper 'terror has finally come to an end'updated: Thu Jul 08 2010 19:55:00

The arrest of a suspect in the Grim Sleeper serial killings ends a quarter-century of "terror" for Los Angeles, the city's mayor said Thursday.

CNNMoney: California may bar city bankruptciesupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 14:31:00

A bill that clamps down on municipal bankruptcy filings is headed for Gov. Schwarzenegger's desk, which is bad news for Los Angeles and other cash-strapped California cities.

Los Angeles mayor: 'Painful' cuts, layoffs needed to balance budgetupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 02:54:00

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is proposing "painful" layoffs and service cuts to close a $485 million budget deficit as the city struggles to cope with an economy beat down by a recession.

L.A. mayor looks at shutting most city services twice a weekupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 23:11:00

The mayor of Los Angeles, California, called Tuesday for a plan to shut down all city services -- except for public safety and revenue-generating positions -- twice a week beginning Monday in an effort to solve the city's budget crisis.

California iReporters soakedupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 17:03:00

Torrential rains slam southern California. iReporters around So Cal take you to the flooding.

Boy swept away in Arizona flooding; L.A. evacuation liftedupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 17:03:00

As floodwater raged around their pickup, the family of a 6-year-old Arizona boy escaped to higher ground. The boy, however, was swept away. Teams were looking for his body on Friday, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said.

Californians flee mudslidesupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 21:59:00

Mandatory evacuations are in place for parts of Southern California as heavy rains soak loose ground.

300 evacuated in Los Angeles as rain continuesupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 21:59:00

Rain pounded water-logged Los Angeles on Thursday, and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said more than 300 city residents were ordered to evacuate because of the threat of mudslides.

Southern California braces for more storms and possible mudslidesupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 18:09:00

A strengthening El Nino is expected to bring torrential rain Thursday to parts of Southern California, including Los Angeles, and authorities warned of possibly severe mudslides in areas denuded by forest fires.

Los Angeles mayor picks new police chiefupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 14:35:00

Deputy Chief Charlie Beck, a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, has been chosen to replace Chief William Bratton, the Los Angeles mayor's office said Tuesday.

Two men shot at California synagogueupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 20:02:00

A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt shot two men at a North Hollywood synagogue on Thursday morning, wounding them in their legs, police said.

Two shot at synagogueupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 20:02:00

Police say two people have been shot at a California synagogue.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: The man trying to bring NFL back to L.A.updated: Mon Oct 26 2009 07:15:00

The windowless suite on the second floor of the Pacific Palms, a resort 20 miles east of Los Angeles, is prosaically named the NFL Presentation Room. In this sterile bunker, decorated with maps, charts, schematics, architectural models and a wall-mounted flat screen tuned to the NFL Network, Southern California real estate developer Ed Roski greets visitors and lays out his plan to build a gleaming pro football stadium a few miles down the road, where the 57 and 60 freeways intersect in the City of Industry.

People.com: Cheech Marin Marries!updated: Sun Aug 09 2009 17:26:00

The actor weds longtime girlfriend Natasha Rubin in a sunset ceremony at their Malibu home

Mayors want funds to fix their citiesupdated: Mon Dec 08 2008 15:21:00

Mayors across the country are calling on President-elect Barack Obama to invest in their cities when he takes office in order to get the economy back on track.

People.com: Britney Flips the Switch on L.A. Christmas Treeupdated: Fri Dec 05 2008 14:52:00

The pop star serves as special guest with the mayor for a gala holiday ceremony

Authorities: One of California wildfires 'human caused'updated: Mon Nov 17 2008 11:51:00

One of three major wildfires burning in southern California appears to be "human caused," a spokesman for the state's fire agency said Sunday.

CA fire guts hundreds of homesupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 11:51:00

Wind-fueled Sylmar fire destroys more than 500 homes. CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports.

California wildfiresupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 22:40:00

Two wildfires rage through California's San Fernando Valley.

Thousands who fled fires may be able to return, official saysupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 22:40:00

Officials are close to lifting the evacuation orders for thousands of people that fled raging wildfires that have torched more than 20,000 acres of Southern California terrain, Los Angeles mayor said Tuesday.

Time.com: Los Angeles Mayor Announces Bold Housing Planupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 11:00:00

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled a $5 billion plan to provide 20,000 affordable homes in the city over the next five years, but acknowledged he'll have to reach far and wide to raise the funds amid the financial meltdown

Human error led to fatal train collision, spokeswoman saysupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 09:35:00

Friday's two-train collision killed 25 people and injured more than 130 others near Los Angeles after an engineer failed to heed a traffic signal, a spokeswoman for Metrolink commuter trains said.

Time.com: Engineer's Error Led To LA Train Wreckupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 19:00:00

A commuter train engineer who ran a stop signal was blamed Saturday for the nation's deadliest rail disaster in 15 years

Time.com: LA Commuter Train Wreck; 18 Dead, 135 Hurtupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 01:00:00

Emergency crews found more victims early Saturday, boosting the death toll to 18, as they delicately picked apart the mangled wreckage of a commuter train that collided head-on with a freight train on the same track

Commentary: Media didn't conspire to protect Edwardsupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 15:12:00

For several weeks now, a friend -- who happens to be a fellow journalist with a good nose for news -- has been hounding me to be among the first columnists in the country to write about L'Affaire Edwards.

Time.com: New LA School Spurs Controversyupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 11:00:00

The Los Angeles High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, with space for some 1,600 students is the crown jewel of the district's ambitious $20 billion building campaign

Bus stop shooterupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 00:42:00

Police arrest a gang member believed to have fired shots into a crowd at a Los Angeles, California, bus stop.

Police: Gang member arrested in bus stop shootingupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 00:42:00

A 24-year-old gang member was arrested Thursday in connection with a shooting at a Los Angeles bus stop in which eight people were wounded, city officials said.

Home burns during standoffupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 22:40:00

The house where a gunman barricaded himself after allegedly killing three relatives and shooting at cops, is in flames.

Five, including officer, killed in fiery Los Angeles standoffupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 22:40:00

A gunman locked in a standoff with Los Angeles police for nearly 12 hours was shot and killed Thursday by officers inside a home, police said.

Officer killed in standoffupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 12:57:00

Los Angeles police say one officer was killed and one injured in a standoff involving a barricaded man.

LA mayor admits to affairupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 21:56:00

LA mayor admits to affair

Time.com: LA Mayor Admits Affair With Reporterupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 10:55:00

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is in the midst of a divorce, acknowledged Tuesday that he is in a relationship with a Spanish-language television reporter

Firefighters get L.A. blaze under controlupdated: Wed May 09 2007 00:09:00

Firefighters had a wildfire burning around Los Angeles' famed Griffith Park 75 percent contained Wednesday afternoon, and full containment was expected by Thursday night, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said.

Top LAPD cop demoted in wake of rally controversyupdated: Mon May 07 2007 21:03:00

A top Los Angeles police official has been demoted and his deputy reassigned after officers under their command attacked demonstrators at an immigration rally, the city's mayor and police chief said Monday.

A mayor cracks down on gangsupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 16:54:00

Los Angeles, California, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa introduced in February an aggressive initiative to combat the surge of gang-related violence in his city.

CNNMoney: Bush touts health, energy plansupdated: Sat Jan 27 2007 15:18:00

Turning from his contentious decision to increase the number of troops committed to battling insurgents in Iraq, President Bush used his weekly national radio address Saturday to urge bipartisan support for his plans to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and expand access to health care.

Cities' security measuresupdated: Thu Jul 07 2005 08:42:00

Authorities in major U.S. cities are increasing security, specifically around subway systems, after the deadly attack on London's transit system. The following are steps taken by officials around the country on Thursday.

Charming the angelsupdated: Mon May 23 2005 10:39:00

Los Angeles elects Antonio Villaraigosa as its first Latino mayor in 133 years. But can he fix the traffic?

Incumbent in trouble in Los Angeles mayoral electionupdated: Mon Mar 07 2005 19:06:00

Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn heads into Tuesday's vote narrowly trailing two Democratic challengers, who have splintered a fragile voting bloc Hahn assembled four years ago that propelled him to victory.

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