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Controversial video from a nearly two year old case has been released. It shows an LAPD officer kicking and punching a suspect whose hands were cuffed behind his back. It's video the LAPD didn't want released.
For the next 10 months, the 7th District will be without representation. LA City Councilman Felipe Fuentes is stepping down to take a job as a lobbyist. What does this mean for constituents in the northeast San Fernando Valley?
In an age where online shopping, and the convenience it affords, reigns supreme, what is the role of the brick and mortar shopping mall? Can retailers at malls like the Promenade in Woodland Hills survive?
The Democratic National Convention is underway in Philadelphia. The Golden State is well represented. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa, are among the speakers from California. Why don't their high profiles garner them top speaking slots?