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LAPD video released

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.

Fuentes: from councilman to lobbyist

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?

Is California's coastline at risk?

It's been a tumultuous 2016 for the guardians of California's 11,000 miles of coastline.

Is the shopping mall dead?

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?

CA at the DNC

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?

A Blow for Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca

Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca's plea deal is rejected.

A Blow for Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca

New 30-Story High-Rise has Some Local Residents Worried

There are two, competing visions for the future growth of Los Angeles: preservation or vertical.

New 30-Story High-Rise has Some Local Residents Worried

What's Causing Gridlock in Downtown LA?

If you drive, or walk, through downtown Los Angeles , you'll likely come across one of the area's many construction projects.

Paul Tanaka Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

A one-time, powerful second-in-command at the L-A County Sheriff's Department is going to federal prison.

Paul Tanaka Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

The Future of the LA Times Building

The Los Angeles Times Building, a longtime landmark in downtown LA could soon fall victim to the same type of development seen in our city's center.

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