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Big changes are afoot in the LA media scene

It's safe to say it's an uncertain time for a couple of Southern California news outlets. The staff at the L.A.Times is still adjusting to new leadership, after its parent company cleaned house this summer. As for the L.A. Weekly, the publication has some new owners. But it's unclear just who they are and what direction they want to take the publication.

Big changes are afoot in the LA media scene

What does Disney's fight with the LA Times say about journalism?

The LA Times reports that its entertainment reporters and critics are not being offered advance screenings of Walt Disney Company movies because of what the media behemoth says isunfair reporting about its business ties with the city of Anaheim.

What does Disney's fight with the LA Times say about journalism?

Garcetti says 'no' to governor, mum on presidency

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti says he will not run for governor of California. That race already has a couple of former mayors: Antonio Villaraigosa – from here in LA, and Gavin Newsom, California's lieutenant governor and a former mayor of San Francisco.

Garcetti says 'no' to governor, mum on presidency

Garcetti's big plans for fighting climate change

Gas and diesel cars and trucks could soon be banned in large parts of Los Angeles. That's the promise that LA Mayor Eric Garcetti made in Paris today.

Garcetti's big plans for fighting climate change

The problems may not be over in Porter Ranch

State regulators have already given Southern California Gas the green light to begin using some wells at the beleaguered Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. But now a new report claims the months-long gas leak may not be the only health problem afflicting the residents of Porter Ranch.

The problems may not be over in Porter Ranch

LA Times welcomes a new editor

There's a new editor-in-chief over at the LA Times: Lewis Dvorkin.

The FBI doesn't have to name its iPhone hacker

A federal judge ruled that the FBI does not have to reveal the identity of a vendor who accessed information on an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the December 2015 San Bernardino terror attack.

The FBI doesn't have to name its iPhone hacker

Environmental groups give Newhall Ranch the 'OK'

After decades of legal battles, developers and environmental groups in northern LA County say they've reached a deal that could clear the way for the Newhall Ranch project.

Environmental groups give Newhall Ranch the 'OK'

Are the LA Dodgers suffering from the Sports Illustrated curse?

A few weeks ago, the buzz surrounding the LA Dodgers, had to do with whether or not they could capture Major League Baseball's record for most wins in a season. But after losing 15 of 16 games, even winning their division is up in the air.

Are the LA Dodgers suffering from the Sports Illustrated curse?

What it means to be LA's biggest fire in history

The La Tuna Fire burning near Burbank and Glendale is LA's biggest fire in history by size, but when it comes to size... perspective is everything.

What it means to be LA's biggest fire in history

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