Los Angeles

Los Angeles (i/lɒs ˈænəls/ loss AN-jə-ləs or loss AN-jə-liss) (Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in the state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m).

Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood. The city experienced rapid growth with the discovery of oil.

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Deputy Chief Leslie Ramirez Appointed Interim Chief Of Los Angeles School Police Department

CBS Sports 03 Jul 2020
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Unified announced Thursday that Deputy Chief Leslie Ramirez has been named Interim Chief of Los Angeles School Police Department, effective immediately, following Chief Todd Chamberlain’s resignation. Interim Chief of Los Angeles School Police Department Leslie Ramirez....

L.A. school police name Deputy Chief Leslie Ramirez as interim leader

The Los Angeles Times 03 Jul 2020
Chamberlain’s decision to resign follows a late-night Tuesday vote by the Los Angeles Board of Education to reduce the school police budget by $25 million in response to weeks of protests by student activists and community groups who had called for the elimination of the department....

LAUSD police force’s Leslie Ramirez named interim chief

Daily Bulletin 03 Jul 2020
Los Angeles School Police Department Deputy Chief Leslie Ramirez was named interim chief of the department on Thursday, following Chief Todd Chamberlain’s resignation ... “I am honored to have been selected as Interim Chief of Los Angeles School Police,” Ramirez said....

Santa Clarita under air quality advisory; third in a week

The Signal 03 Jul 2020
For the third time in the last week, the Santa Clarita Valley is under an air quality advisory, according to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department ... Los Angeles County Health ......

California governor: Wear masks, avoid July 4th gatherings

Lebanon Express 03 Jul 2020
Gavin Newsom has ordered a three-week closure of bars, indoor dining and indoor operations of several other types of businesses in 18 counties, including Los Angeles, as the state deals with increasing coronavirus cases and hospitalizations ... More than 2,200 additional cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday in Los Angeles County....

Baseball on July 4? How this Dodgers alum got his league to play

Finger Lakes Times 03 Jul 2020
LOS ANGELES - For the Los Angeles Dodgers, training camp starts Friday, with the season three weeks away ... The USPBL decided to start the season anyway, with 68 players reporting last week ... Visit the Los Angeles Times at www.latimes.com....

US Protests: LAPD funding slashed by $150m, reducing number of officers

The National 03 Jul 2020
City leaders on Wednesday voted to slash the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $150 million, reducing the number of officers to a level not seen for more than a decade ... The Los Angeles vote reduces the LAPD’s budget of nearly $2bn....

Hollywood actor Patrick Stewart to pen a memoir

The Times of India 03 Jul 2020
Hollywood actor Patrick Stewart, who is best known for his roles in 'X-Men' and 'Logan', is all set to pen his memoir ... Picard', and I passionately want to see it through, but in the meantime...what? Well, I have a beautiful study in our house in Los Angeles, sunny and peaceful. I am 80 in a little over two weeks' time ... And...I have the time ... ....

Brad Pitt Snapped Riding Motorcycle as He Visits Ex-wife Angelina Jolie's Residence

Yahoo Daily News 03 Jul 2020
Brad Pitt was snapped at his ex-wife Angelina Jolie’s Los Angeles residence this week. Pitt was seen zooming off the driveway on a motorcycle after spending two hours at her home. He was wearing a light green jacket, jeans and a silver helmet ... A source told ET, Pitt and Jolie have no plans to reconcile but are dedicated to their six kids ... ....

What’s on TV Friday: ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’; coronavirus

The Los Angeles Times 03 Jul 2020
During the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is making some temporary changes to our print sections ... Movies on TV this week ... Movies on TV this week ... Movies on TV this week ... Looking for what to watch on TV? Here are the television listings from the Los Angeles Times in a printable PDF files....

Economic risks send basic mortgage rate to lowest on record

Arkansas Online 03 Jul 2020
It was 2.59% a week ago and 3.18% a year ago ... It was 3.08% a week ago and 3.45% a year ago ... "This continues to be [an] unusual time in history with the country opening and then closing again, making for uncertainty in every sector," said Mitch Ohlbaum, president of Macoy Capital Partners in Los Angeles ... Mortgage applications retreated last week....

Assembly bill would shield school districts from coronavirus lawsuits

LA Daily News 03 Jul 2020
In the wake of restaurants and other businesses reopening in recent weeks, Southern California has seen an increase in cases and hospitalizations, particularly in Los Angeles County, showing that enacting safety procedures doesn’t necessarily mean the virus won’t spread ... It may change week to week....

Clippers close facility after positive coronavirus test within traveling party

Orange County Register 03 Jul 2020
... Florida, next week to prepare for the season restart ... After a positive test for the coronavirus in the Los Angeles Clippers traveling party headed to Orlando next week, the organization closed its practice facility to players and staff as a precaution today, sources tell ESPN....

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