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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar undergoes open-heart surgery

LOS ANGELES — Legendary Lakers center and NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple coronary-bypass surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Thursday, but is expected to make a full recovery, hospital officials said. Abdul-Jabbar was admitted to the hospital with cardiovascular disease and underwent surgery on his 68th birthday, according to UCLA Health. The procedure Read More…

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City attorney takes action against South L.A. properties

LOS ANGELES — City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed lawsuits to prevent the sale and use of illegal drugs at two South Los Angeles properties, including an apartment that sits across the street from a high school. “Gangs, drugs and guns are a lethal combination and corrosive to our neighborhoods — especially across the street Read More…

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Groups call on city to reduce fines for parking tickets

LOS ANGELES — A working group’s recommendations to set parking fines at $23 and make other changes to the way the city of Los Angeles handles parking meter fees and citations are expected to go before a City Council committee later this month. The Los Angeles Parking Reform Working Group, convened last year by Mayor Read More…