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Feds launch criminal probe into potential misuse of funds at L.A. Trade-Technical College

Feds launch criminal probe into potential misuse of funds at L.A. Trade-Technical College
  • Feds launch criminal probe into potential misuse of funds at L.A. Trade-Technical College FWC: Feds launch criminal probe into potential misuse of funds at L.A. Trade-Technical College

    Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the potential misuse of a $19.2 million federal grant by two administrators at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, The Times has learned. Leticia Barajas, a vice president over workforce development, was placed on paid administrative…

  • Gas-leak blast in Paris bakery leaves 4 dead and 47 injured FWC: Gas-leak blast in Paris bakery leaves 4 dead and 47 injured

    France’s interior minister says four people have been killed, including two firefighters, and 47 injured in a blast at a Paris bakery Saturday that was apparently caused by a gas leak. Christophe Castaner told reporters at the scene “unfortunately the human toll is particularly serious.” He said…

  • L.A. restaurant reviews, CDMX pizza FWC: L.A. restaurant reviews, CDMX pizza

    Good morning. It’s a cold and rainy weekend here in Los Angeles, thus a good time to read about food (or television), make a pot of soup, and maybe venture out to try a new restaurant. This week we have particular suggestions, as our two new restaurant critics, Patricia Escárcega and Bill Addison…

  • Ducks can't hold three-goal lead vs. Penguins and drop 10th in a row FWC: Ducks can’t hold three-goal lead vs. Penguins and drop 10th in a row

    The elephant in the room finally made its presence known. And Randy Carlyle couldn’t handle the pressure. That seat is becoming awfully hot after yet another defeat, this time in heartbreaking fashion to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Ducks coach was asked if he was “worried anything could happen…

  • Saturday Night Session 007: Jay Pryor gets quirky and crafts the perfect mix for house lovers [Q+A] FWC: Saturday Night Session 007: Jay Pryor gets quirky and crafts the perfect mix for house lovers [Q+A]

    Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone…

  • New Music: Monica – ‘Commitment’ FWC: New Music: Monica – ‘Commitment’

    New Monica! Over three years since her last album, the R&B veteran returns with her new single “Commitment.” Over the stripped-down arrangement, Monica shares exactly what she’s looking for in a relationship—loyalty, trust, patience, and good sex. “I just need someone to love me when it’s hard to / I can trust with all my issues,” she sings. “Someone who…

  • Essential California: Even for the wildlands, the 'new normal' is too tough FWC: Essential California: Even for the wildlands, the ‘new normal’ is too tough

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Jan. 12. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES Southern California’s native shrublands are famously tough. Conservationist John Muir celebrated them as Mother Nature at her “most ruggedly, thornily…

  • High school basketball: Friday's scores FWC: High school basketball: Friday’s scores

    United Teachers Los Angeles has postponed its planned strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District until Monday, clearing the way for City Section teams to play sports contests on Friday and Saturday. The strike had been set to start on Thursday. Fairfax is hosting a one-day basketball tournament on Saturday that would not have been played. The Fairfax schedule:…

  • Slim Jxmmi Hints at Rae Sremmurd Breaking Up FWC: Slim Jxmmi Hints at Rae Sremmurd Breaking Up

    Is it the end for Rae Sremmurd? Slim Jxmmi shocked fans when he seemingly announced that the duo is breaking up. Taking to Twitter, Jxmmi implied that he is done being in the group and plans to pursue a solo career. “I’m not Rae Sremmurd I’m slim jxmmi and ima sink or swim by myself,” he wrote in a series…

  • USC basketball hopes Derryck Thornton is back on point in road game against Oregon FWC: USC basketball hopes Derryck Thornton is back on point in road game against Oregon

    Before USC played its first Pac-12 Conference road game, there were plenty of questions about how the Trojans would handle the experience of playing in a hyped-up Gill Coliseum. One of the biggest revolved around junior point guard Derryck Thornton, who appeared to establish himself as a dependable…

  • The Chargers aren’t facing just the Patriots in the playoffs, they’re staring down history FWC: The Chargers aren’t facing just the Patriots in the playoffs, they’re staring down history

    It’s bad enough to be facing Brady and Belichick and Gronk and an uninviting Gillette Stadium, in which the New England Patriots have won this type of game nearly nine of out every 10 times. Even more worrisome, the Chargers on Sunday will be matched against a Patriots history so rich with rings…

  • Denver’s Grandoozy Festival Will Not Return in 2019 FWC: Denver’s Grandoozy Festival Will Not Return in 2019

    Only debuting last year, after much anticipation, Denver’s Grandoozy festival will not return in 2019. The announcement was made earlier today via social media. “After a successful debut in September of 2018, Grandoozy will be taking a hiatus in 2019,” the announcement reads. The inaugural year featured a stellar lineup featuring Kendrick Lamar, Florence &The Machine,  Stevie Wonder, The Chainsmokers, Logic, Sturgill…