We start today with a peek behind the LAPD’s latest crime stats. Violent crime is up 27% across the city. Why? Then, a recluse who quietly amassed a $3 million fortune recently died and left donations to several Skid Row organizations. Who was he? Next, it looks like the city is on the hook for a large chunk of the cost of revitalizing the Los Angeles River. How will we cover it? Then, the new film Woman in Gold focuses on artwork stolen by Nazis during World War II -- we look at the real-life drama behind the story. And finally, 99-seat theaters in Los Angeles are under fire for not paying minimum wage. We look at the dispute.
Violent Crime on the Rise, a Skid Row Millionaire, and 'Woman in Gold'
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Violent Crime in LA on the Rise
Violent crime is up 27 percent across the city so far this year, compared to the same period last year, according to new numbers from the Los Angeles Police Department....
Skid Row Millionaire
Despite the new crime statistics, there’s also good news from Skid Row today. About 30 organizations in the area found out they will each be receiving $100,000 from one...
City on the Hook for LA River Revival
Last year, the Army Corps of Engineers decided to recommend a one-billion dollar restoration plan for the cement flood control channel known as the LA River. The proposal...
'Woman in Gold'
A new film comes out next week about art stolen by Nazis, and one woman’s nearly decade-long fight to retrieve it from the Austrian government. Woman in Gold tells the story...