It would have been fitting and delightfully cinematic if the space shuttle Endeavour concluded its final flight with a weather diversion to Southern California. Alas, those NASA guys have no sense of story.
The FBI's probe at City Hall grows, Newton on the Republican vote for mayor, unhappy white folks, Waldie on The Atlantic's look at local cities, interesting chefs of Downtown and Mike Brown is introduced later today as the Lakers" new coach.
Nazeeha Saeed, the Bahrain correspondent of France 24 and Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya, was summoned to a police station, blindfolded, beaten on her back and feet with flexible plastic tubing and questioned about her reports.
The MTA board passed its largest annual budget ever, held fares at current levels, gave support to — but declined to fund — a Crenshaw rail station at Leimert Park, and approved 7.7 miles of interrupted peak-hour bus lanes on Wilshire Boulevard.
ruce Malkenhorst Sr., at one time California's highest-paid public official — while employed by one of the state's least populated cities — pleaded guilty today to a charge of misappropriating public funds.
Andrew Garton, 44, a seven-year veteran of the Hawthorne Police Department, was escorting the procession for Manhattan Beach officer Mark Vasquez when his motorcycle was involved in a crash with another officer.
Briefly: LAPD "satisfied" with lineup involving suspect in Bryan Stow case, but still no charges filed. LAT Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas urges that the Crenshaw light-rail line stop at Leimert Park...
Lakers close in on Mike Brown, LA's vanishing children, housing commissioners living the good life, CNBC anchor Mark Haines dies and a local TV anchor tweets her lunch with political analysts. Plus much more.
In a clip taken from the 1968 documentary "Cineaste de notre temps," the actor and filmmaker cruises through the Hollywood Hills in a convertible — with the Beach Boys singing "California Girls" on the radio — and complains there aren't enough people in L.A.
Actually, tonight's "60 Minutes" says it's the testimony of Lance Armstrong's former teammate and confidante, Tyler Hamilton, that threatens to rewrite the story of bike racing and its biggest American legend.
On tonight's "Which Way, L.A.?" on KCRW, the Times' Jim Newton came on to lay out the calm outsider's view of why the county Board of Supervisors is all torn apart over the work of CEO William Fujioka. Then the Supes came on.
She will apparently send her lawyers to court tomorrow to argue that ex-husband Frank McCourt has endangered the value of the Dodgers, and set her up for a big loss should Commissioner Bud Selig seize the club.
We first told you about Roger Guenveur Smith's one-man show, which traces its roots to the summer day in 1965 when San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal conked Dodgers catcher John Roseboro's head with a bat, back in 2009.
Channels 2 and 9 reporter Suzanne Marques blogs that she's been reading Julia Child's autobiography — and woke up Sunday morning with an insatiable craving to make Julia's Boeuf Bourguignon recipe that had a starring role in the movie "Julia and Julia." So she did.
Endeavour launches as Exposition Park awaits its arrival, state Democrats smell a two-thirds majority, the bungling of high-speed rail, more analysis of Caruso's speech, a gay CNN anchor plus books and authors and a bunch of media notes.
The most famous dancer (I think) from San Pedro is profiled in the current New York magazine as the first black female soloist at American Ballet Theatre in decades and as the muse to Prince in a recent video. Copeland, a prodigy after she took up dance as a teenager,
The research and development grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for "Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race" is the only such grant in the state, Rep. Karen Bass said.
The snippets reported in the media sound more like ideological encouragement than operational orders, but the mention of Los Angeles and other cities came in the context of calls by Osama bin Laden to kill as many Americans as possible.
End of an era in the Valley, which was still agricultural enough in the 1940s to launch an annual livestock and equestrian fair held for a few decades at the Devonshire Downs race track and fairgrounds in Northridge.
Inside the LAPD's red light photo unit, Greuel's cellphone audit, Brown's cuts, Villaraigosa's lunch at Drago yesterday, Rainey on those Schwarzenegger groping stories from '03, Hillary Swank's looks and much more.
The West Coast premiere of artist Christian Marclay's "The Clock," a 24-hour montage of thousands of scenes from films and television depicting the passage of time, will run in LACMA's Bing Theater from 11 a.m. on Monday, May 16 until Tuesday at 11 a.m.
On this week's LA Observed column on KCRW, I argue that Gov. Jerry Brown's nonchalant informality certainly works as media imagery and can be refreshing. It can also seem like lack of preparation or inattention to detail.
Andrew Bynum's dumb elbow to the upper body of Dallas guard J.J. Barea in the Lakers' final playoff game will cost him $702,272, including the five-game suspension and a $25,000 for taking off his jersey as he left the court.
The Kam Kuwata USC award will be given to a student or students who have demonstrated a strong interest in campaign politics and provide them with financial support to work on behalf of a candidate or cause that inspires them.
We have some tickets courtesy of Live Talks Los Angeles for Wednesday's 8 p.m. show at Track 16 in Santa Monica: voice actors Billy West and Tom Kenny in conversation with L.A. author and journalist Kristine McKenna.
Adrienne Crew came to me a while ago and said she wanted to do a personal blog on growing older in Los Angeles. The topic is one that a lot of people quietly think about, but it doesn't get a lot attention in the blogosphere.
David Hume Kennerly won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 (at age 25) for his combat photography of the Vietnam War and was at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles the night in June, 1968 that Robert F. Kennedy was shot.
In an email sent by his exploratory campaign for mayor, first-time candidate Austin Beutner asks his contacts to talk him up — and particularly to mention Richard Riordan and that Los Angeles Magazine profile.
A Saturday panel at the LA Times book festival billed as "History, Identity & Purpose: California Chicanos & Beyond" turned into a forum for Sal Castro, an organizer of the East L.A. student walkouts of the 1960s.
Sheriff Lee Baca is becoming one of the more interesting local elected officials, with his leading role in the defense of law-abiding American muslims and his advocacy of education programs for his jail inmates.
It's hard to imagine anyone close to the nexus of L.A. fashion and celebrity not being familiar with James Goldstein, the older (shall we say) man who dresses in python skin suits and hats and who has been a fixture for years at Lakers games and around the edges of the L.A. fashion scene.
The New York Times says that the first authoritative tweet that "seemed to confirm" the news was posted at 10:25 p.m. Eastern Time by Keith Urbahn, the chief of staff for former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
The city's Department of Transportation sent out a Sunday afternoon press release saying it had "launched a full investigation" of that KNBC report about two traffic enforcement officers appearing in a porn film while on duty and in uniform.
Donna Perlmutter closes out 2015 with productions downtown and on the Westside.
After 53 years, Sun Valley's Aadlen Brothers and U-Pick Parts cleans out. Photos
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