It's going to be more chilly than usual for folks staying out overnight in Pasadena for the Rose Parade. Kind of ironic for a parade that has functioned throughout its history as a promotional piece for balmy Southern California cities to sell their mid-winter allure to frigid Easterners and Midwesterners.
Of all the ways that Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal's life is going to change because her studio emails were hacked and distributed around the internet, this might prove to be one of the more disturbing.
Sony acted to drop plans for a Christmas Day release of the film starring James Franco and Seth Rogen (with a key part for Lizzy Caplan) after the nation's bigger theater chains said they weren't going to screen the movie because of hacker threats.
Sony hacking fallout gets more serious. LAPD adopts body cameras for 7,000 officers and will reform its crime stats methods. Court-appointed panel will monitor LA jails. Dov Charney out at American Apparel. Dodgers axe Brian Wilson. Plus more.
The New Yorker takes a serious look at the future of Los Angeles taxicabs through the eyes of Eric Spiegelman, the president of Mayor Garcetti's taxi commission, and a believer that taxis can move into the app era.
Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to demand in court that James Risen, a national security reporter for the New York Times, reveal his source for a book that reported a CIA effort to sabotage Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
An old-fashioned Pacific winter storm that slammed into Northern California has flooded streets and highways, registered some astonishing wind speeds and forced some schools to close. Surfing on Lake Tahoe!
Civilian oversight (of some undefined sort) for the Sheriff. Isadore Hall wins a state Senate seat. Where Patty Lopez beat Raul Bocanegra. Rep. Loretta Sanchez's holiday card. David Letterman's final late-night show has a date. Dodgers in Mexico create some bad feelings. Plus more.
Turns out that Uber's claim of a serious background check for drivers is just BS to make riders feel comfortable getting into a stranger's car, at least according to the district attorneys. Uber doesn't even use fingerprints to check for wanted criminals.
Heavy rain and snowfall, blizzards above 6,000 feet and more are expected this week -- in Northern California. But that's good enough for us in the south. The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge has moved out of the way for now.
Investigation continues as lanes open around DTLA fire site. What is developer Geoff Palmer's vision? FBI will brief Sony employees on the studio's cyberattack. Pivot TV cancels TakePart Live. California's drought is naturally occurring. Plus more.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and his advisor, seismologist Lucy Jones, unveiled an earthquake plan for Los Angeles that requires vulnerable pre-1980 apartments to retrofit within five years. Concrete buildings at risk get 25 years.
The Weekly says "our focus for 2015 is utilizing our time and resources towards building, promoting, and evolving events that can bring us profitability for the new year. Unfortunately, this event does not help us towards meeting those directives."
Magazine's managing editor says "there now appear to be discrepancies" in the rape victim's account of what happened. Rolling Stone put everything on her being truthful by agreeing not to confirm her facts.
Beck says LAPD killing of Brian Newt Beaird was wrong. Reviving civilian oversight of the sheriff. Media and politics notes. Plus a Wilt Chamberlain stamp, an exhibit of Steven Soboroff's typewriters, and much more.
Mayor Garcetti supports LAPD on protester arrests. Hillary Clinton got $300,000 to speak at UCLA. A political consultant advertises. An LA TV veteran retires. Plus Jian Ghomeshi, Cargoland, bacon-wrapped hot dogs and more.
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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