Gary Leonard observed a billboard for Sony's "The Interview" at 3rd Street and Gardner. Oops, that was yesterday.
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California Sunday Magazine has posted early its January issue story reconstructing the events of September 26, 2014 in Iguala. "Mexico is now a nation in mourning."
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The rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino for nearly 45 years was "regarded as the most influential synagogue leader of his generation." "The John Wooden of rabbis," says Zev Yaroslavsky.
The trial reporter for Associated Press who got her start in the courthouse as a fill-in at the trial of the Charles Manson family in 1969 will retire on Monday. She plans to write a memoir, AP says.
He was lucky to be white.
"We have found linkage to the North Korean government," according to a U.S. government source.
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.
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Here we are on Tuesday before the rain: And here we are this morning, just after:...
There are recurring rumbles of more prominent departures from the Los Angeles Times as the year comes to a close. Streeter has written often about sports for the Times.
Windyty is one of those websites where you can lose a lot of time just staring and trying new views.
Is protesting on the freeway "historically appropriate," as the professor argues, or "insanity," as then-LAPD chief Bill Bratton quipped. Here's the argument.
Garth, a small, pugnacious political consultant, always said that in a campaign Bugs Bunny beats Daffy Duck -- the smooth unruffled character beats the berserk fool.
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.
Another of LA's chain restaurant pioneers passes away. He 'popularized the concept of the sit-down Mexican chain.'
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Why so blue? Rumor has it there's more rain on the way......
Waze vs. LA neighborhoods. David Denby out as New Yorker film critic. Bill Cosby has a little to say. LA Times news. Kobe Bryant hits a new milestone. Plus more.
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Steve Harvey collects signs and observations from around Southern California.
Outside City Hall, friends and family of California inmates identified as innocent by the California Innocence Project pleaded for Governor Brown to commute their sentences for the holidays.
More than once, I've asked publicly how Center Theatre Group can possibly justify branding itself as 'LA's Theatre Company.' So I was fascinated when Diane Rodriguez, one of CTG's three associate artistic directors, raised the subject in an interview. Plus: Current stage reviews.
Photo: The staffers at Skylight Books in Los Feliz leave no doubt how they feel about Bill Cosby and the allegations of sexual drugging and rape piling up against the performer.
Christensen and Gold
A dramatic, wrenching, and potentially pivotal story is unfolding in the environmental movement right now. It came to a head last week after Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, posted messages in solidarity with #blacklivesmatter.
Two of the Sugar Plum Fairies in Westside Ballet's production of The Nutcracker have traveled very different paths to the iconic role.
None of it matters until this final certified list of the candidates who actually completed their paperwork to run for office and get on the ballot. Only one City Council member is unopposed.
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Campaign 2015 takes shapeHere is the certified list of who is running for Los Angeles City Council, school board and community college board. Story
A tale of two Sugar Plum FairiesJoy Womack comes to the Santa Monica Nutcracker from Moscow, Lyrica Blankfein from NYC. More
Need a harpsichord in LA?Visit Curtis Berak's basement collection in an industrial section of downtown. Karen Wada
Reclaiming lost livesThe annual LA County memorial for unclaimed human remains makes a powerful civic statement. Ellen Alperstein
Honoring Robert Downey, Sr.Louis C.K., Alan Arkin and Robert Downey, Jr. took part in a screening of 'Putney Swope.' Iris Schneider
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