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Everything for the past week
He was a criminal of course.
The Lakers' top draft pick this year, 19-year-old Julius Randle, broke his right tibia midway through the fourth quarter while driving to the basket in his first NBA game.
KTLA morning traffic reporter Ginger Chan accidentally calls Rubin fat, thinking her mic is off. Everybody laughs, the video goes global, but he has some reflections on it all.
I'd say the ficus tree has definitively won this battle on Ben Lomond Place in Los Feliz.
Holiday magazine sought to delight Americans with tales of "the cliff dwellers [who] cling precariously to the brush-covered slopes of the Hollywood hills, sharing the common perils of fire and flood."
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I know I've said this a few (hundred) times over the years but ooooh, pretty....
Expansion team to be announced Thursday will reportedly be owned by an investor group led by Vietnamese-American businessman Henry Nguyen and include Peter Guber. Team won't play until 2017.
Read the memo
Renata Simril previously worked in City Hall for Mayor James Hahn and then-Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas. She will be a senior vice president of the LA Times.
The county calls him a John Doe, but on certain corners in Canoga Park he was known as Tuan Nguyen. "This is one of the best stories I've read in a long time," says a former LA Times reporter on Facebook.
Jill Stewart to acting editor of LA Weekly. CHP's nude photos of suspects. CBC and KPCC host Jian Ghomeshi out over rough sex. Valley residents upset by mound of city asphalt. Plus politics notes, media notes and more obits.
Supervisor Yaroslavsky says he remains neutral in the race between Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver, and he asked Shriver to stop claiming otherwise. Plus more politics notes.
Mankiewicz died last week in Washington of heart failure. Among his many roles in public life, he announced the death of Robert F. Kennedy in the darkness of a Los Angeles morning.
Stow welcomes the fans and kicks off the game with "play ball!" The Giants won 11-4 to even the series.
When the conversation turns to zombies, the buzz is all about bees.
The veteran A Noise Within actor talks with LA Observed about the joys and perils of performing in two plays at once, her favorite leading men and what happens when you start a show while sitting on a toilet.
Here in Malibu
There is nothing the little border collie would rather do than to chase and catch (and chase and catch...
Al Martinez on Everything Else
Martinez riffs on dogs, shifting family tenants in his house and why bible sellers are always in jeopardy at his front door.
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A touch of gold in the sycamores deep in the Santa Monica mountains....
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Ficus vs sidewalkThis ficus has definitely won on Ben Lomond Place in Los Feliz. Bigger inside
TeammatesMembers of the Columbus Blue Jackets wait for teammate Nick Foligno to be placed on a stretcher at Staples Center. He was OK after the game, won 5-2 by the Kings.
Fauna observedGreat horned owl perched in a yucca. Veronique de Turenne
Struckus HouseSwiveling front door at the Al Struckus House in Woodland Hills. More photos
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