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News, Los Angeles, Police Department

Man Shot To Death Near Hamilton High School In Beverlywood, Others Injured

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 2:26 pm

Three men were shot today -- one fatally -- in what police said may have been a gang- or drug-related crime in the Beverlywood area of Los Angeles.

News, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Courts

"7th Heaven" Actor Stephen Collins Confessed To Sexual Allegations

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:11 am

"7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins confessed to having sexual contact with three girls 20, 32 and 40 years ago, it was reported today.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Hotels

Two Hotel Groups Sue L.A. In Federal Court Over Minimum Wage Hike For Workers

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:08 am

Two hotel industry groups sued the city of Los Angeles in federal court today challenging the recent passage of a $15.37-per- hour minimum wage for workers at many hotels in the city.

Sports, Los Angeles, Football

San Diego Chargers Won't Move To Los Angeles In 2015

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:07 am

The number of potential NFL teams that could move to Los Angeles in 2015 dropped by one today when the San Diego Chargers announced they will again play in Qualcomm Stadium next season.

Sports, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Olympics

No U.S. City Selected Yet For U.S. 2024 Summer Olympics Bid

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:05 am

A Los Angeles delegation that included Mayor Eric Garcetti joined three other cities today making final pitches to the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors in Redwood City in hopes of becoming the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Sports, Los Angeles, Basketball, Clippers

Clippers To Hold Jewish Heritage Night, Hanukkah Celebration

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:01 am

The Los Angeles Clippers will conduct their fourth annual Jewish Heritage Night at tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center, and the team is dubbing the event, "Chanukah with the Clippers."

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Weather

Rainfall To Continue Through Wednesday In Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:22 am

Light rain generated by the first of two back-to-back storms expected in California doused the Southland early today amid fears that rainfall through Wednesday coming so soon after last week's drenching could unleash mud slides in areas previously stripped bare by wildfire.

News, Los Angeles, Holiday, Santa Monica, Religion

Hanukkah Begins At Sundown

Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:15 am

Hanukkah, Judaism's eight-day commemoration of the temple rededication that followed the Maccabees' victory over a larger Syrian army in 165 B.C., begins at sundown tonight, amid a call to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Sports, Los Angeles, Olympics

Los Angeles Among Four U.S. Cities Vying For Potential U.S. 2024 Summer Olympics

Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:09 am

Los Angeles will be among four cities making final presentations to the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors in Redwood City today to be the potential U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Weather

Pair Of Storms Head For Santa Monica, Los Angeles Today

Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 9:27 am

A pair of storms headed for the Southland today, threatening to generate rainfall from early Tuesday through Wednesday, National Weather Service forecasters said.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Gas Prices Hit Record Lows Across Los Angeles But Could Soar In New Year

Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 9:32 am

Smiling faces are aplenty at Westside gas stations with prices falling below $3 a gallon and continuing to plummet as crude oil sits at their lowest levels since 2009 and local demand declines.

News, Los Angeles, Weather

Rare Tornado Causes Havoc In Los Angeles

Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 9:00 am

The National Weather Service confirmed Friday afternoon what some people in South Los Angeles already suspected: a small tornado hit the area, tearing up roofs and downing trees and limbs as rain and thunderstorms swept through Southern California.

News, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Film

Critics' Choice Movie Awards To Honor Kevin Costner, Ron Howard & Jessica Chastain

Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 8:56 am

Kevin Costner, Ron Howard and Jessica Chastain will all receive special honors during the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced Friday.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Ladwp

Tens Of Thousands Affected By Friday Power Outages Across Los Angeles County

Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 8:52 am

Electrical service was interrupted Friday to tens of thousands of customers around Los Angeles County, with weather conditions responsible for many of the problems, authorities said.

News, Los Angeles, Film

Sony Pictures Co-Chair Apologizes For Remarks About Black-Themed Movies

Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 8:57 am

Sony Pictures Co-Chair Amy Pascal apologized on Thursday for remarks she made in a series of emails with producer Scott Rudin focused on black-themed movies that the pair joked President Barack Obama might like.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Los Angeles County Population Now Estimated At More Than 10.07 Million

Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 8:55 am

The population of Los Angeles County was estimated at more than 10.07 million as of July 1, an increase of 0.56 percent from the same time last year, the state Department of Finance reported Thursday.

News, Los Angeles, Courts

Judge Dismisses Phone Porn Lawsuit Against Sprint Corp.

Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 8:32 am

A judge dismissed all allegations against Sprint Corp. and its subsidiaries in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged that a phone he bought from a retail store in Pasadena contained pornography seen by his underage son.

News, Los Angeles, Religion

Los Angeles City Hall Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Set For Today

Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 8:30 am

Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles' first elected Jewish mayor, will participate in today's 29th annual City Hall menorah-lighting ceremony.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Founder Of Online Drugs Marketplace Gets 10-Year Sentence In L.A.

Posted Dec. 11, 2014, 8:45 am

The creator of a website that allowed suppliers of LSD, Ecstasy and other drugs to anonymously sell their wares on the Internet was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years behind bars.

Sports, Los Angeles, Baseball, Dodgers

Dodgers Trading Outfielder Matt Kemp To San Diego Padres

Posted Dec. 11, 2014, 8:30 am

The Los Angeles Dodgers are trading outfielder Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres, it was reported today.

News, Los Angeles, Health, Lax

Woman Gives Birth On Southwest Airlines Flight That Had To Divert To LAX

Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:38 am

A Southwest Airlines flight from San Francisco to Phoenix landed instead at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday with an extra passenger, thanks to a woman who gave birth during the flight.

News, Los Angeles, Election

Former Assemblyman Isadore Hall III Wins Senate Special Election

Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:29 am

Democrat Isadore Hall III will take office shortly as the state senator representing the 35th District after winning the special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Roderick Wright.

News, Los Angeles

L.A. County To Bury Unclaimed Remains Of 1,489 People Today

Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:20 am

Los Angeles County workers will bury the unclaimed remains of 1,489 people in a mass grave today.

News, Awards, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Film

2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Announced; "Birdman" Leads

Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:04 am

"Birdman'' scored a leading four nominations today for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, with "Boyhood,'' "The Imitation Game'' and "The Theory of Everything'' each getting three nods while in television, four-time comedy ensemble winner "Modern Family'' led the pack with four nominations.

News, Los Angeles, Law, Sheriff

Supervisors Approve Sheriff's Department Civilian Oversight Commission

Posted Dec. 9, 2014, 9:27 am

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved the creation of a civilian commission to oversee the Sheriff's Department.

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