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Drone used to scrawl graffiti on Kendall Jenner billboard

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

A graffiti artist is taking credit for using a drone to vandalize a giant Calvin Klein Jeans billboard ad featuring Kendall Jenner. Artist Katsu says he used a Phantom drone to scrawl red paint across Jenner's face on the six-story billboard at Houston and Lafayette streets in New York City on...

L.A. council candidates split on city plan to operate the Greek

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The two Los Angeles City Council candidates vying to represent a Sherman Oaks-to-Silver Lake district are split over a controversial plan for the city to operate the Greek Theatre itself.

Zoom in on National Park Foundation's 'Share the Experience' photo contest

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Can you find a more touching mother and child portrait in a national park? The photograph of a polar bear cuddling with her cub at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska took top prize in the National Park Foundation's 2014 "Share the Experience" photo contest.

At a Nepal school-turned-shelter, lessons in resilience in quake aftermath

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

More than two-dozen children gathered under a colorful tarpaulin at the Vidyarthi Niketan School here about 10 miles east of Nepal’s capital, trying hard to follow along as a dance instructor guided them through a popular Nepali son...

Baseball: First-place showdown between Burroughs and Crescenta Valley

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

First place in the Pacific League will be on the line Friday night when Burroughs (18-4, 8-1) faces Crescenta Valley (18-3, 8-1) at 7 p.m. at Stengel Field.

Kate Atkinson moves backwards through a life in 'A God in Ruins'

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

About 50 pages into "A God in Ruins," I got confused. As the book picked up momentum, it was throwing Teddy Todd, a World War II pilot, 40 years ahead to a full life of parenthood and grandparenthood. But hadn't Teddy died during the war in Kate Atkinson's last novel, "Life After Life"?

The Linq splashes down with a new pool scene

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Just in time for the heat, the  Linq Hotel & Casino unveils its two new pools with their own bar, daybeds, cabanas and hotel rooms lining the exterior.

Alaska to begin flights between L.A. and Costa Rica in the fall

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Alaska Airlines plans new flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to two airports in Costa Rica starting Oct. 31. The airline announced Thursday it would add eight weekly flights on the new routes.

A little conservation goes a long way in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Experts have reported some good news about their long-running efforts to protect fish in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: A ban on fishing in one large portion of the reef has helped fish throughout the habitat.

Manny Pacquiao fans, here's 9 Filipino recipes for Saturday

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

As most of you doubtless know, this weekend is the biggest, most hyped and most expensive fight to happen since, well, ever. On Saturday evening at 6 PDT, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will enter the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas to trade something more athletic than hyperbole. It's been...

Boys' basketball: Donald Gipson of Fairfax has surgery for knee injury

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Standout All-Ciy junior guard Donald Gipson of Fairfax had surgery on Wednesday for a partial ligament tear in his knee suffered during the state playoffs.

Chloe Sevigny, star of a new Rizzoli book, gets personal about style

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

In the two decades since making her acting debut in Larry Clark's disturbing teen film "Kids" and being dubbed "Girl of the Moment" by Jay McInerney in the New Yorker, Chloë Sevigny has proved to be a surprising chameleon. While her career has remained deeply rooted in the independent film world...

Proposed bill on fighting wage theft is strong but needs more precision

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The California Legislature last year considered a bill that would have given workers a mechanism for collecting unpaid wages by filing a lien against their employer. It wasn't a perfect solution, but it would have made it harder for business owners to evade their obligations. The measure failed...

Verizon-ESPN dispute may pave way for a la carte pay-TV programming

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

There's a reason ESPN sicced its lawyers on Verizon this week, shattering any pretense of being part of a big, happy pay-TV family.

Billy Bob Thornton's Boxmasters wind up 'Somewhere Down the Road'

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Given the band members' day jobs, it's a minor miracle that Billy Bob Thornton's band, the Boxmasters, ever finds time to record or tour.

Verizon picks a fight with ESPN over unbundled cable TV

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Verizon isn't one of the biggest players in cable and satellite TV, but it picked what may be the most important fight in the industry this decade. Responding to consumers' demand for less expensive programming bundles, Verizon introduced a slimmed-down offering without the popular but costly ESPN...

Time to rein in California's traffic ticket surcharges

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

One reason you pay so much when you are ticketed for, say, driving with a broken taillight is that there's a surcharge added to your ticket to help victims of violent crimes. There's also an add-on that pays for training police officers, another to provide services to people with traumatic brain...

What we pay for when we pay traffic tickets

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

About 80% of what you pay for a traffic ticket in California is not part of the base fine, but covers a variety of assessments and fees tacked on to pay for state and local programs. The State Penalty Assessment, for example, supports driver training, long-term care for those with traumatic brain...

Amid drought, the West is no place for a lawn, as Nevada has learned

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

When Gov. Jerry Brown ordered that California rip up 50 million square feet of lawns to conserve water amid the West's deadening drought, the Golden State gasped.

When Manny Pacquiao fights, it's a Philippine holiday

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Order $60 worth of Filipino favorites to go at Max's of Manila in Glendale on Saturday and you get to take home a special "knockout treat:" a free, family-size, deep-fried pork leg called a crispy pata. But make plans to sit down at Max's that night for sisig or kare kare and you're likely to find...

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