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Claim filed against FBI in death of alleged kidnapper in San Diego County

The sister of the San Diego County man shot to death by the FBI in the Idaho woods after allegedly kidnapping a teenage girl has filed a $20-million claim against the FBI.

Garcetti appoints entertainment lawyer to Police Commission

An entertainment lawyer who served on Mayor Eric Garcetti's transition team is expected to join the Los Angeles Police Commission in the coming weeks, replacing another commissioner whose term has expired.

Expo Line 'test train' to cross into downtown Santa Monica on Friday

Friday morning will mark the first time in more than 60 years that a commuter train has pulled into downtown Santa Monica under its own power.

1 killed as fire guts home that was target of drug investigation in San Diego County

A woman was killed early Thursday as a flash fire gutted a 3,500-square-foot home in an upscale part of northern San Diego County -- a house that had for months been the target of a drug investigation, officials said.

Morrissey says TSA screener groped him at San Francisco airport

The Transportation Safety Administration has denied allegations made by singer Morrissey that he was groped by a security screener at the San Francisco International Airport.

Garcetti says 'battle plan' is on the way to fight rising homelessness

In the wake of criticism that his administration is falling behind in the fight against Los Angeles' surging homelessness, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that his office and other agencies will soon unveil a "battle plan" to take people off the streets.

Two-thirds of uninsured Californians gain coverage after Obamacare rollout

More than two-thirds of Californians uninsured before the Affordable Care Act now have coverage, a new report finds.

Jury finds deputy U.S. marshal guilty of obstruction in 2008 shooting

A federal jury on Thursday found an off-duty deputy U.S. marshal guilty of obstruction of justice for making misleading statements to police after he shot and killed a man during a confrontation in a Fairfax-area alley in 2008.

Source of 3-mile-wide oil sheen off Santa Barbara County coast still a mystery

A day after a three-mile-wide oil sheen was spotted off the Santa Barbara Coast, authorities were trying to determine its source.

Ray's at Killer Creek Cracks Open the Big Green Egg for Cooking Class and Tasting August 8

Join Ray's at Killer Creek executive chef Mike Fuller for a midday foray into Big Green Egg cooking on Saturday, August 8 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fuller's special tasting menu features smoked, locally foraged wild mushroom flatbread with...Show More Summary

Police Misconduct Needs 'Broken Windows' Approach

On the same day a female Los Angeles Police officer was sentenced to 36 months for delivering hard kicks to the groin of a handcuffed woman who later died, a homeless woman with mental illness was facing 25 years to life for merely picking up a police baton. Show More Summary

In-n-Out Burger's Secret Menu is Updated!

all photos by Jay A website called BuzzFeed recently paid tribute to In-n-Out Burger by listing 27 whimsical reasons why they are so beloved. I won't detail them all but some are admirable. It began: First of all, the burgers, which are handmade by angels. Show More Summary

If You Liked Yesterday’s Lower Haight Bicycle “Stop-In,” You’re going to LOVE Tomorrow’s Critical Mass – It’s OBEY THE LAW DAY!

TweetHere’s the thing about Critical Mass, Man – it doesn’t have any LEADERS, Man. Not officially, anyway. But people are planning away right now, for tomorrow’s special OBEY THE LAW Critical Mass, July 31, 2015. So this is the plan, Man.  As with the recent Stop-In, cyclists would collectively stop for stop signs and red […]

Lombard Hit and Run Suspect: London Breed and Malia Cohen Urge “a Proper and Transparent Independent Investigation”

TweetRegarding this incident this morning: “PRESIDENT LONDON BREED AND SUPERVISOR MALIA COHEN’S STATEMENT REGARDING INCIDENT ON LOMBARD STREET San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Board President London Breed and Supervisor Malia Cohen today issued the following statement regarding this morning’s incident on Lombard Street. Show More Summary

Evidence Supporting the Rumors that Kristine Shine is No Longer President of SFGate / the San Francisco Chronicle – An HTML Clue

TweetHere you go – where’s the name “Shine, Kristine – President” here at Newsroom Contacts? Did somebody go in and simply delete Kristine’s entry within the past couple weeks and that’s why there’s a tell-tale glitch in the spacing betwixt entries? It sure looks that way to me. WE’RE THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, PEOPLE! Here’s the coding […]

After Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, China’s Legal Reform Path Uncertain

China's crackdown on “rights defense” lawyers is the strongest assault to date on a small number of pioneers who have struggled to advance the rule of law and it increases uncertainty about the future of law reform in the country as long as Xi Jinping is leading the party-state.

Shania Twain talks touring, turning 50 and making new music

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI In early June, Shania Twain stepped onto a stage in Seattle and launched her first tour in more than a decade. It’s also, she insists, her final tour. Well, who can blame her, then, for...

Bad Day for Dry Cleaning

A man tried to protect his clothes as he crossed 26th Street at Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Thursday. Forecasters say Friday will be sunny, with a high in the 90s.

What’s Your Secret to a Long Life? Tell Us in a Video

The Times is asking readers to submit a 15-second video of a person age 85 and older answering that age-old question.

Q&A: Curator Brett Abbott on acquisition of classic Brett Weston photos on view at High

11 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

Weston is not an easy name to carry, especially if you are a photographer. Nevertheless, Brett Weston, the second son of master photographer Edward Weston,

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