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VIdeo: Stephen Colbert Puts Himself In Kanye's 'Famous' Bed

As others criticize Kanye West's new video for "Famous"—which features 12 nude celebrities in bed together: Kim, Kanye, Caitlyn Jenner, Amber Rose, Ray J, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Donald Trump, George Bush, Bill Cosby, Anna Wintour, and Taylor Swift—he continues to promote it. Show More Summary

DWP accuses firm of using ratepayer dollars for Las Vegas bachelor parties as billing system fight continues

The Los Angeles City Attorney alleged Thursday that top managers at a consulting firm hired by the Department of Water and Power authorized inflated time records to earn payments for work the firm never performed, then spent the money on prostitutes, hotels and bottle service liquor for two Las...

LAPD commander alleges retaliation after leak of agency's purchase of horse owned by chief's daughter

A Los Angeles Police commander is suing the city, alleging he was the victim of retaliation after top police brass falsely concluded he leaked information to a blogger for a story that said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck approved the department’s purchase of a horse from Beck’s daughter. In the lawsuit...

'It's certainly unusual': Mystery cop car chases go-kart on busy Oakland freeway

California is no stranger to wild police pursuits, but a recent freeway chase involving a go-kart may well be a first. In a now viral video, the driver of a go-kart was filmed zooming down Interstate 880 in Oakland on Sunday while a black SUV with lights and sirens chased it down the highway. Crowds standing...

Garcetti nominates attorney Cynthia McClain-Hill to Police Commission

An attorney and public policy strategist could become the latest member of the Los Angeles Police Commission, replacing a longtime commissioner whose second term is expiring. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday that he had nominated Cynthia McClain-Hill to the five-person police oversight panel,...

'An assault on her is an assault on us all': U.S.' oldest park ranger beaten and robbed in her home

The nation's oldest national park ranger was beaten this week in her Richmond, Calif., home and robbed of her prized possessions, including a commemorative coin President Obama gave her in December. Betty Reid Soskin, 94, of Richmond was attacked in her town home about midnight Monday, according...

Help Santa Ana police find and prosecute this shooter and get a $100,000 reward

An anonymous donor is offering a $100,000 reward to help capture and convict a masked gunman who ambushed and shot a marijuana dispensary owner in Santa Ana last fall. The victim, 48-year-old Derek Warden, said he always looks over his shoulder since the Nov. 2 attack and has hired around-the-clock...

Man stabbed with butcher knife while watching 'The Shallows' in California theater

A man was stabbed multiple times Wednesday in an unprovoked knife attack while he watched the shark-attack thriller “The Shallows” at a Santa Rosa theater, authorities said. Adam Lucero, 21, is expected to survive the grisly that occurred just 10 minutes into the movie at the Roxy Theater complex at...

Boyle Heights Taco Stand To Be Replaced With Panda Express After 30 Years, Says Owner

Carnitas Michoacan #3 on Soto Street says they only have a few days left. [ more › ]

Weekend Planner: 20 Things To Do In Los Angeles

Staying in town this holiday weekend? Check out your options! [ more › ]

Time To Panic: Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw Goes To The Disabled List

The ace is expected to be out until at least the All-Star Break. [ more › ]

Anaheim Bans Airbnb And Other Short-Term Rentals

Opponents argued that short-term rentals limited permanent housing options for Anaheim residents. [ more › ]

Former Long Beach school teacher arrested for alleged sexual abuse

A former Long Beach school teacher was arrested last week after authorities received a report about sexual abuse alleged to have occurred from 2007 to 2009, police announced Thursday. Buena Park police arrested Jason Gorski on June 21 on suspicion of sexual abuse of a child, police said. Gorski...

Theater accidentally shows R-rated 'Sausage Party' preview at 'Finding Dory' screening

A G-rated audience got an R-rated preview by mistake at a theater in Concord, Calif., this month when families expecting to watch a tale about finding a forgetful fish were first shown an animated potato being skinned alive while screaming obscenities. A theater full of parents and children at...

What's going on with these tax hikes for homeless programs, anyway?

Los Angeles’ political leaders have a $1.8-billion plan for addressing the city’s homelessness crisis. To carry it out, they need money. So this week, the City Council prepared two property tax increases for the Nov. 8 ballot. Yet they only want voters to consider one. It’s all a bit confusing,...

The Beverly Center Is Getting Giant Murals Thanks To The Hammer Museum

Keep an eye out for that 1,000-foot mural as you're heading to Banana Republic. [ more › ]

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