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'Aloha': Cameron Crowe rom-com gets cold greeting from critics

Life has been anything but a beach for "Aloha," Cameron Crowe's Hawaii-set romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper as a jaded defense contractor, Emma Stone as his new love interest and Rachel McAdams as a former flame.

In 'San Andreas,' there's plenty for quake experts to find fault with

The snickering could be heard as soon as the first teaser for the movie "San Andreas" was posted online.

L.A. labor leaders agree to delay minimum wage exemption for unions

A union official said Thursday night that two prominent Los Angeles labor groups would not oppose the passage of a citywide minimum wage increase that omits an exemption for unionized businesses.

Irvine bucks the trend, votes to repeal its living wage law

When Irvine adopted a living wage ordinance nearly eight years ago, the suburban city in the heart of Orange County was cheered for its progressive effort to give its poorest wage earners a bigger paycheck.

New insurance product will fill a gap for UberX, Lyft and Sidecar drivers

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Wednesday announced the approval of an insurance product from Farmers Insurance that could finally fill a gap in insurance coverage for drivers with companies such as UberX, Lyft and Sidecar.

Part of Greece's ruling Syriza party is ready to abandon the euro

The debate over whether Greece should exit from the euro, the common European currency, appears to be coming to a head. Next week, the country faces a deadline to repay the International Monetary Fund. If Greece can't reach a deal with European institutions to restructure or extend a portion of...

LOL: The Rock Says Everything In 'San Andreas' Could Totally Happen

17 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

San Andreas is the latest in a long line of films that mixes science—California is prone to nasty earthquakes!—with the kind of fiction that lends itself to some sweet special effects—it could trigger tsunamis as high as the Golden State bridge! [ more › ]

Oil spill cleanup extends to Ventura County

The cleanup response to the oil spill that fouled miles of beaches along the Santa Barbara County coast will now extend to Ventura County, where tar balls have been spotted on beaches, officials said Friday.

L.A. minimum wage plan moves forward without union exemption

A landmark plan to boost the Los Angeles minimum wage took another step forward Friday, as a panel of city lawmakers vetted a draft ordinance putting the pay hikes into law.

After 6 years, ownership of massive emerald may finally be settled

Over the last six and a half years, nine men, one woman, three corporations and one government have laid claim to the giant emerald that’s been at the center of a protracted ownership dispute in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Get Turnt At Bar 107's Last Weekend :'(

Bar 107 opens at 6 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, if you want to get started early. [ more › ]

Why you're better off going alone than not at all

How many times have you wanted to see a buzzed-about film or been dying to check out a new restaurant or go to a concert, but you couldn't find someone to go with? Chances are, you stayed home.

Charles Manson Show Starring David Duchovny Now Available For Binge-Watching

You can binge-watch all the 'Aquarius' episodes starting today. [ more › ]

Orlando Magic hires Scott Skiles to be head coach

Scott Skiles will be the next head coach of the Orlando Magic, the team announced Friday.

JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon is fed up with you 'lazy' investors voting against him

You might think that the chairman and CEO of a major bank that had just pleaded guilty to a federal felony charge and has paid out more than $20 billion in legal settlements in recent years would show a little humility.

10 Metro Stations Will Soon Have Zipcars

Surviving Los Angeles without a car just got a little easier—Zipcar will be adding 10 more car-sharing locations at Metro stations. [ more › ]

Cool Map: The Age Of Every Building In Los Angeles County

A new and colorful interactive map lets you explore where and when all of the buildings across L.A. County were built over the decades. [ more › ]

Hello Kitty Is Having A Gigantic Warehouse Sale

Fans can get their fave Hello Kitty merch for as much as 70 percent off. [ more › ]

Homeless man wasn't intentionally set afire on Ventura beach, police say

Ventura police have determined that a severely burned homeless man was not intentionally doused with lighter fluid and set on fire, but that the ordeal was accidental.

Attorney general's office probes 2nd employee charged with posing as law enforcement

About a year before an aide to the state’s top prosecutor was put on leave for allegedly impersonating a police officer, another employee in Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris’ office was arrested for posing as a member of law enforcement.

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