Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Local Interest / United States / Los Angeles / Popular


ALS Assn. drops its bid to trademark 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

The ALS Assn. has announced it is withdrawing two trademark applications it submitted for the phrases “Ice Bucket Challenge,” and "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" after getting flak for its attempt.

Man knowingly infected partner with HIV, prosecutors allege

A 29-year-old man from Imperial Beach near San Diego has been charged with knowingly infecting a partner with HIV.

Catalina Island suffers significant damage from Hurricane Marie waves

Catalina Island was cleaning up Thursday, a day after waves from Hurricane Marie caused significant damage.

Rapper arrested, released in time for Made in America festival

A rapper scheduled to perform at the Made in America festival was arrested Friday night and released early Saturday, authorities said.

Downtown L.A. prepares for kickoff of Made in America music fest

Final preparations were underway early Saturday for a music festival expected to draw tens of thousands of concert-goers to downtown Los Angeles this weekend.

LAPD names two sergeants involved in struggle with suspect who died

The Los Angeles Police Department has identified two sergeants involved in a physical altercation with a 37-year-old motorist who died hours after his arrest.

Officials continue to investigate man charged in willful HIV infection

Authorities said they are investigating whether there are more alleged victims of a man charged with knowingly infecting a partner with HIV.

Funeral today for Ezell Ford, mentally ill man killed by L.A. police

Funeral services are scheduled Saturday for Ezell Ford, a mentally ill man shot to death during a confrontation with Los Angeles police earlier this month.

NYPD is under investigation in a second restraint-related death

The New York Police Department said it is under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold that fueled community outcry and led the department to overhaul its use-of-force training.

Gov. Brown appeals ruling that struck down teacher job protections

Gov. Jerry Brown filed an appeal Friday of a ruling that struck down traditional job protections for teachers.

Man shot to death on sidewalk in Compton

A man was shot to death on a sidewalk in Compton on Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Man makes off with cash drawer in Auto Zone robbery in Santa Ana

Santa Ana detectives are seeking the public's help in finding a robber who pulled out a gun, grabbed a cash register drawer and fled from an Auto Zone store.

Team USA opens FIBA World Cup against Finland

Winning the FIBA World Cup won't be the biggest challenge for Team USA. Putting the basketball team together, now that was the hard part.

How USC's Josh Shaw has access to high-profile lawyer is unknown

Among the many questions swirling around the Josh Shaw story at USC, one more has popped up.

Mitch McConnell campaign manager resigns in fallout from Iowa case

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, locked in a fierce reelection fight in Kentucky, lost the services Friday of his tea party-allied campaign manager, who abruptly quit over a scandal involving the 2012 Iowa presidential caucus...

LAUSD early childhood education gets funding boost

The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education passed a resolution Thursday to increase funding by millions of dollars for the district's early education budget.

Man found guilty in 2006 killing of Beverly Hills plastic surgeon

The killings were separated by time and distance, their only connection buried in shared roots to a 200-acre pistachio and alfalfa ranch in Lancaster.

Letters: He can cover, but he can't cover up

Apparently, Josh Shaw has not learned the lessons of history from Richard Nixon, Pete Rose, Lance Armstrong, Bernie Madoff, and baseball players from the steroid era. Mr. Shaw, a strategy for concealing wrongful conduct by orchestrating a deliberate cover-up based on intentional fabrication,...

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Ridgemark, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon eight miles from Ridgemark, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:32 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.

Renan Barao falls ill cutting weight, scratched from UFC title fight

T.J. Dillashaw said last week he believed his scheduled Saturday opponent and former bantamweight champion Renan Barao had outgrown the division.

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC