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At a far-flung gig, Bill Cosby turns the tables on public outrage

Bill Cosby made his first stop of an endangered U.S. comeback tour Friday and, for at least a short time inside a central Florida theater, turned back the clock on a firestorm.

Home of the Week

This custom-built contemporary, with Balinese-inspired wood-accented interiors, sits along the sand in a gated Laguna Beach community. Three levels of living space take in whitewater and sunset views.

Hank Azaria's character-filled house is up for sale

Hank Azaria, a longtime voice on "The Simpsons," has listed a house in the Beverly Crest area at $3.5 million.

Immigration overhaul could boost Latino enrollment in Obamacare

President Obama's new immigration overhaul could increase Latino enrollment under his signature health law by reducing the threat of deportation and making more Californians comfortable signing up for coverage they already qualify to get.

Ninety-eight years later, LAPD takes time to remember one of its own

Walter R. Kreps, a Los Angeles police officer, was killed in the line of duty. He was on Avenue 20, racing to respond to a call, when a police car trying to pass a slower automobile collided with his motorcycle.

Bill Cosby's attorney blasts media for 'vilification' of comedian

The attorney for comedian Bill Cosby is blasting the news media for rushing to publicize what he called "unsubstantiated, fantastical stories" from several women who have come forward in the past few weeks to accuse Cosby of sexual assault.

Now in the spotlight, Astrid Silva vows to keep fighting for reform

Astrid Silva had no idea that President Obama was planning to mention her in a prime-time address announcing actions he planned to take on immigration. She found out when the rest of the nation did, as she watched with other immigration reform advocates at a party in Las Vegas.

Long Beach Poly goes one-on-one to beat Crespi, 44-27

For nine years, Long Beach Poly Coach Antonio Pierce was a linebacker in the NFL, so when he said before Friday's Pac-5 Division quarterfinal game against Crespi, "This is big-boy football," he wasn't kidding.

Have Infant, Will Travel

People often ask me how I get around so much with an infant. It’s pretty easy: my daughter is 5 months old and can’t say “please stop dragging me to everything, Mom.” Since her birth in June, we’ve been in perpetual motion, stopping only long enough to nurse and fight naps. There’s been a diaper […]

2 San Diego teens held in hoax school threats made on Yik Yak

Two teenagers were arrested Friday on suspicion of placing hoax threats that led to the lockdown of two San Diego high schools.

Designing Dream Cars of Immense Beauty and Desire

Designing heart-stopping, beautiful objects requires a perfect cocktail of design, styling, expression and aesthetic function - and is not for the faint of heart. Design thinking, design process or a branding matrix, are not sufficient to infuse artifacts with a visceral experience of intense beauty and desire. Show More Summary

Prang declares victory in close race for L.A. County assessor

Candidate Jeffrey Prang declared victory in the race for Los Angeles County assessor Friday, as the latest round of ballot counting made a victory by his opponent highly improbable.

Lakers vs. Mavericks: quarter-by-quarter updates

The Lakers (3-9) are looking to win their third game on a row on Friday when they visit the Dallas Mavericks (9-3).

Old Dogs & New Tricks: The Oral History of a 'Gay' Web Series (Part 2)

Carrie and Co. Whether you love HBO's groundbreaking millennial hit or simply prefer to hate on it for its deference to conspicuous consumption, there's no denying that Sex and the City was, and still remains, a cultural force to be reckoned with. Show More Summary

1.1 million immigrant parents in California qualify for deportation relief

More than 1 million immigrant parents in California will be eligible for deportation relief under President Obama's deferred action program, according to a Pew Research Center Study.

9 out of 10 problem drinkers in the U.S. aren't alcoholics, study says

You might think that people who throw back five or more drinks in a single outing or who down 15 or more drinks in a week are likely to be alcoholics. But a new study finds that the overwhelming majority of them are not.

L.A. County settles suit by disabled inmates alleging foul conditions

Five years after disabled jail inmates sued, alleging horrific conditions for those who used wheelchairs, Los Angeles County officials have agreed to a settlement.

O.C. school installs fence between campus and home of sex offender

School officials in Orange County have installed a temporary fence between a Costa Mesa high school and the home of a registered sex offender who lives next to the campus.

Hershey Felder Dazzles as Irving Berlin!

My lovely companion was European and only knew that Irving Berlin had been a famous American songwriter. I have been writing about Mr. Berlin for many years and listening to his music all my life, so I thought I knew all about him. Was...Show More Summary

Immigration debate explodes despite voter desire for change

Far from settling matters, President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration all but ensures at least two more years of fierce and angry debate over one of the most contentious and polarizing issues facing the country.

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