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California AG Kamala Harris to appeal ruling against death penalty

A federal judge’s "flawed" decision declaring California’s enforcement of the death penalty unconstitutional will be appealed, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Thursday.

Two Marin County men found shot to death in neighboring home yards

Authorities on Thursday were investigating the shooting deaths of two men whose bodies were discovered in two neighboring backyards.

7 Things That Are Not Like Rape

This week in stupid, men are lamenting that they are expected to make sure they aren't raping people. Chris Herries, a senior at Stanford University, complained to Bloomberg News that the burden is on men to not rape. There's an assumption...Show More Summary

Anti-spying coalition launches campaign against LAPD drones

A new anti-police-drone campaign says the risk of Los Angeles authorities abusing their power and spying on innocent civilians is too great to allow the department to start using the devices.

Fear spreads, borders close as Ebola restricts travel in West Africa

Concerns over Ebola are prompting a growing number of African countries to tamp down on travel, a move the World Health Organization says could worsen the outbreak.

King Kong at Arclight Beach Cities

Location: Arclight Beach Cities, 831 S. Nash St., El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 607-9630 Link out: Click here Description: Arclight Cinemas screens the 1933 classic about a giant ape capable of conquering anything, until he loses his heart to a beautiful blonde. Featuring excellent stop-motion work from special effects pioneer Willis O’Brien. Start Time: 19:15 Date: 2014-08-27

The Wizard of Oz at Arclight Hollywood

Location: Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood CA Link out: Click here Description: Arclight Cinemas offers a 75th anniversary of the classic fantasy film about a young farm girl whisked away from Kansas by a tornado and deposited in the magical land of Oz. Start Time: 19:30 Date: 2014-08-25

Close Encounters of the Third Kind at Arclight Hollywood

Location: Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood CA Link out: Click here Description: Arclight Cinemas screens Steven Spielberg’s magically beautiful but somewhat overrated tale of an ordinary guy whose life is turned upside down when he sees a UFO. Start Time: 15:30 Date: 2014-08-24

Today's LA newspaper front pages vary a lot

Here's how four of the local front pages look in print today: Times, Register, Daily News and La Opinión. Just a visual survey, nothing more.

Tearjerker 'If I Stay' expected to top box office

Moviegoers will likely head to the theaters this weekend with Kleenex in one hand and tickets to the adaptation of the young adult novel “If I Stay" in the other.

Ferguson: The Untold Story

Think you have a pretty good idea of what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri? You may not, even if you've been watching a lot of cable news. Especially if you've been watching a lot of cable news. If the media's job is to give viewers and readers an accurate and full idea of what's really going on, we have to acknowledge that there is a long way to go. Show More Summary

Junction fire near Yosemite National Park now 75% contained

Firefighters made major progress Thursday on a 612-acre wildfire that has destroyed 47 structures near Yosemite National Park.

Mitch Kupchak, John Black of Lakers take the ALS ice bucket challenge

On Thursday, two Lakers executives took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge.

David Letterman's retirement plans: A Ken Burns doc?

David Letterman seemed to be considering his post-retirement plans out loud when he interviewed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns on Wednesday's "Late Show."

Superman: The Movie at Arclight Hollywood

Location: Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood CA Link out: Click here Description: Arclight Cinemas presents a screening of the 1978 film starring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, falling in love with Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane and battling the nefarious plans of Gene Hackman’s Lex Luthor Start Time: 19:30 Date: 2014-08-21

Man accused of killing Marine's wife to be extradited from Alaska

The man accused of killing a Marine's wife and dumping her body in a 140-foot mine shaft waived his extradition proceedings in Alaska and will return to California to face charges, prosecutors said Thursday.

Fright Fest 2014

Location: Six Flags Magic Mountain 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway Valencia, CA 91355 818-367-5965 Website: Click here Description: The Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest returns with a longer-than-usual schedule, running on weekends (Friday-through-Sunday) from September 27 to November 1. Show More Summary

Homeless people migrating from downtown to County-USC, study finds

Homeless people squeezed out of downtown Los Angeles are migrating to nearby Lincoln Heights and Boyle Heights, where they are seeking refuge in the emergency room and on the grounds of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, according to a six-month study released Thursday.

California drought continues to take heavy toll on reservoirs

The severe drought gripping nearly all of California eased ever so slightly this past week, but the state's reservoirs remain "seriously low," according to the latest figures released Thursday.

Palmdale man faces prison for fatally beating 2-year-old girl

A Palmdale man accused of fatally beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter has pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree murder, prosecutors said. 

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