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Kendrick Lamar, the pride of Compton, receives key to the city today

The city of Compton plans to honor rapper Kendrick Lamar on Saturday by presenting him the key to the city. The ceremony honoring the Grammy Award winner who grew up in the city will take place at 10 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Monument at Civic Center Plaza. "Kendrick Lamar is a phenomenal...

Hear the lies that federal prosecutors say Sheriff Lee Baca told them

Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty this week to a felony count of making a false statement in the jail abuse scandal that led him to step down in 2014. In a plea deal filed in court Wednesday, Baca admitted to one lie and agreed not to contest allegations that he told other...

Granada Hills Charter High wins L.A. Academic Decathlon

Defending national champion Granada Hills Charter High School won this year’s academic decathlon in the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Friday night. Granada Hills will continue to the state competition, but it won’t be alone. Other district high schools competing will...

Photos: Early Punk Zine Featured Black Flag, Circle Jerks & More

  An exhibit at the L.A. Art Book Fair documents the bands, fans and culture of L.A.'s early punk scene. [ more › ]

Video: Watch The Porter Ranch Gas Leak Get Plugged

A time-lapse video shot on an infrared camera captures the plume of methane dissipating within seven minutes. [ more › ]

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Lost Hills, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Friday evening seven miles from Lost Hills, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:19 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 14.9 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 20 miles from Wasco, Calif., 23 miles from...

Staff cuts at O.C. jail made escape easier, deputies' union contends

Staff cuts at an Orange County jail removed obstacles that would have otherwise prevented three dangerous inmates from breaking out last month, according to a lawsuit filed by sheriff's deputies.    In court papers filed Thursday, the Assn. of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs charged that staffing...

Video: Will Ferrell And L.A. Artists Show Love For Our Museums

The La Brea Tar Pits Museum and Natural History Museum want "museum" to be a verb. [ more › ]

Photos: Highland Park Exhibit On The Experience Of 'Blaxicans Of L.A.'

      A new photography exhibit explores the experience of Angelenos who identify as both African American and Latino through intimate portraits and stories. [ more › ]

Photos: Sexy, French-Inspired Cuisine Served Poolside At This Restaurant

Over at Viviane, the throwback cocktails and elevated Continental-Californian cuisine are a perfect fit for the sexy Mid-Century Modern vibes that exude from this poolside restaurant. [ more › ]

8 Places To Train For California's Snowy, Treacherous Mountains

There's a saying that goes something like this: in Southern California, you can surf in the morning and ski at night. [ more › ]

Roseanne Barr Is Opening A Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The Santa Ana shop will be dubbed "Roseanne's Joint." [ more › ]

Photos: This Moon Resort Planned For Coachella Looks Out Of This World

    If you believe they put a man on the moon, we have a resort to sell you. [ more › ]

L.A. councilman joins calls to speed up toxic cleanup around Exide plant

Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar urged state officials Friday to accelerate the removal of toxic lead contamination surrounding a shuttered battery recycling plant in nearby Vernon, saying he was astounded that the state agency overseeing the testing and cleanup of up to 10,000 homes had...

Godzilla El Niño Rains Haven't Forgotten Us, They're Just Running Late

"It hasn't gone away. It is still as strong as it ever was." [ more › ]

Some Jerk Is Shooting Birds With Blow Darts

Authorities are seeking help in catching the culprit responsible for shooting at least four birds in the area. [ more › ]

Trailer: Luke Wilson Stars In Cameron Crowe's New Show, 'Roadies'

'Roadies' will focus on the work and lives (and of course, loves!!) of the people who tour with a band, ensuring the show happens. [ more › ]

Obama Protects 1.8 Million Acres Of Desert With 3 New National Monuments

The three new National Monuments span from the Palm Springs area to the California-Nevada state border [ more › ]

Coastal Commission 'More Interested' In Developer Interests, Says Fired Boss

Environmental groups are now unsure of what direction the California Coastal Commission will take. [ more › ]

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