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CODE BLACK: The Most Valuable Lesson In Medical School

By Erica Patel -- a fourth year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC Photo Credit: Erica Patel I love that medicine is a mixture of stories, in which patients' narratives are woven into a physician's understanding of humanity. Show More Summary

Decomposed Body Found Off Angeles Crest Highway Could Unlock 2014 Missing Persons Case

Search and rescue personnel found the skeletal remains near Mt. Wilson early Wednesday morning. [ more › ]

10 Must-See Acts At This Year's FYF Fest

You're going to catch Kendrick and LCD Soundsystem, OK. But what are the other can't-miss acts at this year's FYF? [ more › ]

Warren Hinckle, former editor of Ramparts magazine, dies at 77

Warren Hinckle, the writer who transformed Ramparts magazine from a small, quarterly Catholic publication in the 1960s to one that focused on political and investigative journalism, has died. He was 77. Hinckle died Thursday morning due to complications from pneumonia,  according to daughter Pia...

Trail of 1983 double-killing suspect leads to Los Angeles, officials say

A man wanted for killing his male and female lovers in the Midwest more than 30 years ago may be dressing as a woman and hiding in Los Angeles, a Michigan investigator chasing the cold case said Wednesday. The trail leading to John Kelly Gentry Jr. went cold after 1983, when he was on the lam and...

Small plane crashes into hangar at Fullerton Airport, two hurt

A single-engine private airplane struck three other planes and then crashed into a hangar after its pilot lost control during takeoff at the Fullerton airport Wednesday night, officials said. The plane, a Siai Marchetti SF-260, veered across the runway and hit the other planes before crashing into...

Sonia Rykiel, known for liberated fashion style, dies at 86

French designer Sonia Rykiel, whose relaxed striped sweaters helped liberate women from their stuffy suits and who went on to run a global fashion empire, has died. She was 86.  President Francois Hollande's office announced her death in a statement Thursday. Hollande praised her as “a pioneer”...

19-year-old motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Reseda

A 19-year-old man who was riding his motorcycle to work at a coffee shop died Thursday morning after a pickup driver smashed into him in Reseda and fled the scene, police said. The motorcyclist was traveling south on Tampa Avenue about 6:45 a.m. when he was struck by a large pickup that was driving...

Competency hearing is sought for former L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca

Prosecutors in the case against former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca have asked a federal judge to determine whether Baca is fit to stand trial. The request for a finding on Baca’s competency came late Wednesday, after a morning court hearing during which Baca’s attorney made the latest in a series...

Prosecutors seek a competency hearing for former L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca

Prosecutors in the case against former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca have asked a federal judge to determine whether Baca is fit to stand trial. The request for a finding on Baca’s competency came late Wednesday, following a morning court hearing during which Baca’s attorney made the latest in a...

ICYMI: Trump Said That Only Non-Hot Celebrities Support Clinton

Grad students can unionize, Lifetime's Britney Spears biopic, and more! [ more › ]

South El Monte city manager resigns after bribery scandal involving mayor

South El Monte’s city manager has abruptly quit just weeks after the mayor pleaded guilty to a federal bribery count and in the wake of an audit critical of how the city was run. Anthony Ybarra, who had been with the city for more than a decade, announced his resignation late Tuesday at the end...

Lawsuit alleging excessive force by LAPD at black USC student party settled for $450,000

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $450,000 settlement of a lawsuit by USC students who alleged that LAPD officers in riot gear used excessive force and falsely arrested attendees at a predominantly black off-campus student party. The six students who sued over the raid during...

No, You Can't Sue Starbucks For Putting Too Much Ice In Your Drink, Judge Rules

The customer who filed the lawsuit told LAist that he intends to appeal. [ more › ]

3 kidnapped children of murdered woman found safe in New Mexico, authorities say

The three missing children of a woman found dead along a road in rural Los Angeles County were safely located by authorities at a motel in New Mexico. The children were allegedly kidnapped by the dead woman’s sister, Brittany Humphrey, 22, and Humphrey’s boyfriend, Joshua Robertson, 27, who both...

Court Reverses Verdict That Cleared Anaheim Cop Of 2012 Shooting

The court says that the jury had been shown evidence that was not relevant to the case. [ more › ]

San Bernardino County rejects a controversial solar power plant proposed for the Mojave Desert

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has rejected a controversial solar plant proposed for the Mojave Desert’s Soda Mountains, citing concerns that the project would destroy habitat and block ancient trails used by bighorn sheep for thousands of years. In a 3-2 vote, the board on Tuesday...

Best Massage Therapist in Los Angeles

When I moved back to Los Angeles in 2011 my arms were wrecked from twenty years of writing/typing for eight to twelve hours per day. I went through about fifteen massage therapists until I found someone who could explain how the pain...Show More Summary

The Mesmerizing 'Liquid Shard' Brings Pershing Square Back To Life

The moribund Pershing Square Park in downtown Los Angeles briefly came back to life over the past few weeks, thanks to artist Patrick Hearn's monumental and mesmerizing Liquid Shard, which is made of holographic mylar and monofilament and spans some 15,000 square feet. Show More Summary

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