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Happy hour buzz: Pimento grilled cheese and $4 wine at Plan Check downtown

Long week? We get it. That's why we're highlighting a happy hour every Friday. So cut out early, secure a designated driver, and get your drink and happy hour eats on. 

Baseball: San Clemente (9-0) advances to final in North Carolina

In a battle of Orange County powers, it was San Clemente prevailing over Huntington Beach, 5-1, on Friday in a semifinal game of the National High School Invitational in Cary, N.C.

Preview: Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers

The Clippers play the 76ers at 4 p.m. Friday in Philadelphia.

BMW to issue safety recall on 40,000 motorcycles

BMW plans to issue a safety recall on more than 40,000 of its motorcycles. Affected models have a defective rear flange that could cause the brakes to fail or the rear wheel to fall off.

Cuba trip a way for lobbyists to say 'I love you' to state legislators

Doesn’t really matter what you call the trip to Cuba that California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and a passel of legislators and staff are planning for next week. Trade mission or junket or learning expedition, it all equals the same thing: a chance for lobbyists to spend a little...

Boys' basketball: Sierra Canyon opens 36-23 halftime lead in Division V final

Chatsworth Sierra Canyon has a 36-23 halftime lead over San Francisco University in the CIF state Division V championship game at Haas Pavilion.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he'll donate his fortune to charity

Business tycoon-philanthropists Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have some new company: Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook.

A German Restaurant May Be Taking Over Cat & Fiddle's Spot

It looks like the Bay Area's Biergarten will take over the Cat & Fiddle spot. [ more › ]

Viggo Mortensen Stars In The Mysterious, Modern-Day Western 'Jauja'

Viggo Mortensen stars in the mysterious and evocative 'Jauja.' [ more › ]

Cars Don't Shop

"Cars don't shop" and "If you want a better city, build bike lanes. It's an economic development strategy." Those were two of the takeaways from last night at the Hammer Museum in transit-friendly Westwood. The evening at the Hammer's...Show More Summary

Early Dolores del Rio home for sale in Hollywood Hills

A Hollywood Hills showplace built in 1926 for actress Dolores del Rio is on the market at $5.295 million.

Buddhist monk being investigated in fraud case found dead in O.C. temple

A Buddhist monk who had been under pressure to return thousands of dollars allegedly paid for a planned trip to Vietnam was found dead Friday morning after an apparent suicide at a Santa Ana temple, authorities said.

Photo: Fred Durst's Sweatshirt Proves He's Not Robert Durst

Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst wants to make things clear once and for all that he is NOT Robert Durst. [ more › ]

Fugitive LAPD Officer's Dad Arrested: Video Shows Him Walking His Son Into Mexico

The father of the fugitive LAPD officer wanted for murder has been arrested by the FBI after video footage showed he walked his son into Mexico. [ more › ]

NBA's Ryan Hollins sells home court in Tarzana for above asking price

Former UCLA and Los Angeles Clippers forward-center Ryan Hollins didn’t have much trouble courting a buyer for his home in Tarzana.

Augustine Wine Bar chef Evan Algorri

Evan Algorri, chef at the new Augustine Wine Bar in Sherman Oaks, really only saw two choices when he graduated from Chico State. Go to law school or go to culinary school. So he quit his job at a law firm in downtown L.A. and moved to New York City to attend the French Culinary Institute.

Myanmar press freedom: Unprecedented but still subject to pressures

It was a scene wholly unimaginable just a few years ago when this country was under strict military rule and its press subject to overwhelming controls: The ballroom of one of this city’s fanciest hotels, filled with journalists from around the world, assembled for an international...

TCM Fest: Andrews, Plummer reunite for 'Sound of Music's' 50th

When the red carpet was first rolled out for the "The Sound of Music" in 1965, star Christopher Plummer wasn't all that interested in celebrating the film's opening.

Tennessee fires Donnie Tyndall amid NCAA investigation

Donnie Tyndall's alleged transgressions at Southern Mississippi have cost him his job at Tennessee after just one season.

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