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This Muslim teen has her own way to protest the election - winning robotics competitions

As thousands of protesters took to Los Angeles streets on the Saturday after election day, Zaina Siyed was 50 miles east in Rialto, staging her own act of resistance in a middle school gym. On a bleacher next to a row of girls in purple hijabs sat the 16-year-old from Chino Hills, a nervous coach...

LA Observed Notes: Imaginary votes, fake news, media people

Donald Trump tweets his way to the top item again by inventing a new conspiracy. Plus much more.

ICYMI: How To Make Scrambled Eggs, According To Anthony Bourdain

Plus, recreating the smell of cities around the world, a very punk rock fire, and more! [ more › ]

Pepperdine To Open Staples Center 'Classroom' In Partnership With AEG

Sounds like a pretty fun way to learn Sports Business 101. [ more › ]

Some Pot Shops Are Already Selling To Everyone, Despite Questionable Legality

Or at least anyone 21 and over, regardless of whether they have a medical marijuana card. [ more › ]

California bar association considers ban on attorneys having sex with clients; some lawyers object

The nation's largest state bar association is overhauling ethics rules for attorneys for the first time in 30 years, and some lawyers are unhappy about a proposal that would open them up to discipline for having sex with clients. California currently bars attorneys from coercing a client into sex...

Plan to bundle up for Hollywood Christmas Parade

Those turning out Sunday evening for the 85th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, featuring Olivia Newton-John as grand marshal, should plan to bundle up. Newton-John will perform at a pre-parade concert, which will begin at 5 p.m. and features Cyndi Lauper, Kenny G, War and others. The parade itself...

Missing mother Sherri Papini was found 'heavily battered,' dispatch records show

Sherri Papini, the Northern California mother missing for three weeks, was found on the side of a road on Thanksgiving morning chained and “heavily battered,” according to police dispatch logs. Authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Papini’s abduction and are looking for...

4 killed in fiery crash off the 110 Freeway in Gardena

Four people died when their car veered off the 110 Freeway and burst into flames in Gardena early Sunday, the CHP said. The accident occurred at 3:30 a.m. at the northbound 110 offramp to the westbound 91, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Tony Polizzi. The cause of the crash is unknown....

Crashes kill three in southern L.A. County

Three people were killed in unrelated traffic accidents Saturday on freeways in southern Los Angeles County, authorities said. A man walked onto the 91 Freeway near Avalon Boulevard in Carson around 7:16 p.m. Saturday and was struck and killed by a vehicle, according to California Highway Patrol...

ICYMI: Pursuit Suspect Totally Shreds At A Skate Park

R.I.P. Ron Glass, Spike Lee sits down with Bernie, how not to remember Fidel Castro, and more! [ more › ]

The L.A. Zoo is celebrating 50 years with cake, music and treats for the animals

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Los Angeles Zoo on Monday will offer half-price admission, birthday treats for humans and animals, and the chance to walk alongside a lion. The festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include live music, cake for the first 1,000 visitors and...

Hollywood High School Considers Digital Billboard At Sunset And Highland

The billboard would potentially go up at one of the most busiest intersections in America. [ more › ]

Driving home this holiday weekend? These storms could complicate your commute

A pair of winter storms — including one that is expected to be the coldest of the season — will arrive in Southern California beginning Saturday afternoon, bringing rain, snow and gusty winds that could complicate post-holiday commutes. The storms are part of a low-pressure system lingering over...

'These are dangerous people': Manhunt for escaped inmates in Bay Area intensifies

Authorities offered a $20,000 reward Friday for information leading to the capture of two dangerous prisoners who broke out of a jail in San Jose on Thanksgiving eve after sawing through bars across a second-floor window. Authorities believe the men are still in the San Francisco Bay Area based...

Letters threatening genocide against Muslims and praising Trump sent to multiple California mosques

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for increased police protection of local mosques after letters that threatened the genocide of Muslims and praised President-elect Donald Trump were sent to several California mosques this week. The letters were sent to the Islamic Center of...

Ski season begins in Southern California - with a hope and a prayer for real snow

 Southern California's ski season is off to a limited start but with more snow in the forecast. Big Bear Mountain Resort in the San Bernardino Mountains opened Friday, and neighboring Snow Summit is expected to open Saturday. Southern California mountains have received a bit of snow this fall,...

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