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Will Ferrell Pulls Out Of Ronald Reagan Movie After Outrage From Family

"There was laughter in those years, but there was never humor," wrote Reagan's daughter Patti Davis. [ more › ]

Proposed Law Would Allow Landlords To Oust Tenants For Smoking Marijuana

Medical marijuana patients would still be able to use other types of cannabis products. [ more › ]

Man stabbed to death in East Compton; sheriff's detectives investigating

A man was stabbed to death Thursday in East Compton, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Sheriff’s homicide detectives found the man with multiple stab wounds to the upper torso in the 4200 block of East Compton Boulevard shortly after 4 p.m., said sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch. See the...

Sons charged with murder in parents' 'clumsy' killing in San Jose

Prosecutors have charged two San Jose brothers with murder after their parents were found slain beside a chilling, ink-scribbled note. Hasib bin Golamrabbi, 22, and Omar Golamrabbi, 17, were scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon to answer to two counts each of murder, according to the Santa...

Photos, Video: A Trump Rally In Orange County Turned Violent

Drivers did donuts, cop cars were damaged and punches were thrown. [ more › ]

Cell Service Now Available In Some Metro Subway Tunnels

Subterranean cell service is now available between Union Station and 7th/Metro Center on the Red/Purple Line subway, at least for Verizon customers. [ more › ]

Dead Body Wrapped In Plastic Found By Train Tracks In Burbank

The body was found near two rusted, graffiti'd rail cars behind a lumber yard on Victory Boulevard. [ more › ]

John Wayne Day Proposal Rejected Over Racist Comments Made By The Actor

Lawmakers also weren't thrilled by the late actor's support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee. [ more › ]

ETA Brings Craft Cocktails To Highland Park's Growing Bar Scene

Since Highland Park can’t go more than two days without a new restaurant or bar opening, the guys behind The Greyhound have opened a new craft cocktail joint called ETA. [ more › ]

Trump protesters, Mexican flag-wavers could bring unintended consequences for GOP race

The protests outside Donald Trump's rally in Costa Mesa on Thursday night appear to point to an upcoming month of activism by Latinos and others as the GOP front-runner tries to seal the presidential nomination in the state. Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County...

Too good to be true? More food companies settling over questionable advertising claims

If a Santa Monica city attorney had taken a different route to work in July three years ago, Neurobrands LLC might have saved $500,000. On that day, the lawyer noticed a company truck that had some of the drink-maker’s advertising on it, including claims that the beverages helped deliver sustained...

Here's What's New To All Of The Streaming Platforms In May

The weather is getting better, so time to sit on your couch. [ more › ]

Drink up! Mesa Water District relaxes outdoor watering rules starting Sunday

Mesa Water District customers will be allowed to water their yards up to three days a week starting Sunday, according to district officials. Once the new schedule goes into effect, the estimated 108,000 Mesa Water customers in Costa Mesa and portions of Newport Beach will be able to water outdoors...

Steve Greenberg cartoon: The Detesteds?

Old friend of LA Observed Steve Greenberg offers up this take on Ted Cruz and his new running mate.

Rage at Donald Trump sparks unrest in Costa Mesa: Dispatches from the streets

Donald Trump's rally in Costa Mesa Thursday night ended with unrest, as anti-Trump protesters blocked traffic, vandalized at least one police car and clashed with police. Video footage showed some anti-Trump demonstrators hurling debris at a passing pickup truck. One group of protesters carried...

Santa Clara settles civil rights lawsuit for $500,000 with border protection officer

A bungled search for a $300 dashboard camera has cost the city of Santa Clara nearly $500,000 to settle a claim for ethnic profiling, city officials said Thursday.  The city earlier this week agreed to pay $350,000 and an additional $149,000 in legal fees to Mohammad Moneeb, a border protection officer...

'Gays for Trump' and 'Kids for Trump': Spirited, diverse crowd gathers at Costa Mesa rally

Donald Trump kicked off his campaign in California with a rally Thursday in Orange County, drawing a throng of faithful supporters who proudly showed their allegiance to the leading Republican presidential candidate. In a campaign in which Trump and his supporters have been derided for marginalizing...

Dead body is found wrapped in plastic near Burbank train tracks, police say

A dead body wrapped in dark plastic was found Thursday near railroad tracks in Burbank, prompting a police investigation. A citizen called police shortly after 12:30 p.m. to report the discovery of the body, which was located in an open field near the tracks behind Stock Building Supply on the...

Wind-driven brush fire forces evacuation of drug treatment center in Ventura

Firefighters were tackling a wind-driven brush fire charging uphill Thursday toward a drug rehabilitation facility north of Ventura. The blaze started small at three acres near Highway 33 after 2 p.m., but quickly grew to 40 acres as winds fanned across the area and threatened to topple multiple...

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