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Caltech glassblower's retirement has scientists sighing

Hunkered down in the sub-basement of the Norman W. Church Laboratory for Chemical Biology, underneath a campus humming with quantum teleportation devices, gravity wave detectors and neural prosthetics, Rick Gerhart chipped away at a broken flask. Blowtorch in hand, he pulled the softened glass...

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Tips on How to Enjoy the Ballgame

With baseball season in full swing, it's time to take in an Angels game. Instead of sitting in traffic, eating a mediocre hot dog or hanging out at some dive bar after the game -- here are some tips and tricks to make the trip to Anaheim...Show More Summary

Kanye's Newly Released 'Famous' Video Features Naked Taylor Swift & Donald Trump

Kanye West has released his video for "Famous," the song that Taylor Swift took issue with for the lyric: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex... I made that bitch famous." She's probably not going to like the accompanying visuals, either. [ more › ]

Black Lives Matter withdraws from S.F.'s Pride Parade due to increased police presence

Black Lives Matter Bay Area and other organizations said Friday that they will not participate in this weekend’s San Francisco Pride Parade due to increased policing in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Black Lives Matter, which was to be an organizational grand marshal for the parade...

San Diego County unveils new plan to provide shelter for mentally ill homeless

San Diego County is moving forward with a new program that will provide long-term housing and care to as many as 1,250 mentally ill homeless people in the next two years. “These are the people who have basically lost the struggle with behavioral health issues and are about as down and out as human...

Brothers convicted in murder plot for $2.5 million in insurance money

Two brothers were convicted Friday in the murder of the elder brother’s ex-boyfriend to collect on his $2.5 million insurance policy, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Separate juries found Hovanes "John" Maskovian, 37, and Hachik "Kriss" Maskovian, 31, guilty of the...

Body found near Temescal Canyon in Pacific Palisades

Los Angeles police Friday afternoon found the body of a homeless man in Pacific Palisades, west of Temescal Canyon, said Lt. Allen Schubert. The man, who had set up an encampment in the wooded area, reportedly died of natural causes. But Schubert said the police are waiting to hear from the coroner...

Race for Antonovich county seat remains in limbo

The latest round of vote-counting released by the Los Angeles County registrar shows an outsider candidate maintaining his lead over a state senator in a close contest for a runoff spot in the race to replace retiring county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The outcome of the primary election...

New text-based system speeds up LAX departures

Planes that received flight plan information via a new texting system at Los Angeles International Airport shaved six to 12 minutes off their departure times since the system went into place in March, authorities said Friday. Even though sixty to 100 of LAX’s nearly 1,950 daily flights make use...

Porn performer Amber Rayne died of cocaine overdose, coroner says

Adult film actress Amber Rayne died of a cocaine overdose this spring in her Los Angeles home, coroner’s officials confirmed on Friday. The adult film performer’s April 2 death in her Sun Valley residence was also determined to be an accident, according to Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County...

Garcetti panel revokes building permits over illegal tree chopping

The Los Angeles Board of Public Works moved Friday to punish a developer that illegally cut down three trees in Brentwood, saying the move would send a message to property owners about flouting the city's urban forestry rules. The panel, made up of appointees of Mayor Eric Garcetti, voted unanimously...

Meningococcal outbreak in Los Angeles and Orange counties triggers health warning

A man’s death was linked to an invasive meningococcal outbreak affecting gay and bisexual men in Southern California, public health officials said Friday. The rare disease was first identified in May and since then nine men in Los Angeles and Orange counties have fallen ill with a meningococcal...

There Will Be Fairfax Pop-Up Shop Modeled After Jay Z's Old Brooklyn Apartment

The pop-up celebrates the 20th anniversary of Jay Z's debut album, 'Reasonable Doubt.' [ more › ]

What drought? Many Californians no longer required to curb water use

After a year of mandatory water conservation that shortened showers and faded lawns, millions of drought-weary Californians will no longer be required to aggressively cut back their use. In order to comply with the state’s latest emergency regulation, local water providers this week submitted documents...

Massive, fast-moving fire devours dozens of homes in Kern County

The smell of smoke startled Nathan Magee as he settled down to watch television in his eastern Kern County home. Moments later, Magee, 54, and his wife Teresa, 55, watched Thursday night as flames bore down a mountain toward their South Lake community in Kern County. Magee frantically searched...

L.A. voters to decide this fall whether to overhaul how the DWP is run

Los Angeles voters will face yet another decision this fall at the polls: Whether to revamp the way that the Department of Water and Power is governed. The City Council voted Friday to add the proposal to the growing list of issues jostling for attention on the November ballot, which is already...

Class-action suit filed against Long Beach over stings targeting gay men

The attorney who successfully argued that the Long Beach Police Department unfairly targeted gay men when conducting lewd conduct stings earlier this year has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the city, claiming hundreds of other men were victims of discriminatory policing. Bruce Nickerson...

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