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Lab tests could offer clues in Planned Parenthood arson

A large stone and samples of an accelerant used to set fire to a Planned Parenthood facility in Thousand Oaks have been sent to a laboratory for testing, authorities said. No arrests have been made in the arson, but detectives expect the test results will offer information on the type of accelerant...

Here's What Everyone Is Making In The Showbiz, From Caterers To Execs

There's a new report that reveals Hollywood salaries—from TV actors to scribes and craft services. [ more › ]

Photos: Imagine Dragons' Secret Show Might Have Delayed Clifton's Opening

Clifton's Cafeteria delayed its opening to the public, but did have a secret acoustic Imagine Dragons show. [ more › ]

What did Arne Duncan do for California schools?

Arne Duncan, who on Friday was reported to be stepping down as U.S. Secretary of Education in December, had a sometimes stormy relationship with California, despite its status as a stronghold of support for Democrats and the Obama administration. An early conflict was the state’s effort to secure...

LGBT Center For Gay Latinos In Boyle Heights Will Launch Next Week

Boyle Heights is getting its very own LGBT center to better serve the gay Latino community on the Eastside. [ more › ]

Video: Couple Announces Pregnancy With Creepy Horror Movie Trailer

Fewer things are simultaneously joyous and terrifying like the arrival of a child. [ more › ]

FBI seeks public's help in finding boys in alleged parental abduction case

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s help in an alleged parental abduction case involving two Washington boys who were last seen at Los Angeles International Airport. Brothers Sage and Isaac Cook, of Bellevue, Wash., were seen Aug. 28 at the airport and may be in the company...

Firefighters fully contain deadly 70,868-acre Butte fire

The deadly Butte fire was fully contained this week after destroying hundreds of homes and scorching 70,868 acres in California’s Gold Country. After burning for nearly a month in Amador and Calaveras counties, firefighters announced Thursday that they had stamped out the massive blaze. The fire...

Pedestrian Hit At Dangerous Hollywood And Highland Intersection

Police say the woman drove for a time after the crash with the victim on her hood. [ more › ]

Photos: Olvera Street Honored As One Of The Top 'Great Streets In America'

  Olvera Street—arguably the historical heart of Los Angeles—has just been recognized as one of the top 15 "Great Places In America," by a non-profit urban planning group. [ more › ]

Overturned truck spills hot asphalt on 71 Freeway, blocking all southbound lanes for hours

An overturned truck spilled hot asphalt on the 71 Freeway in Pomona on Friday morning, blocking all southbound lanes for hours. Crews with the California Department of Transportation were working to scrape the asphalt off the road, an effort that could take several hours, Pomona police said. The...

No charges to be filed in loud Kardashian fireworks show off Marina del Rey

No charges will be filed after a midweek summer fireworks show thrown by Khloe Kardashian off Marina del Rey startled and angered Westside residents. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined to file disturbing-the-peace charges against pyrotechnics operator Steven Jeffries because...

The Whispers From Children's Hearts Foundation

Leaving a legacy is a vital archetype in our culture.  When we think of the men and woman who have changed the course of history by living their highest purposes, it is their legacies that we are recalling. Gandhi, Martin Luther King,...Show More Summary

Swarming bees sting man 50-100 times in Costa Mesa

A man was hospitalized Thursday after a swarm of bees in Costa Mesa stung him 50 to 100 times, according to fire officials. Workers were taking shingles off the roof of a home at Liard Place and Klondike Avenue, near Shiffer Park, when they disturbed a hive at about 8:30 a.m., Deputy Fire Chief...

LA Hotels Even Locals Should Check Out

Outsiders might say every day seems like a vacation in Los Angeles, but you know that's not the truth. You have to take time off just like everyone else, it's just that the surrounding paradise makes it a little easier to enjoy those free days. Show More Summary

The Nellie Olesons Celebrate 20 Years of Demented Hilarity at Silver Lake's Cavern Club

As a patron of Los Angeles' most unique underground theatre, The Cavern Club, I have become a fan of actor/performance artist John Cantwell's annual Love Connie extravaganzas, but until last weekend I had yet to experience The Nellie Olesons, the veteran sketch comedy trio that gave rise to Connie. Show More Summary

Oregon college gunman Chris Harper Mercer liked target shooting, ex-neighbors say

Chris Harper Mercer and his mother were familiar faces in the tight-knit Torrance apartment complex where they lived for several years before moving to Oregon. Neighbors described them as quiet people who kept to themselves and rarely socialized with others. Mercer was often seen riding a red beach...

Teenage son is charged in deaths of family found in burned cabin

A 16-year-old boy was charged Thursday with fatally shooting his father, half-brother and his father's fiancee and burning down the El Dorado County cabin where their remains were later found. Nolan Buchanan of Benicia was taken into custody Thursday morning, El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini...

Why your doctor might start asking a lot more questions

Many residents of Los Angeles County might soon find they are getting more attention and questions from their doctors. That's because L.A. Care Health Plan -- a public health plan in L.A. County with more than 1.8 million members -- received a $15.8-million federal grant this week to help change the...

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