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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books gets underway on USC campus

The 22nd annual L.A. Times Festival of Books officially got underway Saturday morning with a performance by the USC Trojan Marching Band, which got festivalgoers dancing and cheering to a rendition of Pat Benatar's "Heartbreaker" and, of course, "Fight On," among others. Justin Dearborn, chief...

Photos: Thousands Attend March For Science Downtown

The Earth Day march aims to shed light on the importance of supporting and funding scientific research. [ more › ]

ICYMI: So, Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Bread?

Plus, Russian meddling and low voter turnout could lead to populism in France, clothing retailer Bebe is shuttering, and much more! [ more › ]

Thousands will march through L.A. to support science in the Trump era. And they're not alone.

Thousands of scientists, students and activists gathered Saturday morning in downtown Los Angeles for the March for Science, one of more than 500 such events being held around the world. The march will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pershing Square, after an hour of speeches to rally the crowd. Participants...

Teen allegedly kidnapped by teacher suffered 'severe emotional trauma,' attorney says

A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher “has suffered severe emotional trauma and that her process of recovery is only just beginning,” her attorney said. The girl is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in trauma, lawyer Jason Whatley...

Panel concludes San Diego judge violated judicial ethics rules

A San Diego County Superior Court judge violated ethics rules when he made remarks to lawyers and litigants about their appearance and ethnicity in his first years on the bench, a special panel of judges concluded in a report released Friday. In the 90-page report, a three-judge panel appointed...

Navy SEAL accused of molesting girl on camera, raping a woman and hoarding a stash of child porn

A Navy SEAL stationed in San Diego filmed himself molesting a sleeping girl, raped a woman in Virginia and kept a stash of child porn on his cellphone that included footage involving an infant having sex with a dog, according to allegations unsealed in federal court in Virginia Beach, Va. Arrested...

Care to learn Spanish? Dodger broadcast legend Jaime Jarrin teaches almost nightly, and the course is free

One day in the locker room I overheard an Asian gent tell someone he learned English by listening to the radio as a kid. Namely, he tuned in to the late Chick Hearn calling Laker games and Vin Scully calling Dodger games. “Where I grew up, I could only get certain stations,” he said, and the signals...

Vehicle plunges off Mulholland Drive; occupant may have been ejected

A vehicle plunged off Mulholland Drive on Friday night and careened toward the backyard of a home, authorities in Los Angeles said. Fire officials said a vehicle was found resting close to the 9700 block of Blantyre Drive, about 150 yards from the side of Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles’ famously...

L.A. Times Book Prizes winners announced

Books on police shootings of black men, the history of the plummeting numbers of California’s Native Americans and the tale of how Adolf Hitler led the Nazi party to power were among the honorees of the 37th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. The awards were presented Friday night at USC, hosted...

Santa Ana police chief resigns and takes job as chief of BART Police Department

Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas announced this week that he is resigning and taking a job as chief of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department. In a memo dated April 19, Rojas informed Gerardo Mouet, the acting city manager, of his resignation and said he would assist in the selection of...

110 Freeway closed in downtown L.A. due to person threatening to jump from overpass

The 110 Freeway was closed in both directions Friday evening because a person was threatening to jump from an overpass, police said. The California Highway Patrol ordered northbound and southbound lanes closed at Wilshire Boulevard about 5:40 p.m. Traffic was backing up throughout the area. Los...

Longtime NBC journalist Cecilia Alvear, who opened doors for Latinos and women, dies at 77

Cecilia Alvear, a longtime television journalist and former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists who crusaded for greater opportunities for young Latino journalists throughout her career, died Friday at her home in Santa Monica after battling breast cancer. She was 77....

Sandy Gallin, Hollywood agent who guided icons such as Dolly Parton and Michael Jackson, dies at 76

Sandy Gallin, a Hollywood agent and manager who guided the careers of Dolly Parton and other celebrity icons and helped steer Michael Jackson through scandal and career crisis, has died at the age of 76. During his peak, Gallin helped manage the careers of dozens of mega-stars, including Cher,...

Return to Eden: How L.A. State Historic Park Came To Be

The Great Lawn has of capacity for 15,000 people—the largest open space of any park in L.A. [ more › ]

Former police Explorer who was sexually abused by Irwindale cop gets $2.75-million settlement

A former teenage police Explorer who was repeatedly molested by an Irwindale police officer has received a $2.75-million settlement to resolve her lawsuit against the city, according to her attorney. “The abuse of my client occurred because of a culture of acceptance of sexual abuse and harassment...

California Department of Public Health issues penalties to 3 Los Angeles County hospitals

The California Department of Public Health has issued penalties to 14 California hospitals, including three in Los Angeles County, for incidents that could have caused serious injury or death to patients, the state health agency announced this week. The penalties — as well as more than $1.1 million...

Preservationists Hope To Postpone Demolition Of Frank Sinatra's Hollywood Bungalow

"These buildings are tremendously historic and really helped define the Golden Age of Hollywood." [ more › ]

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