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SpaceX's History-Making Falcon 9 Rocket Is Now On Display

The rocket has been positioned outside of the company's headquarters in Hawthorne. [ more › ]

Explosive Blue Cut fire fully contained as other wildfires continue to rage

Exactly one week after the Blue Cut blaze first exploded in the Cajon Pass, fire officials declared the devastating wildfire fully contained Tuesday.  The blaze destroyed an estimated 105 homes and 213 other structures in San Bernardino County and now ranks as the 20th most destructive wildfire...

Nextdoor Wants You To Be Less Racist

They are rolling out new features aimed to curb racial profiling in posts. [ more › ]

Norton Simon Will Get To Keep Nazi-Looted Adam And Eve Paintings

A U.S. District Court judge ruled that the Norton Simon is the legal owner of the artworks. [ more › ]

Stanford bans hard alcohol from undergraduate parties, citing 'dangers that arise' from binge drinking

Stanford University has banned hard alcohol from undergraduate parties and shots from graduate-student parties  in an effort to limit the availability of distilled liquor as well as the violence, vandalism and other consequences that may come from binge drinking, schools officials announced this...

LACMA's Hereafter Institute Explores The Graveyards Of The Future

At the Hereafter Institute, you can embed your data into ordinary household objects or live on via a virtual reality experience. [ more › ]

Tomorrow Will Officially Be Kobe Bryant Day In The City Of Los Angeles

The date (8/24) was chosen to commemorate his two Lakers jersey numbers. [ more › ]

Melrose Closed In Beverly Grove Due To Broken Water Main

Melrose remains closed between Sweetzer and Harper. [ more › ]

Trailer: Emma Stone Sings A Sad Tune In Upcoming Musical 'La La Land'

Stone and Ryan Gosling star as two people who fall in love while trying to make it in L.A. [ more › ]

California's ocean waters due for a cooling trend after period of damaging heat, scientists say

As a series of marine heat waves linked to climate change has thrown ocean ecosystems out of whack from Australia to the coast of California, a cooling trend called La Niña has given scientists hope that water temperatures could come back into balance. But so far, the cooling weather pattern —...

Judge in Stanford rape case removes himself from another sex crimes proceeding

A Santa Clara County judge who faced widespread criticism after sentencing former Stanford student Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexual assault has removed himself from another sex-crimes case, the Mercury News reported.  Judge Aaron Persky — who is facing a recall effort by those who...

Ex-L.A. Coliseum manager, a onetime rising star, to be sentenced in corruption case

Six years ago, Todd DeStefano was an up-and-coming executive for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the storied stadium built to honor the veterans of World War I that has hosted two Summer Olympics. It was a gig that promised glamour — if he and his boss were somehow able to lure the NFL back...

Poachers in Northern California shoot at game warden during nighttime police chase

A California game warden was shot at last weekend by a group of poachers who were illegally hunting wildlife in Humboldt County, authorities said. The warden was not injured in the incident, which occurred just before 1 a.m. Sunday near Highway 36 and Redwood House Road, about 30 miles southeast...

Tronc takes over the phones at LA Times

The new telephones going into the newsroom at the Los Angeles Times carry the Tronc brand.

Apparent gas leak forces dozens of San Diego residents to evacuate

About 100 San Diego residents were being evacuated from their homes Monday evening in Ocean Beach because of an apparent gas leak, authorities said. Homes in the vicinity of Bacon Street between Santa Cruz and Del Monte avenues were being evacuated shortly after 7 p.m. Someone reported a strong...

Flash floods push cars from road as storm slams San Bernardino County, parts of Nevada and Arizona

A band of thunderstorms and heavy rains in eastern San Bernardino County led to powerful flash flooding Monday evening that washed vehicles off the roadway. The storm system extended into western Arizona and southern Nevada, including northern Las Vegas, flooding roadways as forecasters predicted...

Hollywood preservationists galled after church windows disappear

Hollywood neighborhood activists were aghast last week to see a familiar fixture along Sunset Boulevard -- the stained glass windows of a Gothic Revival church -- abruptly disappear. Local preservationists knew the 90-year-old building at Sunset and Alexandria Avenue was being converted into creative...

Video of controversial South L.A. arrest - and a plea deal that allowed an LAPD officer to avoid jail time - prompts criticism

Newly released video showing a Los Angeles police officer kick and punch a man during a 2014 arrest in South L.A. drew strong reactions Monday as well as criticism of prosecutors for offering the officer a deal that allowed him to avoid jail time. The president of the civilian panel that oversees...

ICYMI: Truman Capote's Ashes Will Be Sold To The Highest Bidder

Nazi-looted masterpieces at the Norton Simon, Sean Parker shenanigans, and more! [ more › ]

Another Family Sues Live Nation For Death At Rave

The lawsuit claims that the music promoters had "turned a blind eye to the known risks." [ more › ]

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