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Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 dress found; mystery continues

Lupita Nyong'o's stolen $150,000 pearl-covered dress has been recovered, but the mystery of who stole it -- and how it was recovered -- continues.

Remembering a Health Care Advocate Who Got a Lot Done in a Short Time

You may not have heard the name Peter Harbage before. But if you are one of the millions of people getting health insurance because of Obamacare or some other government program, it's possible Peter had something to do with it. Peter...Show More Summary

15 tons of marijuana seized at Otay Mesa crossing, Border Patrol says

A near-record load of marijuana -- more than 15 tons -- was seized this week at the Otay Mesa border crossing from a truck carrying a shipment of mattresses and cushions, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Anthony Mason dead at 48; former New York Knicks standout

Former NBA power forward Anthony Mason, who played a strong supporting role in the New York Knicks' rise to prominence in the 1990s, died early Saturday morning, the team confirmed to the Associated Press. He was 48.

What we learned about the Ducks in a 4-2 win over the Kings

The odds of the Ducks and Kings meeting again in the playoffs this season appears high, their latest high-energy showdown on Friday serving as a possible appetizer for more of the action that last season took Southland hockey fans on a seven-game ride.

What we learned about the Kings in their 4-2 loss to the Ducks

What we learned from the Kings’ 4-2 loss to the Ducks on Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim:

Manor Del Mar on Pasadena's Millionaire's Row

Built in the early 1900s for iron ore magnate Lewis J. Merritt, Manor Del Mar on Pasadena's Millionaire's Row recalls an era of unprecedented wealth and gracious living. Within the English-style exteriors are wood-clad rooms showcasing American and European Arts & Crafts details.

The play's the thing for sixth-grade thespians

So they held the school play the other night. I liked it, not just for the theme of kindness to animals but for the vision it offered of a fairer, less-contentious world.

Kobe Bryant calls the shots on his Showtime documentary 'Muse'

Ever since Kobe Bryant departed Staples Center in January with a season-ending tear in his rotator cuff, Lakers fans have braced for the worst.

A Drybar founder finds room to roam in Costa Mesa home transformation

Following stints living in New York and Los Angeles, Drybar co-founder Michael Landau and his wife, Sarah Hutnick, found themselves in a tiny condo in Corona del Mar.

Tom LaBonge's small-town style has become a target

L.A.'s Tom LaBonge is a big-city councilman with a small-town style.

Channing Tatum executes a takedown in Beverly Hills

Actor Channing Tatum, fresh on the heels of his starring role in "Foxcatcher," and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, have pinned down a house in Beverly Hills for $6 million.

Voters strongly oppose UC tuition hike, poll finds

California voters overwhelmingly oppose a tuition increase at University of California campuses, even if that forces the colleges to cut spending or accept more out-of-state students who pay higher fees, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near Currant, Nev.

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Saturday morning nine miles from Currant, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:41 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

Boys' basketball: Tesoro eliminates No. 1 Thousand Oaks in 2AA

The big upset on Friday night in Southern Section basketball was Tesoro knocking off No. 1-seeded Thousand Oaks, 67-62, in a 2AA quarterfinal.

Clippers give a nod to NBA's new public report on officials' calls

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In the world according to Matt Barnes, the NBA should have gone even further than it did Friday when it announced it would start publicly disclosing reports on officials' calls in the last two minutes of close game...

The Obama administration is seeking the right deal with Iran

The negotiating endgame with Iran is upon us. What terms are acceptable?

How Abraham Lincoln said that black lives matter

A decade and a half into the 21st century, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is under fire, and white-on-black violence brings the cry that black lives matter. As we approach the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln, we would do well to reconsider his most famous...

When more is less, at Steve Turner Contemporary

In “Always,” Hannah Perry goes to great lengths to make an exhibition that looks polished and professional. Unfortunately, that’s just about all the young British artist’s U.S. debut has going for it. At Steve Turner Contemporary, the two-room installation lacks focus,...

Relatives await word on Assyrians abducted by Islamic State in Syria

George Kasten learned the frightening news online: Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria had been attacked, possibly by Islamic State extremists.

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