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Photos: Stars Take To The Red Carpet For 89th Academy Awards

Riz Ahmed steps out in dark blue. Kirsten Dunst makes a case for minimalism. [ more › ]

'Celebrities don't speak for us': Pro-Trump rally in Hollywood before Oscars

A small group of President Trump supporters rallied Sunday in Hollywood in advance of the Academy Awards. The group held its demonstration outside the Metro station near the corner of Hollywood and Vine, not far from the Dolby Theatre, where the Oscars ceremony will be held.  About a dozen protesters...

Garcetti promised to crunch data to clean L.A. streets — here's how that's working

When Eric Garcetti was elected mayor of Los Angeles in 2013, he promised a “back to basics” platform. His goal was to improve core city services that had languished during the recession and left residents frustrated that City Hall was failing to fix the quality-of-life issues that matter most....

Judge Joseph Wapner, who presided over 'The People's Court,' dies at 97

He was a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who became an unlikely American TV icon, a white-haired jurist who was dubbed the “Solomon of Small Claims.” Judge Joseph A. Wapner, who presided over “The People’s Court” for 12 years in the 1980s and ’90s, has died, a family member told...

Actor Bill Paxton, 61, dies after complications from surgery

Bill Paxton, who earned success through roles in movies including “Apollo 13,” “Titanic,” “A Simple Plan,” “Weird Science,” “Twister” and “True Lies,” as well as that of a polygamist Mormon businessman in the hit HBO series “Big Love,” has died.  The actor, who was 61, died due to complications...

Photos: Burlesque, Sword-Swallowing, And Jazz At Bloody Gras

The event transported guests deep into the Louisiana bayou. [ more › ]

The People's Court's Judge Wapner Has Died At 97

Judge Wapner first entered our homes in 1981. [ more › ]

Actor Bill Paxton Dies At 61

Actor Bill Paxton, whose everyman appeal saw him in a diverse range of roles from a treasure hunter in Titanic to a bigamist in Big Love, a fatalistic tech in Aliens to a veteran LAPD detective in the TV adaptation of Training Day, passed away yesterday at age 61. Show More Summary

North Hollywood High School wins LADWP Science Bowl

As Oscars nominees gear up to celebrate what they hope will be their wins, a group of North Hollywood High School students is already reveling in victory — the school’s 18th regional title in a science-based academic tournament. “Showcasing an outstanding grasp of advanced science, math and technology...

U.S. Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Huntington Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for an 18-year-old swimmer who went missing in the water near Huntington Beach over the weekend.  Shaun Linn was reported missing about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday at Bolsa Chica State Beach, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Sondra-Kay Kneen. A witness...

A rainy red carpet forecast for Oscars as new storm moves into L.A.

Rain moved into Southern California on Sunday, but it’s decidedly lighter than downpours from the recent storms that battered the region. Forecasters said the storm could send sprinkles over the Academy Awards this afternoon and evening in Hollywood. Oscars organizers have been preparing for the...

Deaths of man and woman found miles apart in Santa Rosa may be linked, police say

 Police say a man and a woman were found dead in Santa Rosa homes miles apart from each other and that it appears the two died in related homicides. Santa Rosa Police say officers responded to a home Saturday to check on reports of an injured person and found a dead man inside. The San Francisco...

From the Archives: Alien Registration Act of 1940

In 1940, Congress passed the Alien Registration Act, a national security measure that required all noncitizen adults to register with the government. In addition, the act — also known as the Smith Act —  set criminal penalties for advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government. Registration was...

Amy Dawes, 56, journalist and author

The Los Angeles entertainment journalist and author of "Sunset Boulevard: Cruising The Heart of Los Angeles” has died of cancer.

Body of missing 14-year-old found in L.A. River after weeklong search

The 14-year-old boy who disappeared from San Fernando this month during a powerful storm was found Saturday afternoon on an island in the Los Angeles River, authorities said.  The body of Elias Rodriguez was recovered about 1:15 p.m. Saturday along a stretch of the river in Los Feliz, according...

A California town hall agenda: How to resist Trump, help refugees and defend Muslims

It was a meeting of the California resistance, and turnout was good. In Glendale on Friday evening, Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff hosted a town hall about the U.S. refugee program and President Trump’s constitutionally suspect Muslim ban. The line outside Glendale Community College’s auditorium...

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