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130 arrested overnight in downtown LA street protests

The numbers were bigger than they looked on the live streams I followed last night. Most arrests were for disorderly conduct.

USC football morning report: Recent history gives Fighting Irish nod

Fact of the day: USC has defeated Notre Dame in 12 of the last 15 games, but the Fighting Irish have won three of the last four. 

Heavy Midnights: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 13 at midnight Description: As part of its perennial Heavy Midnights series, the Cinefamily offers a 25th anniversary midnight screening of the 1989 fantasy film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Rick Moranis as a scientist whose experiment sends his [...]

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovering after heart stent surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery to place a heart stent this morning after doctors discovered blockage in one of her arteries, the high court announced.

The Babadook at Silent Movie Theatre

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Description: The Cinefamily presents a one-week run of the critically acclaimed Australian horror film, which previously screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Recovering from a devastating automobile accident, a widowed mother and her disturbed son fall under the spell of [...]

Friday Night Frights: Late Phases

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 12 at midnight Description: As part of its perennial Friday Night Frights series, the Cinefamily presents a midnight screening of this low-budget werewolf horror film – a collaboration between two cult favorites: director Adrian Garcia Bogliano (HERE COMES THE [...]

Free Screeing: The Lego Movie, with director Q&A

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 11 at 7:30pm Description: LACMA presents a free screening of the best summer blockbuster of the year (well, it came out before summer, but still). Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be on hand for a discussion [...]

US stocks open little changed; Deere slumps

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks opened little changed on Wednesday, keeping the major indexes near record levels, as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy.

Obamacare enrollment surpasses 500,000 in first week

More than half a million people selected a health insurance plan in the first week of the 2015 enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, a new federal report indicates.

Michael Brown protests: Violence in Oakland, unrest in multiple cities

Looting and vandalism continued in Oakland overnight as hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police in tumultuous protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict an officer for the shooting death of a young black m...

The Meaning of Friendsgiving

I asked for ketchup. I specifically asked for ketchup to be there. I texted my friend, Ainsley, who'd invited me to my first Friendsgiving as I boarded a train from Grand Central station to make sure they had ketchup. It's odd, I realize,...Show More Summary

Sunny Days in the Park With Victoria

Pancho Kohner, the independent producer, has created a film to remain on the walls of the soul. Victoria, made in Norway, captures the perfect tone, the aura and vision of two children in love. The movie takes off easy as Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night. Show More Summary

This $260 chocolate bar might just be worth it

A chocolate bar touted as among the most expensive in the world doesn't come from Switzerland or France, but from Ecuador. It weighs in at just 50 grams — and costs a whopping $260. Oh, yes, and there are only 574 in the world. This year.

Steve McQueen dirt bike on the Ebay block

A Swedish motocross bike raced by championship rider Bengt Aberg and sold to racing fan Steve McQueen is going, going and almost gone on Ebay.

Matt Leinart is going back to college to lead the Trojans on Saturday

Matt Leinart, who led USC to two national titles, will return to his glory days on Saturday when he leads the Trojans out of the Coliseum tunnel before they play Notre Dame.

'Dancing With the Stars' finale recap: The Season 19 winner is ...

After 11 weeks of competition, 2,788 combined hours of training, a lifetime’s worth of spray tan and too many sparkles to count, we finally have a “Dancing With the Stars” Season 19 winner:

US stocks barely budge ahead of Thanksgiving

NEW YORK — Stock indexes are holding near record levels as traders digest some mixed news on the U.S. economy.

Girls' basketball: Top games set for Palisades tournament quarterfinals

Let the real games begin. There's some great quarterfinal matchups on Wednesday in the Palisades tournament.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Dane Elliott Lewis, Civil War Reinactor

Lewis grew up as one of just a handful of African-Americans in a small town along the Hudson River in Westchester County, New York. He really began to feel his distinct other-ness as a teen, so for college he chose the opposite route and headed for Morehouse, a historically black all-male school in Atlanta. Show More Summary

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