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Breakthrough in Porter Ranch gas leak fix is expected soon

The delicate, high-stakes effort to fix a massive gas leak in Porter Ranch that has forced thousands to flee their homes continued Thursday amid signs of optimism. An emergency relief well is expected to intersect Southern California Gas Co.'s damaged injection gas well as soon as today. "We will...

'Star Wars' Producers Charged Over Harrison Ford's Broken Leg

A production company involved in making Star Wars: The Force Awakens will face criminal charges over an on-set incident involving Harrison Ford. [ more › ]

Photos: A Tunnel Under The Southwest Museum Now Hosts An Eerie Art Exhibit

  The pedestrian tunnel leading to the Southwest Museum of the American Indian has been filled with modern art. [ more › ]

Political drama is nothing new to California Coastal Commission

In the 1950s and 1960s, developers and urban planners had big ideas for the coast. They talked about high-rise residential towers, marinas and resorts.  "Development of Southland Coast nation's hottest," cheered a Times story in 1961 that was accompanied by a coastal scene of homes built into hills,...

Why Is Marijuana Banned? The Real Reasons Are Worse Than You Think

By Johann Hari Across the world, more and more people are asking: Why is marijuana banned? Why are people still sent to prison for using or selling it? Most of us assume it's because someone, somewhere sat down with the scientific evidence,...Show More Summary

Get Lost Inside This Floor-To-Ceiling Maze Of Cake

An art installation featuring six rooms of floor-to-ceiling cake sculptures will host pop-up dinners, speakeasies and live performances for 30 days starting this weekend. [ more › ]

L.A. County health officials want you to eat smaller portions at restaurants

We’ve all heard it before: Too many Americans, more than one out of three, are obese, making them more likely to suffer from diabetes, stroke and heart disease. But what can be done about a problem that’s so deeply ingrained in our culture? What people eat comes down to a complicated mix of preferences,...

Einstein's gravitational waves heard for the first time

Big science news today from Caltech and other institutions: Ripples in the fabric of space-time directly observed.

Mourners call for an end to violence at vigil for slain 1-year-old

A vigil was held Wednesday night for Autumn Johnson, a 1-year-old girl killed the night before in a gang-related shooting in Compton. More than a dozen neighbors from Holly Avenue and the surrounding area made their way to the end of the driveway of a yellow house, where balloons, flowers and teddy...

You Say You Want a Revolution ...

It's on. Well, a counter-revolution on the Republican side, with the billionaire bully boy Donald Trump reasserting his authoritarian appeal over the once Grand Old Party with a smashing 20-point triumph in a crowded New Hampshire primary. Show More Summary

Firing of Coastal Commission chief Charles Lester leaves deep divisions

The California Coastal Commission's decision late Wednesday to fire its executive director, Charles Lester, after closed-door deliberations sparked outrage by environmentalists and is expected to leave deep divisions. Many of the more than 100 Lester supporters awaiting the decision broke into...

You Say You Want a Revolution ...

It's on. Well, a counter-revolution on the Republican side, with the billionaire bully boy Donald Trump reasserting his authoritarian appeal over the once Grand Old Party with a smashing 20-point triumph in a crowded New Hampshire primary. Show More Summary

Rediscovering Los Angeles: Why Are L.A. Streets So Narrow?

Nov. 14, 1924: This is the second of two articles I have from the Los Angeles Examiner titled “Rediscovering Los Angeles.” Notice that even in 1924 people were complaining about traffic and congested streets. Reporter W.W. Kane notes: Residents of … Continue reading ?

Coastal Commission votes to fire Lester

The LA Times covers the political rift at the commission like a huge outrage story. All other news: secondary.

Pilot, sheriff's deputy killed in Tulare County plane crash

A Tulare County sheriff's deputy and a pilot who worked for the Sheriff's Department were killed Wednesday when their plane crashed into a mountain in the San Joaquin Valley, authorities said. The single-engine plane, which the Sheriff's Department purchased in 2011, crashed about 4:15 p.m. about...

College freshmen are more liberal and keen on political activism, survey says

Today's American college freshman is more liberal, less religious and increasingly committed to civic involvement and political activism than her predecessors in previous generations, according to a national survey released Wednesday by UCLA researchers. Nearly 60% of freshmen surveyed said they...

Two nonprofits face more than $47,000 in fines over L.A. lobbying forms

Two nonprofits could face fines totaling more than $47,000 from the city Ethics Commission for failing to accurately report how much they had spent on lobbying at City Hall. Ethics Commission staffers have proposed a fine of $30,000 for the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, an influential...

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