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Three new L.A. pubs pouring great local craft beer

New restaurants opening in L.A. can no longer simply pay lip service to beer if they want to draw customers from the swelling ranks of craft beer devotees. The next new hot spots need a beer program as well thought out as their decor and menu.

Critic's Pick: A new-music cornucopia

When California State University, Fullerton, composer Pamela Madsen began a festival devoted to contemporary female composers 14 years ago, she wasn’t exactly a voice in the wilderness.

Travel the world with photographer Gray Malin, at a Le Meridien near you

Gray Malin photographs sites most travelers never see. That's because the L.A. photographer creates his own vision of places around the world and then goes to work with his camera.

Good News for Happy Campers

Some long-awaited good news for Los Angeles residents has finally arrived. LA is poised to see record employment numbers soon, says the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. and it just keeps getting better. There will be 150,000 new payroll jobs in 2015 with record level employment numbers according to the forecasts. Show More Summary

Rising country star Brandy Clark reflects on whirlwind year

Long before Brandy Clark scored 2015 Grammy nominations for best new artist and country album, and before critics started lauding her 2013 debut album “12 Stories” as one of the freshest arrivals in recent years, the singer and songwriter knew she was onto something with her...

Herbalife posts double-digit declines in 4th-quarter revenue, profit

Herbalife Ltd., the embattled Los Angeles nutritional products company, said its profit fell 16% in the fourth quarter. Revenue was down 11% for the quarter.

Sound of civil rights rings out in resurrected Staple Singers records

Occasionally, for reasons of fate or coincidence, sounds from the past converge in the present at key moments.

Adam Goodman out as Paramount film president, offered production deal

Adam Goodman is leaving his job as the president of Paramount Pictures' film group, according to an internal memo from the studio's chairman and chief executive Brad Grey. 

Drug Dealer's Attorney Discusses The Fight That Killed Fox Exec

"It was total self-defense," the suspect's lawyer said. "It was mutual combat." [ more › ]

Video: Llamas On The Lloose!

Freedom was fleeting for two renegade llamas in a Phoenix, Arizona suburb today, as authorities managed to llasso the two beautiful, glorious creatures after a short chase that captivated the nation. [ more › ]

Two Women Shot Outside Highland Park Rec Center Were 'Innocent Bystanders'

Two women got caught in the crossfire of a gang-related shooting just outside of Highland Park Recreation Center Wednesday night, police say. [ more › ]

Researchers find new reason to drink coffee: It may reduce risk of MS

Drink up, coffee lovers: Neurologists say a healthy appetite for coffee may reduce your risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

Boys' basketball: Mater Dei-Etiwanda semifinal changed to Tuesday

The Southern Section Open Division semifinal game between Santa Ana Mater Dei and Etiwanda has been moved from Saturday to Tuesday night at Mater Dei.

New York Daily News may go up for sale, internal memo says

The publisher of the New York Daily News has hired a financial firm to explore the possibility of selling the nearly century-old tabloid, according to a copy of an internal memo obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

Clueless Christian With Song In 'Fifty Shades': 'What Have I Done?'

A Christian singer of a classic soul band who licensed his music to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' had no idea that the film was based off of a sex-filled, BDSM book. [ more › ]

Movies And TV Shows With Diverse Casts Make Money After All

Box-office returns and Nielsen ratings show "clearly that America's increasingly diverse audiences prefer diverse content created with the input of diverse talent." [ more › ]

Driver Who Hit Woman While Fleeing Comic-Con Zombies Is Charged

A man who hit a woman with his car while trying to escape a crowd of zombies has been charged. [ more › ]

Sandy Koufax expects Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw to win in postseason

In camp to observe the Dodgers’ first full-squad workout on Thursday, Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax said he didn’t think Clayton Kershaw’s disappointing performance in the playoffs detracts what he accomplished in the regular season.

Ukraine, separatists say they are pulling back heavy weapons

Ukrainian defense officials and leaders of the separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine announced Thursday that they were moving tanks and other heavy weaponry away from the front lines in a belated effort to abide by the conditions of a European-brokered peace agreement.

Slain Fox exec was in 'mutual combat' with alleged killer, lawyer says

A convicted drug dealer whose wife was linked to 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith has pleaded not guilty to murder in Smith’s death.

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