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Arrest in firebombing that killed 3; earlier party probed

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of murder in connection with the weekend firebombing of a South El Monte tire shop that killed three people and injured a firefighter.

Bar & Garden sells natural wines, pure spirits -- and air plants

A few blocks east of the Helms Complex in the heart of Culver City’s gallery district is an unusual wine and spirits store called Bar & Garden. Partners Marissa Mandel and Lauren Johnson took over an old liquor store, kept the sign out front, and opened in January 2013.

The Washington Dread and Denial Association Dinner

"Don't do it!" Stories, whether torn from history or made from whole cloth, can make us want to shout that. Don't open that door at the top of the stairs. Don't get on that boat. Don't believe that president, general, journalist, preacher,...Show More Summary

This Story Shows Everything That's Wrong With Jaywalking Tickets

Jaywalking tickets are a weird quirk of life in Los Angeles, a city that has worked hard to become more walkable but hasn't completely escaped its notorious car culture. [ more › ]

Neat Drone Video Shows Gorgeous DTLA Skyline At Night

While we've all seen downtown L.A. at night, this new drone video gives us a glimpse of the highrises from a different angle: from up above. [ more › ]

22 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week

Here are 21 of the coolest events happening in L.A. this week. [ more › ]

LAPD Officer Says He Was Demoted After Complaining About Ticket Quotas

Earl Williams said he was punished by the LAPD after complaining about ticket quotas. [ more › ]

Global Gourmet Games test guests' food knowledge

The event: Contestants in the “Global Gourmet Games” battled it out Saturday by assessing the ingredients in appetizers, calculating the calories in main courses and determining the fat content in desserts served at an international feast at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The congenial competition,...

Stephen Hawking has a theory on Zayn Malik leaving One Direction

Turns out One Direction might be bigger than anyone thought -- that according to Stephen Hawking, of all people. 

'Mad Men' recap: 'The beginning of something, not the end'

In the first three episodes of its final run, “Mad Men” has been in an almost defiantly slow, reflective mood. “You want action? Well, too bad. Here’s Don sitting in his office and looking at magazines.”

Family of unarmed man killed by Long Beach police want federal probe

The family of an unarmed man fatally shot by Long Beach police is calling for an independent investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the killing.

'Once Upon a Time': Meet Maleficent's child, Lily -- all grown up

"Once Upon a Time" introduces the yin to Emma Swan's yang in the "Lily" episode, bringing back a childhood friend who had more than a passing connection to the princess. As the daughter of Maleficent, she houses Emma's darkness, but it seems like Emma is doing a pretty good job of bringing back...

Nepal quake: Tent city springs to life in Katmandu, transforming park

Sony Tamand was helping her aunt run her popular general store on Saturday afternoon when everything began to shake.

Video: Improv Is A Fate Worse Than Scientology

If you join this group, you'll be promised fame and fortune, you can expect to get hit up for money as you ascend up the levels and there are bizarre rituals and jargon that doesn't make much sense to outsiders. [ more › ]

Actors Equity Lowers Curtain on Piece of L.A. Civic Culture

By most accounts, urban planners don't need to pay much mind to the policies of stage actors unions. It's the rare city in which theaters have much of an impact on the built environment. And yet, planners have every reason to care about...Show More Summary

LACMA Celebrating "50 For 50" With Extraordinary Show!

all photos by Jay or from LACMA David Hockney's video exhibit, "The Jugglers," in the lobby of the Resnick Pavilion Last Saturday night LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) celebrated its 50th anniversary with a big party and exhibition. Show More Summary

Cathleen Decker named California politics columnist for LA Times

Decker "will become our signature voice on California politics," says todays memo from the top editors.

Musicians' union sues Warner Bros., Paramount and MGM over outsourcing

The dispute between Hollywood musicians and major studios over the outsourcing of musical scoring is now shifting to the courts.

DineL.A. happy hour week: Where to get the best bang for your buck

The Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board launched its first ever dineL.A. Happy Hour Week on Monday. That's a full week of happy hour specials from restaurants and bars around the city, with some introducing prix-fixe happy hour menus, or specials that run all night. 

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