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Community mourns 'very dark day' after teen boy is arrested in fatal beating of 13-year-old sister

A 13-year-old Rocklin girl who police say was killed by her 14-year-old brother and discovered dead in her bedroom by her mother Tuesday was described as a talented gymnast.  The girl was identified as Ashley Wood, according to the Rocklin Police Department. Police have not named Ashley’s brother...

Essential California: Embezzled funds allegedly financed L.A. homes, 'Wolf of Wall Street'

Good morning. It is Thursday, July 21. A 7-month-old puppy that ingested heroin and methamphetamine has found a new home. Bubba, a Jack Russell Chihuahua mix, was adopted Wednesday morning. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Follow the money The U.S. Justice Department...

Dylan Noble's death has Fresno pondering police shootings and Black Lives Matter

The diverse young crowd filled the pews at a Fresno church late last week to consider what Black Lives Matter might mean in their city.  Like protesters around the nation, they were angered at the police-shooting deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana. But it was...

Jury convicts father of drowning his baby daughter in Pasadena

More than four years after the tiny, lifeless body of Mo’Nayjah Jackson was found in a Pasadena apartment, jurors on Wednesday convicted the infant’s killer: her father. Marquise Jackson, 26, was found guilty of first-degree murder and child abuse by a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury.  During...

Los Feliz home where Walt Disney set up his first studio could be demolished

Los Angeles officials are using a rarely used legal maneuver in an attempt to block demolition of the Los Feliz home where Walt Disney founded his first studio. On Wednesday afternoon, City Councilman David Ryu secured an “emergency” historical designation for the single-family home in the 4400...

UC Regents take steps to streamline board operations, dig more deeply into crucial issues

University of California regents Wednesday approved a sweeping overhaul of board operations, the first in nearly five decades, saying it would free up more time for deeper discussions of crucial issues. The regents, gathered in San Francisco for a three-day meeting, also discussed continued financial...

Man tried hacking his ex-girlfriend to death with a machete, prosecutors say

A 23-year-old man was charged Wednesday with trying to kill his former girlfriend with a machete after he crept into her Agoura Hills home and attacked her as she lay in bed. Travis Anthony Hunter is alleged to have broken into his ex-girlfriend’s home on Monday and repeatedly hacked her, according...

Southwest Airlines passengers dealing with delays at LAX

Southwest Airlines passengers at Los Angeles International Airport, and nationwide, were experiencing delays Wednesday due to technical issues plaguing several systems. Southwest began experiencing “intermittent performance issues earlier this afternoon with multiple technology systems as a result...

Police Arrest Man Wanted In Four Sexual Assaults On The Westside

However, they believe he is only connected to one of two assaults in West L.A., meaning the other attacker is still at large. [ more › ]

E.P. & L.P.'s Chef Gives The Lowdown On Bringing His Fijian-Inspired Cuisine To West Hollywood

Chef Louis Tikaram gives us a primer on Fijian cuisine, and his most Fijian dishes. [ more › ]

Homeless man charged with murder after girlfriend's body is found in WeHo dumpster

A homeless man living in West Hollywood has been charged with murder in the death of his 28-year-old girlfriend, whose body was found in a dumpster, prosecutors said Wednesday. Abdulla Tario Camran, 29, was charged in the slaying of Joie Nicole Kinney, who prosecutors say was dating Camran at the...

Transient in hot water after Ventura homeowner finds him in whirlpool

A transient found himself in hot water Tuesday after a Ventura homeowner found him inside his whirlpool spa.  The homeowner, who lives in the 1800 block of Channel Drive, spotted the man, Travis Jones, inside his hot tub after hearing loud noises coming from his backyard about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday,...

This Soft-Boiled Egg Is Wrapped In An Avocado That's Wrapped In Bacon

They have an egg, inside an avocado, wrapped in bacon, topped with queso fresco. [ more › ]

San Diego moves to ban single-use plastic bags

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday voted to ban single-use plastic bags at large grocery stores, pharmacies and corner markets — becoming one of the last major cities in California to limit the disposable products. “Citizens across the state have demonstrated the ability to transition to more...

Walt Disney's First L.A. Home May Be Torn Down

Disney had moved into the quaint Los Feliz home in 1923. [ more › ]

The 11 Best Indie Bookstores In Los Angeles

Bonus: Book recommendations from the staff at each of our favorite stores. [ more › ]

Man arrested after police say he tried to carjack an off-duty Ventura officer

A 53-year-old man got a little more than he bargained for when police say he tried to carjack an off-duty Ventura officer who had his infant child with him Tuesday night. The police officer was sitting in his personal vehicle in a 99-cent store parking lot around 8 p.m. when he noticed a man, later...

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