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Christmas concert crash: Driver may have been using prescriptions, police say

Police believe a driver who plowed into a crowd of people leaving a Christmas concert at a Redondo Beach church, killing three, had prescription drugs in her system.

Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis dies at 89

The rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino for nearly 45 years was "regarded as the most influential synagogue leader of his generation." "The John Wooden of rabbis," says Zev Yaroslavsky.

Earthquake early warnings could go public in 2 years

An earthquake early-warning system could be available to the public in as little as two years once enough funding is secured, a top federal scientist said this week.

Linda Deutsch to retire from AP

The trial reporter for Associated Press who got her start in the courthouse as a fill-in at the trial of the Charles Manson family in 1969 will retire on Monday. She plans to write a memoir, AP says.

Taking Time Off From Your Workouts During the Holidays? How Fast You Lose Fitness and Tips to Minimize the Hit

So you invested a respectable amount of hours working out this year. Maybe a couple of hundred or more? Ever wonder how long you have before your hard work starts to come undone? With the holidays upon us, taking some time off may be...Show More Summary

Don't be alarmed, USC says shooting is part of a drill

USC has warned those on campus Thursday morning that a shooting situation will be simulated inside a campus building.

Exploring the Wild West of Wine With the World Wine Guys

California is the forth largest producer of wine in the world, and yet, until Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen decided to tackle the great state, no book had come close to covering all of California's wine regions. From the authors ofShow More Summary

Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Bridgeport, Calif. on U.S. 395

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening 12 miles from Bridgeport, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:14 p.m. PST at a depth of 5.0 miles.

3 dead, many injured after car rams crowd leaving Christmas concert

Three people were killed and numerous others injured Wednesday night after a suspected intoxicated driver plowed into a crowd leaving a Christmas concert in Redondo Beach, police said.

U.S.-Cuba thaw could erode Russian influence with Havana allies

Cubans fearful of hostile U.S. neighbors have long counted on the Kremlin to ride to their rescue with military backing and economic infusions, even in the lean years that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union.

To give their children a better education, parents launch new school

Maria Melendrez's daughter thrived for three years at the Julian Nava Learning Academy, a sparkling middle-school campus in South L.A. where she was pushed to excel.

After SAG Award nominations, an early peek at the crystal ball

The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced five minutes ago, and the awards won't be announced for another month. But why procrastinate? Let's pick the winners... now!. Because of the size of the voting body (111,228 eligible members and counting!), the prizes typically go to...

In Hong Kong, trams offer a ride like no others

At Rumsey Street and Des Voeux Road, two middle-aged women step into the hot-pink double-decker tram, gripping large black plastic bags filled with pungent dried cod and shrimp.

Playa Vista office complex gets makeover, draws creative tenants

A large office complex in Playa Vista that has been vacant since it was completed during the last real estate downturn is finally roaring to life with a dramatic $8-million makeover intended to enhance its appeal to firms in creative industries.

Napa quake's 'afterslip' could continue to cause damage

Think the Napa fault stopped moving after producing a 6.0 earthquake in August? Think again.

Hack attack over Sony's 'Interview' shows risks of naming bad guys

There are few things Hollywood loves — or relies on — more than a good villain.

Kevin Costner's 'Black or White,' a labor to produce, explores gray areas

No studio wanted to make it. And once he had spent $9 million of his own money to produce it, no one stepped up to distribute the thing. Passion project, albatross, conversation starter? Just don't let Kevin Costner hear you call his new film "refrigerator art."

Bowl games gift guide

For college football players, it's the most wonderful time of the year: They're going shopping this bowl season. Gift suites, which allow players to browse for their favorite items, are prevalent this postseason and wares are set to be handed out by numerous bowl committees, according to a list...

Multiple people hurt when car drives into crowd in Redondo Beach

Numerous people were injured Wednesday night when a car drove into a crowd in Redondo Beach, authorities said.

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