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Outage leaves 14,000 homes and businesses in Valley Village without power

At least 14,000 homes and businesses were without power Thursday morning after a problem was detected at a distribution station in Valley Village. Crews with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power were working to restore power to customers, said Ellen Cheng, the utility company’s spokeswoman....

Led Zeppelin didn't steal music for 'Stairway to Heaven,' jury decides

Rock giant Led Zeppelin did not lift music that formed the basis for their iconic hit “Stairway to Heaven,” a jury found Thursday, clearing the iconic rock band of accusations that it stole the opening riff of one of rock music's most celebrated songs. The unanimous decision by the panel of eight...

L.A. May Reduce The Ridiculous Cost Of Parking Tickets

2.6 million parking citations are issued in L.A. each year. [ more › ]

Red flag conditions ahead for Southern California amid several wildfires

A short respite from triple-digit heat allowed crews battling several wildfires in Southern California to block the flames from destroying homes this week, but dangerous red flag fire conditions have returned, the National Weather Service said Thursday. Temperatures in the Los Angeles, Ventura...

LAX-Bound Plane Escorted By F-16s To Tucson Over Disorderly Passenger

One passenger said a flight attendant told him the man had made a threat against the plane. [ more › ]

Blake Lively vs. A Shark Makes 'The Shallows' The Perfect Summer Thrill Ride

'The Shallows' promises very little from the simple premise, and then delivers unexpected pleasures bubbling under its surface. [ more › ]

Large earthquake would unleash 'catastrophe' unless Southern California acts, report says

Southern California’s smaller cities and large businesses must take the threat of a crippling earthquake far more seriously than they have been, a committee of business, public policy and utility leaders said Thursday, saying action is needed to “prevent the inevitable disaster from becoming a...

City-employed lifeguard suspected of secretly recording girls and women at Burbank pool

A city-employed lifeguard was arrested Wednesday after reportedly videotaping and photographing minor girls and women in a public restroom and an employee locker room at the Verdugo Park Pool, police said. Shortly after 9 a.m., police responded to the pool, where they found images and videos on...

Since Prop. 209, UCLA has worked hard to boost diversity on campus

Damion Lester is just the kind of kid UCLA would love to have. He’s a straight-A student, class president and technology buff who is building his own computer from scratch. The standout student at Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles also is African American — a demographic the...

Parents and principals will weigh in on charter placements at L.A. school campuses

Families and schools in L.A. Unified could get more of a say in the way the district allocates space to charter schools, thanks to a committee the Los Angeles Unified School District board voted to create Tuesday. The school board directed the superintendent to form a group that will suggest ways...

Another gray wolf may be roaming Northern California

Authorities say trail cameras have captured what may be another gray wolf roaming Northern California. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says a lone wolf-like canid was first photographed in Lassen County in August and trail cameras a few miles away captured a similar animal in October....

See Jane Go, A Female-Only Ride-Sharing Service, To Launch In Orange County

Men can be passengers, as long as they're accompanied by a woman. [ more › ]

LAPD looking for man who beat 80-year-old woman

Los Angeles police are looking for a man they say forced his way inside an 80-year-old woman’s Hollywood apartment and beat her, leaving her in critical condition. The attack happened about 4 a.m. Saturday, at a retirement complex near Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Avenue, police said. The man repeatedly...

Founder Of The Abbey Bringing Bottega Louie To West Hollywood

Macarons to arrive on Santa Monica Boulevard sometime in 2017. [ more › ]

Son of former 'Real Housewives' star charged with 3 counts of attempted murder in Costa Mesa shooting

The Orange County district attorney's office Wednesday filed three counts of attempted murder against Joshua Waring, son of former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Lauri Peterson, in connection with a shooting early Monday in Costa Mesa. Waring, 27, also faces possible sentencing enhancements...

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