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Sheriff's Department investigates alleged head-butting incident involving Justin Bieber at West Hollywood's restaurant

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an alleged head-butting incident involving pop star Justin Bieber at a West Hollywood restaurant early Saturday. Deputies responded to a battery report about 2 a.m. at Serafina Sunset restaurant in the 8700 block of Sunset Boulevard,...

Photos: You Can Now Feed Giraffes By Hand At The L.A. Zoo

The Masai giraffe, featured at the zoo, are the tallest land mammals in the world. [ more › ]

Rain runoff may have undermined Oroville Dam's concrete spillway, report says

Rainwater erosion alongside the Oroville Dam’s main spillway appears to have contributed to the heavy damage that prompted a crisis, forcing more than 100,000 to be evacuated from their homes, a report reviewed by The Times showed. A summary of the incident, prepared by state water officials four...

Irwin Stambler, who chronicled the history of rock in scholarly encyclopedias, dies at 92

Irwin Stambler, an aeronautical engineer whose love of music inspired him to write some of the earliest and most flavorful encyclopedias on pop music, has died at the age of 92. Stambler died Feb. 10 of complications from sepsis in West Los Angeles, his family said.  A prolific author who wrote...

'Day without immigrants': Some say they can't afford to walk out, but thousands do

On Thursday, thousands of immigrants skipped work and school to participate in "a day without immigrants," a protest highlighting the contributions immigrants make to restaurants, businesses and the nation's overall economy.  In Los Angeles, where immigrants are part of everyday life, the message...

The 110 Freeway Has A Lot Of 'Structurally Deficient' Bridges, Says Report

Bridges in Orange and San Diego counties were also named in the report. [ more › ]

After three years, masseuse charged in buttock augmentation death

A Long Beach massage therapist was charged Thursday with the death of a woman who went into cardiac arrest while receiving a buttock augmentation three years ago, officials said. Sandra Yaneth Pérez-Gonzalez, who also goes by Sandra Yaneth Slaughter, is facing one count of murder for the February...

Mike Walden, the voice of USC and then UCLA sports, dies at 89

USC’s broadcaster Mike Walden was in enemy territory when the Trojans’ basketball team finally handed UCLA its first loss at Pauley Pavilion in 1969. When it was over, Walden climbed atop the announcer’s table and yelled, “The Trojans win! The Trojans win! The Trojans win!” much like the legendary...

Jury: San Diego police did not retaliate against officer in racist cartoon case

San Diego police did not retaliate against a black sergeant who complained about racial discrimination and insensitivity within the department, including the use of a 1909 racist cartoon in a training session, a jury decided Thursday. Arthur Scott, 45, filed his lawsuit against the city in January...

Justin Bieber Reportedly Investigated For 'Headbutting' Incident At Serafina

Pop star Justin Bieber allegedly "lunged" at a person who was filming him "play fighting" with a friend, and now TMZ reports that the LA County Sheriff's Office is conducting a misdemeanor battery investigation. [ more › ]

WeHo Mayor Wants To Bar City From Doing Business With Trump

The mayor's proposed restrictions will also include reexamining the city's relationship with Wells Fargo bank. [ more › ]

Weekend Planner: 20 Cool Events Happening in Los Angeles

Here's what's happening in L.A. this weekend, rain be damned! [ more › ]

Baby brought to ER for allergic reaction was on meth, police say

An mother was arrested this week after she took her baby boy to a hospital in the San Joaquin Valley for an allergic reaction, but officials discovered he was on meth, police said. Tenessa Price, 28, was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of child cruelty that could lead to injury or death...

Anti-Semitic notes left at homes and Jewish center in Ventura County neighborhood

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has created a task force to investigate several anti-Semitic notes left on homes and a Jewish center over the weekend. Residents discovered the handwritten notes in the unincorporated community of Oak Park about 8 p.m. Saturday. The notes were found outside seven...

Vendor Selling "Friends Of The Swastika" Shirts On USC Campus Asked To Leave

Some students got into a heated argument over the vendor's right to sell the shirt. [ more › ]

Lanterman House exhibit sheds light on lawmaker who advocated for disabled Californians

Who was Frank Lanterman? A man whose passion for playing the organ inspired him to abandon his studies at USC weeks before graduation? Or a state assemblyman whose work on behalf of people with disabilities is still evident 40 years later? Or perhaps he was a bit of a recluse who rubbed elbows...

'It's going to be a mess': Southern California braces for worst storm in years

The strongest storm to hit Southwest California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds on Friday, forecasters say. The storm is expected to dump up to 6 inches of rain on Los Angeles County beaches and valleys and 5 to 10 inches on south-facing...

Ex-Palm Springs mayor and 2 developers charged with corruption involving $375,000 in bribes

The former mayor of Palm Springs and two major developers in the city were charged Thursday with public corruption and other felonies in a scheme that netted the one-time city leader $375,000 in bribes, according to the Riverside County district attorney. Former Mayor Steve Pougnet, 53,  and developers...

How "A Day Without Immigrants" Is Being Observed Around L.A.

Several restaurants are standing in solidarity with the strike. [ more › ]

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