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Locked out of Mayor Garcetti's reelection wingding

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched his reelection campaign Thursday night with a Hollywood bash headlined by Stevie Wonder.

Brothers who led Macho Sports illegal gambling ring plead guilty

Two brothers who were the ringleaders of an international gambling operation called Macho Sports pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in San Diego.

What time will the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight start?

Predicting the starting time of a boxing match is an inexact science, but Showtime and HBO representatives are telling reporters that Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight will begin “no earlier than 8 p.m. Pacific time and no later than 9 p.m.”

Festive air in Baltimore after 6 officers charged in Freddie Gray death

What was supposed to be the kickoff for a weekend of protests took on a celebratory feel in Baltimore on Saturday after six officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray, fatally injured while in police custody.

LMU Student Goes Missing After Arguing With His Dad On The Phone

A student at Loyola Marymount University has suspiciously gone missing after a heated argument with his father over the phone, prompting concern from his family and authorities. [ more › ]

USC's Javorius Allen selected by Ravens in fourth round

USC tailback Javorius Allen was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday.

USC's Josh Shaw selected in fourth round by Bengals

USC cornerback Josh Shaw was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the NFL draft.

Track: Mission League 100 meters final is race to watch

If you have any free time, don’t forget to show up to Thursday’s Mission League track and field finals at Occidental College.

What time does the Kentucky Derby start?

The 141st Kentucky Derby will be run Saturday at 3:44 p.m. PDT at Churchill Downs.

Gary Stevens likes Firing Line's profile in Kentucky Derby

Gary Stevens is less than a year removed from knee replacement surgery.

Lotusland in Montecito has beautiful and tranquil grounds

The Funk Zone isn't the only Santa Barbara-area attraction with an odd name. Lotusland ranks right up there too. But while the Funk Zone suffers from a lack of beauty, Lotusland astounds with its good looks. In fact, Travel

Old Mission Santa Barbara gets some much-needed TLC

If you haven't visited Old Mission Santa Barbara for a few years, you'll find it has put on a new face.

The hip Funk Zone adds color to often-stodgy Santa Barbara

Let's be honest. Do you want to spend a weekend in a place called the Funk Zone? The first time I heard the name, I wrinkled my nose. It sounds like something from the '80s that smells — or looks — distasteful. When I found out it's a tourist zone in the otherwise perfectly lovely town of Santa...

Captain, and goat, removed from Navy ship based in San Diego

Navy Capt. John Banigan is no longer aboard the San Diego-based guided missile cruiser Lake Erie.

Latvia, with a large minority of Russians, worries about Putin's goals

When the People's Republic of Latgale was proclaimed on the Internet in late January, security officials in this small former Soviet republic took notice.

Kole Calhoun could stay in middle of Angels order after Pujols returns

With No. 3 hitter Albert Pujols out because of left-hamstring tightness, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia moved leadoff man Kole Calhoun to the cleanup spot behind Mike Trout, Johnny Giavotella from the ninth to second spot and Erick Aybar from fifth to leadoff. That lineup produced six runs and 12...

International Star scratched from Kentucky Derby

The field for the 141st Kentucky Derby continued to shrink when International Star was scratched Saturday morning.

Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum aims to reframe artist's legacy

Although he is one of the world's best-known artists, Vincent van Gogh might also be one of the most misunderstood. A new display of the permanent collection at the city's Van Gogh Museum — the largest anywhere of the artist's work with some 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters — is attempting...

Dutch, French exhibitions commemorate death of Van Gogh

Two other museums, one in the Netherlands, the other in Arles, France, where Vincent van Gogh lived at the end of his life, are offering noteworthy anniversary-related exhibitions.

Keukenhof gardens near Amsterdam colorfully mark Van Gogh anniversary

Keukenhof gardens in Lisse, 20 miles southeast of Amsterdam and open only in the spring, is also joining the Van Gogh anniversary celebration.

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