Fire threatening homes in Benedict Canyon

A brush fire was threatening homes in the tony Benedict Canyon area of the Westside on Tuesday afternoon, prompting a major response from firefighters. The fire was burning at near 9808 W. Portola Drive. The Los Angeles Fire Department was still trying to assess home many homes were threatened…

From the Archives: Ella Zanow admonishes a chicken

Ella Zanow enjoyed raising chickens, but not when one of her 75 chicks poked her left eye. A short story in the March 13, 1936, Los Angeles Times began, “Never trust a baby chick, not even the most downy and guileless. They’re all vicious at heart and will do you…

L.A. Unified unlikely to rehire its inspector general

The Los Angeles Board of Education has deadlocked over rehiring its top internal investigator, effectively dismissing him unless board members reconsider before the end of the month. The board split evenly over rehiring Inspector General Ken Bramlett during a confidential closed-door portion of…

USC’s handling of complaints about campus gynecologist is being investigated by federal government

The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday that it has launched an investigation into USC’s handling of complaints against former longtime campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall. The investigation by the department’s Office of Civil Rights will review how USC allowed Tyndall to continue…

Noted Salk Institute researcher resigns after investigation into conduct

Inder Verma, a star researcher at the Salk Institute, gave his “unconditional resignation” after an investigation into his conduct, the institute said Monday. “Last week, prior to the board concluding its discussions regarding the investigation and taking formal action, Dr. Verma tendered his unconditional…

Encampments take root in South L.A. Here’s why clearing them out is so difficult

When the tent caught fire, flames blew through an iron fence into an employee parking lot and quickly enveloped two cars. Rumors swirled that one homeless person had torched another’s tent, but Los Angeles firefighters found no leads to investigate. New tents quickly appeared along the fence at…

How Garcetti picked his police chief: interviews, homework and plenty of advice

Last Monday morning, Los Angeles civic leaders were in suspense. Mayor Eric Garcetti had said he would probably announce his pick for police chief that day. Text messages and phone calls flew between people who were usually in the know. “Have you heard?” “Still no word?” There was a reason…

They’re sick, traumatized, malnourished and transient — what child poverty looks like in Los Angeles

Many of the children who visit the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center at 58th and Hoover in South Los Angeles are anything but well. The dentists treat children who suffer excruciating pain from swollen gums and rotting teeth. “I just had a 2 1/2-year-old I had to refer…

Seven tons of marijuana found at California-Mexico border crossing

A seven-ton load of marijuana valued at an estimated $8.6 million was discovered in a truck trailer waiting to enter the U.S. from Mexico at the Otay Mesa border crossing, authorities said Friday. The truck manifest said it was carrying “metal racks” but a Customs and Border Protection dog sniffed…

Gov. Brown won’t free ‘black widow’ killer who had her husband killed

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday blocked the parole of a 63-year-old woman dubbed by prosecutors a “black widow” because she had her husband killed. Brown denied the release of Susan Lee Russo a year after he commuted her life sentence, which allowed her a chance at parole. A parole…

Mel Weinberg, con artist at center of Abscam sting that landed U.S. politicians in prison, dies at 93

At the center of an FBI corruption investigation that employed fake Middle Eastern sheikhs, a 65-foot yacht, plush hotel suites and paper bags of cash was a convicted con artist, a cigar-chomping swindler who once sold socks without soles and jackets without backs. “You gotta think fast,” Mel Weinberg…

Gov. Jerry Brown decides against parole for woman dubbed a ‘black widow’

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday blocked the parole of a 63-year-old woman whom prosecutors dubbed a “black widow” because she had her husband killed. Brown denied the release of Susan Lee Russo a year after he commuted her life sentence, which allowed her a chance at parole. A parole board…

7 tons of pot, worth $8.6 million, seized from trailer at border crossing

A 7-ton load of marijuana valued at an estimated $8.6 million was discovered in a truck trailer whose driver was trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico at Otay Mesa, authorities said Friday. The truck manifest said it was carrying “metal racks,” but a Customs and Border Protection dog sniffed…

L.A. County registrar seeks independent review on missing ballots

The Los Angeles County elections chief said Friday that he was seeking an independent review after more than 118,000 people were left off voter rosters this week. State and county leaders had demanded answers after the massive error led to confusion and frustration at the polls. The foul-up affected…

San Diego can ban humans from the beach in favor of seals, court says

A California appeals court has upheld a San Diego city ordinance that closes a picturesque children’s beach for nearly half the year so that seals may give birth to, nurse and wean their pups. In a decision filed Thursday, the 4th District Court of Appeal reversed a lower-court ruling that…

California bullet train authority ordered part of a flawed bridge torn down

Engineers have built about 24,000 bridges in California over the last century, but a new one under construction in Madera County for the state’s bullet train project shows that they can still lead to serious blunders. Tutor Perini, the lead contractor building a 32-mile section of railway near…

Wife of Golden State Killer suspect offers prayers for victims, seeks privacy for family

“My thoughts and prayers are for the victims and their families,” says Sharon Huddle, estranged wife of Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo Jr.

Orange County rejects needle-exchange program, citing ‘major health risks’

The Orange County Board of Supervisors officially opposed a proposed mobile needle exchange service Tuesday in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Orange and Costa Mesa. The supervisors’ resolution opposing the proposal — which passed 4-0 with Supervisor Shawn Nelson absent — directs the board’s clerk to submit…

Suicide-prevention spikes will be installed on Coronado Bridge, where more than 400 have taken their lives

Caltrans plans to install small spikes on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge as a temporary suicide deterrent while it pursues a permanent barrier. The spikes, similar to those used to prevent pigeons from roosting on ledges and roofs, would sit atop the short wall that now lines the bridge, where more…

Texts reveal political maneuvering ahead of MWD’s delta tunnels vote

The days leading up to a key funding vote on the delta tunnels project were marked by intense politicking and head-counting by board members at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The behind-the-scenes campaign to get the board to approve nearly $11 billion in financing for…

Transfer Talk: Barcelona favour Thomas Lemar move over Christian Eriksen

Ale Moreno sifts through the potential transfers like Cristiano Ronaldo to the Premier League, Jorginho to Man City, Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool and more. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow live with our daily blog throughout the summer. TOP STORY:…

Leavin’ on that midnight train to Georgia … because a Bay Area house is simply out of reach

The economy is booming, unemployment is at record lows, and you can’t beat the views, but the high price of housing and hideous traffic is prompting a startling number of people in the San Francisco Bay Area to think about leaving. More than half say the region is “seriously on…

From the Archives: The Pink Lady of Malibu

The painting of a nude woman quickly became a media sensation. But local officials, claiming it would distract drivers, ordered the Pink Lady removed. After attempts with high-pressure hoses and paint remover failed, the Pink Lady was covered up with brown paint. On the 25th anniversary of the…

A special kind of healing for wounded veterans

A special kind of healing for wounded veterans

Trump requested Saudi oil support before Iran nuclear decision: sources

US President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, US, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria DUBAI/WASHINGTON/LONDON: A day before US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, one of his senior…

Nick Offerman On His Wife Megan Mullally: “She’s My Hero”

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Alia Shawkat Says She Wished She’d Told Her Male “Arrested Development” Stars To Shut Up During That Infamous Interview

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Disney Repainted The Same Prop Book For Three Of Its Movies

Sardar Ramesh Singh files nomination for Sindh Assembly’s minority seat

Pakistan Sikh Council Chief Patron Sardar Ramesh Singh filing nomination papers in ECP. Photo: Afzal Nadeem DogarKARACHI: Pakistan Sikh Council Chief Patron Sardar Ramesh Singh on Wednesday filed nomination papers for reserved minority seat for…