Simpson's chances of winning release were considered good, given similar cases and his behavior behind bars. His defenders argued, too, that his sentence was out of proportion to the crime and he was being punished for the two murders he was acquitted of during his 1995 "Trial of the Century" in Los Angeles.
Labor activists are blasting the $14 billion plan to clean up the air at the Ports of LA and Long Beach that they say will come at the expense of truck drivers. The huge price tag worries labor unions like the Teamsters, who say much of the nearly $2 billion spent on the first Clean Air Action Plan, passed in 2006, was borne by truck drivers.
The L.A. County coroner says the Linkin Park singer, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41. A coroner spokesman says they are investigating his death as an apparent suicide.
USC and Cal Tech scientists found that carbonic anhydrase can greatly speed up the process of transforming carbon dioxide — a major cause of global warming — into alkaline water, effectively neutralizing the gas. The process, theoretically, could be used to filter emissions from factory smokestacks.
Audio on demand. Video on demand. And now ... art on demand. Thanks to SF MOMA's new "Send Me" service you can get some art by sending a text. MOMA's head of digital tells KPCC "We've been really trying to focus in on reaching people who can't physically visit the museum."
As L.A. officials consider capping the number of rental days on a listing, an army of Airbnb hosts has risen to the company's defense, with older hosts among the most prominent. Many have built up equity in their homes, but struggle with basic expenses following crises like the recession, illnesses or job loss.
When you look at a map of the future Gold Line route, the problem jumps right out at you: The final leg with three stations are right on top of the Metrolink San Bernardino Line. Metro and Metrolink are working together to craft a plan to make service more complementary than competitive.
Two state agencies cleared the gas storage field to resume operations on Wednesday, while at the same time Gov. Brown has called for it to close. After the well rupture in 2015, a moratorium was placed on refilling the field until extensive safety upgrades and inspections were completed.
Jeff Lindsay said in a statement that the windfall will support his family and causes important to them for generations to come. He declined media interviews. The ticket matching all six numbers was sold last month in the SoCal city of Menifee. It's the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
As President Trump's election integrity commission convened to look into reports of voter irregularities, election watchers say local voters needn't worry. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who has rejected a request from the commission for voter data, reiterated his scorn of the panel's mission.
The ports of L.A. and Long Beach, the largest port complex in the U.S, have an ambitious – and expensive – new plan to combat climate change and clean up the SoCal air. The plan relies heavily on incentives to switch trucks and gear to zero emission technology. Critics say the tech will not be ready, or cost effective, in time.
Fans and observers expressed concern last year that major movie studios had opted not to promote their latest at Comic-Con. This year looks like a reversal, with stars from Will Smith to Charlize Theron scheduled to appear. Here's a rundown of some of this year's most talked about panels.
If the words "pizza window" sound intriguing, get yourself to Pie Life Pizza as soon as you can. The tiny Pasadena pizza shop offers low-priced slices and whole pies in a variety of topping combinations, served through a window by an always-friendly staff member.
Why it's cool:
In a region where so many restaurants try so hard to be hip, Pie Life’s unassuming vibes — paired with excellent New York-style pizza — make it genuinely cool.
You should know:
While pizza at Pie Life is abundant, parking is limited. Don't plan on getting a spot in the lot Pie Life shares with Pasadena favorite Jones Coffee; instead, snag street parking or take the Gold Line to Fillmore Station and walk up.