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.
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.
Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana was announced this week as the the new trustee for the troubled school district. The longtime Southern California school leader will take on a task that four others haven't been able to do: stop student enrollment declines at Inglewood Unified.
A court order from a federal judge in Hawaii expanded the pool of refugees who may still come to the United States, despite President Trump’s temporary travel ban. The U.S. Supreme Court has stayed that part of the lower court's order, although a portion of the order that expands the definition of close family ties stays.
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.
Jeff Walker has been attending Comic-Con since the earliest days — he's missed it only twice since the early 1970s. He's also largely credited with bringing Hollywood to the convention, where movies are now a regular part of the mix. He talks to KPCC about the excitement of this year's event.
One man's trash is another man's homage to the sun. Phantasma Gloria is a collection of bottles, beads and wire, sculpted together to make "Earth's first vast glass sun catcher." And it is vast: the installation has grown to be over 37 feet tall and 50 feet long (and still growing)!
Why it's cool:
Stand back to see clear shapes, including dolphins and a Virgen de Guadalupe. Get close to see countless refractions of the world around you.
You should know:
Phantasma Gloria is an incredible sight any day of the week, but artist Randlett Lawrence recommends visiting on sunny mornings, ideally at 9 a.m. in the winter or 10 a.m. in the summer.