"I’m not gonna lie, it is really, really sad and I cried when I made it," a young artist named Glorianna told KPCC about a comic she made about her deceased mother. The 19-year-old, who spent most of her life in a group home, shares her story as part of our "Age of Expression" series.
A new version of legislation long known as the Dream Act has returned to the Senate. But the bipartisan bill, which seeks to protect young immigrants who arrived in the United States as minors, likely faces an uphill climb.
The study in The Lancet acknowledges that age is the greatest risk factor for dementia. But it identifies nine others, including obesity and hypertension in mid-life and smoking, lack of physical activity and social isolation after age 65.
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.
A new law takes effect Thursday imposing a fine of up to $500 for feeding the animals. The animals' ranks have swelled into the hundreds, and as more people have been feeding them, they're losing their instinctual fear of humans, which has led to a rise in the number of burros injured or killed by cars.
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 blaze in the Sierra Nevada foothills threatened hundreds of homes and historic buildings, including a wood courthouse founded in 1854 and touted as the oldest active courthouse west of the Rocky Mountains.
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.
Designed by artist Joseph Young, the Triforium was initially supposedto be a "polyphonoptic" sculpture. Young wanted to use motion sensors and a computer system to translate the motions of passers by into psychedelic patterns of light, sound, and music.
Why it's cool:
The computer system never worked quite right, but it’s still a unique work of overlooked public art in downtown LA.
You should know:
Parking downtown can be tough. But taking the Red or Purple Line to Grand Park Station will put you within walking distance (about four blocks). Get directions.