The Space Shuttle Endeavour cruises to its new home at the California Science Center soon and on Wednesday officials at the museum outlined the landing plan.
Today’s wetlands aren’t very wet. The flat center of the land is patched with salt pan and invasive plants. The only ocean water feeding Ballona now travels a narrow channel, called the Fiji Ditch.
Some California lawmakers want to recognize star Olympians in a way they’re sure to appreciate: by waiving taxes on the medals and prize money they bring home.
A public meeting was held in Anaheim to discuss recent officer-involved shootings in the city and to possibly change how council members are elected.
Hate rock music groups in Orange County helped to radicalize the man responsible for Sunday’s Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin.
Modern architecture loves glass. But glass kills millions of birds annually in collisions with windows. Research is trying to build more bird-friendly buildings.
In one of China's biggest criminal trials, Gu Kailai, the wife of fallen Communist Party leader Bo Xilai, is accused of killing British businessman Neil Heywood.
A 4 p.m. meeting Wednesday will determine whether the Anaheim City Council will place a measure on the November ballot to shift the city onto a district system.
Evangelist David Barton is not a historian, but his Christian-nation view of American history is popular with conservative churches, universities and the GOP.
Orange County prosecutors say a UC Irvine professor searched the Internet for information on guns prior to his arrest on arson charges.
Woman faces kidnapping charges in alleged attempt to steal baby from Orange County hospital.
Three-time Olympian Allyson Felix won the 200-meter sprint Wednesday, whipping around the track to victory in her favorite event.
One group's mission is to abolish dairy from school lunches: they blame milk and cheese for bloating students' caloric consumption and their waistlines.
Killing a cougar may be legal in Idaho, but it’s political suicide in California.
A mama bear and her cubs visited the Kelly family's pool for a second time this week.
Community backlash prompted delays of 47 public pool closures that were timed with the Aug. 14 start of school year in order to save money for LAUSD.
It's going to be the United States versus America for Olympic gold in women's beach volleyball, and they're both Southern California teams. Tell us who you are rooting for.
L.A. County transportation leaders are mapping out a long-term plan to re-create the iconic 1939 terminal of Union Station.
There's never been a hotter month in records going back to 1895. The average temperature across the lower 48 states was 77.6 degrees.
Surveillance video appears to show that after a police officer shot Wade Michael Page in the stomach, the gunman took his own life with a shot in the head.
Police are searching for the last of three robbers after killing one suspect and wounding another after an early morning attempted robbery.
Fullerton rejected a proposal to consider disbanding its century-old police force and having the Orange County Sheriff's Department take over its duties.
There are no reports of damage from a late-night magnitude-4.4 earthquake felt throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
The U.S. Census Bureau is experimenting with new ways for Latinos to identify themselves on census forms. In 2010, they were asked to identify by race, then by ethnicity.
Thursday marks the first Art Walk since last month's Chalk Walk, where Occupy LA staged a demonstration that ended with LAPD arresting 17 protestors. "I hear people yelling and screaming...
South L.A. residents and members of the LAPD's Newton Division came together Tuesday night at event featuring low-rider cars, free food and scantily-clad wrestlers.
According to a new estimate that takes in recently-released Homeland Security guidelines, an additional 350,000 young immigrants may qualify for temporary legal status under a new policy...
The foreclosure crisis in California is fading somewhat, but the state and many of its cities still topped the lists in July.
California lawmakers approved a request for a state audit on how schools use anti-bullying and harassment laws after recent incidents in which students were targeted for their sexual orientation.
You’d think it would be pretty clear which part of our government was supposed to watch out for the possibility of disaster or accident, like the fire that burst from Chevron...
August continues its heat assault with temperatures registering monstrous numbers like 118 degrees in some of the region's valley and inland areas.
Last month's Downtown ArtWalk descended into chaos after an Occupy L.A. event called "ChalkWalk" migrated into the main fray of the arts and culture event.
To avoid a potential death penalty, Jared Loughner pled guilty to murdering six people and wounding others in a Tucson shooting spree.
An L.A. Unified physical education teacher accused of sexual relations with a former student pleaded not guilty to molesting the then 14-year-old girl and evading police during a freeway chase last month.
Denizens may have a whole new drinking game on their hands, as even more pictures are released of the craggly, dune-y, suspiciously Mojave-looking “red planet."
Not to be outdone by something as low-tech as LACMA's big rock, this space shuttle's final frontier will be a road trip across Los Angeles.
The huge California pension fund is already showing that, for cities newly entering bankruptcy, it goes to the front of the payment line.
View our archived live blog of the Olympic Women's Beach Volleyball final in which two pairs of Californians vied for the gold Wednesday.
Wednesday's women's volleyball final sees Californians April Ross/Jennifer Kessy and Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh Jennings in the Olympic sandbox.
Dad was 26 years old when he costarred with Marilyn in Bus Stop, 20th Century Fox's screen adaptation of William Inge's classic play, directed by Joshua Logan.
USGS shows responses from people who felt the quake more than a 100 miles away in Santa Barbara and Oxnard.
[UPDATED, 11:59 AM: Seems like I may have confused NDAA and NOAA. The National Defense Authorization Act signed by President Obama earlier this year; a court case, legal scholars, and...
CoreLogic releases June 2012 data that shows the L.A. region experiencing modest housing price gains for the month. Have we finally hit bottom?
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 8 and headlines include a debate between candidates for district attorney, a plan to shut down city pools, and Measure R goes on the ballot.
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From elementary schools to the workplace, day-to-day life in America involves a lot of sitting. Lately, research has come out from a variety of places praising the ‘standing desk,’...
Millions of tired parents are regularly kept awake night after night by the sound of a crying baby and are desperate to lull their babies to sleep through the night or at least most...
In addition to being a white supremacist, Wisconsin shooter Wade Michael Page was also a musician who was a member of a few different bands in the music genre known as hatecore. In...
Long-term debt at not-for-profit universities in America has been growing at 12% a year, according to a new study. The costs of financing that debt are being passed along to...you guessed...
This Sunday, the Mark Taper forum opens its new show ‘Red,’ starring Alfred Molina as Mark Rothko.
What insights does Hughley have for America, and how would he suggest we get back on the right track?
The fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Contra Costa County has been contained, but consumers could soon be feeling the burn.
A new campaign ad from GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney targets welfare programs across the country.
What is the “American dream?” Is it a big house and two cars in the garage? A big screen TV? Education and a stable job?
Chances are, you’ve seen or felt at least some of the effects of the Great Recession on your check book.
Brand & Martínez
This week, Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt crushed his competitors in the 100 meter dash. But he also crushed another record after finishing the race with a time of 9.63 seconds, a record in the Olympics. Viewers are already looking forward to Bolt's next race to see if he'll put his name in the record books once again in the 200 meter dash, when he squares off against fellow Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake.
But his 100 meter run caused many to wonder something else, just how fast humans could ever run, and would there ever be a time that could not be broken.
The FBI announced this morning that Wade Michael Page, the man who killed six people at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin Sunday, died of a self-inflicted gunshot to his head. Authorities are still trying to determine his motive, which may never happen, but Page left clues. He was apparently a white supremacist. For years he played in so-called 'Hate Rock bands' including one here in Orange County.
Tomorrow night, the NFL will make history by putting the first female referee on the field. Shannon Eastin will officiate the preseason opener between the San Diego Chargers and the Green Bay Packers. KPCC's A Martinez explains why it's taken so long for a female official to break through.
Two US women's volleyball teams are competing for Olympic gold. We speak with Dan Glenn, he coached two of the players when they were still in high school.
Starbucks and Square are rolling out a deal to let customers pay for coffee with their smartphones via the Pay with Square app.
The race for the Los Angeles County's chief prosecutor entered a new phase last night when Chief Deputy DA Jackie Lacey and Deputy DA Alan Jackson met in their first face-to-face debate since the primary election June 5. KPCC's Frank Stoltze breaks down the showdown.
The upcoming November election for President will hinge on swing states that both candidates are focusing on to secure the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the presidency. One such state is Colorado, where new polls out today from Quinnipiac College, CBS and the New York Times show candidate Mitt Romney leading President Obama by 5 points.
A new iPad app by L.A. Times travel writer Chris Reynolds maps and documents off-beat places to visit in Los Angeles.
The LA City Council voted unanimously last Friday to officially name a neighborhood in Northridge "Sherwood Forest." It's a great place to fry an egg on the sidewalk.
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