A scrawny Georgia teen who was discovered at an L.A. bus station says he was given $200 and a list of homeless shelters before he was sent packing.
Investigators determined Thursday that a brake malfunction caused Knott’s Berry Farm’s WindSeeker ride to abruptly shut down yesterday Wednesday.
The jury that quickly convicted a man of arson and murder for the 2003 Old Fire has now gone two weeks without deciding if he should be sentenced to death.
Congress can't pass an immigration bill that accomplishes something Democrats and Republicans both want: more visas for highly educated immigrants
American Airlines issues layoff notices to nearly 1,100 California workers. The move comes as the airline restructures its business in bankruptcy court.
A Texas bishop is the choice to head the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. Kevin William Vann of the Diocese of Ft. Worth now will lead Orange County Catholics.
A judge in Los Angeles Thursday denied a request to force YouTube to take down a film trailer critical of Islam.
Space shuttle Endeavour returned to its California roots Thursday after a wistful cross-country journey that paid homage to NASA workers and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband.
International musicians will perform this week and next in Southern California in honor of United Nations International Peace Day.
Brown has a couple more weeks to decide whether he’ll sign the law, which would prohibit local law enforcement from detaining undocumented immigrants unless they have serious criminal convictions.
U.S. economy continues to "muddle through" a long slow recovery. The economic growth is too slow to bring down unemployment quickly.
Santa Monica Police and the FBI are looking for a thief who stole more than $10 million dollars worth of items from a home last week.
As the city prepares to welcome the Endeavour on its final mission to the California Science Center, we will be there to cover the landing to its new home.
If you listen carefully, you can hear a lone, enthusiastic voice shout from beneath the malaise, "In your face, Williamsburg."
Smithsonian unveiled a new motto, new ad strategy, and new set of socially enabled questions like, "Was Dr. Seuss a wartime propagandist?" A: Yes, against mosquitos.
Democratic challenger says Republican State Senator Mimi Walters lied about moving to the 37th District and wants her name struck from the November 6 ballot.
Musicians and dancers to construct a 100-foot-tall harp and then play it during an experimental performance at Van Nuys Flyaway terminal.
LAPD say they expect the space shuttle to pass through L.A.'s sky around 11:40 a.m. and land at LAX around 12:30 p.m.
Tom Barrack's shop has bought and sold sports business before and was a bidder for the Dodgers. AEG could be a good deal for them.
A group that organized a global sensor network for radiation after Japan's 9.0 earthquake has won a grant to set up a monitoring network for air pollution in L.A.
A new Pew Hispanic Center report presents a snapshot of the Latino population throughout the U.S., from where they live to what they speak to how many are citizens
California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols seems to be getting irritated with the repeated complaints from business about cap-and-trade.
The state's new voter registration system is meant to save counties money and get voters' data processed about a week faster than the paper-based system.
The drug-sniffing dogs of Sierra Blanca have added Largo-darling Fiona Apple to their Willie Nelson / Snoop Dogg hall of fame. The artist was arrested Wednesday.
After years of delay, the L.A. Congresswoman appears Friday before the House Ethics Committee, which accused her of violating conflict-of-interest rules
Manufacturers, oil refiners, and other business groups really, really, really don't want the state of California to cap carbon emissions and enable trading for them.
Putting one aircraft on top of another, in this case, makes practical sense. But why would NASA endeavor to add a useless "u" in the spelling of Endeavour?
More than a dozen DTLA pawn shop owners were arrested Wednesday -- they're accused of doing business with possible gang members tied to an estimated 300 burglaries.
As SB 1070's hotly contested Section 2(B) takes effect in Arizona, one thing legal experts can agree on is that more legal challenges are to come.
The head of DoubleLine Capital has grown his fund to more than $40 million since 2010. But he just suffered the biggest burglary Santa Monica has ever seen.
When it comes to its economy, California functions more like a country than a state. This is particularly obvious with goods shipped abroad.
Number of undocumented immigrants arrested and deported hits record high - McClatchy A federal report shows that in fiscal year 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported...
People filing first-time claims for unemployment, however has gone up slightly over the last four weeks according to the Employment and Training Administration.
A vote next week is all that stands between Angelenos and higher electricity rates. An LA City Council committee unanimously approved a Department of Water and Power plan to raise rates...
The Census Bureau's annual American Community Survey also shows the median household income of Californians dropped nearly 4 percent last year to $57,287.
Today is Thursday, Sept. 20 and headlines include a mayoral debate, an increase in DWP rates, and the pending sale of AEG.
LAPD is in the middle of hosting a series of community meetings following three highly publicized use of force incidents in recent weeks.
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A bill being heard on the House floor today aims to boost the nation’s brain trust by expanding the rules regarding visas.
California’s new online voter registration launched yesterday in hopes of making the registering process easier for more people.
Chick-fil-A is going to stick with chicken and get out of politics. The about-face comes after the fast-food chain faced pressure from a Chicago politician trying to stop a new location opening in his city.
Typically, Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park isn’t at its most frightening until Halloween, when it transforms into Knott’s Scary Farm.
Most people know the story of South Africa’s miraculous transformation from an tumultuous apartheid state into Nelson Mandela’s “Rainbow Nation.” However, many are less familiar with what has happened in the years that followed since, ushered in by Mandela’s presidency in 1994
We’ve put “plastic or paper” to rest, but that doesn’t mean our choices at the grocery store are getting any simpler.
Brand & Martínez
Today's topics include the upcoming sale of AEG, a sports powerhouse in Los Angeles and elsewhere throughout the world, the unexpected death of Steve Sobol, American filmmaker who worked frequently with NFL Films, and the Angels and Dodgers continued decline in the standings.
Congresswomen Janice Hahn and Laura Richardson fight to represent California's 44th Congressional district in a race that involves storied political dynasties, race, and corruption.
David France's new film "How to Survive a Plague" chronicles the efforts of the people involved in the struggle, and opens at the NUART theatre in Los Angeles on Friday.
Humorist Cole Gamble joins the show to talk to Madeleine about a series of really sexist TV spots.
The Wall Street Journal reports today that gamblers from mainland China are traveling to Las Vegas. This has caught the attention of U.S. Treasury officials, who think some of the money being bet might have its source in Chinese organized crime. Some of these Chinese high rollers are playing in games where a single bet might be as much as 400 thousand dollars, but China has strict rules on how much money citizens can take out of the country.
More than $600 million has been spent on TV and radio ads this election season. The bulk of the ads are concentrated in battleground states like Ohio, Virginia and Florida.
In those states, it's hard to watch a show without hearing at least one pitch for President Obama or his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.
The space shuttle Endeavor, and the 747 that's carrying it, are en route to Los Angeles. During a stop in Texas, traffic was brought completely to a standstill as people lined up to see the shuttle.
Ten years ago, "American Idol" introduced audiences to a new addictive pleasure. Executives from Fox sang all the way to the bank. And then the other networks saw the light.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to be grilled later today when she talks to lawmakers in a private briefing on diplomatic security.
Last week, four Americans including the Libyan ambassador were killed at a U.S. Consulate.
This week, the military is marking the one-year anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
A new study from UCLA suggests the policy has had little impact on the military.
KPCC reporter Brian Watt is a strong man who can stare down politicians, face down spin doctors, and put down his little baby to bed. But, he's afraid of mice. Or rats, as he prefers to call them.
Why is that samurai eating a hamburger? Why is the Cardinal eating squid ink pasta? Because they're in the highly symbolic work of Masami Teraoka.
I looked back into the Villa's central courtyard. Among brightlit Pompeian pillars, we happy Angelini disported ourselves over good wine, food and music. As as blissed, one imagines, as any gathering of the original Pompeiians in the original villa might have been on a similar kindly summer night, 1,933 years ago, just before their friendly old mountain went nuclear.
The Loh Down On Science
When females do a male's job.