Study find US residents live shorter and unhealthier lives than those in 16 other high-income nations, despite spending far more on health care.
The government of Mexico City is offering to buyback guns. But mayors of some cities overrun by drug traffickers say citizens need guns for protection.
TV drama production dropped 20 percent last year in California. Producers want state lawmakers to improve tax incentives to keep work here.
The ferry from New Jersey when it hit hard, causing a large hole in the hull. There are reports that more than 300 people were on board and that more than 50 were hurt, some seriously.
The crowd-funding website that pairs entrepreneurs with online investors funded more than 18,000 projects in 2012, with 17 projects raising more than $1 million.
A chemical analysis finds some dietary supplements contain far more caffeine than the amount listed on their labels, while others have less caffeine than the labels claim.
A “no burn” alert means residents in the affected areas cannot burn wood or manufactured logs in fireplaces or outdoor fire pits. View the map.
Gasoline prices have been rising the past two weeks in Southern California.
The Arizona city's gun buyback program is being challenged by the National Rifle Association. The gun rights group says it is illegal to destroy the guns, and warned it will sue.
Elite schools offer scholarships plus free tuition, room and board for top students. But no matter the incentives, enrollment of low-income students barely seems to budge.
The Los Angeles police civilian oversight board is at odds with how the LAPD uses its "warning" systems for disciplining officers involved in shootings.
After years of tumult, Charles Drew University is repositioning itself to occupy a unique, mission-driven place in the South Los Angeles health landscape.
Brand-name drugs can cost up to 80 percent more than their generic counterparts, even though both versions are legally required to do the same thing.
The Coalition for School Reform has picked its horses in the three open school board races
Prosecution argues 12-year-old should be locked away for his crimes; defense says he was the product of an abusive household
There is widespread speculation that outgoing U.S. Labor Secretary will run to replace LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina when she is termed out next year.
Cold temperatures, gale-force winds, snow, beach flooding, and "astronomical tides" are expected in some spots across the region beginning Wednesday night.
Cool story, (Has)bro. One of the eight iconic Monopoly tokens will be booted from Boardwalk next month and replaced, possibly with a robot. Vote!
An Inyo County court has dealt a setback to a coeducation effort at an unusual eastern Sierra college that for a century has only admitted men.
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who's announced her resignation, credited a high school career counselor for challenging her sense of what she could do
Prosecutors have charged a third suspect in the fatal shooting of Victor McClinton, a popular Pasadena youth sports coach, on Christmas Day.
Scientists say climate policy, until now marked by delay, needs urgent action
L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca says gun laws may not be perfect, but he adds that laws dictate behavior and California's gun laws have made us safer.
California's schools superintendent is calling for a complete overhaul to school testing We want to hear from you: how will this affect classroom teaching and learning?
L.A. County's reputation as a crime capital is beginning to wane. Sheriff Lee Baca released statistics that indicate declines in crime - including in Compton.
Authorities found Sarah Alarid's body near her car, which apparently plunged hundreds of feet off a mountain cliff north of Los Angeles.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is resigning, saying she plans to return to her native California. She is expected to run for a seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
The LA County Democratic Party decided last night not to back any candidate in the mayor’s race. However, that didn’t stop Eric Garcetti from touting a “victory.”
The debate over drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants spreads as Illinois gets close to granting them, New Mexico weighs revising its policy, and a new bill appears in California.
Everyone’s favorite awards that don’t bear much similarity to other awards are live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night.
Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge says that a memorial for public TV personality Huell Howser will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Griffith Observatory.
Young Turks debuts Friday, February 8 at the Downtown Independent Theatre and will screen daily through the 14th.
Immigration's new rival: Gun control - Politico President Obama has promised comprehensive immigration reform early in his second term. But following last month's elementary school...
The Los Angeles Zoo will be transformed into a den of anthropomorphic amore for a fundraising event "celebrating romance in the animal kingdom."
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9 and headlines include allegations that Wendy Greuel campaigned on city time, endorsements from the Democrats, and Jerry Brown's health.
Teachers and administrators opposed parents, saying reforms were under way. The parents group obtained two court orders compelling the district to accept the petition.
After years of searching, scientists and broadcasters say they have captured video images of a giant squid in its natural habitat deep in the ocean for the first time.
The deputies were on patrol when they heard gunfire and spotted a car speeding away from a wounded man in the street. The passengeres were later arrested in Compton.
It was a long night at the United Teachers Los Angeles building where Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Jan Perry and their minions worked a meeting of the LA County Democratic Party Central Committee.
It may have been offering Bristol Farms quality, but you had to walk past the eyebrow-braider and the derelict empanada stand to get there. Young hipsters don't like to do that sort of thing these days.
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Which films, actors, and filmmakers made the cut and which were left on the cutting room floor?
As Vice President Biden looks at crafting new national gun control legislation, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposes additional regulations in his state, California has some of the toughest gun laws in the country.
One of the oldest debates in our society is the fight between those who champion the traditional parenting unit of a mother and father, and those who defend the single mother.
We may understand that outward circumstances do not define happiness, but UC Riverside psychology professor Sonja Lyubomirsky believes most of us associate certain life events with happiness or misery. These preconceptions, or misconceptions, restrict us from a satisfying life.
Larry and our talented trio of Orange County journalists riff on the latest news from the O.C.
When writing new gun laws, what should the focus be – banning military assault weapons? Tighter background checks? Limits on ammunition sales?
"Gangster Squad" is the latest in a long list of crime thrillers based in the City of Angels. Film historian Mark Jordan Legan tells us his 10 favorite L.A. crime films.
President Hugo Chavez was scheduled to be inaugurated for a fourth term on Thursday, but the Supreme Court ruled that the celebration could be postponed so Chavez could recover from...
This Saturday will not be a good day for Burmese Pythons in Southern Florida. That's when the Python Challenge starts, a government-sponsored, month-long snake hunt, complete with cash...
The Houston Rockets selected power forward Royce White for their first pick in last June's NBA draft. White has refused to play a minute with the Rockets as he's locked in a bitter...
When the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, millions of new patients will have access to health care. But the law excludes undocumented immigrants, estimated to be about 11 million...
Actor Jack Black talks to Alex Cohen about his new film "Bernie," his Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, and the future of Tenacious D.
The shrinking number of immigrants coming into California means fewer children are born here. That, combined with an oncoming tidal wave of retirees could have serious consequences...
One thing the cartels aren't dealing yet is laundry detergent, but they may start. U.S. law enforcement officials have noticed a curious trend of Tide detergent being used to buy drugs
Governor Jerry Brown is stepping up his campaign to end federal oversight of the state's prison system and quash a court order for further cuts in the inmate population. KQED's Michael...
Recent marijuana legalization measures in Washington and Colorado have sparked an international dialogue on drug policy, and how to change it.This is especially true in Latin American...
According to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2012 was the hottest year on record for the U.S. But in California, the snowpack is well above normal,...
"California always has been and always will be made up of people who come here from all over the world with all sorts of accents in search of the California dream." —Huell Howser.
These animation shorts aren't superior to features from Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, or Sony, any more than a solo piano recital is better or worse than an orchestral performance. They're just different.