Archive for May 4th, 2014

Artists bring back the human zoo to teach a lesson in history

Arts & Entertainment | | May 04 2014, 5:19 PM

In 1914, 80 African men, women and children were brought to Oslo for the sole purpose of being gazed upon in a thatched hut village for five months by Norwegian natives.

Amid statewide drought, California races to burn wildfire fuel

Local | | May 04 2014, 4:56 PM

Officials are trying to protect fire-prone areas by targeting the grasses, brush and trees that fires feed off of. But until recently, conditions for controlled burning have been too dangerous.

Biplane crashes at Northern California air show

Local | | May 04 2014, 4:50 PM

A vintage biplane crashed Sunday while performing at a Northern California air show attended by thousands of people.

Crews have knocked down Palisades fire after close call

Local | | May 04 2014, 4:33 PM

Los Angeles fire authorities say they have a brushfire that broke out near homes in the Pacific Palisades area has been extinguished.

Magnitude 6.0 quake near Tokyo; No tsunami warning

US & World | | May 04 2014, 3:22 PM

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake has struck near Tokyo, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Ranch-to-table trend has some diners asking: Where's the steak?

Arts & Entertainment | | May 04 2014, 2:36 PM

Just about every bite of meat a Pittsburgh chef served in 2013 was raised Pennsylvania. But he learned from his locavore experiment that diners prefer prime cuts of beef over sausage and offal.

Garcetti expects a 'protracted fight' from Donald Sterling

Local | | May 04 2014, 11:59 AM

On CBS' "Face the Nation," L.A.'s mayor said he didn't think Sterling would step down as the team's owner and said he was bracing for a "painful" fight.

California's Latino plurality brings a sense of déjà vu

Local | | May 04 2014, 11:14 AM

For the first time, Latinos are the largest population group in California. But it's not the first time that Californians of Spanish descent have outnumbered non-Hispanic whites in the state.

Santa Barbara looks to sea for water in drought

Local | | May 04 2014, 10:28 AM

With California in a drought, the coastal city of Santa Barbara is thinking about firing up a desalination plant that has been in storage for more than two decades.

Boehner plays it loose with his speakership at stake

US & World | | May 04 2014, 10:07 AM

While House Speaker John Boehner is almost certain to win re-election in his suburban Cincinnati district, his prospects of being re-elected as speaker are far less clear.

Councilman wants to create 'bully-free city' in Carson

Local | | May 04 2014, 9:57 AM

Alarmed by reports of teen suicide, city officials in Carson want to crack down on teen bullying.

May the fourth be with you: It's Star Wars day

Arts & Entertainment | | May 04 2014, 9:32 AM

Darth Vader walks the Earth today. And by that, we mean he's walking all over the place — fans of the sci-fi franchise are celebrating Star Wars Day, or May 4 for the less geek-inclined.

Etiwanda Fire in Rancho Cucamonga 94 percent contained

Local | | May 04 2014, 9:20 AM

Firefighters are winding up their fight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

Ukraine: Pro-Russia crowd surrounds police station in Odessa

US & World | | May 04 2014, 9:12 AM

Urging the release of separatists detained during Friday's unrest that left dozens dead, more than 100 pro-Russia activists surrounded a police station in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa.

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