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Skirball Fire sparked by an illegal cooking fire
The brush fire that destroyed homes in Bel Air was ignited at an encampment along Sepulveda Boulevard where the street passes under the 405 Freeway, fire officials said Tuesday.
What to watch for and what's at stake in the Alabama Senate race
No matter what happens in Alabama on Tuesday, it will have consequences that stretch from Birmingham to the Beltway.
Crime & Justice
Should a grand jury look at LA Sheriff’s deputies?
It’s been nearly 30 years since a grand jury was convened to look at a potential problem with L.A.'s criminal justice system. Prominent attorney Charles Linder says it's time for another.
Business & Economy
Drink beer to feed fish and help save the planet
Industry trailblazers are trying to lessen the energy and resource costs of aquaculture. Possible solutions include using brewery waste, algae, insects or even carbon dioxide to feed the fish we eat.
Environment & Science
Drought kills another 27 million trees in California
But the death rate is slowing down thanks to the wet winter.
Those impacted by Skirball, Rye, Creek fires can get help here
The center in Lake View Terrace is intended to be "a one-stop shop" for residents and business owners affected by the recent wildfires.
Arts & Entertainment
Margot Robbie gives Tonya Harding story the dimension it deserves
The actress and producer behind "I, Tonya" offers lessons in radical empathy and how Tonya Harding vs. Nancy Kerrigan was anything but black-and-white.
Take Two®Tuesday Reviewsday: Miguel, Weird Al and Sharon Jones
Parents worry Congress won't fund the Children's Health Insurance Program
The federal funding of the program lapsed in September. States have been burning through leftover funds, or borrowing from other accounts, as they wait for Congress to act before the end of January.
US & World
DOT suspends proposed rule that would force airlines to show baggage fee at booking
Late last week the Department of Transportation announced it would withdraw proposed measures that would require airlines to show the full cost of booking, including baggage, at ticket purchase.
LA County library system in a growing financial hole
L.A. County's library system is facing a massive structural deficit and the county has not yet figured out what to do about it.