Pope Francis, Jessica Childress at SXSW, Barry Manilow, dino discovery and more

Pope Francis Attends Easter Mass and Urbi Et Orbi Blessing in St. Peter's Square

A look at Pope Francis's first year

One year ago, white smoke announced the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis. For a look at Pope Francis's first year, we're joined by the BBC's David Willey, based in Rome.

Catholic Church abuse charges widen in Puerto Rico

Allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church have grown in recent years. Now, charges in Puerto Rico are drawing concern on the mostly-Catholic island.
Jessica Childress

SXSW: LA songstress Jessica Childress looks for her next big break

LA artist Jessica Childress is investing a lot to rock it at SXSW, but she has to compete with thousands of other bands who will be trying to do the same.

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman on the music of 'Harmony'

Take Two recently had the chance to talk with them about their latest collaboration, a musical titled "Harmony" on now at the Ahmanson Theatre.
Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns, Game 4
Has the the Zen Master found a new hoops dojo? A running back walks away and Barry Bonds is back! All this means it's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for ESPN and the L.A. Times.
Michigan v Louisville
College basketball's March Madness is right around the corner, and whether it's real or fantasy sports — or maybe even competitive board games — there is a fine line between friendly competition and just plain being a poor sport.

Fossils unearthed by Metro reveal LA's watery past

LA Metro unearthed several fossils in preparation of the Purple Line extension. These fossil tell a story of an LA once covered by the ocean.
Figure 4
Meet Torvosaurus Gurneyi, but you can call him by his first initial, T. He's about 30 feet long with giant razor sharp teeth and he was the biggest carnivore ever to roam Europe.
Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island's plant restoration a model for others

On a bright, warm California day, a couple dozen botanists gathered in a valley on Santa Cruz Island for a group picture. Instead of saying cheese, they each shouted out their favorite native plant species.
cropped oreo
Oreo, along with a couple of design companies, built a custom 3D printer that can customize frosting designs onto already baked cookies. Check out this video.
Funny or Die affordable care act video
Last month, about 940,000 people signed up for healthcare plans, that figure includes about 140,000 new enrollments through Covered California
Jose A. Fernandez
Last night, angry parents met with members of the Centinela Valley Union High School District in Southwest L.A. They are dismayed that school superintendent Jose Fernandez is making $663,000.
Dry RIver

Drought may force officials to truck salmon downstream

Due to the extreme drought, millions of salmon might have to be trucked downstream next month rather than swimming down the Sacramento River.

Restoring a river habitat outside of San Diego

Urban rivers are enjoying a renaissance across California. After decades of neglect, a growing number of cities are re-imagining these waterways, as environmental and recreational assets, including the Los Angeles River.
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