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Archive for December 10th, 2012
Fans of the late Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera, who died Sunday in a plane crash, admired the star for her personal strength.
Kevin W. Vann became the fourth Bishop of Orange in an elaborate ceremony Monday at a cavernous UC Irvine basketball arena transformed into a grand cathedral.
A policy shift at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has provoked responses among people on many sides of the immigration issue.
The confidential files the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles kept on priests accused of sexual child abuse could become public in January.
Tickets to the inauguration are free, but they aren't easy to come by. Here are all the details on the Inauguration — and how you can score tickets.
The country's protest movement has evolved into a broad range of groups now filling the gaps left by the eroding welfare state. From homeowners to judges, Spaniards are organizing.
Many kids have conditions that put them at higher risk to have strokes. Surgeons have developed a technique to cut the risk in these kids by giving part of the brain a new blood supply.
Officials confirm the Mexican-American singer was on a jet that crashed Sunday in Mexico. A Southern California native, she sold millions of records and was a rising TV star.
The two Australian radio hosts also had their show canceled after a simple prank call turned into a tragedy.
The shooting rampage left a daughter, his mother and her two brothers dead. The suspect was wounded by deputies and died hours later at a hospital.
Our Savior church is expected to serve the university's estimated 10,000 Catholic students. An adjacent Catholic Student Center is named for donor Rick Caruso.
The Downtown Women's Center relies on volunteers for nearly all of its programs – from cooking meals, to teaching crafts or helping with computer literacy.
The LA County District Attorney says prosecutors erred when they told a judge a man who's the lead suspect in a murder case was eligible for drug rehab in September.
Two lawyers representing 35 students who say they were abused by a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School are pulling out of settlement negotiations with L.A. Unified.
The Long Beach prophet's latest brush with alter ego-ism sees the reincarnated Reggae legend dressed in robes and rap battling Santa Claus.
An appeals court has ruled the L.A. City Council violated existing laws when they approved a deal to allow digital billboards in Hollywood and other L.A. neighborhoods.
After 51 years, Henry's Tacos in the San Fernando Valley is closing. A few other restaurants in the area have also gone away.
The Ethics Commission says the councilman accepted contributions that exceeded the city's cap. His campaign also failed to file three emails that went to supporters.
Is it possible for an initially despised logo to peacefully assimilate into society? Ask the UC system in about a year. What do you think of their new look?
With endorsements come quibbles over the true Latino candidate in the campaign for L.A. mayor.
If the very youngest demographic is any indication, then Apple is poised to have a very good holiday season selling its devices.
L.A. comedian Maria Bamford did a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) Monday. She answered about 40 questions, and here’s a look at some of her most interesting answers.
Greenbar Collective is nearing the end of its first year as an LA-based distillery in the city's cleantech corridor.
U.S. Border Patrol arrested 25 people suspected of being smuggled into the country Monday morning on a panga boat that came ashore near Rancho Palos Verdes.
Today is Monday, Dec. 10 and headlines include Latinas running for the LA City Council, public transit ridership on the rise, and lawsuit filed in Huizar car crash.
LA County fire officials were planning to tow it out to sea Saturday night, when the highest tides of the week were forecast. But a private tow vessel did the dirty job.
The 2,700-passenger ship Disney Wonder – which has spent extended time sailing from Los Angeles – will remain in Miami at least through the first five months of 2014.
The Loh Life
Sandra Tsing Loh's Thanksgiving meal isn't for everyone.I don’t know how it happened. There was daylight savings— It’s freakishly SUNNY in the morning now— And fairly hot in Southern California— And then suddenly it’s here: Christmas! In fact, this year it seemed it was Christmas before it was Halloween— There were snow-flocked trees at CVS lowering over pumpkins— I just saw New Year’s decorations on sale— Is it time to buy fireworks? Will St.
The Loh Down On Science
Sandra gets inventive.
Is commercial flight important to the future of space exploration? How are astronauts preparing for new developments in their field?
What a difference a year makes. In a calendar year, the Los Angeles Dodgers went from a team with a reviled owner and a limited payroll to becoming on paper the team to beat in the National League.
President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner met one- on-one at the White House on Sunday to discuss a fiscal cliff resolution. Though the divide between the Republican representative and the President is still wide, there is increasing hope for compromise.
In what ways could a drug take-back program be beneficial? Who would get the most out of it?
What are Californians prepared to do to save their beaches? Does salvaging one area come at a cost to others?
While it seems that the occurrence of natural disasters is constantly on the rise, we can all be thankful that the worst possible scenario has yet to happen. Most people think of floods or earthquakes as the worst offenders to life and infrastructure, but the most potentially damaging threat is actually hanging above our heads.
Millions of fans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are mourning the loss of 43-year-old singer Jenni Rivera, known as “La Diva de la Banda,” who died in a plane crash on Sunday.
There's been a boom in Mezcal production of Mexican spirits, a topic we've explored on this show before. The demand for Mezcal is bringing people home to one rural Mexican community.
Eric Asimov, chief wine writer for the New York Times, shares his musings on the wine life in a new book, "How to Love Wine: A Memoir and a Manifesto."
Like flu shots, antiseptics and disinfectants are supposed to kill germs, but now there's evidence of cases where these products actually caused infections.Researchers at the Food and Drug Administration found contaminated single-use swabs and surgical antiseptics were responsible for a number of infection outbreaks across the country.
When the new state legislature convenes next month, members will debate how California will implement the next stage of federal healthcare reform.
A federal report out today shows homeless rates held steady over the last year, despite the recession. But the report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development also raises doubts that the federal government can reach its goal of ending chronic and veteran homelessness by 2015.
The new book "The Cat Behind the Hat," reveals many of Dr. Seuss's darker, and intensely personal paintings for the first time.
This week Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens in theatres, marking Hollywood's big return to Middle Earth.Along with the usual special effects and 3-D, "The Hobbit" features something new: It was shot at 48 frames per second.
The singer known as La diva de la banda is dead. Jenni Rivera, a powerhouse in the Latin music scene, was killed in a plane crash in a remote area of Northern Mexico yesterday.She was originally from Long Beach but she rose to dominate the Mexican banda scene, a popular style of traditional ballads known for their heavy use of brass and sad, soulful lyrics.
When a federal judge overturned California's ban on gay marriage, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints issued a statement saying it regretted the judge's decision.
Prop 8, and gay marriage in general, is just the latest major social issue the U.S. Supreme Court has taken on. They’ll be deciding on the case just four years after California voted to restrict same-sex marriage.
The owners of the Dodgers seem to be on a bit of a buying spree. Over the weekend, the team signed pitcher Zack Greinke to a six-year deal that will pay him $147 million.They also reportedly spent $36 million on South Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, pushing the Dodgers' payroll ahead of the New York Yankees.