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Rain in Southern California likely won't cause more fire-prone grass to grow, researchers say. It may even help keep chaparral hydrated during the dry summer months.
The new page provides information on call volume and wait times. It also shows how much money the utility has left uncollected because of system problems.
Artists of color won in some of the most prestigious categories at Sunday's Academy Award ceremony. Is this a sign of change, or exceptions to the rule?
A federal judge recently struck down portions of two tough-on-crime ballot initiatives that hampered the ability of prisoners to be paroled. The decision could lead to the release of many serious felons.
A study finds some men force unwanted sexual attention on women who have been drinking because they may be seen as more vulnerable.
All eight people responsible for the attack are now accounted for, the state-run Xinhua news agency says, citing a police report.
Forbes' Magazine announced its rankings of the world's billionaires Monday with Bill Gates reclaiming the top sport after four years.
Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but researchers say they will often have more health problems than people who never played sports.
Ciancia will be moved to the downtown federal lockup from a detention center east of L.A., where doctors have treated him for wounds received during a shooting rampage, his attorney said.
As tensions escalated in Crimea, fears in Kiev and beyond were that Russia might target and seize other parts of Ukraine, in particular parts of its pro-Russian east.
In 2002, the Supreme Court banned the execution of the "mentally retarded." Monday the court is looking at the case of a convicted man who says Florida's definition of mental disability is too strict.
As electronic cigarette companies get bold with advertising, anti-smoking groups fear the ads will lure teens and get them hooked on nicotine.
States are legalizing marijuana even though there's no clear understanding of its impact on health. The drug hasn't been subjected to the kind of rigorous medical research that would find that out.
The system aims to keep drivers from fumbling with their phones while they're behind the wheel, even as it brings them more options (and potential distractions).
Hispanics are disproportionately enrolled in community colleges and two-year schools. Experts say this partially explains why they are much less likely than other groups to attain bachelor's degrees.
The murder trial of the South African sprinter known as the "Blade Runner" has begun. He's accused of killing his girlfriend. Oscar Pistorius say she mistook her for an intruder.
OXY USA plans to drill 85 oil wells on its property along Pacific Coast Highway; the city says noise reduction efforts will be made.
City officials tell residents the concrete barriers that protected their homes during the storms will remain in place for years as the threat of mudslides remains.
The elevated rate of infant mortality for black babies has been well documented but poorly understood. Researchers are developing new theories.
This year’s Oscars ceremony is being characterized as a big win for diversity in Hollywood. Critics say it wasn't perfect, but they're optimistic.
Ford — who is under fire at home in a drug abuse scandal — is in town for an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and he dropped by City Hall for a visit.
A group of 19 students from the Academy of Music at Hamilton High School performed the hit song "on stage at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday: "It was a dream."
A report finds a new leadership structure and a strategic plan for operations could make the Los Angeles Fire Department more efficient. This as it has had to deal with several embarrassing episodes.
"Gravity" gets Oscar for best sound mixing, showcasing Dolby's new 3D sound technology; Apple puts iOS on your dashboard.
Today is Monday, March 3 and headlines include Sen. Ron Calderon's decision to leave the Senate, GoV. Jerry Brown on the legalization of pot, and support for a new minimum wage.
Monday’s news saw March rainfall roar in like a lion over the weekend, but the drought ain't going out like a lamb.
The wealthy philanthropist, who has donated $800 million for education reform efforts, chose Washington veteran Bruce Reed to lead his foundation.
Only one-in-three of the district's high schools have basic courses and no advanced placement courses are offered in the city's poorer neighborhoods.
The Loh Life
Sandra Tsing Loh and her daughter find interesting company while dining out.
Glenn Bianchi plans to re-open the Paramount Drive-in. It's the theater that his father opened in 1947 in Paramount, California, originally called the Roadium Drive-in.
The vast majority of babies born in the U.S., to women of all ethnicities, are born healthy.
Last night, state Senator Ron Calderon announced that he's taking a leave of absence.
Yelp just compiled its list of the country's top 100 restaurants. And at the top are none of the esteemed, Michelin-starred places you'd expect.
If you're lucky as an intern, you might get a stipend or a small wage. If you're REALLY lucky, you're an intern in Silicon Valley where you could pull an average of five-thousand or more. A MONTH.
In Mexico, change could soon be coming to the telecoms and television industry – long dominated by just a small handful of powerful players, including multi-billionaire Carlos Slim. The result could be a shift not just for the companies but for tens of millions of consumers throughout the country.
The lives of RLSH or Real Life Super Heroes can be fraught with danger, but that doesn't stop some people from donning capes and costumes to fight crime.
From "Green Eggs and Ham" to "Horton Hears A Who," he wrote 46 books. Don't believe me? It's true!
Philanthropist Eli Broad has donated billions of dollars over the years, and a nice chunk of it has gone to public education.
New Orleans is gearing up for this week's Fat Tuesday celebration with its distinctive soundtrack of Zydeco music.
The owners of Harold & Belle's in South LA hail from New Orleans, and the restaurant has been serving traditional Creole food for three generations.
The now three-time Academy-Award winning film, "12 Years a Slave" will be making its way into classrooms nationwide in the fall. The film, along with Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, will be integrated into high school curriculums in state-run districts across the country.
Big data cruncher David Rothschild correctly predicted 21 of the 24 Oscars categories...even though he'd only seen 2 nominated films.
Today: A visit to LA's Creole Corridor where true Mardi Gras traditions are alive and well. Plus, "Twelve Years a Slave" wins best picture and a part in public school curriculum around the country.
The Loh Down On Science
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water….
A new survey from Gallup Education shows that only nine percent of business leaders consider the school an applicant attended to be “very important” when it comes to hiring decisions.
Orange County Sheriff's Department has seen a huge influx of applications for concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits.
Washington is facing a tough foreign policy challenge now that Russia has escalated the conflict in Ukraine by seizing control of the country's strategic Crimean peninsula.
Hollywood’s biggest night delivered plenty of glamor, eloquent speeches and the world’s best selfie, thanks to host Ellen Degeneres.
For the past decade and a half, California has seen its position as the center of the global entertainment industry come under siege.
Dance writer Debra Levine tells the untold story of the legendary director's only musical and one of his few flops.