'Eat Your Way Through L.A.' excursions let an L.A. enthusiast serve up an inside look at his beloved hometown and its eclectic cuisine.How early is too early for ice cream? How many scoops constitute too many scoops?
Kern County says heart disease, not beating, caused man's death
David Sal Silva, videotaped in an altercation with Kern County deputies, died of heart disease, not a beating, the coroner says.A man at the center of a videotaped altercation with Kern County sheriff's deputies earlier this month died from heart disease, not baton blows, authorities said Thursday.
Funding OKd for light-rail station in Leimert Park
Metro approves $80 million for an underground station on the planned Crenshaw Line. Supporters hope it will help revitalize the African American business corridor.After years spent fighting for a light-rail station in Leimert Park, South Los Angeles community members got their wish Thursday with the approval of full funding for a stop in the heart of L.A.'s African American community.
L.A. City Council OKs Villaraigosa's final, $7.7-billion budget
The City Council approves Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's last budget and sets the stage for many workers to get 5.5% raises.The Los Angeles City Council on Thursday signed off on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's final $7.7-billion budget, setting the stage, as several members acknowledged, for many city workers to get a 5.5% raise in eight months.
Key question in Jackson trial: who employed Dr. Conrad Murray
In testimony that appeared to undercut AEG's claims that the doctor worked for Jackson, a company executive said negotiations over Murray's contract did not include the singer or his advisors.The central question in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial is who employed Dr. Conrad Murray: Jackson or concert promoter AEG.
Purported 'secretary' for Mexican Mafia arrested in Kansas
Cecilia Virgen-DeLeon, 31, allegedly helped funnel information through L.A. County jails — from her home in Salina, Kan.Authorities have arrested a purported "secretary" for the Mexican Mafia who allegedly helped funnel information through Los Angeles County jails — from her home in Kansas.
Gov. Jerry Brown has business people rolling in laughter
California Gov. Jerry Brown, who once had a frosty relationship with the business folks who ran the traditional Sacramento Host breakfast, had them rolling in laughter Wednesday with one quip after another in a 30-minute address.
The Ocean Conservancy, a Washington DC-based environmental organization, released its 2012 list of trash collected during its International Coastal Cleanup. More than 10 million pounds of debris was collected, with nearly 1.5 million pounds in California alone. The top items found during the cleanup:
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake was widely felt as it rattled Northern California Thursday night, breaking dishes and shaking mirrors off walls. But authorities said there were no immediate reports of injury or serious damage.
SANTA ANA ? One of four men who attempted to rob a San Juan Capistrano jewelry store in June 2011 pleaded guilty to multiple crimes in order to avoid a murder charge, officials said.
George Anthony Boozer, 38, of Apple Valley pleaded guilty to one...
LOS ANGELES ? Councilman Eric Garcetti defeated Controller Wendy Greuel to become the next mayor of Los Angeles after a campaign in which he depicted his rival as a pawn of powerful labor bosses.
With all precincts reporting Wednesday, the city...
L.A. voters back measure to cap number of pot shops
LOS ANGELES ? Los Angeles voters have approved a proposition limiting the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
With all precincts reporting Wednesday, Proposition D had around 63 percent of the votes in Tuesday's election.
ORANGE ? Striking workers walked picket lines outside UCI Medical Center in Orange on Tuesday in a protest over staffing levels and pensions.
The first day of a 48-hour strike drew hundreds of active pickets. The strike organizers put the number of...
Republican wins hard-fought Central Valley state Senate race
SACRAMENTO ? A Republican has won a hotly contested state Senate contest in the southern San Joaquin Valley, with his top Democratic rival conceding Wednesday that the race will not go to a runoff.
The special election victory by Hanford cherry...
WASHINGTON ? Reaction to the go-ahead vote this week on immigration reform in the Senate Judiciary Committee was swift and mixed in Orange County. And while prospects for passage in the full Senate show positive signs, tests remain in upcoming...