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'Inside the Mind of Leonardo' tours...

'Inside the Mind of Leonardo' tours Italy, not Da Vinci's head

Peter Capaldi of "Doctor Who" performs excerpts from some 6,000 pages of Leonardo da Vinci's journals for the documentary "Inside the Mind of Leonardo," but what you actually glean from the artist's mind here seems peripheral compared with, say, J. M. W. Turner's personal and professional...
Atom Egoyan's kidnapping drama 'The...

Atom Egoyan's kidnapping drama 'The Captive' baroque, ludicrous

A snowy labyrinth of anguish and detective work, the kidnapping drama "The Captive" is Atom Egoyan's latest stab at arty, dignified pulp.
Man held in 1989 slaying of transge...

Man held in 1989 slaying of transgender woman in Santa Ana

A 63-year-old retiree was being held Thursday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman in 1989, a cold case that authorities say was revived through advances in forensic technology.
Ryan Adams collected and still unpr...

Ryan Adams collected and still unpredictable at the Wiltern

For a good hour-and-a-half Wednesday night, it looked like the old Ryan Adams wasn't going to show.
Warehouse workers sue for unpaid wa...

Warehouse workers sue for unpaid wages at Port of L.A.

A group of warehouse workers at the Port of Los Angeles has filed suit against a major distribution company, claiming that they have been underpaid and subjected to harsh working conditions.
After the collapse of 'The Intervie...

After the collapse of 'The Interview,' what will Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg do next?

As Sony Pictures' cancellation of "The Interview" continues to raise a clamor around the world, the two people at the very center of this riveting drama ? the film's co-directors, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ? have been silent. The longtime best friends and collaborators, who...

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Judge sets June date for corruption...

Judge sets June date for corruption trial of state Sen. Leland Yee and political consultant Keith Jackson

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee and political consultant Keith Jackson were given a June 1 date in federal court in San Francisco today for the start of their corruption trial.
California drought: Feds forecast g...

California drought: Feds forecast good chance of wet conditions for next three months

On Thursday, federal scientists issued a seasonal forecast that said there is a 75 percent probability of average or above-average precipitation between January and the end of March for California -- the first time in five years that such a wet outlook has been predicted for the state for the first three months of the year.
Marchers demand ouster of San Jose ...

Marchers demand ouster of San Jose Police Officer Phillip White after antagonistic tweets

About 100 people on Thursday marched from the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office to San Jose police headquarters to demand that Officer Phillip White be fired for Twitter posts that antagonized nationwide protesters lashing out against police killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York.
Redondo Beach: 3 killed as car plow...

Redondo Beach: 3 killed as car plows into group leaving church Christmas program

REDONDO BEACH - The death toll from an accident involving an allegedly intoxicated driver and a dozen pedestrians leaving a church in Redondo Beach has climbed to three, and nine victims remain hospitalized, authorities said today.
Map: See how December rain is easin...

Map: See how December rain is easing California's historic drought

New map shows how the rains in December have eased California's record drought.
California's drought: Flipbook of t...

California's drought: Flipbook of the maps, 2014

The maps created by the U.S. Drought Monitor show the severity of California's drought for each week of 2014.

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UCLA study offers hope on emergency...

UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding

A new study by the University of California, Los Angeles finds emergency room visits among the state's newly insured poor are high, but decline quickly after a year.
College to pay writer $26,000 for r...

College to pay writer $26,000 for rescinded invite

A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.
Transient arrested in attack on Cal...

Transient arrested in attack on California girl

A 50-year-old transient has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from the front yard of her Central California home and then sexually assaulting her.
California man pleads guilty in has...

California man pleads guilty in hash-oil explosion

A California man who was using butane to make hash oil from marijuana, causing an explosion that badly burned himself and a Hamilton teenager, has pleaded guilty to felony drug charges.
Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life...

Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

The co-leader of a violent Mexican drug gang convicted of several murders was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole. FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009, file photo, Juan Francisco Estrada-Gonzalez is brought into the courtroom by San Diego Sheriff's deputies during his arraignment hearing on murder charges in San Diego Superior Court in San Diego. Estrada-Gonzalez and 16 other alleged members of a group of Mexican drug traffickers were indicted in the murders of nine people in the San Diego area. Estrada-Gonzalez was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, ending the longest criminal trial in county history, lasting 15 months including jury selection.
Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy w...

Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy water upgrade

San Francisco has taken a big step toward securing its water supply with the completion of a $288 million tunnel below San Francisco Bay.

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Efforts to save rare northern white...

Efforts to save rare northern white rhino continue

Experts will meet in Kenya next month to discuss ways to save the critically endangered northern white rhinos from extinction.
Prepackaged caramel apples linked t...

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.
No harm caused by flames at Norther...

No harm caused by flames at Northern California refinery

Large flames and white clouds of steam visible for miles from a San Francisco Bay Area refinery caused no harm to the surrounding community.
Island park in San Francisco Bay cl...

Island park in San Francisco Bay closed for weekend

An island park in the San Francisco Bay will close temporarily because of a water system malfunction following recent heavy rains.
5 California Things to Know for Tod...

5 California Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Coroner: Boy becomes 4th person to ...

Coroner: Boy becomes 4th person to die after car crashes into crowd outside California church

Coroner: Boy becomes 4th person to die after car crashes into crowd outside California church.

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Curiosity rover detects spikes of m...

Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane at Mars

NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet's atmosphere.
FBI Links North Korea to Sony Hacki...

FBI Links North Korea to Sony Hacking

The U.S. government has taken the bold step of publicly branding the North Korean regime as the driving force behind the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures that has paralyzed the film company and raised fears of terrorist attacks inside the United St..
Will Jameis Winston stay or go?

Will Jameis Winston stay or go?

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday that whatever decision star quarterback Jameis Winston makes -- turn pro or remain with the program for a third season -- would not surprise him.
Dads buy crossing guard new car aft...

Dads buy crossing guard new car after his gets repossessed

A group of dads came together to buy a car for an elementary school crossing guard that fell on tough times.
San Jose police searching for shoot...

San Jose police searching for shooting suspect

San Jose police have set up a two block perimeter in the area of Stokes Street and Southwest Expressway to search for a shooting suspect.
Justin Upton acquired by Padres

Justin Upton acquired by Padres

The San Diego Padres have acquired left fielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, sources told ESPN.

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Most Influential 2014: Brittany May...

Most Influential 2014: Brittany Maynard

Age: 29 Role: Assisted dying advocate Bio: A UC Irvine graduate and elementary school teacher, Maynard was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in January. Maynard moved from California with her husband, mother and stepfather to Oregon, one of five...
Most Influential 2014: Sheriff Sand...

Most Influential 2014: Sheriff Sandra Hutchens

She has fought advocates on both sides of the concealed weapons debate; butted heads with one of the largest police unions in California; wrestled with stage three breast cancer and righted a department so troubled that her predecessor was sent to...
Which O.C. surf spots deserve to be...

Which O.C. surf spots deserve to be part of National Surfing Reserves?

Research is being conducted to determine whether surf sites in California - among them, three Orange County surf breaks - deserve to be on the list of National Surfing Reserves. The process isn't easy and can take up to 10 years, and though it can...
News in photos: Sony hacks referenc...

News in photos: Sony hacks reference 9/11, Taliban assault kills 141, Apple wins iPod lawsuit

News in photos: Sony hacks reference 9/11, Taliban assault kills 141, Apple wins iPod lawsuit
Metrolink CEO will resign amid scru...

Metrolink CEO will resign amid scrutiny over finances; are more problems ahead?

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to clarify what year Metrolink's internal financial review was presented to the board. The head of Metrolink will step down after little more than two years, as the agency continues to grapple with...
Communities Spread Holiday Cheer

Communities Spread Holiday Cheer

Three communities came out Sunday to support holiday causes and spread cheer. Two-thousand runners took part in the Santa Hustle at Knott?s Berry Farm, children and families received presents from Project Give a Christmas and land-locked boaters...
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