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LA Times

When health insurers play games, pa...

When health insurers play games, patients lose

Ukraine talks yield an unexpected a...

Ukraine talks yield an unexpected agreement

Review:'Hateship Loveship' founders...

Review:'Hateship Loveship' founders on weak emotional center

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant, expect...

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant, expecting baby with Marc Mezvinsky

Review: In 'Small Time,' the salesm...

Review: In 'Small Time,' the salesmen make a pitch for your heart

Ailing Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bo...

Ailing Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika expected to win reelection

LA Weekly

Drugs, Diamonds, International Intr...

Drugs, Diamonds, International Intrigue — You Won't Believe Two Hollywood Producers' Crazy Backstory

Remington Chase and Stefan Martirosian should be on top of the world. In the last two years, they have produced a dozen films, including Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg as a Navy SEAL fighting for his life in Afghanistan. Two years ago, no one in the industry had heard of them, but...

Can Hyperloop Actually Be Built?

Can Hyperloop Actually Be Built?

The next big deal — or debate — in the transportation field isn't a Jetsons-style flying car, high-speed train or monorail. It's the Hyperloop, a 19th-century mailroom technology with a 21st-century twist. Instead of sucking documents through a pneumatic tube from the basement mailroo...

Rental Pain and Lone Survivor: Read...

Rental Pain and Lone Survivor: Readers Respond

Movin' on Down

The rent is too damn high! Or so last week's cover proclaimed. Inside, writers Hillel Aron, Farley Elliott, Amanda Lewis and Jill Stewart detailed the ways in which young creatives are dealing with L.A.'s growing lack of affordability — by moving in with someone else's...

NBC Los Angeles

Daughter's Ex-Boyfriend Arrested in...

Daughter's Ex-Boyfriend Arrested in Dad's Slaying



Two 18-year-old men and one of the teens? mothers have been arrested in connection with the brutal death of a Fontana father and husband, whose beaten body was found in a burned-out car, police said.
Ice Cream Man Sold Cocaine from Tru...

Ice Cream Man Sold Cocaine from Truck: DA



A Brooklyn ice cream man has been arrested for selling cocaine and painkillers out of his truck full of treats as children bought frozen sweets just a few feet away. Mina Gatas, 20, is accused of selling drugs t...
Why We Love ?Hump Day? So Much

Why We Love ?Hump Day? So Much



Camels love hump day, and so do most American workers. Chances are you?ve seen the Geico insurance commercial starring a camel excitedly interrupting everyone in the office on Wednesday, also known as hump day.

Photo Credit: Geico/YouTube
Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to T...

Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to Terror Threat



President Barack Obama gave an unexpectedly serious and wide-ranging interview to Jay Leno on Tuesday night, weighing in on a terror threat, U.S. tensions with Russia and even his recent lunch with...

Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Feds Bust Mexican Drug Cartel in LA

Feds Bust Mexican Drug Cartel in LA



In the largest single crackdown on organized crime in L.A. County history, a major drug raid Tuesday netted nearly $20 million in meth, and the arrest of eight gang members, busting up an alliance of...
Amber Alert Startles SoCal

Amber Alert Startles SoCal



The message ? accompanied by what some have called a ?screeching? tone ? startled many smartphone users unfamiliar with the urgent-sounding notifications.

Photo Credit: Samantha Tata

Biz Journals

Old Hollywood studios get Icon towe...

Old Hollywood studios get Icon tower

In the early days of film-making, it was called Poverty Row. The Sunset Gower Studios, once the Harry Cohn-era Columbia Pictures lot that cranked out B-pictures and the early gems of Frank Capra, and Sunset Bronson Studios, the former Warner Bros. studio where the so-called talkies were first created with 1927?s ?The Jazz Singer, are getting a Hollywood makeover. Hudson Pacific Properties, one of the city?s busiest landlords has unveiled plans for the new Icon at Sunset Bronson Studios, a?
DWP resumes shut-offs on delinquent...

DWP resumes shut-offs on delinquents

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power wants the $242 million it says it?s owed by delinquent ratepayers, and it?s ready to begin shutting off their electricity. In November, the City Council ordered the DWP to hold off on most of those shutdowns because of a new billing system that the council viewed unreliable. Officials at the department said this week, however, that those problems have been resolved and they?re ready to collect or cut off the juice,  according to the Los Angeles?
Sriracha factory owner considers mo...

Sriracha factory owner considers move

Now that Irwindale has turned up its nose at its smelly Sriracha factory, owner David Tran is considering moving his odor-producing business to another town, the  Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Tran says his Huy Fong Foods is being courted by politicians and business leaders from 10 states, as well as multiple California cities, which are apparently interested in providing a new home for his Sriracha factory. He has invited them to tour his facility to see if their communities could handle?
Covered California's final sign-up ...

Covered California's final sign-up total: almost 1.4M

Covered California's final sign-up total for its initial open enrollment period totaled nearly 1.4 million, including nearly 206,000 who took advantage of extra time to complete applications between April 1 and the April 15 extended deadline. Nationally, the total was about 7.5 million, former U.S. Health and Human Services director Kathleen Sebelius said recently, which would put California's tally at 18.7 percent of the national figure. The California total of 1.396 million exceeded the Obamacare?
Q&A: Swagbucks offers rewards for s...

Q&A: Swagbucks offers rewards for shopping online and soon on the go

Last fall, my husband and I spent a week and a half in London and watched the Minnesota Vikings play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Wembley Stadium. The fall before that, we spent 10 days in Munich during Oktoberfest. On neither trip did we spend a dime on a hotel room. Our not-so-secret? Rewards. Hotel points, airline miles, cash back ? by now we?re all familiar with the ways in which credit cards seek our spending loyalty. But a company called Swagbucks, founded by a rabbi-in-training and a California?
CalPERS hikes state contribution by...

CalPERS hikes state contribution by more than $450M

Due to the ever-increasing life spans of public employees, the California Public Employees' Retirement System raised the contribution rate for the state of California by more than $450 million, officials announced Wednesday. Beginning July 1, the state will pay approximately $4.3 billion for fiscal 2014-15, meaning a greater share of the state general fund will now go to CalPERS. ?Rates will continue to rise over the next few years as we gradually phase in our new assumptions, but the costs more?

LA Daily News

Ex-L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ...

Ex-L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to be 'visiting fellow' at Harvard

Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be a "visiting fellow" this fall at Harvard's Institute of Politics, where he will lead discussions and participate in study groups with the university's students, it was announced Monday.
Brown gives reprieve from tickets a...

Brown gives reprieve from tickets at broken meters

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure banning cities from ticketing people who park at broken meters, although Los Angeles officials had asked him to veto the bill.
LAFD Capt. Matthew McKnight, 51, co...

LAFD Capt. Matthew McKnight, 51, collapses and dies at 9-1-1 dispatch center

A veteran firefighter captain collapsed and died while working at the city dispatch center early Monday morning.
Court throws out LAPD impound polic...

Court throws out LAPD impound policy that allowed officers to release cars of unlicensed drivers

A Superior Court judge on Wednesday threw out a controversial Los Angeles Police Department policy that allowed officers to release impounded vehicles to unlicensed drivers sooner than the 30-day period spelled out under state law.
Pot-farm raid in Topanga State Park...

Pot-farm raid in Topanga State Park yields $2.5 million worth of marijuana

Park rangers raided a pot farm hidden amid chaparral in Topanga State Park on Friday, and removed marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $2.
'Breaking Bad' episode dedicated to...

'Breaking Bad' episode dedicated to late Calabasas teen Kevin Cordasco

For family and friends of Calabasas teen Kevin Cordasco, watching the first episode of "Breaking Bad"'s final season Sunday night -- dedicated in his memory -- was a bittersweet experience.

LA Downtown

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