Roar of a rocket engine, click of a camera shutter — and a far-off photographer hopes for a great shot
A small group of photographers regularly rig up protective devices for their cameras and set them up near the launch pads at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to get some of the best shots of rocket launches.
How would California families see their tax bills change under new proposals passed by the House and Senate? We reviewed tax returns to find out. Homeowners and graduate students could pay more; others could fare better.
California’s high housing costs have pushed many tenants to the edge of affordability. Even if they have steady work, the cost of putting a roof over their heads demands a staggering share of income. The problem has been building for decades.
At a top-secret factory in the California desert the Air Force is building its new B-21 bomber, a stealthy bat-winged jet that is designed to slip behind any adversary’s air defense system and deliver devastating airstrikes for decades to come.
Gravel is cheap to buy, but expensive to move. So why are new L.A. high-rises and the new Rams stadium using gravel shipped all the way from Canada?
Nondisclosure agreements are ubiquitous in Hollywood, but not all the agreements are the same. Some seem aimed at protecting filming locations, movie details and financial matters. Others explicitly seek to shield companies or celebrities from harassment suits.
In interviews with the Los Angeles Times, six women – including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge — accused filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct.
After a story about director James Toback's alleged serial sexual harassment broke in the Los Angeles Times, the LAPD and New York District Attorney's office began fielding calls from a growing number of women.
The unfolding Weinstein scandal has sparked criticism that non-disclosure agreements allow powerful companies and individuals to stave off scrutiny and continue abusive practices. Now, there is a move afoot to place clear restrictions on their use.
The Babe Ruth project is part of an overall push by MLB to get exposure in entertainment genres and platforms that reach younger viewers.
Russian meddling aside, Facebook stands to gain a surge in political advertising as a result of the 2016 presidential election. Donald Trump's improbable victory helped showcase the platform's ability to persuade and fundraise by targeting users with uncanny precision.
Bob and Harvey Weinstein built an indie film powerhouse. Now the allegations against Harvey Weinstein have put the lesser known brother in the spotlight.
William Franke, the managing partner of Indigo Partners, helped save America West Airlines and launched the ultra-low-cost carrier in the U.S., a business model that has forced the major carriers to change how they do business.
They come for Instagram — then stay to shop. That's the thinking of Los Angeles businesses that are commissioning street art murals on their storefronts in hopes of attracting new customers.
Many vineyards in Napa and Sonoma appear to have survived the flames and may have helped keep the fire in check, according to fire, wine industry and agriculture officials.
Theme parks are offering more booze and late-night shows to draw adults — and their spending — into the Halloween celebration.
Tamagotchi, the Japanese digital pet on a keychain, is coming back for its 20th anniversary. The company behind the retro gadget is banking on 1990s nostalgia to fuel sales — but it's also hoping to win over children of the iPhone generation.
The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago whose theories of behavioral economics have had broad impact on public policy.
In a trend that would have been unimaginable only a few years ago, historic office buildings are being returned to the office market instead of converted to apartments, condominiums or hotels, which has been common for the last decade and a half.
Department store chain Nordstrom is experimenting with a new concept store where you can meet with a personal shopper, get a manicure and down a beer.
Amazon is pondering a move outside the coastal tech enclaves, raising questions about the costs of clustering and whether the industry – and America – would be better off spreading tech jobs elsewhere.
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk's plans to transport people from one corner of the world to another via rocket will have some logistical hurdles, experts said.
At an exposition of airline interior makers, seats were still shown with little legroom but with new designs to make sitting more comfortable.
As America’s malls struggle to compete with Amazon and other online giants, acres of prime real estate are opening for redevelopment and offering developers a rare shot to remake swaths of land.
The Walt Disney Co. has long been able to secure incentives that have helped expand the Disneyland Resort. But now a new Anaheim City Council majority says it wants to put residents first.
Two massive hurricanes have put a strain on airlines, but the industry is taking it in stride, thanks to high profits and technological advances.
U.S. astronauts are climbing back into space capsules. Here's how they've improved over the past 50 years
Boeing Co. and SpaceX are relying on the tried-and-true design as the two companies each develop spacecraft under NASA contracts to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.
Frequent flier programs have become a major revenue source for airlines, even more than bag fees. But passengers aren't happy about the programs' typical restrictions.
They’ve become such an important form of self-expression that it’s common to encounter people who say they regularly update their Bitmoji avatars to reflect new hair-dos and fashion styles.
Amazon likely won't get mega-subsidies from California, but new headquarters could still land in L.A.
Experts said California officials are likely to be less generous than other states in their effort to woe Amazon, despite losing several big corporate headquarters in recent years.
The median U.S. household's income finally topped pre-recession levels last year and has reached an all-time high after years of sluggish growth.
In the name of clean energy, California lawmakers are moving to change oversight of the state’s power grid to include other western states.
Eight years into the economic recovery, young Americans are increasingly taking out a mortgage, more comfortable in their jobs and reaching an age when people tend to put down roots.
Kanye West's signature shoe, known as Yeezys, are among the most coveted sneakers in the world. No wonder there's a thriving global market for replicas.
A sobering reality has gripped Hollywood as domestic film industry revenue fell an estimated 16% during the all-important summer season.
Tang recently made a splash in Hollywood by buying Open Road Films, the U.S. distributor of Oscar-winning film "Spotlight."
Republicans crafting legislation to overhaul the federal tax system are considering placing new limits on the home mortgage interest deduction, and many Californians could feel the pain.
FreedomPop, a Los Angeles start-up, has been copied by T-Mobile, nearly purchased by Sprint and a partner to carriers around the world. What's next?
Boutique licensing firms such as Songtradr help independent musicians get songs in TV shows and movies and on streaming sites.
Streaming services are bringing new audiences to old shows such as “The Golden Girls,” “Full House” and “The West Wing.” For some viewers it's like "comfort food."
"The Professor and the Madman" has capsized under an ugly legal dispute. Mel Gibson is accusing producer Nicolas Chartier of preventing on-location shooting in Oxford, among other things.
The backlash against white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups is spreading into the financial system, with activists urging major credit card companies to cut off payments to some groups.
It's years away, but 70-story downtown tower could change L.A. skyline and 'relationship with vertical living'
Miami-based developer Crescent Heights wants to build a residential high-rise at 11th and Olive streets that would be the third-tallest building in L.A.
Walmart hopes to leverage the popularity of these niche, trendy sites with subsets of consumers who wouldn’t be caught dead in a Walmart store. And the kids are not having it.
Conservatives postpone their plan to march on Google offices, citing 'alt-left' threats. It's the latest sign that the culture wars have arrived in Silicon Valley.
Netflix has already punched back against Disney’s plans to pull its content from the streaming platform by 2019 — by luring away one of Disney ABC’s most prolific content creators, Shonda Rhimes.
The natural hair industry was a niche business that served an audience of black customers who felt ignored by the biggest beauty brands. But that's changing.
Frisbees, Hula Hoops and Hacky Sacks. Southern California's Wham-O looks to reinvent its toys for the digital age
Of the many entertainment-centric outfits disrupted by the digital era, few have been upended like Wham-O.
Changes in the mortgage industry are afoot, with the goal of loosening some of the strict standards established after the subprime crisis — rules some blame for impeding sales.
The U.S. Air Force is reportedly finalizing a deal to purchase two Boeing 747 aircraft that were abandoned by a now-defunct Russian airline.
Snap Inc. and other companies that limit shareholders’ voting rights are no longer eligible to join the Standard & Poor’s 500 index — a rule that could hurt demand for Snap stock.
Some cannabis entrepreneurs see a state- or city-owned bank as a solution to the marijuana industry's banking problems. They might be right, but it's complicated.
Los Angeles County voting officials are designing a new system for elections. This week, they'll head to one of the hacking world's biggest conventions to learn about their tactics.
In solar eclipse’s ‘path of totality,’ rooms go for $1,000 and vendors sell every trinket under the sun
The Great Solar Eclipse is expected to bring millions of visitors to various places across the United States.
L.A., with its never-ending calendar of Hollywood premieres, parties and private events, has become a hotbed for projection mapping.
Taylor Swift's Instagram shots with Funboy's luxury, artsy pool floats went viral, and the Venice company soared.
A shortage of farm labor has exposed a tech gap, leaving California to wonder if machines can pick strawberries, lettuce, and other crops
Think Wells Fargo opened a bogus account for you? Here's what you need to know to participate in the bank's $142-million class-action settlement.
As broad marijuana legalization looms in California, most banks still won't work with cannabis companies, creating wide-ranging headaches for the industry.
The number of Americans leasing cars has skyrocketed as automakers add features such as navigation, automated parking, lane-departure prevention, blind-spot monitoring and advanced cruise control.
In Tesla’s Model S, a crash could still smack the driver’s head against the steering wheel despite the electric car maker’s effort to fix the problem, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said.
This Chinese billionaire rode into town late last year looking like a Hollywood conqueror. What happened?
Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin arrived in Los Angeles in October to a reception befitting a true Hollywood mogul. Today, it's a different picture.
A Silicon Valley pizzeria has a chief technology officer -- Josh Goldberg, the person who looks after the pizza-making robots.
Volvo said every car it makes starting in 2019 will have an electric motor, signaling an industry shift toward electrified cars and China’s intention to become a major player in that market.
Sexual harassment claims prompt venture capitalists to apologize, change policies and head to counseling
In the last week, venture capitalist Mark Suster says he’s found that “what I think didn’t need to be said, I guess, needs to be said.”