Kenneth Rippetoe, a swim coach at One With the Water, says he takes things slowly when people are learning to swim but are afraid.
The economy rebounded in the second quarter after a winter slowdown that was less severe than previously estimated, returning to the modest growth that has marked the slow recovery from the Great Recession.
Moviegoers wary of the summer's expensively rendered superhero skirmishes can still find mano-a-mano thrills — all verbal, no less tension-filled — in "Best of Enemies." Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville's pungently entertaining, richly observed documentary revisits the 1968 TV debates between conservative...
Actor James Woods filed a $10-million lawsuit this week against an anonymous Twitter user, alleging defamation and invasion of privacy. According to the suit, the user of the Twitter handle “Abe List” falsely called Woods a cocaine addict during a malicious, months-long campaign “to discredit and...
Heartstring-tugging if a bit humorless, "Jenny's Wedding," written and directed by "Beaches" writer Mary Agnes Donahue, is an apt release in the wake of the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage.
"The Walking Dead" must really be leaving its mark on the entire zombie subgenre. Following this spring's "Maggie," in which a father tries to care for an infected daughter until her inevitable transformation, "Extinction" similarly uses the zombiepocalypse as a backdrop to explore the melodramatic...
It seemed so familiar. Another late-July day, another movie studio, another visionary speech narrated by Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott.
Even before police disclosed his name, relatives and friends of Samuel DuBose, the man killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop, had begun planting flowers and candles and sharing memories of DuBose at the corner where he died.
Reality meets fiction in "Five Star," Keith Miller's low-key glimpse into gang life in New York City. James "Primo" Grant, a real member of the Bloods, stars as Primo, a "five star" general in the gang. He's on the other side of the life now, more focused on being a father to his small children....
At least 30,000 customers are without power in Long Beach after a vault explosion Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
While not purposely metaphysical like Nicolas Winding Refn's "Valhalla Rising," Claudio Fäh's "Northmen: A Viking Saga" uses a relatively smaller scale to its advantage.
Royal Dutch Shell's narrow summer window to drill for oil in the Arctic became slightly narrower Thursday after protesters in Portland, Ore., suspended themselves from one of the city's many famous bridges to briefly block an essential support vessel from traveling north.
To put it simply, Joseph T. Deters, a law-and-order Republican from Hamilton County, Ohio, is not a prosecutor who's known for sending cops to jail.
Despite record heat, drought-conscious Californians managed to slash urban water use by 27% in June and demonstrated once again that they were on track to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's historic 25% conservation order, state water officials said Thursday.
The day was spent under the inland sun — running around the frontyard of his grandmother's Highland home, splashing in the plastic wading pool. Daniel Munoz eventually went down for a nap, but when he woke, the 4-year-old rushed back outside to play once more, his arms clutching a stuffed bear...
A woman was killed early Thursday as a flash fire gutted a 3,500-square-foot home in an upscale part of northern San Diego County -- a house that had for months been the target of a drug investigation, officials said.
USC Coach Steve Sarkisian, quarterback Cody Kessler and linebacker Su'a Cravens won't take the spotlight at Pac-12 Conference football media days until Friday, but hype surrounding the Trojans is already building.
A 20-year-old man drowned Thursday while cave diving along the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, authorities said.
"The Wire" was never a big hit when it first aired on HBO. But since it ended its five-season run in 2008, the series, which explored the urban and governmental battles surrounding the drug scene in Baltimore, has won widespread acclaim from viewers who watched it on DVD. Many Hollywood insiders...
In the wake of criticism that his administration is falling behind in the fight against Los Angeles' surging homelessness, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that his office and other agencies will soon unveil a "battle plan" to take people off the streets.
"America's Best Dance Crew" is finally back, and this "Road to the VMAs" special promises to answer the question once and for all: Who is "America's Best Dance Crew"?
At one end of the movie spectrum, there's the visceral pow of bodies and machines in motion — pure kinetics, stripped of dialogue, à la "Mad Max: Fury Road." At the other is a far less obvious form of action, but one that can be just as gripping: conversation. James Ponsoldt's magnificent "The...
The sister of the San Diego County man shot to death by the FBI in the Idaho woods after allegedly kidnapping a teenage girl has filed a $20-million claim against the FBI.
Even in a summer that's focused on creativity, with exceptional documentaries like "Amy" on Amy Winehouse and "What Happened, Miss Simone?" on Nina Simone, "Listen to Me Marlon" stands out. Autobiographical in nature, unconventional in structure, this is the story of Marlon Brando not as the world...
Is the second season of "True Detective" the cycle only its network programming chief could love?
And now for that nasty math problem. One that was never on the SAT: How to make 29 go into 25 and have it equal one.
Movie mogul Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media is on the hunt for a buyer as the beleaguered film and TV studio has spiraled into bankruptcy, a move that marks a historic retreat for the Hollywood impresario.
Welcome to Trail Guide, your daily tour through the wilds of the 2016 presidential campaign led by the L.A. Times political team. It's Thursday, July 30, and this is what we're watching: Donald Trump's attempt to lay out an immigration policy got low marks even from those who ostensibly agree with...
Social media giant Facebook seeks to bring the Internet to remote areas of the world with its latest project involving a huge drone it has built.
A telling moment of sly wit crops up early in "Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World," the glorious and unprecedented exhibition of works from the ancient Mediterranean newly opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Brentwood.
UCLA Coach Jim Mora started his session at the Pac-12 Conference's football media day Thursday with an attempt to head off already-tiresome questions.
An entertainment lawyer who served on Mayor Eric Garcetti's transition team is expected to join the Los Angeles Police Commission in the coming weeks, replacing another commissioner whose term has expired.
Before Cassius Stanley has played in an official high school basketball game, the 6-foot-4 Harvard-Westlake freshman has scholarship offers from UCLA and USC.
O brother, where art thou? In the opposing dugout in Minute Maid Park on Thursday night.
Mike Trout returned to the lineup Thursday night after missing two games because of a sore left wrist, an encouraging development for an Angels team that is trying to salvage the finale of a three-game series against the American League West-rival Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park.
Meet voluble Pepe, patriarch of the world’s most dubious clan of Mexican entertainers, who has retained his unwarranted confidence over the decades since his brood began touring the bottom-rung nightclub circuit.
Winter might be coming far beyond a seventh season.
The aftereffects of the 2013 coaching carousel will continue to be felt for the USC and Washington football teams this season.
Larry Scott, commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference, has not shied away from criticizing the NCAA for its handling of the USC case that resulted in some of the most severe sanctions in college sports history.
Reports of hail, flooding and a lightning-caused fire flowed into the National Weather Service on Thursday afternoon as a powerful storm crossed over several Southern California counties, officials said.
City officials have identified contaminated water in two building cooling towers that may be connected to a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that has sickened 46 people in the South Bronx, two of them fatally.
Friday morning will mark the first time in more than 60 years that a commuter train has pulled into downtown Santa Monica under its own power.
Josh Smith wrote a column for the Players' Tribune to clarify a remark that he made at a Clippers news conference earlier this month.
Investigators in France are preparing to examine a barnacle-encrusted piece of a Boeing 777 found this week on a remote Indian Ocean island, hoping to resolve at least some of the mystery surrounding the long-vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
MSNBC canceled three daytime shows late Thursday as the ratings-challenged cable network moves toward more breaking news coverage and a closer alignment with NBC News.
Football may be a grandly theatrical sport, but its sweeping, corporeal drama doesn’t easily translate onto the small stage.
Nina Agi photographed a dragonfly at rest and its similarly-oriented insect neighbor at a friend's home in Brentwood.
A Coney Island, N.Y., institution since 1916, Nathan's Famous reflects a century's worth of evolution in American culture. Glimpses of the hot dog purveyor's storied past seen on television shows such as "Unwrapped" and "American Eats" never cease to fascinate even after years of reruns. But the...
Taking a page out of the Morgan Spurlock filmmaker-as-lab-rat playbook, Damon Gameau's revealing "That Sugar Film" documents one man's not-so-sweet discovery about the insidious nature of sugar in so-called "healthier" processed foods.
California's sky-high gasoline prices translated into a big second-quarter profit for refiner Valero Energy Corp.