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  • Cuban artist Jose Fors: A deft command of metaphor and material

    Cuban artist Jose Fors: A deft command of metaphor and material

    In his first show here in more than a decade, Havana-based artist Jose Manuel Fors strikes a powerful, plangent note. A wall-length installation, several sculptures and a group of collages all use photographs that Fors has made or found, cut into tiny tiles less than an inch per side. The physical...

  • 5 hurt in Coast Highway crash near Crystal Cove

    5 hurt in Coast Highway crash near Crystal Cove

    Five people were hurt, two of them seriously, in a two-car crash on Coast Highway near Crystal Cove Monday night that shut down the highway, according to authorities. The wreck occurred at about 9:30 p.m. between a Ford Explorer and a white minivan that both were traveling northbound on Coast Highway...

  • At the Himalayan Café in Baldwin Park, discover Newari festival dishes and a goat thali

    At the Himalayan Café in Baldwin Park, discover Newari festival dishes and a goat thali

    Name: Himalayan Café in Baldwin Park. Why you made the trip: Chef Uttham Adhikari is turning out several Newari-inspired festival dishes, served exclusively at his newest Himalayan Café (with branches in Old Town Pasadena and San Dimas). The food-obsessed Newari clan — the acknowledged gourmands...

  • Man wounded in shooting on Burbank overpass

    Man wounded in shooting on Burbank overpass

    Police are investigating a car-to-car shooting on the Burbank Boulevard overpass that left a 30-year-old Burbank man injured, police said. Around 7:45 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting victim on the 1600 block of Grismer Avenue, where they found a man suffering from at least one...

  • Boys' basketball: North Hollywood clinches league title behind 41 points from Sean Fernandez

    There should be no doubt who the East Valley League player of the year will be. That would be senior guard Sean Fernandez of North Hollywood. In another breathtaking performance, Fernandez scored 41 points to help the Huskies complete a sweep of Grant, 61-58, and clinch the East Valley League title....

  • Man killed woman with hammer, hid body in apartment wall, prosecutors say

    Man killed woman with hammer, hid body in apartment wall, prosecutors say

    The roommate of a woman whose remains were found behind a wall in Lomita last year has been charged in her death, Los Angeles County prosecutors said Monday. Randolph Garbutt, 43, was arrested last week on suspicion of killing Raven Joy Campbell, 37, with a hammer in 2009. He is charged with murder...

  • Glendale police investigating two separate robberies reported in succession

    Glendale police investigating two separate robberies reported in succession

    Police on Monday were investigating two unrelated incidents—a robbery and an attempted robbery—reported within minutes of one another in Glendale, officials said. In the first incident, which occurred shortly before 4 p.m. on the 200 block of East Lomita Avenue, the victim arranged to meet the...

  • Relief well is closing in on Porter Ranch gas leak

    Relief well is closing in on Porter Ranch gas leak

    A relief well is within 20 feet of reaching the leaking Southern California Gas Co. well in Aliso Canyon that released tons of methane into the air and led to the dislocation of thousands of residents, regulatory and company officials said Monday. Once they can access the leak — which is about...

  • Burbank resident returns home to find suspected burglar in backyard

    Burbank resident returns home to find suspected burglar in backyard

    A 22-year-old suspected burglar was arrested Saturday evening after a resident came home and found him in her Burbank backyard, police said. Around 6:40 p.m., the resident parked at her home, located near Magnolia Boulevard and Reese Place, and after noticing that her front porch light was off...

  • Gas station canopy collapses in Torrance; at least 1 person injured

    Gas station canopy collapses in Torrance; at least 1 person injured

    The canopy at a South Bay gas station collapsed Monday afternoon, trapping vehicles that were parked next to the pumps.  The awning at the Chevron station in the 3900 block of Artesia Boulevard fell about 3 p.m., Torrance fire Capt. Seve Deuel said. Two workers were atop the canopy’s roof, surveying...

  • 'SpongeBob SquarePants' voice actor to face drunk driving charges

    'SpongeBob SquarePants' voice actor to face drunk driving charges

    Voice actor Rodger Bumpass, best known for his role as Squidward Tentacles on the television show “SpongeBob SquarePants,” is due in court this week on drunk driving charges, officials said. The 64-year-old Burbank resident was charged with one count each of driving under the influence of alcohol...

  • Boyle Heights haunted by gunfire, explosive crash and a pregnant woman's cries for help

    Boyle Heights haunted by gunfire, explosive crash and a pregnant woman's cries for help

    Juicho Ortiz was enjoying a warm, quiet Sunday on the porch of his Boyle Heights home when he and a friend looked up the hill and spotted a white car barreling toward them. “It was coming down fast and swerving on the wrong side of the street,” the 59-year-old recalled. The men wanted to bolt,...

  • UCI team's design for 700 mph pod advances in SpaceX competition

    UCI team's design for 700 mph pod advances in SpaceX competition

    UCI's HyperXite team finished fifth in the competition, which featured about 120 teams from 20 countries. The locals are one of 30 teams moving forward to the build and test phase.

  • City Atty. Mike Feuer, turf rebate recipient, steers clear of DWP records lawsuit

    City Atty. Mike Feuer, turf rebate recipient, steers clear of DWP records lawsuit

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has spent months fighting to keep certain information about its turf removal rebate program from being released, arguing in court that customers' names and addresses should remain confidential. If the utility ultimately prevails, one of the beneficiaries...

  • Police shoot and kill armed 16-year-old during confrontation in Boyle Heights

    Police shoot and kill armed 16-year-old during confrontation in Boyle Heights

    Los Angeles police fatally shot a 16-year-old boy who had a gun during a confrontation in Boyle Heights, authorities said Sunday. Officers spotted a stolen vehicle near East 6th and South Lorena streets about 10:45 p.m. on Saturday and began following the male driver, LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera...

  • 2 dead, 1 hurt when speeding car crashes into Boyle Heights home

    2 dead, 1 hurt when speeding car crashes into Boyle Heights home

    Two people who were fleeing a gunman were killed Sunday when their speeding vehicle went airborne and crashed into an unoccupied home in Boyle Heights, police and fire officials said. A black SUV pulled up to the victims’ white sedan near the intersection of East Cesar Chavez Avenue and Echandia...

  • She has grand designs on how interiors should be

    She has grand designs on how interiors should be

    The gig: Leura Fine, 29, is founder and chief executive of Laurel & Wolf, which specializes in residential and commercial interior design. Fine is also one of Forbes' 2016 selections for "30 under 30," young entrepreneurs who are rapidly climbing the ladder in their business sector or completely...

  • Vietnamese American artists explore ideas of beauty and identity

    Vietnamese American artists explore ideas of beauty and identity

    Thinh Nguyen remembers coming to America from the tiny Vietnamese village of Bao An in the early 1990s, when he was 11, and not fitting in. Back then, he was the only Asian student in his school and didn't speak any English. His feeling of separateness was almost indescribable. That he didn't look...

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