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  • Miley Cyrus buys a scenic retreat in Malibu for about $2.5 million

    Miley Cyrus buys a scenic retreat in Malibu for about $2.5 million

    Singer-songwriter-actress Miley Cyrus, who bought a ranch with a vineyard in Hidden Hills last year, has picked up another house in Malibu for $2.525 million. Accessed by a bridged driveway, the contemporary two-story sits among a canopy of trees in an area just east of Paradise Cove. Within the...

  • Home of the Day: A multi-level contemporary in Mar Vista

    Home of the Day: A multi-level contemporary in Mar Vista

    Part of a newly built small-lot subdivision in Mar Vista, this contemporary residence offers a clean look with wire-brushed wood floors, LED lighting and a modern kitchen with a tiled backsplash and custom cabinetry. A glass-enclosed staircase leads up three floors to a private rooftop deck plumbed...

  • Where to go for good ramen in Atwater Village

    Where to go for good ramen in Atwater Village

    In the world of soups, ramen is king. The luscious, umami-rich broth is fatty, salty and commonly topped with thick slices of glistening pork belly. It is not meant to be a light meal, unless you're at the newly opened Ozu East Kitchen in Atwater Village, where you'll find what may be the most...

  • Football: First TD in Super Bowl 50 scored by former Birmingham standout Malik Jackson

    Football: First TD in Super Bowl 50 scored by former Birmingham standout Malik Jackson

    Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Malik Jackson will be the answer to the trivia quesiton, "Who scored the first touchdown in Super Bowl 50?" The former Birmingham High defensive end fell on a fumble by Cam Newton in the end zone. It was the first career TD for Jackson, 26, who played...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 818 Roundup: Arrests made in Burbank shooting, Glendale home break-in

    818 Roundup: Arrests made in Burbank shooting, Glendale home break-in

    Good morning, 818. Today is Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 80 and a low of 50, according to the National Weather Service. Here are your local headlines: Crime and Public Safety Arrests made after Burbank park shooting Burbank police have arrested...

  • Heads up, monkey! What you need to know about Chinese New Year

    Heads up, monkey! What you need to know about Chinese New Year

    Monday marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar. It's a time for friends and family to get together and wish each other good health and prosperity as the year begins. In China, offices shut down, schools close and tens of millions of migrant...

  • Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green decouple from Toluca Lake home

    Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green decouple from Toluca Lake home

    Actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, who are in the process of divorcing, have begun to unload their real estate assets. The estranged couple recently sold a home for $2.6 million in an off-market deal and put another on the market for $1.299 million. On the sale side, Fox and Green parted...

  • Glendale City Council approves installation of two new cellphone towers

    Glendale City Council approves installation of two new cellphone towers

    A pair of Verizon cellphone towers will be installed at two local parks following City Council approval on Tuesday. A monopole will be set up at Fremont Park, while a monoshrub will be placed at Scholl Canyon Ballfield after council members voted 4-0. In return, Verizon would pay an annual lease...

  • Two suspects arrested in gang-related shooting at Burbank park

    Two suspects arrested in gang-related shooting at Burbank park

    Burbank police have arrested two suspects who are believed to be the triggerman and the instigator of a gang-related shooting at Lundigan Park Thursday evening, officials said. Erik Manooki, a 19-year-old gang member from Sunland, and 22-year-old Candice Richardson of Burbank, were arrested Friday,...

  • Costa Mesa High holds "Star Wars"-themed rally for students

    Costa Mesa High holds "Star Wars"-themed rally for students

    The Costa Mesa High School Mustangs were feeling the Force as they assembled for their winter spirit rally Friday. The theme chosen by students — "Star Wars." "With the popularity and resurgence of 'Stars Wars,' it became the theme that the students were really excited about for winter rally,"...

  • After 42 years, All-American Boys Chorus loses space at OC Fairgrounds

    After 42 years, All-American Boys Chorus loses space at OC Fairgrounds

    After more than four decades of renting space at the Orange County Fairgrounds, the All-American Boys Chorus is looking for new digs, but leaders say finding an affordable spot is proving to be a challenge. The Costa Mesa-based arts nonprofit, now in its 46th year, has called the state-owned property...

  • Taiwan earthquake: Destruction a grim reminder of dangers for California, experts say

    Taiwan earthquake: Destruction a grim reminder of dangers for California, experts say

    When a magnitude-6.4 earthquake rocked southern Taiwan on Saturday, images of building collapses quickly surfaced on social media and in local media reports. The damage, structural engineers said, was a sober reminder that these collapses would also probably occur in California should a massive...

  • Coastal Commission executive is favored by Banning Ranch activists

    Coastal Commission executive is favored by Banning Ranch activists

    Elected officials in Sacramento and Los Angeles — as well as environmental activists in Newport Beach — are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to weigh in on the fate of the embattled executive director of the California Coastal Commission, saying his dismissal would jeopardize pending environmental protection...

  • City-made video earns Burbank a Golden Mike award

    City-made video earns Burbank a Golden Mike award

    To help introduce an initiative to encourage programs to prepare Burbank's workforce for "the real-world demands of an increasingly technical and rapidly changing workplace" then-Mayor David Gordon debuted a 13-minute video during his 2014 State of the City address highlighting training efforts...

  • Ex-employee drops harassment suit against Newport Beach & Co. chief, marketing group says

    A former office manager at the agency that markets Newport Beach as a travel destination has dropped a sexual harassment lawsuit against the group's chief executive, according to an announcement from the organization. The lawsuit, filed in April 2014 in Orange County Superior Court, alleged that...

  • New nonprofit's after-school classes help introduce kids to computer coding

    New nonprofit's after-school classes help introduce kids to computer coding

    The younger the better. That's the sentiment of the masters and apprentices of computer coding at Newport Coast Elementary School. Since early November, about 35 fifth- and sixth-graders at the Newport Beach school have been attending coding classes offered by YEP for Kids, a new nonprofit formed...

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