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  • Star cellist, 19, was to perform in L.A., but then Meghan Markle called

    Star cellist, 19, was to perform in L.A., but then Meghan Markle called

    You’ve heard of a runaway bride. But what about a runaway cellist? The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra learned that it will be left at the altar this weekend — the altar being the Alex Theatre on Glendale. For the last concert of its 50th anniversary season, LACO was to perform with 19-year-old British...

  • Judge throws out murder conviction of man in notorious Palmdale killing

    Judge throws out murder conviction of man in notorious Palmdale killing

    “It’s official,” read the text message from his lawyer’s son. Confused about what had happened, Raymond Lee Jennings rushed to his laptop Monday morning, opened his email and found a court document. He scrolled to Page 13 and burst into tears. Finally, his fight to clear his name was over — a judge...

  • Shohei Ohtani snaps Angels out of slump with victory against Rays

    Shohei Ohtani snaps Angels out of slump with victory against Rays

    Mike Scioscia is not a big-picture guy, not when he’s grinding through the six-month marathon of a season and he’s busy trying to squeeze some runs out of a cryogenic lineup and coax a few outs from a beleaguered bullpen. So it’s tough for the Angels’ field boss, even with his 32 years in the big...

  • Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses

    Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses

    When Chinese battery maker BYD Ltd. approached Southern California officials in 2008 touting ambitious plans to build electric cars, local politicians jumped at the promise of thousands of jobs and cleaner air. In the nine years since, agencies have awarded BYD grants, subsidies and public contracts...

  • Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea and spews new danger

    Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea and spews new danger

    A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has become more hazardous, sending rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and launching lava skyward that caused the first major injury. Kilauea volcano began erupting more than two weeks ago and has burned dozens...

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