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  • Snapchat has changed Venice, and the neighborhood isn't changing back

    Snapchat has changed Venice, and the neighborhood isn't changing back

    Don Salmon says his Rastafarian clothing shop in Venice suffered no dip from the Great Recession, leaving only one culprit in his mind for a recent sales plunge. “I have no question this is the Snapchat effect,” Salmon said surrounded by his black-red-yellow-and-green goods. “It’s not even up for...

  • Free museums day in SoCal: Where and when to go

    Free museums day in SoCal: Where and when to go

    Dozens of museums in Southern California have teamed up to offer free admission during the 12th annual Museums Free-for-All day. The event, on Jan. 29, raises awareness about the wealth of museums in the area, including those that highlight art, science, natural history and cultural heritage. Participating...

  • Man posed as Justin Bieber to extort nude photos from 9-year-old girl, police say

    Man posed as Justin Bieber to extort nude photos from 9-year-old girl, police say

    A Massachusetts man is in police custody after soliciting nude photos from a Los Angeles County minor while posing as pop star Justin Bieber, authorities said this week. Bryan Asrary, 24, was arrested in Revere, Mass., on Dec. 18 when a search warrant was served on his home by L.A. County sheriff’s...

  • Donald Trump, Rand Paul and the myth of a cheap Obamacare replacement

    Donald Trump, Rand Paul and the myth of a cheap Obamacare replacement

    News on the Obamacare-replacement front was dominated this past weekend by Donald Trump and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who both touted their Obamacare replacement plans. To be absolutely precise, they touted the claim that they had Obamacare replacement plans. They didn’t go into any great detail...

  • Former 'Apprentice' contestant accuses Trump of unwanted sexual advances

    Former 'Apprentice' contestant accuses Trump of unwanted sexual advances

    Campaign 2016 updates: On several occasions in the past 24 hours, Donald Trump has publicly insulted a woman's looks Oct. 14, 2016, 9:12 p.m. Donald Trump heads to North Carolina on Friday, while President Obama hits the trail for Hillary Clinton. Some of the times in the past 24 hours that Donald...

  • One of this city's great pulled pork sandwiches is at a 70-year-old shack in Glendale

    One of this city's great pulled pork sandwiches is at a 70-year-old shack in Glendale

    To call Pecos Bill’s a hole in the wall would be generous. The whole barbecue sandwich operation is about six feet wide and 10 feet deep — a shack if ever there was one. But if you’ve visited many of this city’s great restaurants, you know by now that the size of the restaurant has no bearing on...

  • Skinned zebra found dead on beach near Hearst Castle

    Skinned zebra found dead on beach near Hearst Castle

    A zebra that once belonged to a collection of wild animals at Hearst Ranch was found dead and skinned on a San Simeon beach Saturday after heavy rains carried it down a creek and into the sea, authorities say. The carcass, which had much of its hide removed, was discovered just before 12:30 p.m.,...

  • Chargers shouldn't look for a welcome wagon in L.A.

    Chargers shouldn't look for a welcome wagon in L.A.

    Every relationship is built on honesty, so the San Diego Chargers should hear this as their moving vans are chugging up the 5 Freeway on their noble mission of greed. We. Don’t. Want. You.  The news broke Wednesday that Chargers owner Dean Spanos has informed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he is...

  • I’m a Washington lobbyist. Don’t hate me

    I’m a Washington lobbyist. Don’t hate me

    I am a Washington lobbyist. Mine is one of the most reviled professions in America. According to a Gallup poll, people rate the honesty and ethics of lobbyists lower than any occupation measured — and that includes car salespeople and telemarketers. I have to be registered with the government and...

  • Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

    Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

    Here is an unedited transcript of President Obama’s prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House. --- It’s good to be home.  My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks.  But tonight...

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