| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:50 AM
[Warning: This post contains plot spoilers about the upcoming movie “August: Osage County.” While we don't think they'll ruin the experience, you might be mad anyway. Please read at your own risk.]
TORONTO -- If you saw Tracy Letts’...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The state Assembly has set an oversight hearing for Nov. 6 that will look into what went wrong when the state Employment Development Department launched a computer system upgrade that backfired, delaying unemployment checks to thousands of state...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Julianne Moore will join Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in two installments of "The Hunger Games," Lionsgate has announced.
The veteran of "The Hours" and "Boogie Nights" will play Alma Coin, who leads a rebellion against the Capitol. Other new...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:11 PM
But for a few "don't you have anything better to write about" comments, my column about illegal fireworks being set off by amateurs has generated many more complaints about — illegal fireworks.
"How you could omit Highland Park from your article...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Three of Southern California’s finest chefs and one of its founding mixologists will be serving as co-hosts at the Taste, the Los Angeles Times’ third annual celebration of food and wine, to be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 on the back lot of...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:11 AM
WASHINGTON -- With reporting problems in California and Nevada resolved, new jobless claims last week settled at near a six-year low of 305,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The figure provides a more accurate sense of the jobs market than the...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- The shrinking budget deficit and improving economy has led Moody's Investor Services to affirm the nation's AAA credit rating and upgrade the outlook for government debt to stable from a negative watch that could have led to a downgrade....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A host of major awards contenders will make their world premieres at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, including John Wells’ family drama “August: Osage County,” Jean-Marc Vallee’s period AIDS film “The...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Brian Holloway, a former NFL player with the Los Angeles Raiders and New England Patriots, has said he wants charges brought against partying teenagers who trashed his vacation home in upstate New York over Labor Day weekend.
Holloway learned about...
| Aug 23, 2013
In 2011, the closure of the 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles for an entire weekend spawned the term "Carmageddon" in anticipation of a colossal traffic nightmare. It didn't happen. This month, Caltrans closed the 405's northbound offramp to heavily used...
| Aug 24, 2013
What if we scheduled a food festival that starts with the chef of Bon Appetit's best new restaurant in America, Alma's Ari Taymor, and added the chef of Jonathan Gold's best restaurant in Southern California, Providence's Michael Cimarusti? What if we...