| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:55 PM
SACRAMENTO -- State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) told the Senate Democratic Caucus on Tuesday that Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) has sewn up the votes to succeed him as president pro tem and that he will hold a formal floor vote...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:23 PM
If the last season of "American Idol" proved to be an eyeball ping-pong experience while watching the animosity between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey percolate, then the forthcoming season might come as a relief to the optical nerves.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:20 AM
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former tycoon and rival whose imprisonment was widely seen as politically motivated.
The Russian leader said Khodorkovsky had asked for clemency in a...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:21 PM
When Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, asked historian and public television host Richard Heffner to oversee the group's controversial movie ratings system, Heffner turned it down, saying his mother "did not raise me to...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:05 AM
MOSCOW -- Following a pardon from President Vladimir Putin, former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was released from prison Friday, officials told his lawyers.
[Updated, 7:05 a.m. PST Dec. 20: Later, the Associated Press reported that he had arrived...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:04 PM
It’s official. No, it’s not. Well, kinda. Hey, just check back.
The Dodgers are launching their own sports network on Time Warner Cable this year, but the actual date of the debut of SportsNet LA has yet to be announced. I mean, like on a...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 11:25 AM
MOSCOW — Two members of the feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot were freed from prison Monday as part of an amnesty law that one of them immediately denounced as "a profanity."
The two musicians were released after serving most of their two-year...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Angels-owned radio station KLAA (AM 830) has hired troubled ex-major leaguer Jim Leyritz to co-host a new sports talk show, a peculiar move for a club that lost promising young pitcher Nick Adenhart to a drunk-driving accident in 2009.
Leyritz, a two-...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
It's a quirky animated show called "Bee & PuppyCat," about a twentysomething professional who has intergalactic adventures with a mysterious creature she calls PuppyCat.
The man who produced the popular online series on YouTube's Cartoon Hangover is 62-...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Death Valley National Park suspended permits for the iconic Badwater 135 Ultramarathon and other running and bicycling endurance events in the park until officials can complete a safety review, a statement on the park's website said Monday....