| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Television has just lost its best snarky monkey hand puppet.
"Family Tree," the first try at a scripted television series from filmmaker Christopher Guest, will not return for a second season at HBO, officials with the premium cable network confirmed...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:02 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out new passwords ... again.
The Skinny: Are you as tired of choosing new passwords for work-related software and email every three to six months as I am? There are only so many variations I can come up with on the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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The huge increase in campaign spending in recent years has been good to media outlets, this one included, that run political advertisements. Now, two of those companies -- DirecTV and Dish Network -- are...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:04 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate’s ethics panel was briefed behind closed doors Monday by an independent counsel on his investigation into misconduct allegations involving Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello).
The briefing was called by Sen....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Advocates of a free and open Internet could see this coming, but today's ruling from a Washington appeals court striking down the FCC's rules protecting the open net was worse than the most dire forecasts. It was "even more emphatic and disastrous than...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:39 PM
MIAMI — The Lakers are losers in the standings but financial winners in a big way.
They were declared the NBA's second-most valuable franchise, behind only the New York Knicks, in an annual report released Wednesday by Forbes.
The Lakers are...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Bonnie and Clyde" did.
The Skinny: I'm liking "Homeland" again. If I forgot how the show got to where it's got in terms of plots, and just enjoy it for what it is, I roll my eyes a lot less. Anyway, after I...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Broadcom Corp., an Irvine company that makes chips used in popular tech gadgets including Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad, says sales this quarter will be higher than it initially forecast.
The company said in a statement Tuesday that it expected...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Break out the plaid flannel and bird-decked tote bags: IFC announced Tuesday that its hit offbeat comedy "Portlandia" will return Feb. 27 -- and it'll be pickled with a heap of guest stars.
The fourth season of the satirical series, in which co-creators...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
USC opens its 2014 season Aug. 30 against Fresno State, one of six home games in a 12-game regular-season schedule, the school announced Wednesday.
The Trojans, under new Coach Steve Sarkisian, play at the Coliseum against Fresno State, Oregon State,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
You won't find dashing buccaneers in fancy sashes engaged in witty repartee on Starz's "Black Sails," the new pirate adventure series from executive producer Michael Bay premiering on Jan. 25. You will find plenty of nudity, swearing and blood, however....