With Los Angeles city and police union officials headed back to the negotiating table, the two sides spent Tuesday taking public jabs at each other over the failure so far to reach a contract agreement.
As closing arguments ended Wednesday, jurors were left with conflicting accounts of two women accused of fatally beating a 23-year-old newlywed outside a nightclub in Santa Ana's historic district.
A plan to create a temporary shelter for immigrant detainees from Central America in Bell has taken a step forward.
Elliot Goldenthal descended a swooping staircase in the three-story urban aerie just off Union Square that he calls studio and home. "I got it cheap 25 years ago," he explained of the space, which he shares with his longtime partner, director Julie Taymor. "No one wanted it. All the plumbing had to be redone." The views are killer — panoramas of the downtown Manhattan skyline. Outside, the rain was coming down in cold sheets. The Oscar-winning composer of "Frida" and nearly 30 other movies looked disheveled and was in a somewhat introspective mood. As he explained in an interview at the expansive kitchen table, he has been busy scoring a movie...