Jamilah Sims became a mother at 14 ? just as she was entering foster care for the third time, because of her own mother's instability.
As UCLA tallied the damage from rampant flooding triggered by the rupture of a 90-year-old city water line, Los Angeles city leaders on Wednesday were once again confronted with the consequences of deferred maintenance on the city's aging infrastructure.
When the average Mexican family visits California, they probably hop in a car for a jaunt across the border. But California tourism officials who traveled here with Gov. Jerry Brown this week have their sights set on a more high-flying clientele.
The new film "We Are What We Are" is a horror-drama hybrid, a suspenseful tale of a tight-knit family struggling to hold itself together in the face of changing times and the dwindling of long-held traditions. Also, they eat people. Directed by Jim Mickle, who co-wrote the screenplay with regular collaborator Nick Damici, the film is a remake of Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau's 2010 "Somos Lo Que Hay" (We Are What We Are). Opening Sept. 27 in Los Angeles, the film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and also played at Cannes. Yet when producers Mickle had been working with on another project suggested a "Somos Lo Que Hay" remake,...