Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell on Friday proposed banning animal snare traps in the city, saying the wire nooses used to trap coyotes are "inhumane."
After the battering ram splintered his door and he was handcuffed and taken into custody, Oscar Hernandez ignored his attorney's advice and confessed that he and other Bell council members had paid themselves huge salaries for sitting on boards that often never met.
Inside an air-conditioned hangar in the Sonoran Desert, a man in a red and black kilt sat in the shadow of a Supermarine Spitfire and painted.
In a victory for California's bullet train project, an appellate court Thursday overturned a lower court ruling that found the state had failed to comply with the law in developing a funding plan for the $68-billion line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Good news for fans of hushed, rustic indie folk: A new Iron and Wine album is on the way. Due out April 16, "Ghost on Ghost" will serve as the band's debut for Nonesuch Records, which with its roster of brainy, roots-oriented types -- think Laura Veirs and the Low Anthem -- certainly seems like a suitable home for Sam Beam's Texas-based outfit. Only, wait. Hold up: Judging by "Lovers' Revolution," an album track posted on YouTube on Thursday, Iron and Wine is no longer in the rustic-indie-folk business; the new song feels more like some kind of post-beatnik coffee-shop-jazz experiment, complete with jaunty piano, honking saxophone and words about the...