| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Long before scientists began to study global warming, author Raymond Chandler described the violent effects of dry, "oven-hot" Santa Ana winds gusting through the city of Los Angeles.
"Every booze party ends in a fight," he wrote in his 1938 story...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:51 PM
AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” about a high school chemistry teacher who starts manufacturing crystal meth to pad his family’s savings after learning he has terminal lung cancer, closes its final chapter beginning Sunday.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Sean Sasser, who became an unlikely pioneer of gay marriage during the 1994 telecast of MTV's "Real World: San Francisco," has died.
Sasser, who was 44, suffered from a rare form of lung cancer, according to UPI.
"We will miss u so much," Judd Winick,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:58 PM
Budget director under President Carter
Bert Lance, 82, a Georgia banker and ally of former President Carter who served as his first budget director before departing amid a high-profile investigation of his banking activities, died...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Death and denial were made for each other, but for those facing tragedy, the raw truth can be a tonic.
In "We're Gonna Die," theater artist Young Jean Lee turns the bleaker facts of life into a delightful, hourlong hipster cabaret. The show, a...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Los Angeles County's mortality rate dropped 19% between 2001 and 2010, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Data compiled for the report, which was released Monday, showed that death rates due to coronary...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Ever wonder where the idea for the Doritos Locos Tacos came from? Seems like a no-brainer to eat taco filling sandwiched between the two powdery orange ends of a nacho cheese Dorito shell, but one man made it his passion to make the shells a reality. ...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
British actor Idris Elba is having what he describes as a "beautiful moment" in his career. His off-screen life, though, is another story.
This summer, Elba starred in Guillermo del Toro's special-effects action thriller "Pacific Rim," in which he...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Christopher Evan Welch, a versatile actor whose work ranged from New York stage productions of Shakespeare to the role of the narrator in Woody Allen's 2008 film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," died Dec. 2 in Santa Monica, his publicist said. He was 48 and...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Ronald L. Motley, a crusading plaintiff's lawyer who took on the asbestos industry before targeting tobacco companies in a landmark victory for the anti-smoking movement that brought the biggest civil settlement in U.S. history, died Thursday in...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Jared Remy, the son of former Angels and Boston Red Sox second baseman Jerry Remy, was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of stabbing his girlfriend Jennifer Martel to death in Waltham, Mass.
Jared Remy is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on murder...