| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Veteran Hollywood executive Tom Sherak has a new role: Los Angeles film czar.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday appointed Sherak to be his senior film advisor and help stem the flow of production that has taken a toll on the city's signature...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:32 PM
In his church office, pastor Chuck Smith kept a crown made of thorns and a jar full of candy. The thorns were from the Holy Land. The candy was for his grandkids. The image suggested his special appeal as a preacher: A harsh, old-school Christianity...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:43 PM
After a five-year ban on same-sex weddings in California, Los Angeles County issued a total of 621 marriage licenses countywide Monday and conducted more than 100 civil ceremonies at county offices in Norwalk, according to the registrar-recorder’s...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:58 AM
A trip to the bank for a cancer patient wearing a protective mask ended with him being surrounded by six police officers and detained after a teller mistook him for a bank robber known as the "Surgical Mask Bandit."
Wells Fargo Bank is donating $5,000...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:30 AM
For decades, the question from fans and journalists was constant and predictable: Would the heavy metal originators of Black Sabbath ever make another album?
Not that they hadn't tried. In 2001, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:19 PM
After finding a lump in her breast, Laura Wells had to wait nearly six months before getting a confirmed diagnosis of cancer.
The 46-year-old Costa Mesa woman was uninsured and working part-time when she discovered the lump in 2007. She worked for...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced its approval of two new drugs and a diagnostic test that can be used to treat advanced or inoperable melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin disease.
Advanced melanoma has joined a wide range...
| May 20, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Former President Clinton visited Colombia last week, meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos while visiting Cartagena, where Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro showed him around the city in an electric taxi.
Then Clinton took time out to visit with Nobel...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:36 AM
A massive walkout of University of California patient care workers that began Tuesday could cost the system's medical centers up to $20 million, officials say.
The walkout is expected to last two days and involve more than 12,000 UC workers from the ...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:58 AM
University of California patient care workers took to the picket line early Tuesday to begin a two-day strike for better staffing and higher pay.
At Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, they wore green shirts, carried noisemakers and chanted, "All day,...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:15 PM
He had just made the final out in a city where his name is booed, his jersey is reviled, and his team had been swept.
His power had disappeared, his swing was spotty, and his season was a wreck.
Matt Kemp would have been excused for quickly...