| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Two Fresno residents are expected in court Wednesday in a case in which authorities say abductors cut off the penis of the owner of a lucrative Orange County medical marijuana dispensary to try to force him to disclose where he supposedly had buried...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:08 PM
WARSAW — Michal Ruminski was 6 when his father took him through a local supermarket here. The store shelves were empty, except for some bottles of vinegar, but that was precisely the point. His father wanted the young boy never to forget the...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:05 PM
CANNES, France — Writer-director Alexander Payne has been nominated for three screenplay Oscars and has won two. So what did the man responsible for films including "Election," "Sideways" and "The Descendants" feel about working with someone else'...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:11 PM
The Czech Republic entry in the 2013 Solar Decathlon won the architecture portion of the 19-team university competition Friday, but as the event sped toward its conclusion Sunday at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, a team of students from Austria...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:04 AM
After months of stalled negotiations over salaries, workers at Amazon's German warehouses are threatening to walk out for the Christmas shopping season.
It would not be the first time German workers walked out on Amazon. Verdi, the Services and Trade...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:38 PM
Venus Williams beat Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, on Thursday to advance to the Pan Pacific Open semifinals in Tokyo for the first time.
Williams, whose previous best in Tokyo was the quarterfinals in 2004, broke Bouchard with a...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Walter White's crystal meth empire spreads from the American Southwest to the Czech Republic. On Monday, the drug lord conquered one last territory: "Conan."
For fans already dreading Sunday night, when the Emmy-winning AMC drama will head off to the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Singer-actor-activist Harry Belafonte is one of two 2013 recipients of Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Awards to be handed out Tuesday in Dublin, Ireland, along with Pakistani teen human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Not to be outdone by the "Today" show, which splashily launched its first book club last month with "The Bone Season" by newcomer Samantha Shannon, Tumblr's new Reblog Book Club debuted Tuesday.
If what makes a book club work are enthusiastic...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:12 AM
By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times This month I teamed up with Magnum photographer Eli Reed and Armando Arorizo, owner of the Perfect Exposure Gallery in Los Angeles, to hold the first South Pacific Photo Workshop in the Philippines. The setting was...