| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Blake House, the Northern California mansion that is intended to be the official residence of the University of California system president, may be coming back to life.
Because of its rundown condition, UC executives in 2008 stopped living in the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:46 PM
The University of California has leased an Oakland residence for incoming system president Janet Napolitano for $9,950 a month, officials said Monday. Napolitano, the former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, will be...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Inside the North Hollywood prop house History for Hire, a technician clamps down a sheet of pearl finish plastic and cuts a strip to fasten around the wooden hoop of a Slingerland bass drum.
Another worker is busy rebuilding a black Ludwig drum to...
| Sep 15, 2013
California voters approved Proposition 12 five years ago, authorizing a $900-million bond issue to help military veterans buy homes and farms. But while the number of returning vets is still high, their interest in buying houses with state-backed low-cost...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Although the Washington State loss is bitterly disappointing for the USC faithful, in the long run, it may be a positive step in the right direction because it revealed, in unequivocal fashion before a large home crowd, the epic failures of Lane Kiffin....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Is it audacious for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, at age 23, to say he's going to become the first man to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr.?
You can't believe him, right?
After all, the 36-year-old Mayweather (44-0, 26 knockouts), who's so methodical and calculating...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Leaders of the G20 nations made progress on tightening up on multinational company tax avoidance, but remain divided over the Syrian conflict at the summit in Russia. President Obama used the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begin in Long Beach, where an aquarist with the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach inspects an olive ridley sea turtle before it is loaded on a boat and released in the Santa Catalina Channel. The turtle was stranded on...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A medical office building across the street from the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica has sold for nearly $55 million to a Carpinteria investment firm in what brokers believe was a record-setting transaction.
Montecito Medical Investment Co. bought...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Mortgage titan Fannie Mae depends on Douglas G. Duncan, its chief economist, to keep a close eye on the nation’s housing market. Duncan met with Times editors and reporters in Los Angeles this week to share his views on where the market is headed....
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The 401(k) system has led to deep financial woes for a generation of American workers, leaving most people with inadequate retirement savings and dreary prospects for their latter years, according to a new research report.
The widespread adoption of...