| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:43 AM
"Now You See Me," which became a surprise hit when it was released in theaters in May, is topping charts in home entertainment.
For the week ended Sept. 7, it was the bestselling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week on retail shelves, according to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ATHENS — Locals called Pittaki Street a "public toilet."
Drug addicts and petty criminals frequented the narrow lane, steps from a popular plaza where tourists exploring Greece angle for shots of the looming Acropolis. The scraggle of remaining...
| 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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:53 PM
In a fresh take on home tours, the American Institute of Architects' Santa Barbara chapter has organized an event Oct. 5 highlighting low-income housing as well as affordable rentals for people with special needs.
The self-guided tour of multi-family...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Developers are building apartments at a fast pace in Southern California, but they’re not creating new supply quickly enough to force down rents, a USC report said.
Rents will continue to rise for the next two years, according to the school’...
| 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 12, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Buffalo Studios, the creator of games played on social networks, such as "Bingo Blitz," will consolidate its multiple offices at Arboretum Courtyard in Santa Monica.
The game creator was recently acquired by Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc., which...
| Oct 10, 2013
It's been 30 years since the release of "The Big Chill," the ensemble drama about baby boomers pining for their lost youth while sprawled out on the floor of a vacation house and playing a lot of Motown music. If this reference eludes you, it's safe to...