| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:10 PM
U2, Pharrell Williams and Karen O -- names more befitting of Grammy nominations than the Oscars -- are among the contenders for the Academy Award for original song. Here, the heavy-hitters are all underdogs, as they will have to vie for Oscar gold on...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"Frozen," the Walt Disney Animation Studios musical that collected two Oscar nominations Thursday, is about a kingdom trapped in an endless winter. For the 90-year-old Burbank company, which has often suffered from a creative chill in recent decades,...
| Jan 21, 2014
On paper, "liberal intolerance" is something of an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp," "loyal opposition" or "conspicuous absence." But what makes oxymorons funny is that they are real things. There are jumbo shrimp. Absences can be conspicuous, opponents...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 11:08 PM
A Burbank man was arrested on suspicion of killing his 76-year-old mother, whose body was found in an alley wrapped in a blanket, police said Monday night.
Officers responded Monday morning to call of a possible woman down in the alley near the 4000...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Newly obtained police documents were pivotal in making the upcoming PBS documentary "Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle," which examines the life and controversial death in 1970 of the prominent Mexican American journalist, said filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:18 AM
The California Assembly will hold a hearing Wednesday to determine what exactly went wrong with a botched upgrade to the state's unemployment benefits computer system that has left thousands without jobless checks for weeks.
The Times has reported...
| Aug 15, 2013
After nearly a decade of inaction, the Federal Communications Commission is finally stepping in to regulate how much telephone companies may charge for interstate calls made by prison and jail inmates and immigration detainees. That's a welcome move...
| Sep 1, 2013
Fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes captured the gender-bending electricity of the 1980s style scene like no one else.
He made a name for himself with his drawings of dominant women dressed in the theatrical haute couture of the day. In addition to...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:27 PM
There may be a gourmet coffee shop on every corner of Los Angeles and a barista who is all too happy to tell you what kind of milk you should have in your coffee, but not every coffee drinker in America is a coffee snob. And not everyone can afford the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:39 AM
San Francisco officials are scrambling to send more water to the metropolitan area as the massive Rim fire near Yosemite rains ash down on a key reservoir.
On Monday, utility officials monitored the clarity of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and used a...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Spanish-language radio star Eduardo "Piolin" Sotelo, formerly based in Glendale, has filed a lawsuit against six former staff members who worked on his canceled Univision Radio program, claiming the group banded together to try to extort $4.9 million from...