| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Excited school officials joined students, teachers and administrators of La Cañada High School 7/8 Friday morning to celebrate a very special occasion. The campus was recently named a “California School to Watch” by the National Forum to...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Ariel Rechtshaid works out of a squat, nondescript building on a quiet street corner in the San Fernando Valley. A gun shop does business a few doors down; across the way sits a martial arts academy. But step into the record producer's studio and you're...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:18 PM
Exit Justin Bieber, enter Khloe Kardashian: The reality-TV star has purchased Justin Bieber's Calabasas home, according to reports out Thursday.
Word that the youngest Kardashian sister had purchased the 10,000-square-foot mansion came first from Us...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah and Alex Richards have the story today: Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday released data showing privately run charter schools expel students at a vastly higher rate than the rest of the district. The data reveal that during......
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:58 PM
You could make a plausible argument that '80s pop star Thomas Dolby has been blinded with science.
Since he was a teen, Dolby, now 55, has looked for ways to blend technology with sound — whether that meant writing a quirky synthpop anthem that...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:05 AM
The Dixie Chicks made a rare U.S. concert appearance Thursday night as the headlining act at a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation.
Held in a ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the evening doubled as a salute to the record producer Rick Rubin,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), which sold 86% of the nearly 400 lots offered in its Sunday sale, reported the highest total in its 22-year history Monday, realizing $5.12 million in sales, including commissions.
The surprise of the show was the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:09 AM
A mural depicting two lip-locked British bobbies created by the street artist Banksy sold at an auction in Miami on Tuesday for $575,000, which was at the low end of estimates. Two other Banksy works -- which the artist created during his monthlong...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:32 PM
As the controversies over the Sochi Winter Games pile up, it’s getting harder and harder to remember why the world continues its love affair with the Olympics. That’s not a jab at Russia. It’s a bigger question about whether the Games,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I inherited this vase from my mother but know nothing about it. Here are images, including the Japanese signature on the bottom. Info?
A: The glass vase seen in an image is a tall cylinder with crimped top and bottom. We have no details on size, but...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:30 PM
In the last year, a little-known panel of educators has been denounced by state lawmakers, sued by San Francisco's city attorney and faulted by the federal government for violating its own policies.
Critics have called the Accrediting Commission for...