| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:42 PM
The state Senate Appropriations Committee will soon take up two very different bills that could determine whether California remains the nation’s moviemaking capital.
Assembly Bill 1839 would significantly boost the size of tax credits...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:30 PM
For the first time, there's a calculation of just how much coin California is losing as a result of runaway production -- and it's not a pretty picture.
According to the California Film Commission, the state has lost $2 billion in production spending...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:33 PM
“The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832” by historian Alan Taylor won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for history. The book, which examines the impact of runaway slaves from Virginia who fled to the British for protection and...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:22 PM
The hundreds of people marching against prostitution on Saturday, along one of the city's busiest sex-for-sale corridors, were a sign of how the tide has turned and the weapons have changed in the battle against what used to be considered a "victimless...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:26 AM
The Palatine man charged with killing 14-year-old runaway Amber Creek in 1997 pleaded not guilty to intentional homicide in a Wisconsin courtroom this morning, according to online court records.
James Eaton, 36, could face a mandatory life sentence if...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Question: Our homeowners association has a runaway board with no concept of reality. There are 36 condominium units with several assessments covering "renovations" where repairs were carefully itemized. Our first assessment was $23,000, and the second...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:46 PM
You've seen the photos and the crazy video. Maybe you even caught a glimpse of that poor, doomed steer prancing through the streets of Baltimore.
Now the iconic image of a steer* walking under a sign for "Lake Trout Fried Chicken" can live on in your...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:11 PM
A small team of rescuers continued to scour the wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest late Thursday for a missing firefighter and his dog, but major search operations were suspended until Friday morning.
Authorities said Mike Herdman...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 1:57 PM
A man who was reported missing after being last seen in a Norridge cemetery a week ago was found dead Friday in a vehicle in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, authorities said.
Donald Ritt, 63, had been last seen June 1 at Acacia Cemetery, 7800 W. Irving...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The Newport Beach City Council gave a nod of support Tuesday toward the development of open space at the northeast corner of Dover Drive and East Coast Highway.
Known as the Lower Castaways, the 4-acre parcel is being reconceived as a hub for bikers,...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Blake Nelson was in his mid-40s when he decided he wanted to learn how to surf. By then, he was already the author of a dozen books, including the Young Adult favorites "Paranoid Park" and "Girl." Nelson jokes that surfing was part of his "midlife crisis....