| Mar 17, 2013
Getting paid to be funny is great work if you can get it. And comedian Patti Vasquez knows she's fortunate to be busy.
"I'm in Iowa next week and then South Carolina after that," Vasquez said recently. "I mean, it took us two weeks just to coordinate...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 12:02 AM
A car stolen in Burbank and spotted in downtown Chicago twice fled police before crashing into a tree in Niles, according to authorities.
The owner of the car contacted OnStar Thursday night and a representative told her the car was in downtown Chicago,...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 5:12 AM
Blue Line trains have resumed their normal schedules this morning after emergency repairs overnight caused delays for several hours.
A northbound train experienced problems with the track shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday, CTA spokesman Steve Mayberry...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:30 PM
A woman was found dead inside a burning Jefferson Park home early Thursday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Firefighters were called to the house, in the 5000 block of North Mobile Avenue, about 5:50 a.m. They found the 59-year-old...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 12 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.
Seven neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Brentwood...
| May 10, 2013
| 7:58 AM
A Northwest Side man has been found guilty of reckless homicide in a crash that killed a mother and her teenage son and injured three other children.
Richard Strum, 36, was found guilty Thursday of reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the...
| May 11, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The Los Angeles Fire Department will open all its fire stations to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in celebration of "Fire Service Recognition Day" in Los Angeles.
The department hosts this annual open house to increase community awareness,...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:30 AM
I attended high school in Chicago's upper-class Lincoln Park neighborhood, surrounded by brownstone mansions and designer boutiques.
Though I was no stranger to the concept of violence-- we went through metal detectors and had police officers on staff at...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Consider this TV hospice.
Or perhaps a premature eulogy.
Whatever it is, until the other day I worried: Could I find the words to honor “Happy Endings”?
Do I call it a “good show”? A “kind show”?
Do I write a...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Firefighters were struggling to contain a wildfire in a remote area south of Beaumont that had grown to 2,000 acres Saturday night....
| Jun 16, 2012
| 9:36 PM
A brush fire burning south of Beaumont grew to 1,100 acres Tuesday evening, and transportation officials anticipated closing part of State Route 79 because of the blaze....