Japanese-American arts group seeking funds to upgrade LA theater

May 20, 2015

Japanese-American arts group seeking funds to upgrade LA theater

A Los Angeles-based Japanese arts group called Wednesday for business and government to support their efforts to revitalize a local theater that has staged performances for the Japanese community in the United States for decades. During a visit to The Japan Times office in ...

Los Angeles' new attractions, old favorites

May 9, 2015

Los Angeles' new attractions, old favorites

by Chrisstine Armario

Mountainside hikes along urban cityscapes. Ramen noodle bars, South Korean tea houses and taco trucks serving every regional Mexican specialty. Sure, Los Angeles is known for classic Hollywood, but these days the city is getting attention for other attractions too. A pack of new ...

P-22, the celebrity cougar, leaves lair under L.A. house

Apr 15, 2015

P-22, the celebrity cougar, leaves lair under L.A. house

A mountain lion with his own Facebook fan page that triggered a media storm by hiding in the crawl space under a Los Angeles house has left its urban refuge, wildlife officials said on Tuesday. The animal known as P-22, who usually lives in ...

Harrison Ford crash lands vintage plane on golf course

Mar 6, 2015

Harrison Ford crash lands vintage plane on golf course

Harrison Ford crash-landed his World War II-era airplane on Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his years of piloting prowess to bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes in what one ...

Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles

Mar 6, 2015

Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles

“Star Wars” star Harrison Ford was seriously injured on Thursday when the actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a local airport, a source told Reuters. The single-engine plane clipped a tree as it went ...

Mar 5, 2015

Second LA hospital issues alert over 'superbug'

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center may have unwittingly infected nearly 70 patients with a treatment-resistant superbug, it said Wednesday, becoming the second Los Angeles hospital to issue an alert. The top hospital, known for treating Hollywood celebrities, said four patients were confirmed with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae ...

French actor Louis Jourdan, star of 'Gigi' fame, dies at 93

Feb 16, 2015

French actor Louis Jourdan, star of 'Gigi' fame, dies at 93

Veteran French actor Louis Jourdan, who starred in “Gigi” and “Octopussy,” has died in Los Angeles at the age of 93, his official biographer said Sunday. Jourdan died of natural causes at his Beverly Hills home on Saturday, Olivier Minne told AFP by phone ...

Feb 16, 2015

Woman stung by scorpion on flight from L.A. to Portland

A scorpion stung a woman on the hand just before her flight from Los Angeles to Portland took off. Flight 567 was taxiing on the runway Saturday night when the passenger was stung, Alaska Airlines spokesman Cole Cosgrove said. The plane returned to the ...

Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in U.S.

Feb 1, 2015

Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in U.S.

A downtown Los Angeles mosque that forbids men from attending may be the first of its kind in the United States. More than 100 women gathered Friday at the interfaith Pico-Union Project for the inaugural prayer marking the launch of the Women’s Mosque of ...

Shots fired on Los Angeles police car; no one hurt

Dec 30, 2014

Shots fired on Los Angeles police car; no one hurt

A man fired a rifle at two Los Angeles officers in a patrol car, but no one was injured in the attack that comes amid tension nationwide between police and protesters rallying against their tactics. LAPD spokeswoman Officer Nuria Venegas said Monday that one ...