Aug 11, 2016

U.N. chief enlists Hollywood star power to end poverty

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon traveled to Hollywood to enlist its star power in the United Nation’s ambitious campaign to end poverty, tackle climate change and promote a fairer, more humane world — and he got an enthusiastic response from stars and top executives. The ...

Canyon wildfire veers away from ritzy California enclave

Jun 6, 2016

Canyon wildfire veers away from ritzy California enclave

Firefighters made gains on Sunday against a fast-moving brush fire in the hills outside Los Angeles that has burned more than 500 acres and threatened homes in the affluent city of Calabasas, authorities said. After some 5,000 people were forced to evacuate the area ...

Murder-suicide forces lockdown at UCLA

Jun 2, 2016

Murder-suicide forces lockdown at UCLA

Hundreds of heavily armed officers swarmed the sprawling UCLA campus Wednesday following a shooting that forced thousands to barricade themselves in classrooms and offices, some using belts and chairs to secure doors, until authorities determined the gunman and the professor he shot were dead. ...

May 7, 2016

Plan approved for L.A. soccer venue

The City Council on Friday approved plans to build a $250 million stadium for Major League Soccer’s expansion Los Angeles Football Club. The council voted 12-0 to move forward with the 22,000-seat stadium on the site of the old Sports Arena next to the ...