IOC ready to award Paris, L.A. next two Olympics

Jul 12, 2017

IOC ready to award Paris, L.A. next two Olympics

Finally, Los Angeles and Paris have their Olympic hosting destiny in their own hands.If they can agree who goes first, each city will be awarded either the 2024 or 2028 Summer Games in September. International Olympic Committee members voted unanimously on Tuesday to seek ...

Power back after widespread Los Angeles blackout amid heat wave

Jul 10, 2017

Power back after widespread Los Angeles blackout amid heat wave

Electricity was restored Sunday to tens of thousands of customers who lost service when a power station in suburban Los Angeles caught fire amid a blistering heat wave.The LA Department of Water and Power said repairs continue but the outage ended by mid-morning. Crews ...

Wildfires send children fleeing from California summer camps

Jul 9, 2017

Wildfires send children fleeing from California summer camps

A pair of Santa Barbara County wildfires quickly spread Saturday, threatening hundreds of homes and forcing evacuations at a popular lakeside campground and a summer camp where flames temporarily trapped children and counselors, a fire official said.The fire that started in the early afternoon ...

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

Jun 25, 2017

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.“Your son is alive,” he said. “Bill (Shinker) put my son on the phone,” Kerrigan said. “He said, ‘Hi dad.’ “Orange County coroner’s officials had misidentified the body, ...

/ Jun 25, 2017

Defiant mayors warn Trump over immigration, climate

Mayors are warning President Donald Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with U.S. cities’ affairs.More than 250 mayors are meeting at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach to take a stance on issues from climate change to the federal budget and health ...

May 12, 2017

Olympic bid inspectors get full LA experience

The International Olympic Committee’s evaluation commission got the full Los Angeles experience on Thursday, playing basketball at the Staples Center, hitting Santa Monica beach and negotiating the city’s notorious traffic.After spending Wednesday indoors hearing presentations from Los Angeles 2024 bid officials, the commission and ...

'La La Land': Sometimes we need a trip to la-la land

/ Feb 22, 2017

'La La Land': Sometimes we need a trip to la-la land

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La-la land: the mental state of someone who is not aware of what is really happening, and a nickname for the American entertainment industry centered on Los Angeles. These two meanings bleed into each other in director Damien Chazelle’s multi-Oscar-nominated musical, “La La Land,” ...