Articles in the “news” category

ICYMI: A.I. Bots At Facebook Developed Their Own Language, Before Researchers Stopped Them

ICYMI: A.I. Bots At Facebook Developed Their Own Language, Before Researchers Stopped Them

Plus, Jeff Bezos's moment in the sun, Michiko Kakutani retires, and much more!

UC Irvine Rescinds Hundreds Of Freshman Admission Offers Two Months Before Classes Start

UC Irvine Rescinds Hundreds Of Freshman Admission Offers Two Months Before Classes Start

This comes as the UC system is trying to get more Californians to enroll at UC campuses.

Heal The Bay Launches New 'Report Card' To Grade L.A. Rivers And Watering Holes

Heal The Bay Launches New 'Report Card' To Grade L.A. Rivers And Watering Holes

The organization released its first water quality report for the Los Angeles River last year.

Metro Buys 95 Electric Buses In First Step Towards A Fully Electric Fleet

Metro Buys 95 Electric Buses In First Step Towards A Fully Electric Fleet

Metro plans to have a fully electric bus fleet by 2030.

'Road Diet' In Playa Del Rey Reversed After Pushback From Community

'Road Diet' In Playa Del Rey Reversed After Pushback From Community

The lane reduction was in response to a wrongful death suit, filed after a 16-year-old girl was struck and killed while crossing a busy street.

California State Parks Launching New Reservation System On August 1st

California State Parks Launching New Reservation System On August 1st

Rolling reservations, additional payment options, and more.

Hours-Long Standoff With Suspect Barricaded In Hollywood Motel Room Ends

Hours-Long Standoff With Suspect Barricaded In Hollywood Motel Room Ends

Hollywood Boulevard has reopened, although Whitley Avenue remains closed.

ICYMI: Chair Of House Committee On Science Says Global Warming Might Actually Be Beneficial

ICYMI: Chair Of House Committee On Science Says Global Warming Might Actually Be Beneficial

Plus, Tia Mowry and Charlize Theron at SoulCycle, the worst albums made by men, Britney Spears' umbrella, and much more!

Brush Fire Breaks Out In Foothills Above Burbank

Brush Fire Breaks Out In Foothills Above Burbank

The fire started around 4 p.m.

Brush Fire Breaks Out In Foothills Above Burbank

Brush Fire Breaks Out In Foothills Above Burbank

The fire started around 4 p.m.

Justin Bieber Hits Paparazzo With His Huge Truck After Leaving Churchvideo

Justin Bieber Hits Paparazzo With His Huge Truck After Leaving Church

Justin Bieber at the 2016 102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball (Getty Images) Days after announcing he was canceling the remainder of his world tour, possibly to focus on his "faith," pop star Justin Bieber struck a photographer with his truck in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night. TMZ has footage of the incident. "Justin was leaving the Saban Theater, where he'd been worshipping at a City Church event. He climbed into his monster pickup truck...

Monterey Park Man Arrested For Smuggling King Cobras In Potato Chip Cans

Monterey Park Man Arrested For Smuggling King Cobras In Potato Chip Cans

Rodrigo Franco, if convicted of smuggling charges, could face a maximum of 20 years in federal prison.

ICYMI: Is 'South Park' Responsible For A Whole Generation Of Trolls?

ICYMI: Is 'South Park' Responsible For A Whole Generation Of Trolls?

Plus, Musk and Zuckerberg on A.I., Japanese woodblock prints up for download from the Library of Congress, and much more!

Police Commission Says LAPD Officers Justified In Separate Shootings Of Two Teens

Police Commission Says LAPD Officers Justified In Separate Shootings Of Two Teens

The civilian board said that officers were acting within policy in the separate shootings of Jesse Romero and Kenney Watkins.

City Council President Wants To Create A Municipal Bank For The Pot Industry

City Council President Wants To Create A Municipal Bank For The Pot Industry

The $7 billion California marijuana industry is still largely denied services by banks.

City Council President Wants To Create A Municipal Bank For The Pot Industry

City Council President Wants To Create A Municipal Bank For The Pot Industry

The $7 billion California marijuana industry is still largely denied services by banks.

ICYMI: Alice Cooper Finds Forgotten Andy Warhol Masterpiece In Locker With Other '70s Crap

ICYMI: Alice Cooper Finds Forgotten Andy Warhol Masterpiece In Locker With Other '70s Crap

Plus, Al Gore's MTV special, the restaurants with the longest lines, the greatest YouTube video of all time, and more end-of-day links!

Protesters Rally Against The Planned Reopening Of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Facility

Protesters Rally Against The Planned Reopening Of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Facility

Aliso Canyon was home to one of the largest natural gas leaks in U.S. history.

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Delays Prison Surrender, Asks To Remain Free During Appeal

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Delays Prison Surrender, Asks To Remain Free During Appeal

He was originally expected to surrender to the federal Bureau of Prisons on Tuesday.

What This Viral Video Shows Us About The Vulnerability Of L.A. Street Vendors

What This Viral Video Shows Us About The Vulnerability Of L.A. Street Vendors

A video of an attacker overturning a Hollywood street vendor's cart has gotten more than 4 million views.

Trump Goes After L.A. Congressman 'Sleazy Adam Schiff' On Twitter

Trump Goes After L.A. Congressman 'Sleazy Adam Schiff' On Twitter

Schiff is the ranking Democrat on the committee investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.

'I Would Have Preferred Overrated': Congressman 'Sleazy Adam Schiff' Responds To Trump's New Moniker For Him

'I Would Have Preferred Overrated': Congressman 'Sleazy Adam Schiff' Responds To Trump's New Moniker For Him

"I would have preferred 'overrated' like Hamilton or Jon Stewart, but I suppose it's a badge of honor," Schiff told LAist of the moniker.

L.A. Pastor With Two Citizen Children Detained By ICE

L.A. Pastor With Two Citizen Children Detained By ICE

Pastor Noe Carias has been in the U.S for more than 20 years.

Azusa Domestic Violence Suspect In Custody After Holding Two Children Hostage

Azusa Domestic Violence Suspect In Custody After Holding Two Children Hostage

The suspect was involved in a domestic violence dispute.

ICYMI: A Look At Soundcloud's 'Broken' Business Model

ICYMI: A Look At Soundcloud's 'Broken' Business Model

Plus, pro-development neighborhood groups, the return of Lana Del Rey, and more!

Immigrant Rights Activists To Rally In Support Of TPS Protections On Saturday

Immigrant Rights Activists To Rally In Support Of TPS Protections On Saturday

The longterm future of the Temporary Protected Status program remains uncertain under the new administration.

ICYMI: Millennials Are Getting Their Own Airline

ICYMI: Millennials Are Getting Their Own Airline

Plus, a reporter defies White House rules at news briefing, make your own gazpacho, no 'Despacito' for Malaysia, and much more!

Riverside County Doesn't Want You To Feed The Wild Donkeys

Riverside County Doesn't Want You To Feed The Wild Donkeys

Traffic collisions are a threat to both the animals and people.

Riverside County Doesn't Want You To Feed The Wild Donkeys

Riverside County Doesn't Want You To Feed The Wild Donkeys

Traffic collisions are a threat to both the animals and people.

Aliso Canyon Cleared To Reopen By State Regulators

Aliso Canyon Cleared To Reopen By State Regulators

The facility was home to the largest methane leak in U.S. history.

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole After Serving Nine Years In Prison

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole After Serving Nine Years In Prison

He could be released as soon as October 1.

The Forum To Sue Inglewood Over Its Deal With Clippers For Possible New Arena

The Forum To Sue Inglewood Over Its Deal With Clippers For Possible New Arena

The owners of The Forum claim they were deceived into a bait-and-switch.

Car Crashes Into Valley Glen Starbucks, Injuring Seven

Car Crashes Into Valley Glen Starbucks, Injuring Seven

The incident began as a two-car collision.

ICYMI: The Behind-The-Scenes Tale Of How 'Mad Men' Came To Be

ICYMI: The Behind-The-Scenes Tale Of How 'Mad Men' Came To Be

Plus, strong opening sentences, what are memories, and much more!

ICYMI: The Behind-The-Scenes Tale Of How 'Mad Men' Came To Be

ICYMI: The Behind-The-Scenes Tale Of How 'Mad Men' Came To Be

Plus, strong opening sentences, what are memories, and much more!

Reopening Of Previously-Closed Deportation Cases Has Dramatically Spiked In L.A. Since January

Reopening Of Previously-Closed Deportation Cases Has Dramatically Spiked In L.A. Since January

There has been a 60% increase in the reopening of previously-closed deportation cases since January.

Business Is Down At Trump's Southern California Golf Course

Business Is Down At Trump's Southern California Golf Course

There hasn't been a single wedding held there since November.

Everything You Need To Know About O.J.'s Parole Hearing, According To A Legal Expert

Everything You Need To Know About O.J.'s Parole Hearing, According To A Legal Expert

"I'd say it's a 50-to-60 percent chance that he gets parole."

ICYMI: Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Pills Are 'Making Partying Great Again' In The U.K.

ICYMI: Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Pills Are 'Making Partying Great Again' In The U.K.

Plus, dark matter is pretty crazy, Semisonic's connection with Adele, how did Neil Armstrong pass the time in space, and much more!

Public Memorial To Be Held For South Pasadena Boy Allegedly Killed By Father

Public Memorial To Be Held For South Pasadena Boy Allegedly Killed By Father

At Tuesday's funeral service, the boy's mother read a moving letter she'd written to her son.

Yes, It's Legal To Break Into A Hot Car To Rescue A Trapped Animal

Yes, It's Legal To Break Into A Hot Car To Rescue A Trapped Animal

But there are a few things you should know first.

Man Involved In SWAT Shootout Facing 19 Counts Of Attempted Murder

Man Involved In SWAT Shootout Facing 19 Counts Of Attempted Murder

He faces 27 additional charges stemming from the incident.

Plan To Reach Zero Emissions At The Ports Of L.A. And Long Beach Could Cost $14 Billion

Plan To Reach Zero Emissions At The Ports Of L.A. And Long Beach Could Cost $14 Billion

Clean engine standards will bring the ports' truck fleet to zero emissions by 2035.

Yes, It's Legal To Break Into A Hot Car To Rescue A Trapped Animal

Yes, It's Legal To Break Into A Hot Car To Rescue A Trapped Animal

But there are a few things you should know first.

Man Involved In SWAT Shootout Facing 19 Counts Of Attempted Murder

Man Involved In SWAT Shootout Facing 19 Counts Of Attempted Murder

He faces 27 additional charges stemming from the incident.

Plan To Reach Zero Emissions At The Ports Of L.A. And Long Beach Could Cost $14 Billion

Plan To Reach Zero Emissions At The Ports Of L.A. And Long Beach Could Cost $14 Billion

Clean engine standards will bring the ports' truck fleet to zero emissions by 2035.

An L.A. Scammer Used Venmo To Steal $25,000 Worth Of Film Equipment

An L.A. Scammer Used Venmo To Steal $25,000 Worth Of Film Equipment

Think twice before posting your camera equipment for sale on Facebook Marketplace.

State Legislature Approves Extension Of Landmark Cap-And-Trade Program To Combat Climate Change

State Legislature Approves Extension Of Landmark Cap-And-Trade Program To Combat Climate Change

Governor Brown told lawmakers that this would be the "most important vote of your life."

Police Investigating Double Shooting Outside Of Paramount Studios

Police Investigating Double Shooting Outside Of Paramount Studios

An LAPD spokesperson said that the incident was "possibly gang-related."

The Former USC Dean From That Insane Times Investigation Now On Leave, Not Accepting Patients

The Former USC Dean From That Insane Times Investigation Now On Leave, Not Accepting Patients

Anthony Puliafito was making $1.1 million a year at one point in his post.

ICYMI: Issa Rae Met Drake, And It Was The Best Day Of Her Life

ICYMI: Issa Rae Met Drake, And It Was The Best Day Of Her Life

Plus, a 221-year-old collection of wine, the glory of the Accidental Wes Anderson subreddit, and much more!

This O.C. Businessman Was Also At Trump Jr.'s Controversial Russia Meeting

This O.C. Businessman Was Also At Trump Jr.'s Controversial Russia Meeting

Irakly "Ike" Kaveladze is a former Soviet national who now lives in Huntington Beach.

ICYMI: Issa Rae Met Drake, And It Was The Best Day Of Her Life

ICYMI: Issa Rae Met Drake, And It Was The Best Day Of Her Life

Plus, a 221-year-old collection of wine, the glory of the Accidental Wes Anderson subreddit, and much more!

This O.C. Businessman Was Also At Trump Jr.'s Controversial Russia Meeting

This O.C. Businessman Was Also At Trump Jr.'s Controversial Russia Meeting

Irakly "Ike" Kaveladze is a former Soviet national who now lives in Huntington Beach.

Two Dead Bodies Discovered Inside Chatsworth Home

Two Dead Bodies Discovered Inside Chatsworth Home

The investigation remains ongoing.

Two Found Dead In Seal Beach Apartment After Hours Long Standoff

Two Found Dead In Seal Beach Apartment After Hours Long Standoff

Neighbors reported gunshots Sunday evening.

Pro- And Anti-Trump Rallies Face Off In Hollywood

Pro- And Anti-Trump Rallies Face Off In Hollywood

A section of Hollywood Boulevard was closed Saturday afternoon.

ICYMI: U.S. Health Care Is Worst Among High Income Nations, Says Study

ICYMI: U.S. Health Care Is Worst Among High Income Nations, Says Study

Plus, the National Marbles Tournament, student debt and home ownership, possible return for 'Def Poetry Jam', and much more!

ICYMI: Sharon Tate's Sister Says Jennifer Lawrence Is 'Not Pretty Enough' To Play Tate

ICYMI: Sharon Tate's Sister Says Jennifer Lawrence Is 'Not Pretty Enough' To Play Tate

Plus, Hemingway in L.A., the dark side of mac n' cheese, on the trail of Carmen Sandiego, and much more!

Woman Gets 60 Days In Jail For Triggering Amber Alert After Reporting Fake Kidnapping

Woman Gets 60 Days In Jail For Triggering Amber Alert After Reporting Fake Kidnapping

She'd reportedly loaned the car to a friend who wanted to use it for a ride-sharing service.

Officer Accused Of Having Sex With 15-Year-Old Cadet Pleads Not Guilty To Weapons Charge

Officer Accused Of Having Sex With 15-Year-Old Cadet Pleads Not Guilty To Weapons Charge

Robert Cain was charged with the illegal possession and manufacturing of assault rifles.

How Much Of Our Lives Do We Waste Looking For Parking Each Year?

How Much Of Our Lives Do We Waste Looking For Parking Each Year?

Hint: It's longer than the entirety of "The Sopranos" plus the entirety of "Master of None."

How Much Of Our Lives Do We Waste Looking For Parking Each Year?

How Much Of Our Lives Do We Waste Looking For Parking Each Year?

Hint: It's longer than the entirety of "The Sopranos" plus the entirety of "Master of None."

Anti-ICE Protesters Rally To Demand Sheriff McDonnell Support 'Sanctuary State' Bill

Anti-ICE Protesters Rally To Demand Sheriff McDonnell Support 'Sanctuary State' Bill

Dozens of protestors rallied outside the East L.A. Sheriff's Department station.

Mail Delivery To Glassell Park Street Halted After Postal Worker Nearly Struck By Bullet

Mail Delivery To Glassell Park Street Halted After Postal Worker Nearly Struck By Bullet

"It was just too dangerous for our carriers to be in that area."

UCLA Bomb Scare Triggered Evacuations At More Than A Dozen Residence Halls

UCLA Bomb Scare Triggered Evacuations At More Than A Dozen Residence Halls

The university sent out an alert at about 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Parts Of L.A., Orange County Could Face Chronic Flooding By 2035, Says Report

Parts Of L.A., Orange County Could Face Chronic Flooding By 2035, Says Report

A number of studies already say that rising sea levels threaten Southern California's coast. Now, researchers say we may see the effects much earlier than expected.

ICYMI: You Need At Least $109K A Year To Afford The Average 2-Bedroom Apartment In L.A.

ICYMI: You Need At Least $109K A Year To Afford The Average 2-Bedroom Apartment In L.A.

Plus, Bill Nye teaches you how to tie your shoes, color film footage from "I Love Lucy", and much more!

L.A. Drained The Owens Valley Of Its Water, Now The Valley Is Fighting To Reclaim Its Land

L.A. Drained The Owens Valley Of Its Water, Now The Valley Is Fighting To Reclaim Its Land

Inyo county has initiated eminent domain proceedings over three sites owned by the Department of Water and Power.

ICYMI: You Need At Least $109K A Year To Afford The Average 2-Bedroom Apartment In L.A.

ICYMI: You Need At Least $109K A Year To Afford The Average 2-Bedroom Apartment In L.A.

Plus, Bill Nye teaches you how to tie your shoes, color film footage from "I Love Lucy", and much more!

L.A. Drained The Owens Valley Of Its Water, Now The Valley Is Fighting To Reclaim Its Land

L.A. Drained The Owens Valley Of Its Water, Now The Valley Is Fighting To Reclaim Its Land

Inyo county has initiated eminent domain proceedings over three sites owned by the Department of Water and Power.

L.A. County Raises Dog Limit From Three To Four Per Household

L.A. County Raises Dog Limit From Three To Four Per Household

"Increasing the dog limit per household will give homeless dogs additional opportunities to find permanent, loving homes and reduce animal homelessness in the county of Los Angeles."

Blech, It's Going To Be Too Damn Hot Again This Weekend

Blech, It's Going To Be Too Damn Hot Again This Weekend

Not as bad as last weekend's heat wave, though.

Ending DACA Would Have Disproportionate Effect On California, Home To More DREAM-ers Than Any Other State

Ending DACA Would Have Disproportionate Effect On California, Home To More DREAM-ers Than Any Other State

DHS Secretary Kelly questioned the future of the DACA program Wednesday during a closed-door meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Police Search Los Feliz Apartment Complex For Suspect With Possible Ties To Tustin Homicide

Police Search Los Feliz Apartment Complex For Suspect With Possible Ties To Tustin Homicide

Witnesses say that police had used a robot in an attempt to coax a person out of one apartment.

People Are Going Crazy Over The Mar Vista 'Road Diet'

People Are Going Crazy Over The Mar Vista 'Road Diet'

Some say that it has made the street safer for pedestrians and cyclists, while others complain that it has increased traffic congestion.

ICYMI: 'The L Word' Is Coming Back And Roxane Gay Wants To Write It

ICYMI: 'The L Word' Is Coming Back And Roxane Gay Wants To Write It

Plus, Van Morrison is coming to SoCal, Moby takes a stand against beef, and much more!

County Leaders Denounce Exide Cleanup Plan As Inadequate

County Leaders Denounce Exide Cleanup Plan As Inadequate

Supervisor Hilda Solis said she was "deeply disheartened" by the final plan.

LAUSD Board Member Salaries Nearly Tripled To $125,000

LAUSD Board Member Salaries Nearly Tripled To $125,000

The new salary was voted on by a city commission that meets every five years to review the pay and benefits of LAUSD school board members.

ICYMI: Could The Fight Between Apple And Google Shape The Future Of Our Economy?

ICYMI: Could The Fight Between Apple And Google Shape The Future Of Our Economy?

Plus, the world of L.A.'s elite preschools, virtual reality and "Eyes Wide Shut", and much more!

The Olympics Are Coming To L.A. In 2024 Or 2028

The Olympics Are Coming To L.A. In 2024 Or 2028

The L.A. and Paris delegations presented their official bids to the IOC on Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland.

ICYMI: Could The Fight Between Apple And Google Shape The Future Of Our Economy?

ICYMI: Could The Fight Between Apple And Google Shape The Future Of Our Economy?

Plus, the world of L.A.'s elite preschools, virtual reality and "Eyes Wide Shut", and much more!

The Olympics Are Coming To L.A. In 2024 Or 2028

The Olympics Are Coming To L.A. In 2024 Or 2028

The L.A. and Paris delegations presented their official bids to the IOC on Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland.

DMV Kiosks Are Coming To L.A. Supermarkets, Because Something In This Cruel World Should Be Easy

DMV Kiosks Are Coming To L.A. Supermarkets, Because Something In This Cruel World Should Be Easy

The DMV claims registration at these self-service kiosks can take less than two minutes.

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