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"It's a Mask": Humor Hides Darker Issues in Comedy World

Lined up outside the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, it happens every Tuesday: aspiring comedians signing up to... Watch »

Aug 12, 2014
Rim Fire Hunter Surrenders to U.S. Marshals

Rim Fire Hunter Surrenders to U.S. Marshals

The Northern California man charged with starting the largest wildfire in recorded history to sweep through... Read »

Aug 12, 2014
Chinese Theatre to Dim Lights for Robin Williams

Chinese Theatre to Dim Lights for Robin Williams

It's the "eighth time ever" that the forecourt lights have been lowered. Read »

Aug 12, 2014
Beck Appointed to Second Term as LAPD Chief

Beck Appointed to Second Term as LAPD Chief

Charlie Beck will serve a second five-year term as Los Angeles police chief, after the civilian commission... Watch »

Aug 12, 2014

"Irresponsible": Thousands Balk at Giant Slip n' Slide Planned...

Online petitioners are calling on organizers to halt plans for an upcoming event that would bring a 1,000-foot-long... Watch »

Aug 12, 2014
CA Gas Prices Won’t Skyrocket Due to Cap-and-Trade Law

CA Gas Prices Won’t Skyrocket Due to Cap-and-Trade Law

Starting next year, California's greenhouse gas reduction law will force fuel distributors into the... Read »

Aug 13, 2014

"Infuriating": Gay Patient Sues After Doctor Lists Homosexuality...

A Los Angeles man is suing his doctor and a Southern California healthcare network, saying they ignored his request... Watch »

Aug 12, 2014
Police Killed Stockton Robbery Hostage, Chief Says

Police Killed Stockton Robbery Hostage, Chief Says

Police say the hostage who died during a bank robbery and chase in Northern California was killed by police, not the... Watch »

Aug 11, 2014
Threat to Frogs Puts Tahoe Forest-Thinning on Hold

Threat to Frogs Puts Tahoe Forest-Thinning on Hold

The U.S. Forest Service will postpone a tree-thinning project intended to decrease the wildfire risk at Lake... Read »

Aug 11, 2014
Details Emerge in Photo of Off-Duty Officer

Details Emerge in Photo of Off-Duty Officer

Details surrounding a photo shared on social media that appears to show an off-duty Los Angeles police... Read »

Aug 11, 2014
Drought Lessons: Water Wasters Attend Water School

Drought Lessons: Water Wasters Attend Water School

Some overindulged their zucchini patch. Others didn't bother with that dripping kitchen Watch »

Aug 11, 2014
Caught on Video: Bear in Kiddie Pool Delights Triplets

Caught on Video: Bear in Kiddie Pool Delights Triplets

The bear rolled around in the cool water on a 90-degree day to the delight of family's 3-year-old triplets. Watch »

Aug 11, 2014
Water Conservation Campaign Enlists Conan O'Brien

Water Conservation Campaign Enlists Conan O'Brien

TV host Conan O'Brien and his sidekick Andy Richter offer their quirky humor to combat the drought by... Read »

Aug 11, 2014
Piano Teacher Accused of Taking Lewd Photos of Girl

Piano Teacher Accused of Taking Lewd Photos of Girl

Authorities on Sunday said they have arrested a 58-year-old piano teacher on suspicion of taking lewd photos of... Watch »

Aug 11, 2014
Woman Punched by CHP Officer Feared For Her Life

Woman Punched by CHP Officer Feared For Her Life

A woman who was repeatedly punched in the head by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a... Watch »

Aug 11, 2014
Cap and Trade Will Hit Californians January

Cap and Trade Will Hit Californians January

For most Californians, cap and trade refers to a vague method that businesses deal with pollution. But cap and trade Watch »

Aug 10, 2014
Northern California Wildfires Threaten Homes

Northern California Wildfires Threaten Homes

Fire crews braced for more erratic winds on Monday from nearby thunderstorms as they tried to gain ground on... Read »

Aug 11, 2014
Off-Duty LAPD Officer Apparently Pointing Gun in Photo

Off-Duty LAPD Officer Apparently Pointing Gun in Photo

Authorities are investigating a photo being shared on social media that appears to show an off-duty Los... Watch »

Aug 10, 2014
Children Returned, Mother Arrested in Alleged Abduction

Children Returned, Mother Arrested in Alleged Abduction

Two children who police said was abducted by their biological mother earlier this week were found safe in... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
California's $11 Billion Water Bond

California's $11 Billion Water Bond

The drought crisis in California has been well-documented, with few viable solutions ready to go for the... Watch »

Aug 12, 2014
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