Michael Jackson’s estate and former manager settle lawsuit

Entertainment 05/23/19, 14:29

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit between a former manager of Michael Jackson and his estate.The settlement announced Thursday with Tohme Tohme (TOH'-mae TOH'-mae) ends one of the last remaining legal fights involving Jackson's estate and comes just short of the 10th anniversary of the pop superstar's death.The ...

Update: Developer fined $15M over California coast hotel

Enviroment 05/08/19, 22:57

The Latest on the California Coastal Commission fining a hotel developer (all times local):8:55 p.m.The California Coastal Commission has fined a developer a record $15.58 million for building a high-priced hotel after obtaining a permit for property with moderately priced rooms.This Monday, May 6, 2019 photo shows the Shore Hotel ...

Rat poison found in California mountain lion that died

U.S. 04/30/19, 17:37

Authorities say a mountain lion that died last month in the wilderness west of Los Angeles had rat poison in its system.The lion dubbed P-47 had no visible wounds when it was found dead March 21.The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Tuesday that P-47 had six compounds of ...

Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California

U.S. 04/19/19, 13:02

Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens.Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat's den in dense vegetation in a large residential backyard in Thousand ...

Stars reflect on awards season at last show before Oscars

Entertainment 02/24/19, 00:45

Glenn Close says she's still a bit surprised the motion picture academy gave a nod to her performance in "The Wife." Actor Richard E. Grant says he's certain he's going to lose and will never get this close to Oscar again. And screenwriter Barry Jenkins just wants to savor making ...

Activision to lay off 800 workers as video game sales drop

Business 02/12/19, 20:04

Video game maker Activision Blizzard is laying off nearly 800 workers as the company braces for a steep downturn in revenue following the best year in its history. The cutbacks announced Tuesday illustrate the boom-and-bust cycles in an industry whose fortunes are tied to video games that can have a relatively ...

Winners of the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards

Entertainment 01/13/19, 23:34

Winners of the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards, presented Thursday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California:Film: "Roma"Actor: Christian Bale, "Vice"Actress: TIE, Glenn Close, "The Wife" and Lady Gaga, "A Star Is Born"Supporting actor: Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"Supporting actress: Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk"Young actor:/actress: Elsie Fisher, ...

‘Roma’ tops Critics’ Choice Awards; a tie for Gaga and Close

Entertainment 01/13/19, 23:04

Roma" is the top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual honors for director Alfonso Cuaron.The 24th annual ceremony held Sunday at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, also split the top actress award between Glenn Close for "The Wife" ...

Helicopter crew saves people, pets on peak during wildfire

U.S. 11/20/18, 17:29

Newly released video shows the dramatic moment firefighters rescued three people and two dogs as thick smoke and flames fast approached in Southern California. The Los Angeles Fire Department released video Tuesday of a helicopter crew rescuing the group from a mountain peak as a wildfire bore down. In this Nov. 9, ...

Southern California fire scorches huge swath of public lands

U.S. 11/15/18, 00:44

Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of public lands popular with hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers.In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 photo, a charred rabbit that survived the fast moving Woolsey wildfire sits still in ...

Southern California fires force evacuation of Malibu

Sports 11/09/18, 11:45

The entire city of Malibu was ordered evacuated early Friday as a ferocious Southern California's ferocious wildfire roared toward the tony coastal enclave.The Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that the fire raging through the Santa Monica Mountains was headed to the ocean. Malibu has about 13,000 residents and lies ...

Beyonce, Jay Z appear at City of Hope cancer charity event

Entertainment 10/12/18, 05:40

Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research.The singer's vocals soared as she performed three ballads including her 2009 smash hit "Halo" and "Ava Maria" after saluting the character of Warner/Chappell Music Publishing CEO Jon Platt at the ...

4th victim dies in string of brutal attacks on California homeless

U.S. 10/03/18, 16:43

Police will seek a fourth murder charge against a man suspected in a string of brutal and deadly beatings of mostly homeless victims in the Los Angeles area after another person died, officials said Wednesday.The fourth victim, who was not immediately identified, died late Saturday, according to Santa Monica police ...

Police say they have weapons from deadly street attacks

California 09/25/18, 17:46

The Latest on a man suspected in brutal beatings of homeless men in Southern California (all times local):3:45 p.m.Los Angeles police say investigators have found a baseball bat and bolt cutters they believe a homeless man used to attack men sleeping on streets or beaches, killing three and leaving others ...

California attacks suspect probed in case of missing Texans

U.S. 09/25/18, 10:56

A man arrested on suspicion of beating a Southern California homeless man into unconsciousness and suspected in six other beating attacks — three of them fatal — is also being investigated in the disappearances of two of the suspect's Texas relatives.Houston police Lt. Humberto Lopez told the Los Angeles Times ...

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