Scientists hold out hope on future El Nino storms

Hopes are being heightened throughout the state that the mysterious, elusive El Nino weather pattern will wind its way northward along the Pacific Coast and bring needed rain. Climatologists with the California Department of Water Resources believe that the recent ...

Two arrested in 1978 murder case

Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday announced the arrest of two men in connection with the murder of a Lancaster woman in 1978.

Art contest winner named

Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) held an awards ceremony this week to present a certificate of recognition to Alex Farrell, a high school student from Canyon Country, whose art took first place in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.

New plays sought

As a part of their new partnership, PLAY LA, Center Theatre Group (CTG) and Humanitas will accept submissions June 1-30 for the Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize, which supports Southern California playwrights. Three finalists will be notified in mid-December 2015, and the ...

Young ‘Tina Turner’ takes parents to court

The actress who played a young Tina Turner in the 1993 film “What's Love Got to Do With It” is suing her parents, alleging they stole money from her and spread rumors that she has AIDS and is involved in ...

Man convicted of second-degree murder in Halloween shooting of 5-year-old boy

A day after reporting that they were deadlocked, jurors Wednesday convicted a 26-year-old man of second-degree murder for the Halloween 2010 shooting death of a 5-year-old boy who was gunned down in his South Los Angeles back yard while wearing ...

Mayor Garcetti signs 8.6 million budget

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti this week signed an $8.6 billion budget for 2015-16, calling it the result of an “unprecedented collaboration” between the City Council and the mayor’s office.

Charter announces plan to buy Time Warner Cable

In a deal that affects one in six American households, Charter Communications on Tuesday proposed a three-way merger with two other cable and broadband providers, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

LAUSD sued for negligence in Gompers Middle School sex assault

A lawsuit was filed against Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) on behalf of a 14-year-old girl who alleges she was sexually assaulted by boys on campus and that the school principal told a female companion who sought help that ...

Waters calls for increased transparency in HUD’s reverse mortgage program

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), ranking member of the Committee on Financial Services, is calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide meaningful relief and increased transparency for seniors participating in its reverse mortgage program, known as ...

L.A. Sparks welcome new players to the roster

The LA Sparks have a lot of new and gifted players on their training roster this year, as well as a new coaching staff. Media day was on Thursday, May 21, at the USC Galen Center.

Delta pilot orders pizza for delayed flight

Diverted because of bad weather in Atlanta, a Delta Air Lines pilot turned to the classic solution for many a grumpy passenger: pizza. As torrential rains swept through Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, some flights were delayed arriving at the world's ...

B.B. King was poisoned, two of his daughters claim

Two of B.B. King's daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates. But the coroner says preliminary autopsy results don't support that contention.

‘Senior’ farmers volunteer to reduce water during drought

Some California farmers who hold some of the state’s oldest water rights have been forced to turn them over. Several of these family water holdings near the San Joaquin River date back to the Gold Rush, but state regulators will ...

Memorial Day ceremony set

The Antelope Valley Service Organization Association (AVSOA) will hold its Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. May 25 at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 2200 East Avenue S, in Palmdale.