Tag: Los Angeles

Tronc Agrees To Sell Los Angeles Times For $500 Million

Tronc has agreed to sell the Los Angeles Times and its sister publication, The San Diego Union-Tribune, for $500 million to billionaire physician and Tronc investor Patrick Soon-Shiong. A Californian, Soon-Shiong takes over during a turbulent period at the paper, “which has seen three editors in six months, its publisher placed on unpaid leave amid…

L.A. Declares Emergency As 200K Evacuate SoCal Wildfires

Intense Santa Ana winds fueling powerful Southern California wildfires have forced the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people across the region, with some 50,000 acres affected by the blazes. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Ventura County, where more than 1,000 firefighters and others are trying to contain the fires that have…

Cubs 1 Win Away From First World Series Appearance Since 1945

With an 8-4 victory in Thursday evening’s Game 5 in Los Angeles, the Chicago Cubs took a 3-2 National League Championship Series lead, putting themselves one win away from advancing to their first World Series since 1945. Jon Lester threw seven strong innings for the Cubs, with shortstop Addison Russell hitting the tie-breaking home run…

Southern California Hit By 5.1 Earthquake [VIDEO]

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 rocked Southern California, rousing residents out of bed at about 4 a.m. PT. The quake was centered near Borrego Springs in the desert east of Los Angeles, the U.S. Geological Service reported.

UCLA Shooter Student Had “Kill List” [VIDEO]

Los Angeles police on Thursday identified the shooter that killed a 39-year-old professor before turning the 9mm semi-automatic pistol on himself. Ph.D. student Mainak Sarkar reportedly shot William Klug inside the fourth floor of the school’s engineering building. Sarkar had reportedly accused Klug of stealing his computer coding.

Police: No DNA on Buried O.J. Knife

Los Angeles police were testing a folding buck knife that was discovered buried on O.J. Simpson’s former Rockingham estate, but officials reportedly hit a dead end when the knife contained no traceable DNA. The microbes in the soil would probably have degraded any DNA that was on the knife, officials said. The knife was reportedly…

Three Win $1.6B Powerball Jackpot [VIDEO]

Powerball officials said Thursday morning that three winning tickets were sold for the $1.6 billion jackpot, which will be split three ways. California Lottery officials announced a lucky winner in Chino Hills, located just east of Los Angeles, where hundreds of people gathered late Wednesday in the strip mall parking lot of the 7-Eleven where…

Threats Sent to Miami, Houston Schools [VIDEO]

Schools in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Houston will be open Thursday, even after receiving threats on Wednesday night. Officials say the messages were “less than credible” and nearly identical to ones sent to New York City and Los Angeles schools Tuesday. The Los Angeles Unified School District shut down schools, while schools in New York…

Lamar Odom Heads to L.A. for Recovery [VIDEO]

Lamar Odom reportedly left Las Vegas with Khloe Kardashian to return to Los Angeles for more specialized treatment on Monday, according to TMZ. The former NBA star was hospitalized last week after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, where he had been staying for several days. Former college coach Jim Harrick said the…

Warrant Served at KISS Gene Simmons’ House [VIDEO]

Los Angeles police served a search warrant at KISS bassist Gene Simmons’ home Thursday, but officials said no member of his family was a suspect in the investigation. LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force carried out the warrant. Authorities declined to give any further details in the case. A representative for the family said…

Sheriff Won’t Push Caitlyn Jenner Crash Charge [VIDEO]

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says it won’t recommend Caitlyn Jenner be prosecuted for vehicular manslaughter, TMZ reports, a day after the site reported otherwise. The department’s 161-page report finds that Jenner violated the state’s vehicular manslaughter law by driving at an unsafe speed during a Feb. 7 chain-reaction car accident in Malibu that…

Man drowns In Demi Moore’s Los Angeles Pool [VIDEO]

Coroner’s officials say a 21-year-old man accidentally drowned in the backyard pool of a Los Angeles home owned by actress Demi Moore. Sgt. A. Bone says Moore was not home at the time, and the man is not a family member. He was associated to someone with access to the pool.

Trump with Family Members of People Killed by Illegal Immigrants

Donald Trump held a press conference in Los Angeles, joined by family members of individuals killed by illegal immigrants. Trump met with them in private earlier today before holding the presser. Trump started things out by again insisting that his remarks about immigrants were absolutely on-point, saying that Mexico is deliberately sending less than its…

P. Diddy Escapes Felony Charges [VIDEO]

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs will not be seeing any felony charges after the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office decided not to file assault charges for attacking a UCLA football coach on June 22. Combs allegedly swung a kettlebell at an assistant coach. “We are thankful that the District Attorney rejected Felony charges in this matter,”…

Police Use Taser On Man At Los Angeles Airport [VIDEO]

Police at Los Angeles International Airport deployed a Taser on a man who breached security Wednesday morning at a screening area. After police used the Taser, the man was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment, according to Los Angeles airport police. Police said the man was not cooperating with Transportation Security Administration officers…

LAPD Police Kill Unarmed Man – Shooting Caught on VIDEO

A video posted online captured a group of Los Angeles police officers in a confrontation with a man who they shot and killed on Sunday. Posted on Facebook, the video shows officers struggling with the man on a littered sidewalk before they open fire. Cmdr. Andrew Smith said the man “began fighting and physically resisting…

Massive L.A. Fire Shuts Down Freeways [VIDEO]

An early Monday morning fire in Los Angeles closed two freeways and destroyed an apartment building that was under construction. More than 250 firefighters are battling the blaze, which began at around 1:20 a.m. PT at a luxury apartment tower being built at 909 W. Temple St. The fire could be seen for miles, visible…

Water main break floods UCLA campus, nearby streets

A massive water line main break near the UCLA campus sent a 30-foot geyser into the air and flooded nearby streets and the campus on Tuesday afternoon. The water had been flowing for approximately two hours at 5:15 p.m. local time when Los Angeles Major Eric Garcetti said it would take at least another hour…

Six Flags roller coaster car derails; 4 injured [VIDEO]

A tree branch that fell on the tracks derailed a roller coaster car at a Six Flags amusement park Monday evening, leaving it dangling precariously. Four people were injured on the Ninja ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Two of the four were taken to a hospital as…

Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Los Angeles area, generating small damage

Authorities reported moderate damage after an earthquake struck the Los Angeles region Friday night. The magnitude 5.1 quake, which hit near La Habra, Calif., shortly after 9 pm PT, was reportedly felt throughout Los Angeles County. Several smaller aftershocks followed. Residents near the epicenter reported moderate damage to furniture and power outages, but no structural…

2 suspects plead guilty in Los Angeles Dodger Stadium assault

Two men pleaded guilty to charges in the 2011 Los Angeles Dodger Stadium beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow. Marvin Norwood, 30, was sentenced to four years in prison, and Louie Sanchez, 31, was sentenced to eight years. The attack left Stow with brain damage. Photo: Louie Sanchez, left, and Marvin Norwood during…

Jerry Buss, Longtime Lakers Owner, Is Dead at 80

Jerry Buss, who bought the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979 and turned them into the N.B.A.’s glamour team, winners of 10 league championships and the cornerstone of his Southern California sports empire, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 80. His death was announced by the Lakers. He had been hospitalized with cancer for…

Report: Chris Brown Allegedly Brawls With Frank Ocean

Authorities are investigating allegations that Grammy-winning singer Chris Brown assaulted a man in a West Hollywood parking lot. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to a report Sunday night of six men fighting. The department says the altercation, reportedly over a parking space, “allegedly led to Chris Brown punching the victim.” The…