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An immigrant leaves America to chase his dreams in Mexico07/29/14
Jorge Lerma came to the U.S. from Mexico as a teen, and recently decided — reluctantly — to return to his native country.
Sacramento's Gold Rush Days fest cancelled due to drought
Every Labor Day weekend in California's capital, they turn back the clock and transform Sacramento's historic district into a scene straight out of the 1850s. But not this year.
Will latest USC death deter China from sending its students abroad?
The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles issued a statement asking authorities to take more measures in protecting Chinese students in the United States following the death of 24-year-old Xinran Ji, who was killed near his USC apartment early...
LA's storytelling renaissance: 11 local shows contributing to a new...
When I started in comedy, I saw hundreds of comics just finding their voices as they moved toward stardom. LA's storytelling scene has that feel now. It's a golden age.
House GOP set to unveil border funding bill
Congress is expected to vote Thursday on an emergency funding bill of $659 million for border security.
Everything you need to know about Governor Jerry Brown’s trip to Mexico
Governor Jerry Brown is wrapping up his Mexico tour, where he’s been talking trade, attempting to boost tourism, and making waves with jabs at Texas governor Rick Perry’s decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border.
Tuesday Reviewsday: The Psycho Sisters, Quetzal, Nightmare & the Cat...
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by experts Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila.
Budget Big Sur: 3 lodging options big in beauty and small in price
When the L.A. Times recently ran a story about traveling Big Sur on a budget, they had some great suggestions, but I didn’t think they went low budget enough.
Lightning struck Catalina hours before it hit Venice: Why didn't anyone...
Los Angeles County lifeguard officials say there isn't a protocol for clearing the beach when lightning storms roll onto the coast like the deadly one that hit Venice Beach Sunday.
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Rare nocturnal seabird discovered breeding on Catalina Island
The Ashy Storm-Petrel is listed as a bird species of special concern. Anecdotal evidence placed them on Catalina Island. Now, it's official.
LAPD identifies suspects in murder of USC student from China
Los Angeles police have arrested 4 suspects in connection with the beating death of USC graduate student Xinran Ji near campus.
4 things to do when lightning strikes at the beach
The weather system that produced Sunday's freak lightning strikes is expected to persist through Wednesday.
Clippers sale trial: Judge rules for Donald Sterling's wife
The verdict caps a trial that verged at times on the bizarre, as husband and wife fought a very public battle for control of the NBA team.
Checking in on the Great Recession’s 'boomerang' kids
They are called the “boomerang” kids – a generation of young adults moving home to live with their parents.
It’s legal, but should corporations stop dodging taxes out of “economic...
It's known as corporate "inversion.” That’s when a stateside company merges with a foreign entity and moves its headquarters to said country to avoid paying US taxes.
Why do sunglasses really make us look cooler?
New research shows that sunglasses may make people look more attractive. In a book explaining the history and psychology of sunglasses, Vanessa Brown explores how our shades relate to the idea of “cool.”
Should the 405 have toll lanes?
CalTrans is moving forward with place to put toll lanes on a heavily utilized section of the freeway in Orange County.
Digging up history at Jerusalem's City of David
The upcoming USA series, "Dig," is a fictional drama about archaeology in Jerusalem. But there's plenty of real life drama at a dig site called the City of David.
'Drought snitching' could help water shortage
Everyone has witnessed overly generous sprinkler systems, forgotten garden hoses and zealous sidewalk washing.
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