App hits a cultural sweet spot — or several sweet spots at once.
Fifteen more flu related deaths in California were reported by state health officials Friday, as outbreaks and hospitalizations continued at elevated levels compared to prior years. In all, 42 people have died so far this flu season in California, health officials reported, and all were those under the age of 65. State officials are not […]
Despite a forecast of frigid temperatures, Times Square will be a hotbed for end-of-year festivities. Competing networks will set up stages for their respective hosts to introduce musical acts while they engage in bland banter and keep everything moving until the ball starts to drop at 11:59 p.m. If sitting in front of the television…
The Rose Parade, for its 129th edition, returns to its traditional date on New Year’s Day this year — Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. That wasn’t the case last year, when Jan. 1 fell on a Sunday — for all but a few of its earliest years, the Tournament of Roses maintained its never-on-Sunday rule. Here’s […]
If you’ve got a fireplace, don’t use it — at least until the wee hours of Saturday, Dec. 16. The agency that measures bad air in Southern California issued a warning Thursday, Dec. 14: Don’t burn wood in your fireplace, if you live in Orange County, non-desert parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino […]
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson, who turns 44 on Sunday, has been playing in the “Star Wars” universe since he was four. So when he walked onto the Millennium Falcon while filming “The Last Jedi,” Johnson got a lump in his throat and tears in his eyes. “It’s not just because of […]
Driven by fierce winds and dry conditions, the Thomas fire has forced the evacuation of thousands of homes in the Santa Paula area as fast-moving flames spread in the Ventura County foothills. •It’s burned up to 10,000 acres in the area of Santa Paula, which is about an hour north by car from Woodland Hills, […]
I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE’S newest campmate Kezia Dugdale has revealed she almost didn’t appear in this year’s series.
Thousands fled their homes after a massive gas leak sprung at the Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, ultimately spewing more than 100,000 metric tons of climate-altering methane into the atmosphere. Two years later, a bruised northern San Fernando Valley community is still demanding answers, a comprehensive health study remains in […]
We tried the Ariana Grande Stool Challenge. Here’s what happened.
Up in the hills between the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles, the intersection of iconic Mulholland Drive and Laurel Canyon Boulevard evokes thoughts of historic Hollywood glamour and the ’60s rock and drugs scene. These days it’s also a point of interest to political junkies: It’s the spot where Adam Schiff’s, Brad Sherman’s […]
And so the annual music debate begins: Who deserves to be enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Nominations were announced on Thursday morning for the 2018 induction ceremony, which will be held in April at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium. Up for the honor this year: Bon Jovi, Kate Bush, the Cars, Depeche Mode,…
The Playboy founder fondly reminisced on some of the highlights of his unparalleled life and career.
It seems every few months there’s another zoo welcoming a new animal to its habitat. Recently, the Los Angeles Zoo had an elephant and some Indian gharials, members of the crocodile family, moving in and a hippo and giant river otter moving out. Los Angeles Zoo general curator Beth Schaefer explained that because there is […]
The author of such dramas as “Saint Joan” developed a deep dislike for his name for a number of reasons.
Anyone who read Stephen King’s It probably noticed a couple of small references to a turtle in director Andy Muschietti‘s record-breaking movie adaptation, but the nods were so small that they almost certainly went over the heads of anyone coming into the story fresh. But according to the filmmaker, he’s planning on incorporating the turtle (a major figure […]
Richard Anderson left a lasting impression in “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman.”
J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans has helped raise more than $15 million.
Taylor Swift’s entire online presence is a blank space.