3 hours ago | Science
A planetary alignment of Venus and Mercury will not cause a 9.8 earthquake on the West Coast of North America at 4 p.m. Thursday. The prediction comes from a conspiracy theorist in the Netherlands, who posted a video (below) that lays out his argu...
4 hours ago | Environment
Here we go again. California's carpool lane program for plug-in hybrids is about to run out of stickers. If the story sounds familiar, it is. The state has a history of issuing fewer carpool stickers than demand would dictate. But that's by design...
21 hours ago | City Hall
One Los Angeles Department of Transportation supervisor nearly tripled his salary by claiming $155,319 in overtime one year. Another department employee claimed 261 hours of work during a two-week period. Seven employees claimed more than 2,0...
1 day ago | Drugs
Dear criminal: When you take a smartphone, remember that it could have tracking software, such as Find My iPhone, that can lead cops directly to your home. Do you want police at your home? Probably not. But if you were smarter, you probably wouldn...
1 day ago | City Rankings
If you're tired of hearing your East Coast friends tell you Los Angeles isn't a "real city," you can now show them proof that they're wrong. Jed Kolko, chief economist at real estate listings site Trulia, recently set out to determine the urban ma...
2 days ago | Environment
When you think oil, you probably think Texas or the Middle East. But California has plenty of it, offshore and on land, drilled and fracked. An oil boom rocked Southern California in the 1920s, and the map of our future metropolis was once dotted ...