9 hours ago | Drugs
"The spice must flow" was the mantra underscoring David Lynch's 1984 movie Dune. But here in Los Angeles, another kind of spice is flowing on downtown's Skid Row. And it's sending people to hospitals. Yesterday, 14 people in the area of 429 E. Fif...
14 hours ago | Fires
A marijuana-themed hip-hop festival has been postponed because its venue is being used for fire evacuees in San Bernardino County. Organizers of the High Life Music Festival, which was scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday, say that their ve...
18 hours ago | Sports
In April, Kobe Bryant played his final NBA game with the team that helped launch his pro career in 1996. A Los Angeles Laker for all 20 of his NBA seasons, Bryant won five titles, appeared in 18 All-Star games and poured in 33,643 points afte...
19 hours ago | Marijuana
Two polls we've covered this year say that 60 percent of likely voters in California favor legalizing recreational marijuana. But when pollsters hired by opponents of legalization asked likely voters if they approved of some of the spec...
1 day ago | Crime
A report of a nude man crouching in bushes near Irvine's Venta Spur Trail walking path turned up former USC star quarterback Todd Marinovich, police said today. The 47-year-old, who also played for the Raiders in Los Angeles before drug issues ess...
2 days ago | Hollywood
In 2014 Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that would give Hollywood $1.6 billion in tax breaks over a five-year span. This in a relatively rich state that has some of the nation's worst roads, struggling public schools and an embarrassing p...