• L.A. movie openings, Nov. 22-24L.A. movie openings, Nov. 22-24

    Nov. 22 Coco A young boy with musical aspirations visits the Land of the Dead. Voices of Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor. Directed by Lee Unkrich. Co-directed by Adrian Molina. The Crime of Monsieur Lange Restored version of director Jean Renoir’s 1936 French...

    Entertainment - LA Times / 19 min. ago
  • The week ahead in L.A. theater, Nov. 19-26: 'Resolving Hedda' and moreThe week ahead in L.A. theater, Nov. 19-26: 'Resolving Hedda' and more

    Capsule reviews are by Philip Brandes (P.B.), F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.), Margaret Gray (M.G.), Charles McNulty (C.M.), Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.) and David C. Nichols (D.C.N.). Openings Encuentro de las Américas The festival concludes; schedules at www.thelatc.org. The Los Angeles Theatre Center,...

    Entertainment - LA Times / 19 min. ago
  • The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Nov. 19-26: The Verdi Chorus, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and moreThe week ahead in L.A. classical music, Nov. 19-26: The Verdi Chorus, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and more

    Bach & Pergolesi Guest conductor Emmanuelle Haïm leads the L.A. Phil in Purcell’s Suite from “The Fairy Queen,” Bach’s Suite No. 3 in D, and Pergolesi’s “Stabat mater” with soprano Laura Claycomb. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Sun., 2 p.m. $20-$188. (323) 850-2000. Bernstein...

    Entertainment - LA Times / 19 min. ago
  • The week ahead in L.A. dance, Nov. 19-26: Westside Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' and moreThe week ahead in L.A. dance, Nov. 19-26: Westside Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' and more

    Sonidos Gitanos Flamenco from Andalusia, Spain, with Maria Bermudez and company. El Portal MainStage Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Sun., 6 p.m. $40-$75. (818) 508-4200. Spirit of Argentina Tango Buenos Aires salutes Argentine singer and songwriter Carlos Gardel. Renée and Henry...

    Entertainment - LA Times / 19 min. ago
  • The Shakespearean excesses and political intrigues that drove Africa's oldest strongman out of powerThe Shakespearean excesses and political intrigues that drove Africa's oldest strongman out of power

    Robert Mugabe, remote, aloof and arrogant, regards himself as the last of the African liberation war heroes, with no living peers left. He carefully created the militaristic state that kept him in power for 37 years, forgetting that once he lost control of the generals, he was finished.

    World - LA Times / 19 min. ago
  • Cool, close to home, and just what you need for kidsCool, close to home, and just what you need for kids

    I am an avid reader of the L.A. Times. As a father of twin girls, I am always looking for things to do with them. Please continue providing us with "cool" things to do. Really enjoy this new section of Travel; keep up the good work. Jimmy Lima West Covina Walking while looking at one’s phone in...

    Travel - LA Times / 19 min. ago
  • Zimbabwe ruling party fires Mugabe as chiefZimbabwe ruling party fires Mugabe as chief

    Zimbabwe's ruling party Central Committee fired longtime President Robert Mugabe as party leader Sunday, saying that if he doesn't resign as the country's president by noon Monday they will begin impeachment proceedings when Parliament resumes the following day. Clinging to his now virtually powerless...

    World - LA Times / 39 min. ago
  • Warmest wishes (and gear ideas) for toasty travelsWarmest wishes (and gear ideas) for toasty travels

    Traveling to a cold-weather destination for the holidays? Here are some neat new take-alongs for warming up inside and out. Big sippers When I take my coffee on the road, I want it to stay hot, but not in those off-tasting, thick-lipped metal or plastic mugs. The tough, sipper-friendly, double-wall...

    Travel - LA Times / 1 h. 19 min. ago
  • With renovatons and new restaurants, LAX hotels are taking offWith renovatons and new restaurants, LAX hotels are taking off

    The $14 billion in improvements at LAX have stolen the show, but the airport is not the only place that’s getting a face-lift. Check out the nearby hotels on Century Boulevard for a happy surprise for out-of-town guests or for you if you have an early flight. There are new hotels and several others...

    Travel - LA Times / 1 h. 19 min. ago
  • Ask Farmer: Will the hype surrounding Rams vs. Eagles force the NFL to move it to Sunday night?Ask Farmer: Will the hype surrounding Rams vs. Eagles force the NFL to move it to Sunday night?

    Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: sam.farmer@latimes.com There’s talk of moving Philadelphia’s game at the Rams to Sunday Night Football....

    Sports - LA Times / 2 h. 19 min. ago
  • Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconductRussell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct

    Filmmaker Brett Ratner has long surrounded himself with powerful friends, including music mogul Russell Simmons and filmmaker James Toback, who've shared his playboy lifestyle. And like Ratner, they've also been accused of engaging in sexual misconduct, according to a new report by The Times.

    Entertainment - LA Times / 2 h. 19 min. ago
  • Keep your holiday sane with these tipsKeep your holiday sane with these tips

    Travel is hard enough. We want to make it easier. Here's how.

    Travel - LA Times / 2 h. 19 min. ago
  • Burn off those calories and other SoCal events during the Thanksgiving weekendBurn off those calories and other SoCal events during the Thanksgiving weekend

    Ramp up to that Thanksgiving dinner with a walk or a run at the beach, then jump full-tilt into the holiday season with craft fairs and Santa on a surfboard. Dana Point Make space for calories with a run before your Thanksgiving feast: the 40th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot. It’s combined with...

    Travel - LA Times / 2 h. 19 min. ago
  • One corner. Four killings. How a South LA neighborhood is moving forwardOne corner. Four killings. How a South LA neighborhood is moving forward

    The first to die was her friend “Ken Dog.” Five months later, her fiancé was gunned down, then another friend, “Bug” — all on the same South Los Angeles street corner. Semaj Smith lives in Harvard Park, one of the city’s deadliest neighborhoods. Her yellow house is riddled with bullet holes. A...

    Local - LA Times / 3 h. 19 min. ago
  • Did an LAPD gang officer's actions help a killer flee? Accusations by Nevada cops resurface in courtDid an LAPD gang officer's actions help a killer flee? Accusations by Nevada cops resurface in court

    The accusation against the Los Angeles gang cop was as strange as it was troubling. A police sergeant hundreds of miles away in Nevada claimed that LAPD Det. Frank Flores and one of his gang informants had interfered with the hunt for a murder suspect. Flores’ meddling, the officer alleged, had...

    Local - LA Times / 3 h. 19 min. ago
  • Two months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles to regain electricity and thousands flee the islandTwo months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles to regain electricity and thousands flee the island

    The lights remain off in bustling cities and in small rural villages. Gas generators, the only alternative to the downed power lines that seem to be everywhere, continuously hum outside hospitals and bodegas. When night falls, it’s the glow of car lights, not streetlights, that helps break through...

    Nation - LA Times / 3 h. 19 min. ago
  • How to figure out the right time for retirementHow to figure out the right time for retirement

    Dear Liz: I hear so much talk about waiting to collect Social Security. What are good reasons to start collecting Social Security at age 62? I recently retired from the military with a monthly retirement of $4,400. I plan to work a civilian job until I'm 62 (eight more years). I'm in fairly good...

    Business - LA Times / 3 h. 19 min. ago
  • Josh Rosen's stellar night for UCLA ends in frustrationJosh Rosen's stellar night for UCLA ends in frustration

    Josh Rosen stretched his arms into the air after the touchdown pass, the only hint of celebration he allowed. He did not smile. His eyes did not gleam. Time was running out to rally his team. Another sterling performance ended in defeat for the UCLA quarterback on Saturday night at the Coliseum,...

    Sports - LA Times / 7 h. 4 min. ago
  • Josh Rosen shines, but the Bruins fall to Sam Darnold and the TrojansJosh Rosen shines, but the Bruins fall to Sam Darnold and the Trojans

    It was late in the third quarter when, walking off a Coliseum field littered with another dropped pass, Josh Rosen made a gesture that spoke for a rivalry. The UCLA quarterback gripped his face mask tightly, then began banging the top of his helmet, again and again and again. He won the battle,...

    Sports - LA Times / 7 h. 14 min. ago
  • UCLA puts up a fight, but USC gets the victory in rivalry gameUCLA puts up a fight, but USC gets the victory in rivalry game

    Late in a strange rivalry game, when neither USC nor UCLA was playing particularly well, Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen heaved up an offering into the light fog over the Coliseum. Rosen had launched missiles all game, mostly successfully, but when this one came down to earth, USC cornerback Jack...

    Sports - LA Times / 7 h. 19 min. ago
  • Border gate opens, briefly, for rare reunions and a weddingBorder gate opens, briefly, for rare reunions and a wedding

    With a creak and a groan, the heavy steel gate on the fence between the U.S and Mexico at Border Field State Park slowly swung open on its rusty hinges just after noon on Saturday. A trio of Border Patrol agents pulled it open wider, revealing a tightly packed crowd of Mexican citizens and media...

    L.A. Now - LA Times / 8 h. 34 min. ago
  • Stanford stays alive in pursuit of the Pac-12 North against CaliforniaStanford stays alive in pursuit of the Pac-12 North against California

    Bryce Love rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown despite missing most of the fourth quarter after aggravating an ankle injury, and No. 22 Stanford held off California 17-14 on Saturday to keep its Pac-12 title hopes alive. K.J. Costello completed 17 of 26 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown, Ben...

    Sports - LA Times / 8 h. 39 min. ago
  • Gonzaga wins at home against Utah StateGonzaga wins at home against Utah State

    Killian Tillie had 20 points and nine rebounds to help No. 17 Gonzaga beat Utah State 79-66 on Saturday night at Spokane, Wash. Corey Kispert and Silas Melson each scored 12 points for the Bulldogs (3-0), went on a 17-0 run to lead 77-57. Sam Merrill scored 19 points for the Aggies (2-2), who shot...

    Sports - LA Times / 8 h. 59 min. ago
  • Deception helps Trojans get first score on punt returnDeception helps Trojans get first score on punt return

    USC’s punt returns have been mostly toothless this season, so the Trojans tried something different against UCLA. Very different. In the first quarter at the Coliseum, Ajene Harris went back to field a punt by Stefan Flintoft. He drifted toward one sideline to field the ball. Except the ball wasn’t...

    Sports - LA Times / 9 h. 4 min. ago
  • Missing Argentine submarine apparently sent 7 satellite messages, but none got throughMissing Argentine submarine apparently sent 7 satellite messages, but none got through

    The Argentine navy has detected what appeared to be seven satellite messages sent from a missing submarine, but communication with the vessel was never established, and its whereabouts in the south Atlantic remained a mystery late Saturday. The 44-crew submarine, the subject of an intensive search...

    World - LA Times / 9 h. 54 min. ago
  • Family, friends gather at Boyle Heights vigil for two boys killed by sheriff's SUV involved in crashFamily, friends gather at Boyle Heights vigil for two boys killed by sheriff's SUV involved in crash

    Dozens of mourners gathered for a prayer vigil in Boyle Heights on Saturday near the site where two young boys were killed and their mother seriously injured when a Los Angeles County sheriff’s vehicle involved in a crash careened onto the sidewalk and hit them. Jose Luis and Marcos Hernandez,...

    Crime & Courts - LATimes / 10 h. 9 min. ago
  • Clippers want Wesley Johnson to shoot more than he ever has beforeClippers want Wesley Johnson to shoot more than he ever has before

    Shoot the basketball, Wesley Johnson. He hears it all the time from the Clippers coaching staff. And yet Johnson remains hesitant, despite knowing that coach Doc Rivers wants his small forward to shoot his shot when it’s available. “They want me to shoot a little more,” Johnson said Saturday, smiling....

    Sports - LA Times / 10 h. 9 min. ago
  • Doc Rivers calls out Clippers after loss to Hornets stretches skid to eightDoc Rivers calls out Clippers after loss to Hornets stretches skid to eight

    The words and phrases that flowed from Clippers coach Doc Rivers’ mouth following his team’s eighth consecutive loss Saturday night were not complimentary in the least. He called the 102-87 loss to the equally struggling Charlotte Hornets “a bad one.” He called out his players for “individual play”...

    Sports - LA Times / 10 h. 9 min. ago
  • Kyrie Irving leads the Celtics to their 15th consecutive win against the Atlanta HawksKyrie Irving leads the Celtics to their 15th consecutive win against the Atlanta Hawks

    Kyrie Irving scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown added a career-high 27 and the Boston Celtics won their 15th consecutive game with a 110-99 victory over the Hawks on Saturday night in Atlanta. At 15-2, Boston leads the NBA and matched the best start in franchise history through 17 games. The winning...

    Sports - LA Times / 10 h. 19 min. ago
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  • Spotlight: Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield's mouth — not his play — makes him the center of attentionSpotlight: Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield's mouth — not his play — makes him the center of attention

    The Big 12 race began the day as clear as the Beijing skyline. Things were so confusing that even Texas had a path to the title. There were six teams with a decent chance to make the conference championship game on Dec. 2. It still could end up a bit messy, but some things are clear by the end...

    Sports - LA Times / 10 h. 24 min. ago
  • 7 Chicago officers given desk duty as cases linked to corrupt ex-cop are reviewed7 Chicago officers given desk duty as cases linked to corrupt ex-cop are reviewed

    Seven Chicago police officers who were once part of a crew led by a corrupt sergeant have been removed from their street duties while their conduct years ago is investigated. The decision to place the officers on desk duty came Thursday night, hours after Cook County prosecutors threw out the convictions...

    Nation - LA Times / 11 h. 4 min. ago
  • Jonny Brodzinski's first goal highlights Darcy Kuemper's shutout as Kings snap skid with win over PanthersJonny Brodzinski's first goal highlights Darcy Kuemper's shutout as Kings snap skid with win over Panthers

    A sea of white jerseys parted long enough for Jonny Brodzinski to help get the Kings back in the black. Brodzinski won’t have to exaggerate how he scored his first NHL goal to his grandchildren someday. His backhand shot to the upper right corner, against Florida Panthers goalie James Reimer, was...

    Sports - LA Times / 12 h. 59 min. ago
  • Homeless man burned to death near Mission BayHomeless man burned to death near Mission Bay

    Police are investigating the case of an unidentified homeless man who burned to death in a field near Mission Bay, authorities said. An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer spotted the fire on a vacant lot just north of Pacific Highway near Seaworld Drive about 11:30 p.m Friday, according...

    Crime & Courts - LATimes / 13 h. 49 min. ago
  • Memorial services held for 2 servicemen killed overseas in World War IIMemorial services held for 2 servicemen killed overseas in World War II

    Two U.S. servicemen whose remains were identified more than six decades after they were killed overseas during World War II finally got funerals in their California hometowns. The Defense Department says Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Homer Spence and Marine Corps Reserve Assistant Cook Frank Masoni were...

    L.A. Now - LA Times / 14 h. 14 min. ago
  • Rams' Jared Goff offers comic relief with audiblesRams' Jared Goff offers comic relief with audibles

    Don’t blame the big men up front if you see some shoulders shaking Sunday along the Rams offensive line. The audibles of Jared Goff are pretty funny. A video compilation of Goff’s line-of-scrimmage calls went viral this week after the second-year quarterback was mic’d up for the Rams’ victory over...

    Sports - LA Times / 14 h. 19 min. ago
  • LCD Soundsystem is a blast from the dance-band past at the PalladiumLCD Soundsystem is a blast from the dance-band past at the Palladium

    Instead of horns, they had synths. And rather than swing, they grooved. But in terms of the service they were providing their audience, James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem weren’t so different Friday evening at the Hollywood Palladium from the old big bands that performed there in the 1940s. Kicking...

    Entertainment - LA Times / 14 h. 19 min. ago
  • Lebanon's prime minister arrives in Paris, heralding the end of one crisis but perhaps starting anotherLebanon's prime minister arrives in Paris, heralding the end of one crisis but perhaps starting another

    Lebanon’s embattled prime minister, Saad Hariri, met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Saturday and insisted he would return to Beirut on Wednesday, marking a new chapter in the odd political drama that has thrust Lebanon into the regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran. ...

    World - LA Times / 15 h. 29 min. ago
  • Trump administration threatens to shut down Palestinian delegation in WashingtonTrump administration threatens to shut down Palestinian delegation in Washington

    The Trump administration is threatening to shutter the Palestinian Authority’s representative office in Washington based on a provision of a U.S. law that has not been previously enforced. The State Department recently informed the Palestinian Authority that if it does not reenter peace negotiations...

    World - LA Times / 16 h. 39 min. ago
  • De'Anthony Melton still sidelined by USC in connection with college basketball bribery caseDe'Anthony Melton still sidelined by USC in connection with college basketball bribery case

    De’Anthony Melton won’t play in USC’s game at Vanderbilt on Sunday, according to his attorney, after being held out of the season’s first two games while the school investigates his eligibility in connection with the ongoing college basketball bribery and corruption case. “USC is doing whatever...

    Sports - LA Times / 16 h. 44 min. ago
  • Trump administration updates demands as NAFTA talks continueTrump administration updates demands as NAFTA talks continue

    President Trump’s top trade official has issued new objectives for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement — including some likely to irk Canada and Mexico, as well as the U.S. recording industry and other major business interests, as talks continue this weekend. There are few surprises...

    Nation - LA Times / 17 h. 4 min. ago
  • Anti-sharia and anti-fascist demonstrators face off at site of San Bernardino terrorist attackAnti-sharia and anti-fascist demonstrators face off at site of San Bernardino terrorist attack

    Small crowds of anti-sharia and anti-fascist demonstrators faced off Saturday at the site of the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist massacre. The two groups, totaling no more than 100, gathered near the Inland Regional Center, a nonprofit that serves people with developmental disabilities, where a Pakistani...

    L.A. Now - LA Times / 17 h. 29 min. ago
  • AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dies at 64AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dies at 64

    Malcolm Young, the AC/DC co-founder whose brash guitar riffs, tight songwriting and live-wire personality defined an era of rock ’n’ roll, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced his death on its official Facebook page on Saturday. The exact time, location and cause of his death were not immediately...

    Obituaries - LA Times / 17 h. 49 min. ago
  • Gerardo Monterrubio's 'Mano-Made' works: A swirling vortex of lives, captured on clayGerardo Monterrubio's 'Mano-Made' works: A swirling vortex of lives, captured on clay

    The Oaxaca-born, L.A.-based artist's sculptures are on view at the Craft in America Center in the second of its three-part series, "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists."

    Entertainment - LA Times / 17 h. 59 min. ago
  • Thousands march through Zimbabwe's capital to demand Mugabe's departureThousands march through Zimbabwe's capital to demand Mugabe's departure

    During elections nine years ago, Zimbabwe ruling party thugs banged on Nonoza Ncube’s door at 2 a.m., took her to a temporary military-style base and beat her on her back and legs with batons. Yet when she heard that ruling party ZANU-PF war veterans were staging a mass rally in Harare, the nation’s...

    World - LA Times / 18 h. 19 min. ago
  • Democratic donor's home was littered with drug paraphernalia after man died, coroner saysDemocratic donor's home was littered with drug paraphernalia after man died, coroner says

    The West Hollywood apartment of a prominent Democratic donor where a 26-year-old man was found dead of an overdose this summer was littered with drug paraphernalia, according to the man’s autopsy report. The Los Angeles County coroner’s report, which was obtained by the Los Angeles Times on Friday,...

    L.A. Now - LA Times / 18 h. 34 min. ago
  • Driver gravely wounded, vehicle plows into fast-food restaurant in Panorama CityDriver gravely wounded, vehicle plows into fast-food restaurant in Panorama City

    A 19-year-old motorist was gravely wounded in a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting in Panorama City before his car plowed into a fast-food restaurant, police said. The driver was identified as Alexis Saldana, authorities said. Police initially reported that the driver had been killed. No one was injured...

    L.A. Now - LA Times / 18 h. 39 min. ago
  • Officials investigating inmate death at Mule Creek State prison as homicideOfficials investigating inmate death at Mule Creek State prison as homicide

    Officials are investigating the death of an inmate at Mule Creek State Prison in Northern California as a homicide, authorities said. Inmate Wayne Bradley, 50, was found unresponsive in his cell about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement....

    Crime & Courts - LATimes / 19 h. 39 min. ago
  • Tijuana cosmetic surgery clinic under scrutiny in Downey woman’s deathTijuana cosmetic surgery clinic under scrutiny in Downey woman’s death

    Irma Saenz told family members she was going to Tijuana for the day. But she didn’t tell them what for: The 51-year-old Downey resident had scheduled a liposuction procedure at a cosmetic surgery clinic. Four days later, Saenz was in a coma when an ambulance brought her across the border, her relatives...

    L.A. Now - LA Times / 20 h. 39 min. ago
  • Designer Azzedine Alaia, known for clingy style, dies at 77Designer Azzedine Alaia, known for clingy style, dies at 77

    Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died at age 77. The French Haute Couture Federation announced Alaia's death on Saturday without providing details. Twitter...

    Local - LA Times / 21 h. 14 min. ago
  • Hidden underground bunker, tunnel with 1,000 bikes found in homeless encampmentHidden underground bunker, tunnel with 1,000 bikes found in homeless encampment

    As Orange County officials clear out homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River, they are making some unexpected discoveries. In one area, they found an underground bunker accessible from a wooden hatch camouflaged with dirt. In another, more than 1,000 bicycles tucked in a separate tunnel...

    Local - LA Times / 21 h. 19 min. ago
  • Gunman in Northern California rampage 'didn't pick the school randomly,' D.A. saidGunman in Northern California rampage 'didn't pick the school randomly,' D.A. said

    A gunman’s attack on an elementary school during a deadly rampage in Northern California this week was not a random act as authorities initially thought, prosecutors said Friday. Kevin Janson Neal, 44, smashed a stolen Ford F-150 through the front gates of Rancho Tehama Elementary School on Tuesday...

    L.A. Now - LA Times / 21 h. 44 min. ago
  • The house that sold for nearly $800,000 over asking price speaks to the inequity of CaliforniaThe house that sold for nearly $800,000 over asking price speaks to the inequity of California

    The turkey was done, or getting close. So my Aunt Mimi and my Aunt Marie opened the oven to take a look, and decided to lift it onto the counter for closer inspection. The turkey had other ideas. It jumped out of the roasting pan and skidded across the kitchen floor as if it was trying to escape....

    Local - LA Times / 22 h. 19 min. ago
  • Charles Manson's condition remains a mystery, but officials say he is still aliveCharles Manson's condition remains a mystery, but officials say he is still alive

    Mass murderer Charles Manson remained alive Friday, authorities said, but details of the illness that brought him to a Bakersfield hospital remain unclear. Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said only that Manson was still living and that...

    Local - LA Times / 22 h. 39 min. ago
  • Books: The National Book Award winners, Alexander Chee on his mentor Kit Reed and moreBooks: The National Book Award winners, Alexander Chee on his mentor Kit Reed and more

    Hello, readers! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, book editor of the L.A. Times, with this week’s newsletter with some great bookish stories to carry you through Thanksgiving. THE BIG STORY When critic at large Alexander Chee took his first creative writing class from Kit Reed at Wesleyan University more than...

    Lifestyle - LA Times / 23 h. 19 min. ago
  • The key to a happy life? Gratitude that goes beyond ThanksgivingThe key to a happy life? Gratitude that goes beyond Thanksgiving

    The importance of gratitude goes beyond a picture-perfect Thanksgiving tableau. Many experts believe that feeling grateful is also beneficial to your health. “Gratitude is good medicine,” says Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at UC Davis and founding editor in chief of the Journal of Positive...

    Lifestyle - LA Times / 23 h. 19 min. ago
  • The secrets to a Thanksgiving #tablescape that will blow up on InstagramThe secrets to a Thanksgiving #tablescape that will blow up on Instagram

    For the Thanksgiving that Diana and Josh Perrin host every year, they draw inspiration from tablescapes they feature on their hugely popular Casa de Perrin Instagram feed, which has more than 288,000 followers.

    Lifestyle - LA Times / 23 h. 19 min. ago
  • Spirit Airlines turns to Disney to improve its customer serviceSpirit Airlines turns to Disney to improve its customer service

    Spirit Airlines, the ultra-low-cost carrier from Florida, has reported some of the biggest profit margins of any airline in the country because of its practice of charging passenger fees for a long menu of basic services. But the airline also has had the highest rate of complaints by passengers...

    Business - LA Times / 1 d. 0 h. 19 min. ago
  • An HOA needs an attorney retainer agreement, but a good one requires negotiationAn HOA needs an attorney retainer agreement, but a good one requires negotiation

    Question: Every year, the board automatically renews the association attorney’s retainer agreement and deposit. Without reading it the directors sign and send him a check for $60,000. This year, I spoke up and told my fellow board members that we should not make the deposit and not sign the agreement...

    Business - LA Times / 1 d. 0 h. 19 min. ago
  • I miss her every Thanksgiving, and try not to wonder 'What if...?'I miss her every Thanksgiving, and try not to wonder 'What if...?'

    I remember her every year at this time — and when I see the Missed Connections on Craigslist, where strangers who were too shy to connect when they first crossed paths hope to unite. These personal ads imply that lost opportunities can be found. That’s why I gave a blanket to a woman I didn’t know....

    Lifestyle - LA Times / 1 d. 0 h. 19 min. ago
  • Thanksgiving treats that won't ruin your dietThanksgiving treats that won't ruin your diet

    A traditional made-from-scratch Thanksgiving feast isn’t for everyone. For those who would prefer to lighten their day-of workloads, or have the option of healthful dishes for vegan and gluten-free guests, here are some easy and nutrient-dense products that can be bought in advance, stored easily,...

    Lifestyle - LA Times / 1 d. 0 h. 19 min. ago
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    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Nov. 18. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES Who is to blame? More than two dozen investigators have spent weeks scouring wine country trying to solve the mystery at the heart of the most...

    Crime & Courts - LATimes / 1 d. 0 h. 49 min. ago
  • Olivia Munn doesn't understand why anyone is still working with Brett RatnerOlivia Munn doesn't understand why anyone is still working with Brett Ratner

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    Entertainment - LA Times / 1 d. 1 h. 19 min. ago
  • Invest in a fragrant spring by planting sweet peas — nowInvest in a fragrant spring by planting sweet peas — now

    There's nothing quite as fragrant as sweet peas. You can make this lovely English garden-type scene a reality in your yard, but you need to act now, because fall is prime time for planting this cool-weather flower in Southern California.

    Lifestyle - LA Times / 1 d. 1 h. 19 min. ago
  • Satellite just launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base promises to improve weather warningsSatellite just launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base promises to improve weather warnings

    A rocket carrying a new weather satellite was launched successfully from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Saturday, with plans to put the satellite in a polar orbit to help improve forecasting and hurricane tracking. The Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a...

    Local - LA Times / 1 d. 2 h. 4 min. ago
  • Rampage killer's repeated weapons violations were never reported to prosecutors, district attorney saysRampage killer's repeated weapons violations were never reported to prosecutors, district attorney says

    Tehama County prosecutors were never told that the gunman who killed five people in a rampage this week had for months before regularly fired off weapons at his home despite a judge’s order that he turn in his weapons, the district attorney said Friday. Neighbors of the gunman, Kevin Janson Neal,...

    Crime & Courts - LATimes / 1 d. 9 h. 49 min. ago
  • David Cunningham Jr., former L.A. City Councilman, dies at 82David Cunningham Jr., former L.A. City Councilman, dies at 82

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    Politics - LA Times / 1 d. 11 h. 29 min. ago
  • 'Diaper bandit' led police on high-speed chase that severely injured 6-year-old girl, prosecutors say'Diaper bandit' led police on high-speed chase that severely injured 6-year-old girl, prosecutors say

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    Local - LA Times / 1 d. 11 h. 39 min. ago
  • After backlash, Trump says he will postpone plan to allow elephant trophy importsAfter backlash, Trump says he will postpone plan to allow elephant trophy imports

    In a surprise move, the Trump administration will suspend its recent decision to allow hunters to bring elephant trophies back to the U.S. from parts of southern Africa, President Trump announced Friday night on Twitter. The move comes as celebrities, politicians and even some Trump supporters...

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  • Diana Ross on longevity and life off the stageDiana Ross on longevity and life off the stage

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