| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The state Senate voted to fund California's ambitious high-speed rail project on Friday, handing a major victory to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration.
The $8-billion legislation will fund the project's first stretch, covering 130 miles from...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 2:53 PM
"It's a jobs creator, and thank God we got it," Gov. Jerry Brown said of funding for high speed rail, narrowly approved by the Legislature last week. He and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood were at the Port of Oakland on Monday to take a victory...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Comcast Corp.has struck a deal to sell its minority stake in A&E Television Networks, whose holdings include cable channels A&E, History and Lifetime, for $3 billion.
While the sale was expected, the price tag was higher than Comcast thought its holdings...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Warner Bros. will need a new hero to invigorate its DC Comics brand on the big screen, now that director Christopher Nolan’s successful Batman trilogy comes to an end with next week's "The Dark Knight Rises."
Home to such superheroes as Superman,...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Bob Hope Airport in Burbank has reopened its gates to Hollywood for the first time in more than a decade, after prohibiting film shoots there since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The tragedy put the nation's entire air transportation system...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 11:11 AM
The California Film Commission was flooded with applications for the state's film and TV tax credit.
The commission, which administers the state's film and tax tax credit program, said 322 projects had applied for the credit by the deadline at 3 p.m....
| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:13 AM
"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno is taking a significant reduction in pay and roughly two dozen staffers are being let go as part of a major budget restructuring at the late-night talk show.
Although "The Tonight Show" remains the top-rated late-night...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:45 AM
With legal challenges to the California bullet train mounting, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday began circulating proposed legislation designed to significantly diminish the possibility that opponents could stop the project with an environmental lawsuit....
| May 4, 2012
| 7:59 AM
State bullet train officials Thursday approved the environmental impact studies for an initial section of high-speed track to be built from Merced to Fresno, a decision that sets the stage for possible legal challenges from powerful Central Valley farming...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:36 AM
The greater Van Nuys area, with its apartment-rich neighborhoods, has become a thriving hub not of Mexican immigrants as much as Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, Ecuadoreans and Peruvians. They are blending into towns next door — Panorama City,...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Bob Lambert, a widely respected entertainment industry executive who played a pivotal role in the advent of computer animation, died of undisclosed causes Friday at his home in Glendale, his family announced Monday night. He was 55.
Lambert served as...
| May 7, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Rep. Howard Berman crouched on a Sherman Oaks baseball field on a recent Saturday, striking a pose with two 4-year-old boys who had not yet had a chance to break in their uniforms.
A few miles away, Rep. Brad Sherman clutched a boxed American flag that...