| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:13 PM
A Sacramento County judge has rejected a bid by agricultural interests to temporarily halt California's bullet train project in the Central Valley until a lawsuit can be decided.
After a three-hour hearing, Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley on Friday...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 11:47 AM
DC Comics' superheroes can finally team up on the big screen following yesterday's legal victory for Warner Bros. in its long-running fight over the rights to Superman.
The studio is expected to accelerate development of a planned "Justice League"...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Disney is shutting down its Disney Movies Online service, which failed to catch on with users.
The site let consumers buy or rent digital versions of Disney and Pixar films and watch the movies on their computers. It was designed to ease the family...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:31 AM
California’s plan to build a $68-billion bullet train divided the Legislature this summer, so it is no surprise that it became a hot-button election issue. And nowhere is that split more on show than in the 5th Senate District contest in the San...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:33 AM
The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote on an ordinance Wednesday that would ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits unless the animals came from nonprofit rescue organizations or city animal shelters.
The law is designed to target...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:13 AM
It's 8 a.m. Sunday and John Palyok, general manager of a Best Buy store in Burbank, is brandishing a $19.99 Dynex HDMI cable like a battle standard.
A group of 50 employees, mostly in their 20s, gather around him, gulping coffee and nodding slowly....
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Robert Kleinhenz, chief economist with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., recently spoke with The Times about a new report on the entertainment industry’s effect on the L.A. County economy.
What was the purpose of the study?
| Oct 25, 2012
| 1:02 PM
A man suffered severe burns after an explosion this week in a Santa Clarita apartment that authorities said was being used as a marijuana grow house and laboratory for the extraction of tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC and the active ingredient...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:50 PM
A North Hollywood man who attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border late Wednesday night was taken into custody after border patrol officers discovered he was wanted on suspicion of murder.
Oscar E. Aguilera walked up to the Otay Mesa border crossing...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Patricia A. Disney — matriarch of a family whose $10-million donation was the foundation of a comprehensive cancer center at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center — has died. She was 77.
Married to Roy, Walt Disney's nephew, for more than 50...
| Oct 16, 2010
Some people have noted, (mostly) kindly, that topics in this column vary widely. Sometimes it focuses on the newsroom, sometimes on happenings in our area, while other times it opines on life generally.
This column is printed in both the Glendale News-...
| Oct 20, 2010
Do you want to know what is wrong with America? Just take a look at the Saturday edition of the LATEXTRA section of the Los Angeles Times.
Staring at you on the front page, a photo of two of our more infamous leaders. Gavin Newsom, who had an affair...