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Presented with Thomas Harris’ bestselling novel “The Silence of the Lambs,” most Hollywood directors would have been primarily enticed by the lurid appeal of its serial killers, Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter and “Buffalo Bill.” But for Jonathan Demme, who directed the hit 1991 film adaptation,...

Author: Josh Rottenberg
Posted: April 26, 2017, 9:40 pm

New tips in the December 2009 slaying of a prominent civil litigation attorney at his home in Rolling Hills Estates have prompted investigators to ask for the public’s help in solving the case.

On Wednesday, family members and detectives gathered for a news conference at the Los Angeles County...

Author: Nicole Santa Cruz
Posted: April 26, 2017, 8:40 pm

The on-again, off-again speech by conservative pundit Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley appears to be off again.

Coulter told the New York Times in an email Wednesday that she was unlikely to give the speech because local law enforcement and the university could not guarantee her safety amid fears of...

Author: Paige St. John
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:35 pm

A onetime volunteer campaign treasurer for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) who embezzled more than $250,000 from his ex-employer and the congressman’s reelection committee was sentenced Tuesday to a year in county jail and five years’ probation.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald...

Author: Hannah Fry
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:30 pm

For Nicole Cuff and her friends, the 1992 Los Angeles riots used to feel like a piece of history, told in old stories by their parents or discussed and analyzed in school.

Recently, though, it’s started to feel much more real to her — like something that could happen again in the near future.


Author: Victoria Kim, Melissa Etehad
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:00 am

Emcee Tom O’Key seemed giddy as dozens of guests filed into an outdoor theater in this Mojave Desert town Saturday night to learn about an icy moon of Jupiter and take a stab at connecting with whatever — or whomever — may be living there.

“We’re sending selfies to Europa here tonight, folks,”...

Author: Louis Sahagun
Posted: April 26, 2017, 10:00 am

The 4300 block of Degnan Boulevard in Leimert Park has a look of faded glory, with its shuttered storefronts and stalled promise. Like so many parts of South Los Angeles, this is not what anyone would have hoped for when, a quarter of a century ago, the uprising in the Rodney King cop-acquittal...

Author: Steve Lopez
Posted: April 26, 2017, 10:00 am
L.A. riots by the numbers
Author: Los Angeles Timesg graphics staff
Posted: April 26, 2017, 10:00 am

As I walked across Pan Pacific Park to my car on Monday, I came upon signs discarded after the March for Justice.

A few hours earlier, thousands of Armenian-Americans had gathered here, the starting point for an annual 1.5-mile march demanding that the Turkish government admit, once and for all,...

Author: Robin Abcarian
Posted: April 26, 2017, 10:00 am

William C. Melton, left, the city of Victorville’s civil defense coordination, takes a phone call as his top aide, Phil Mull, looks on, in the fallout shelter command post located 185 feet below surface level.

In a May 26, 1968, article, Charles Hillinger began:

The fallout shelter program, forgotten...

Author: Scott Harrison
Posted: April 26, 2017, 8:00 am

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter has told UC Berkeley student groups that she intends to speak on campus Thursday, leaving the consequences of her controversial appearance to be decided by university police, demonstrators and counter-protestors.

On the heels of three violent clashes this year between...

Author: Paige St. John
Posted: April 26, 2017, 2:25 am

The California bullet train dodged another legal bullet Tuesday when a Sacramento Superior Court judge tentatively rejected a request to stop the state rail agency from spending bond money approved by voters in 2008.

Opponents of the project sought an injunction to keep the agency from spending...

Author: Ralph Vartabedian
Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:30 am

A U.S. judge has blocked President Trump’s order to cut off funding to cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.

Follow @lanow for breaking news.

Author: Associated Press
Posted: April 25, 2017, 8:20 pm

The administration of the University of California system pays top workers salaries significantly higher than that of similar state employees, has provided millions of dollars in benefits not typical to the public sector and failed to disclose to the Board of Regents and the public that it had...

Author: Patrick McGreevy
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:40 pm

When an angry mob erupted in violence across Los Angeles 25 years ago this week, two names were commonly invoked by those in the streets.

One is well-known: Rodney G. King, the black man beaten by a group of baton-wielding police officers whose acquittal in a Simi Valley courtroom sparked the riots...

Author: Angel Jennings, Matt Hamilton
Posted: April 25, 2017, 3:20 pm

Will Ann Coulter speak at UC Berkeley this week?

It’s a question that has consumed the university for weeks and on Monday actually sparked a federal lawsuit from College Republicans who invited the conservative author to speak.

Coulter’s proposed talk has become a flashpoint for several reasons.

Author: Paige St. John, Shelby Grad
Posted: April 25, 2017, 2:45 pm

On Sep. 16, 1928, a George F. Getty Inc. well exploded at the Santa Fe Springs oil fields, igniting a fire that burned for almost two months. According to a Los Angeles Times caption the next day, the shock wave from the explosion was felt more than a mile away.

This oil field fire was one of several...

Author: Scott Harrison
Posted: April 25, 2017, 8:00 am

Official reports released Monday say the catastrophic damage to Oroville Dam’s main spillway probably stemmed from swift water flows under the concrete chute, which was cracked and of uneven thickness.

The observations, contained in consultants’ reports prepared for the state Department of Water...

Author: Bettina Boxall
Posted: April 25, 2017, 2:55 am

A Republican student group on Monday filed a lawsuit demanding that UC Berkeley allow conservative pundit Ann Coulter to speak on campus Thursday as originally planned.

Citing unspecified threats, administrators had rescheduled Coulter’s appearance for May 2, when they said the university could...

Author: Paige St. John
Posted: April 24, 2017, 11:40 pm

The mountain lion did not commit the perfect crime.

DNA evidence left behind in a San Mateo County home confirms that it was a big cat that snatched a woman’s little dog last week.

The incident happened at about 3 a.m. April 17 as the woman and her child slept in her bedroom. The woman’s 15-pound...

Author: Hector Becerra
Posted: April 24, 2017, 11:30 pm

In the nearly five years it took Robert Pirsig to sell “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” 121 publishers rejected the rambling novel.

The 122nd gently warned Pirsig, a former rhetoric professor who had a job writing technical manuals, not to expect more than his $3,000 advance.

“The book...

Author: Steve Chawkins
Posted: April 24, 2017, 8:35 pm

Pasadena police detectives Monday released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with three homicides.

The release comes three months after the shooting deaths of two men who were at a vigil held for another man who had been killed in December.

Investigators say they have tied the gunman of last...

Author: Ruben Vives
Posted: April 24, 2017, 6:55 pm

Renowned sculptor and fiber artist Magdalena Abakanowicz, Poland's leading visual artist whose work can be seen across the United States, has died at the age of 86.

Abakanowicz's work was notable for her larger-than-life headless human figures, arranged in crowds in open spaces.

She primarily used...

Author: Associated Press
Posted: April 24, 2017, 5:20 pm

When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his proposed budget last week, he called a $176-million effort to battle homelessness his top priority, highlighted a $35-million plan to mend broken streets and promised $2 million to clean up graffiti.

He did not mention the expenditure that dwarfs...

Author: Jack Dolan
Posted: April 24, 2017, 1:00 pm

New classrooms under construction at a charter school in Pacoima mark a moment of truce — even mutual respect — in a hot and cold war between charters and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

On Friday, people gathered to celebrate the innovative project at Vaughn Next Century Learning Center,...

Author: Howard Blume
Posted: April 24, 2017, 12:00 pm

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Authorities said they are searching for a gold 2004 BMW with license plate 6WAP644.

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Posted: April 27, 2017, 1:14 am

A search intensified Wednesday for the killer of a 50-year-old man gunned down in Norwalk while going door to door collecting donations for a children's charity.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 1:10 am

A fire scorched about 15 acres of grass and brush Wednesday in Montecito Heights but no structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.

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Posted: April 27, 2017, 1:08 am

The quiet, the calm, the peace that the San Fernando Valley once brought to those who live here has been shaken over the last year - particularly over the last few months - as Los Angeles Police Department...

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Posted: April 27, 2017, 1:02 am

Investigators from the LA County Sheriff's Narcotics Bureau seized 15 kilograms of a substance believed to be cocaine and cash during a raid Monday in Boyle Heights.

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Posted: April 27, 2017, 12:07 am

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Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:12 pm

Jennifer Friales, a sweet fourth grader from the Philippines, just celebrated her ninth birthday with Ronald McDonald and friends at a party in Manila.

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Posted: April 26, 2017, 8:06 pm

Temps are warming up and junior soft-serve ice cream cones are on the menu this April 27.

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Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:54 pm

A man who was working for a Santa Fe Spring non-profit group was shot and killed in Norwalk as he went door-to-door seeking donations for curb painting. Toni Guinyard reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m.

Photo Credit: Care for the Children
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:57 pm

From inside a bulletproof cashier's booth at her Compton gas station 25 years ago, Son Park watched in horror as rioters threw rocks and yelled at her to leave.

Photo Credit: Keun-pyo "Root" Park
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:38 pm

The recently restored 1934 "Cleopatra" will screen at the world's most famous cinema in honor of its anniversary.

Photo Credit: TCL Chinese Theatre
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:30 pm

Spring is a great time to do some cleaning. Instead of throwing things out, think about donating. Jonathan Gonzalez reports for Today in LA on Wednesday April 26, 2017.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:01 pm

California is set to experience an increase in spiders following Gov. Jerry Brown's order that lifted the state's drought emergency, NBC4 media partner KPPC reported.

Photo Credit: Getty
Author: KPCC
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:46 pm

A pursuit that crossed parts of southern Los Angeles County ended when the driver turned around and headed toward officers, who fatally shot the driver. The pursuit involving a stolen vehicle began in the...

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:18 pm

A large bear appears to be the newest resident of a Yucaipa neighborhood.

Photo Credit: Dane Davidson
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:19 am

At least one person was killed and nine others were injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash that shut down the 5 Freeway for eight hours along Griffith Park Tuesday, firefighters said.

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Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:16 am

Los Angeles is on the brink of elimination after a disappointing 96-92 loss to the Utah Jazz in Game 5 at Staples Center on Tuesday night.

Photo Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:49 am

Video shows a shark sinking its teeth into a dead whale that drifted toward a Southern California beach last week before it was towed out to sea.

Photo Credit: Mark Girardeau/Newport Coastal Adventure
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Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:27 am

Evan Jimenez, who was savagely beaten and left hospitalized, made as surprise return to his baseball team's game. The teen, who is still recovering from his injuries, managed to throw out the first pitch.
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Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:17 am

A little girl was found safe after her father had kidnapped her, activating an Amber Alert. The man faces charges including child abduction. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:16 am

A new art exhibit titled "Re-Imagining Justice" asks the question: What does justice look like in America - 25 years after the uprising? Angie Crouch reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on Monday, Aug.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 2:10 am

A man was arrested after he was accused of luring a lost 6-year-old in a shopping center to an isolated area before sexually assaulting her behind recycling bins, the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday.

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Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:25 am

Spend a Sunday afternoon supping upon some of Silver Lake's best eats (and Echo Park, and Highland Park, and...)

Photo Credit: Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream/Diablo Taco
Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:09 am

Four pedestrians were injured when a car crashed into them in Granada Hills on Tuesday afternoon.

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Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:52 pm

A "teeny tiny puppet show inside a matchbox" is one whimsical highlight of this annual family must-do.

Photo Credit: Skirball Cultural Center
Posted: April 25, 2017, 8:34 pm

Southern California is known for its traffic and congestion. Here are some snapshots to prove it.

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Posted: April 25, 2017, 8:17 pm

Drone pilots tipped police after their aircraft captured a man accused of illegally dumping trash in a San Jacinto neighborhood. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on Monday, April 24, 2017.

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Posted: April 25, 2017, 5:44 pm

Lexi Segura, the year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert issued out of San Bernardino County, has been found safe in Montclair, and her father has been arrested, according to the San Bernardino...

Photo Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office
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Posted: April 25, 2017, 5:29 pm

The driver of a stolen Penske rental truck attempted to carjack another truck and hide between the two vehicles before he was arrested at the end of a pursuit in the west San Fernando Valley.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV
Posted: April 25, 2017, 4:51 pm

Wowza hues, bold prints, and '60s-era oomph reign at The Paley Center for Media's free exhibit.

Photo Credit: Imeh Bryant for the Paley Center
Posted: April 25, 2017, 3:12 pm

Kobe Bryant stepped up and spit out a hilarious slam poetry performance focused on Family Matters character Steve Urkel on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Posted: April 25, 2017, 3:05 pm

Compare scenes from the 1992 Los Angeles riots and today.

Photo Credit: AP Images/KNBC-TV
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Posted: April 25, 2017, 1:00 pm

A man robbed a Garden Grove liquor store at gunpoint Monday night before fleeing, police said.

Photo Credit: OnScene.TV
Posted: April 25, 2017, 12:03 pm

The San Francisco Giants scratched across two runs and then held on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-1, in the first game between the longtime rivals this season.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Posted: April 25, 2017, 5:47 am

More than 60 people were killed, more than 12,000 others were arrested and $1 billion in property damage was recorded during the five days of rioting.

Photo Credit: Associated Press/Getty Images
Posted: April 24, 2017, 12:27 am

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