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Home of the Week: Rocker's retreat on Lake Sherwood offers a taste of the Old World

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:30:00 PDT

Picture windows and terrace balconies frame passing kayaks and pontoon boats at this villa-style home, a Lake Sherwood retreat enjoyed by singer-songwriter Tom Petty.

Called Casa Della Madonna, the Old World residence was built in 1931 and incorporates fieldstone locally sourced from the area....


Movie events and revivals: May 28-June 3

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

On Memorial Day, the American Cinematheque will present five World War II documentaries from the directors featured in Laurent Bouzereau’s new documentary series Five Came Back (Netflix). Frank Capra’s Oscar-winning Prelude to War (1942), a look at the threat of the Axis powers, screens at 3 p.m....


Blink-182's Travis Barker beats it out of one L.A. hood, heads to another

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

No small things here: Travis Barker of Blink-182 fame just bought a Mediterranean home on a private street in Calabasas for $2.825 million and sold another home in Cheviot Hills for $4.465 million.

His new house sits on a nearly half acre corner lot. He also owns another house in the gated community.


The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Your daily guide to the best California destinations and experiences. Road trip to the redwoods, walk beaches, hike parks and explore historic sites.(image)

You can sue your board without an attorney — but think twice before doing it

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Question: I finally sued my homeowner association board for mismanagement and breach of duty in a Los Angeles court but did so in “pro per” without an attorney.

The association’s insurance company’s attorney filed a demurrer and argued that because the claims in my lawsuit are “derivative” in nature...


Computer outage at British Airways delays flights worldwide

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:30:00 PDT

Air travelers faced delays Saturday because of a worldwide computer systems failure at British Airways, the airline said.

The airline canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports until 1700 GMT, or 10 a.m. PDT., and urged passengers not to go to the airports, which it described...


Essential California: Highway 1 has a 1.5 million-ton problem

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:30:00 PDT

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, May 27. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:


What a mess: The landslide that closed Highway 1 south of Big Sur is shaping up to be a major challenge for engineers. They’re looking at 1.5 million...


To end the housing crisis, California leaders can't be afraid to put all options on the table

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:00:00 PDT

How do you know that California’s housing problem has hit crisis proportions? When state lawmakers introduce more than 130 bills to try and fix it.

The state’s housing market has long been unaffordable for far too many Californians. But in recent years, the problem has become impossible to ignore....


Is the real estate market about to crash? No way, says this CEO — and here's why

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:00:00 PDT

With corporate headquarters on Bunker Hill downtown, CBRE Group Inc. — the world's largest real estate services firm — is one of only a handful of Fortune 500 firms based in Los Angeles.

And it’s riding high after a long real estate boom. The company finished the first quarter with its profit up...


California has long placed teacher rights over student needs. A fair compromise is finally on the horizon

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Twelve years ago, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger learned a painful lesson about the might of the California Teachers Assn. when he pushed a ballot measure to lengthen the time it takes for teachers to get tenure. Not only did that proposal go down, but the revved-up union energy contributed to...


Want kids under Trumpcare? It'll cost you. A lot.

Sat, 27 May 2017 04:00:00 PDT

A round-up of Opinion pieces from the last week, including a look at the CBO's healthcare bill score.(image)

18 killed in Afghanistan as suicide car bomber targets convoy

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:15:00 PDT

At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said.

Najib Danish, the ministry's deputy spokesman, said the target of the bomber was a group of guards providing...


Hurricane season is about to start, and NOAA predicts it will be busier than usual

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Message to residents on the East and Gulf coasts: Brace yourselves for a wet and worry-filled summer.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-normal 2017 Hurricane Season, with five to nine hurricanes — two to four of them Category 3 (winds at least 111 mph) or...


A wet winter gives way to a sensational spring for viewing Idaho’s Shoshone Falls

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Winding down the steep, narrow road alongside dark rock cliffs required a driver’s full attention. But then distraction appeared in the form of a bright rainbow.

Sharp and full, it arched over the Snake River not far from where Evel Knievel attempted to clear the canyon on a daredevil jump more...


Compromise ends hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:35:00 PDT

Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast Saturday after reaching a compromise with Israeli authorities for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

Israel prison service spokeswoman Nicole Englander said the inmates declared an end to the...


From the Archives: Harpo Marx and kids

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:00:00 PDT

This stand-alone photo appeared in the Jan. 13, 1954 Los Angeles Times. The caption reported, “Children of Harpo, the silent Marx brother, don wigs and demonstrate that they too have the happy gift of pantomime. From laugh to riot are Alec, Jimmy (who couldn't help peeking), Minnie and father Harpo...


Hot Property: Former Spider-Man actor lands WeHo home — with a workspace suspended from the ceiling

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:05:00 PDT

Passing on house keys in this week’s roundup is a Canadian construction mogul, who hands off to a top pop singer.

And the Googleplex architect delivers his personal residence to a superhero film star. Put your spidey senses to work and you’ll guess who the buyer was.

Once you’re done checking out...


Sri Lanka asks for help as death toll from floods and mudslides hits 100

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:30:00 PDT

Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing.

The Disaster Management Center said more than 2,900 people have been displaced.

The military used large armored vehicles and boats to transport people to safety....


Off-duty LAPD officer shoots and kills dog while working security for film set downtown

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:45:00 PDT

The owner of a dog shot by an off duty Los Angeles police officer downtown on Friday disputed the police account of what happened, saying the pitbull was not aggressive and never attacked the officer.

The dog was shot by the off-duty motorcycle officer in the 400 block of South Main Street about...


Agoura's Tara Davis is the class of the Masters again

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:35:00 PDT

For the second consecutive year, Tara Davis won all three of her events at the Southern Section Masters meet on Friday evening at Arcadia High and put herself in position to pull off a trifecta at the state track and field finals next Friday and Saturday in Clovis.

Davis, an Agoura High senior...


UCLA advances to Women's College World Series with 1-0 defeat of Mississippi

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:15:00 PDT

With their aces having combined for 423 pitches the previous night, UCLA and Mississippi turned to their No. 2 pitchers in the second game of their NCAA softball tournament super regional.

Of course, it was going to be hard to keep Bruins star right-hander Rachel Garcia on the bench if her team...


Man spouting racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on Portland, Ore., train 

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:05:00 PDT

Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland, Ore., light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.

Officers arrested a man who ran from the train Friday afternoon, the Oregonian/OregonLive...