| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:04 AM
BEIJING -- Stung by criticism that it was playing politics with disaster, the Chinese government said it was contributing money and aid worth $1.64 million to typhoon victims in the Philippines.
Beijing has come under fire at home and abroad for...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The steamroller that is Fyodor Bondarchuk's 3D extravaganza "Stalingrad," bulldozing its way through B.O. records in Russia and China, is big, loud and full of explosions. It's also awash in stereotypes, and lacks any characterization more than a...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:45 PM
MANILA — With the vast scale of death and destruction slowly coming into focus, international relief teams rushed toward the central Philippines, where one of the strongest storms on record left bereft survivors looting food and water or...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:13 PM
The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the Philippines' central islands on Friday, forcing millions of people to flee to safer ground or take refuge in storm shelters.
Haiyan, a category-5...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:42 PM
California can be proprietary about earthquakes. Northridge, Loma Prieta, the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: These are the building blocks of our cultural identity, part of the heritage of the state.
And yet, it’s an abiding ironies of...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Feng Xiaogang, the prolific Chinese director whose "Back to 1942" is China's submission for the foreign language Oscar this season, left his handprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Friday. He's the first Chinese film director to have his...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:38 PM
An ordinance targeting maternity hotels is not necessary, since the facilities are illegal under existing law, the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning said in a report.
Since February, a task force convened by the county Board of...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Taking as its model the work of Danish architect Jan Gehl, "The Human Scale" makes an excellent case for designing cities around people instead of automobiles, traffic flow having dominated city planning since the 1960s. Andreas M. Dalsgaard's documentary...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:21 PM
At 10:17 a.m. Thursday, students at Rosemont Elementary School in Echo Park jumped under their desks as a simulated earthquake drill ensued and they followed firefighters' orders to drop, cover and hold on.
Some of the students had fake injuries --...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:59 AM
A group of alleged marijuana growers are expected to be charged Thursday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
After a two-month operation, sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday served search warrants at four locations...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After a decade of delays, a $100-million real estate development in the heart of Chinatown is getting underway as the changing neighborhood catches a wave of investment sweeping through downtown Los Angeles.
Work began this month on the Blossom Plaza...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:04 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Fans of "Castle in the Sky" in Japan set a world record in August when they sent 143,199 tweets in a single second while watching a rerun of the 1986 anime classic on television.
The social media frenzy that took place thousands of...