| Jul 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Looking down over Bel-Air, the Hollywood Hills and the Pacific Ocean from the 23rd floor, the penthouse at the Carlyle Residences in Westwood offers an envious combination of location and world-class appointments. Complementing jet-liner views are...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Louis Zamperini -- the Olympic athlete turned World War II hero who was named grand marshal for the 2015 Rose Parade -- has died. He was 97.
Zamperini, whose harrowing life story inspired the bestselling biography "Unbroken: A World War II Story of...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A shallow, magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck early Saturday 79 miles from Namie, Japan, in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
An 8-inch tsunami reached the coast of Ishinomaki Ayukawa about 50 minutes after the quake and smaller...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
BUYER: Graham King
LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, CA
SIZE: 5,505 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Looks like Tom Cruise and Rita Wilson have a new neighbor and both Yolanda Yakketyyak and Lucy Spillerguts told...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:00 PM
I've been getting quite a bit of mail on the story I posted Monday about a new book that covers the history of Pacific Ocean Park, the amusement park on a pier that was the place to hang in the late 1950s and '60s.
Folks have reminisced about the Banana...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 7:42 PM
(Reuters) - One man died and at least eight people were injured on Sunday in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, officials said.
The bolt of electricity made a loud crack that sounded like an explosion on a...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:04 PM
If you had walked along the beach in Venice in the early 1970s, you would have come across the sagging, crumbling, partially incinerated ghost of an old amusement park on a pier. If you've watched the skate documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys," which shows...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:55 AM
At least two dozen lightning strikes jolted the Bay Area sky early Tuesday as a rare strong thunderstorm moved in and dropped some much-need rain.
The strikes were reported in San Mateo County, the San Francisco Bay and along the Pacific Ocean,...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Sunset magazine is opening the doors Friday on its first Los Angeles-area Idea House, a 4,500-square-foot, four-bedroom and 5 1/2-bathroom contemporary residence in Manhattan Beach, described as "the ultimate modern beach home."
"We wanted a new angle...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Coral reefs are projected to be gone by 2050; seafood is predicted to disappear by 2048. There has never been a more critical time to protect our oceans. We applaud President Barack Obama and his administration for his public commitment to create the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Expect another day with afternoon showers and storms.
South Florida's Wednesday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80s, lows in the mid 70s and a 70 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2 p.m. The chance of rain remains high...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:06 AM
While Chris Bosh is set to remain in one beach city, he may be leaving another. The Miami Heat forward-center, fresh off signing a $118 million contract that will keep him in South Beach for the next five seasons, has listed his mansion-estate in...