Oscar horse race to be a photo finish – Washington Post

Washington PostLOS ANGELES — Many of the winners who will take home an Oscar on Sunday have long been forecast, their triumph made seemingly self-evident after months of anticipation. That…

Fashion disaster? Downpour douses Oscars red carpet – Reuters

Fashion disaster? Downpour douses Oscars red carpetReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The most glamorous of all runways, the 500-foot-long Oscars red carpet, might be a fashion disaster on Sunday. A rare…

City Council Passes LA ‘Fracking’ Ban – CBS Local

CBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council moved a step closer Friday to make L.A. the biggest city in the nation to approve a moratorium on a…

<b>Oscars</b> in Party Mode, a Few Days Early – NYTimes.com

By By MELENA RYZIK LOS ANGELES – With Oscar Sunday comes Oscar Party Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Oh and Saturday, too. The flurry of congratulatory activity leading up to…

Ex-NFL safety Darren Sharper surrenders in Los Angeles – Las Vegas Sun

Ex-NFL safety Darren Sharper surrenders in Los AngelesLas Vegas SunLOS ANGELES — Former NFL safety Darren Sharper has turned himself in to Los Angeles police after being named in a…

Ex-NFL star arrested in Los Angeles on New Orleans rape warrant – Reuters

ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former football star Darren Sharper, wanted by New Orleans police as a suspect in two rapes, was arrested on Thursday in Los Angeles, where he pleaded…

Oregon State Completes Season Sweep Of USC 76-66 – CBS Local

Oregon State Completes Season Sweep Of USC 76-66CBS LocalLOS ANGELES (AP) — Roberto Nelson had 14 points and Oregon State managed to hold off a final charge and beat USC…

Los Angeles Airport shooting: Phone system failed, investigation finds – Fox News

Fox NewsLOS ANGELES – A dispatcher at Los Angeles International Airport couldn’t immediately send police to a shooting last year because the emergency phone system didn’t provide a location, according…

Man accused of ‘foot fetish’ crime against boy at Los Angeles skate rink – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Man accused of ‘foot fetish’ crime against boy at Los Angeles skate rinkMinneapolis Star TribuneLOS ANGELES — Police are trying to identify the victims of a 19-year-old Los Angeles roller…

Oscars pit gravitas of ‘Slave’ against pull of ‘Gravity’ – Reuters

ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – To historian Brenda Stevenson, a scholar on American slavery, “12 Years a Slave” is a masterful cinematic work that achieves more than any other film on…

Drawing power an asset for Clippers – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)LOS ANGELES — As Glen “Big Baby” Davis addressed the media from one end of the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room on Wednesday night, there was an empty locker…

LAX To Oakland Flight Lands After Smoke Fills Cabin – CBS Local

LAX To Oakland Flight Lands After Smoke Fills CabinCBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A flight that originated from LAX was evacuated in Oakland Wednesday night after the plane’s cabin filled…

Clips push past Rockets with fourth-quarter run – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comLOS ANGELES — The Clippers proved again that they can go nose-to-nose with the Houston Rockets and defend their 1-2 punch of Dwight Howard and James Harden. Blake Griffin had…

Clippers hold down Harden, Rockets – Reuters

ReutersClippers hold down Harden, Rockets. LOS ANGELES — Darren Collison slowed James Harden, and that helped the Los Angeles Clippers ground the Houston Rockets again. Forward Blake Griffin scored 23…

Jamal Crawford exits with calf injury – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)LOS ANGELES – Clippers guard Jamal Crawford suffered a strained left calf in Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets and did not play in the second half. Crawford, who…

Pedestrian Killed On NB 405 Freeway In Sepulveda Pass – CBS Local

CBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A pedestrian was fatally struck Wednesday morning on the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass. LISTEN TO KNX 1070 FOR TRAFFIC UPDATES…

Racial barriers still hold back Hollywood’s black talent – Reuters

ReutersLOS ANGELES Feb 25 (Reuters) – When Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won the best-acting Oscar categories and Sidney Poitier was honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2002, the…

Passenger charged with punching flight attendant – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Passenger charged with punching flight attendantHonolulu Star-AdvertiserLOS ANGELES

Rapid Reaction: Nets 108, Lakers 102 – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)LOS ANGELES — In what was supposed to be a lazy Sunday matchup between two sub .500 teams — a game that was considered to have such little juice…

Collins Appreciates Milestone but Focuses on His Tasks – New York Times

New York TimesJason Collins, left, battled for a loose ball with Lakers guard MarShon Brooks on Sunday night. Collins’ twin brother, Jarron, and other relatives were at the game. Mark…

‘Lego Movie’ lead builds; No. 1 for third weekend – Seattle Post Intelligencer

Seattle Post IntelligencerLOS ANGELES (AP) — Action-packed new releases couldn’t stack up to 3-D hit “The Lego Movie,” which took the No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the…

Miley Cyrus twerking circus stops at LA’s Staples Center – Long Beach Press-Telegram

Long Beach Press-TelegramLOS ANGELES >> The spectacle that is pop culture sensation Miley Cyrus touched down for nearly two hours Saturday night at Staples Center and despite twerking, lots of…

Kobe Bryant out 3 weeks or more – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was examined by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo on Friday, and it was determined the 18-year veteran will be sidelined another three weeks…

Airport Workers Sentenced In LAX Dry Ice Bomb Case – CBS Local

Airport Workers Sentenced In LAX Dry Ice Bomb CaseCBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two airport employees charged with setting off dry ice bombs at LAX last year were sentenced Friday,…

LAX Worker Fatally Struck By Luggage-Moving Cart – CBS Local

CBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles International Airport employee was fatally struck Friday by a luggage-moving cart. The incident took place around 5 a.m. on the LAX mid-field…

“American Idol” Recap: The Top 13 Is Revealed – KUGN

KUGN(LOS ANGELES) — American Idol ended its three-night “Rush Week” on Thursday night by announcing its top 13. Ten boys and 10 girls awaited their fate on the first results…

Man, 44, Charged With Strangling Retired Hollywood High Teacher – CBS Local

Man, 44, Charged With Strangling Retired Hollywood High TeacherCBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 44-year-old man was charged Thursday with the strangulation murder of a retired Hollywood High School teacher.…

Plan to divide California into 6 states advances – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Plan to divide California into 6 states advancesHonolulu Star-AdvertiserLOS ANGELES

Final Day of ‘Jamzilla’ Slows Holiday Travelers On 405 Freeway – CBS Local

CBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The final day of the 80-hour partial shutdown of the San Diego (405) Freeway dubbed “Jamzilla” began Monday morning. Ramp and lane closures began early…

Koufax: Puig needs to hit cutoff man – ESPN

ESPNGLENDALE, Ariz. — Legendary pitcher Sandy Koufax, making his first appearance of the spring at the Los Angeles Dodgers’ training facility, said he enjoyed watching Yasiel Puig energize the team…

Bubba Watson ends 2-year drought – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — Bubba Watson lost track of time. He didn’t realize it had been nearly two years and 41 tournaments since his last victory. A reminder came Sunday afternoon,…

Urban beekeeping generates buzz in Los Angeles – The Columbian

The ColumbianLOS ANGELES — For three years, Rob McFarland has kept 25,000 illegal bees on the roof of his West Los Angeles home — but his hive might not have…

LA Crews Aim For Largest Continuous Concrete Pour – CBS Local

CBS LocalLOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews are set to pour concrete to lay the foundation for the tallest building to be built west of the Mississippi — and they’re hoping…

‘Juno’ Actress Ellen Page Comes Out As Gay – CBS Local

‘Juno’ Actress Ellen Page Comes Out As GayCBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Ellen Page, who won the hearts of moviegoers as the pregnant teenager in the 2007 film “Juno,” has…

A romantic night awaits ‘House of Cards’ binge-watching couples – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES Feb 14 (Reuters) – On this Valentine’s Day, some couples will enter a committed relationship, but it might end up lasting a mere 13 hours. That’s the time…