Oscar horse race to be a photo finish – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleLOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

‘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 … Read More

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 … Read More