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From the Archives: Movie Villain Peter Lorre Found Dead in His Hollywood Apartment

Actor Peter Lorre, the Carpathian mountain boy who became a professional ogre, sleepy-voiced comedian, and bon vivant, died Monday of an apparent stroke in his tiny Hollywood apartment. The 59-year-old stocky actor with the bulging eyes succumbed about 1

today, 10:14 in Regional
 

IOC, L.A. and Paris involved in a high-stakes game of chicken over Olympics

The statement coming out of Paris this week did not seem to leave much wiggle room. With the French capital competing against Los Angeles to host the Summer Games, bid leaders appeared to shoot down a proposal by Olympic leaders to name two winners — one

yesterday, 20:07 in Sport
 

Who are the Dodgers' top prospects?

Tempted for years to trade the team’s prospects, the Dodgers benefited from their restraint in 2016. Corey Seager was selected rookie of the year in the National League, Julio Urias debuted to rave reviews and Joc Pederson solidified his standing as a so

Tuesday, 19:04 in Sport
 

A 20% turnout in L.A.'s mayoral election wasn't a record low after all, final results show

Voter turnout in the March 7 mayoral election in Los Angeles was 20%, just above the record low, final results show. Dean Logan, the Los Angeles County registrar, had expected turnout to break the record low of 17.9% in 2009, when Mayor Antonio Villaraig

Tuesday, 06:54 in Regional
 

Big Sur is once again coping with natural disaster and looming economic catastrophe

I want to tell you about how awful things have been for hundreds of people in Big Sur, trapped now for more than a month by a broken bridge to the north and various mud and rock slides to the south. The closure of Highway 1 along a 48-mile stretch betwee

Sunday, 07:25 in Regional
 

Isaiah Thomas' rise from 'The Pizza Guy' to the leader of the Boston Celtics

In Sacramento, the fans cheered for Isaiah Thomas as an All-Star, declaring him a most valuable player candidate. In Phoenix, Thomas’ image adorned a game-day Suns billboard downtown. These are not scenes from Thomas’ playing time in those cities. They a

Friday, 15:49 in Sport
 

State unveils a 10-year plan to restore habitat and control toxic dust storms along the Salton Sea's...

Salton Sea advocates on Thursday cautiously celebrated the announcement of a 10-year state plan to complete projects designed to restore areas where migrating birds once proliferated and control toxic dust storms rising off expanses of smelly playa surro

Friday, 06:19 in Regional
 

Cal State data breach hits nearly 80,000 students

A data breach at eight Cal State campuses exposed the personal information of nearly 80,000 students enrolled in an online sexual violence prevention course, officials said Tuesday. The Cal State system had hired the vendor We End Violence to provide the

15 March 2017 in Regional
 

Three takeaways from the Kings' 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues

As the Kings’ playoff hopes begin to fade in the distance like a pair of receding taillights, the team is left to ponder several missed opportunities. Here are just three from Monday’s 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues, a result that left the Kings five po

14 March 2017 in Sport
 

Firefighters battle strip mall blaze threatening East Hollywood apartments

A fire roared through the second floor of an East Hollywood strip mall and threatened nearby apartments before it was brought under control early Tuesday morning, officials said. Approximately 100 firefighters were able to gain control of the blaze near

14 March 2017 in Regional
 

DACA recipient Miguel Aguilar signs with Galaxy II

Midfielder Miguel Aguilar, who failed to make the Galaxy roster during a preseason trial this winter, signed with the MLS club’s USL affiliate Friday. Aguilar, taken by D.C. United in the first round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, played in 25 MLS games ove

10 March 2017 in Sport
 

Man with baseball bat fatally shot by police in Huntington Beach

Two Huntington Beach police officers fatally shot a man Thursday after he allegedly chased children and others with a baseball bat, authorities said. Police were initially called to the athletic complex at 18120 Goldenwest Street on reports that the man

10 March 2017 in Regional
 

State panel outlaws 'dark money' in California political campaigns

The state’s campaign finance watchdog agency on Thursday adopted new requirements that nonprofit groups that contribute through a federal political action committee to support or oppose ballot measures or candidates in California must disclose their dono

10 March 2017 in Regional
 

Suspensions to Jones, Romney to test Galaxy's depth

The Galaxy, already dealing with injuries to three key starters, were hit with more bad news Wednesday when the league handed down one-game suspensions for midfielder Jermaine Jones and defender Dave Romney. Jones was suspended for a challenge in the 17t

8 March 2017 in Sport
 

Galaxy declines comment on record contract offer for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Galaxy declined to comment Wednesday on a report that it has made a contract offer to Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Times reported last week that a high-ranking team official had confirmed the Galaxy made an MLS-record offer to a top Eu

8 March 2017 in Sport
 

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