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Tales From a Bus in Los Angeles

Emily Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Emily Henry

Although there have been times that I've pined for the comfortable isolation of a locked car, I've come to believe that experiencing an LA bus ride is like peeking into the guts of the city.

Maya Angelou Taken to Hospital

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Our beloved poet and author Maya Angelou, 81, was taken to the hospital Saturday evening in Los Angeles, NBC reports. The icon was in town to receive ...

Tiger Woods admits to extramarital affair, or affairs

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Tiger Woods said he let his family down with "transgressions" he regrets "with all of my heart," and that he will...

Polanski's victim says she wants to be left alone

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — An attorney for Roman Polanski's victim says scrutiny caused by the director's arrest is causing her health problems and job worries.

Attorney Lawrence Silver says Samantha Geimer is urging a California appeals court to dismiss the criminal case against the "Chinatown" director.

The filing Friday states Geimer and Silver have received nearly 500 calls seeking comment since Polanski was arrested in Switzerland on Sept. 26.

The statement says Geimer, who lives in Hawaii, is being stalked by journalists.

The filing also states she has suffered unspecified health issues and is fearful the attention will cause her to lose her job.

2011 Toyota Sienna: First Look

The Car Connection | CarConnection | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Toyota is taking the wraps off the 2011 Sienna today at the 2009 Los Angeles auto show. The Japanese automaker says its third-generation minivan is ...

Booker gets publicity and payday for Newark Now charity from Conan appearance

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Star-Ledger photosNewark Mayor Cory Booker is appearing on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" tonight. LOS ANGELES - Newark Mayor Cory Booker g...

LA Sees 10 Percent Drop In Violent Crime In 2009

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Violent crime in Los Angeles has dropped about 10 percent from last year, and the surrounding area saw similar declines despite do...

Above the Fray: The Complete History of L.A.M.B. in Soho

Racked | Racked | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Click the image above to view the full photogallery. When we heard that Savvy was doing a sample sale of Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. and Harajuko Lovers...

Victims of Calif. train derailment settle for $30M

AP | DAISY NGUYEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A commuter rail agency agreed to pay about $30 million to settle most of the lawsuits from a derailment that killed 11 people and injured another 180 after a driver trying to commit suicide parked his gas-drenched SUV on the tracks, attorneys said Wednesday.

Jerome Ringler, lead attorney for the plaintiffs, said Metrolink agreed to settle nearly 90 percent of the cases, including nine wrongful death claims and 15 serious injury cases.

He declined to characterize the cases still under negotiation because he didn't want to affect the settlements. Both sides are trying to resolve the remaining cases ahead of trial set for Jan. 4, he said.

"Metrolink is working diligently to reach a fair and reasonable resolution of each of the few remaining cases," agency spokesman Francisco Oaxaca said.

The Jan. 26, 2005, disaster in suburban Glendale was triggered when Juan Alvarez parked a Jeep Cherokee on the tracks.

Villaraigosa Points To Accomplishments

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa insists this past year was one of the best in his nearly six years as the city's chie...

Adam Lambert Defends Shocking AMA Kiss

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Openly-gay performer Adam Lambert is defending his man-on-man kiss at the American Music Awards, saying female performers have been pus...

Retreat leader speaks out over sweat lodge deaths

AP | DAISY NGUYEN and FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — The self-help expert who led a spiritual retreat in Arizona where two people were overcome in a sweat lodge and later died has spoken out about the tragedy, saying it has left him "frustrated and confused."

At a seminar outside Los Angeles, James Arthur Ray broke down in tears as he addressed the deaths of Kirby Brown, 38, of Westtown, N.Y., and James Shore, 40, of Milwaukee.

Authorities say Brown, Shore and more than 50 other people attending the retreat near Sedona, Ariz., were crowded into a 415-square-foot sweat lodge during a two-hour period Thursday.

Brown and Shore died, and 19 others people were hurt. One remains in critical condition.

"This is the most difficult time I've ever faced," Ray told a crowd of about 200 at a hotel in Marina del Rey Tuesday. "I don't know how to deal with it really."

Real Daytime Drama: On the Set of All My Children's Last Day in New York

NYMag.com | NYMag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With the soap-opera biz mortally wounded, the L.A.-bound cast is lucky to still have a show. Their NYC crew, not so much. ...

Top Reasons Why Nissan Believes Battery Leasing is Advantageous to Leaf Buyers

AllAboutElectric | AllCarsElectric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nissan's marketing tour of the Nissan Leaf kicked off in Los Angeles.  The tour, which will bring the Leaf to 22 cities in advance of its release da...

Conan rejects NBC's attempt to move 'The Tonight Show'

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Conan O'Brien says he's rejecting NBC's attempt to move "The Tonight Show" to a post-midnight slot to accommodate Jay Leno'...

Top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

— Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by The Nielsen Co. for Oct. 5-11. Listings include the week's ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses. An "X" in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation.

1. (1) "NCIS," CBS, 20.7 million viewers.

2. (5) "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 16.35 million viewers.

3. (3) "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 16.31 million viewers.

4. (2) "Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis at Tennessee," NBC, 16.02 million viewers.

Coffee Means Something Totally Different In Los Angeles Than It Does In New York

Daily Intel. | Daily Intel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A ‘Page Six’ item highlights a linguistic disparity between the coasts....

Emanuel: U.S. fed up with Israel, Palestinians

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel recently told the Israeli consul in Los Angeles that the Obama administration is fed up with both Israel and t...

Storm hits California; residents warned of possible debris flow near wildfire-ravaged areas

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Residents across California worried Tuesday about possible flash floods and mudslides as a storm began showering areas devast...

Anglican Leader Warns About Lesbian Bishop

Advocate. | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The leader of Anglicans worldwide issued a warning about the election of a lesbian bishop by the Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. ...

Mike Tyson Arrested After Scuffle With Paparazzi at LAX

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Boxer Mike Tyson has been arrested on suspicion of battery after a confrontation with a photographer at LAX....

Simple rabbit ears multiplying in digital TV era

Sky Hi Daily News | SkyHi Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES - On a recent winter night, the Lams and their three children sat in front of a televis ...

Storecasting: Superdry Brings a British Take on Japanese Style to NYC

Racked | Racked | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Superdry in Los Angeles via Racked LA Japan-obsessed British brand Superdry is planning to open a New York flagship in a 6000-square-foot space...

Hudson Jeans Introduces More Expensive Denim

Racked | Racked | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Images via WWD L.A.-based Hudson Jeans has decided that the recession is the very best time to start a higher-priced denim collection, and the resu...

In Focus: Scientology Losing Ground To New Fictionology

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES--According to a report released Monday by the American Institute of Religions, the Church of Scientology, once one of the fastest-growing ...