CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014
Dave Brockie Frontman for heavy metal GWAR Dave Brockie, 50, who as "Oderus Urungus" fronted the alien-costumed heavy metal band GWAR during graphic and fake-blood-soaked stage shows for more than three decades, was found dead Sunday evening at his home in Richmond, Va. Detectives currently don't suspect foul play, according to Richmond police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh, and the medical examiner's office will determine cause of...
March 24, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Four out of five people who take out a short-term payday loan either roll it over or take out another one within two weeks, pushing them into a cycle of debt, according to a report to be released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Nearly a quarter of borrowers - 22% - renewed the loan at least six times, causing them to end up paying more in fees than they originally borrowed, the bureau said in an analysis of 12 million loans made by storefront payday loan companies.
March 16, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin expect to savor victory as residents of Crimea vote Sunday on splitting from Ukraine. But Western officials and analysts increasingly feel that in the long run, Russians will come to see their nation's military and political move into Crimea as a mistake. Two weeks after Russian forces entered the peninsula en masse, Russia's stock market and economic data have started to signal trouble - the start of what could become a lasting pullback by foreign investors.
March 15, 2014 |
The John Arnholt Smith Hacienda, with its classic walled courtyard design, an olive orchard and an aviary, sits on what was once part of an early ranch. Handcrafted masonry, heavy timbers and wide corridors evoke the look of the California missions. Location: 760 Via Miguel, La Habra Heights 90631 Asking price: $3 million Year built: 1936 Architect: Cliff May House size: Four bedrooms, five bathrooms, 4,664 square feet Lot size: 2.4 acres Features: Library/study, wine cellar, breakfast area, service entrance, detached four-car garage, lawn, gardens, patios, swimming pool, mountain, city and ocean views About the area: Last year, 554 single-family homes sold in the 90631 ZIP Code at a median price of $425,000, according to DataQuick.
March 5, 2014 |
The rallying cry in West Coast Conference basketball? Same as usual: Break up Gonzaga. Gonzaga men's and women's teams swept the conference regular-season championships and are heavy favorites to repeat in the WCC postseason tournament as it begins Thursday at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The Bulldogs men are 25-6 overall and finished 15-3 in WCC play to win the regular-season title for the 13th time in 14 years. The Bulldogs women's team is 26-4 overall, 16-2 in conference play.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2014 |
After sitting out much of the winter weather season, California is at the center of the action this weekend with a series of powerful storms. Below are some maps that show the impact of the storms, which are the strongest in Southern California in two years. Downtown Los Angeles received more than 2 inches of rain on Friday alone, more than it got for the entire rain season so far, which began in July. The first map above shows the rain activity in California compared to the rest of the country.