San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday. Backers say they hope the legislation will
Lieke Martens scored her second goal on a late penalty kick to send the Netherlands into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over 2015 finalist Japan on Tuesday.
After years of failed attempts to rein in an industry of installment lenders that has poured millions into fighting regulation, supporters of a bill to cap interest rates on small loans in California they
Jill Ellis is too cautious. The U.S. Women’s World Cup coach didn’t go to her deep bench early enough in a tense 2-1 victory over fearless Spain on Monday, ignoring the damage of the stifling heat and
Holly Prado, an admired poet, fiction writer and educator who championed what she came to see as Los Angeles’ under-recognized literary scene, has died at the age of 81. Prado was proofreading her latest
The debate about the cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes has flipped the tables for lawmakers: Democrats are advocating for a large cut that would primarily benefit the wealthy. Republicans
San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana is sizing up a sale outside the Bay Area. His 87-acre ranch in the wine country hot spot of Calistoga is on the market for $3.1 million, records show. He’s owned
Employees of the online furniture retailer Wayfair are planning a walkout on Wednesday to protest the company’s sale of over $200,000 in bedroom furniture to a detention center for migrant children in
Days after the shooting death of a Sacramento police officer, Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled Tuesday that he was prepared to sign additional gun control measures making their way through the California Legislature.
Still absorbing the magnitude of his team's accomplishment, Raptors President Masai Ujiri is confident Kawhi Leonard and the rest of Toronto's core will reunite next season in a bid for another title.
FedEx Corp. has fired a new weapon in the U.S.-China trade war, suing the Trump administration to block enforcement of trade restrictions that placed the company in Beijing’s crosshairs. The federal lawsuit
Gold’s rally shows no signs of abating, with prices climbing afresh to a six-year high as cash keeps pouring into exchange-traded funds. Gold futures for August delivery climbed as much as 1.7% to $1,442.90
Women’s World Cup: Italy defeats China to advance to quarterfinals; Netherlands advances with win over Japan
Valentina Giacinti and Aurora Galli scored and Italy earned its first appearance in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup since 1991 after beating China 2-0 on Tuesday. Giacinti created and finished
A Los Angeles County judge ruled Tuesday that L.A. Times reporters do not have to disclose the identity of sources or other unpublished information, settling the latest dispute in an ongoing lawsuit over
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted to approve zoning changes that would clear the way for the development of a 26-story complex at the site of the Amoeba Music store in Hollywood at the corner
Kim Kardashian West launched a shapewear line Tuesday with the unfortunate name Kimono Solutionwear. Because Kim, get it? And so began another round of Kim K. being accused of cultural appropriation. when
Los Angeles billionaire Eli Broad has joined the call for higher taxes on the wealthy, saying progressive social policies are not enough to alleviate the growing prosperity gap between the rich and everyone
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) used campaign money to fund a series of extramarital affairs with congressional staffers and lobbyists, federal prosecutors allege in a new court filing in his corruption
Atelier Crenn, Dominique Crenn’s French tasting menu restaurant in San Francisco, was named No. 35 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list at an event in Singapore earlier this morning. It was one of California
Contrary to widespread reports, the upcoming James Bond film is indeed coming together. At least that’s what a teaser that dropped Tuesday would lead fans of the British super-spy franchise to believe.
Kings coach Todd McLellan won’t have to wait long to see his former team. The Kings will open next season on Oct. 5 at the Edmonton Oilers, the team that McLellan coached for three seasons before he was
The Trump administration kicked off an economic portion of its long-awaited plan for Arab-Israeli peace on Tuesday, amid intense denunciations from the Palestinian leadership. Saying an improved economic
Our society is sharply polarized for a bunch of reasons, but one that sticks out in my mind is the prevailing sense of righteousness. You see it all the time in online debates — the other side isn’t just
A man who police say fraudulently listed himself as the owner of a Beverly Hills estate has been arrested after an attempted break-in at the home, authorities said. Ronald Eugene Griffin, 59, was arrested
Beverly Hills mansion of late Hollywood couple Elaine Stewart and Merrill Heatter seeks $19.5 million
In Beverly Hills, the Spanish-style estate of the late actress Elaine Stewart and her husband, the late game show creator Merrill Heatter, is on the market for $19.5 million. Built in 1923, the landscaped
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, the Times’ soccer writer. If it’s Tuesday – which I think it is – we’re on the way to Paris for Friday’s World
Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has laid out his long-term vision to ramp up retail and tap the desire of the photo app’s 1 billion users to indulge in digital “window-shopping.” In his first interview
Here’s a line from the bio page of sports radio host Kevin Kietzman on the website for 810-WHB in Kansas City, Mo.: “‘Did you hear what Kietzman said?’ is a common refrain among sports fans around the
Actress Katie Cassidy, who stars in the superhero series “Arrow,” has sold her Encino home for $1.835 million. It was on the market for about six weeks. The updated contemporary-style house in the Encino