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Sarah Silverman Writes Moving Farewell To Her Dog 'Duck'

Have tissues ready for Sarah Silverman's loving goodbye to her best friend.

Aha! David Cronenberg Admits He Lit Up The Hollywood Sign [UPDATED]

We were right. (Or, half right). David Cronenberg's new film was the reason the Hollywood sign was mysteriously lit up last month.

Extra, Extra: Rainbow Hugs and Jelly Bean Art

In today's Extra, Extra: Two very serious directors embrace under a rainbow, the history of jelly bean art and James Franco got roasted. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports. You can also find us on Pinterest, Storify, Foursquare, and Instagram (laistpics).

Has Jack Nicholson Retired From Acting? [UPDATED]

Has Jack Nicholson quietly retired? The acting legend has reportedly made his last film.

Those Free iPads For LAUSD Students Might Need Keyboards Now

An unexpected additional cost in providing hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles students with free iPads: they might also need keyboards.

Teacher Arrested For Child Porn Is Also An Ordained Minister

A Riverside County junior high science teacher who was arrested for taking inappropriate photos of female students was also found to have child pornography.

Sheesh, It's Hot! How To Find A Cooling Center Near You [UPDATED]

Los Angeles County Cooling Centers are now open to help you beat this oppressive heat. Many libraries and senior centers double as spots where you can get some much-needed AC for free.

Nine Inch Nails Put On 'Brutally Intense' Show In L.A. Last Night

Nine Inch Nails put on a small but memorable show last night at the Troubadour, a "time-tripping mix of luxe brutality."

Ryan Gosling Turned Down '50 Shades Of Grey,' Did We Really Want Him To Be Christian Grey?

Would Ryan Gosling have made a good Christian Grey? The 'Drive' dreamboat didn't think so as he turned down the role, leaving it to 'Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam.

Who Is Dakota Johnson, Your New 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Star, Anyway?

Yesterday, a collective "who?" met the announcement that Dakota Johnson had landed the coveted role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming kinky sex-o-rama 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' So where have you seen her before?

'True Blood' Ending After Next Season

Vamps live forever but TV series don't: HBO announced today that after next season, it is pulling the plug on 'True Blood.'

Proposed Law Would Increase Penalties For Men Who Solicit Sex From Children

A proposed law would stick it to anyone who solicits sex from children. Currently, it's just a misdemeanor, but some in L.A. would like it to be a felony, as well as making "Johns" register as sex offenders for life.

Elementary School Principal Arrested In Husband's Murder Released

A Bakersfield elementary school principal is accused of murdering her husband of nearly 20 years by shooting him multiple times, then dumping his body.

State Supreme Court Refuses To Block Release Of Notorious Serial Rapist

Efforts to prevent a serial rapist from being released seem to have failed, with the California Supreme Court refusing to hear a request to stay the release of a man who's admitted to raping nearly 40 women.

Photos: Best Places To Hike With Your Dog (Besides Runyon)

Who doesn't love getting out to nature, especially with your best four-legged friend by your side? Los Angeles is blessed with several areas where you can escape the city and get back to nature and get a good workout.

No More Apple Martinis: Lola's In West Hollywood Closing After 17 Years

Say it ain't so! After 17 years, West Hollywood staple Lola's, which was rumored to have started the apple martini craze, is closing its doors on September 8.

Extra, Extra: Courtney Love Proclaims Miley Cyrus 'Amazeballsout'

In today's Extra, Extra: Courtney Love and Justin TImberlake have Miley Cyrus's back. Err, not that way, we think. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports. You can also find us on Pinterest, Storify, Foursquare, and Instagram (laistpics).

Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones Have Separated, Rep Confirms

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have separated after 13 years of marriage, their rep confirmed today.

Teen Dies 5 Days After Collapsing At Football Practice

An Arlington High School junior died Tuesday night, five days after he collapsed during a football scrimmage.

Man Arrested With Fuses, Grenade At John Wayne Airport [UPDATED]

Chances are, if you put artillery fuses or grenades in your luggage, the airport officials are going to catch it.

Sister Of James DiMaggio Says Hannah Anderson Was 'Trouble'

The sister of James DiMaggio claims that she warned her brother that Hannah Anderson, was "trouble" and that, instead of kidnapping her, he had likely been protecting the 16-year-old.

Video: The Tiffany Theater Sign Is Saved, Letter By Letter

The careful removal, letter by letter, of the sign happened on Monday. You can watch the "A" being lovingly taken down.

Video: Dolphins 'Surf' Blue Whale In Free Interspecies Ride

A pod of playful dolphins got a free ride from an obliging blue whale off Dana Point. According to a captain who regularly leads tourists on "Dolphin Safaris," the dolphins were "surfing" with their much larger kin.

Arsonist Sets Fire, Smashes Trophy Cases At Fullerton High School

Someone broke into Fullerton Union High School in the middle of the night, set a fire and smashed several trophy cases.

Brace For The Boom: Nation's Largest Rocket Blasts Off This Week

Expect some very loud booms and monstrous contrails as the nation's largest rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Santa Barbara.

Woman Seeking Lost Parrot That Speaks In Her Late Husband's Voice

A San Juan Capistrano woman is asking for the public's help in finding her lost African gray parrot; it's not just a pet, the bird also speaks in her late husband's voice.

Glendale School District Hires Company To Monitor Students' Social Media Posts

Be advised, students of Glendale school district, your public social media posts are being monitored.

Viral Photo: Wife Carries Double-Amputee Husband On Her Back

Here's your feel-good photo of the day: A woman giving her husband a piggyback ride. He just happens to be a double amputee who lost his legs in Afghanistan.

Gunman Who Murdered Mother, Went On Shooting Spree On Tractor, Killed By Police

A Simi Valley man who killed his mother, then set their house on fire, fled on a tractor and went on a shooting rampage, was shot and killed by police on Saturday.

UC San Diego and UC Riverside Named 'Most Socially Conscious' Universities

UC San Diego and UC Riverside have been ranked first and second in the annual "socially conscious" list of national universities released today by Washington Monthly, with the UC system as a whole garnering praise.

Lamar Odom Is Not Missing, Says Rep

Amid reports that Clipper Lamar Odom has a "hardcore drug problem" and that he disappeared after an attempted intervention last week, his rep insists Odom is not missing.

Boy Scouts Go For 'Trap Goshawks Safely' Badge At LAX

Boy Scouts from Palos Verdes Estates set up their newly built Goshawk traps at Los Angeles International Airport today; the goal is to safely capture and relocate the birds of prey.

Photos: These Driving, Beach-Loving, Coffee-Breaking Dogs Are So L.A.

It's National Dog Day! Thanks to our loyal readers for sending in some awesome photos of their pups doing typical Angeleno things, like driving (but of course), and enjoying the beach.

Baz Lurhmann Musical Mashup Is 'Immersive, Interactive' Fun

Baz Luhrmann's films 'The Great Gatsby,' 'Moulin Rouge,' 'Romeo + Juliet,' and 'Strictly Ballroom' get mashed up in an over-the-top cabaret experience that debuted Thursday night. Opening night saw a cast including Rumer Willis as Juliet rock the crowd, who included her mom, Demi Moore.

Extra, Extra: Olympics Fave Gabby Douglas Relocating To L.A.

In today's Extra, Extra: If Gabby Douglas moves to L.A, does that signal the end of her serious gymnastic career? Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports. You can also find us on Pinterest, Storify, Foursquare, and Instagram (laistpics).

Linda Ronstadt Reveals She Has Parkinson's Disease, 'Can't Sing A Note'

Grammy-winning singer Linda Ronstadt, now 67, reveals that she "can't sing a note," and that it took her years to figure out why; she was suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Caught On Camera: Man Who Left Dog to Die in Stolen Van Arrested

The man who allegedly stole a minivan and left the family dog left inside to die has been arrested; It was the dog's owner who turned him in and it was all caught on camera.

Gang Member Suspect In Fatal Hit-And-Run Turns Himself In

A man who was a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed two men in Santa Ana turned himself in this morning and was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.

Tiffany Theater Sign Will Be Saved From Wrecking Ball

The nearly 50-year-old Tiffany Theater on the Sunset Strip may have a date with the wrecking ball to make way for a new high-rise complex, but the iconic sign will be saved.

Valencia High Teacher Dies 'Doing What She Loved' On Rock Climb

A favorite teacher and coach at Valencia High in Placentia passed away in a tragic climbing accident in the Sierra Nevadas.

Hollywood Sign Lighting Mystery Solved! [UPDATED]

We finally have an answer as to why the Hollywood sign was mysteriously lit on the nights of August 20 and 21 and why no one at the L.A. film office or the Hollywood sign knew about it.

Extra, Extra: Ex-Professor Sentenced To 14 Years For Arson Spree

In today's Extra, Extra: Arsonist professor gets 14 years and Coolio has a new career. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports. You can also find us on Pinterest, Storify, Foursquare, and Instagram (laistpics).

Driver Blamed In Irwindale Tour Bus Crash, Company's Safety Record Questioned

The tour bus company in yesterday's crash that injured 52 out of 55 passengers is, understandably, coming under intense scrutiny today, with eyewitnesses blaming the driver.

Motorcyclist Injured In YouTube-Inspired Duct Tape Prank

A motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital after getting caught in clear duct tape that had been stretched across the road in La Cañada Flintridge.

It's A Mystery: Why Was The Hollywood Sign Lit Up This Week? [UPDATED]

For the past few nights, Hollywood folks have been abuzz over the fact that the famous Hollywood sign has been lit for the first time in decades. Photos of the sign bathed in light are all over social media, but a spokesperson for the landmark assures LAist that it's not being lit by them.

Hannah Anderson Reacts To Public Criticism: 'I Didn't Know People Could Be So Cruel'

In her first public interview since her kidnapping ordeal, Hannah Anderson reacted to public criticism and explained details some people found suspicious, including why she wrote letters to James Lee DiMaggio and texted him on the day he kidnapped her.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Finally Sees The Light, Agrees To Resign

After 18 women, including a great-grandmother, came forward to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment, prompting calls across party lines for his resignation, Filner is finally stepping down.

'Suspicious Device' Shuts Down 101 In Both Directions [UPDATED]

Bad news drivers, the 101 has been shut down in both directions because of a suspicious capped pipe found on the shoulder of the highway.

Tour Bus Crash In Irwindale Injures 50, Shuts Down 210 Freeway [UPDATED]

As many as 50 people were injured when a tour bus overturned on the side of the eastbound 210 Freeway in Irwindale around 10 a.m. this morning.

Americans Say California Is Craziest, Hottest State

Are we crazy from the heat here in California? The rest of America thinks so.

Family Fighting To Save Dog That Bit 2 Children

A Lancaster family is fighting for their dog's life after it was sentenced to be euthanized for biting two children.

Photos: Kobe Bryant Selling House With Shark Tank, Hair Salon

Laker Kobe Bryant is selling his Newport Coast home. What does nearly $8.6 million (the listing price) get you? 8,471 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 half bathrooms, plus a shark tank and a hair salon.

Newspaper Wars: Long Beach Is Now A Two-Paper Town

While most major newspapers are folding left and right, Long Beach is actually launching a brand-new one: The Long Beach Register made its debut today.

Hulk Hogan Wants Chris Hemsworth To Play Him In Biopic

Who could possibly play wrestler Hulk Hogan in an upcoming biopic? The wrestler nominates hunky Thor star Chris Hemsworth for the job.

Minivan Stolen In Studio City With Family Dog Inside

A local family is asking for the public's help to find their dog after their minivan was stolen with the pet inside.

Man Whose 13-Year-Old Daughter Was Killed By Reckless Driver Making Documentary About PCH 'Kill Zone'

A film producer whose daughter was killed by a reckless driver on Pacific Coast Highway is hoping to raise enough money via Kickstarter to make a documentary about what he calls "one of the most dangerous highways in America."

Extra, Extra: Bradley Cooper Is A 'Red-Blooded American,' Say Hello To 'Kiss Arena'

In today's Extra, Extra, Bradley Cooper signs on to play Lance Amstrong, Kiss brings football back to L.A., and 'Pitch Perfect' stars plan the perfect sequel. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports. You can also find us on Pinterest, Storify, Foursquare, and Instagram (laistpics).

405 Alert: Brace For 'Bridge Bash' This Weekend

405 drivers, prepare for "Bridge Bash," which will shut down parts of the freeway from Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 18.

Ewww! Sea Snail Was Living Inside Little Boy's Knee

A troubling knee injury that just wouldn't heal on a little boy turned out to be because there was a living creature inside.

What The New Sunset La Cienega Project Will Look Like

We're getting a better look at the newest addition to the Sunset Strip, the Sunset La Cienega project (formerly known as the Sunset Millennium). The project will include both a hotel and residential units, because who doesn't want to live the rock 'n' roll life on the Strip?

Worst Day Care Ever: 2-Year-Old Tests Positive For Marijuana

A La Crescenta day care has been shut down and the woman running arrested after a 2-year-old girl tested positive for marijuana.

Will LACMA Redesign Jeopardize The La Brea Tar Pits?

A redesign of LACMA's central building that was intended as an homage to the adjoining La Brea Tar pits might end up endangering them instead, scientists worry.

Marijuana Smugglers Lead Coast Guard On 30-Minute Chase Off Malibu

Two men were arrested this morning off the coast of Malibu after trying to dump the marijuana they were apparently smuggling before the Coast Guard caught up to them.

Where To Shop Now That Beloved WeHo Trader Joe's Is Closing

By now, you've probably heard that The Best Trader Joe's is closing August 31. So where do you shop now? Here's what you need to know about the neighboring TJ's.

Season Premiere Of 'Breaking Bad' Dedicated To California Teen Who Died Of Cancer

If you wondered about the person being thanked at the end of Sunday's 'Breaking Bad,' Kevin Cordasco was one of the show's biggest fans. He was also dying of cancer: The teenager passed away on March 11.

Father Of San Diego Kidnapper Was Also Dangerously Obsessed With A 16-Year-Old

The father of James DiMaggio—the San Diego kidnapper who was killed after abducting a 16-year-old and murdering her mother and brother—had a troubled, violent past and was similarly obsessed with a teenager.

You Now Need ID To Buy Nail Polish Remover At CVS

Blame it on Breaking Bad. CVS Pharmacies across the country are now requiring ID to purchase nail polish remover, since, like cold and allergy medicines, it contains a key ingredient in making meth.

Silver Lake Named A Top 10 'Best Big-City Neighborhood'

Silverlake isn't just for hipsters anymore. CNN Money just named the artsy area one of its Top 10 "Best Big-City Neighborhoods."

Californians Are Biggest Binge Drinkers In The Country

According to a new report released today by the CDC, California leads the nation in binge drinking.

L.A. Teachers Being Trained In 'Active Shooter' Scenarios

As K-12 students prepare to return to schools on Tuesday, local faculty are doing their own preparation, which, in light of horrific school shootings like the one in Newtown, includes training for "active shooter" scenarios.

California High-Speed Rail Hits A Snag: Fall Start Date In Jeopardy

California's high-speed rail has hit a roadblock as two Republican politicians are asking for an audit into the land purchase process for the $68 billion project.

Kidnap Victim Hannah Anderson Didn't Know Her Mother And Brother Were Dead

Kidnapped San Diego teen Hannah Anderson did not learn that her mother and brother had been killed until after her rescue.

LAFD Mourns Sudden Death Of 51-Year-Old Fire Captain

The Los Angeles Fire Department is mourning the sudden death of a 51-year-old Fire Captain, who was found early Monday morning and was unable to be revived.

Woman Attacked By 2 Pit Bulls In Riverside While Walking Her Dog

A woman suffered serious bite wounds after two pit bulls attacked her while she was walking her dog in downtown Riverside this morning.

Bobcat Suffers Mild Concussion After Being Hit By Car

A man reported "hitting a tiger" with his car at 2 a.m. Sunday in Riverside; the tiger turned out to be a bobcat, which suffered scrapes and bruises but wasn't seriously hurt. (No word on the man's car.)

Singer Eydie Gorme Dies At 84 In Las Vegas

Eydie Gorme, the Grammy- and Emmy-winning nightclub performer who often sang with her husband Steve Lawrence, has passed away in Las Vegas at age 84, just shy of her 85th birthday.

Photos: West Hollywood's Free Party Bus, The PickUp, Debuts

Tired of paying to park in West Hollywood? Worried about drinking and driving? Fear no more, WeHo party people, The PickUp is here! The free bus (technically, a trolley) will do a four-mile loop down Santa Monica Boulevard Friday and Saturday nights until 3 a.m., with two trolleys running every 15 minutes.

Karen Black, Star of 'Easy Rider' And 'Five Easy Pieces,' Dies At 74

Karen Black, the Oscar-nominated actress whose films included 'Easy Rider, 'Five Easy Pieces, and 'Nashville, has lost her battle with cancer.

Kitson Store Break-In: Thief Tunnels Through Wall In Brazen Heist

The high-end Kitson boutique on Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood was broken into by a burglar who tunneled through the wall from an adjoining public bathroom.

Families Suing L.A., DWP Over Electrocution Deaths

The families of two women who were electrocuted after coming to the aid of motorist last year are now suing not only the driver, but the city and the Department of Water and Fire.

Amber Alert Car Found In Idaho, Suspect And Kidnapping Victim Spotted

A car belonging to the murder suspect believed to have abducted a teenage girl from San Diego County has been found in Idaho and the two have been spotted camping in the area.

Out-Of-Step Doctor Diagnoses Man's Gayness As 'Chronic Condition'

A man was shocked and insulted when his doctor diagnosed him with "Homosexual behavior," and included a now-obsolete code which labeled homosexuality as a form of mental illness.

Guns Now Banned At All L.A. Community Colleges

Firearms are now prohibited at all community colleges in Los Angeles. The move comes two months after the deadly shooting at Santa Monica Community College.

Amber Alert Kidnapping Suspect Reportedly Had A 'Crush' On 16-Year-Old, Search Expands To Mexico, Oregon

A possible motive has emerged in the shocking kidnapping of a San Diego teen and the murder of her mother. Suspect James Lee DiMaggio, 40, was a trusted family friend, but may have harbored inappropriate feelings towards 16-year-old Hannah Anderson.

Malibu Parents Don't Want Tigers Moving In Next Door

Some folks in an upscale Malibu neighborhood are upset that they might soon have tigers as their next-door neighbors.

Fan Mistakes Mark Walhberg For Matt Damon, Wahlberg Says 'Close Enough'

Mark Wahlberg played it very cool when a fan mistook him for another well-known Boston actor, Matt Damon.

Man Found In Freezer At Storage Unit, Girlfriend And Her Son Are Suspects

Police believe a Ventura County mother and son murdered a man, then stored the body in a freezer at a storage facility.

Suspect In Murder Of Fontana Man Apparently Commits Suicide

One of the suspects accused of murdering a Fontana man was found dead in his jail cell yesterday of an apparent suicide.

Pastor of 'Too Gay' Church Evicted 2 Years After Official Closure

Police arrived today to evict the former pastor of Crescent Heights United Methodist Church in West Hollywood; the mostly LGBT congregation was officially dissolved in 2011 but has continued to meet in dwindling numbers.

Photos, Video: Two Nice Guys Release A Turtle At Echo Park Lake

Meet two Good Samaritans, who bought a small turtle from someone who was selling them at their local park, then set it free at Echo Park Lake.

Obama Dropping In On Leno; What Streets To Avoid Today And Tomorrow

Heads up, Burbank: The President is on town today and tomorrow. Here's what streets to avoid.

Venice Hit-And-Run Driver Had Arrest Records In Multiple States

Nathan Campbell, the man in custody for the deadly Venice Beach boardwalk rampage, had been arrested in several different states and only arrived in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, the L.A. Times is reporting.

Bikram Yoga Founder Accused Of Rape, Racism

The man who founded Bikram Yoga, the Los Angeles-based, wildly popular "hot" form of the exercise that celebrities and presidents have practiced, is facing allegations of rape and racism from a former employee and more than one student.

Man Assaulted Outside Barney's Beanery Pasadena Dies

A man who was assaulted late Sunday night outside the Barney's Beanery in Old Town Pasadena died today at a hospital, authorities said.

Sesame Street Turns 'Sons Of Anarchy' Into 'Sons Of Poetry'

How to make the mayhem and murder of 'Sons of Anarchy' educational? Turn those hard-riding heavies into... poets! That's Sesame Street's take on the gritty FX series, which returns for its sixth season on September 10.

Grammy-Winning Jazz Icon And Zappa Collaborator George Duke Dies

Jazz keyboardist George Duke, who collaborated with icons including Miles Davis, Michael Jackson and Frank Zappa in his 40-plus year career, has died at age 67.

Driver In Deadly Venice Beach Hit-And-Run Was A Transient, Motive Still Not Known

Police say they do not yet know the motive of the driver in Saturday's deadly rampage in Venice Beach, and are awaiting the results of toxicology tests to see if drugs or alcohol played a part.

Photos: Shark Madness At 'Sharknado' Premiere In L.A.

The unexpectedly huge SyFy cult hit Sharknado debuted across the country in real theaters and the stars turned out for the Los Angeles premiere at L.A. Live's Regal Cinemas Friday night, including shark-battling cast Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, Cassie Scerbo and Christopher Wolfe. The event also drew former 21 Jump Street star Richard Grieco, John Heard and assorted fans wearing their finest shark costumes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the special midnight screening in 200...

'The O.C.' Is 10 Years Old Today: 5 Things We Learned From The Show

Ten years ago today, we were introduced to 'The O.C.,' the Fox series that brought us plenty of teenage angst, constant noshing of bagels and a new holiday, Chrismukkah.

7 Reasons To Love L.A.: All The Stars And Boulevards

There are thousands of stories to tell in Los Angeles, but sometimes a picture says so much more.

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