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Police Nearly Fire At Film Crew Shooting Robbery Scene

Two student actors filming a hold-up scene without permits are lucky they weren't shot by police responding to what looked like a real robbery in progress.

Ellen Degeneres Will Host The Oscars Again

Ellen Degeneres announced today via Twitter that she'll be back for her second time to host the Oscars in March, so we probably can't expect a "We Saw Your Boobs" song this time around.

405 Sunset Boulevard Off-Ramp Shuts Down For 120 Days, Starting Tonight

Plan your detour, Westsiders: The northbound 405 off-ramp to Sunset Boulevard will be shut down for 120 days starting tonight.

Caught On Video: Cop Fatally Shoots Unarmed Homeless Man

A fatal police shooting of an unarmed homeless man was caught on cellphone video by a bystander who can be heard asking why the officer fired.

Millennium Hollywood Project Might Be On A Fault, Says State Geologist

The folks behind the Millennium Hollywood project have dismissed opponents' claims that the high-rise towers will be built over an active fault, but now California's state geologist is agreeing that the fault may be an active one.

Michael Ansara Dies At 91, Played Klingon Kang On 'Star Trek'

Michael Ansara, the actor best known for playing the Klingon villain Kang on three versions of 'Star Trek,' died Wednesday at the age of 91 at his home in Calabasas

Photos: Rehabbed Sea Lions' Triumphant Return To The Ocean

Two sea lions who needed some serious TLC after being washed ashore this past spring were released back into the wild on Sunday in a feel-good moment worthy of a Disney movie.

Eileen Brennan, Star of 'Private Benjamin' And 'The Sting,' Dies At 80

Actress Eileen Brennan, who was Oscar-nominated for her role as Goldie Hawn's tough Army captain in 1980's 'Private Benjamin,' died at her home in Burbank on Sunday.

Huzzah! You Can Park At Broken Meters Again!

Hallelujah, you can park at broken meters, again, L.A.! The Los Angeles City Council voted today to stop the city's policy of ticketing vehicles if they park in front of a busted meter.

Bartender Says WeHo's New Extended Parking Meter Hours Are Hurting Local Bar Scene

Visitors to West Hollywood aren't the only ones feeling the pain of the new extended parking meter hours. Some of those hardest hit by the move, which went into effect on July 1, are restaurant and bar workers in the city's busy nightlife scene.

Extra, Extra: Santa Fe Springs Stinks, Helipad Hullaballoo

In today's Extra, Extra, Santa Fe Springs is plagued with a foul odor and Katy Perry quit drinking for three months. 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).

Man Drives Car Over 40-Foot Cliff, Miraculously Walks Away

A man is lucky to be alive after driving his car off a 40-foot oceanside cliff in San Diego.

Michael Jackson And Freddie Mercury Dueted In The '80s Until A Llama Broke Them Up

Three duets that Michael Jackson recorded with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury 30 years ago will be released this fall. There might have been more, but for one pesky llama.

'The Canyons:' A Photo Guide To The L.A. Locations Where Lindsay Lohan & Cast Suffer Boredom And Betrayal

Lindsay's new movie, 'The Canyons,' plays out across some highly recognizable and scenic locations in the Los Angeles area, including Malibu's ultra-modern "Beethoven House."

Aaron Paul Confirms Awesomeness By Greeting Tourists, Posing For Photos Outside His House

Some Irish tourists got an unexpected thrill when 'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul came out of his house to say hello to them.

FBI Arrests 150 Pimps In Nationwide Child Prostitution Sting [UPDATED]

A three-day nationwide sex-trafficking sting resulted in arrests of pimps and the rescue of several children forced into prostitution across the country.

Lea Michele Speaks Out About Cory Monteith's Death For The First Time

Lea Michele has remained silent since the July 13 death of her boyfriend and 'Glee' co-star, Cory Monteith. Today she tweeted a photo of the two in happier days and thanked those who have been helping her through this tough time.

Frank Gehry Says 'L.A. Doesn't Take Architecture Seriously'

Acclaimed architect Frank Gehry, whose works include the Walt Disney Concert Hall, loves Los Angeles but not necessarily its architecture. He talks about "missed opportunities," including not being the one to design the LACMA building.

Johnny Depp Says His Retirement Is 'Probably Not Too Far Away'

Is Johnny Depp quitting acting? As he tells the BBC, his retirement is "probably not too far away."

12-Year-Old Boy Stuck On Ride At Knott's Soak City

A 12-year-old boy got stuck on a ride at Knott's Soak City in Buena Park today and had to be freed by firefighters.

West Hollywood Bars Join Boycott Of Stoli Vodka; Gutter-Pouring Ceremony Planned

Gay bars in West Hollywood are joining the growing boycott of Stolichnaya vodka as part of a protest of the treatment of gays in Russia.

UC Protesters Shut Down Westwood And Wilshire, 25 Arrested

A protest involving University of California hospital workers shut down a busy intersection in Westwood Friday afternoon during afternoon rush-hour traffic.

Malibu Hit-And-Run: Woman And Her Grandson Hospitalized

Deputies are looking for the driver who hit a 3-year-old boy and his grandmother Friday night on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and then fled the scene.

Artist Andrea LaHue On How She Got Attacked, Then Arrested For Painting Flowers Over Graffiti

Artist Andrea LaHue aka Random Act, was assaulted while painting flowers over graffiti. Somehow that led to her, instead of her assailants, getting arrested.

Two Suspects Sought In 91 Freeway Road Rage Shooting

Police are looking for two suspects who opened fire on another car after a collision on the Artesia (91) Freeway, then abandoned their own vehicle.

Photos: Awesome Lightning Strikes Last Night

Los Angeles weather got dramatic last night with lightning and thunder in some areas. The rare display was caught on camera by some Angelenos with quick reflexes.

Family Who Spent $100K On Beanie Babies In The '90s Has More Crazy Stories To Tell, Says Son

A guy whose family spent $100,000 on Beanie Babies in the '90s as a college investment, but instead went bankrupt, made a film about his family's obsession, but says it's just one of many stories he could tell about them.

Latest Storm Makes July 2013 The Wettest July In 95 Years

After six months of drought, Los Angeles has now set a record for having the wettest July in 95 years, the National Weather Service announced today.

Deputy Saves Motorcyclist's Severed Leg In Crash With Limo

A motorcyclist probably would have lost his leg if not for a deputy who applied a tourniquet at the scene of his crash with a limo last week in West Hollywood.

Deputy Shoots And Kills Drunk Driver Who Bit Him, Tried To Take His Gun

It was not a good day on the job for an L.A. County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a suspected drunk driver who bit him in the arm and tried to take his gun.

Squirrel With Bubonic Plague Forces Campground Closures

A ground squirrel in the Angeles National Forest has tested positive for bubonic plague, prompting several campground closures.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner: A Roundup Of The Sexual Harassment Allegations [UPDATED]

A third woman has come forward to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment as more people call for his resignation after just eight months in office.

Woman With World's Largest Shoe Collection Murdered, Boyfriend Arrested [UPDATED]

Police believe a woman who was in the Guinness Book of World records and featured on TLC's 'My Collection Obsession' for having amassed 15,000 shoe-related items was killed by her much younger boyfriend.

Photos: Rocky & Bullwinkle Removed From Sunset Strip

Beloved cartoon characters Rocky & Bullwinkle, who've reigned over Sunset Boulevard since 1961, were removed from the Strip today.

Students Accuse USC Of Ignoring Rape Charges

Two USC students have filed a federal complaint against the school, alleging that it mishandled or dismissed their rape cases.

Coyote Attacks Toddler At Orange County Cemetery [UPDATED]

A 2-year-old girl is said to be recovering at home after being bitten and dragged by a coyote at a cemetery in Cypress.

Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids' Meals

Sorry, kiddos. Taco Bell is discontinuing its kids' meals and focusing on its older clientele.

Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty To Hit-And-Run, Other Charges Dropped

Chris Brown has pled not guilty to a hit-and-run stemming from a May car accident, but the additional misdemeanor charges—driving without a valid license and proof of insurance—were dismissed.

Elderly Woman Killed By Garbage Truck

A woman in her 80s was killed by a garbage truck Monday in Lincoln Heights when she apparently fell or walked into its path.

Man Arrested For Trying To Run Bicyclists Off The Road

A 26-year-old Redlands man faced charges of assault with a deadly weapon after he reportedly tried to hit bicyclists with his car, even crossing into oncoming traffic.

Woman Threatens To Kill Husband With Hatchet

A Long Beach woman was in custody Monday morning on suspicion of attacking her husband and threatening to kill him with a hatchet.

3-Year-Old Playing Spider-Man Falls Out of 3rd-Story Window [UPDATED]

A 3-year-old boy playing Spider-Man on a bed with another child was hospitalized after he fell out a third-floor Anaheim apartment window.

Baby Bear Stuck In Dumpster Reunited With Mama Bear

A baby bear looking for a snack got trapped inside a dumpster while its mother tried her best to rescue her cub.

Sacha Baron Cohen Won't Rock Us, Drops Out Of Freddie Mercury Biopic

Sacha Baron Cohen seemed like the perfect actor to play the late Freddie Mercury, but he's dropped out of a biopic about the Queen frontman over creative differences with the remaining band members.

Environmental Lawyer Says Millennium Hollywood Project Is On 'Shaky Ground'

Opponents of the proposed Millennium Hollywood Project, which would erect two skyscrapers beside the Capitol Records Building, are claiming that there are serious safety concerns, including whether the two towers would be built on an earthquake fault.

UCLA Study Says Sex Addiction Isn't A Real Disorder

A recent UCLA study suggests that sexual addiction isn't a real disorder and that people who think they have it don't need to go to "sex rehab."

'Glee' Star Sues State Farm For Not Covering Sexual Battery Legal Costs

Mark Salling, who plays Puck on 'Glee,' is suing his insurance company because they won't cover his legal costs for sexual battery allegations.

Vintage Photos: Angelenos (And An Elephant) Catch Some Waves

Since the 1920s, Californians, including one very talented elephant, have enjoyed taking to the waters for some creative surfing, water skiing and aquaplaning.

Cops Descend On 'Smash White Supremacy' Fun Run In Westwood

About a dozen protesters participated in the "Smash White Supremacy" Fun Run in Westwood Thursday night, which resulted in at least one arrest.

Uber Trucks Delivering Ice Cream To L.A. Today!

Why go out for ice cream when Uber will deliver it to you? The on-demand ice cream service is for today only and demand will be extremely high, the company warns.

Photos: Fans Leave Flowers, Handwritten Notes For Cory Monteith Outside Paramount Studios

Cory Monteith fans have created memorials at Paramount Studios, where "Glee" is filmed, and in Vancouver, Canada, where the actor died. His girlfriend, Lea Michele, reportedly just visited the memorial in Vancouver.

Stupid Criminal Of The Week: Bank Robber Arrested Waiting For Bus

A bank robbery suspect's less-then-brilliant getaway plan led to him getting arrested while waiting for the bus.

Extra, Extra: Black Jellyfish Invasion Hits San Diego

In today's Extra, Extra: Watch out San Diego, you've got jellyfish. 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).

Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In Fatal Road Rage Shooting

Police have released two sketches of the suspect who shot and killed another driver on the 5 Freeway.

Rapper Nipsey Hussle Arrested At Trayvon Martin Protest, Says Police Used Excessive Force

Rapper Nipsey Hussle is accusing the LAPD of excessive force after they detained him and his disabled brother at a protest for Trayvon Martin last night.

75-Year-Old Impersonates Officer in Bizarre, Failed Home Invasion

A down-on-his-luck 75-year-old attempted to rob a home in Hidden Hills by impersonating a police officer but was told there was nothing there to steal.

Man Who Dismembered Mother, Kept Body Parts In Freezer Sentenced To 25 Years

A 21-year-old man who murdered his mother, dismembered her and kept her body parts in his freezer was sentenced to 25 years to life today.

'Glee' Writers Hold Emergency Story Meeting To Deal With Cory Monteith's Death [UPDATED]

The writers of 'Glee' are scrambling to deal with the sudden death of Cory Monteith since production was slated to begin on the fifth season in less than two weeks.

Extra, Extra: Kim Kardashian Called A Hypocrite For 'No Justice' Tweet

In today's Extra, Extra: Kim Kardashian called out for "no justice" tweet. 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).

Tom Cruise Makes Surprise Appearance At Acting School Graduation

Graduates at a Santa Monica acting school were shocked to see that Tom Cruise was their commencement speaker. The 'Mission Impossible' star advised the aspiring actors to not be divas.

Student Steals Passwords To Rig College Election, Wins Year In Jail

One college student wanted to be student body president so badly, he rigged the election. Now he's earned himself a year in jail.

Family Of Missing Alzheimer's Patient Found Dead At Beach Will Sue Hospital

The family of an elderly man with Alzheimer's disease who vanished from a local hospital and was later found dead miles away plan to sue the hospital who let their patient simply wander off.

Relatives Found Of Man Who Woke Up With Amnesia, Speaking Swedish

A man who who was found unconscious in a Palm Springs motel room and woke up speaking only Swedish has a family, but they hadn't heard from him in 10 years.

Cory Monteith Died Of Heroin, Alcohol Overdose [UPDATED]

The cause of death of 'Glee' star Cory Monteith was announced today: He died of "mixed drug toxicity" involving heroin and alcohol.

Photos: Trayvon Martin Protesters, Police Face Off On Hollywood Boulevard [UPDATED]

Police in riot gear shut down Hollywood Boulevard late Sunday night to prevent protesters from taking over the street.

Westboro Church Plans To Protest Cory Monteith's Funeral

While most people were taking to Twitter to mourn the sudden death of 'Glee' star Cory Monteith, the Westboro Baptist Church brazenly announced their delight that the actor was dead.

Gabourey Sidibe Wears Wedding Dress To Jimmy Kimmel's Wedding

The joke was apparently on late night host Jimmy Kimmel as 'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe showed up at his wedding in her own wedding dress.

Video: Watch Shia LaBeouf's Intense Staredown With Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist happened to have his helmet cam rolling when "Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf pulled up next to him at a stoplight, leading to a brief staredown.

Chris Brown Tweets 'My Cross Is Heavy' After Probation Revoked

Chris Brown's probation stemming from the 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, has been revoked, but he's not in jail... yet.

Eurythmics' Dave Stewart Unveils Photos Of His Famous Friends

Musician Dave Stewart, best known for The Eurythmics, is also an accomplished photographer, whose new exhibit at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis includes shots of Mick Jagger, Bjork and Demi Moore.

Extra, Extra: Justin Bieber Buddy Lil Twist Gets DUI In Biebs' Car

In today's Extra, Extra: Justin Bieber's buddy arrested while driving the Biebs' car and an Idol joins 'Glee.' 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).

Outside Agency Will Investigate Hawthorne Dog Shooting, Owner Sues

There has been so much outcry after a Hawthorne police officer shot and killed a dog that the department has decided to turn the investigation over to an outside agency.

Body Of Young Man Found In Manhattan Beach Park [UPDATED]

The body of a young Latino man was found Thursday at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach.

Chris Brown Paints Over Graffiti Masterpiece

Chris Brown has bowed to pressure from his unhappy neighbors and painted over the unpopular "art" on his Hollywood Hills house.

Arrest Made in Westfield Topanga Mall Kidnapping And Rape

A 19-year-old Lancaster man was arrested today in the July 4 kidnapping and assault of an employee of the Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park.

E-Cigarette Battery Explodes In Car, Couple Sues

A woman who suffered second-degree burns after her e-cigarette battery exploded in her car compared the resulting fire to a blowtorch. Jennifer Ries and her husband, Xavier, of Corona, Calif. are suing the e-cigarette manufacturer VapCigs after its rechargeable battery caught fire.

Studio Behind 'Ender's Game' Says Author's Personal Views Are 'Completely Irrelevant'

In response to a planned boycott of their upcoming film 'Ender's Game,' Lionsgate has released a statement that says, "we obviously do not agree with the personal views of [author] Orson Scott Card."

Nationwide 'Gay Blood Drive' Seeks To Lift FDA Donor Restrictions

A local film director is organizing the "first-ever nationwide gay blood drive" in hopes that federal regulators will lift a decades-old ban against blood donors who have had male-to-male sex.

SPCA Offers Dog Training To Hawthorne Police

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles has offered specialized training to Hawthorne police in hopes of preventing more tragedies like the death of Max the Rottweiler.

Leah Remini Leaves Church Of Scientology [UPDATED]

'King of Queens' star Leah Remini is reportedly "stepping back" from the Church of Scientology after questioning their excommunication policy.

Vintage Photos: Celebrities And Their Favorite Dogs

Choice vintage photos of celebs and their canine companions, including Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

Extra, Extra: Man Busts Self For Meth By Calling 911

In today's Extra, Extra: Man rats out self for meth by calling 911, Victorian house fire and Elisabeth Hasselbeck's new TV gig. 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).

'Ender's Game' Author Responds To Boycott, Says Gay Marriage Issue Is 'Moot'

The author of 'Ender's Game,' the sci-fi book that's hitting the big screen in November, issued a statement today addressing a planned boycott over his views on gay marriage.

'Bad Shell' Caused Simi Valley Fireworks Disaster

The fireworks company who put on the disastrous Simi Valley July 4 show that injured dozens is now saying that a shell malfunction was the likely cause, and that it's not an isolated incident.

Student Burned In Saddleback College Arson Fire Dies

A 21-year-old student who was severely burned in a fire at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo has died.

Ellen Page Says Sexism In Hollywood Is 'Constant'

'Juno' star Ellen Page says she's constantly encountering sexism in Hollywood, the women are "expected to shut up and not have an opinion."

In Wake Of Dog Shooting Scandal, Hawthorne City Council Cancels Meeting

The city of Hawthorne has canceled its regularly scheduled City Council meeting for tonight, citing online difficulties.

Missing Dog Reunited With Owner After 3 Years

Hurrah! A man and his dog were reunited after three years, thanks to a microchip and some very helpful strangers.

2 Teen Victims In SFO Crash Were Headed To L.A. Church Camp

The two 16-year-old girls who were killed in the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco were headed for a summer church camp in Los Angeles.

Jim Carrey Apologizes To Assault Rifle Owners For 'Calling Them Names'

Just weeks after he trashed his own upcoming movie as "too violent," Jim Carrey, a longtime gun control advocate, is apologizing to owners of assault rifles.

Google Doodle Celebrates 66th Anniversary Of Roswell

Today's Google Doodle pays homage to the 66th anniversary of Roswell, when a UFO supposedly crashed in the New Mexico desert.

Man Arrested For Allegedly Beating Puppy, Swinging It 'Like A Yo-Yo' [UPDATED]

Who could possibly abuse an adorable French bulldog puppy? A Highland Park man is under arrest on suspicion of felony animal cruelty after allegedly swinging his puppy in the air "like a yo-yo."

Jim Morrison Kickstarter Documentary Needs $50,000 To Avenge Doors Frontman

Would you pony up some change for a documentary that promises to "bring the real Jim Morrison to light?"

Owner Of Dog Killed By Hawthorne Police Begs Public To 'Calm Down'

The owner of a dog shot and killed by police in a now notorious incident has asked the public to stop making threats against the officers involved.

100 Arrested In Newport Beach For Partying Too Hard On Fourth Of July

Ain't no party like a Newport Beach party: Nearly 100 people were arrested overnight for public intoxication or disorderly conduct.

Anonymous: 'Hawthorne Police Are Our Primary Target'

Anonymous, the computer hacking activist group, uploaded a YouTube video threatening the Hawthorne Police Department for shooting and killing a dog in a widely publicized incident.

Car Plunges 400 Feet Over Side Of Angeles Crest Highway, Woman Dies [UPDATED]

One person was airlifted from the scene after their vehicle plunged 400 feet from the Angeles Crest Highway.

Malibu To Let Volunteers Hand Out Parking Tickets

The Malibu City Council has just approved a plan for volunteers to issue parking tickets.

Another Professional Fireworks Show Goes Wrong: Ojai Pyrotechnics Expert Badly Burned

A 32-year-old pyrotechnics technician was seriously burned during a Fourth of July fireworks show in Ojai in which a firework exploded on the ground.

Elderly Gay And Lesbian Couples Finally Get Their Prom

Many gay and lesbian senior citizens never had a chance to take who they wanted to their prom, not until the the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center held one just for them in Hollywood on Saturday.

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