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Thomas fire leaves behind barren 'moonscape' as it threatens Montecito, Carpinteria

11 Dec 2017 22:30


Wind gusts that helped push a massive wildfire into Santa Barbara County this weekend were growing weaker Monday, but authorities say the week-old Thomas fire still threatens the coastal enclaves of Carpinteria, Summerland and Montecito.

After watching the fire race west over the Ventura County...


White House says New York bombing attempt spotlights need for immigration reform

11 Dec 2017 22:20


An explosive device was detonated near Times Square during the morning rush hour Monday, injuring four people and snarling Manhattan transit, authorities said. “This was an attempted terrorist attack,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said in a news...


Saudi Arabia to allow movie theaters for the first time in 35 years

11 Dec 2017 22:15


Saudi Arabia announced Monday that it will allow movie theaters to open for the first time in more than three decades, part of a broad modernization drive pushed by the conservative kingdom’s reform-minded crown prince.

The announcement was hailed as historic by the American exhibition industry,...


Southern Section releases first basketball rankings

11 Dec 2017 22:03



Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams

11 Dec 2017 22:03


Football Dec. 11, 2017, 12:45 p.m. Tyjai Fulford of El Camino Real is West Valley League MVP Eric Sondheimer Receiver-defensive back Tyjai Fulford of El Camino Real has been named the MVP of the West Valley League.The league was separated into Division I and Division II.The offensive player player...


Weingart Center plans first high-rise homeless housing for L.A.'s skid row

11 Dec 2017 22:00


For decades, the Weingart Center has been a fixture on Los Angeles’ skid row, one among the many places of refuge where homeless men and women come for shelter, food and support.

Now the social services agency is expanding its mission into permanent housing and plans to do it with a flourish by...


Today in Entertainment: 'Star Wars' premiere honors Carrie Fisher's spirit; Josh Homme apologizes for kicking photographer

11 Dec 2017 21:58


Keaton Jones, a Tennessee boy whose tearful reaction to bullying was captured on video by his mom, is getting waves of celebrity support after the clips went viral under the hashtag @StandWithKeaton."Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What's the point of it?" the Knoxville middle-school...


Veteran newsman Steve Edwards leaves 'Good Day L.A.'

11 Dec 2017 21:58



Has 'The Walking Dead' killed off yet another beloved character?

11 Dec 2017 21:52



Chaminade basketball team returns from China with no stories about missing sunglasses

11 Dec 2017 21:46



Hong Chau scores a victory for Asian American representation with her Golden Globes-nominated role in 'Downsizing'

11 Dec 2017 21:42



Firefighters ready to protect homes in Montecito should the Thomas fire bear down

11 Dec 2017 21:24



Trump's accusers are back, and this time they're demanding that Congress do something

11 Dec 2017 21:15


On Monday in New York City, three of the 16 women who came forward to publicly accuse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault returned to demand congressional action. They have watched a parade of powerful men toppled from exalted positions, and they wonder why...


Ash and silence blanket beach community of Summerland

11 Dec 2017 21:15



A special recall election for state Sen. Josh Newman would cost a lot more than waiting for the June primary, state says

11 Dec 2017 21:10



A short story in the New Yorker sparks an intense debate on social media

11 Dec 2017 20:55


For once, it wasn't politics, television or film that sent social media into a frenzy — a short story published in the New Yorker set off a fierce debate on Twitter over the weekend.

“Cat Person,” a short story by Kristen Roupenian, drew strong reactions from social media users, many of who lauded...


Netflix's 'creepy' tweet is a reminder of how closely it's watching us

11 Dec 2017 20:50


Netflix sent out a tweet Sunday that roasted a subset of its most devoted users over an open fire: those who are obsessively watching its heavily promoted holiday movie "A Christmas Prince." The snarky tweet got some laughs, but it has also stirred up some backlash — and made some of people consider...


Supporting Roy Moore marks a new moral low for the presidency

11 Dec 2017 20:50


To the editor: Perhaps nothing is more despicable about this president than his unabashed endorsement of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. (“In Alabama Senate race, Republicans fear they may lose even if Roy Moore wins,” Dec. 9)

This is a slap in the face to women across this country....


Tyjai Fulford of El Camino Real is West Valley League MVP

11 Dec 2017 20:45



Disney-Fox deal might cause high-level Fox execs to jump ship

11 Dec 2017 20:40


Walt Disney Co.’s planned acquisition of much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox media company — a deal that is expected to be completed this week — could prompt a brain drain of high-level Fox executives in the coming months.

Among the prominent executives who eventually could exit Fox is 20th...


Golden Globe nominations pit pop stars against proven composers in music categories

11 Dec 2017 20:35


Say this for the Golden Globes: Nowhere else is Nick Jonas likely to be nominated for an award taken home in recent years by the likes of U2 and Bruce Springsteen.

A former boy-band heartthrob who can still measure his success in squeals, Jonas is up for best original song with “Home,” his thumping...


The inferno that won't die: How the Thomas fire became a monster

11 Dec 2017 20:30


Over the weekend, the Thomas fire reemerged with a vengeance, pushing into Santa Barbara County and destroying more homes.


Keaton Jones feels the love from Chris Evans, Gal Gadot and Justin Bieber after bullying video goes viral

11 Dec 2017 20:29


Keaton Jones, a Tennessee boy whose tearful reaction to bullying was captured on video by his mom, is getting waves of celebrity support after the clips went viral under the hashtag @StandWithKeaton."Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What's the point of it?" the Knoxville middle-school...


Polls in Alabama are all over the map. Why's it so hard to know who's ahead?

11 Dec 2017 20:25


The latest polls in the Alabama Senate race have Doug Jones, the Democrat, ahead by 10 points. Or Roy Moore, the Republican, ahead by 9. Why is this election so hard to forecast?


Polls in Alabama are all over the map. Why's it so hard to know who's ahead?

11 Dec 2017 20:25


The latest polls in the Alabama Senate race have Doug Jones, the Democrat, ahead by 10 points. Or Roy Moore, the Republican, ahead by 9. Why is this election so hard to forecast?

          
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