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Delivery Start-Ups Are Back Like It’s 1999

August 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
Silicon Valley wants to save you from ever having to leave your couch. Will it work this time around?

California: 2 Teenagers Are Arrested After Police Say They Planned Attack

51 min 43 sec ago
Investigators acting on a tip arrested two students who were said to be planning to target three staff members and kill as many people as possible at a suburban Los Angeles school.

Wheelies: The Booming Classics Edition

51 min 43 sec ago
Auction sales at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance hit a record $399 million; a 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica sets a public auction record.

Postwar Ferrari Wins Best in Show at Pebble Beach Concours

51 min 43 sec ago
John Shirley’s 1954 Ferrari 375 MM is the first of that marque to win a best in show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance.

The L.A. Art Invasion

6 hours 51 min ago
Sun-soaked isolation seems just the thing to spark inspiration. Plus: a primer on Los Angeles’s new artist arrivals.

California Court Limits Caregiver Suits

19 hours 50 min ago
A home health aide cannot sue a couple with dementia for an injury sustained while caring for them, the California Supreme Court has ruled.

Cities Rocked by Past Protests Offer Lessons in What, and What Not, to Do

August 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
Big-city police officials have learned that the speedy release of information and close ties to community leaders are crucial to stemming violence in disturbances like those in Ferguson.

California: 4 Charged in Meat Recall

August 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall.

California: Shootout and Chase End in One Death and Arrest

August 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
A chase that began Monday with two men in an S.U.V. firing on pursuing police officers ended several hours later with one suspect dead, another arrested and a SWAT officer with a gunshot wound to the leg.

‘Who Speaks Wukchumni?’

August 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
This short documentary profiles the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language, and her creation of a comprehensive dictionary.

Los Angeles to Reduce Arrest Rate in Schools

August 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
New policies with the aim of keeping students out of the court system will end citations for minor offenses like fighting or defacing school property.

Hack of Community Health Systems Affects 4.5 Million Patients

August 18, 2014 - 12:39pm
On Monday, a hospital network said personal data for 4.5 million patients had been stolen in a cyberattack by a group based in China.

Arms and the Cop

August 18, 2014 - 12:01pm
More on police militarization, crime and Ferguson.

XRay: A New Tool for Tracking the Use of Personal Data on the Web

August 18, 2014 - 6:00am
A team of computer scientists at Columbia has developed a research tool for tracking the use of personal data online.

For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights

August 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
The analysis of giant data sets promises unique business insights, but much manual effort is still required to prepare the information for parsing.

Jay Adams, Who Changed Skateboarding Into Something Radical, Dies at 53

August 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
Adams, who started surfing at age 4, joined a group of skateboarders who transformed what had been a childish activity by infusing it with aggression and attitude.

In Silicon Valley, Mergers Must Meet the Toothbrush Test

August 17, 2014 - 6:22pm
Companies like Google are employing unorthodox criteria — say, whether a product is used daily, like a toothbrush — to size up their deal targets, and without the advice of Wall Street bankers.

To Preserve and Protect

August 16, 2014 - 9:00pm
A 1922 Packard Twin Six is one of 16 original, unrestored entries scheduled to compete at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance on Sunday in California.

Hotel Review: Hotel Zetta San Francisco

August 16, 2014 - 9:00pm
Part of the Viceroy Hotel Group’s collection of “urban retreats,” this property features a lounge with a pool table, shuffleboard and more.