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Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California

Oct 25, 2019 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) Around 40,000 people are told to flee the Tick Fire, which is raging across 4,000 acres just north of Los Angeles

A building is engulfed in flames at a vineyard during the Kincade fire near Geyserville, California on October 24, 2019. fast-moving wildfire roared through California wine country early Thursday, as authorities warned of the imminent danger of more fires across much of the Golden State. The Kincade fire in Sonoma County kicked up Wednesday night, quickly growing from a blaze of a few hundred acres into an uncontained 10,000-acre (4,000-hectare) inferno, California fire and law enforcement officials said. Josh Edelson / AFP

Rattled nerves, minor damage from second major Southern California earthquake

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:41 AM

The earthquake was the largest in California since 1992

EARTHQUAKE. Black smoke rises from an electrical fire in a mobile home park in Ridgecrest, California July 6, 2019 following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake on July 5, 2019. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP

Children not spared by California's homelessness crisis

Mar 16, 2019 - 7:06 PM

The numbers are sobering in a state that is home to the world's fifth-largest economy but has the highest poverty rate in the US when cost-of-living is factored in

Telfair Elementary School Principal Jose Razo hands out "Thank You" notes for his students to write after a morning at Operation School Bell on February 8, 2019 in Pacoima, California, some thirty minutes drive north of downtown Los Angeles, where the children received new items such as backpacks, shoes and clothing. For Jose Razo, principal at Telfair Elementary School in Los Angeles county, his students should spend their time worrying about homework, their grades or playdates. But the harsh reality for more than a quarter of the 720 children at the school is otherwise."Food, somewhere to sleep, something to put on their back: those are the challenges our students are facing," says Razo. "Someone seven or eight years old should not have to worry about that."  Frederic J. BROWN / AFP

Pope Francis names 2nd Filipino bishop in U.S.

Mar 05, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Monsignor Alejandro Aclan of Pasay City is appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

HOLY FATHER. Pope Francis names Monsignor Alejandro Aclan as the newest auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. File photo from AFP

Investigation into burglary continues as Pacquiao stays in another house

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:38 PM

Manny Pacquiao's triumphant return gets spoiled after his home at North Plymouth, Los Angeles, is burglarized

Burglars enter Manny Pacquiao's home in Los Angeles

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Robbers break into the champion's home while he was defending his WBA welterweight title Las Vegas

ROBBED. Manny Pacquiao wins over Adrien Broner in Las Vegas but his home in Los Angeles gets robbed. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao kicks off U.S. training on Christmas Eve

Dec 25, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Manny Pacquiao grinds it out immediately in Los Angeles by running and working out in the gym

GYM RAT. Manny Pacquiao confines himself to the gym in line with his preparations for the fight against Adrien Broner. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Museum devoted to magic of cinema to open in Los Angeles

Dec 14, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is set to open in 2019, with the first temporary exhibition devoted to Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 4, 2018 a view of the fully restored 1939 Iconic building facade at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' future home one Wilshire and Fairfax is seen during the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences unveiling ceremony, in Los Angeles, California. - Nearly a century after the idea was first floated, a museum dedicated to the magic of cinema is finally set to open in Los Angeles, with the first temporary exhibition devoted to Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, slated to open by the end of 2019, will be devoted to the past, present and future of film, offering visitors a look behind the screen and into how movies are made. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:33 PM

Responding to comments on Twitter, Musk says there will be an opening event that night and 'free rides for the public next day'

ELON MUSK AND THE HYPERLOOP. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP

Los Angeles' people walker is beating loneliness, one step at a time

Jun 02, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The Los Angeles-based entrepreneur works with humans, not animals, and is striking a blow for health and social inclusion as the founder of the famously car-friendly city's first people-walking business

PEOPLE WALKER. Chuck McCarthy chats with his client Anie Dee (R) as they walk in the Hollywood Hills, May 24, 2018 in Runyon Canyon Park in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

This is the E3 2018 press conference schedule

May 30, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Here's a full schedule of press conference times for this year's E3 at Los Angeles, along with a shareable Manila timezone graphic

E3. E3 2018 promises its own brand of surprises. File photo of E3 2017 by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

3 stabbed, 13 arrested at KKK rally in California

Feb 28, 2016 - 12:10 PM

UPDATED Several fights break out between Ku Klux Klan members and counter protesters

This handout picture obtained courtesy of the Center for the Study of Hate and extremism shows a counter-protester (L) tackling a member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) during a KKK rally in Anaheim, California, February 27, 2016.  Three people were stabbed, one of them critically, and 13 others were arrested when a Ku Klux Klan rally erupted into clashes with counter-protesters, witnesses and police said.  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT: "AFP PHOTO / CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF HATE & EXTREMISM / B. LEVIN / HO" / NO MARKETING / NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS / DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / XGTY  / AFP / Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism / B. Levin

Massive California gas leak permanently capped

Feb 19, 2016 - 11:57 AM

We have confirmed that the leak of gas has been capped We have the gas emissions under control says an official of the California Department of Conservation

SEALED. A general view over homes affected by the gas leak from the mountain behind them are pictured in the affluent community Porter Ranch Estates in Porter Ranch, California, USA, January 7, 2016. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Marwan status, Bongbong diploma, Harrison Ford accident | The wRap

Mar 06, 2015 - 7:49 PM

A think tank says Marwan was never a top level terrorist Oxford confirms Bongbong Marcos did not complete a bachelor’s degree Harrison Ford survives a plane crash

Catapang on Mamasapano, Malampaya shutdown, Pacquiao in training | The wRap

Mar 05, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Military chief Catapang says Mamasapano clash was a failure in planning The Malampaya plant shuts down March 15 Manny Pacquiao says he feels slow

Shallow quake rocks Los Angeles

Mar 29, 2014 - 2:46 PM

A 5 1 magnitude earthquake rocks Los Angeles

Space shuttle finally reaches LA retirement home

Oct 15, 2012 - 7:39 AM

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hailed the mother of all parades which saw more than a million Angelenos cheer the vast white spacecraft through LA s streets at the slower than jet propelled speed of less than 1 mile per hour

The space shuttle Endeavour is seen atop the Over Land Transporter (OLT) after exiting the Los Angeles International Airport on its way to its new home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. NASA/Bill Ingalls

Space shuttle inches in late to LA retirement home

Oct 14, 2012 - 1:16 PM

The orbiter which zoomed at 17 500 miles per hour when in Earth s orbit had hoped to reach its final berth in the California Science Center by nightfall after its two day slow motion road trip

The space shuttle Endeavour is seen atop the Over Land Transporter (OLT) after exiting the Los Angeles International Airport on its way to its new home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. NASA/Bill Ingalls

Phillip Phillips wins 'American Idol'

May 24, 2012 - 10:02 AM

The win ends the weeks long competition in the search for the next American superstar

ELEVENTH "IDOL." Winner Phillip Phillips performs onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2012" results show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Mark Davis/Getty Images/AFP

Star-studded finale for 'American Idol'

May 23, 2012 - 5:28 PM

The Hollywood Reporter reports Idol finale will feature tributes to Donna Summer and Robin Gibb