Gay Los Angeles: The Latest

Jerry Falwell, Jr. Claims Trump Offered Him Education Secretary Post

NEWS | By John Riley | Dec 4
Prominent evangelical leader and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says he was offered the position of Secretary of Education under President-elect Donald Trump's new administration.

Safety Seminar Urges People to Be Alert, Report Crimes

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Dec 4
Nationally, reported hate crimes against Jews, Muslims, LGBT people, and people of color spiked in the aftermath of the presidential election, and local community leaders held a safety seminar this week to address concerns.

Pulse Survivors to Light Tree of Hope

NEWS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Dec 4
The tree, which this year is dedicated to the Pulse victims and survivors, features origami cranes with wishes on them. It has been a holiday fixture for more than a decade.

Green Party Taking Bid for Election Recount to Federal Court

NEWS | By Marc Levy | Dec 4
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court.

Panel Urges Better Cybersecurity to President-Elect Trump

NEWS | By Tami Abdollah And Darlene Superville | Dec 4
A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity.

Trump's Call Inspires Hope in Taiwan, Concern in Beijing

NEWS | By Johnson Lai And Nomaan Merchant | Dec 4
With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States.

NY Tweaks Medical Pot Law but Still No Talk of Legalization

NEWS | By David Klepper | Dec 4
New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to join eight other states in embracing full legalization.

Introducing... Graham J

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robin Gray | Dec 4
Graham J. is fast gaining an international reputation with sell out performances in Ireland, the UK and Europe. His debut album "Wild Is..." has been critically acclaimed for its individual style.

Students: Slain USC Prof Was Caring; Arrested Student Quiet

NEWS | By Amanda Lee Myers | Dec 4
A graduate student arrested on suspicion of killing the professor who oversaw his work at the University of California was described by some of his fellow classmates as a quiet but seemingly normal young man.

Bergdahl Seeks Pardon from Obama to Avert Desertion Trial

NEWS | By Eric Tucker And Jonathan Drew | Dec 4
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office.


News

Site of Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire an Artist Space, Maze

By Jonathan J. Cooper And Paul Elias | Dec 4
The converted warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" where a deadly fire ripped through a late-night dance party was an artist workspace and illegal home for a rotating cast of a dozen or more residents, those who lived there or visited often said.


Business

Gift Cards: Great Idea! Avoiding Fraud: Better Idea!

Dec 3
Leave it to fraud thieves to find yet another way to scam you. Now these crooks are going after your gift card balance. One day you've got a substantial balance and the next time you go to use it, it's at a zero balance.


Technology

4 Changes in Mobile Holiday Shopping

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Dec 4
Shoppers buying on their phones this holiday season will see new ways stores are making it easier and faster as they try to lock in sales before people swipe to the next site.


Finance

Giving the Gift of Financial Well-Being at the Holidays

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Dec 3
Instead of the latest toy or gadget, some people are trying to give their loved ones more financial security this holiday season.


Style

Tame The Beast

By David Goodman | Dec 4
If you want to tame your beast, well your beastly beard or hair. Then this very cool brand will help you do it! They have an amazing CYBER MONDAY deal as well - which is actually good through Dec 15th!!! How cool is that!


Health/Fitness

US Health Care Tab Hits $3.2T; Fastest Growth in 8 Years

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 3
The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday.


Travel

6 Destinations for Christmas Sparkle

By Beth J. Harpaz | Dec 2
Christmas lights, towering trees and elaborate gingerbread creations are everywhere this time of year. Here are a few favorite places around the country to enjoy holiday sparkle and fun.