Paramount Pictures' "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is among several under-performing movies at the summer box office. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International)

Hollywood Summer Blockbusters Fail To Top $300M Mark For 1st Time Since ’01

Are movie audiences suffering from superhero fatigue?


Detectives say a gold necklace and two gold bracelets were found in a drug drop-off box at a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. (Photo courtesy LASD)

Deputies Find Gold Jewelry In Santa Clarita Drug Drop-off Box

Authorities say a drug drop-off bin at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley station was – for at least one day – a sentimental treasure chest for one Southland family.


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Hollywood Set To Rake In Record $10.9B At Box Office For 2013

A busy holiday weekend at the box office has helped put Hollywood on track to rake in a record $10.9 billion in ticket sales this year.


Feds: Pot Farmer Confessed To Keeping Southland Girl, 15, In Box

Federal prosecutors say one of the two men accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl – keeping her captive in a metal box and forcing her to work on a large Northern California marijuana growing operation – has confessed.



Report: China Owes $100M In Unpaid Royalties To Hollywood Studios

A Chinese trade association may owe over $100 million in unpaid royalties to several of Hollywood’s biggest studios, according to a report.


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Push For Mandatory Black Boxes In Cars Raises Privacy Concerns

A proposal from federal regulators to require automakers to install devices that record driving data has some privacy advocates wondering exactly how the information might be used.


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Man’s Ashes Left Behind At Ocean Beach Car Wash

The ashes of a man who was cremated 17 years ago was left behind at a car wash in Ocean Beach.

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Councilman Ed Reyes, who introduced the measure, said times have changed since the proposed site for the store was first owned more than 10 years ago. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Opponents Warn Chinatown Ban On Big Box Stores Sets ‘Dangerous Precedent’

A vote to keep so-called formula retail stores away won’t affect plans for a controversial 33,000-square-foot Walmart store in Chinatown.

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Boss Charged With Beating Worker, Placing Her In Box With Collar, Diaper

The arraignment for a Monterey Park yogurt store owner facing kidnapping and attempted murder charges of one of his employees was postponed Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/05/2011

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Autopsy Planned For Toddler Who Fell At Staples Center

An autopsy was planned Tuesday for a 2-year-old boy who died after plunging from a skybox at Staples Center.


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Toddler Dies After Falling From Luxury Suite At Staples

A police investigation was under way Monday in the death of a toddler who plunged from a third-level luxury box at Staples Center after a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.