After his Brentwood estate is vandalized with a slur, LeBron James says racism still ‘part of America’

A racial epithet was spray-painted on the front gate of NBA star LeBron James’ home in Brentwood, Los Angeles police said Wednesday.

The vandalism was discovered about 6:45 a.m. and has since been painted over by the property manager, LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman said.

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MLB: Hunter Strickland, Bryce Harper appeal brawl suspensions

San Francisco Giants reliever Hunter Strickland received a six-game suspension Tuesday and Washington’s Bryce Harper was penalized four games for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl a day earlier.

Each also was fined an undisclosed amount, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. Both players…

Susana Smith Bautista named executive director of Pasadena Museum of California Art

Susana Smith Bautista has been named the executive director of the Pasadena Museum of California Art, replacing interim executive director Jay Belloli. He served in the position for almost a year following the departure of Jenkins Shannon last June.

Bautista, a Pasadena native, has more than two…

Calling all actors willing to work for (almost) free: Theater companies hold auditions for a new 99-seat world

Young actors have waited to audition for Skylight Theatre since it opened more than 30 years ago, so the crowd outside the Los Feliz building on a recent Wednesday appeared like any other.

But it wasn’t. These actors were answering an open audition call for the newly formed Independent Theatres…