Noah Smith

Multimedia Journalist

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LOS ANGELES

A1 +PHOTOS What do owners of the Patriots, Rams, Grizzlies and Flyers have in common? A big bet...
The Overwatch League christened its inaugural season this month in largely the same ways as any professional sports league's opening day. The very best players in the world...
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Noah Smith talks about Trump's Middle East policy
+ PHOTOS At the edge of the wildfires, surfers seek escape in Ventura's waves
Trucks ferrying exhausted firefighters rolled into the fairgrounds here straight from the front lines of the Thomas Fire, which was burning right to the edge of Ventura. Ash was...
+PHOTOS Pot entrepreneur and ex-felon fights for black role in California's budding industry
When his medical cannabis operation was raided in 2008, Virgil Grant wound up in prison. Now he's back in business, and determined to make space for people of color in an...
Donald Trump's Campaign Chief, Stephen Bannon, Faced Domestic Violence Charges in 1996
The recent appointment of Stephen K. Bannon, the right-wing media mogul, as chief executive of Donald J. Trump 's campaign was part of an effort to reset a candidacy that has...
VIDEO Surfer Turf Wars in California: 'We'll burn you every single wave' - video
Rory Carroll and Noah Smith find out the hard way that not everyone is welcome on the state's legendary surfing beaches. In Lunada Bay, local police even warn against attempting...
+PHOTOS Sudden appearance of electric scooters irks Santa Monica officials
Black, electric-powered scooters suddenly began appearing on the downtown streets, suburban sidewalks and beachside a few months ago in this urban coastal city. The dockless...
PHOTOS Ride, hustle, kill, repeat: the underground cycle gangs of Los Angeles
A golden moon hung over the city, and as night deepened the crowd lounging off Hope Street grew giddy. People swigged beer, marijuana spiced the air, hip-hop streamed from a...
A1 'Unbelievably fast': Southern Calif. fire spreads in hours from 50 acres to tens of thousands
A brush fire raced through Southern California Monday night into Tuesday morning with ferocious speed, spreading from about 50 acres to an estimated 26,000 acres in less than...
An Economic Recovery, Brimming With Industrial Complexes, in Southern California
LOS ANGELES - The Inland Empire could be considered Southern California 's backlot, with its vast warehouse complexes and staging areas. Typically defined as the region east of...
PHOTOS 'Law enforcement is changing': an LAPD ride-along with those on the beat
Related: LAPD's reforms since Rodney King beating offer hope amid police violence A pale sun rose over the city as sergeant Scott Carty steered the squad car into Nickerson...
'Like a WWI battlefield': 15 dead as mudslides wipe away homes in fire-ravaged Southern California
MONTECITO, Calif. - Rescue teams battled through rain-sodden muck and debris Wednesday seeking to reach more areas ravaged by landslides that sent deadly torrents of mud and...
What Air Force Bombing Runs Can Teach American Business About Talent Management
Since last Sunday, U.S. and Coalition forces have launched more than 125 airstrikes against targets in Iraq and Syria as part of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent...
CONTRIB ONLY Is Britney Spears Ready to Stand on Her Own?
LAS VEGAS - The disturbing images seem so distant now: the pop-star-turned-cautionary tabloid tale - head shorn, face twisted, umbrella gripped like a police baton as she bashed...
TV in the age of Trump: 'There are unheard voices who want more'
In Hollywood, perceptions of beauty are constantly in flux, as executives try to divine what will play in Peoria. But at least one attribute is as sexy and sought after now as...
VIDEO & PHOTOS California gold miners seek a different type of glitter: celebrity
In the original California gold rush, thousands of prospectors scoured the San Gabriel mountains for nuggets, a scramble marked by rivalry and secrecy: see a gleam, keep shtum....
Meet the $3 Billion Realtor Who Couldn't Pronounce His Own Name
As he gallivants through estates worth tens of millions of dollars on CNBC's Secret Lives of the Super Rich, it is hard to imagine Aaron Kirman as anything other than the highly...
Why can't pop culture get surfing right?
At SXSW in Austin, Texas this year, US television studio TNT brought in a surfing simulator and created a "pop-up beach" to help promote their surfing-meets-crime-family show...
How a Tiny Israeli TV Company Became an International Media Player
The media production and distribution company Keshet International did not even exist four years ago. Since then, its rise has been meteoric. Last year, the company-a subsidiary...
PHOTOS The criminal gang who took control of a California surf haven
From the outside looking in, California's Lunada Bay is the perfect embodiment of Palos Verdes surf utopia. But LA-based writer Rory Carroll found unexpected chaos: territorial...
Dockless-scooter firm resolves criminal case
PHOTOS 'We need human interaction': meet the LA man who walks people for a living
Chuck McCarthy recently auditioned as a homicidal biker for a TV show, but the actor is finding glimmers of fame, and possibly a business franchise, with another role: Los...
HBO's 'Silicon Valley': Art imitates tech life imitates art
Unlike so many of the characters on their show, the team behind HBO's "Silicon Valley" does not profess a desire to change the world. "I'm just happy anybody is watching the...
CONTRIB Ferocious wildfires burn across Southern California, destroying homes and forcing...
Ferocious wildfires continued to rage across Southern California on Wednesday, destroying hundreds of homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee as forecasters and...
Are patent trolls taking over the fashion industry?
Shar Simantob and his Los Angeles-based textile company, United Fabric International, are used to following trends in the fashion industry. The company works as a middleman...
+PHOTOS Esports training facility brings gaming another step closer to traditional pro sports
+PHOTOS Bill Clinton's Magic Is Not Working With Millennials
For Millennials attending a Bill Clinton speech in Santa Monica on a pleasant Friday evening before the California primary, the former president occupies a space not unlike that...
CONTRIB California fires rage into second week as massive blazes are 'expected to spread'
VENTURA, Calif. - Raging wildfires continued to burn through Southern California on Sunday, stretching into a second week as authorities warned that the blazes could still...
PHOTOS In the Californian desert, UK and US forces crave 'a crack at the headcutters'
It was a victory foretold and started soon after dawn, just as the sun began to bake the desert. Two American F-16 jets roared out of a clear blue sky and dropped heavy payloads...

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