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One Legislative Story on the Budget
6-1-2011 4:03 pm
Ray Haynes
State Capitol
 

The Legislature is getting to the point where it must pass a budget.  The good news is that the Democrats don't need a single Republican vote to pass that...


Another Ammo Bill Passes Out Of Senate
6-1-2011 11:37 am
Doug LaMalfa
North California
 

SB 124, a bill to further regulate and limit ammunition purchases passes the State Senate.  It is a followup to AB 962 of last year that was found...


Jerry Brown - & His emerging crime wave
5-25-2011 10:56 am
Shawn Steel
Statewide
 

With the appropriately named Brown vs. Plata up to 46,000 felons will be prematurely released from California state prisons. The vast majority of these...

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Scientists create see-through mouse and rat bodies

Source: LAT Opinion
Aug 1, 2014 12:06 am

Researchers have created see-through mice and rats using a new technique for so-called tissue clearing.

Friday's TV Highlights: 'David Bowie: Five Years' on Showtime

Source: LAT Opinion
Aug 1, 2014 12:00 am

Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes

Court upholds Wisconsin collective bargaining and voter ID laws

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 11:47 pm

The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election.

Del Mar suspends turf racing after another horse injury

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 11:39 pm

Del Mar track officials announced Thursday turf racing has been suspended for this weekend after another horse was injured while racing on the new turf course. It is the second time in the 11-day meeting the track has suspended turf racing.

New York may regulate costumed characters after unseemly incidents

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 11:21 pm

These are tough times for Batman in Gotham City.

Angels' Tyler Skaggs pulled from no-hitter because of forearm tightness

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 11:14 pm

Tyler Skaggs did not allow a hit through 4 2/3 innings Wednesday night, but the Angels left-hander did not remain in the game long enough to get a decision, let alone a chance to throw no-hitter, against the Baltimore Orioles in Camden Yards.

Obamacare premiums to rise a modest 4.2% in 2015

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 11:05 pm

Defying an industry trend of double-digit rate hikes, California officials said the more than 1.2 million consumers in the state-run Obamacare insurance exchange can expect modest price increases of 4.2% on average next year.

Medical labs to get new FDA oversight

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 10:52 pm

The Food & Drug Administration on Thursday announced it would step up its regulation of a class of lab tests that have been key in ushering in an era of personalized medicine -- a step the agency has long considered against strong opposition by small…

Oakland Raiders say owner met with San Antonio officials

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 10:24 pm

The Oakland Raiders have confirmed that owner Mark Davis recently met with city officials in San Antonio, but the team is mum on what was discussed.

Sen. Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 10:07 pm

On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border c…

12-year-old Florida boy arrested in killing of homeless man

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 10:05 pm

A 12-year-old boy has confessed to shooting a homeless man in the head and leaving him to die on a Jacksonville, Fla., street, law enforcement officials announced Thursday.

Emory University expects Ebola patient; Americans with disease worsen

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 10:02 pm

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta said Thursday it planned to accept a patient who has Ebola "within the next several days," but did not say whether it was one of the American volunteers who has the disease.

Tesla announces plan to boost production in 2015

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 9:48 pm

Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk promised shareholders a dramatic boost in the production of his company's electric cars, telling investors that Tesla will produce 35,000 cars this year and up to 100,000 in 2015.

Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 9:40 pm

On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border c…

Angels welcome challenge as Oakland Athletics add Jon Lester

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 9:08 pm

The first stunner came when Oakland, the team the Angels are chasing in the American League West, acquired Boston ace Jon Lester for left fielder and cleanup batter Yoenis Cespedes, giving the Athletics a formidable rotation that includes Sonny Gray,…

2nd man tied to drone smuggling attempt at South Carolina prison sought

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 9:02 pm

Authorities issued a public plea Thursday to help them find one of two individuals who tried to sneak a drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison.

Golf: Marc Leishman leads at Firestone with a 64

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 9:00 pm

Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.

During penalty shootouts, goalies fall prey to 'gambler's fallacy'

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 8:53 pm

Penalty kick shootouts are not a goalkeeper’s favorite way to settle a soccer match. Alone in the net, goalies must face off against a string of kickers and try to anticipate which way the ball will come hurtling toward the goal. Psychologists have…

Neel Kashkari goes homeless for a week, and learns all the wrong lessons

Source: Calitics
Jul 31, 2014 8:52 pm

California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari did a stunt spending a week homeless in Fresno looking for a job, then wrote about it in the Wall Street Journal. It turns out--shock!--that getting a job isn't as easy as asking for one, an…

Kenneth Turan's noir-ish DVD picks: Darkness begins with a D

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 8:49 pm

Film noir is, by definition, a dark genre, and there is a trio of new DVDs that, by bleak coincidence, all begin with the letter D.

NASA's Mars 2020 rover gets tools to search for signs of past life

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 8:38 pm

It’s official: The Mars 2020 rover’s instruments have been chosen, and they include a super-laser and stereo vision!

Universal sets 'The Huntsman' for April 2016, shifts 'The Mummy'

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 8:32 pm

"The Huntsman" is officially moving on without Snow White.

Former 'Game of Thrones' actress makes 'Princess for Hire' video

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 8:31 pm

Life is hard out there for royalty. It's even harder for an actor or actress playing royalty. It's even harder still for an actor or actress playing royalty on "Game of Thrones."

San Francisco 49ers are ready to make another run at Super Bowl

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 8:30 pm

His football team now resides in the heart of the Silicon Valley, so it's only natural that San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh would describe the maturation of his quarterback in terms a techie could appreciate.

Jon Stewart's political drama 'Rosewater' set for November release

Source: LAT Opinion
Jul 31, 2014 8:15 pm

"Rosewater," Jon Stewart's fact-based political drama about the Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, will open in select theaters Nov. 7, a prime fall release date that signifies awards aspirations.

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