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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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Joc Pederson homer is the difference in Dodgers' 2-1 win over Padres

Source: LAT Opinion
May 23, 2015 2:03 am

Runs, the Dodgers scored precious runs. Two of them even. And if the first was unearned to snap their scoreless streak at 35 innings, there was absolutely no doubt about the second one.

Kevin Na leads at Colonial as Jordan Spieth falls back

Source: LAT Opinion
May 23, 2015 1:27 am

Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert.

Santa Ana mayor to be fined for political misconduct, but not charged

Source: LAT Opinion
May 23, 2015 12:58 am

The Orange County district attorney's office will not pursue criminal charges against Santa Ana's longtime mayor, ending months of scrutiny over allegations that Miguel Pulido made tens of thousands of dollars from a property swap with an auto parts …

Richard N. Frank dies at 92; restaurateur began Lawry's Beef Bowl contest

Source: LAT Opinion
May 23, 2015 12:45 am

Richard N. Frank, whose family created Southland restaurant staples such as Lawry's the Prime Rib and Tam O'Shanter, expanded the business into spices that introduced innovative flavors to American taste buds.

Two O.C. men wanted to become martyrs, fight for Islamic State, feds allege

Source: LAT Opinion
May 23, 2015 12:36 am

On the last Friday of April, after prayer services at a mosque in Orange County, two friends spoke on the phone.

Mary-Kate, Ashley Olsen won't be on 'Fuller House'; Uncle Jesse 'heartbroken'

Source: LAT Opinion
May 23, 2015 12:35 am

You don’t got it, dude.

Ducks count on a rare three pair to give them best hand on defense

Source: LAT Opinion
May 23, 2015 12:24 am

Defenseman Francois Beauchemin, the veteran of 673 regular-season NHL games and member of the Ducks' Stanley Cup championship team in 2007, reached high to describe his brothers on the blue line.

State Legislature advances vaccine, carpooling bills, other measures

Source: LAT Opinion
May 23, 2015 12:15 am

California lawmakers advanced a measure that would require workers in day-care centers to be vaccinated as part of an effort to protect children from preventable diseases such as measles.

Dodgers knew of Hyun-Jin Ryu's labrum tear when he signed, pitcher says

Source: LAT Opinion
May 23, 2015 12:02 am

The periodic shoulder issues Hyun-Jin Ryu has suffered from since signing with the Dodgers seemed like an unforeseeable string of bad luck, a balky arm that had to receive periodic maintenance. On Friday, Ryu revealed a more obvious concern.

Baseball: Friday's Southern Section playoff scores

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 11:44 pm

BASEBALL

Dodgers need pitchers, but Brandon Beachy isn't yet nearing return

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 11:32 pm

The last time Brandon Beachy threw an actual game at Dodger Stadium, 26,345 people attended. That was more than three years ago, back when Beachy was pitching with the Atlanta Braves, before the first surgery to reconstruct his elbow, and the second,…

Softball: Carson holds off Banning, 5-4

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 11:22 pm

No. 2-seeded Carson got a little scare from Marine League rival Banning on Friday but still prevailed, 5-4, in a City Section Division I softball quarterfinal playoff game.

Baseball: Friday's City playoff scores and updated pairings

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 11:21 pm

BASEBALL

Softball: Friday's Southern Section playoff scores and updated pairings

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 11:20 pm

SOFTBALL

'Victory parade' car chase ends when bystander blocks driver's path

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 11:17 pm

A man suspected of driving under the influence smiled and waved at bystanders Friday evening as he led police on a low-speed chase in the San Fernando Valley.

Carson, Inglewood jockey for position in the race to build NFL stadium

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 11:15 pm

The four-page letter to California's Department of Finance is crammed with enough legal jargon and land-use minutiae to make a second-year law student blanch.

Late thrill seeker Dean Potter draws readers' wrath and admiration

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 11:12 pm

Our letter writers tend to be at their least sympathetic reacting to high-profile tragedies in which the people who died or were injured put themselves at risk. Last year, for example, few writers spared their criticism  of the five Orange County t…

Forecasting the outcome of Bush vs. Clinton

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 11:07 pm

To the editor: Jonah Goldberg's keen insights into the problems facing Republican Jeb Bush's presidential candidacy overlook a thorny good news, bad news dilemma for the GOP, one that will persist so long as Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the presump…

Motorist waves at bystanders as he leads police on low-speed chase

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 11:05 pm

A man suspected of driving under the influence smiled and waved at bystanders Friday evening as he led police on a low-speed chase in the San Fernando Valley.

No deal yet on U.S. and Cuban embassies

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 10:26 pm

U.S. and Cuban diplomats failed Friday to reach a deal to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana because of continuing disagreement over how U.S. diplomats would operate in Cuba.

Dudamel plants seeds for the future with De Falla and flamenco

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 10:25 pm

Last week at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel conducted the first performance of a major new work by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Next week, he will premiere three Los Angeles Philharmonic commissions, this time by three generations of A…

Emails shed light on how Clinton and her team managed Benghazi situation

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 10:20 pm

Days after the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, a top advisor to then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton offered regular assessments of how U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was performing during a series of netwo…

Baseball: James Terrazas delivers game-winning hit for El Camino Real

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 10:16 pm

The count was 2-and-2 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh of a 3-3 tie. El Camino Real's James Terrazas, batting left-handed, was at the plate. All-City pitcher Adrian Rodriguez of Birmingham was on the mound. The pressure was rising.

Senate passes fast-track trade authority for Obama, but House fight looms

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 10:15 pm

After a lengthy debate, the Senate approved a contentious bill on Friday that would grant President Obama the power to speed up passage of trade deals, but a tougher battle is expected in the House.

39 die in Mexico police shootout with suspected cartel members

Source: LAT Opinion
May 22, 2015 10:05 pm

A gunfight between Mexican police and suspected criminals in the cartel-dominated western state of Michoacan left at least 39 people dead Friday, according to authorities and news reports.

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