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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

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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'Inside the Mind of Leonardo' tours Italy, not Da Vinci's head

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 7:20 pm

Peter Capaldi of "Doctor Who" performs excerpts from some 6,000 pages of Leonardo da Vinci's journals for the documentary "Inside the Mind of Leonardo," but what you actually glean from the artist's mind here seems peripheral compared with, say, J. M…

8 children found stabbed to death in Australia home

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 5:45 am

Authorities in Australia are investigating the stabbing deaths of eight children, all discovered in a home Friday afternoon.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Antelope Valley

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 4:12 am

A pedestrian was hospitalized Thursday night after he was struck by a vehicle in Antelope Valley, authorities said.

Slumping Kings rally for win over Blues in high-scoring game

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 4:10 am

Asked Thursday morning to explain why the Kings had lost five of their previous six games, defenseman Drew Doughty couldn't quite come up with an explanation.

Dodgers finally complete deal sending Matt Kemp to Padres

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 4:02 am

The trade sending Matt Kemp from the Dodgers to the San Diego Padres was finalized Thursday, one week after the division rivals agreed in principle to the blockbuster deal.

'The Colbert Report' finale: Some joking, some singing, some Alex Trebek

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 3:30 am

To celebrate the end, he first turned his show over to the president, then went head to head with a dragon. He sold nine-years of chotkes at a yard sale, then raffled off his desk and fireplace for charity. And for his final show, he murdered death, …

Ducks bounce back, beat Canadiens, 2-1

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 3:17 am

It will take special resolve for the Ducks to reach where they're aiming.

How Solar Leases Scam the Homeowner and Solar Contractors Keep the Subsidies

Source: FlashReport
Dec 19, 2014 2:49 am

The solar energy rage is all over the media. Radio and television advertisements scream “No money down!” “Turn sunshine into savings.”  “Make your electricity meter run backward!” And the common theme of, “Everyone knows that solar pow…

Finally, George Farmer shows what he can do

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 2:47 am

George Farmer lined up wide to the right and sensed the moment.

Surfers regain access to Malibu's Paradise Cove; pier to be unlocked

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 2:45 am

In a victory for public access, the owner of Paradise Cove in Malibu has agreed to stop charging a $20 walk-in fee, remove all signs banning surfing and unlock a gate to the beach's pier, the California Coastal Commission and the State Lands Commissi…

Construction contract awarded for LAX midfield concourse

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 2:41 am

The modernization of Los Angeles International Airport took a major step forward Thursday with approval of the construction contract for a $1.25-billion midfield concourse that will add 11 passenger gates to accommodate growing air travel.

L.A. County fielded numerous complaints before deaths of two children

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 2:35 am

Over the last eight months, Los Angeles County social workers fielded repeated reports that Alan Dean Edwards' two children were in danger.

'The Interview' pulled: Sony let the bad guys win

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 2:13 am

To the editor: While I understand concern for public safety, to allow anyone or any country to dictate through threat is a huge mistake. Giving in to bullies hurts all of us, and as we all know, it opens the door to more of the same. ("Sony scraps 'T…

Why graduating 'on time' doesn't guarantee success

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 2:12 am

To the editor: As someone who is taking more than four years to graduate, I absolutely believe that four-year graduation rates don't provide a complete picture of success. A student who achieves his or her diploma in 48 months is in no way more likel…

College ratings system may rank loan repayments, graduation statistics

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 2:00 am

The Obama administration on Friday is releasing the rough outlines of a much-anticipated college ratings system that may grade schools on such factors as graduation rates, loan repayments and post-graduation income. Many details remain to be decided …

Neutrogena pays $400,000 to settle hazardous-waste violations

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 1:44 am

It cost Neutrogena $400,000 to make one blemish go away.

USC's Cody Kessler is looking for another big bowl game performance

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 1:40 am

Cody Kessler's dynamic 2013 bowl-game performance foreshadowed his impressive 2014 season.

Boys' basketball: Redondo advances in Las Vegas, will face Centennial

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 1:23 am

Redondo advanced to the semifinals of its division of the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas on Thursday after an 82-74 win over Chino Hills.

Harbor Freight CEO sells Beverly Park home for $39.9 million

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 1:13 am

Eric Smidt, chairman and chief executive of Harbor Freight Tools, has sold an estate in the desirable Beverly Park area of Beverly Hills for $39.9 million.

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan goes above and beyond for the team

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 1:08 am

DeAndre Jordan knows what he's here to do in the NBA.

Seahawks release former USC safety Dion Bailey

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 12:53 am

The Seattle Seahawks released safety Dion Bailey from the practice squad on Thursday.

Australia authorities investigating the stabbing deaths of 8 children

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 12:52 am

Authorities in Australia are investigating the stabbing deaths of eight children, all discovered in a home Friday afternoon.

Los Angeles-area officials plan crackdown on immigration scams

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 12:47 am

City Atty. Mike Feuer and Los Angeles County officials on Thursday unveiled an effort to prosecute con artists who dupe immigrants into paying exorbitant sums for help with their legal cases.

Dodgers' Vin Scully loses one golden ring in holiday loop around Costco

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 12:29 am

Vin Scully can find his way into our hearts even during the gloomiest winter afternoons, as he proved again Thursday when he unwittingly starred in his own holiday movie.

Massive fire in downtown L.A. was arson, investigators say

Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 12:24 am

Federal investigators have concluded the fire last week that consumed a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex under construction was deliberately set, according to a source close to the investigation.

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