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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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Cheryl Strayed let life run 'Wild' — and look at her now

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 28, 2014 3:15 pm

She doesn't look like you think she will — sun-dyed hair, dirt under her fingernails. She shouldn't, of course: It was nearly two decades ago that she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, brave and alone at 26.

Lo and behold, Bob Dylan's 'Basement Tapes' are issued in full

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 27, 2014 8:00 pm

It's the most famous room in the annals of pop music, its history equal parts legend and truth. In the decades since its use as a rehearsal space, this subterranean refuge has become known as the birthplace of some of America's most examined (non-Par…

'The Houses October Built' produces credible horrors

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 5, 2014 10:55 pm

"The Houses October Built" proves one of the more successful attempts at the found-footage horror flick since "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones." It has its holes in logic, but at least it grasps the simple premise that footage can be found only …

13-year-old twins among 3 dead in Santa Ana Halloween hit-and-run

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 3:46 am

Three 13-year-old girls, two of whom were twins, were killed by a hit-and-run driver Friday evening while they were trick-or-treating in Santa Ana, police said.

Lakers are game, but Clippers own the game, and the city, at the end

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 3:30 am

Byron Scott's confidence in the Lakers almost carried over to Friday's game. Almost.

Don't read much into Clippers' narrow early-season win over Lakers

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 3:22 am

The Clippers spent part of last weekend giving out food and supplies at a community center in Los Angeles.

Two people found dead in Mission Viejo residence

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 3:06 am

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department late Friday was investigating the deaths of two people, a male and a female, whose bodies were found in a residence in the 2600 block of La Alameda in Mission Viejo. 

St. John Bosco clinches league title with 49-26 win over Servite

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 2:57 am

It's time to recognize how dominant Bellflower St. John Bosco (8-1, 4-0) has become as a football program.

Coaches downplay Lakers-Clippers rivalry

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 2:48 am

The Clippers are not living up to their hype.

Former state Sen. Wright's jail term ends quickly

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 2:45 am

Former Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright showed up late Friday to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence but was released almost immediately due to jail crowding, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said.

UCLA is sloppy in 80-53 exhibition victory over Azusa Pacific

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 2:38 am

There is a brand new floor at Pauley Pavilion, but perhaps the water damage from a July flood left some rust. In its first exhibition game, against a Division II opponent, the UCLA men's basketball team looked like a work in progress.

Nate Thompson finds the sweet spot in Ducks' 2-1 overtime win

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 2:37 am

As Nate Thompson jumped off the bench in overtime Friday and saw Corey Perry take a pass from an onrushing Cam Fowler, Thompson didn't have to think about what to do.

Lakers FYI: What might have been with Chris Paul?

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 2:24 am

It's always a problem for the Lakers, this whole Chris Paul thing.

Kings are boxed in again in 5-2 loss to Red Wings

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 2:22 am

Hook, hold, go to the penalty box and watch the other team score.

Blake Griffin leads Clippers to 118-111 win over Lakers

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 1:40 am

Welp, that's now two consecutive games in which Blake Griffin has made two critical free throws with the game on the line to give his team the win.

Don’t be an idiot. Go vote.

Source: CCTimes/OakTrib Politics Blog
Nov 1, 2014 1:16 am

Election Day is almost upon us, and if you’re not planning on voting, shame on you. Sure, the top-of-the-ticket race for governor might be a snooze, but there are tons of other important state and local races and measures on your ballot. It’s you…

Up next for the Lakers: Saturday at Golden State

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 1:04 am


Immigrant politicians fight for votes in the heart of Orange County

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 12:45 am

Walking door to door in suburban Los Alamitos, Janet Nguyen lets her 3-year-old son soften up the voters.

Assembly candidates' divergent pasts provide fodder for mudslinging

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 12:38 am

Their platforms are similar and their party the same, but the candidates' profiles could hardly be more different.

Ian Fraser dies; Emmy-winning conductor, arranger and composer

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 12:21 am

Emmy-winning music conductor, arranger and composer Ian Fraser, who worked extensively with Julie Andrews and oversaw a famed Bing Crosby/David Bowie holiday duet, died at home in Los Angeles on Friday. He was 81.

Technology chief for Los Angeles Unified School District resigns

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 12:20 am

The head of technology for the Los Angeles Unified School District has resigned, the latest fallout from two troubled technology efforts: the iPads-for-all project and a new student records system.

Three teen girls killed by car while trick-or-treating in Santa Ana

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 12:19 am

Three teenage girls were killed by a hit-and-run driver Friday evening while they were trick-or-treating in Santa Ana, police said.

Game updates: Lakers vs. Clippers

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 12:12 am

Clippers 31, Lakers 22 (end of first quarter)

L.A. County assessor candidates vie in shadow of a higher-profile race

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 12:07 am

Even with the current officeholder fighting felony corruption charges, the two candidates running to be the next Los Angeles County assessor have had trouble attracting interest.

Second West Nile virus death suspected in San Diego County

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 12:01 am

A second person has died in San Diego County from suspected West Nile virus as the state continues to suffer its worst outbreak of the mosquito-spread brain infection in nearly a decade.

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