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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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Source: LAT Opinion
Dec 6, 2014 9:00 pm

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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…

At 93, Rabbi Leonard Beerman still stirs passions with pacifist views

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 8:00 am

Racked by pain, the 93-year-old rabbi walked shakily to the lectern to give his sermon on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Then his spine straightened. His gaze grew firm.

4 polio workers shot dead in Pakistan hours after reported drone strike

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 7:27 am

Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said.

Police arrest dozens to end Ferguson protests in downtown L.A.

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 6:26 am

A large demonstration against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for the shooting of a black teenager ended early Wednesday morning in downtown Los Angeles when police officers in riot gear surrounded a group of sev…

44 arrests in Ferguson, but police see improvement Tuesday night

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 5:54 am

Twenty-four hours after Ferguson, Mo., erupted in a spasm of violence and looting when a grand jury refused to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Tuesday night's unrest …

As Ferguson anger simmers, protests in other cities are more peaceful

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 4:58 am

Protests unfolded in major cities across the nation Tuesday night as more than 2,000 National Guard troops and hundreds of police officers converged in the St. Louis area to guard against the vandalism, arson and looting that erupted in suburban Ferg…

USC starts second half strong, gets stops at end to defeat Fullerton

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 4:04 am

USC nearly blew a 14-point second-half lead but held on to defeat Cal State Fullerton, 53-49, on Tuesday night at the Galen Center.

Report of shots fired leads to discovery of fighting roosters

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 3:59 am

About 150 fighting roosters were euthanized Tuesday after being discovered near Desert Hot Springs, according to the Riverside Department of Animal Services.

Ducks barely hold off Flames, 3-2

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 3:58 am

Anaheim has long been a destination for travelers drawn by Angel Stadium and Disneyland. But you can't blame the Calgary Flames if they fail to see the city's charms.

Kings lose, 4-3, to Nashville Predators in six-round shootout

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 3:50 am

Kings Coach Darryl Sutter had one thought after he watched defenseman Drew Doughty skate end-to-end to score the tying goal against the Predators in the third period Tuesday and then saw his six chosen shooters come up empty against Nashville goalten…

Michele Flournoy, top candidate for Defense job, is said to bow out

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 3:49 am

Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.

L.A. protests over Ferguson decision continue for second night

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 3:44 am

As protesters poured through the streets of Los Angeles for a second night Tuesday, they chanted about change and racial injustice while rallying against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the August death of an unarme…

As Ferguson's anger builds, protests in other cities are more peaceful

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 3:40 am

Protests unfolded in major cities across the nation Tuesday night as more than 2,000 National Guard troops and hundreds of police officers converged in the St. Louis area to guard against the vandalism, arson and looting that erupted in suburban Ferg…

Ferguson protesters stop traffic throughout downtown L.A.

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 3:29 am

Roving groups of protesters in downtown Los Angeles stopped traffic in multiple locations across downtown Los Angeles after rallying in large numbers to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarme…

Mariachi Natividad 'Nati' Cano honored at St. Cecilia festival

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 3:07 am

As the sun beat down on him Tuesday while he marched with a crowd around Mariachi Plaza, Eduardo Rodriguez felt the urge to slip off his heavy, black mariachi suit. Then he remembered the words of his former teacher and mariachi icon, the late Nativi…

Cal State funding talks include scenario of turning away freshmen

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 3:05 am

The University of California's decision to raise tuition generated much controversy.

Orange County Fair board members cleared in probe of land sale effort

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 3:00 am

Prosecutors have cleared Orange County Fair board members of wrongdoing in a criminal probe related to the state's failed effort to sell off the 150-acre fairgrounds to help California balance its budget.

Ferguson protesters stop traffic throughout downtown LA

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 2:57 am

Roving groups of protesters in downtown Los Angeles stopped traffic in multiple locations across downtown Los Angeles after rallying in large numbers to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarm…

Dorothy Cheney dies at 98; won more than 390 national tennis titles

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 2:52 am

Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, who was the first American woman tennis player to win the Australian Open and went on to a prolific career on the senior circuit, has died. She was 98.

Girls' volleyball: Southern California and Northern California regional results and updated pairings

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 2:48 am

GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL

Ferguson grand jury faced confusing, contradictory information

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 2:33 am

Halfway through his testimony to a secret grand jury, Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson talked about the confusion that engulfed him as Michael Brown’s body sprawled lifeless and bloody across the double yellow lines of Canfield Drive.

Hong Kong police detain protesters, including student leaders

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 2:25 am

Police and other authorities clearing pro-democracy encampments in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong early Wednesday again clashed with protesters as the movement entered Day 60.

Ferguson protesters stop traffic on 101 Freeway, rally at LAPD HQ

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 2:10 am

A growing crowd of at nearly 300 people rallied outside Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

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