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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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Apple breaks record, sells 10 million new iPhones over the weekend

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Apple sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models over the weekend, breaking a company record. 

All-digital TV: An excuse to soak cable customers with a new fee?

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 2:59 pm

Karls asks if I've heard that Time Warner Cable has gone all-digital.

Americans fear religion losing influence, say churches should speak out more

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 2:53 pm

Six years into a Democratic administration widely seen as pushing a secular agenda, nearly three-quarters of Americans say religion is losing influence in American life and about half say churches and other religious institutions should express their…

Seal Beach could start killing coyotes; residents plan tribute to dead pets

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 2:44 pm

Seal Beach could start trapping and killing coyotes amid local uproar over dozens of pets that have fallen victim to the animals.

Alaska reporter quits on air after reporting on her own marijuana club

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 2:41 pm

Who says local TV news is boring and predictable?

Stephen Tulloch injures knee celebrating sack, to miss rest of season

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 2:38 pm

Stephen Tulloch is out for the rest of the season after a celebratory dance Sunday that went horribly wrong. The veteran Detroit Lions linebacker has been placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL, Coach Jim Caldwell announced Monday.

Driver's licenses for immigrants here illegally clear key federal hurdle

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 2:31 pm

It took a while, but the federal government late last week finally signed off on the California Department of Motor Vehicles' design for driver's licenses for people in the country illegally.

Telsa software upgrades make Model S smarter

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 2:29 pm

Tesla Motors is offering a series of software upgrades to improve and personalize its Model S electric sport sedan.

'The Good Lie's' improbable Hollywood journey

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 2:27 pm

For all of Hollywood’s commitment to social causes, there are few suggestions that stop an entertainment-industry conversation in its tracks faster than “Let's finance a movie about immigrants and a distant conflict."

Michael Dunn retrial begins: Florida man killed teen in music dispute

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 2:08 pm

The retrial of Michael Dunn, a Florida man who shot an unarmed teenager to death after asking him and his friends to turn down their music, began Monday with jury selection.

30,000 Californians face Obamacare enrollment delays, dropped coverage

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:53 pm

California's health insurance exchange is vowing to fix enrollment delays and dropped coverage for about 30,000 consumers before the next sign-up period this fall.

TV ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' scores; 'Madam Secretary' shines

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:52 pm

NBC tackled the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic with "Sunday Night Football" but CBS won the night overall with two season premieres and the debut of its new show "Madam Secretary."

Bear meets salmon at Katmai National Park in Alaska

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:41 pm

Today’s A Minute Away video, “Bears and salmon on Brooks River, Katmai, Alaska,” is a last look at one of my favorite trips in the last few years. In July, photographer Mark Boster and I went by small plane to the Brooks River in Katmai Nationa…

'Wizard of Oz' creator L. Frank Baum to be subject of biopic

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:38 pm

The wizard behind "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" will soon be getting his own movie. Author L. Frank Baum, who created Dorothy Gale, the Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch of the West, is the subject of a script that's just been picked up by New Line C…

Jameis Winston continues to do things that simply make no sense

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:37 pm

Jameis Winston lives in his own world. A world where it's apparently just fine to take seafood without paying for it, carry a pellet gun around campus and jump on a table while screaming a vulgarity about women less than a year after being accused of…

USC in the NFL: Joe McKnight makes impact for Chiefs

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:36 pm

Every Monday we will recap notable performances of former USC players in the NFL.

Football: Week Four schedule

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:30 pm

Thursday, September 25th

Football: City Section still deciding on championship venue

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:29 pm

The City Section still has not finalized a site for its championship football games on Dec. 6.

160-foot water tower sideways at Edwards Air Force Base

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:21 pm

A 160-foot water tower that once served as a landmark for Edwards Air Force Base was torn down last week in favor of a new, smaller water tank, making for an arresting image on social media.

'Downton Abbey' ratings down in British Season 5 premiere

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:11 pm

Goodness gracious! It looks like "Downton Abbey" may be losing its luster. 

'Maze Runner' director talks Dylan O'Brien, James Dashner, real grime

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:09 pm

In the new film “The Maze Runner,” a teen named Thomas is suddenly deposited into the Glade, a pastoral enclave surrounded by a massive maze that is home to a community of boys, none of whom has any memory of his past. During daylight hours, the …

Eric Frein hunt: Police confident they'll catch trooper-slaying suspect

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:06 pm

The manhunt for Eric Frein, suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper, continued for a 10th day Monday, with law enforcement officers and the state's governor saying they were confident they would catch up with Frein. 

Activision hires Rudy Giuliani to fight Noriega's 'Call of Duty' suit

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 1:02 pm

Rudy Giuliani is back to denouncing "an evil, heinous criminal," as he put it. This time, it's Manuel Noriega.

Girls' basketball: Palisades has openings for its top tournament

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 12:53 pm

Palisades has openings for three teams for its girls' basketball tournament Dec. 24 through Dec. 29.

Authorities search for 3 Afghan army officers missing on Cape Cod

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 12:47 pm

Authorities are searching for three Afghanistan army officers attending a military exercise in Cape Cod in Massachusetts and went missing over the weekend after visiting a local shopping mall, officials said Monday.

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