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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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With '747,' Lady Antebellum restores its original polish

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 10:45 pm

'747' restores Lady Antebellum's polish but does little to set group apart from the pack'747' restores Lady Antebellum's polish but does little to set group apart from the pack

Secret Service director calls White House breach unacceptable

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 12:04 pm

Lawmakers began to lay out tough questions Tuesday to Secret Service officials over a spate of security lapses, including one this month when a man with a pocketknife scaled a fence and ran deep into the White House before he was stopped.

Hurricane Odile: Airline set to fly L.A.-Los Cabos when airport reopens

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Alaska Airlines plans to resume service from Los Angeles to Los Cabos' airport on Mexico's Baja Peninsula on the day the facility is expected to reopen next month.

Parsing the Forest Service's (bad) proposed photo regulations

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 11:56 am

Early last month the U.S. Forest Service posted a proposed regulation that seemed to set the stage for government control of journalists’ access to public lands, with the added insult of wanting to charge hikers for photographing or filming their e…

Prison for woman who dismembered boyfriend, hiding parts in potted plants

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 11:55 am

A Riverside woman was sentenced Monday to 26 years to life in prison for stabbing her boyfriend to death, dismembering his body and hiding some of the parts in potted plants.

National Book Foundation names its 5 under 35

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 11:50 am

Tuesday the National Book Foundation announced its 5 under 35 -- five young writers selected for recognition by previous National Book Award winners and finalists.

Football: Chaminade is wary of No. 4 for Alemany

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 11:49 am

In a phone interview, Chaminade Coach Ed Croson kept talking about No. 4 for Alemany.

Stocks edge lower; EBay jumps on news of PayPal spinoff

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 11:37 am

The stock market fell for a second day running on Monday, keeping the Standard & Poor's 500 index on course for its third monthly loss this year. Ford Motor sank after cutting its profit forecast.

Football: Chatsworth is 4-0 and about to get a lot better

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 11:32 am

Chatsworth (4-0) could be the team to beat in the West Valley League, though no one will really know until Monday, when sophomore quarterback Tyger Goslin finally becomes eligible after transferring from Westlake and having to sit out the first five …

Las Vegas' KOA site moving from Circus Circus to spot near Sam's Town

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 11:30 am

Beginning Wednesday, Las Vegas’ Kampgrounds of America site is moving off the Strip. The RV park will be adjacent to Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, a neighborhood casino on the east side of town.

New Case-Shiller numbers reflect broad housing market slowdown

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 11:18 am

The nation's housing market cooled off faster than expected this summer, according to new figures out Tuesday.

EBay to split off lucrative PayPal business

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 11:04 am

EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, mobile payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday.

Trojans preparing for Arizona State running back D.J. Foster

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 11:00 am

USC is not sure if Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly will return from a foot injury and play Saturday at the Coliseum.

NFL: Husain Abdullah shouldn't have been penalized for Muslim prayer

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 10:52 am

Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged during Monday night’s game after he kneeled for a Muslim prayer after returning an interception for a touchdown.

Afghanistan signs accord keeping U.S. troops past 2014

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 10:50 am

The Afghan government signed an agreement Tuesday allowing several thousand American troops to remain in the country beyond the end of the year, ending a long tussle over the U.S. military presence that had soured relations between Kabul and Washingt…

These eyeglasses are wearable tech that aim to help you see clearly

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 10:45 am

Here’s technology you wear on your face, and we’re not talking Google Glass.

'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Movie Night and the end for Couture

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 10:39 am

Movie Night brought lights, cameras and lots of sparkling ballroom action on the third week of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Health workers in Liberia's Ebola outbreak often ostracized

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 10:00 am

Patrick Githinji held the intravenous needle and bent over his patient. The man was shaking and sweating, blood trickling from his head and hand.

Alt-J's future remains uncertain after bassist Gwil Sainsbury's exit

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 9:30 am

Though Alt-J seems to be on steady footing with a recently released album that comes on the heels of the Mercury Prize-winning 2012 debut "An Awesome Wave," keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton remains uncertain about the future.

PayPal to separate from eBay

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 9:28 am

PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.

'Children of a Lesser God' heading back to Broadway

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 9:25 am

In 1979, the Mark Taper Forum made a last-minute change to its schedule, adding the new drama "Children of a Lesser God" by Mark Medoff when another title became unavailable due to a rights issue.

Afghanistan signs security pact allowing U.S. troops to remain

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 9:03 am

The Afghan government signed an agreement Tuesday allowing several thousand American troops to remain in the country beyond the end of the year, ending a long tussle over the U.S. military presence that had soured relations between Kabul and Washingt…

If Katzenberg leaves, what's to become of DreamWorks Animation?

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 9:00 am

Few executives in Hollywood are as closely associated with their companies as Jeffrey Katzenberg is with DreamWorks Animation.

First Drive: Honda's updated 2015 CR-V aims to keep sales lead

Source: LAT Opinion
Sep 30, 2014 8:29 am

Since 2004, Honda has sold more than 2.3 million of its easy-going CR-V sport utility vehicle, and most of those years -- including this one -- it's been the top-selling crossover in the U.S.

CA GOP gets $600k Munger cash infusion, transfers away $1.3 million from No on 45

Source: CalNewsroom.com
Sep 30, 2014 8:21 am

California Republicans have received a much-needed cash infusion. GOP super-donor Charles Munger, Jr. wrote a $600,000 check to the California Republican Party on Monday, his latest in a series of six-figure checks to various campaign committees in C…

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