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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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Image magazine shopping guide

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

Cover and Page 12

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…

Easy dinner recipes: Three great ideas for cheese lovers

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 1:30 pm

Ooey-gooey mac 'n' cheese and an extra-rich grilled cheese sandwich -- oh, and did I mention fondue? These recipe ideas are bound to send you to cheese lover's heaven. Happy Friday. And you're welcome.

Holder to police, protesters: Keep the peace in Ferguson

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 1:26 pm

In a video announcing new guidance for the way law enforcement handles protests, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday also called for demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson to remain nonviolent.

In a self-driving future, we may not even want to own cars

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 1:25 pm

Personal transportation is on the cusp of its greatest transformation since the advent of the internal combustion engine.

Home of the Day: Rockefeller post-and-beam in Old Las Palmas

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 1:21 pm

Bright splashes of color and a tongue-and-groove ceiling keep the eye moving inside this updated post-and-beam in Old Las Palmas, which was home to philanthropist and late first lady of Arkansas Jeannette Edris Rockefeller in the 1990s. Floor-to-ceil…

Billionaire philanthropist Denny Sanford will NEVER be a California resident

Source: FlashReport
Nov 21, 2014 1:20 pm

Kudos to billionaire T. Denny Sanford! This successful South Dakota businessman has decided to give most of his wealth away BEFORE he dies — to causes he favors. While many wealthy people end up donating most of their wealth to charities, Sanfo…

Jail teacher and inmate student had liaison in classroom, D.A. says

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 1:15 pm

A teacher had sexual contact with a jail inmate she was teaching and now faces a year in jail herself, according to the L.A. County district attorney's office.

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1' takes off with $17 million Thursday

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

Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" opened with $17 million in ticket sales from Thursday night showings, according to studio estimates. 

SolarCity inks deal with Wal-Mart; shares surge

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 1:08 pm

Shares of SolarCity Corp. soared Friday morning after the company said it would provide Wal-Mart with solar power.

House GOP sues President Obama over healthcare law

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 1:07 pm

House Republicans have filed a lawsuit against President Obama over his healthcare law, Speaker John Boehner announced Friday, making good on a resolution passed in July.

Jamaal Wilkes auctions off Hall of Fame trophy for almost $45,000

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 1:00 pm

Former Lakers forward Jamaal Wilkes has auctioned off his Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame trophy.

Fuel leak problem spurs Lexus recall of nearly 423,000 cars

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 12:35 pm

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling almost 423,000 Lexus cars in the U.S. to repair a problem that could cause a fuel leak and a fire.

TV seems to know what you want to see; algorithms at work

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 12:30 pm

Your TV is inside your mind.

Winless 76ers cause Papa John's to change pizza promotion

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 12:22 pm

Winning a game in the NBA is hard.

Obama Takes on The Politics of Immigration Reform

Source: Liberal OC
Nov 21, 2014 12:15 pm

Yesterday, President Barack Obama took his case for immigration reform directly to the American people. Unfortunately, Many Americans probably didn't even notice. All three major television networks indicated that they were not interested in interrup…

Football: Week 12 playoff schedule

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 12:12 pm


At 58, looking fondly at the hill made by the sands of time

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 12:00 pm

Not a bad age, 58. I've had worse. On the way to school the other day, the little guy asked me who I'd like to be "if you could be anyone in the world?"

Sacramento Sheriff Confronts President Over Criminal Illegal Aliens

Source: FlashReport
Nov 21, 2014 11:31 am

Following the deadly shootings and murders of two Sacramento Sheriff deputies, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones called on President Barack Obama for immediate immigration reform. If the President’s speech Thursday evening left you hollow, …

Old media meets new media, and they like each other

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 11:30 am

It started out as a titanic clash between old and new media — and sort of petered out.

Greece, Turkey at odds over fuel reserves in Mediterranean

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 11:00 am

About 20 years ago, a blip in the centuries of bad blood between them, NATO allies Greece and Turkey came to the brink of war over conflicting claims to an arid Aegean isle inhabited solely by goats, rabbits and sheep.

Strange rhino-horse wandered ancient India

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 10:06 am

A portly hoofed animal about the size of a wild pig just might help solve a 55-million-year-old mystery of evolution and continental drift.

The programming schedule remains an important part of TV

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 10:00 am

Amanda Lotz can recall when she would look forward to the launch of a new TV season. Armed with a marker, she would scrutinize TV scheduling grids and entertainment magazines, highlighting promising new shows and old favorites as she often built her …

Chinese court upholds professor's life term; journalist goes on trial

Source: LAT Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 9:19 am

Chinese courts on Friday took up two cases followed closely by international human rights watchdogs, with judges upholding a life sentence for an outspoken scholar convicted of separatism and a trial beginning for a veteran journalist charged with le…

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