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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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TSA to test explosive detection device made in San Diego

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 2:33 am

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has signed an agreement to test a device designed by a San Diego technology company that may cut security screening time for travelers with electronic devices.

O.C. teacher accused of child molestation, possessing child porn

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 2:28 am

A longtime Orange County teacher was arrested Monday on suspicion of child molestation and possession of child pornography, authorities said.

Texas attack refocuses attention on fine line between free speech and hate speech

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 2:17 am

Pamela Geller is a 56-year-old Jewish arch-conservative from New York, a vehement critic of radical Islam who organized a provocative $10,000 cartoon contest in this placid Dallas suburb designed to caricature the prophet Muhammad.

Clippers, Rockets on same page in regard to intentional fouls

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 2:10 am

Doc Rivers joked that he and Houston Rockets counterpart Kevin McHale had figured out how they would handle the possibility of the Western Conference semifinals getting mucked up by too many intentional fouls.

Records raise questions about monitoring of men charged in killings

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 2:05 am

State officials knew that two transients now accused of raping and killing four women were violating the terms of their parole by associating together and supervised them as "low risk" even after they cut off their GPS trackers and fled the state, ac…

Obama talks race relations, retirement with David Letterman

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 2:00 am

President Obama insisted that race relations have improved during his presidency despite a series of flashpoints like recent riots in Baltimore.

Even without Chris Paul, Clippers beat Rockets, 117-101, in Game 1

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 1:45 am

The Clippers pulled off a 117-101 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series at Toyota Center on Monday.

USC recruiting: Bellevue tight end Isaac Garcia decommits from Trojans

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 1:42 am

USC added a player and then lost one from its 2016 recruiting class on Monday.

Broken bat dribbler proves to be winner for Brewers

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 1:27 am

KEY MOMENT: With the score tied with two outs in the eighth inning, Ryan Braun pushed a broken-bat hit past the mound. From third base, Carlos Gomez ran home as Juan Uribe barehanded the ball and threw to first base. It was a split second too slow. T…

Brewers rally to make Craig Counsell winner over Dodgers, 4-3

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 1:08 am

Craig Counsell must be wondering what the big deal is about managing.

Laws on junk food in schools fail to help poor fight obesity, study says

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 1:05 am

Since state laws made it harder for California elementary school kids to get their hands on sugary drinks and junk food snacks on campus, researchers found, students’ risk of becoming overweight or obese fell slightly — but mostly if they came fr…

L.A. Unified will investigate food-service contracts at PUC charters

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 12:40 am

L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines has asked for a district review of food service contracts at one of the region's largest charter school organizations.

L.A. sues Wells Fargo, alleging 'unlawful and fraudulent conduct'

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 12:39 am

Rigid sales quotas at Wells Fargo Bank have driven employees to open unauthorized accounts for customers, sticking them with bogus fees and damaging their credit, according to a city of Los Angeles lawsuit that echoes a Times investigation.

Obama unveils program to help young men and boys of color to succeed

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 12:27 am

President Obama on Monday launched a private-sector program to promote opportunities for men and boys of color, decrying the “sense of unfairness and of powerlessness” that fuels such violent eruptions as the Baltimore riots and pledging to make …

L.A. high school voters who are eager to join the cast

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 12:17 am

The students at Esteban Torres High had lots of ground to make up.

USC recruiting: Quarterback Matt Fink commits to Trojans

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 12:10 am

Glendora High quarterback Matt Fink committed to USC on Monday.

Fracking: Jerry Brown's environmental blind spot

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 12:04 am

Gov. Jerry Brown may prove to be the greenest government official in American history — emphasis on "may."

Will traffic NIMBYs ruin Waze?

Source: LAT Opinion
May 5, 2015 12:00 am

Twenty-five years ago, before GPS and smartphones, Richard Schwadel and I co-wrote a book called "L.A. Shortcuts: The Guidebook for Drivers Who Hate to Wait," born out of a bet as to the fastest route to LAX. You could say we were the original Wazers…

To break the cycle of poverty in Baltimore, fix the culture of poverty

Source: LAT Opinion
May 4, 2015 11:59 pm

Neighborhoods matter.

Baseball: A 2-2 game that's still going into the 14th inning

Source: LAT Opinion
May 4, 2015 11:52 pm

The pitchers for JSerra and Servite were so good on Monday that no one deserved to lose the Trinity League game. And they didn't.

Ducks' Corey Perry has been relentless in the playoffs

Source: LAT Opinion
May 4, 2015 11:41 pm

Gifted goal-scorers can feel for a slumping brother at times. Except, of course, when the slumping scorer is the playoff opposition.

Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson add breadth to Republican presidential field

Source: LAT Opinion
May 4, 2015 11:34 pm

With the additions of Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson on Monday to the growing list of Republican presidential hopefuls, the GOP diversified its slate of candidates as it tries to promote an image of inclusion to appeal to a broader group of voters.

Scotland tense ahead of United Kingdom elections this week

Source: LAT Opinion
May 4, 2015 11:30 pm

With only a few days to go until the United Kingdom's national elections, tensions were simmering in Scotland.

SLS Beverly Hills hotel sold for $195 million to Sunrider International

Source: LAT Opinion
May 4, 2015 11:29 pm

The luxury SLS Beverly Hills hotel created by hotel and nightclub mogul Sam Nazarian has been sold for $195 million to Torrance multilevel marketing and hotel firm Sunrider International.

Track: Stage is set for exciting Mission League final

Source: LAT Opinion
May 4, 2015 11:25 pm

They finished the Mission League prelims on Monday at Occidental College, and the stage is set for quite a battle in the boys' 100 and 200.

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