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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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Yellow brick road

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 2, 2015 8:00 pm

Alon Goldsmith is a regular at the Mar Vista Farmers Market, held on the closed-off Grandview Avenue in West Los Angeles.

U.S. senators ask FIFA to move 2018 World Cup out of Russia

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 9:20 pm

A bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators has called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to move soccer’s 2018 World Cup out of Russia.

LPGA's major at Rancho Mirage returns, with new name — ANA Inspiration

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 9:13 pm

Until about five months ago, no one on the LPGA Tour was certain whether there would be five major tournaments, as usual, or four.

USC lineman Nico Falah working for an opportunity

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 9:10 pm

Spring practice provides opportunities for returning starters to solidify their holds on positions and for new players to make first impressions.

'Straight Outta Compton' trailer: N.W.A takes on the establishment

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 9:03 pm

"Straight Outta Compton" — and by way of Hollywood — the new trailer has arrived for director F. Gary Gray's film about the rise and fall of the seminal gangsta rap group N.W.A.

American Apparel to cut 180 jobs amid a turnaround bid and worker ire

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 9:00 pm

American Apparel Inc. is laying off about 180 employees as the company tries to engineer a comeback in the midst of worker discontent with new management.

3 hurt when car plows into film shoot on PCH in Malibu, officials say

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 8:55 pm

Three people were hurt when a car plowed into a film shoot on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, authorities said.

For snow tracker, lots of attention but little work to do

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 8:50 pm

Frank Gehrke has been measuring the snowpack at this site south of Lake Tahoe for nearly two decades, but Wednesday was unique. It was the first time he was joined by California’s governor, and the first time he was watched by a phalanx of televisi…

Hannibal Buress' 'transparent' Bieber roast joke is cut, so he shares it

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 8:48 pm

Hannibal Buress was one of the few comedians who called out Justin Bieber's roast for what it probably was: a way to get back in the public's good graces.

'While We're Young' illuminates in delightfully grown-up ways

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 8:35 pm

In Noah Baumbach's tartly incisive "While We're Young," aging past 40 becomes a grand exercise in denial for Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia (Naomi Watts), who are determined that marriage and middle age will not slow them down. They hadn't realized …

Slava Voynov, who tore an Achilles' tendon, has trial delayed until July

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 8:31 pm

Slava Voynov’s trial on a felony domestic violence charge was delayed again Wednesday, and the suspended Kings defenseman might be away from the ice even longer.

Nigeria president-elect's stern side now an asset, not a liability

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 8:30 pm

Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler who jailed journalists, critics and one of Nigeria's most famous musicians, Fela Kuti, seems an unlikely to figure to rise 30 years later as the country's savior.

Spring training: Oakland Athletics 4, Angels 1

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 8:27 pm

AT THE PLATE: C.J. Cron, who will split time at designated hitter with Matt Joyce and back up first baseman Albert Pujols, lined a run-scoring double to right field in the first inning and another double to left-center in the fourth to close Cactus L…

Menendez vows to fight bribery, conspiracy charges

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 8:20 pm

Sen. Robert Menendez, a powerful force on Capitol Hill and ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was charged Wednesday with receiving nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend and benefactor in…

Tough baseball path about to pay off for Angels pitcher Drew Rucinski

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 8:01 pm

It's a familiar story line in Angels camp. Pitcher goes undrafted out of college, signs as a free agent, works at various off-season jobs to augment meager minor league income, comes out of nowhere to win big league roster spot.

2015 New York Auto Show: A second-generation Jaguar XF

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 8:00 pm

Jaguar, the high-end subsidiary of the British Jaguar Land Rover brand owned by India's Tata, brought a redesigned 2016 XF to the ongoing New York International Auto Show.

Iran nuclear talks miss deadline again, are extended another day

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 7:59 pm

Negotiators failed to reach an accord over Iran’s disputed nuclear program again Wednesday, a day after they missed a self-imposed deadline, but extended the wearying talks for another day.

Shortest lunar eclipse of the century: How to see it this weekend

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 7:56 pm

Look sharp, sky watchers: You can catch the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century this weekend - if you keep your eye on the clock.

Amanda Pays, Corbin Bernsen on the move in Valley Village

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 7:49 pm

Celebrity home flippers Amanda Pays and her husband, actor Corbin Bernsen, are in the market for their next project. As such, the couple have listed their personal residence in Valley Village for sale at $2.399 million.

St. Louis prosecutor defends his handling of Ferguson grand jury

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 7:43 pm

St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch defended his handling of the Ferguson grand jury during a law school talk that drew controversy because it was closed to the public.

The McDonald's 'raise' exposes the shame of franchising

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 7:42 pm

You don't have to read very far into Wednesday's announcement by McDonald's that it is raising its workers' pay to find the catch.

L.A. agrees to spend $1.3 billion to fix sidewalks in ADA case

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 7:34 pm

Los Angeles is pledging to spend more than $1.3 billion over the next three decades to fix a massive backlog of broken sidewalks and make other improvements to help those with disabilities navigate the city as a result of a tentative deal being descr…

McDonald's is giving 90,000 workers raises and vacation time

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 7:17 pm

Fast-food giant McDonald’s Corp. will raise wages for its workers and plans to provide paid vacation and other benefits for employees at its U.S. restaurants, the company announced Wednesday.

2 killed, child wounded in Hawthorne shooting involving officer

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 7:15 pm

Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in Hawthorne in a shooting that was interrupted by a Hawthorne police officer, prompting the officer to open fire, authorities said.

Hilary Duff on 'Younger,' album, that blue hair and everything in between

Source: LAT Opinion
Apr 1, 2015 7:14 pm

Hilary Duff is back in the spotlight and seems to have a lot to say.

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