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Associated Press

 Top California elected officials on their private email use
- 1:37 am
The Associated Press surveyed the top eight statewide elected officials and the four legislative leaders to ask whether they ever use private email accounts for official business, whether such records are retained and whether such communications ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, John Chiang, Kamala Harris, Bob Huff, Gavin Newsom, Kristin Olsen, Alex Padilla, Tom Torlakson, Betty Yee,

Los Angeles Times

 #  Kings' trip drags to ugly, and costly, finish with 4-1 loss in Chicago
Editorial - 10:56 pm
If the Central Time Zone pushed around and roughed up the Kings over the weekend, well, then Monday night was far worse. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  What if Starbucks' 'Race Together' had caught on in corporate America?
Editorial - 10:55 pm
Howard D. Schultz, the chief executive of Starbucks, said in a letter to employees on Sunday that baristas would no longer be encouraged to write the phrase 'Race Together' on customers' coffee cups, drawing to a close a widely derided component of ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Where do 'religious freedom' acts mention gays or lesbians?
Editorial - 10:49 pm
Poor Mike Pence. The Indiana governor, eyeing a long-shot presidential bid, probably didn't expect the hot mess he got himself into by signing his state's version of the federal Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, or RFRA. And it showed. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  Top musicians team with Jay Z on Tidal music streaming service
Editorial - 10:45 pm
The music companies had their shot. So have the tech companies. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Roundup: Pope closes Sistine Chapel, Bjork at MoMA, and nude art tours
Editorial - 10:26 pm
A group of homeless people is granted a special tour of the Sistine Chapel, a mysterious private investigator is digging dirt on critics of conditions in Abu Dhabi, and the Museum of Modern Art's Björk show continues as subject of debate. Plus, a ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Insurance broker accused of stealing from L.A. Unified, other clients
Editorial - 10:15 pm
A licensed insurance broker-agent is accused of stealing more than $500,000 from the Los Angeles Unified School District and other programs managed by his employer, authorities said. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Los Angeles Unified School District,
 #  UCLA football: Receiver Devin Lucien looks to transfer
Editorial - 10:11 pm
Receiver Devin Lucien has left the UCLA football team and will attempt to transfer as a graduate student, according to a person familiar with the situation. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Wayne Ellington missed his late father while helping Lakers beat 76ers
Editorial - 10:01 pm
Wayne Ellington used to look into the crowd when he played an occasional road game here. His father would always be in attendance. Always. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Can money buy your kids a bigger brain?
Editorial - 9:55 pm
Research has shown that a person's position in the economic pecking order can have a lasting effect on cognitive development. But can it also affect the size and shape of the brain? »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Kings still have shot at playoffs, but it's getting dicey for champs
Editorial - 9:21 pm
The playoff picture became clearer in the East on Monday when the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched a postseason berth, but it grew more muddled in the West when the Kings lost to the Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary and Vancouver won their respective ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Angels lineup shaping up with less than week to go before season opens
Editorial - 9:11 pm
If the Angels' play at second base is not up to par in April and May, General Manager Jerry Dipoto said he would address any deficiency the way he did last season, when he upgraded a struggling bullpen. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  HBO's 'Going Clear' documentary on Scientology sparks debate
Editorial - 9:10 pm
Lawrence Wright didn't feel well. He'd just checked into his room at L'Ermitage in Los Angeles with a terrible cold, he said, and was trying to get some rest when the phone rang. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  New 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah heralds a new frontier in TV: diversity
Editorial - 9:05 pm
What was Comedy Central thinking? »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Lakers' lottery percentages drop after win over 76ers
Editorial - 8:59 pm
Someone in the crowd threw a little red, white and blue ball on the court as players lined up for the final seconds of regulation. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  NCAA feeling pressure to take stand against controversial Indiana law
Editorial - 8:43 pm
This is usually a happy time of year for college basketball, a chance for the game to take center stage with all eyes focused on March Madness. »Read  »E-mail story
Bills: SB 101,
 #  Dodgers catchers Yasmani Grandal, A.J. Ellis apply received wisdom
Editorial - 8:36 pm
Over the last three years, Yasmani Grandal has been called everything from a potential All-Star to a drug cheat. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Pickers back at work in Baja California, but animosity remains
Editorial - 8:29 pm
The farmworker strike that has crippled Baja California agricultural exports appears to be easing, but labor leaders and industry officials remain at odds and hundreds of protesters on Monday headed to the state capital to keep pressing for higher ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  In this neighborhood exercise class, the push-ups aren't for pushovers
Editorial - 8:14 pm
I showed up in sneakers and sweats, prepared to join the exercise class that meets every Thursday morning in Canoga Park. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Lt. Col. Robert Hite dies at 95; one of WWII's Doolittle Raiders
Editorial - 7:38 pm
Retired Lt. Col. Robert Hite, one of the famed World War II Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, has died. He was 95 and had Alzheimer's disease. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Uber, Wingz cleared to pick up passengers at John Wayne Airport
Editorial - 7:15 pm
A pair of ride-sharing companies were issued permits Monday to begin picking up passengers at Orange County's John Wayne Airport, one of the first large Southern California airports to allow the service. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Gil Shaham at Disney Hall: This sound did not need a film dimension
Editorial - 6:59 pm
Few scores in music history have spoken as eloquently as Bach's sonatas and partitas for unaccompanied violin. Completed in 1720, his set of three sonatas and three partitas are among the most intellectually and emotionally enriching works ever ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Spring training: Dodgers 4, Arizona 2
Editorial - 6:47 pm
Dodgers 4, Arizona 2 »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Arizona governor signs bill restricting abortions and abortion insurance
Editorial - 6:45 pm
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion. »Read  »E-mail story
Bills: SB 1318,
 #  UnitedHealth to acquire pharmacy benefits firm Catamaran in $12-billion deal
Editorial - 6:40 pm
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest health insurer in the United States, agreed to spend more than $12 billion to buy an Illinois pharmacy benefits management firm, saying it is seeking to control the rising costs of prescription drugs. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  For the record
Editorial - 6:27 pm
Movie grades: A March 30 Calendar section article on weekend box-office data incorrectly reported grades from audience polling firm CinemaScore. 'Home' received an A, not an A-minus, and 'Get Hard' received a B, not a B-minus. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  College basketball notes: Chris Mullin is the new coach at St. John's
Editorial - 6:11 pm
Chris Mullin, St. John's all-time leading scorer and still the face of its basketball program three decades after his career ended, has agreed to coach the Red Storm, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Monday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  A steady stream of comet dust may have 'painted' Mercury black
Editorial - 6:05 pm
The mystery of Mercury's excessively dark surface may have just been solved. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  S.F. district attorney's task force to probe police, sheriff's scandals
Editorial - 6:00 pm
San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascon said Monday that he has launched a task force to investigate three recent law enforcement scandals that have eroded faith in the system and could imperil criminal cases. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ross Mirkarimi,
 #  For historically black colleges, quiz bowl can mean higher profile
Editorial - 5:47 pm
When D'Ondre Swails went to college, he looked for a way to replicate the energy and team spirit he had when he ran varsity track in high school. At the historically black, all-male Morehouse College in Atlanta, he discovered the world of quiz bowl. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Michael Cohen dies at 79; co-founder of California fashion brand Michael Stars
Editorial - 5:38 pm
Michael Cohen, co-founder of the California fashion brand Michael Stars, died Friday at his Manhattan Beach home. He was 79. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Video shows suspect in massive downtown L.A. arson fire, officials say
Editorial - 5:36 pm
Authorities have surveillance footage showing the suspected arsonist in last December's spectacular downtown L.A. apartment complex fire  parking his vehicle on the 110 Freeway and walking into the half-built structure with cans of fuel, a fire ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  L.A. Ballet delivers a classically pure 'Sleeping Beauty'
Editorial - 4:51 pm
Dancing through its first nine seasons, Los Angeles Ballet has bravely tackled one rite of passage after another — not merely the major Balanchine and Bournonville choreographies that are its stylistic birthright but, increasingly, the ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Lakers vs. 76ers: quarter-by-quarter updates
Editorial - 4:42 pm
76ers 28 - Lakers 17 (end of first quarter) »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Frank Darabont's Los Feliz house in escrow in a day
Editorial - 4:33 pm
Director-producer-screenwriter Frank Darabont listed a house for sale in Los Feliz at $3.6 million and a day later it was in escrow. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Mulan' to get live-action treatment at Disney
Editorial - 4:28 pm
'Mulan,' the 1998 Disney movie about a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a man to take her father's place on the battlefield, is the latest of the studio's animated tales being redeveloped as a live-action film. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Elizabeth Martin,
 #  Wisconsin Final Four team has a family tree with deep coaching roots
Editorial - 4:23 pm
As the Wisconsin Badgers embark on a mission not impossible in the NCAA Final Four on Saturday, it might be useful, as you watch, to understand their roots. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Volvo to open its first U.S. plant
Editorial - 4:17 pm
Volvo Cars is planning to build an assembly plant in the U.S. »Read  »E-mail story
 Don't blame depression for Germanwings crash
California - 4:15 pm
To the editor: I must express my deep frustration with the media for linking the Germanwings pilot's depression to his apparent mass murder. ('Germanwings plane crash: Copilot's mental health under scrutiny,' March 27) »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Chris Daly, Chris Daly,
 #  How to prevent another anti-gay 'religious freedom' law
Editorial - 4:15 pm
To the editor: The passage of bills in Indiana, Mississippi and Arkansas that sanction discrimination based on religious freedom demonstrate the dearth of federal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) individuals. ('In ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Learning process ongoing for Kings forward Tyler Toffoli
Editorial - 3:06 pm
Tyler Toffoli’s season with the Kings has looked like one of those wild rides on the stock market -- big swings of volatility. »Read  »E-mail story
 Ruling on U.S. flag raises questions about students' free-speech rights
California - 2:57 pm
The Supreme Court rejected a free-speech appeal Monday from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Erwin Chemerinsky, John Eastman,
 #  Man accused of carving his name into girlfriend's chest
Editorial - 2:46 pm
A Santa Ana man pleaded not guilty Monday to carving his name into his girlfriend’s chest with a razor blade, prosecutors said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Home of USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux sells in Glendale
Editorial - 2:26 pm
The longtime Glendale home of late USC Trojans baseball coach Rod Dedeaux has sold for $2.2 million. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Sri Lanka confronts ex-leader's extravagant projects in 'middle of nowhere'
Editorial - 2:25 pm
This remote coastal scrubland, a haven for wild elephants and migratory birds that is several hours away from the nearest city, seems like an odd place to attempt to create a major commercial hub. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'The Wiz' slated to be NBC's next live musical event in December
Editorial - 2:11 pm
NBC is easing down the road for its next live musical production. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Malibu can't pass off guesthouses as low-income housing
Editorial - 2:06 pm
 A judge’s recent ruling that the city of Malibu couldn’t count guesthouses toward its state-mandated plan for low-income housing came as something of a shock. Who knew Malibu was even required to think about low-income housing? Not much, mind ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Indiana law shows LGBT people the closet door
Editorial - 1:57 pm
In a private ceremony Thursday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 101, the innocuous sounding Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It prevents state and local governments from enacting laws that would 'substantially burden' a ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  McMuffins for dinner? McDonald's tests all-day breakfast
Editorial - 1:36 pm
Egg McMuffins aren't just for breakfast anymore, at least at some San Diego McDonald's restaurants. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Elon Musk teases new Tesla product -- but it's not a car
Editorial - 1:35 pm
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, past master of the Twitter tease, has issued an alert that his company will unveil a new 'product line' late next month. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Nicolas Winding Refn starts shooting 'Neon Demon' with Elle Fanning
Editorial - 1:33 pm
'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn is back on the streets of Los Angeles, where production has begun on his upcoming horror film, 'The Neon Demon.' »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Chris Paul Family Foundation to open refurbished Boys & Girls Club
Editorial - 1:28 pm
The Chris Paul Family Foundation will help open a newly refurbished Boys & Girls Club in Watts on Monday, with assistance from the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation and other corporate partners. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Fuel tanker truck driver arrested after slow-speed chase
Editorial - 1:26 pm
A tanker truck driver stopped at every light and drove below the speed limit but managed to break at least one law Sunday night – he didn’t stop for authorities. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Ben Bernanke, unfettered by markets' scrutiny of Fed, starts a blog
Editorial - 1:25 pm
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke launched a blog Monday, devoting his first post to a stout defense against critics of his policy of historically low interest rates to combat the effects of the Great Recession. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Amazon Home Services launches, competing with Yelp, Angie's List
Editorial - 1:23 pm
Amazon.com wants to be your go-to place for home repairs. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  New Elmore Leonard stories to be published in June
Editorial - 1:21 pm
Elmore Leonard was a prolific writer when he was alive, and in death, well, nothing has changed. He's still got new work coming. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Analysis: Formation of pan-Arab military force could backfire
Editorial - 1:15 pm
The last time an Arab-led force marshaled armies from across the region against a common enemy –- Israel -- the result was a resounding defeat that would shape the Mideast for decades to come. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Watching as police move in on suspected Southern California child killer in Idaho
Editorial - 1:12 pm
Amy Dexter and the other parents in the Idaho resort town grew nervous about the man inside the parked car on their street.  »Read  »E-mail story
 #  James Caan sells Beverly Hills home for $3.8 million
Editorial - 12:00 pm
James Caan, a popular leading man for decades, has sold his home in Beverly Hills at $3.8 million. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Bahia Emerald case may proceed despite Brazil's efforts, judge rules
Editorial - 11:55 am
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Monday that a trial to determine ownership of the prized Bahia Emerald will continue in Los Angeles despite ongoing efforts by the government of Brazil to return the gem to its country of origin.  »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Why Indiana lawmakers want to clarify religious freedom law
Editorial - 11:53 am
Indiana legislative leaders on Monday said they will pass language to clarify that a new state law does not discriminate against gays and lesbians. The legislative fix comes amid a flurry of protests and threats by businesses and conventions to ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Statistically speaking, some coaches need to get with the program
Editorial - 11:49 am
It's time for some politically incorrect stuff to be said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Watch notorious junior hockey heckler defend himself on local news
Editorial - 11:46 am
Don't mess with Corey Simms. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Shiite militias in Iraq rejoin fight to oust Islamic State from Tikrit
Editorial - 11:39 am
Shiite Muslim militias on Monday rejoined Iraqi government forces in their battle to gain control of the strategic central city of Tikrit, after a four-day retreat to protest a U.S.-led coalition's intervention in the campaign. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Football: Scholar-athletes to be honored by National Football Foundation
Editorial - 11:39 am
They’ve been volunteers in hospitals. They’ve served as tutors and peer counselors. They’ve been volunteers in homeless shelters. They’ve accumulated grade-point averages so high that grandma and grandpa would be astounded. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  How to score a night of fried chicken, bottomless mac and cheese and Chucks
Editorial - 11:38 am
If an evening full of fried chicken, cocktails and bottomless macaroni and cheese sounds like your idea of a good time, pay attention. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Jamie Foxx jokes about Bruce Jenner transition at iHeartRadio awards
Editorial - 11:35 am
Ah, yes -- those Bruce Jenner gender-transition jokes are stale before anyone's even officially confirmed the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' regular is transitioning genders. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death; 2nd such attack month
Editorial - 10:25 am
A blogger was stabbed to death in Dhaka early Monday, a month after a similar attack killed a Bangladeshi American blogger visiting his homeland. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Could the anti-immigrant loudmouths pass a U.S. citizenship test?
Editorial - 10:17 am
To listen to talk radio and cable television, which are dominated by conservatives, the national and state debates over immigration give the impression that most legal residents of the state of California oppose immigrant workers here illegally and ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: illegal immigration, Proposition 18, Mitt Romney, George Skelton,
 #  After Missouri auditor kills himself, his spokesman is found dead
Editorial - 10:08 am
The media director for late Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich was found dead Sunday of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.  »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Atlanta Falcons fined for using fake crowd noise, lose 2016 draft pick
Editorial - 10:06 am
The Atlanta Falcons forfeited a fifth-round 2016 draft pick and were fined $350,000 by the NFL on Monday for using artificial crowd noise during games at the Georgia Dome over the past two seasons. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Browns GM Ray Farmer suspended four games for texting on sideline
Editorial - 10:04 am
Cleveland Browns General Manager Ray Farmer will be suspended the first four games next season for texting team personnel on the sideline from the press box during games last year, the NFL announced Monday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Destiny's Child reunites at the Gospel Music Awards
Editorial - 10:03 am
Las Vegas might usually be where pop stars go to die, but last night at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, one act came back to life: While the rest of the world was watching the cringe-worthy iHeartRadio awards or turning their Twitter ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Tiger Woods out of Top 100; Steve Stricker may be back on Tour
Editorial - 9:55 am
It's official -- Tiger Woods has dropped out of the Top 100 in the world rankings for the first time since 1996. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  USC recruiting: Quarterback Matt Fink receives offer
Editorial - 9:53 am
Two days after K.J. Costello committed to Stanford, USC was back to its search for a 2016 quarterback. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Will Ferrell responds to John Madden's criticism over baseball stunt
Editorial - 9:52 am
Earlier this month, actor Will Ferrell showed it was possible to play for 10 teams in five different spring training exhibition games while raising an estimated $1 million for a cancer charity. »Read  »E-mail story
 Netflix puts former Disney executive Anne Sweeney on its board
California - 9:51 am
Anne Sweeney, the former co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined Netflix’s board of directors. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Reed Hastings,
 #  Pending home sales jump 3.1% in February, Realtors say
Editorial - 8:54 am
Pending home sales rose more than expected in February, a trade group said, a sign the housing market may be in for a spring rebound. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Girls' track: Marissa Williams of Palisades sets Pasadena Games record
Editorial - 8:53 am
Marissa Williams of Palisades is looking stronger than ever in her senior year. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Once Upon a Time': Maleficent, the author and 'Best Laid Plans' arrive
Editorial - 8:37 am
'Once Upon a Time' started with a boy, Henry, figuring out that the characters in a book he was given, fairy tale characters, were actually real and living in his town. It's that book now, and the author of it, that's driving the character ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Ford to bring back Lincoln Continental, with eye on Chinese market
Editorial - 8:34 am
When Ford Motor Co. reveals its concept of the next Lincoln Continental in New York on Wednesday, the luxury sedan’s high beams will be pointed directly at China. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Easy dinner recipes: Three great enchilada ideas for Meatless Monday
Editorial - 8:30 am
It's Meatless Monday. Celebrate with enchiladas. Find a favorite filling and wrap it in a tortilla, then cover with a sauce and bake away. Enchiladas are simple to prepare and come together with very little active time. And they make great ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Football: Scott Morrison takes over at Corona Santiago
Editorial - 8:27 am
Scott Morrison has taken over the football program at Corona Santiago, replacing Jeff Steinberg, who moved to Rancho Verde. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Germanwings copilot treated for 'suicidal tendencies' in past, officials say
Editorial - 8:20 am
The German copilot thought to have deliberately flown an aircraft into a French mountain, killing all 150 on board, had received treatment for “suicidal  a few years ago, a spokesman for a German prosecutor said Mondtendencies”ay. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Robin Williams' wife, children headed to court over estate
Editorial - 8:18 am
Robin Williams’ widow and adult children are expected to battle in San Francisco court Monday over the late actor’s estate. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Ronda Rousey, the Rock confront Stephanie McMahon, HHH at WrestleMania
Editorial - 8:16 am
There was an amazing moment during WrestleMania at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday. Stephanie McMahon and Hunter Hearst Helmsley, who are the story-line heel authority of WWE, were in the ring to announce the attendance (76,976). While the ... »Read  »E-mail story
   Fairmont set to take over swank Grand Del Mar in San Diego
California - 7:30 am
The lavish Grand Del Mar in San Diego will gain a new name: Fairmont. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dianne Feinstein,
 #  Trevor Noah to be Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show' replacement
Editorial - 7:08 am
Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian who has been a contributor to Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show,' will be the program's new host when current host Jon Stewart leaves later this year, the network announced Monday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Civilians flee Yemeni capital amid Saudi-led airstrikes
Editorial - 7:02 am
A Saudi Arabia-led coalition pounded Yemen’s capital with airstrikes early Monday, triggering an exodus by panicked civilians. In the country’s south, rebel Houthis pressed ahead with their bid to seize the port city of Aden, the country’s ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Gear: Clock radio weighs 1 1/4 pounds, but it's no lightweight
Editorial - 7:00 am
Even if your cellphone’s alarm clock performs reliably, the newest Electrohome EEAC 475 USB Alarm Clock Radio may earn a place in your luggage. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Hotel stay coming up? Here's insider knowledge from the front desk
Editorial - 7:00 am
We interviewed hotel front desk clerks and managers to learn some insider secrets, and many of them have to do with money matters. Be prepared for your next hotel stay by knowing what will cost you money and what might save you money — and what ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Family of missing UC Berkeley student offers $50,000 reward
Editorial - 6:49 am
The family of a 19-year-old UC Berkeley student who went missing early Saturday near USC is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Boston Marathon bombing trial: Prosecutors to close case with autopsy photos
Editorial - 6:47 am
Government prosecutors on Monday plan to end the first part of their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by showing the jury autopsy pictures of the dead, including 8-year-old Martin Richard. »Read  »E-mail story
   #  Raise the minimum wage, but don't forget about the cost of housing
Editorial - 6:00 am
One of the best reasons to raise L.A.’s minimum wage is the region’s incredibly high cost of housing. Metropolitan Los Angeles is ranked the least affordable rental market in the nation because the city has a dual problem -- low incomes and high ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Christopher Thornberg,
 #  As death row runs out of room, Brown eyes space of those newly sprung
Editorial - 5:13 am
With no executions in nearly a decade and newly condemned men arriving each month, the nation's largest death row has run out of room. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Loni Hancock, Kamala Harris, Legislature,
 #  California bill aims to curb police adoption of military surplus
Editorial - 5:05 am
One of the surprising details that came to light during the recent debate over local police agencies outfitting themselves with surplus military equipment was the remarkable level of freedom police departments enjoyed in requesting weapons, armored ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Nora Campos, Legislature, Los Angeles Unified School District,
Bills: AB 36,
 #  Navajo Nation sees tax on junk food as way to combat health problems
Editorial - 5:00 am
On a weekday shopping trip to the only real grocery store for 30 miles, Ann Neagle paused before a bag of Red Delicious apples, $7 for a dozen, plus a new discount — the Navajo Nation lifted the 5% sales tax on fresh fruits and vegetables. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  In India, farm crisis drives villagers to become migrant laborers
Editorial - 5:00 am
It shouldn't be tough to run into a human being most anywhere in a country of 1.2 billion people. Yet in Bodkha village in western India, there is hardly anyone visible on a recent steamy afternoon. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  L.A. skid row shooting victim had studied physics, wanted to be actor
Editorial - 5:00 am
Heleine Tchayou was watching television in her Malden, Mass., home when video appeared of Los Angeles police shooting and killing an unarmed, homeless man on skid row. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  PBS' 'Cancer' documentary cuts to the heart of the matter
Editorial - 4:30 am
Barak Goodman's three-part documentary, 'Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,' is prefaced with the sort of 'not suitable for all viewers' warning far more typical of a hard-R cable series than a PBS documentary that's not about the Holocaust. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dairy farmers, in dire need of workers, feel helpless as immigration reform sours
Editorial - 4:00 am
When Mike McMahon's Latino employees need to go to the bank, the pharmacy or the grocery store, he makes sure someone drives them to town, waits while they run errands, and then brings them safely back to his dairy farm. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Gustavo Dudamel 'very happy' with decision to stay in L.A.
Editorial - 4:00 am
The Los Angeles Philharmonic arrived Friday needing its spirits lifted. The flight from Seoul, the last leg of an Asia tour that began in Hong Kong a week earlier, was delayed. The bus ride from Narita airport to the Tokyo hotel meant a couple of ... »Read  »E-mail story
 Hikers, bikers angered after Griffith Park-area road opens to cars
California - 3:30 am
A city of Los Angeles decision to allow motorists to use a popular hiking and cycling route in Griffith Park to alleviate congestion on other hillside roads has pitted park lovers against area residents, mirroring a similar dispute in neighboring ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom LaBonge,
 #  A Baldwin Park gadfly the mayor would love to swat away
Editorial - 3:00 am
Paul Cook stood just a few feet away from his adversary inside the small-claims courtroom in Alhambra. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Paul Cook, Manuel Lozano, Laura Nelson,
 #  Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes near Baker, Calif.
Editorial - 2:26 am
A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Monday morning 34 miles from Baker, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:21 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Iran backs off key component in nuclear talks
Editorial - 1:25 am
Iran is backing off an earlier apparent agreement to allow enriched uranium to be shipped out of the country to Russia as a way to assure the material can’t be used as nuclear bomb fuel.  »Read  »E-mail story
 #  USC needs extra effort to win series at Washington
Editorial - March 29, 11:17 pm
The USC Trojans baseball team needed to play nearly four games to take a three-game series at Washington. After losing the opener Friday, the No. 9 ranked Trojans (22-6, 4-2) needed eight extra innings to win a pair of one-run games the following ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Clippers defense clicking again, fueling seven-game winning streak
Editorial - March 29, 10:40 pm
It's the part of the Clippers' game that often goes unnoticed, like the upholstery in a Ferrari. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Two teenagers shot, wounded in Cal State LA parking lot
Editorial - March 29, 10:30 pm
Two teenagers were wounded Sunday after they were shot in a Cal State Los Angeles parking lot, authorities said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Ducks' trip east ends on high note with 2-1 win over Devils
Editorial - March 29, 10:25 pm
The Ducks' trip east appeared to be going south after they were routed by the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets. 'It could only have gotten better after the first two, though,' goaltender John Gibson said. 'Hopefully.' »Read  »E-mail story
 #  iHeartRadio Music Awards might be one show too many
Editorial - March 29, 10:15 pm
The stated theme for this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards was 'My Journey,' which meant that the show featured, in addition to performances and acceptance speeches, artists describing formative moments in their careers. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  UCLA baseball winning streak at eight after sweep at Washington State
Editorial - March 29, 10:02 pm
The UCLA Bruins baseball team is sitting in first place after improving to 8-1 in Pac-12 Conference play following a weekend series sweep at Washington State. The No. 7 Bruins (21-5) won their eighth straight game, coming from behind for an 8-4 ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Burgerama draws the approval of a music festival-hating musician
Editorial - March 29, 9:40 pm
On Friday afternoon, I had given up on the future of music. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Oklahoma City overcomes 20-point deficit to beat Phoenix, 109-97
Editorial - March 29, 9:12 pm
Russell Westbrook had 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 20 points down to beat the Phoenix Suns, 109-97, on Sunday night in Phoenix. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Couple are relieved by arrest in their 6-year-old son's 1981 slaying
Editorial - March 29, 9:12 pm
Bob and Connie Vargo spent three decades waiting for police to find the person who killed their 6-year-old son Jeffrey. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Business group's outlook for U.S. economy in 2015 and 2016 improves
Editorial - March 29, 9:00 pm
A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  USC names neuroscientist Michael Quick as provost
Editorial - March 29, 8:56 pm
USC stayed in-house for the selection of a new provost, choosing executive vice provost and neuroscientist Michael Quick as second-in-command of the university. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  With seven games left, Kings' playoff picture remains in flux
Editorial - March 29, 8:08 pm
So much has happened since the Kings lost, packed up, left Minnesota and headed to Chicago. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies' info
Editorial - March 29, 8:07 pm
'Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies' »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Duke defeats Gonzaga, 66-52, for trip to Final Four
Editorial - March 29, 8:07 pm
It has been so long since Duke last advanced out of an NCAA tournament region that Coach Mike Krzyzewski has grandchildren who were not alive to see the Blue Devils in the Final Four. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Clippers sign Lester Hudson, who's been playing in China, for 10 days
Editorial - March 29, 8:04 pm
To say Lester Hudson took the long route back to the NBA would be something of an understatement. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  New York explosion: Two bodies found, believed to be those of missing men
Editorial - March 29, 8:03 pm
Two bodies were recovered Sunday from the site of an explosion in New York City's East Village are believed to be those of two missing men, and no others are expected to be found, officials said as searchers continued to dig through rubble three ... »Read  »E-mail story
 PUC scandal stretches to UC Berkeley
California - March 29, 8:01 pm
A scandal at the Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco has reached across the bay to UC Berkeley. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gray Davis, Susan Kennedy, Michael Peevey, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
 #  Rising healthcare costs are pressuring patients
Editorial - March 29, 7:48 pm
Coping with ever-increasing medical bills is frustrating — and getting more so. »Read  »E-mail story
 Opponents scuttle contested Highland Park carwash
California - March 29, 7:40 pm
In Los Angeles, even small-scale real estate projects can be overwhelmed by the city's complex procedures and bruising politics. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gil Cedillo, Eric Garcetti,
 #  Clear skies and record heat persist in drought-stricken Southland
Editorial - March 29, 7:37 pm
In the final days of an unusually warm March, parts of Southern California are seeing record heat and strong rip currents, weather officials said Sunday. »Read  »E-mail story
 Charles Munger Jr. stands ready to protect democracy
California - March 29, 7:04 pm
Charles Munger Jr. isn't waiting around idly for the U.S. Supreme Court to act on congressional redistricting. He's hoping for the best but planning for bad news. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Rob Lapsley, Legislature, Charles Munger, Proposition 20, Dan Reeves,
 #  Michigan State beats Louisville in overtime to advance to Final Four
Editorial - March 29, 6:28 pm
Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'A New Napa Cuisine' from Meadowood wins IACP cookbook of the year
Editorial - March 29, 6:20 pm
Christopher Kostow’s “A New Napa Cuisine,” which documents the cooking at his Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood outside of St. Helena was named the best cookbook of the year Sunday by the International Assn. of Culinary Professionals. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Clippers win seventh in a row with 119-106 victory over the Celtics
Editorial - March 29, 6:00 pm
The Clippers won their seventh game in a row and swept a three-game road trip with a 119-106 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  WrestleMania live results: Triple H defeats Sting
Editorial - March 29, 5:34 pm
AJ Lee and Paige won when Lee made Nikki submit to the Black Widow. The crowd treated it as intermission, heading for the concession stands during the match. That is a shame, because the Bellas are two of the most improved performers around, and AJ ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Lakers fall to Nets and Byron Scott tries new motivational tactic
Editorial - March 29, 5:33 pm
Soon enough, the Lakers will be free to do whatever they want. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Lakers' Ed Davis not happy about taking his turn on the sidelines
Editorial - March 29, 5:30 pm
It was Ed Davis' turn to 'rest' for a game, and he wasn't thrilled about it. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Spring training: Cincinnati 8, Angels 6
Editorial - March 29, 5:27 pm
AT THE PLATE: C.J. Cron stroked a hit-and-run single through a vacated second base hole in the second inning and crushed a two-run home run over a fence beyond the left-center-field wall in the fourth for his third homer. Cron has shown good bat ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dodgers are getting down to it after splitting games Sunday
Editorial - March 29, 5:27 pm
It’s only spring training. It’s the refrain to temper expectations of a player scorching it in the exhibition season and to shrug off a veteran struggling. »Read  »E-mail story

Orange County Register

 #  H.B. needs more housing, revenue
Editorial - 9:26 am
Recently, my community of Huntington Beach has been debating what our future should look like. It’s an important conversation to which I want to contribute so that balance is part of the equation. Some say the city cannot accommodate roughly ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  After-school programs make a difference
Editorial - 9:24 am
The hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. are a critical time for children and teens, as this is the time each day that unsupervised kids are most likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol. When children lack access to supervised activities or ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Arnold Schwarzenegger,
 #  Time for clarity on defense spending
Editorial - 12:00 am
In the wake of the so-called budget “sequester,” Pentagon planners found themselves almost unimaginably short on money. A quote attributed to Winston Churchill made the rounds: “Gentlemen, we have run out of money; now, we have to think.”... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John McCain, Tom McClintock, Barack Obama,
 #  Is network news still relevant in online era?
Editorial - 12:00 am
Thanks to “NBC Nightly News” suspended anchor Brian Williams’ fondness for Walter Mitty-like stories about being shot at in the Iraq War, Americans have been paying close attention to the network news. Inquiring minds want to know whether... »Read  »E-mail story

Sacramento Bee

 Tom Steyer wants 'answers' for California gas price spike
- 5:41 pm
California lawmakers are asking questions about rises in gasoline prices earlier this year. Environmental activist Tom Steyer wants Democrats to “demand answers” from oil industry executives. Industry officials say there’s nothing ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Severin Borenstein, Energy Commission, Kamala Harris, Tupper Hull, Bill Lockyer, Dan Reeves, Tom Steyer,
 #  Eugene Robinson: Don't make a bid situation worse
Opinion - 11:00 am
President Obama should be very wary about getting more involved in Middle East conflicts. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  Michael Gerson: The virtues of the smoke-filled room
Opinion - 10:00 am
The deal on Medicare doctors’ payments is a reminder of the way strong party leaders once regularly made law. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Newt Gingrich, Nancy Pelosi,
 #  Cook calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous
Opinion - 5:41 am
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called 'religious objection' legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Paul Krugman: Imaginary health care horrors
Opinion - 3:00 am
Obamacare is working, so opponents are pretending that the bad things they said would happen have, in fact, happened. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 AP Exclusive: California leaders routinely use private email
- 12:12 am
Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, John Chiang, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kamala Harris, Legislature, Jessica Levinson, Gavin Newsom, Kristin Olsen, Alex Padilla, Tom Torlakson, Betty Yee,
 AM Alert: California lawmakers head overseas for spring break
- March 29, 11:00 pm
The Capitol is quiet this week for spring recess. Most lawmakers are home, but a dozen are headed to Japan and Cuba. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Janice Hahn, Kamala Harris, Bob Huff, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Henry Perea, Dan Walters,
 #  LETTERS Obesity, anti-gay initiative, aid in dying, voter registration, Cruz
Opinion - March 29, 5:01 pm
A need for healthy food … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Alex Padilla, Dan Walters,
Bills: SB 128,
 #  Sacramento County gives much needed focus on care for mentally ill people
Opinion - March 29, 5:00 pm
Sacramento County supervisors seek a better way to handle people with severe mental illness. Residential Crisis Units would help improve care and would cost less than psyciatric hospitals. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Housing is key to move Californians from welfare to work
Opinion - March 29, 5:00 pm
Legislators have introduced bills this session to build affordable housing, create a state earned income tax credit and increase CalWORKs grants. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: minimum wage,
 #  Sacramento council should pass plastic bag ban, for the environment
Opinion - March 29, 5:00 pm
Plastic bag companies may have won a battle, but they’re losing the war in California. That much will likely – and should – become clear once again Tuesday night when the City Council considers a ban on single-use plastic bags for ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, referendum,

San Francisco Chronicle

 Mike Pence, Hoosier daddy
Debra Saunders - 6:14 pm
“There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook warned Monday in a Washington Post opinion piece against Indiana’s newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It matters not to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi,
 Longtime Supervisor Aaron Peskin seeking his old seat on board
- 4:27 am
Aaron Peskin, a savvy and bombastic politician who served eight years on the Board of Supervisors, including three as president, will announce Monday that he will run for his old seat in the November election. Peskin’s bid for the District Three ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Art Agnos, Nathan Ballard, David Chiu, Ed Lee, Gavin Newsom, Aaron Peskin,
 Robin Williams Tunnel gets closer to reality
- March 29, 6:36 pm
The “Robin Williams Tunnel” took a major step closer to reality when it cleared the transportation committee of the State Assembly on a 16-0 vote last week. The plan to honor the late comedian by naming the tunnel that connects Golden Gate ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom,
 Governor says Indiana will 'clarify' controversial law
- March 29, 6:23 pm
Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Sunday defended the religious freedom bill that he signed last week, saying the growing outrage over the legislation stems from “a tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding.” Critics of the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Chad Griffin, Ed Lee,
 News of the Day From Across the Nation, March 30
- March 29, 6:23 pm
Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina said Sunday that there is a “higher than 90 percent chance” that she will run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Two bodies were found Sunday in the rubble of an apparent gas ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Carly Fiorina,

San Jose Mercury News

 Bernie Sanders barnstorms Bay Area with socialist populist message
- 4:36 pm
Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, in San Francisco while exploring a 2016 presidential run, talks tough on Republicans and billionaires like the democratic socialist he says he is. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Harmeet Dhillon, minimum wage,
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