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 #  Seahawks sign Marshawn Lynch to a two-year contract extension
Editorial - 6:48 pm
Marshawn Lynch signed a two-year contract extension with Seattle on Friday, keeping him with the Seahawks through the 2017 season. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  2 teens get 30 years for raping, pouring bleach down woman's throat
Editorial - 6:47 pm
Two teenagers have been sentenced to 30 years in prison each for raping and pouring bleach down the throat of an 87-year-old woman during a break-in at a Hemet retirement home, officials said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  L.A. DWP lost millions in billings due to botched rollout, lawyers say
Editorial - 6:32 pm
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power lost up to $88 million in commercial billings because of the botched rollout of a computer billing system, city lawyers said Friday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Feuer, Eric Garcetti,
 #  LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes Utah state Senate
Editorial - 6:31 pm
A landmark bill that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the workplace and housing market, while also protecting religious rights, won approval Friday in the Republican-controlled Utah state Senate. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Up next for Kings: Saturday vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Editorial - 6:26 pm
When: 7. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Albert Maysles, pioneering documentary filmmaker, dies at 88
Editorial - 6:20 pm
In between complaining about her mother's cats, 'Grey Gardens' subject Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale described why the dilapidated home was close to her heart. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Jeff Gordon wins pole position for NASCAR race in Las Vegas
Editorial - 6:15 pm
Jeff Gordon won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR race in Las Vegas, the third race in Gordon's final full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Lakers vs. Grizzlies: quarter-by-quarter updates
Editorial - 6:06 pm
Lakers 46, Grizzlies 43 (halftime) »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Nazarian's company cut from downtown L.A. development
Editorial - 5:58 pm
The developer of a massive downtown Los Angeles retail and entertainment complex has cut ties with a company founded by Sam Nazarian, the nightclub mogul whose drug use and past ties to convicted felons came to light during a recent gaming license ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Col. Dean Hess dies at 97; helped rescue Korean War orphans
Editorial - 5:57 pm
Retired Air Force Col. Dean Hess, a fighter pilot who helped rescue hundreds of orphans in the Korean War and whose exploits inspired a Hollywood film starring Rock Hudson, has died in Ohio. He was 97. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Shared Belief heads field for Santa Anita Handicap
Editorial - 5:15 pm
All eyes will be on Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith and Shared Belief on Saturday when they team up for what could be a historic day in the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Car"
Editorial - 4:51 pm
He noticed the beautiful lines and detailed chrome appointments first. Classic. Vintage. He knew he had to have a shot of it. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  NBA's Ryan Hollins wants to sell his home court
Editorial - 4:50 pm
NBA center Ryan Hollins has listed his house in Tarzana for sale at $2.699 million. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  A makeover for the Dow: Adios, AT&T. Hello, Apple
Editorial - 4:48 pm
Friday's fun, fun, fun Consumer Confidential segment from KTLA-TV: »Read  »E-mail story
 #  After Netanyahu's speech, readers dig in on Iran and Israel
Editorial - 4:46 pm
Letters to The Times may not, in the end, have an effect on nuclear talks with Iran or the Israeli-Palestinian peace process — which may not be a bad thing, since most of them don't leave one confident that either of those negotiations will have a ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Fighting homelessness requires money and political will
Editorial - 4:45 pm
To the editor: This week on successive days, I read with consternation and sadness of a multi-generational political process unable to get results. Steve Lopez's and Sandy Banks' columns on skid row bring clarity to a disgraceful problem that ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Put the poll on UC tuition increases in context
Editorial - 4:44 pm
To the editor: It is not surprising that the majority of your poll respondents oppose the idea of increasing the University of California system's tuition by as much as 5% annually, the first proposed increase at UC in four years. The university ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  If Petraeus weren't a general, he'd have had the book thrown at him
Editorial - 4:43 pm
To the editor: Having spent five years in the Army as an enlisted soldier, I can tell you that a lower ranking soldier accused of doing what retired Gen. David H. Petraeus did would have had the book thrown at him. ('A double standard on government ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Paris Fashion Week: Lorde, other fierce females at Margiela, Dior, Balenciaga
Editorial - 4:35 pm
When an orange-wigged model hiding under a black hat skulked onto the runway, her posture hunched and her makeup freak-clownish, no one quite knew what to make of it, except that John Galliano was back and ready to challenge our perceptions. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Mountain lion found near Temecula mall lot dies after being tranquilized
Editorial - 3:48 pm
A mountain lion found wandering in a mall parking lot in Riverside County early Friday died after it was shot with a tranquilizer dart by a game warden, state fish and wildlife officials said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Amid a robust February jobs report, concern over stagnant wages
Editorial - 3:47 pm
The economy showed surprising strength last month in the face of a ports slowdown on the West Coast, severe winter weather in the Northeast and a rising dollar overseas. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Blake Griffin doesn't practice Friday; he might not play Sunday
Editorial - 3:41 pm
Things appeared to be nearing normal for Blake Griffin on Friday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  The wait is (almost) over: Kendrick Lamar's new album out March 23
Editorial - 3:21 pm
Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated new album finally has a release date. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Bloodied Harrison Ford asks, 'Where am I?' after plane crash in Venice
Editorial - 3:17 pm
A bloodied Harrison Ford asked, “Where am I?' as a group of bystanders carefully extracted him from the wreckage of his vintage plane after it crashed Thursday, a witness says. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  2 Ferguson police officials resign, court clerk fired over racist emails
Editorial - 3:09 pm
A Ferguson police captain and sergeant resigned and a top court clerk has been fired over racist emails reported this week by the Department of Justice in a scathing report about police practices in the Missouri city. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Cate Blanchett and husband adopt a baby girl
Editorial - 3:09 pm
Cate Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, have reportedly adopted a baby girl, injecting a little more femininity into their three-sons family.  »Read  »E-mail story
 #  The last frontier in sexual bigotry: transgender rights
Editorial - 3:05 pm
An especially nasty development this week in transgender rights in Florida raises the question of whether transgender discrimination is the last frontier in sex discrimination, now that gay marriage is winning the fight for legal and social ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Sam Brownback, Hillary Rodham Clinton,
 #  Judge in 'Blurred Lines' copyright trial appears to close courtroom
Editorial - 3:04 pm
As jury deliberations continued, a U.S. District judge overseeing the copyright infringement trial over the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” appeared to take the extraordinary step of closing the downtown Los Angeles courtroom to the public. »Read  »E-mail story
 Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Musketeers'
California - 2:31 pm
Customized TV Listings are available here: »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Mike Huckabee, Darrell Issa, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff,
 #  Zero Motorcycles, suddenly dwarfed, responds with some bigger numbers
Editorial - 2:10 pm
This time last year, Zero Motorcycles could comfortably claim to be the world's leading electric motorcycle maker. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Supreme Court meets to vote on Obamacare; Roberts likely holds key vote
Editorial - 2:06 pm
When the Supreme Court justices met in private Friday to cast their votes and decide the reach of President Obama’s healthcare law, the outcome probably turned on the person who spoke first: Chief Justice John G. Roberts. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Delving deep for Norma's voice on 'Bates Motel'
Editorial - 2:00 pm
How does writing for 'Parenthood' prepare you for penning a twisted drama about a psychotic boy who dresses in his mom's clothes and kills people? »Read  »E-mail story
 #  L.A. officials say DWP lost $88 million due to botched billings, sue firm
Editorial - 2:00 pm
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power wrote off up to $88 million in commercial billings because it couldn’t figure out what it was owed during a botched rollout of a new computer system, city lawyers said Friday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Feuer,
 #  Volkswagen Golf R hatchback is lively and handsome but loud
Editorial - 1:59 pm
Volkswagen's new Golf R is either an overpriced hatchback or a cheapskate Audi. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Obama stands by decision not to charge officer in Ferguson shooting
Editorial - 1:53 pm
President Obama said Friday that he stood by the Justice Department's decision not to file charges against the white policeman who shot to death an unarmed young black man last summer in Ferguson, Mo., citing insufficient evidence. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Preview: Lakers at Memphis Grizzlies
Editorial - 1:49 pm
The Lakers (16-44) hope to avoid a four-game losing streak as they visit the Memphis Grizzlies (43-17) on Friday night. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jeff Green,
 #  Ned Colletti is enjoying his new, purer baseball role with the Dodgers
Editorial - 1:43 pm
In a world of high-pressure, cutthroat professional sports that tends to eat its own, Ned Colletti has been given a way to avoid even the nibbles. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Insurance companies may ground pilot Harrison Ford after crash
Editorial - 1:39 pm
Insurance carriers that underwrite the entertainment industry may ground actor Harrison Ford from flying after his vintage airplane experienced engine trouble and crash-landed on a Venice golf course. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Report: Closing the 710 Freeway gap would take years and cost billions
Editorial - 1:32 pm
Any major modifications to the unfinished 710 Freeway, one of Los Angeles County’s most persistent transportation controversies, would cost billions of dollars and take years to complete, according to environmental documents released Friday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Embracing a grain called freekeh, with help from the experts
Editorial - 12:17 pm
The great grain parade keeps on growing. You've mastered barley, farro and even quinoa, are you ready to get freekeh? »Read  »E-mail story
 #  A delightful Middle Eastern smorgasbord at Adana in Glendale
Editorial - 12:17 pm
If you want to understand Adana, a Middle Eastern restaurant in an industrial corner of Glendale, you should probably order what the menu calls the cheese platter. At $11, it is by far the most expensive appetizer, although it resembles a plate that ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Brothers charged with murder in slaying of Philadelphia police officer
Editorial - 12:05 pm
Two brothers from Philadelphia have been charged with murder in the killing of a police officer  during a gun battle on Thursday afternoon, police said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Couple sentenced in Pacific Palisades hit-and-run
Editorial - 12:04 pm
A wife and husband were sentenced Friday in connection with the hit-and-run death of an aspiring filmmaker who was struck while walking home in Pacific Palisades from a party. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Prudence' a heartbreaking tale of love, loss and desire
Editorial - 12:00 pm
We tend to talk about stories as if they're straight lines, routes from one point to another, with a beginning, middle and end. But fiction is just like life —- we're suspicious of neat plotlines and tidy endings, because nothing in the real world ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  USC recruiting: Several 2016 players get Trojan offers
Editorial - 12:00 pm
Several recruits in the 2016 class tweeted that they received offers from USC over the last week. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Pro-Palestinian group criticizes TV series over Jerusalem scenes
Editorial - 11:57 am
The U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a group that objects to American support for Israel, is criticizing USA Network over its new event series 'Dig,' which premiered Thursday.  »Read  »E-mail story
 #  A closer look at the Modernist utopia Crestwood Hills
Editorial - 11:55 am
In 1947, on the hills above Brentwood, the newly formed Mutual Housing Assn. broke ground on an ambitious 800-acre neighborhood development named Crestwood Hills. Now the little-known story behind the enclave that epitomizes Midcentury Modern ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Facing numerous obstacles, Harrison Ford did 'best thing' to land plane
Editorial - 11:53 am
When the engine on actor Harrison Ford’s single-engine plane sputtered and died just after takeoff Thursday, a landscape of obstacles lay on the ground before him. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  MH370: A year of waiting, wondering and heartache for families
Editorial - 11:49 am
A year ago, makeup artist Cheng Liping and her husband Ju Kun, a martial arts expert, were living out their silver screen dreams. Cheng had just finished work on the Chinese kung fu film “Rise of the Legend.” Ju had recently joined the ... »Read  »E-mail story
 L.A. reaches tentative contract agreement with police union
California - 10:59 am
After months of failed negotiations, Los Angeles city officials on Friday struck a tentative agreement with the union representing the city’s police officers, sources close to the deal said. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Herb Wesson,
 G-A-Y is only two letters and five justices' votes away from GOP
California - 10:59 am
Early this summer, if the U.S. Supreme Court decides that the whole country will recognize same-sex marriage, it could be delivering a huge gift to the Republicans. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Rudy Giuliani, Patt Morrison, Meg Whitman,
 #  Anthem is warning consumers about its huge data breach. Here's a translation.
Editorial - 10:34 am
There's a special folder in my email inbox where I keep communications from companies where data breaches have allowed my personal information to be stolen--or maybe it's a special circle of hell. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Wines that worked with grilled cheese
Editorial - 10:30 am
The wines that came to the grilled cheese party: »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dragonette Cellars' Brandon Sparks-Gills pairs wines, grilled cheese
Editorial - 10:30 am
Bread or wine? It's a question Brandon Sparks-Gills wrestled with for a few years. He was fascinated by both, and, for a time in Colorado, he split his days between baking and viticulture. That meant getting up in the middle of the night to be at ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  How Tom Sleigh, Marilyn Hacker, Deborah Landau, Cecilia Wolloch bear witness
Editorial - 10:30 am
Poets have expanded the boundaries of what we call the 'poetry of witness.' We are talking about both the passion that drives 'witness' and the re-creation of that passion on the page, of course. But we are also talking about being transparent as ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Disappointing wage growth adds sobering note to strong jobs report
Editorial - 10:30 am
The surprisingly robust job growth last month showed the economy has healed enough to shake off bad weather, the West Coast ports slowdown and a rising dollar that made U.S. goods more expensive abroad. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  California adds 67,300 jobs in January
Editorial - 10:28 am
California employers added 67,300 jobs in January, one of the largest monthly gains in the last year.  »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Stephen Levy,
 #  Albert Maysles, acclaimed director of 'Grey Gardens,' dies at 88
Editorial - 10:20 am
Albert Maysles, the influential filmmaker behind movies such as “Grey Gardens” and “Gimme Shelter,” died Thursday, according to the Associated Press. He was 88. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Uber suspends UberX in South Korea
Editorial - 10:16 am
Uber suspended its peer-to-peer ride-hailing service in South Korea on Thursday after talks with the local government, the company said on its blog. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Sunset Strip's RivaBella closing, Roku to replace it
Editorial - 10:09 am
RivaBella, the large, slick Italian restaurant on the west end of the Sunset Strip, is closing after a two-year run. Opening in its place will be Roku, a Japanese restaurant focusing on teppanyaki, interactive dining with chefs using a large iron ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Chef Felix Barron takes his Ktchn concepts to new places
Editorial - 10:05 am
Felix Barron, the chef behind the Ktchn brunch pop-ups in Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles, cooked his first pop-up dinner when he was just 19 — he charged guests $15 and prepared a whole roast pig and lobster. After moving from Santa Ana to Los ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Is Jared Leto trying to be unrecognizable at Paris Fashion Week?
Editorial - 8:35 am
It was bad enough when Jared Leto cut those flowing locks we've come to love and shaved the beard from his face. On Thursday he made the rounds at Paris Fashion Week, showing up at the Balmain and Lanvin shows not only shorn but also platinum blond. ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Easy dinner recipes: Three fun savory granita and sorbet ideas
Editorial - 8:30 am
The rest of the country may be suffering from the winter cold, but it feels like summer here in Southern California. Keep it light and fun tonight with three savory granitas and sorbets: »Read  »E-mail story
 #  David Hasselhoff puts his home in Calabasas up for sale
Editorial - 8:27 am
Actor-singer David Hasselhoff has put his house in a gated Calabasas community up for sale at $2.299 million. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Comedian Billy Gardell channels Jackie Gleason in his Treasure Island debut
Editorial - 8:20 am
Maybe Jackie Gleason’s blue collar comedy roles had an influence on the parts Billy Gardell takes. After all, he lists the former “Honeymooner” star as an influence for his role as officer Mike Biggs on “Mike & Molly” and even played a ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Moment of Friday: Journey to the land of Jodorowsky
Editorial - 8:18 am
Hey Folks: I'm taking a bit of a breather. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Colts will not re-sign Reggie Wayne
Editorial - 8:18 am
The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday they will not re-sign All-Pro receiver Reggie Wayne, marking the end of an era for that franchise. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  South African teen stolen at birth found in chance encounter
Editorial - 8:18 am
Every year, on Zephany Nurse’s birthday, her parents got a cake for their first daughter, who was stolen from her mother in a maternity unity as a newborn. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Waiting for Carlsbad's Flower Fields to bloom? It's almost time
Editorial - 8:15 am
The Flower Fields in Carlsbad are open, but the giant ranunculuses are not -- or at least not all of them. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Hillary Clinton email probe expected to take months
Editorial - 8:06 am
State Department lawyers will need months to sort through tens of thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton's private account and decide which should be kept as part of the official record, a senior department official said, presaging a review that ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, John Kerry,
 #  Mark Doten's 'The Infernal' a darkly twisted take on Iraq war
Editorial - 8:00 am
We've watched films portraying and critiquing 9/11. We've read sober nonfiction books chronicling it and thoughtful fiction by soldiers — some with MFAs — who are beginning to process what they saw there. But what we haven't read is anything ... »Read  »E-mail story
   Stage actors' wage fight pits Tim Robbins against Charlayne Woodard
California - 8:00 am
A play in which Tim Robbins and Charlayne Woodard squared off as antagonists would likely draw a sizable audience. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: minimum wage, SEIU,
 #  L.A.'s disclosure 'loophole' that lets campaign donors to temporarily hide
Editorial - 7:18 am
On Tuesday, shortly before the polls closed, the campaign committee supporting Charter Amendments 1 and 2 filed a report showing that a handful of controversial donors contributed $115,000 to the cause of changing Los Angeles' election dates. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: campaign finance, Tom LaBonge, Nury Martinez, John Shallman, Steve Veres,
 #  New red-light cameras would be banned under California bill
Editorial - 7:16 am
State Assemblyman Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) has introduced a bill to prohibit the installation of red-light cameras, a move that he says would improve safety and traffic flow on California streets. »Read  »E-mail story
Bills: AB 1160,
 #  Airfare: Round trip from LAX to Hong Kong for $683 on Cathay Pacific
Editorial - 7:15 am
Here’s a special fare from LAX to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific, but it comes with some restrictions. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  How the Jodi Arias case inflamed passions, yet stymied two juries
Editorial - 7:15 am
This much is clear: Jodi Arias killed her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008. She admitted it after two years of obfuscation, claiming self-defense. Prosecutors convinced jurors in 2013 that the slaying was premeditated, and Arias was ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Stocks down at open as dollar strengthens
Editorial - 7:08 am
News of a burst of hiring last month sent bond prices lower and the dollar higher in early trading in the U.S., while the stock market opened lower. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Zoo babies and combo ticket for L.A. Zoo and Aquarium of the Pacific
Editorial - 7:00 am
Spring brings new baby penguins, hippos, giraffes and other animals -- and a new combination ticket -- to the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Now one ticket gets you into both and saves on admission ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  What we learned from the Kings' 4-3 shootout victory over Montreal
Editorial - 7:00 am
What we learned from the Kings’ 4-3 shootout victory over the East-leading Montreal Canadiens: »Read  »E-mail story
 #  At Trystero Coffee in Atwater Village, bring your own cup
Editorial - 7:00 am
Greg Thomas runs Trystero Coffee out of his garage. On a recent morning there, folks drank cups of cappuccino chased with brewed Kenyan coffee. On a couch was a regular who sells wedding dresses and writes poetry in his free time. Several more ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Kim Kardashian's platinum hair wasn't easy
Editorial - 7:00 am
Kim Kardashian stunned at Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, showing off her newly platinum hair.  Going from dark tresses to very light is a challenge. We reached out to the hair whisperer who changed her color -- Lorri Goddard of the Goddard + Bragg ... »Read  »E-mail story
   #  State senators question Exxon Mobil over Torrance refinery explosion
Editorial - 7:00 am
The auditorium at Torrance City Hall was nearly full Thursday night as several state senators heard testimony related to a Feb. 18 explosion at a nearby oil refinery. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Isadore Hall, Ted Lieu, Maxine Waters,
 USC football morning report
California - 7:00 am
Spotted at USC: Former Trojans receivers Damian Williams, Robert Woods, Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor and defensive lineman Lajuan Ramsey watched Thursday's practice.  »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Boys' basketball: Grant tries to give Coach Howard Levine his first title in 29 years
Editorial - 5:39 am
There's no doubt if Grant players can give Coach Howard Levine his first City Section championship in 29 years of coaching, he'll gladly do a little dance. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' overbooked but affable, reviews say
Editorial - 5:30 am
Three years after moviegoers checked in to 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' and made it a sleeper hit, a sequel has arrived to continue the India-set adventures of its plucky British retirees. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Greek Theatre unveils 2015 concert season
Editorial - 5:00 am
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Beach Boys creative leader Brian Wilson, Weird Al Yankovic, Social Distortion, Ramon Ayala, Barenaked Ladies, Ingrid Michaelson and Jackson Browne are among the acts slated to play the Greek Theatre ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Hotels should have the right to challenge police demand for guest data
Editorial - 5:00 am
When you register at a hotel in Los Angeles, you are sharing your personal information not only with the management but potentially with the police as well. A city ordinance requires hotels and motels not only to keep a record of the names, ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Clinton's miscalculation on her private email account
Editorial - 5:00 am
The revelation that Hillary Rodham Clinton routinely used a private email account to transact business as secretary of State is disturbing. At a minimum, it complicated efforts by congressional investigators and citizens to lay hands on records to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Rodham Clinton,
 #  13 lucky elephants at Ringling Bros. circus
Editorial - 5:00 am
The surprise decision by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to stop using elephants in its shows is a welcome move and a sea change in the company's longtime preference for making the world's largest land mammal the star of 'The Greatest Show ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Superbug outbreaks prompt calls for mandatory reporting
Editorial - 5:00 am
Well before the recent superbug outbreaks at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai hospitals, federal health officials had labeled deadly CRE bacteria an urgent threat. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ted Lieu,
 #  Fashion-forward kids' clothing lines show a runway-to-recess mind-set
Editorial - 5:00 am
Dinosaur graphics and Disney characters don't seem to be what's cutting it in kids' fashion among a certain set of shoppers. An increasing number of hipster, fashion-forward children's clothing labels have joined the game, upping the alternatives ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  On Selma's 50th anniversary, Obama will look to the future
Editorial - 5:00 am
President Obama will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, but he will be focused less on the past than on the future, particularly the agenda he hopes to carry out beyond his time in office. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Couple to be sentenced in fatal Pacific Palisades hit and run
Editorial - 5:00 am
The young man, drunk after a post-Christmas party, was walking home just before 3 a.m. along a dark, tree-lined street in Pacific Palisades. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Preschools a microcosm of debate on measles vaccinations
Editorial - 4:00 am
For 19 years, the director of the Laguna Parent Participation Preschool has worked alongside mothers and fathers to decide such questions as what children should eat during snack breaks and what type of field trips they should take. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Blurred Lines' team cites inspiration, not infringement on Gaye song
Editorial - 3:30 am
The weeklong trial has featured pop singer Robin Thicke sidling up to a piano to play songs by U2, the Beatles and Michael Jackson. Superstar producer Pharrell Williams attempted under oath to parse the difference between vibe and theft. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Palestinian driver injures 5 Israelis in car attack
Editorial - 3:19 am
A Palestinian driver ploughed into a group of people in Jerusalem on Friday, injuring five in what police are calling a terror attack. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  A Bernie Sanders presidential bid would take on the billionaires
Editorial - 3:00 am
Bernie Sanders has no patience. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton,
 #  Memories of Selma and 'Bloody Sunday': 'They came with nightsticks'
Editorial - 3:00 am
They became iconic images of the civil rights movement: A middle-aged black woman tear-gassed and beaten and slumped unconscious on the side of the road. A white Alabama state trooper, billy club in hand, stands above her. In another photo, a young ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Kings find their grit in time
Editorial - March 5, 11:28 pm
If the Kings make up enough ground and climb into a playoff spot over the course of their last 18 games, they might look back at their 4-3 shootout victory over Montreal on Thursday as the pivotal moment when they kept their hopes alive with yet ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  WCC women's tournament: Loyola Marymount edges Pepperdine
Editorial - March 5, 10:45 pm
Olivia Lucero made one of two free throws with 11 seconds remaining and a final three-point attempt by Pepperdine's Tessa Emerson rimmed out as the Loyola Marymount women hung on for a 68-67 victory in the opening game of the West Coast Conference ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Actor Harrison Ford injured when his plane crashes on golf course
Editorial - March 5, 9:55 pm
Actor Harrison Ford was injured Thursday when his vintage airplane experienced engine trouble and crash-landed on a Venice golf course — an accident that could well spur efforts to close Santa Monica Airport. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  USC linebacker Lamar Dawson is impressing in workouts
Editorial - March 5, 9:51 pm
Linebacker Lamar Dawson is back in the middle of activity on USC's practice field. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Baseball: Boras Classic announces first-round pairings
Editorial - March 5, 9:45 pm
The first-round pairings have been announced for the Southern California bracket of the Boras Classic that begins on April 7. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Groundbreaking textbook makes the case for reproductive justice field
Editorial - March 5, 9:42 pm
In Boalt Hall's faculty lounge the other day, UC Berkeley Law professor Melissa Murray was telling me about some of the cases she and her colleague Kristin Luker included in their groundbreaking legal casebook about reproductive justice. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  UCLA women advance in Pac-12 tournament with 80-62 win over Arizona
Editorial - March 5, 9:37 pm
Nirra Fields scored 21 points on 10-for-16 shooting and UCLA beat Arizona, 80-62, on Thursday in the opening round of the Pac-12 women's basketball tournament. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  USC gets bounced from Pac-12 tournament by Colorado
Editorial - March 5, 9:06 pm
Haley Smith scored 16, and Jamee Swan added 15 and four blocked shots to help No. 9 seed Colorado women beat eighth-seeded USC 75-63 in the opening round of the Pac-12 Conference tournament on Thursday night. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Rocky Chávez cites Marine background as key asset in U.S. Senate race
Editorial - March 5, 9:05 pm
Rocky Chávez, a Republican state assemblyman from Oceanside, launched a campaign for U.S. Senate on Thursday, offering his military background as a key asset in the race to succeed Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Brian Brokaw, Louis Caldera, Tom Del Beccaro, Kamala Harris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Duf Sundheim, Antonio Villaraigosa,
 #  LAPD investigates officer's shooting of unarmed man after Burbank chase
Editorial - March 5, 9:00 pm
Trying to shake the police chasing him, the man steered the stolen car onto the leafy street and hit the accelerator. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Clippers are becoming the team Coach Doc Rivers always knew they'd be
Editorial - March 5, 8:57 pm
Austin Rivers remembers the postgame speech that epitomized how his father has handled this sweaty fight of a Clippers season. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Basketball: Thursday's City championship scores
Editorial - March 5, 8:52 pm
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 #  Boys' basketball: LACES wins City Section Division IV championship
Editorial - March 5, 8:51 pm
Down by eight points, LACES launched a successful comeback on Thursday night to defeat View Park Prep, 66-60, to win the City Section Division IV championship. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Baseball: Junior pitcher Gabe Golob is the star in Harvard-Westlake's 4-0 win
Editorial - March 5, 7:40 pm
Everyone knew what the story line would be about Thursday at Chatsworth High, where Coach Tom Meusborn would be facing his former pupil, Matt LaCour of Harvard-Westlake, and his group of former Chatsworth assistants. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Angels' Mike Trout will adjust his batting to hit more first pitches
Editorial - March 5, 7:03 pm
Angels center fielder Mike Trout took a mighty hack at the first Cactus League pitch he saw Thursday and sent a fly ball to right-center field for an out. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Honest Liar' seeks truth in illusion
Editorial - March 5, 6:42 pm
Well before he left home at 17 to join a carnival, James Randi knew that magic was his calling. It became his moral cause too: After pulling off his own shtick as a 'mind reader,' the Amazing Randi set out to expose how various brands of ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'On the Way to School' a lesson in determination
Editorial - March 5, 6:41 pm
Carpooling isn't an option for Jackson, Zahira, Carlos and Samuel, the students profiled in the stirring, tenderly observed French documentary 'On the Way to School.' »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Philadelphia police officer shot and killed during attempted robbery
Editorial - March 5, 6:34 pm
A Philadelphia police officer was shot and killed Thursday during a gun battle with two assailants during a robbery attempt, officials said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Modern civil rights movement expands on classic methods
Editorial - March 5, 6:31 pm
As black Americans erupted in protest across the country last year, the St. Louis rapper Tef Poe told fellow activists: 'This ain't your grandparents' civil rights movement.' »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Galaxy has challenges, high expectations going into MLS season
Editorial - March 5, 6:30 pm
Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena can be funny, biting, sarcastic and sincere — sometimes all in the same sentence. And that can make it difficult to know when he's being serious. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Mars once had an entire ocean -- and then lost it, scientists say
Editorial - March 5, 6:22 pm
Dry, dusty Mars once had an ocean that held as much water as the Arctic Ocean and covered a larger share of the Red Planet’s surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on Earth, according to a surprising new study. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Larry David's play 'Fish in the Dark' thinks too small-screen
Editorial - March 5, 6:20 pm
It's the pesky little things that make up Larry David's infinitely expandable comic universe. All those petty grievances and minor disputes, the slights and slips, the miscues and forced apologies — so flustering in our own lives, so hilarious in ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Harrison Ford, hurt in plane crash, had earlier aviation misadventures
Editorial - March 5, 5:16 pm
Harrison Ford was still recovering from a broken leg when he was in a plane crash on Thursday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Wild Canaries' sings an old suspense-comedy tune
Editorial - March 5, 5:15 pm
Attempting to capture the screwball essence of the old-school suspense-comedy, most blatantly Woody Allen's 'Manhattan Murder Mystery,' Lawrence Michael Levine's flighty 'Wild Canaries' lacks the filmmaking discipline required to pay effective ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Michael Levin,
 #  U.S. ambassador to South Korea on the mend after knife attack
Editorial - March 5, 5:15 pm
Since becoming U.S. ambassador to South Korea last fall, Mark Lippert has been building a reputation as a warm, friendly guy interested in Korean culture: He regularly walks his basset hound, Grigsby, in public and even gave his newborn son a Korean ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Chuck Hagel,
 #  Harrison Ford's plane crash comes during busy period for iconic actor
Editorial - March 5, 5:13 pm
Harrison Ford was piloting a small vintage plane that crashed on an L.A. golf course Thursday afternoon, an accident that has left the actor in the hospital — and left his legions of fans around the world concerned as they await further ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Oxytocin makes men eat less, choose healthier foods
Editorial - March 5, 5:07 pm
First, we learn that the 'love hormone' oxytocin makes men more trusting, nurturing and sociable. Then, we learn that a shot of the stuff makes partnered men less likely to stray or even flirt with other women. Now, we learn that a puff of oxytocin ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Viacom restructuring results in layoffs at TV Land
Editorial - March 5, 5:05 pm
Media company Viacom Inc. has begun restructuring its operations, resulting in layoffs in the company's advertising sales division and its TV Land cable channel. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Honeymoon central makes an existential backdrop in 'Niagara Falls'
Editorial - March 5, 5:00 pm
The landmark American honeymoon destination — in all its kitschy glory — provides the backdrop for a surreal roller coaster of romantic ideals and disappointments in “Niagara Falls” at Theatre of Note. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Islamic State attacks ancient site of Nimrud, Iraq, officials say
Editorial - March 5, 5:00 pm
Islamic State extremists Thursday razed an ancient site at Nimrud in Iraq, according to government officials, who accused the group of using heavy vehicles to remove all traces of precious archaeological remains. »Read  »E-mail story

Orange County Register

 #  California making it tougher on middle class
Opinion - 12:00 am
A modest economic recovery finally seems to be underway in the United States, but this comes as little comfort to many still struggling to get by, particularly in California. Nearly one in four people in the state – 23.4 percent – are in ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  California parks system stuck in park
Opinion - 12:00 am
The vast and varied California state parks system boasts abundant natural beauty, but is extremely light on cash and has been beset with problems for years. Now under new management, and guided by a report from the Legislature-created Parks ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature,
 #  Needing to up the ante on pensions
Opinion - 12:00 am
Costa Mesa’s Pension Oversight Committee brought a report to the City Council in late September, citing a very large number: $228 million. That, according to a 2012 estimate from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, was the... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Today's cartoons: Why Israel should thank Obama
Editorial - 12:00 am
Also: Sign of the times for embattled Hillary. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Some black leaders' disregard for Israel extends to Jews
Editorial - 12:00 am
There is a street in central Jerusalem named for Martin Luther King Jr. – the only such tribute to the great American civil rights leader in the entire Middle East. It is a reminder that Dr. King stood with Israel when others challenged its ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  A football coach who builds winners on the field and in life
Editorial - 12:00 am
“You provide the effort, God controls the outcome,” were the words repeated by nearly all of the men assembled on the dais recently to roast and toast Bruce Rollinson, the coach of “Quarterback High” and one of the most respected high ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Another Putin critic gunned down in Russia
Editorial - 12:00 am
The gangland-style murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov starkly demonstrates the considerable distance still separating Russia from stable and reliable rule of law. The influential leader of opponents of President Vladimir Putin’s... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  A Churchillian warning against appeasement on Iran
Editorial - 12:00 am
WASHINGTON – Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress was notable in two respects. Queen Esther got her first standing “O” in 2,500 years. And President Obama came up empty in his campaign to pre-emptively undermine Netanyahu before the... »Read  »E-mail story

Sacramento Bee

 Hillary Clinton emails illuminate California debate about what's public
- 6:40 pm
The reliance on private email accounts to conduct government business has irked watchdog organizations who argue the tactic has been exploited to shield conversations from the public. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jamie Court, Jim Evans, Terry Francke, Legislature, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney,
 #  Gallery: Editorial cartoons on Hillary Clinton
Opinion - 6:16 pm
… Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 California GOP lawsuit claims unlawful use of elephant logo
- 4:14 pm
An off-year legislative race has generated a strange lawsuit: The California Republican Party is suing a group that sent mailers promoting a Republican candidate. It’s the latest turn in a hotly contested race to fill the state Senate seat ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Jim Brulte, Joan Buchanan, California Republican Party, California Teachers Association, Mark DeSaulnier, Steve Glazer, Bill Wong,
 #  Visiting Cuba and eliciting a laugh from El Presidente
Opinion - 1:09 pm
In 1982, 23 years after the thunderous Cuban Revolution and the blockade that followed, it was rare for people from the United States to visit Cuba. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
   Blue Shield hires former CalPERS executive
- 12:07 pm
Blue Shield of California said this week it has hired a former official with CalPERS and the state Department of Public Health. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kathleen Billingsley, CalPERS,
 Whitman, Kashkari among Republicans backing gay marriage in court brief
- 10:09 am
California’s last two Republican gubernatorial candidates – including Meg Whitman, who once supported the state’s same-sex marriage ban – are among more than 300 conservatives who have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Field Poll, Rudy Giuliani, Aaron McLear, Proposition 8, Steve Schmidt, Meg Whitman,
 #  Trudy Rubin: Wrong time for Bibi's politics
Opinion - 6:00 am
If Israeli prime minister’s goal was to stop Iran from getting nukes and not just to boost his re-election or trash President Obama, then he undercut it. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  David Brooks: The temptation of Hillary
Opinion - 2:00 am
A redistributionist agenda allows Clinton to hit Wall Street and CEOs, but this rising theory is wrong on substance and damaging in its effects. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  Paul Krugman: Pepperoni turns partisan
Opinion - 1:00 am
When it comes to campaign money, Republicans are the party of Big Energy and Big Food, and in particular, the party of Big Pizza. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush,
 Effort to blast right-to-work bill to Senate floor fails
- March 5, 11:31 pm
A contentious right-to-work bill was assigned to three committees Thursday over the objection of Republicans, who were unsuccessful in forcing a hearing before the full Senate. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jim Farrell,
 AM Alert: What can California learn from Massachusetts' health care overhaul?
- March 5, 10:00 pm
State officials who have overseen Massachusetts’ pioneering health care overhaul will offer lessons for California at a breakfast event. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Republican Party, Brian Jones, Marc Levine, Alan Lowenthal, Gavin Newsom, Barack Obama, Susan Talamantes Eggman, Tom Torlakson, Juan Vargas, Dan Walters,
 #  Tom Schweich
Opinion - March 5, 10:00 pm
Tom Schweich, a Republican who had just begun his gubernatorial race, felt he was the victim of a “whisper campaign” that he was Jewish. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama,
 UC computer project behind schedule, millions over budget
- March 5, 8:28 pm
The University of California said a new computer system would make the multi-campus system more efficient and save money, but the payroll project has already cost $50 million more than expected and the financial benefits of the overhaul are unclear. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kevin McCarty,
 States on edge about the future of health insurance markets
- March 5, 5:30 pm
Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. And a summer decision from the justices leaves little time for backup planning. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jim Evans, Legislature, Barack Obama,
 GOP lawmaker in California launches bid for US Senate
- March 5, 5:11 pm
A two-term Republican legislator who has sought to broaden the appeal of the party with Hispanics launched an uphill campaign Thursday to become the next U.S. senator from California, a state that hasn't sent a GOP senator to Washington since the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, California Republican Party, Rocky Chavez, Tom Del Beccaro, Harmeet Dhillon, Steve Frank, Kamala Harris, Legislature, Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Duf Sundheim, Bill Whalen,

San Francisco Chronicle

 At the pinnacle of San Francisco style
- March 5, 10:09 pm
The Chronicle Style section staff and Peter Hartlaub had no problem compiling a list of 11 of the best-dressed living San Franciscans. Once the nominees were chosen, more than 2,000 readers voted last month in a The Big Event poll. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Willie Brown, David Chiu, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi,
 S.F. plans to move entire homeless encampments into housing
- March 5, 5:31 pm
Greg Fairrer lay face down on the sidewalk in the Mission District on Thursday while one block away, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was trumpeting what could be Fairrer’s salvation — a homeless-aid Navigation Center designed to move entire homeless ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: David Campos, Bevan Dufty, Ed Lee,

San Jose Mercury News

 Special-interest money buys sneaky tactics in state Senate special election
- 5:37 pm
As a flood of independent spending swamps the 7th State Senate District special election, union money pays for accusing one candidate of being both too conservative and too liberal. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Joan Buchanan, California Republican Party, Mark DeSaulnier, Steve Glazer, Bill Wong,
 California sees higher minority, youth sign-ups for health plan
- 12:01 pm
California did a better job of enrolling more minorities and young people for health care coverage during the second year of expansion, but a shortfall in overall enrollment could lead to increased fees in the future, according to new state data ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kimberly Belshe, Beth Capell, Susan Kennedy, Peter Lee, Marty Morgenstern, Robert Ross, Robert Ross, Arnold Schwarzenegger,