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Associated Press

 Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim wants gun reforms
- 10:45 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Richard Martinez thinks of his son every day, and with those thoughts come the constant reminder of a young life cut tragically short by another man with a gun.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature,
   Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits
- 1:24 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eli Broad, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama,

Los Angeles Times

 #  For Disneyland's 60th, there's Mickey, Minnie and cutting-edge technology
Editorial - 1:27 pm
On a rainy spring night, Disneyland technology guru Chuck Davis paced along Main Street, overseeing a rehearsal of a new fireworks and light show for the park's 60th anniversary celebration. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  State water board OKs voluntary cutbacks for delta growers
Editorial - 1:18 pm
California water regulators have accepted an unprecedented proposal from Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta farmers to voluntarily cut water use by 25% -- or fallow a quarter of their cropland -- in an effort to avoid harsher, government-imposed cuts. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water,
 #  Researchers tag great white sharks spotted off Huntington Beach
Editorial - 1:12 pm
Lifeguards and a marine biologist are attempting to tag 13 great white sharks seen Tuesday night swimming and feeding in the ocean off Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Earthquake: 5.4 quake strikes near Caliente, Nev., felt in Las Vegas
Editorial - 1:08 pm
A shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake was reported Friday morning 24 miles from Caliente, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Bryce Dessner talks about his 'double life' as a classical, rock musician
Editorial - 1:00 pm
For a man who is about to hear a top symphony orchestra play his first stand-alone score, Bryce Dessner appears surprisingly calm. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Northern California lawmakers razz L.A. legislators over Dodgers shutout sweep
Editorial - 12:59 pm
California Assemblyman Bill Dodd, a Democrat from Napa, brought an unusual accessory to Friday's floor session: a kitchen broom, a not-so-subtle nod to the three-shutout series sweep inflicted on the Dodgers by the San Francisco Giants this week. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jimmy Gomez,
 #  At Charlton Flats, in Angeles National Forest, spectacular views
Editorial - 12:45 pm
Just 35 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, this Charlton Flats walk features spectacular mountain views and is a great introduction to the many Angeles National Forest hiking trails along the Angeles Crest Highway. Before you go, pick up an ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  In 'Results,' going to the gym is life-changing in unexpected ways
Editorial - 12:40 pm
A charming, oddball new film takes on the question of just what sort of results clients and trainers hope to get from their workouts. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Field of ... yoga? Fans strike some poses after Dodgers game
Editorial - 12:35 pm
If there's a chance to go down to the field after a Dodgers game, you might expect it would be to shag some balls or run the bases. But in this case, hundreds of people rolled out Dodger blue yoga mats for a little warrior pose and cobra. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  California lawmakers OK bill in response to Kardashian wedding snafu
Editorial - 11:49 am
Celebrity Kim Kardashian’s 2011 wedding to Kris Humphries not only produced headlines over their quick divorce, but now is also responsible for legislation that would significantly increase fines against hosts of unpermitted big events that tie up ... »Read  »E-mail story
Bills: AB 514,
 #  Feds order company involved in California oil spill to test, study pipe
Editorial - 11:48 am
The company that owns the pipe that ruptured and spilled up to 105,000 gallons of heavy crude in Santa Barbara County has 10 days to appeal a federal order to take corrective steps, officials said Friday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Naked man tries to take baby at San Fernando Valley park, police say
Editorial - 11:37 am
A naked man possibly under the influence of drugs was taken into custody Friday morning after he tried to take a baby during an event at a San Fernando Valley park, police say. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  La Serna High to honor its 24 college-bound athletes
Editorial - 11:36 am
La Serna High will be holding a celebration ceremony on May 27 to honor its 24 seniors who have signed or committed to play at a college in the fall. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Ducks' penalty killers leave Chicago Blackhawks reeling
Editorial - 11:33 am
It requires adjustments to win a series, and the Ducks’ penalty-killing success in Game 3 was a testament to their ability to address failure. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Santa Barbara tourism industry fends off oil spill concerns
Editorial - 11:32 am
Is Santa Barbara covered in oil? Should I cancel my kayaking trip to Channel Islands National Park? »Read  »E-mail story
 #  What are the odds of winning the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes?
Editorial - 11:29 am
Mimi says she's been receiving mail from Publishers Clearing House for years 'and never found a logical reason' to take the bait. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  TV This Week May 24 - 30: 'The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe'
Editorial - 11:25 am
Customized TV Listings are available here: »Read  »E-mail story
 #  There's a beignet food truck serving hot beignets and chicory coffee. Find it.
Editorial - 11:22 am
With all the different food trucks roaming around the streets of Los Angeles, it's comforting to know there's one truck serving nothing but piping hot beignets, chicory-laced coffee and hot chocolate. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Operator of prostitution website myRedBook sentenced to federal prison
Editorial - 11:14 am
A Northern California man was sentenced Thursday to more than a year in federal prison for operating myRedBook, a website that offered prostitution services using explicit photos and graphic descriptions. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  As Lady of Q, Sylvie Curry's competitive barbecue spirit flares
Editorial - 10:25 am
Think you've got winning barbecue? It's one thing to be a weekend warrior at a summer cookout; it's another thing entirely to enter a formal competition. Sylvie Curry has been involved in championship barbecue for about 10 years, first as part of ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Sliver of Clinton's emails released as part of Benghazi inquiry
Editorial - 10:25 am
The State Department released 300 of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private emails on Friday, the first in a batch of 50,000 messages at the center of a tug of war between congressional Republicans and the Democratic ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Rodham Clinton,
 #  California jobless rate falls to 6.3% in April; employers add 29,500 jobs
Editorial - 10:23 am
The California unemployment rate slid to 6.3% in April -- its lowest level in seven years -- and employers in the state added 29,500 nonfarm payroll jobs. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Chef Tim Hollingsworth puts years into his barbecued tri-tip
Editorial - 10:20 am
Tim Hollingsworth cooks tri-tip just like his father did, which is certainly not to suggest he cooks it the same way that his father did. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Chef Tim Hollingsworth's barbecue rules: thick steaks, cheap tri-tip
Editorial - 10:20 am
Getting ready for summer barbecues? Chef Tim Hollingsworth of Barrel & Ashes has some advice. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Michael Sam signs with Montreal Alouettes of Canadian Football League
Editorial - 10:18 am
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, has signed  a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Higgins,
 #  Outdoor furniture designs that are durable and brighten your yard
Editorial - 10:13 am
How do you decorate the great outdoor room? Cast-metal furniture can be prohibitively heavy and costly, plastic can topple in heavy winds and teak and other woods are bulky, expensive and need to be oiled. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Suspect arrested in 'act of evil' Washington, D.C., mansion killings
Editorial - 10:04 am
Daron Dylon Wint was a welder with a violent past who sometimes worked for American Iron Works. Savvas Savopoulos was the company CEO and head of a family that lived in a mansion in Woodley Park, a wealthy and especially safe neighborhood in ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Biden,
 #  Nell Zink's comic 'Mislaid' is quick-paced, problematic
Editorial - 10:00 am
Mislaid, misnamed, misconstrued — all of these terms could describe Nell Zink's exuberant but problematic second novel, a comedy of manners and errors about sexuality, race and class in the American South. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Ray Liotta hops a horse to join 'Texas Rising'
Editorial - 10:00 am
If you happen to run into Ray Liotta while you're out and about, there's no need to worry. He's not going to hurt you. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Roger Daltrey, countercultural figure, objects to pot smoke at Who show
Editorial - 8:40 am
The kids are alright, according to Roger Daltrey, unless they're into marijuana. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Large early turnout as Irish voters decide gay marriage initiative
Editorial - 8:39 am
Irish voters streamed to the polls Friday to cast ballots in a referendum on whether to change the country's  constitution to allow lesbian and gay couples to marry. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Hillary Rodham Clinton has shifted left, but so have Americans
Editorial - 8:38 am
Amid discussion of Hillary Rodham Clinton's move to the left in her presidential campaign, a new Gallup poll provides an important piece of context: The nation has shifted left, as well. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Rodham Clinton,
 #  Easy dinner recipes: Cooking tips and three ideas for steak lovers
Editorial - 8:30 am
The next time you're going to throw some steaks on the grill, take them out of the refrigerator to give them time to shake off the chill before cooking. 'Tempering' the meat allows it to cook more evenly, so the inside can actually cook as the ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Margaret Cho goes 'psyCHO' in Las Vegas this fall
Editorial - 8:30 am
Comedian  Margaret Cho goes “psyCHO” when she embarks on her national U.S. tour this fall with a stop in Las Vegas. Cho heads to  Treasure Island on Friday, Oct. 16, with all new material that includes  the single life, Bruce Jenner’s ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Kentucky's John Calipari: Eight players in draft bigger than title win
Editorial - 8:12 am
Kentucky was the odds-on favorite to win the NCAA men's basketball tournament this past season, but the Wildcats met their doom against Wisconsin in the Final Four. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Home of the Day: Living large in a lodge on Lake Arrowhead
Editorial - 8:08 am
This contemporary-style lodge makes the most of its location on Lake Arrowhead, Calif., framing lake and mountain views through towering walls of windows. Three stories of living space feature soaring ceilings and wooden beams, wrought iron finishes ... »Read  »E-mail story
 Obamacare: California exchange caps specialty drug costs for patients
California - 8:00 am
Tackling the high price of specialty drugs, California's Obamacare exchange capped what consumers will have to pay for expensive medications each month. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Peter Lee, Marty Morgenstern,
 #  'Leaving Orbit' cheers spaceflight's feats, mourns its fading
Editorial - 8:00 am
In 1969, the moon landing brought together a nation, millions slack-jawed in the glow of their televisions. In 1986, the explosion of the Challenger became a defining moment for a generation of schoolchildren. But how many of us remember the ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  L.A. designers share refined furniture, accessories at NYCxDesign
Editorial - 8:00 am
In its third year, NYCxDesign , which held more than 300 events in New York City’s five boroughs from May 8-19, boasted a strong Southern California presence. Some four dozen local designers and manufacturers exhibited at the 27th annual ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Paint the Night preserves wacky whimsy of Main Street Electrical Parade
Editorial - 8:00 am
Disneyland’s new 1.5 million-light show Paint the Night recalls the upbeat and offbeat nature of the Main Street Electrical Parade and is a worthy successor to the beloved nighttime parade that left the Anaheim theme park nearly two decades ago. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Garden party: Floral wallpapers that will make you forget the drought
Editorial - 7:00 am
If the dire predictions are to be believed, Southern California will turn into parched desert in the not too distant future (though one hopes a “Mad Max” mentality doesn’t take hold as well). With water restrictions already in place, extremely ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Los Angeles brewers to celebrate L.A. Beer Week with Unity
Editorial - 7:00 am
L.A. Beer Week's move from September to June isn’t the only big change for the event this year. Its opening festival is moving from Chinatown to Exposition Park, and Unity -- the official brew of the celebration of craft-brewing culture -- is ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Is Disneyland's fast-moving 'Forever' fireworks show too complex?
Editorial - 7:00 am
It will take some time to get used to the new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks show, which pulls your attention in several directions at once to the detriment of the pyrotechnics spectacular unfolding above. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  More than 700 workers to help with California oil spill cleanup
Editorial - 6:54 am
The number of workers cleaning the coastline after the Santa Barbara County oil spill is expected to swell to more than 700 Friday as the response continues to ramp up, officials said.  »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Milwaukee Brewers' Will Smith ejected for foreign substance on arm
Editorial - 6:42 am
No one caught him with an emery board in his pocket , but it's hard to imagine Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith's shiny new arm wasn't worthy of an ejection. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  The 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, No. 11: Pee Wee Reese
Editorial - 6:37 am
Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, as selected by our readers. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Woman who shot at police robot in custody after 22-hour standoff
Editorial - 6:37 am
Authorities engaged in an armed standoff with an elderly Woodland Hills woman tried tear gas, a flash grenade and a crisis negotiator. When they sent a robot to slowly approach her, she shot at it.  »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dodgers Dugout: Alex Guerrero--Worst actor
Editorial - 6:32 am
Hi and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell with a plea: Whoever borrowed the Dodgers offense , could you please return it? »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Angels' Garrett Richards has no trepidation about return to Fenway Park
Editorial - 6:30 am
What Garrett Richards remembers most from that fateful night in Fenway Park last Aug. 20 is the sound of the patellar tendon in his left knee rupturing as he caught a cleat and fell awkwardly to the ground while covering first base. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  El Salvador gears up for archbishop's beatification ceremony
Editorial - 6:30 am
A troubled El Salvador will pause this weekend from the daily drumbeat of murder and mayhem to observe the elevation toward sainthood of one of the most cherished and controversial religious figures in the Americas, Archbishop Oscar Romero, slain by ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Ryu's victory resonates in Koreatown and beyond
Editorial - 5:00 am
The Rodeo Galleria strip mall on Western Avenue is right at the edge of newly elected Councilman David Ryu's district. Half of it — a hair salon, a gift shop and a bank — falls in Council District 4, and the other half, with a noodle house and a ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Control guns, not information on making them
Editorial - 5:00 am
Two years ago, Texas gun enthusiast Cody Wilson experimented with the burgeoning 3-D printing technology that, following coded instructions, manufactures products from plastic. NASA recently used the process to create a wrench aboard the ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Rewrite body camera bill or put it aside
Editorial - 5:00 am
As body-worn cameras become standard gear for California's police officers, it's wise to have smart policy regulating how the cameras and the video they produce are used. Such as, when should cameras be turned on and off? What rights should folks ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Shirley Weber,
Bills: AB 66,
 #  California Senate panel should let right-to-die bill move forward
Editorial - 5:00 am
As polls have shown consistently, a strong majority of Californians believe that terminally ill people should be able to end their lives peacefully and without pain when death is near. The state's residents have waited too long; they have watched ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lois Wolk,
Bills: SB 128,
 #  Santa Barbara County oil leak a reminder of risks of drilling for more
Editorial - 5:00 am
Memorial Day marks the beginning of high beach season, but there are miles of coastline near Santa Barbara that will be out of commission this weekend thanks to a pipeline oil spill. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  How the rich sometimes end up poor
Editorial - 5:00 am
Celebrities — they're just like us. Or so the gossip magazines say. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Chinese developer unveils plans for luxury condo tower in downtown L.A.
Editorial - 5:00 am
With downtown Los Angeles facing a condominium shortage, a Chinese developer has unveiled plans for a $100-million luxury high-rise residential tower near Staples Center. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity
Editorial - 5:00 am
Almost everyone here on the outskirts of Maceio, the capital of Brazil's most dangerous state, has a horror story to tell. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Disabled L.A. man's desire to vote leads to probe of alleged state violations
Editorial - 4:30 am
Stephen Lopate was just a boy when he first mentioned he wanted to vote someday in a presidential election. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Peter Allen, Hillary Clinton,
Bills: SB 589,
 #  In San Francisco, a battle over the 'hotelization' of neighborhoods
Editorial - 4:00 am
It's hard to find people here who are neutral about Airbnb, the explosively successful tech firm that has disrupted more than just the hotel business. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: David Campos,
 #  New York preservationists, officials square off over concrete boxes
Editorial - 4:00 am
From the beginning, the hulking edifice drew furrowed brows in Goshen, a lovingly preserved town with a harness racing museum, village green and buildings harking back to the Revolutionary War. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Answers sought as shooting victim's family struggles to say goodbye
Editorial - 4:00 am
Porche Charles was shot this month while celebrating her aunt's birthday, and police have few clues. She 'was my diary,' her sister says. 'I could tell her anything.'Porche Charles was shot this month while celebrating her aunt's birthday, and ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Krisha Fairchild is a breakout star - at age 64
Editorial - 3:00 am
At a beach-side Cannes Film Festival party, Cannes Film Festival things were going on. Young women of model-esque builds were flaunting skin and Hermès. Men in boat shoes and cream-colored jackets were sipping wine. Photographers were whipping ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  3.3 earthquake strikes near Paso Robles
Editorial - 2:01 am
A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Friday morning 24 miles from Paso Robles, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:41 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 2.5 miles. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Simon Despres is a surprising gain in Ducks' win over Chicago in Game 3
Editorial - May 21, 11:04 pm
It was easy to overlook the Ducks' acquisition of defenseman Simon Despres in the flurry of moves they made shortly before the trade deadline. It wasn't immediately clear what General Manager Bob Murray had gained by sending Ben Lovejoy to ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Chicago's Joel Quenneville makes questionable changes for Game 3
Editorial - May 21, 11:00 pm
Any chance that momentum made the trip home from California with the Blackhawks disappeared Thursday night when Coach Joel Quenneville tried to fix what wasn't broken. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Ducks take control of series with 2-1 win over Chicago Blackhawks
Editorial - May 21, 10:59 pm
Bruce Boudreau has never lived the feelings the Ducks bring him with each new victory, but he is intimately familiar with what makes his team tick. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Ducks recover from marathon loss to Blackhawks with victory in Chicago
Editorial - May 21, 10:58 pm
They were aware of the physical hurdles awaiting them and less sure of the mental battles looming in Game 3 on Thursday night at the United Center. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  2 from O.C. suspected of trying to support overseas terrorist groups
Editorial - May 21, 10:48 pm
Federal agents and local authorities arrested two men Thursday night on suspicion of trying to support overseas terrorist organizations after conducting several searches in Orange County, according to law enforcement sources. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Have DWP billing issues? You're not the only one
Editorial - May 21, 10:18 pm
To the editor: As newlyweds, my husband and I lived in Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills. Our house, on stilts, had virtually no grounds, so we hardly watered. However, our water bills were astronomical. ('Van Nuys couple's $51,649.32 DWP ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Oil companies should bear the risks of drilling and production
Editorial - May 21, 10:18 pm
To the editor: When I read about the oil spill near Santa Barbara, I heard the voices of Sarah Palin and John McCain shouting, 'Drill, baby, drill.' Instead, we need to apply two words when confronting threats to the environment: risk and reward. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John McCain, Sarah Palin,
 #  Why rooftop solar users should pay to maintain the grid
Editorial - May 21, 10:17 pm
To the editor: Evan Gillespie fails to point out some important reasons the California Public Utilities Commission might rework a rate structure that he says protects those who use the least amount of energy. ('PUC may short-circuit California's ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Buying organic isn't just about personal health
Editorial - May 21, 10:16 pm
To the editor: Walking or working out is an investment in our health, instead of spending that time making more money. Similarly, buying organic food is investing not only in our own health, but in everyone's health. ('Is organic food worth the ... »Read  »E-mail story
 Judge grants third delay in start of Calderon corruption trial
California - May 21, 10:02 pm
A federal judge has granted a third delay in the start of the corruption trial of former state Sen. Ronald Calderon, from Aug. 11 to March 1, 2016. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ronald Calderon, Tom Calderon,
 #  L.A. SWAT officer violated policy in use of Taser, police panel says
Editorial - May 21, 9:49 pm
A Los Angeles police SWAT officer violated department policies last year when he used a Taser on a mentally ill homeless man standing on a downtown rooftop who then fell to his death, the LAPD's civilian overseers recently concluded. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Firefighter is 'crushed' after being convicted of assault, attorney says
Editorial - May 21, 9:40 pm
A Los Angeles city firefighter was convicted Thursday of assaulting a woman who was feeding stray cats in his neighborhood. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Blue Jays homer their way to 8-4 win over Angels
Editorial - May 21, 9:26 pm
Toronto 8, Angels 4 »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Suspicious packages shut down parts of Metro Red, Purple lines
Editorial - May 21, 9:24 pm
Service on Metro's Red and Purple lines was disrupted Thursday evening during the rush hour commute after the bomb squad was called to the tracks of a central Los Angeles subway station on reports of suspicious packages, authorities said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Softball: Thursday's Southern Section playoff scores
Editorial - May 21, 9:20 pm
SOFTBALL »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dodgers shut out again in San Francisco
Editorial - May 21, 9:02 pm
Adrian Gonzalez looked up from his seat. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Salmonella outbreak possibly linked to sushi spreads to nine states
Editorial - May 21, 9:01 pm
A salmonella outbreak possibly linked to raw tuna in sushi has sickened 31 people from Southern California and has spread to eight other states. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Baseball: Thursday's Southern Section playoff scores
Editorial - May 21, 9:00 pm
BASEBALL »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes in Napa Valley
Editorial - May 21, 8:56 pm
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake jolted the Napa Valley Thursday evening, offering a brief reminder of last summer's 6.0 quake that left millions of dollars in damage in the heart of the state's winemaking region. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Softball: Tannon Snow reaches 60 home runs
Editorial - May 21, 8:48 pm
Tannon Snow of Chino Hills hit two more home runs, including a grand slam, in a 16-6 win over Vista Murrieta on Thursday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Giants shut out Dodgers again for three-game sweep
Editorial - May 21, 8:42 pm
San Francisco 4, Dodgers 0 »Read  »E-mail story
 #  DWP cancels couple's $51,269.42 water bill, gives $85 credit
Editorial - May 21, 8:39 pm
Oh, about that $51,000 water bill we sent you? »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Saugus, Hart, Valencia score Southern Section baseball playoff wins
Editorial - May 21, 8:27 pm
The Santa Clarita Valley, home to Magic Mountain and filled with residents who love cowboy boots, skateboarding, surfing and sports of any kind, might want to hold a parade this weekend to celebrate the historic accomplishment pulled off Thursday by ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  UC regents endorse Brown's funding plan, but look to lawmakers for more
Editorial - May 21, 8:14 pm
The UC regents, in a meeting marked by feelings of relief and uncertainty, on Thursday embraced Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal, which would significantly boost university funding, freeze in-state undergraduate tuition for two years, and ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Monica Lozano,
 Mandatory usage cuts loom even for those with senior water rights
Environment - May 21, 7:44 pm
In the 1976-77 drought, the state ordered growers with some of the oldest water rights in California to stop pumping from many rivers and streams. Now, in a sign of the spreading pain of another punishing drought, regulators are preparing to do the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Herrick, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water,
 #  Baseball: Foothill League teams sweep Mission League in Division 1 openers
Editorial - May 21, 7:22 pm
It was a good day for the Foothill League. All three teams won their Southern Section Division 1 playoff openers on Thursday via shutouts of Mission League opponents. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Crews work to assess, control Santa Barbara-area oil spill
Editorial - May 21, 7:10 pm
Efforts to clean the crude-stained Santa Barbara coastline ramped up Thursday as scientists, government officials and workers tried to get a handle on the size, extent and environmental impact of Tuesday's oil spill. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dodgers: Hyun-Jin Ryu should be back next spring after shoulder surgery
Editorial - May 21, 6:53 pm
Hyun-Jin Ryu should be ready for spring training next year, the Dodgers said after the starting pitcher underwent surgery Thursday in Los Angeles on a torn labrum in his left (throwing) shoulder. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Star Wars' coming to Disneyland but no MagicBands
Editorial - May 21, 6:53 pm
As Walt Disney Co. executives prepare to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, they hinted at what new attractions are coming to the Anaheim park and what won't be making an appearance. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Standoff with armed elderly woman in Woodland Hills enters 14th hour
Editorial - May 21, 6:47 pm
A standoff between sheriff's deputies and an armed elderly woman in Woodland Hills entered its 14th hour Thursday night as crisis negotiators tried to coax her into surrendering. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  State fines Santa Ana mayor $13,000 for real estate deal
Editorial - May 21, 6:46 pm
A state commission unanimously agreed to fine the mayor of Santa Ana $13,000 in connection with accusations that he profited from a real estate deal with an auto parts dealer and then voted to make the business owner the city’s exclusive ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Fair Political Practices Commission, Mike Ramos,
 #  'The Film Critic' takes its time getting to its rom-com heart
Editorial - May 21, 6:45 pm
Based simply on its playful, intriguing premise, the Argentine import 'The Film Critic' should have been a better movie. But like so many of the flicks that the film's gloomy title character seems to review, this kind of anti-romantic comedy proves ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Flavor Flav arrested on suspicion of DUI and a whole lot more in Vegas
Editorial - May 21, 6:44 pm
Flavor Flav was arrested in Sin City on Thursday after an early morning traffic stop that played out more like a Vegas buffet: There was a taste of just about everything on the menu. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Pitch Perfect 2' is rather flat, despite singing football players
Editorial - May 21, 6:42 pm
This new movie featuring the Green Bay Packers is a heaping mess, one of the worst a cappella movies I've ever seen. It's also the only a cappella movie I've ever seen. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Pentagon goes public with latest dust-up in South China Sea
Editorial - May 21, 6:00 pm
The U.S. military has begun to carefully but publicly challenge Chinese island-building on disputed reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, creating fresh tension in a potential global tinderbox as both countries shift forces into the area. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'The House of Yes' accentuates the negative
Editorial - May 21, 6:00 pm
Family dysfunction, that age-old staple of the dramatic canon, permeates the walking wounded that populate “The House of Yes” in a respectable, albeit still-gelling 25th anniversary revival at the Zephyr. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dodgers suspend Erisbel Arruebarrena for rest of the season
Editorial - May 21, 5:52 pm
The Dodgers have been baseball’s biggest investors in Cuban talent in recent years, but no two signings have worked out exactly the same. And now one has taken a bad turn. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Emmy Contender: Amanda Peet of 'Togetherness' is on 'Game of Thrones' campaign
Editorial - May 21, 5:44 pm
Amanda Peet took a break from shooting the second season of the HBO comedy 'Togetherness' to stop by The Times recently to discuss her work on the show and her loose-cannon character, Tina. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  PUC approves plan to replace San Diego County natural gas power plant
Editorial - May 21, 5:43 pm
State regulators approved a plan to replace a 1950s natural gas power plant in northern San Diego County with a new version, sparking complaints from environmentalists that renewable energy options were being overlooked. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: renewable energy,
 #  With recall, car owners and mechanics scramble for new air bags
Editorial - May 21, 5:42 pm
As federal regulators moved to speed up what has become the largest automobile recall in U.S. history, the nation's car dealerships, car owners and mechanics scrambled to cope with a sudden need for new air bags. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Brian Maas,
 #  Envelope Screening: 'American Crime' team felt 'emotional responsibility'
Editorial - May 21, 5:41 pm
'American Crime,' ABC's drama about the racial and cultural tensions surrounding the brutal assault of a young white couple, covered delicate and racially sensitive territory. But creator and executive producer John Ridley said he and his colleagues ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Reese Witherspoon to star in, produce live-action Tinker Bell movie
Editorial - May 21, 5:38 pm
Reese Witherspoon is off to Neverland. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  A compelling experiment in 'Boxes' by Theatre West
Editorial - May 21, 5:30 pm
One of two world premieres in Theatre West’s annual Writers-in-Rep series, Jule Selbo’s “Boxes” is a taut exercise in psychological manipulation that is one of those rarities in the contemporary theater -- a classically crafted play with ... »Read  »E-mail story

Orange County Register

 #  California policies earn it low ranking
Opinion - 12:00 am
While Gov. Jerry Brown and other progressive leaders have been patting themselves on the back as their tax hikes have led to record revenues taken from taxpayers, another analysis of state economic policies and outlooks has rated California among ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: minimum wage, oil severance tax,
   #  Moderate Democrat's win a loss for unions statewide
Opinion - 12:00 am
In a race with statewide implications, Steven Glazer handily won a special election Tuesday for state Senate District 7, an area east of Oakland. Mr. Glazer, mayor of Orinda, defeated Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, 55 percent to 45 percent. The seat... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Hillary Clinton, Mark DeSaulnier, Josh Pulliam,
 #  Climate zealots blinded by confirmation bias
Editorial - 12:00 am
President Obama delivered the commencement address this week at the Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Conn. He told the graduating cadets that they faced a challenge before them that, “perhaps more than any other, would shape their entire... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Steyer,
 #  Cannabis standards are irrational
Editorial - 12:00 am
Cannabis legalization was dealt a body blow in April when a federal judge in Sacramento refused to remove marijuana from Schedule 1 classification, a status that Congress ordered in 1970. The decision was not totally unexpected, but it does remind ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Loretta Lynch,
 #  City of Irvine should support living wage for workers
Editorial - 12:00 am
While the rest of the country is looking to encourage businesses to pay family-supporting wages for workers in their communities, Irvine is poised to take a big step backwards. The concept of a living wage represents a simple value that has been ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: minimum wage,
 #  You want hypotheticals on Iraq? Here's a good start
Editorial - 12:00 am
WASHINGTON – Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton,

Sacramento Bee

 #  Paul Krugman: Trade and trust
Opinion - 3:00 am
Obama’s push for Pacific trade pact has the feel of a snow jobPresident is straying from usual intellectual honestyTrans-Pacific Partnership is more about intellectual property than free trade … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  David Brooks: Building spiritual capital
Opinion - 2:00 am
Spirituality could ease the passage into adulthoodAuthor says spiritual awareness is innate to human developmentSchools could teach the subject without favoring one religion … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 AM Alert: Harvey Milk Day marks California's LGBT strides
- May 21, 11:00 pm
Gay rights have advanced since California approved Harvey Milk day After series of victories, legislators will honor gay rights icon … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Legislature, Brian Maienschein, Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
   Q&A: California farmers with oldest water rights face cuts
- May 21, 8:06 pm
Farmers in drought-stricken California with nearly guaranteed rights to water are bracing for historic orders to stop diverting water from rivers and streams. Regulators are expected to announce on Friday whether some farmers can avoid a total cut ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Thomas Howard, water,
 #  Santa Barbara spill underscores need to quit oil
Opinion - May 21, 5:01 pm
The latest oil spill elicits demands that California end oil drillingCalifornia would be offshoring its pollution by ending oil drilling hereThe need remains to end our reliance on petroleum … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: renewable energy,
 #  Solutions elusive for stopping wrong-way drivers
Opinion - May 21, 5:01 pm
Experts struggle to find solutions to wrong-way crashes Fixes for wrong-way crashes would be costlyBe extra careful driving during the Memorial Day holiday … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Housing costs should be back on state lawmakers' agenda
Opinion - May 21, 5:00 pm
California’s housing crunch is burdening residents and could slow economyAssembly Speaker Toni Atkins is addressing affordable housingDemocrats may have to be willing to reform CEQA … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, CEQA, Legislature, Betty Yee,
 #  Geothermal is key to clean energy future
Opinion - May 21, 5:00 pm
Underground pockets of steam and hot water are the oldest and most proven source of renewable energyCalifornia built the second geothermal power facility ever used in the worldGeothermal power keeps working after the sun goes down and the wind stops ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Energy Commission, Legislature, renewable energy,
 #  Water protest, assisted suicide, prison reform, performing arts, etc.
Opinion - May 21, 5:00 pm
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In this article: Dick Cheney,
 #  Restore forests to slow climate change
Opinion - May 21, 5:00 pm
Deforestation is a major cause of global warmingThe Yurok tribe is part of California’s cap-and-trade systemIt can be a model for other tribes around the world … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Eugene Robinson: Chasing miracles in Iraq
Opinion - May 21, 5:00 pm
Fall of Ramadi reveals emptiness at core of U.S. policyIf Iraqis won’t join together and fight for their country, why should Americans?Obama’s policy is warfare-lite and mission creep … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  Jack Ohman: GOP 2016 merger
Opinion - May 21, 5:00 pm
Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: GOP 2016 merger … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story