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Associated Press

 Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
- Sept. 18, 7:28 pm
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies - and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Bay Area Council, Jim Wunderman,

Los Angeles Times

 #  How did Alibaba's resounding stock market debut compare?
Editorial - 3:19 pm
Alibaba’s stock popped resoundingly during its New York Stock Exchange debut Friday, suggesting that the Chinese online shopping middleman could have raised billions of dollars more during its initial public offering. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Philadelphia police sued by ACLU, which says filming led to arrests
Editorial - 3:10 pm
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against the Philadelphia Police Department this week, claiming the department has used excessive force repeatedly to stop civilians from filming officers in public in recent years, according ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  If 'breast is best,' why are our devices for pumping breast milk the worst?
Editorial - 3:00 pm
A breast pump often means the difference between a mom being able to feed her babies breast milk, or not. It’s a tool crucial to many new moms trying to fulfill the “breast is best” mantra, whether they’re trying to keep up their breast milk ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Potential rivals Biden and Clinton urge women to vote this fall
Editorial - 2:59 pm
Joe Biden and Hillary Rodham Clinton, two potential 2016 presidential contenders, competed for support from the Democratic Party's key bloc of women voters Friday, even if their stated goal was to urge them to help Democrats hold on to control of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Rodham Clinton,
 #  Hourglass beauty company opens first flagship store
Editorial - 2:55 pm
Hourglass, the Venice-based beauty company best known for its foundations, primers and facial powders formulated to create flawless, glowing skin, refers to its products as “luxury performance makeup.” »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Angelina Jolie's next directing job is Richard Leakey drama 'Africa'
Editorial - 2:55 pm
Angelina Jolie is doubling down on directing and continuing to pursue her overseas interests while doing so: The globe-trotting actress, humanitarian and filmmaker has signed on to helm 'Africa,' a sweeping drama about the famed paleoanthropologist ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Kansas ballots will be mailed without a Democrat in the Senate race
Editorial - 2:54 pm
Kansas election officials say ballots will go out to voters without a Democratic nominee listed for U.S. Senate after all. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  It's official! Summer of 2014 was hottest on record
Editorial - 2:49 pm
If the summer of 2014 felt unusually warm to you, you were right -- at least on a global level. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Time change for Lakers' Jan. 19 visit to Phoenix Suns
Editorial - 2:47 pm
On Friday, the NBA announced a time change for the Lakers' visit to the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 19. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Left and right agree on something at last: tipping is a management scam
Editorial - 2:46 pm
In this hyper-polarized world, it's rare to find liberals and conservatives agreeing on anything--and especially surprising to find them agreeing that hotel housekeepers deserve a raise.  »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, minimum wage, Maria Shriver,
 Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows
California - 2:35 pm
Customized TV Listings are available here: »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dianne Feinstein, Jane Harman, Joe Trippi,
 Lawmakers deride Kashkari's call for them to be drug-tested
California - 2:23 pm
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari’s proposal Friday to require state legislators and other elected officials to undergo annual drug tests was met with derision from lawmakers. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Mark Larson, Darrell Steinberg,
 #  Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters
Editorial - 1:38 pm
Turkey’s government opened its border Friday to thousands of Syrian Kurds fearing a massacre at the hands of the Islamic State as a U.S.-backed opposition group called for airstrikes to halt the militants’ advance in northern Syria. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Show host Marco Antonio Regil lists Santa Monica home for sale
Editorial - 1:24 pm
Mexican TV personality and game-show host Marco Antonio Regil has a house in Santa Monica for sale at $2.199 million. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dutiful husband Prince William takes over pregnant Kate's Malta trip
Editorial - 1:21 pm
Prince William has saved the day, taking over some official duties for his pregnant wife, who was supposed to visit Malta this weekend in what would have been her first solo trip abroad. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Garth Brooks on Garth Brooks: 'I don't get it'
Editorial - 1:21 pm
Ask Garth Brooks, who plays the first show of his seven-performance run in Atlanta starting Friday night, what the secret of his continuing popularity is, and he’s stumped. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Roger Goodell promises revised conduct policies, faces stiff questions
Editorial - 1:20 pm
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell promised major revisions to the league's conduct policies as he spoke out Friday for the first time in days after a series of domestic violence allegations rocked the league this week. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Friday Coda: Meredith Graves, Minutemen, U2, #Fugazi1888 and more
Editorial - 1:14 pm
Amid the volume of musical frequencies and written online responses to said frequencies this week, a few stood out. Among them: an analysis of the Minutemen's 'Double Nickels on the Dime'; a punk singer's remarkable essay; a tip on a fantastic, ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Poll: Nearly one in four in America would favor secession
Editorial - 1:13 pm
Nearly one out of four Americans is so fed up with Washington that they are prepared to not take it any more and would favor their state breaking away from the rest of the United States.  »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Queens of the Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen buys in Glendale
Editorial - 1:10 pm
Troy Van Leeuwen, the guitarist for Queens of the Stone Age, has purchased a home in Glendale for $1.365 million. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  U.S. officials see glimmers of progress in Iran nuclear talks
Editorial - 1:08 pm
After months of impasse, U.S. officials say they see signs of movement as Iranian diplomats begin meeting again with representatives of six world powers for a weeklong push aimed at reaching a deal on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Kerry,
 #  Florida State fans stand by their embarrassing man Jameis Winston
Editorial - 1:04 pm
Chris Dufresne takes time out each Friday during the season to answer questions on college football. This week's topics: Jameis Winston's ongoing problems, Ohio State's key game, plus BYU's and USC's schedules. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  FDA plans to revise landmark food safety law
Editorial - 12:12 pm
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it would revise a landmark food safety law because of widespread complaints from farmers that some provisions were too burdensome. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'A Walk Among the Tombstones' is grim business, reviews say
Editorial - 12:07 pm
With a title like 'A Walk Among the Tombstones,' the new crime thriller from writer-director Scott Frank and star Liam Neeson promises to journey into dark territory. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  EV-D68: Easy steps you can take to avoid spreading enterovirus infection
Editorial - 12:05 pm
Parents should use common sense -- and a healthy dose of soap and water -- to prevent serious illnesses from the respiratory virus recently detected in California, experts said this week. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Jackson Browne, an old pro with a fresh perspective
Editorial - 12:00 pm
On a recent evening at a North Hollywood rehearsal studio, Jackson Browne was leading his band through his song 'About My Imagination' when he raised his hand to halt the musicians. The ensemble included some new members, and though Browne had loved ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Live: NFL's Roger Goodell addresses player misconduct
Editorial - 12:00 pm
 #  'Andy Warhol: Shadows' exhibition at MOCA Grand Avenue is celebrated
Editorial - 11:58 am
The event: The Museum of Contemporary Art’s weekend of festivities began Thursday when an intimate gathering of VIPs got a first glimpse of “Andy Warhol: Shadows,” the new exhibition at MOCA Grand Avenue. Cocktails and dinner at the Standard ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Gold,
 #  Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting got nude-photo news via Google alert
Editorial - 11:47 am
Sure, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is a new member of the short hair, don't care club, but she does care enough to have a Google alert set to her own name. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  TV ratings: CBS football, NBC's 'Biggest Loser' fall in Week 2
Editorial - 11:47 am
CBS' second installment of 'Thursday Night Football' was down in the ratings from the big premiere last week, as surely as the Atlanta Falcons beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Injuries to sideline Ducks' Kyle Palmieri, Shea Theodore through camp
Editorial - 11:45 am
Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri and last year’s first-round draft pick Shea Theodore will be sidelined through training camp with injuries, the team announced Friday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Conan's fake Apple commercial has ultimate U2 solution
Editorial - 10:36 am
So you were upset that Apple sent you the new U2 album to your iTunes, even though you didn't ask for it. Now what? »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'The Case Against the Supreme Court' pushes for reforms
Editorial - 10:30 am
Erwin Chemerinsky has made an exemplary career out of teaching, writing and lecturing about the U.S. Supreme Court. And though he has strongly liberal views, he is widely admired for his ability to explain the work of the court in a way that is ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Erwin Chemerinsky,
 #  UCLA to hold 'Dribble for the Cure' on Oct. 26
Editorial - 10:21 am
UCLA will hold “Dribble for the Cure” on Oct. 26 to benefit cancer research at the Mattel Children’s Hospital. The event is co-hosted by the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Florida man who allegedly shot daughter, grandkids had long criminal history
Editorial - 10:20 am
A Florida grandfather who is believed to have shot to death his daughter and six grandchildren before turning the gun on himself had a checkered past, landing in and out of jail several times over the last decade, according to criminal records. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  How to get a free Krispy Kreme doughnut, or a dozen for Talk Like a Pirate Day
Editorial - 10:15 am
Ahoy mateys! It's Talk Like a Pirate Day and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is celebrating with free doughnuts.  »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Los Angeles County unemployment rate is unchanged at 8.1%
Editorial - 10:11 am
Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate remained at 8.1% in August, according to figures released Friday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'No' vote in Scottish referendum eases Olympic concerns
Editorial - 10:09 am
There were obviously more important issues at stake in Scotland's independence referendum, but the 'no' vote has erased significant concerns among Olympic officials. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Fox to unleash 'X-Men' spinoff 'Deadpool' in February 2016
Editorial - 10:03 am
Deadpool, the wisecracking mercenary antihero, has proved just about unkillable in the pages of Marvel comics. His movie appears to be equally resilient: 20th Century Fox has announced it will release the long-gestating 'X-Men' spinoff 'Deadpool' on ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Alibaba IPO anticipation surges; share price indications on the rise
Editorial - 8:56 am
Eight Alibaba customers got to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on the company's huge stock market debut but two hours into trading Friday, shares of Alibaba – to be listed under the ticker name BABA – had yet to begin ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  King fire's rapid growth in Northern California is slowed overnight
Editorial - 8:48 am
The rapid pace of the massive King fire in Northern California slowed overnight Thursday thanks to cooler, cloudier conditions, officials reported. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dog gets its head stuck in plastic jug amid triple-digit heat, is saved
Editorial - 8:33 am
A Labrador-shepherd mix was saved from almost certain death after it was spotted wandering the desert Thursday with its head stuck in a plastic jug, officials said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Detroit's first free Write a House goes to Brooklyn poet
Editorial - 8:32 am
Nevermind the headlines about water shutoffs and a high-profile murder trial. Casey Rocheteau, a 29-year-old Brooklyn poet, will be packing up her things to move to Detroit in November. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Easy (after) dinner recipes: Cool down fast with ice cream, sherbet and more!
Editorial - 8:30 am
It's Friday. You've made it. Celebrate -- and cool off -- with homemade ice cream, sherbet and more. The simple recipes come together in minutes, and then all you have to do is freeze them until you're ready to enjoy. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Devin Hester and Deion Sanders: It's a love fest, man [Video]
Editorial - 8:18 am
Devin Hester may have broken Deion Sanders' record for most punt returns for a touchdown Thursday night, but there's no rivalry at all between the two men. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Export-Import Bank supporters relieved, worried by 9-month extension
Editorial - 8:14 am
Businesses and other supporters of the Export-Import Bank cheered the nine-month extension given final approval by the Senate on Thursday night, but remain worried about the future of the embattled agency. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Maxine Waters,
 #  Home of the Day: Mediterranean villa in Camarillo
Editorial - 8:12 am
This Mediterranean-style villa with six bedrooms and six bathrooms sits on more than an acre of landscaped grounds across from the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. Large main rooms, a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, extensive loggias and a ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Airfare: $520 round trip from LAX to Stockholm on Norwegian
Editorial - 8:00 am
Spring in Stockholm? Yes, and at a discount: $520 round trip from LAX, including all taxes and fees, on Norwegian Air Shuttle. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Deal: Third night free at Carmel Valley's Bernardus Lodge
Editorial - 8:00 am
Enjoy all the Central Coast has to offer while tucked away at night in the secluded Carmel Valley. The upscale Bernardus Lodge & Spa makes a longer stay more affordable this fall by offering a third night for free. »Read  »E-mail story
   California Republicans kick off convention in Los Angeles
California - 8:00 am
Just weeks before California voters begin casting mail ballots, about 1,000 of the state’s Republicans will gather in Los Angeles this weekend at their biannual convention. This year’s theme: “Reclaim California.” »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Carly Fiorina, Kevin McCarthy, Meg Whitman,
 #  'Dolphin Tale 2' introduces new stars at Clearwater, Fla., aquarium
Editorial - 7:15 am
If “Dolphin Tale” piqued your interest in Clearwater, Fla., the sequel may start you packing. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Unlicensed teenage driver loses control, 2 passengers killed in crash
Editorial - 7:05 am
A 16-year-old unlicensed driver crashed into a wall, flipping his car before slamming into a pole late Thursday in Ontario. Two passengers in the car died in the crash. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Energy Dept. faces major hurdles to reopen New Mexico nuclear dump
Editorial - 7:00 am
The Energy Department has identified 7,000 steps needed to reopen its badly damaged nuclear waste dump in New Mexico, but cannot say how long it will take or how much it will cost. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  A day for all things cats: Feline Film Festival comes to L.A.
Editorial - 7:00 am
The Feline Film Festival – part of a worldwide tour celebrating all things cats – will arrive Sunday at Exposition Park. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Fate has a starring role in 'Keep On Keepin' On'
Editorial - 7:00 am
Fate brought director/drummer Alan Hicks and jazz trumpeter Clark Terry together. It also had a hand in Hicks meeting another of Terry's students, Justin Kauflin. The result: 'Keep On Keepin' On.'Fate brought director/drummer Alan Hicks and jazz ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Nicholas Carr's latest anti-technology rant, 'The Glass Cage'
Editorial - 7:00 am
With his 2010 bestseller, 'The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,' Nicholas Carr emerged as one of the Information Age's chief scaredy-cats. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  With 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,' Ang Lee heads to Iraq
Editorial - 6:33 am
It was exactly two years ago that Ang Lee unveiled “Life of Pi,” his visually stirring 3-D adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling novel, which of course went on to be a major hit and land Lee a directing Oscar. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Is Volkswagen planning a 2015 Microbus?
Editorial - 6:15 am
Don't believe everything you see on the web. Volkswagen is not poised to introduce a new version of its legendary microbus. »Read  »E-mail story
 For many in Congress, a first test on issues of war
- 6:00 am
Lawmakers' votes this week on whether or not to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in the fight against Islamic State were arguably the most consequential after nearly two years in which Congress is likely to set a new low for productivity. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, George Bush, Barbara Lee, Nancy Pelosi,
 #  With Beepi, used-car buying moves online
Editorial - 6:00 am
The car business is moving further online. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Afghan rivals apparently agree on unity government
Editorial - 5:40 am
Afghanistan’s presidential rivals reached a deal Friday to form a unity government that includes both candidates after weeks of difficult negotiations, a source close to the talks said. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Kerry,
 #  Celebs turn to chat apps as cozier alternatives to Twitter, Facebook
Editorial - 5:00 am
With 21 million people following her on Facebook and 18 million on Twitter, pop singer Ariana Grande can't personally chat with each of her loves, as she affectionately calls her fans. »Read  »E-mail story
   #  Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'
Editorial - 5:00 am
For months, Islamic State militants have engaged in a high-stakes game of deadly extortion, threatening to behead American captives they are holding in the Middle East unless their demands are met, including an end to U.S. airstrikes targeting their ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Duncan Hunter, Joe Kasper,
 #  Five ways Larry Ellison has made his mark on Hollywood (so far)
Editorial - 5:00 am
Larry Ellison, the billionaire founder of Oracle Corp., built one of the biggest companies in the technology industry, but his influence hasn't stopped there. He's also, indirectly, a major influence in Hollywood. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: David Geffen,
 #  Sorry, Apple fanatics, but the new iPhones aren't exceptional
Editorial - 4:15 am
It’s happening again. All around me, at social events, on social media and in publications I enjoy, people are brimming with enthusiasm for new Apple products. And I just don’t get it. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Obama, others launch effort to reduce college sexual violence
Editorial - 3:06 am
President Obama and other federal officials are scheduled to launch a campaign Friday aimed at encouraging more college students, especially men, to prevent sexual violence. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  China fines British drugmaker $492 million in bribery case
Editorial - 3:01 am
China on Friday leveled a half-billion-dollar fine against British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline after an investigation concluded the company bribed physicians and hospitals to use its products. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Scottish voters rejecting independence from Britain
Editorial - Sept. 18, 11:34 pm

In this article: referendum,
 #  Dodgers bail out shaky start by Zack Greinke with late rally to beat Cubs
Editorial - Sept. 18, 11:03 pm
The Dodgers won a game started by Zack Greinke, which, on the surface, probably doesn't sound surprising. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Mariners rally for three runs in ninth inning to beat Angels, 3-1
Editorial - Sept. 18, 10:52 pm
KEY MOMENT: With two outs and no score in the top of the ninth, Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen appeared to have pinch-runner James Jones picked off first, but he bounced his throw past the bag for an error, allowing Jones to take second. Kyle Seager ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dodgers rally in seventh inning to beat Cubs, 8-4
Editorial - Sept. 18, 10:45 pm
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were down, 4-1, until they scored five runs in the seventh inning to move in front, 6-4. Consecutive singles by Hanley Ramirez and pinch-hitter Carl Crawford put men on the corners with one out. That was followed by a ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Respiratory virus EV-D68 cases found in 4 Southern California children
Editorial - Sept. 18, 10:35 pm
A virus that has sickened children across the country — in some cases causing severe breathing woes — is also circulating in California, state and local health officials confirmed Thursday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  New chest injury shuts down Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton
Editorial - Sept. 18, 10:20 pm
The music was blaring, the champagne and beer were flowing, the victory cigars were lit, and ski-goggle-wearing players were hugging and dancing, turning the Angels clubhouse into a scene from Animal House, minus the togas. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Foster care agency directors charged with embezzlement
Editorial - Sept. 18, 10:17 pm
A husband and wife have been charged with embezzling more than $460,000 from a taxpayer-funded nonprofit agency hired by Los Angeles County to help abused and neglected foster children, the district attorney's office announced Thursday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jackie Lacey,
 #  With theatrical flourish, Brown signs tax break for filming
Editorial - Sept. 18, 10:16 pm
The scene outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday was not billed as a campaign event for Gov. Jerry Brown. But it had the makings of one. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Connie Conway, Gray Davis, Eric Garcetti, Robert Huff, Arnold Schwarzenegger, sick leave, Pete Wilson,
 #  Football: Thursday's scores
Editorial - Sept. 18, 10:11 pm
Thursday, September 18th »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Gordo, the dog hit by a van during a police chase, is out of surgery
Editorial - Sept. 18, 10:05 pm
Gordo, the small white dog who was struck by a fleeing van during a police pursuit on live TV and won the hearts of viewers, was recovering from surgery Thursday night. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  L.A. to re-examine regulations controlling city's taxi companies
Editorial - Sept. 18, 9:28 pm
In a push to level the playing field for taxi firms competing with new, app-based ride-sharing businesses, Los Angeles officials agreed Thursday to re-examine hundreds of regulations that control the city's nine licensed cab companies. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti,
 #  As NFL's disgraces continue, fans come back for more
Editorial - Sept. 18, 9:25 pm
There are a million reasons the NFL needs to clean up its arrogant and callous act. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dodgers stage rare, and much needed, comeback win over Cubs, 8-4
Editorial - Sept. 18, 9:13 pm
It was doom and gloom. Wailing into the dark night, cursing of baseball fates and all things Wrigley Field. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  UCLA game was a trip down memory lane for Norm Dow
Editorial - Sept. 18, 9:00 pm
Norm Dow had an inkling about the topic before he came to the telephone. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Save L.A. Cougars' campaign calls for Agoura Hills wildlife crossing
Editorial - Sept. 18, 8:56 pm
With the Griffith Park mountain lion as their poster puma, the National Wildlife Federation and the Santa Monica Mountains Fund have joined forces to raise money for a wildlife crossing at the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lauren Wonder,
 #  Ducks Coach Boudreau reacts to blasting in book by Teemu Selanne
Editorial - Sept. 18, 8:51 pm
As the Ducks prepared for their future on the first day of training camp, Coach Bruce Boudreau had to address the past. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  No. 5 Auburn beats No. 20 Kansas State, 20-14
Editorial - Sept. 18, 8:43 pm
Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State, 20-14, on Thursday night. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Sam Farmer's NFL Week 3 picks
Editorial - Sept. 18, 8:35 pm
The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 8-8 (.500); season 19-13 (.594). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Police capture suspect at Phoenix airport; terminal reopens
Editorial - Sept. 18, 8:25 pm
A portion of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was reopened Thursday evening after dozens of police officers shut a terminal to search for a man who had fled from the scene of a shooting in nearby Tempe earlier in the day. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  President Obama is open to talking with Iran president, official says
Editorial - Sept. 18, 8:20 pm
President Obama would be open to a repeat of last year’s historic conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at next week’s United Nations General Assembly session, a senior administration official said Thursday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John F. Kerry,
 #  Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors
Editorial - Sept. 18, 8:19 pm
The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the annual salary of the new UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman, at $485,000. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gavin Newsom, Todd Stenhouse,
 #  Trojans work on their issues during bye week
Editorial - Sept. 18, 8:05 pm
USC spent three practice days attempting to put its collapse against Boston College behind it. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Hard times for business in the San Fernando Valley
Editorial - Sept. 18, 8:05 pm
Once saluted as America's suburb, the San Fernando Valley has fallen on difficult times. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Paul Koretz, Paul Krekorian, Tom LaBonge, Nury Martinez, minimum wage,
 #  Friday's TV Highlights: 'The Knick' on Cinemax
Editorial - Sept. 18, 8:00 pm
Customized TV Listings are available here: »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Florida grandfather's murder-suicide leaves 8 dead, including 6 kids
Editorial - Sept. 18, 7:57 pm
A Florida grandfather killed his daughter and six grandchildren before turning the gun on himself, the Gilchrist County sheriff said Thursday evening. »Read  »E-mail story
 Democratic Assemblyman Steve Fox sued by former employee
California - Sept. 18, 7:50 pm
A former employee has sued Assemblyman Steve Fox (D-Palmdale), according to court documents filed this week, alleging the freshman legislator created a hostile work environment and made her perform work for his private law practice. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Steve Fox, Tom Lackey,
 #  Internal effort announced to investigate Border Patrol abuses
Editorial - Sept. 18, 7:05 pm
In an effort to speed up inquiries into Border Patrol agents, the agency overseeing them will criminally investigate officers suspected of excessive use of force and other abuses, its leader said Thursday as he announced changes to the agency's ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  5 Democratic senators join failed effort to block Obama on immigration
Editorial - Sept. 18, 7:04 pm
Five Democratic senators broke from their party Thursday to side with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in an effort to derail President Obama's executive actions on immigration. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Football: Bishop Gorman goes for its third win over a top SoCal school
Editorial - Sept. 18, 6:56 pm
Bishop Gorman is located in Las Vegas, but it has set out this season to win the Southern California championship. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Metro yanks Fox TV show bus ads branded as racist, offensive to women
Editorial - Sept. 18, 6:53 pm
An advertisement for the new Fox television show “Red Band Society” was abruptly pulled from Los Angeles Metro buses Thursday after activists complained it was racist and offensive. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jasmyne Cannick, Eric Garcetti,
 #  MLS Commissioner Don Garber says Chivas USA might not play in 2015
Editorial - Sept. 18, 6:51 pm
A decision on whether Chivas USA plays next year will be made after a deal is struck with new owners in the next couple of months, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said Thursday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  In blow to GOP, Kansas Supreme Court affirms Democrat's ballot exit
Editorial - Sept. 18, 6:51 pm
In a blow to the reelection hopes of Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, the Kansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck the name of a Democratic challenger from the November ballot, pitting the embattled incumbent against a well-funded and surging independent ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  L.A. Unified settles suit with student data software vendor
Editorial - Sept. 18, 6:48 pm
The Los Angeles Unified School District paid $3.75 million Thursday to settle a lawsuit with the vendor of a software system designed to track attendance, grades, schedules and other student data, officials said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Jackson Rathbone live-blogs emergency landing of his JetBlue plane
Editorial - Sept. 18, 6:47 pm
Jackson Rathbone of 'The Twilight Saga' fame was with his wife and son on the Texas-bound JetBlue flight that lost an engine Wednesday and had to emergency land at Long Beach Airport -- and he logged the experience play-by-play on his WhoSay ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Longtime San Francisco 49ers executive Dave Rahn dies at 50
Editorial - Sept. 18, 6:30 pm
Dave Rahn, longtime media relations director for the San Francisco 49ers, died Thursday after battling melanoma for more than two years. He was 50. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Lionsgate acquires distribution rights for 'The SMOSH Movie'
Editorial - Sept. 18, 6:30 pm
Nearly 10 years after Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox started their YouTube channel SMOSH, the comedic duo will head to the big screen. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Keith Richman,
 #  Eagles' Darren Sproles seems to get better with age
Editorial - Sept. 18, 5:45 pm
Darren Sproles is the one who got away. That's how former New Orleans teammate Drew Brees sees him. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Obamacare enrollment falls slightly to 7.3 million in August
Editorial - Sept. 18, 5:41 pm
Enrollment in health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act dropped slightly through this year, falling from about 8 million this spring to 7.3 million in mid-August, the Obama administration announced Thursday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  A gross 'Tusk' from Kevin Smith
Editorial - Sept. 18, 5:40 pm
No matter how many horror movies you've seen, it's safe to say you've never seen one quite like the super-freaky 'Tusk.' »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Zero Theorem' adds up to almost nothing
Editorial - Sept. 18, 5:40 pm
In the showy sci-fi fantasy 'The Zero Theorem,' a man spends his life waiting for an elusive phone call that will explain the meaning of life and, as a result, learns he has led a meaningless life. That kind of elliptical thinking permeates way too ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Massive King fire sets off even louder alarms in California
Editorial - Sept. 18, 5:39 pm
In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Boys' basketball: Michael Oguine commits to Montana
Editorial - Sept. 18, 5:37 pm
Michael Oguine, a standout senior guard who helped West Hills Chaminade win a state Division III championship last season, has committed to Montana. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Frontier' covers unexpected ground in a refreshing way
Editorial - Sept. 18, 5:30 pm
A cowboy in 'The Frontier' receives a letter from his estranged father pleading for him to return home. This is only the beginning of an intimate family drama that subtly and delightfully subverts expectations of what kind of a tale it is and where ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Kelly & Cal' a solid but overreaching tale of outsiders
Editorial - Sept. 18, 5:28 pm
Putting its stamp on the odd-couple template, 'Kelly & Cal' creates an unlikely romantic friendship between characters who are, in very different ways, caught between past and present. She's a onetime punk rocker, emotionally stranded in new ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Don't turn down a Medi-Cal gift, Gov. Brown
Editorial - Sept. 18, 5:28 pm
The 2010 federal healthcare reform law let states expand Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor, largely at federal expense. California is one of 27 states that have taken up Washington's offer, and well over 1 ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature,
Bills: SB 18,
 #  An indecipherable 'Scribbler' goes nowhere
Editorial - Sept. 18, 5:25 pm
Someone should have scribbled a better script for 'The Scribbler.' »Read  »E-mail story
 Gov. Brown signs bill giving cities control over massage businesses
California - Sept. 18, 5:15 pm
Cities will have more authority to crack down on illicit massage parlors under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Jimmy Gomez, Lorena Gonzalez, Chris Holden, Adrin Nazarian, Jim Nielsen, Mark Wyland,
Bills: AB 1147, SB 992, AB 1915, AB 2104, SB 1380,
 #  For Superior Court, Jacqueline Lewis and Andrew Stein
Editorial - Sept. 18, 5:03 pm
Los Angeles County voters will see two judicial runoffs on their Nov. 4 ballot, and it's a shame they can't just pick the two best candidates of the four. That's because the two best are running against each other. Deputy Dist. Atty. Dayan Mathai is ... »Read  »E-mail story

Orange County Register

 #  Gwynne Dyer: Two new 'Islamic States'
Editorial - 3:20 pm
A coalition of imams and organizations representing British Muslims has written Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to stop using the phrase “Islamic State”when talking about the new country carved out of Iraq and Syria by Islamist... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Timothy Spangler: ISIS 2.0 in Nigeria
Editorial - 2:11 pm
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then then Islamic State has much to feel flattered about today when looking at sub-Saharan Africa. In Nigeria, the largest economy on the continent, the local Islamist militant extremist group Boko... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  Van Conway: Allergan gets the media
Editorial - 10:29 am
The Orange County-based maker of the popular brand Botox is fending off a hostile takeover attempt, and in keeping with the product’s appeal to vanity, Allergan, Inc.’s strategy to remain independent hinges on its public image. The first signs ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Charles Krauthammer: Aiming to be top dog among jihadis
Editorial - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON – What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) – sure to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Kerry, Barack Obama,
 #  Editorial: A small victory for free speech online
Opinion - 12:00 am
They say you can’t legislate morality. Even if that sentiment usually means you shouldn’t legislate morality, there’s a kernel of truth: A society where good manners are mandatory is missing the point. That’s why the latest law passed in... »Read  »E-mail story
Bills: AB 2365,
 #  Editorial: Misassigning blame for weak tax revenue
Opinion - 12:00 am
A report this week by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services reads like it could have been written by President Obama’s White House Council of Economic Advisors. It declares that “increasing income inequality is undermining the rate of state tax... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Editorial: Santa Ana dispensary crackdown too much, too late
Opinion - 12:00 am
When the Santa Ana City Council earmarked $500,000 in overtime pay in July for a multiagency task force to crack down on the city’s illegal marijuana dispensaries, the response from the police department was immediate. By the end of the month, ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Today's cartoons: ISIS' origins
Editorial - 12:00 am
Also: NFL abuse; 'book of Sanford' »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Joseph Perkins: Expanding tribal casinos a bad bet for California
Editorial - 12:00 am
I was one of the nearly two-thirds of California voters who in 2000 unwittingly approved Proposition 1A, a ballot measure that amended the state Constitution to allow Las Vegas-style casinos on American Indian reservations. It remains the worst ... »Read  »E-mail story

Sacramento Bee

 Neel Kashkari now says drug test idea 'was a joke'
- 3:11 pm
LOS ANGELES – Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari insisted Friday he was joking when on a talk radio show he proposed mandatory drug tests for all California legislators and statewide officeholders earlier in the day. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Republican Party, Mark Larson,
 Suspect arraigned in King Fire; first structures burned
- 3:07 pm
PLACERVILLE - Arson suspect Wayne Allen Huntsman made his first court appearance today over allegations that he set the devastating King Fire near Pollock Pines and had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf. Defense attorney William Dittman, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Daniel Berlant,
Bills: SB 930,
 Sacramento rail manufacturer scores major contract
- 3:06 pm
Sacramento-based Siemens Rail Systems announced on Friday it has won a major contract to build 175 light rail cars for San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency. At $650 million, the order is the largest the manufacturer has won in the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ami Bera, Doris Matsui,
 State workers, follow the political money in races where you live
- 2:41 pm
The Bee has launched a new tool that allows users to track political money in state races, including three Sacramento-area districts where Democrats are battling in closely-contested races: Assembly District 7 (Steve Cohn vs. Kevin McCarty), ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Steve Cohn, Roger Dickinson, Kevin McCarty,
 Democrat Steve Fox sued by ex-Capitol staff
- 12:38 pm
A former legislative director has filed a discrimination lawsuit against freshman Assemblyman Steve Fox, alleging that the Palmdale Democrat forced her to perform menial tasks for his private law office and created an untenable work environment that ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Steve Fox, Tom Lackey, Legislature,
 Swearengin, Kashkari talk on the radio Friday
- 12:30 pm
Several weeks after she pointedly left open the possibility of voting for his Democratic rival, Republican controller candidate Ashley Swearengin on Friday called in to a talk radio show hosted by GOP gubernatorial nominee Neel Kashkari. Fresno ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, Mark Larson, Jim Miller, Ron Nehring, Gavin Newsom, Kristin Olsen, Betty Yee,
 #  Trudy Rubin: The gulf between Iran, U.S.
Opinion - 12:00 pm
Obama needs Tehran’s help against Islamic State, but must also stop nuclear program. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Kerry, Barack Obama,
 Neel Kashkari pushes mandatory drug tests for lawmakers
- 11:54 am
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Friday proposed mandatory drug testing for all California legislators and statewide officeholders. Republican Neel Kashkari speaks during a gubernatorial debate with Gov. Jerry Brown in ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Larson, Ron Nehring, Gavin Newsom,
 #  Paul Krugman: Errors and emissions
Opinion - 11:00 am
Strong climate change measures could boost, not hurt, economic growth. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: renewable energy,
 #  David Brooks: We need more ways to start adult friendships
Opinion - 9:00 am
Camps and retreats could lead to lasting, important relationships. »Read  »E-mail story
   AM Alert: California Republicans look to November at Los Angeles convention
- 5:00 am
California Republicans are gathering in Los Angeles over the next three days for their biannual convention, hoping to stir up enthusiasm for the party’s slate before the November election. Chairman Jim Brulte is seeking to roll back the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Willie Brown, Jim Brulte, Brian Dahle, Tim Donnelly, Kamala Harris, Jerry Hill, Legislature, Kevin McCarthy, Kevin Mullin, Dan Walters,
 #  Editorial: Sacramento region scores by luring the Giants’ Triple-A franchise
Opinion - 12:00 am
River Cats, Kings, Republic FC has a nice ring, not unlike Tinkers to Evers to Chance. The Sacramento River Cats’ next game at Raley Field will be their first as the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Editorial: Recording devices prove to be a cop’s good friend
Opinion - 12:00 am
Devices that record police interactions have their opponents, but they can be a step toward civility. Rialto Police Department Sgt. Chris Hice is seen in a rear view mirror wearing sunglasses with a small mounted camera that records video and ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Eugene Robinson: Obama may have to send troops
Opinion - 12:00 am
U.S. appears headed down that slippery slope to a ground war. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  Another View: Special districts equal more better democracy
Opinion - 12:00 am
A recent editorial “Overabundance of democracy” (Sept. 15) by The Sacramento Bee seemed to confuse democracy with bureaucracy. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Viewpoints: PUC is too cozy with utilities it regulates
Opinion - 12:00 am
Latest trove of emails show PG&E getting its way on which judge presided over a rate case. Deborah Behles »Read  »E-mail story
   #  Bill Whalen: Big Business gives Gov. Brown a free pass
Opinion - 12:00 am
Republican Neel Kashkari gets the cold shoulder from California’s corporate community. Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari writes a note to Gov. Jerry Brown on one of the bundles of paper bags he delivered to the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Carl DeMaio, Kevin McCarthy, Scott Peters, Bill Whalen, Pete Wilson,
 #  Viewpoints: Fracking disclosure law a complete bust
Opinion - 12:00 am
Regulations are friendly to industry, but even they aren’t being followed. Hollin Kretzmann »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature,
Bills: SB 4,
 #  Jack Ohman: Two states
Opinion - 12:00 am
Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: Two states »Read  »E-mail story
 Dan Walters: Bill would expand courts’ authority over local government districts
Dan Walters - Sept. 18, 8:35 pm
Legislation to expand California’s voting rights law would empower judges to draw district lines. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gray Davis, Alex Padilla, Dan Walters,
Bills: SB 1365,
 California Republicans convene with modest goals
- Sept. 18, 6:51 pm
Ron Nehring, the former California Republican Party chairman and current candidate for lieutenant governor, was campaigning this week when he posted a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge on Twitter and told his followers he was heading “deeper ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jim Brulte, California Democratic Party, California Republican Party, California Target Book, Anthony Cannella, Lou Correa, Field Poll, Steve Fox, Jeff Gorell, Allan Hoffenblum, Tom Lackey, Legislature, Steve Maviglio, Kevin McCarthy, Ron Nehring, Alex Padilla, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Jeff Randle, Senate Democrats, Andy Vidak,
 The Buzz: California health exchange stays neutral on Proposition 45
- Sept. 18, 6:42 pm
After months of intense discussions, California’s health insurance exchange on Thursday remained on the sidelines of a Nov. 4 ballot initiative that would allow the state’s elected insurance commissioner to regulate rates. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tim Donnelly, Diana Dooley,
 Law makes earthquake insurance more understandable
- Sept. 18, 6:19 pm
California homeowners will begin getting clearer explanations of how earthquake insurance works and what it covers under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ken Cooley,
 Congress keeps California water talks flowing
- Sept. 18, 6:10 pm
Secret California water bill negotiations have a “55 percent to 60 percent chance” of success during the fast-fading 113th Congress, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said Thursday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Tom McClintock, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water,
 HOAs barred from requiring luscious landscaping
- Sept. 18, 5:50 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lorena Gonzalez,
 CalPERS gets $88 million in Citi settlement
- Sept. 18, 5:20 pm
CalPERS said Thursday it has collected $88 million from a previously-announced settlement with Citigroup Inc. over toxic mortgage securities. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalPERS, CalSTRS, Anne Stausboll,
 #  Charles Krauthammer: The jihadi logic
Opinion - Sept. 18, 5:00 pm
By posting beheadings, Islamic State knows exactly what it is doing. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Kerry, Barack Obama,
 #  Michael Gerson: The value of a human life
Opinion - Sept. 18, 5:00 pm
Society should not be encouraging suicide, but caring for people in their darkest moments. »Read  »E-mail story

San Francisco Chronicle

   PG&E's judge-shopping prompts demands for criminal probe
- 3:16 pm
Two state legislators and the mayor of San Bruno demanded Friday that state Attorney General Kamala Harris open a criminal investigation into whether Pacific Gas and Electric Co. broke the law by lobbying state regulators in a rate case that could ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Paul Clanon, Mike Florio, Kamala Harris, Jerry Hill, Kevin Mullin, Michael Peevey, John Wong,
 Officials demand criminal probe of PG&E's judge-shopping
- 1:55 pm
Two state legislators and the mayor of San Bruno demanded Friday that state Attorney General Kamala Harris open a criminal investigation into whether Pacific Gas and Electric Co. broke the law by lobbying state regulators in a rate case that could ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Paul Clanon, Mike Florio, Kamala Harris, Jerry Hill, Kevin Mullin, Michael Peevey, John Wong,
 Gritty Tenderloin reimagined as a place for playgrounds
- Sept. 18, 7:13 pm
Details will be worked out through a series of community meetings, and Recreation and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg said the project would be at least as 'transformative' as the $3.5 million Dolores Park playground renovation completed in 2012. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Art Agnos, Ed Lee,