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Los Angeles Times

 #  Jon Jones sought for questioning in hit-and-run; police report due
Editorial - 8:37 am
A report on a hit-and-run accident that may involve Jon Jones, a UFC light-heavyweight champion, is to be released Monday, an Albuquerque police spokesman said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Port truck drivers from four companies walk off job
Editorial - 8:37 am
Some truck drivers who haul goods from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach walked off the job Monday, organizers said, launching a protest against four trucking firms they accuse of wage theft. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Drought means mixed outlook for rafting on Western rivers
Editorial - 8:30 am
Despite a dismal snowpack in the Sierra (about 5% of normal as of April 1), several California rivers that are fed by dam-controlled reservoirs should have solid rafting seasons this summer, outfitters report. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Corinthian shutdown: What it means for students
Editorial - 8:30 am
Corinthian Colleges Inc., a Santa Ana company that was once one of the nation's largest for-profit college chains, announced that it is shutting down its remaining two dozen schools effective Monday — a move that leaves 16,000 students scrambling ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Easy dinner recipe: #MeatlessMonday shakshuka
Editorial - 8:30 am
Running out of #MeatlessMonday ideas? OK, we know it's nearly impossible. But if you're bored with cheese pizza, vegetable casseroles and veggie burgers, here's something new to try. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Fans swarm singer Nick Jonas at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas
Editorial - 8:30 am
Singer Nick Jonas spent his Saturday night helping  Hyde at the  Bellagio celebrate its third anniversary. The member of  Jonas Brothers hosted the party at the nightclub overlooking the Fountains at Bellagio with his girlfriend and one ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Search continues in South L.A. neighborhood for infant remains
Editorial - 8:26 am
Investigators planned to continue their search Monday for body parts in a Westmont neighborhood where the dismembered body of an infant was found. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  How to watch the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight with Evander Holyfield
Editorial - 8:20 am
Tickets are already sold out to the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight on Saturday, May 2, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, but fans may still be able to get their hands on one ticket to what some are calling the fight of the century. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Nepal quake survivors struggle with shortages of power, water, gas
Editorial - 8:17 am
As the death toll from Nepal’s massive earthquake passed 4,000 Monday, survivors of the disaster in the capital struggled to cope with shortages of electricity, gasoline, water, cash and sanitary facilities. Phone and Internet links remained ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Los Altos hotel strives to bring a bit of Paris to the Silicon Valley
Editorial - 8:15 am
The Enchante Boutique Hotel in Los Altos, Calif., loves all things French -- and dogs. The hotel with 19 rooms opened in mid-April, bringing a European-style building to the small Silicon Valley town. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Chris Paul bounces back for great Game 4
Editorial - 7:00 am
Shaquille O'Neal said it best. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Airfare: $744 round trip from LAX to Serbia on Lufthansa, United
Editorial - 7:00 am
Here’s a different European destination at a discount: Belgrade, Serbia, can be reached on United and Lufthansa for $744 round trip, including all taxes and fees. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Football: St. John Bosco begins looking for starting QB
Editorial - 6:47 am
St. John Bosco begins spring football practice on Monday, and the major task for the Braves is coming up with a replacement for quarterback Josh Rosen, now in the running to start as a freshman at UCLA. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Gear: Carrier offers a new way for kids to get up and go
Editorial - 6:45 am
Tots have a neat new ride with the Piggyback Rider Standing Child Carrier, designed for children 2 1/2 years and older and weighing up to 60 pounds. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Jeep Renegade Trailhawk looks odd but makes off-roading fun
Editorial - 6:35 am
In 1940 the U.S. government asked America's car companies to design a general purpose vehicle for World War II combat support — and the Jeep was born. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  City Section moves its track prelims and finals to Cerritos College
Editorial - 6:15 am
For more than 30 years, the City Section has been holding its track and field finals at Birmingham High School. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Trojans drop two straight, and baseball series, to Oregon State
Editorial - 6:10 am
USC suffered a walk-off loss to Oregon State on Saturday. A day later, it was just a lot of walks that cost the No. 10 Trojans a 9-6 loss at Goss Stadium. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Growth of Persian Gulf airlines poses threat to U.S. carriers
Editorial - 6:00 am
The nation’s three largest airlines and their labor unions are usually fierce business rivals. But in the last few months, these often-warring groups have joined forces against three Persian Gulf carriers, Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'Game of Thrones' recap: Cersei, Sparrows form unholy alliance
Editorial - 6:00 am
When the power of Queen Mother Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) is threatened, she cynically aligns with religious fanatics who impose their harsh “morality” on the masses in “High Sparrow,” Episode 43 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Federal government fails basic openness test
Editorial - 5:20 am
You’d think that if you were going to get a timely and adequate response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the federal government, it would be from the Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy , which oversees the ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Legislature, close loophole exempting building projects from CEQA
Editorial - 5:00 am
There are few state laws developers loathe more than the California Environmental Quality Act. They complain that CEQA requires endless studies at an exorbitant cost. Drawn-out public hearings and threats of lawsuits can make development too ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CEQA, Legislature,
 #  We're on a slippery slope toward a totally monitored world
Editorial - 5:00 am
The John Hancock company has announced a program offering discounts on life insurance to customers with good health habits, as registered on their Fitbit monitors — wearable computers that automatically upload data on your physical state. The most ... »Read  »E-mail story
   #  The better, fairer minimum wage -- add time and tips
Editorial - 5:00 am
I purchased my first restaurant in 1985, and I am currently the managing partner of 11 restaurants in Los Angeles, including Bestia, Republique, Barrel and Ashes, Redbird and Pettycash. Like everyone in the service industry, I have a keen interest ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, minimum wage,
 #  Democrats, several of them Californians, were 'Party of No' in House budget fight
Editorial - 5:00 am
As a parade of budget proposals whizzed through Congress this year, Rep. Ami Bera and 30 other lawmakers voted, at the very least, consistently. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ami Bera, Julia Brownley, Jim Costa, Jeff Denham, Janice Hahn, Scott Peters, Raul Ruiz,
 #  Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s greatest fights
Editorial - 5:00 am
Floyd Mayweather Jr. heads to the ultimate test of his unbeaten record Saturday when he meets Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Defense begins last chance to save life of Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev
Editorial - 4:57 am
Defense lawyers on Monday begin trying to convince a federal jury that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should not be sent to death row for the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Stagecoach 2015: From strong women to party bros, all are welcome
Editorial - 4:30 am
— Miranda Lambert snagged an opportunity to catch her breath a few hours before she was to hit the stage as a headliner for the 2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, an event she's played four times since it started eight years ago. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ben Miller,
 #  At new Whitney Museum site, a show is shrouded in parochialism
Editorial - 4:00 am
— More than 30 years after the Whitney Museum of American Art announced its ambitious plan to substantially grow its facility, the deed is finally done. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Concrete? Coney Island fans say only wood will do for their beloved boardwalk
Editorial - 4:00 am
On a rainy weekend in January, the Coney Island boardwalk was not the boardwalk of memory: no salty spray, no roller coaster clatter, no standing-room-only beach. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Japan's Shinzo Abe visits U.S. to discuss new threat: China
Editorial - 4:00 am
When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rises to address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, it will represent a diplomatic sea change so great that it may seem incomprehensible to the lingering members of the 'Greatest Generation.' »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Legal team steps in for street vendor facing hundreds in fines
Editorial - 3:00 am
Time after time, the police officer wheeled up on his bicycle and handed Rosa Calderon a ticket. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case
Editorial - 3:00 am
Anthony M. Kennedy was a 44-year-old appeals court judge in Sacramento — a Republican appointee and happily-married Catholic — when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbians. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near San Simeon, Calif.
Editorial - 1:52 am
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Monday morning nine miles from San Simeon, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:48 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6 miles. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Vacant building ignites near downtown L.A.; no injuries reported
Editorial - 12:29 am
Flames tore through a vacant three-story building west of downtown Los Angeles Sunday night, authorities said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Santa Monica-based filmmaker among thousands killed in Nepal
Editorial - April 26, 11:19 pm
Friends and family mourned the Santa Monica-based filmmaker Sunday who was among the thousands killed in Nepal after a large earthquake struck there. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Darrell Miller Jr. pushes UCLA to series win over Stanford
Editorial - April 26, 10:35 pm
If you want to win a Pac-12 Conference title, you have to be able to win series on the road. No. 3 UCLA did that this weekend, rallying to win the final two games at Stanford, 10-0 and 9-3, after dropping the opener Friday night. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Jon Jones being sought for questioning after hit-and-run
Editorial - April 26, 10:05 pm
UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is being sought for questioning by the Albuquerque Police Department after a Sunday morning hit-and-run car accident in which a 20-year-old pregnant woman suffered injuries requiring hospitalization, ... »Read  »E-mail story
 Corinthian to close its last schools; 10,000 students in state displaced
Business - April 26, 9:39 pm
After years of government investigations, Corinthian Colleges Inc. will shut down more than two dozen of its remaining schools, displacing more than 10,000 California students. The move ends the turmoil at what was once one of the nation's largest ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ben Miller, Ted Mitchell,
 #  Clippers get mad at themselves, then get good and get even with Spurs
Editorial - April 26, 8:58 pm
They were widely dismissed as the same old Clippers, too mentally fragile to fight back from consecutive losses in the playoffs against a supposedly deeper, savvier team. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Nepal earthquake: Helping survivors
Editorial - April 26, 8:49 pm
Aid groups are rushing to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake, which has killed more than 3,200 people. Here is a look at some of the many humanitarian efforts underway and how to donate: »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Austin Rivers steps up for Clippers' Game 4 victory with aggressive play
Editorial - April 26, 8:40 pm
He will no longer be known solely as the underachieving son of Doc Rivers and the subject of a viral video starring Blake Griffin. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  For the record
Editorial - April 26, 7:46 pm
Theater shooting: An April 26 article in Section A on the trial of James E. Holmes in the Aurora, Colo., theater rampage said the urn containing the ashes of one of the victims, Alex Teves, was in the home of Teves' parents. The urn is no longer ... »Read  »E-mail story
   #  Import our water from wetter climes? It's a pipe dream
Editorial - April 26, 7:46 pm
If it only were this simple: Build a pipeline to Seattle and solve California's water problems. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Nancy Vogel, water,
 #  Nepal earthquake leaves climbers stranded on Mt. Everest
Editorial - April 26, 7:43 pm
The earthquake-triggered avalanches that killed and critically injured dozens of climbers on Mt. Everest also destroyed the path between two camps on the side of the world's tallest mountain, leaving some mountaineers stranded and awaiting rescue. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Angels let ninth-inning lead slip away, lose to Rangers, 5-4, in 11th
Editorial - April 26, 7:35 pm
KEY MOMENT: In the 11th inning, Leonys Martin lifted a Jose Alvarez fastball just over the right-field wall to put the Rangers, who had trailed by a run entering the ninth inning, ahead 4-3. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Pete Dupuy dies at 79; vocal opponent of commercial fishing regulations
Editorial - April 26, 7:25 pm
On Dec. 7, 1973, San Fernando Valley motorcycle salesman Pete Dupuy took off in his Cessna plane to meet a couple of friends at a camping area in Mexico. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Matt Joyce's slump ends but Angels lose to Texas
Editorial - April 26, 7:24 pm
After he rounded first base safely for the first time in eight games, Matt Joyce put his hands on his helmet, then opened his palms to the sky and looked upward. His misery at the plate had finally ended. He'd hit a single. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Graffiti artists' move to national parks shocks nature community
Editorial - April 26, 7:20 pm
Andre Saraiva is an internationally known graffiti artist. He owns nightclubs in Paris and New York, works as a top editor of the men's fashion magazine L'Officiel Hommes and has appeared in countless glossy magazines as a tastemaker and bon vivant. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Aid agencies launch global relief effort for Nepal earthquake
Editorial - April 26, 7:18 pm
The massive earthquake in Nepal and its frightening aftershocks have unleashed another force almost as overwhelming: an international relief effort that already is involving governments, charity groups and private volunteers from all corners of the ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  San Diego woman arrested on suspicion of trying to kill police officer
Editorial - April 26, 6:25 pm
 A 31-year-old San Diego woman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of trying to kill a police officer who was attempting to arrest her. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Clippers push back against Spurs in a big way
Editorial - April 26, 5:49 pm
For the Clippers, this one was more than a victory. It was a resurrection. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Ducks-Flames matchup in NHL playoffs could leave third-degree burns
Editorial - April 26, 5:45 pm
Third-period comeback clones. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  'From paradise to hell': The chaos at Katmandu airport
Editorial - April 26, 5:37 pm
KATMANDU, Nepal—Under a yellow moon that hung like a wedge of lemon in the sky, Ole Andersen was camped at 3 a.m. Monday out front of Katmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport, with a green notebook, sending a story he called “From Paradise to Hell in a ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Pico Rivera Wal-Mart closure a worry for city
Editorial - April 26, 5:28 pm
The 2002 grand opening of Pico Rivera's Wal-Mart had all the hallmarks of a big event in a small town: The mayor, wielding oversized scissors, cuts a ribbon; the excited crowd streams through a balloon arch into the shining anchor of a new shopping ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Fiesta Broadway draws crowd to downtown Los Angeles
Editorial - April 26, 5:25 pm
An exuberant but smaller-than-expected crowd streamed into downtown Los Angeles on Sunday for Fiesta Broadway, an annual music and culture festival in its 26th year that draws thousands of people from in and around Los Angeles. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jose Huizar, Mike Lopez,
 #  For Manny Pacquiao, it's about getting a chance to win, not the money
Editorial - April 26, 5:20 pm
For Manny Pacquiao, it wasn't about winning the business deal. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Signing up late for Medicare Part B can trigger a lifelong penalty
Editorial - April 26, 5:11 pm
If Robert Bowman hadn't casually mentioned his upcoming 65th birthday to a friend, he might have missed his window to sign up for Medicare. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Google employee killed in avalanche was 'adventure activist,' friends say
Editorial - April 26, 5:05 pm
Dan Fredinburg's friends described him as superhuman. Standing 6-foot-4, the athletic adventurer scaled mountains, swam with sharks and, after conquering Mt. Everest, had plans to kite surf across Antarctica. »Read  »E-mail story

Orange County Register

 #  Another expensive stimulus project on the rocks
Editorial - 5:00 am
The Obama administration is urgently trying to stave off a $154.6 million disaster as a federally funded emergency communications plan neared collapse last week in America’s second largest city. This is the largest project of its kind ever... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti,
 #  Fireworks fail as fundraiser in Anaheim
Opinion - 12:00 am
If Anaheim’s fireworks plan, which allows a single fireworks stand to operate in the city of some 340,000 people, didn’t seem like it could get any worse, more disheartening details emerged when the City Council approved the proposal, 3-1, ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  State should butt out of the war against tobacco
Opinion - 12:00 am
A March 2014 Gallup poll found that the two U.S. states with the lowest smoking rates were Utah and California. Utah was No. 1, a distinction it’s held since the poll began in 2008, with 12.2 percent of those polled saying they were smokers.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ed Hernandez, Richard Pan, Mark Stone,
Bills: AB 48, SB 151,
 #  How accountability can be thwarted by unions
Editorial - 12:00 am
Everyone knows California is a deep-blue state where Democrats call the shots, and labor unions reign supreme; but every once in a while, a particularly gross example of the unions’ unmitigated dominance can shock even me. On a recent broadcast ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Richard Riordan,
 #  Letters: Agran has done more for Irvine than anyone
Editorial - 12:00 am
John Jaeger is at it again – spewing the same shameless inaccuracies and misrepresentations, fueled by dislike for Larry Agran [“Agran not cowed by report,” Letters, April 11]. Enough is enough. The truth is that the liberal and conservative... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Larry Agran,

Sacramento Bee

 House rebels blame GOP leaders for falling contributions
- 12:33 am
As he began his first re-election run in early 2013, tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kevin McCarthy, Devin Nunes, Barack Obama,
 Rocky Chávez raising money for many campaigns
- April 26, 11:30 pm
The Republican assemblyman is raising moeny in his state account, but he’s running for federal office. He plans to give it to other GOP Assembly candidates. “I call it my tithing,” he said. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, California Republican Party, Tom Del Beccaro, Kamala Harris,
   AM Alert: Affordable housing advocates lobby California lawmakers
- April 26, 10:00 pm
Affordable housing dwellers will be in Sacramento pushing for legislation. California has a serious lack of cheap housing - lawmakers want to fix that. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Travis Allen, Toni Atkins, Adam Gray, Bob Huff, Kristin Olsen, Alex Padilla, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Bills: AB 1461,
 Opinion: California's legislators want even more tax breaks
- April 26, 5:01 pm
The official term is “tax expenditures” but most call them “loopholes.” They cost the state treasury $55 billion a year. Nevertheless, dozens of new tax expenditure bills have been introduced. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Mac Taylor,
 #  Time to put the brakes on add-on fees for minor traffic citations
Opinion - April 26, 5:01 pm
Soaring municipal fees are turning traffic tickets into such major expenses that many can’t get their car out of the impound lot. People shouldn’t lose their transportation to work over an illegal left turn. Sen. Robert Hertzberg’s SB 405 aims ... »Read  »E-mail story
Bills: SB 405,
 #  Voters and legislators, not judges, should decide gay marriage
Opinion - April 26, 5:00 pm
Logic has not been the hallmark of the federal judiciary’s virtual stampede to legalize gay marriage across the nation. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama, Proposition 8, Andrew Pugno,
 #  Bottled water, assisted suicide, school breakfast, free speech
Opinion - April 26, 5:00 pm
… Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Michael Miller,
Bills: AB 1240, SB 128,
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