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Editorial: Oil Drilling Near Homes Is Dangerous And Unhealthy. California Should End The Practice
Despite its reputation as a global climate leader with tough environmental standards, California has lagged when it comes to protecting its own people from the impacts of oil drilling. The state has allowed companies to extract oil essentially wherev
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John Boyega's '892' Has A Plea For A Broken System: 'They Didn't Have To Kill Him'
In July 2017, a desperate man held up a bank. Brian Brown-Easley, 33, entered a branch of Wells Fargo in the Atlanta suburbs and slid the teller a note saying he had a bomb. A Marine veteran, Easley had been struggling to survive solely on a measly d
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For Damon Albarn, Modern Life Is Still Pretty Much Rubbish
LOS ANGELES — As the lead singer (and the pretty face) of Blur, Damon Albarn became a star writing songs about England — witty, tuneful, stylistically omnivorous character studies like "Parklife" and "Country House" that along with Oasis' blunter-edg
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Bill Plaschke: It's L.A. Vs. San Francisco Again, Only This Time A Super Bowl Trip Is At Stake
The Rams were bent over at the knees, wheezing, gasping, choking. The greatest quarterback in history was swaggering down the field, charging, swinging, steaming. A lingering Gulf Coast chill had suddenly become a raucous inferno, thousands of flag-w
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Commentary: Martin Scorsese Wants You To Watch ‘Nightmare Alley.’ Let Him Tell You Why
A few weeks ago, I caught up with Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley.” I was impressed and moved. I look forward to watching anything that Guillermo does, but this particular picture had a special power and resonance for me. Then I came to realize
Los Angeles Times4 min cititeCrime & Violence
Nicholas Goldberg: Why Do Murderers Have To Show 'Remorse' To Be Granted Parole?
When Gavin Newsom refused to parole Sirhan Sirhan this month — the 16th time the convicted killer of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy has been rejected for release — California's governor hung his decision heavily on one central argument: Sirhan lacked "insigh
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George Skelton: No Debate On Skyrocketing Cost Of California Single-payer Bill? So Much For Good Government
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Things don't always go as hoped. A prime example is the Democrats' push for single-payer health care legislation. A good-government hope was that this effort would result in a thoughtful, substantive legislative debate worthy of
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No. 15 USC Overcomes Ugly Start And Rolls To Dominant Win Over Arizona State
As the drought dragged into its seventh minute, disaster knocked at USC’s door. Shots simply refused to fall. Errant passes flew inexplicably out of bounds. Turnovers piled up at an alarming clip. Any rhythm the Trojans had found on their two-game Ro
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Mary McNamara: From 'Blair Witch Project' To 'Yellowjackets,' Eduardo Sánchez Is Still Happily Lost In Creepy Woods
Any "Blair Witch Project" obsessives who started combing the "Yellowjacket's" finale frame by frame the moment they heard it was directed by Eduardo Sánchez can stop now. The Showtime series may tick many of the boxes that made Sanchez and Daniel Myr
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Mark Z. Barabak: If You Think 2020 Chaos Was Bad, Imagine If Trump Was Put In Charge Of Elections
On Jan. 6, 2021, Arizona lawmaker Mark Finchem — a practiced peddler of nutso conspiracy theories — stood outside the U.S. Capitol and tweeted his support for the mob seeking to overturn Joe Biden's victory. "What happens when the People feel they ha
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Virtual Sundance. Weak Box Office. Is Streaming The Only Hope For Indie Film?
LOS ANGELES — Film financier Jason Cloth has taken some gambles during his Hollywood career. For starters, he backed Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation." The movie, which premiered at 2016's Sundance Film Festival, sold to Fox Searchlight for a the
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Evan Rachel Wood Alleges Marilyn Manson ‘Essentially Raped’ Her During Music Video Shoot
Evan Rachel Wood is getting more specific in her sexual abuse allegations against ex-fiance Marilyn Manson. In a new documentary, she says the singer “essentially raped” her during the filming of Manson’s 2007 “Heart-Shaped Glasses” music video. “We
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Billionaire Rick Caruso Changes Registration To Democrat As He Weighs A Run For LA Mayor
LOS ANGELES — Rick Caruso, the shopping mall magnate who is considering a run for mayor of heavily Democratic Los Angeles, said Monday he has changed his political affiliation from no party preference to Democrat. Caruso dropped his longtime Republic
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Big Sur Wildfire Burn Zone Not As Large As Feared
LOS ANGELES — A wildfire that broke out north of Big Sur and forced roughly 500 people from their homes amid high winds Friday night has not burned as many acres as officials initially feared. The rare January brush fire ignited near Palo Colorado Ro
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How Mammoth Mountain Has Revolutionized The Development Of World-class Snowboarders
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — Benjamin Wisner wanted to cover the slopestyle course in Mammoth Mountain's famed main park with what looked like the world's largest slip-and-slide. Only one question stood in his way. "Is it going to be cool?" the Mammoth Mo
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Review: A New Bill Cosby Docuseries Nearly Drove Its Director To Quit. The Struggle Paid Off
Director W. Kamau Bell kicks off his four-part Showtime docuseries, "We Need to Talk About Cosby," with a question that makes everyone uncomfortable: Who is Bill Cosby? His interview subjects curse under their breath and squirm in their seats as they
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All California Schoolchildren Must Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Under New Bill
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California lawmaker known for tightening restrictions on school vaccine laws will propose a bill Monday to close a loophole in the state's requirement that children receive COVID-19 shots. State Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento)
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Supreme Court Turns Away GOP Appeal Of House Rule That Permits Proxy Votes
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday said it turned down an appeal from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy seeking to strike down a rule set by House Democrats that allows members to cast proxy votes during the pandemic. Without comment or di
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NFTs Could Be The Ticket To Your Next Great Meal
LOS ANGELES — Chef Brad Miller and restaurateur Luke Tabit have tested and eaten hundreds of burgers over the past six months. The two friends and former colleagues have experimented with countless varieties of cheese to observe how they melted, tast
Los Angeles Times3 min cititeAmerican Government
Coronavirus Test Provider Says It Plans To Sue LA County Sheriff Villanueva Over China Claims
LOS ANGELES — The company that provides Los Angeles County with coronavirus testing said it plans to sue Sheriff Alex Villanueva for defamation over claims the sheriff made alleging the company has links to the Chinese government. Fulgent Genetics, t
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Hello, It's Adele: Singer Calls Jilted Superfan And Makes A Date
Adele is making time for a superfan to show how much she cares. On Saturday, the "Oh My God" artist FaceTimed Eleni Sabracos, a longtime supporter who posted a viral video from Las Vegas on Friday lamenting various unsuccessful attempts to see the Gr
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The Flak Against 'And Just Like That' 'Shocked' Sarita Choudhury. But She Welcomes It
A recent episode of "And Just Like That…" featured a tableau instantly familiar to fans of "Sex and the City": Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte sitting around a cafe table trading pithy one-liners about their personal lives over brunch. One thing, howev
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AEG To Sell Stake In LA Live Hotels As The Lodging Industry Recovers
Entertainment giant AEG plans to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to help fund a planned expansion of the L.A. Live hospitality complex in downtown Los Angeles by selling part ownership in the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels there. AEG said
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CBS News Relaunching Free Streaming Channel With Shows Fronted By Its Top Anchors
CBS News is overhauling its streaming news channel with a new name and a slate of programs presented by its big-name anchors that taps into the division's legacy. The ViacomCBS unit announced Monday that the free ad-supported channel, known as CBSN s
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Bound For The Bay Area? Here Are 10 Tips To Know Before You Go
Can we agree that California isn't going back to normal anytime soon? Omicron won't let us. But plenty of us continue to visit the Bay Area, while the rest of the world mostly has been shying away. Here are a few ideas, tips and updates for anyone he
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LA County Seeing More Fatalities From Omicron As COVID-19 Deaths Climb
LOS ANGELES — Deaths from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County have soared over the last week, with officials saying some of the recent fatalities appear to be from the omicron variant. The spread of the latest coronavirus variant has moved with unpreceden
Los Angeles Times3 min cititeCrime & Violence
Supreme Court Signals It May Outlaw Most Affirmative Action At Universities
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a major challenge to race-based affirmative action in the nation’s college and universities, setting the stage for another long-sought win for conservatives. The justices voted to hear a pair of ap
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Consumer Confidential: Here's What Happened After $1,200 Was Drained From An 11-year-old's Bank Account
Noah Golden opened an account at Chase bank in 2017 for his then-6-year-old daughter. The idea was to gradually deposit funds and then present her with the windfall when she turns 18. Golden, 41, seldom monitored the account. Year after year, he just
Los Angeles Times4 min cititeAmerican Government
Robin Abcarian: Ivanka Trump Wanted To Be At The Center Of It All. And Now, Boo-hoo, She Is
The fate of the Capitol on the day of the insurrection, some White House insiders believed, rested on the slender shoulders of Ivanka Trump. As President Donald Trump watched the mayhem unfold on Jan. 6, 2021, unwilling to intervene, it became clear
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Sex Positivity, Abortion Rights And Volcanic Eruptions Among 7 Early Gems At A Virtual Sundance
Every public screening at the Sundance Film Festival is preceded by a land acknowledgment, recognizing the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute and Ute tribes that have long stewarded the ground on which this annual event takes place. This tradition continues e
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