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Operation Pandora's Box blew up in L.A. County sheriff's officials' faces

At the center of the FBI's investigation into allegations of obstruction of justice by Los Angeles County sheriff's officials was a top-secret program known to a select few deputies as Operation Pandora's Box. The federal investigation into the operation took a dramatic turn Wednesday with news...

'Spotlight's' makers went for 'simple, unvarnished truth,' not sensationalism

No car chases. No fistfights. Not even an illicit affair. The makers of "Spotlight" stuck to the facts, believing the unvarnished story of Boston Globe reporters uncovering the sexual abuse of children within the Catholic Church would be compelling enough. "In many ways, the film is a study of...

Essential California: The fight over California's coast

Good morning. It is Thursday, Feb. 11. San Francisco is now home to the $15 cup of coffee. It’s eight ounces of pour-over coffee, and it’s served in a paper cup. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Coastal firing When some members of the California Coastal Commission...

Republicans move the battle for support to South Carolina

More from Trail Guide Feb. 10 Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie end presidential bids Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary results: Trump and Sanders win easily, Kasich places 2nd, Rubio admits debate hurt him Feb. 8 Candidates make final appeals as New Hampshire primary nears Feb. 7 Donald Trump is stuck...

Suspect in Arcadia slayings agrees to return to U.S. after Hong Kong hearing

A mainland Chinese man wanted in connection with the killing of his two teenage nephews in Arcadia last month formally agreed Thursday to be extradited back to the United States after a hearing in a Hong Kong magistrates’ court. Acting without legal counsel, Shi Deyun, 44, signed a document stating...

TruTV's 'Those Who Can't' is a teachable moment in subpar comedy

In the new world of television, streaming services now regularly come to the rescue of canceled cable and network shows — Netflix finished off "The Killing" and gave a home to "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." "The Mindy Project" can now be seen on Hulu, etc. But what happens to those shows created...

Sylvester Stallone fought his way back to drama in 'Creed,' but don't expect him back for a sequel

Recently, while accepting a Critics' Choice award for supporting actor for his reprised role in the "Rocky" spinoff "Creed," Sylvester Stallone looked out at the crowd and mumbled, "Oh, my God," as they collectively rose and gave him a standing ovation. A few days later, sitting in a Beverly Hills...

Sylvester Stallone says a 'Rocky' reshoot made him understand the term 'movie magic'

Reminiscing about his career, Sylvester Stallone is reminded of shooting the original "Rocky" nearly 30 years ago: "The original ending was that the crowd explodes at the end of the fight, Rocky went the distance. Rocky doesn't care, he's just looking for Adrian. I see her in the distance and people...

Get ready, L.A. -- Obama's visit to bring heavy traffic

As President Barack Obama swings through Southern California this week for political fundraisers and an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime TV show, motorists in Los Angeles are bracing for heavier-than-usual traffic. After attending fundraisers in the Bay Area, Obama is scheduled to arrive...

Coastal Commission wades into a surf turf war on Palos Verdes Peninsula

For generations, a small group of locals in wealthy Palos Verdes Estates has maintained a reputation for keeping other surfers off Lunada Bay's well-shaped waves. The so-called Bay Boys bombard outsiders with dirt clods, slash their car tires and assault them in the water — sometimes coordinating...

Obama shares his views on partisanship, working with Congress and his own legacy

In a wide-ranging interview Wednesday, President Obama discussed partisanship, how he thinks his presidency will be viewed by history and whether he should have hosted more parties at the White House. What follows is the official White House transcript of the interview, conducted by Christi Parsons....

Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party is still a star-studded hit as it marks 40 years

In 1976, record label chief Clive Davis faced a strictly pragmatic question. Singer Barry Manilow had just scored the first Grammy Award nominations for Davis' fledgling Arista Records label — including a record-of-the-year nod for his hit single "Mandy" — and the two thought they should celebrate...

As voters size up John Kasich, battle for GOP establishment support shifts to South Carolina

Ohio Gov. John Kasich seldom stands out for debate zingers or high-decibel confrontations with his rivals. His campaign failures and triumphs rarely spark breathless media accounts. But after spending months in diners and Elks Clubs in New Hampshire, the low-profile Midwesterner boarded a plane...

Hampton Creek, creator of egg-free Just Mayo, gains a victory in the food wars

Hampton Creek, a San Francisco food-tech company, was surprised when its arch-adversary, Unilever, recently announced an egg-free spread under its Hellmann's label. After all, the food conglomerate had sued Hampton Creek over its egg-free Just Mayo, arguing that you can't make mayonnaise without...

Five years on, Tahrir Square activists look back at Egypt's revolution: 'Maybe we were naive'

Five years ago Thursday, Cairo’s Tahrir Square erupted in euphoric celebrations as hundreds of thousands of Egyptians danced, cheered, wept and fell to their knees in prayer on the night that President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after three decades of autocratic rule. Fireworks lighted the night...

Essential Politics: Obama says some of most revered presidents were polarizing

I’m Christina Bellantoni, the Essential Politics host today. Let’s get started. As he enters his last year in office, President Obama said he hopes he has created "a tone for the next president" that is less strident than the political rhetoric on the campaign trail. "Some of our most revered presidents...

Obama interview: 'Maybe I could have done ... a little better'

He had just given an hourlong speech calling for comity in politics, and President Obama craved a few moments with a few friends who remember when he was not a polarizing figure but an effectively bipartisan one – his poker buddies from his eight years here in the Illinois Senate. The three retired...

Federal program that issues smartphones to new immigrants raises questions

A federal government contractor is issuing smartphones to immigrant families released from two massive Texas detention centers as a way to ensure that they are able to contact case managers and reach their U.S. destinations. Officials described the phones as part of a less-restrictive alternative...

Today: The Sheriff and the Scandal. Obama's Admission.

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES 'They Shot My Baby' The Minnie Mouse balloons and leftover cake from 1-year-old Autumn Johnson's birthday were still in her home when gunfire rang out and killed her Tuesday...

Taking the oath of office seriously to fight corruption in Southeast L.A. County

Richard "Ric" Loya was in an unusually quiet mood, his car radio turned off as he pulled into the parking lot of the FBI offices. He was 55, the mayor of Huntington Park and about to become an informant in a federal bribery case involving a local casino. "What am I doing?" he asked himself. That...

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