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An inside, outside election season for L.A. teachers union

For Los Angeles teachers, the current political season packs a one-two punch. On Monday, ballots are counted to determine who will lead their union. Just over a week later, voters decide on three pivotal L.A. school board seats. Both results will be important not just for future negotiations over...

The Republicans who made Reagan president mourn the party they once knew

Essential Politics: California Republicans gather for their state convention in Sacramento Feb. 24, 2017, 3:40 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: The California Republican Party will host its convention...

IBM's CEO had a decent year--but she still doesn't deserve her pay

IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Virginia Rometty had a pretty good 2016. The technology behemoth’s share price gained 20.6%, a nice change from its dismal record over the last few years. Largely on that strength, the IBM board awarded Rometty a healthy raise this year. Her base salary was kept...

Update on: Essential Politics: California Republicans gather for their state convention in Sacramento

Essential Politics: California Republicans gather for their state convention in Sacramento Feb. 24, 2017, 3:14 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: The California Republican Party will host its convention...

Rep. Steve Knight will ask attendees at his town hall next week to provide ID to prove they live in his district

Essential Politics: California Republicans gather for their state convention in Sacramento Feb. 24, 2017, 3:14 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: The California Republican Party will host its convention...

Rams receive third- and fourth-round compensatory draft picks

The Rams do not have a first-round pick in the upcoming draft, but they picked up two lower-round slots Friday when the NFL awarded them third- and fourth-round compensatory picks for the loss of free agents Janoris Jenkins, Rodney McLeod and Nick Fairley. For the Rams, that scenario probably could...

Watch what Trump does about the media, not what he says

He hates us, he really hates us! With apologies to Sally Field, that’s the news media’s takeaway from President Trump’s speech Friday to the Conservative Political Action Conference. Trump wasted little time in lambasting the “fake news,” which, in his view, takes in a lot of the mainstream media....

Iraqi forces push into western Mosul in fight against Islamic State extremists

Lt. Col. Riyadh Atshaan, his ginger mustache glinting in the afternoon sun, adopted an avuncular tone as he relayed his orders into the walkie-talkie. “Don’t clump together in groups. Wear your helmets and bulletproof vests. Keep your head down,” he said. His men began to unload their rifles and...

Angels reliever Andrew Bailey didn't waste much time as a free agent this off-season

In 1969, St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Curt Flood started carving the path toward free agency in professional sports, and in 1976, it became official: After six years of major league service, ballplayers could choose their next team on their own. Angels reliever Andrew Bailey might be one...

Pentagon prepares to give the White House a stepped-up battle plan against Islamic State

Pentagon strategists are putting final touches on a stepped-up battle plan against Islamic State and are due to offer President Trump options as early as Monday to accelerate the war against the militants in Iraq and Syria, officials said. The month-long strategic review, which Trump requested...

Calendar Letters: Life-changing books

I wept as I read Rigoberto Gonzalez’s  moving essay about the importance of books as he was growing up [“The Power of the Printed Word,” Feb. 19]. The library was my salvation during a challenging childhood as well — I found books that guided me to a career in the arts (including the screenplay...

Friendship and the elephant in the room: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on hosting the Spirit Awards

The dress code for the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which take place Saturday afternoon in a tent by the beach in Santa Monica, is  “festive and relaxed,” which might be a good description for the event itself. Though Oscar-nominated movies such as “Moonlight,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Jackie”...

UFC moves up Honda Center pay-per-view card to July 29

The UFC announced Friday it will move up its scheduled UFC 214 card at Anaheim’s Honda Center to July 29. The card, which originally was moved from Jan. 21 to Aug. 5, will mark the organization’s first Southland visit since the June 4 UFC 199 at the Forum, when Orange County-trained Englishman...

Conflict or cooperation with President Trump? Gov. Jerry Brown sees an opportunity for both

Essential Politics: California Republicans gather for their state convention in Sacramento Feb. 24, 2017, 12:39 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: The California Republican Party will host its convention...

CSU students told to call campus cops if stopped by immigration officers

Essential Education: Financial aid applications are due in less than a week Feb. 24, 2017, 12:28 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: L.A. Unified is holding financial aid workshops through Saturday. The deadline for applying...

Gov. Jerry Brown proposes speeding up water and flood protection projects after the winter's big storms

Essential Politics: California Republicans gather for their state convention in Sacramento Feb. 24, 2017, 12:12 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: The California Republican Party will host its convention...

Lin-Manuel Miranda even sings karaoke better than you do

Today in Entertainment: Prominent Iranian Americans will represent Asghar Farhadi at Oscars; New 'Twin Peaks' art Feb. 24, 2017, 12:08 p.m. With the Oscars around the corner and much of Hollywood still focused on the twists and turns of the presidency of Donald Trump, here's what's new and interesting...

TV This Week, Feb. 26-March 4: 'When We Rise,' 'Custody' and more

  SUNDAY The musical “La La Land” leads the field with 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, a.k.a. “The Oscars.” Jimmy Kimmel serves as master of ceremonies at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. 5:30 p.m. ABC Turn down for what?! Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne’s new “Neighbors” are a rowdy frat run...

Gov. Jerry Brown proposes $437-million fix for flood control and emergency response needs

Essential Politics: California Republicans gather for their state convention in Sacramento Feb. 24, 2017, 11:47 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: The California Republican Party will host its convention...

Olivia Harrison reflects on the music and a book marking what would have been 'Quiet Beatle's' 74th birthday

To hear Olivia Harrison tell it, it wasn’t unusual for George Harrison to stroll through their house spouting words at random — a process that could cause an outsider to wonder whether the ex-Beatle had suddenly started speaking in tongues. “George would throw out words one after another,” she...

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