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Best fireworks show in the U.S.? In Tennessee. In September.

There will be plenty of fireworks across the U.S. during the Fourth of July, but for the granddaddy of all pyrotechnics displays, you'll have to wait until September in Bristol, Tenn.

Dodgers Dugout: Intriguing idea featuring Mike Scioscia

Hi, welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, wishing the United States an early happy 239th birthday. You don't look a day over 212.

An athletic performance from Cadillac's new muscle car

This isn't your Daddy's Caddy - it's a race car with Cadillac crests.

Summer reading countdown: The 5 most entertaining literary classics

The Fourth of July kicks off the summer vacation season, providing some readers with their only opportunity all year to curl up with good book for an extended period. Here we present a few you may have thought about getting around for years, only to be scared off by their vintage, reputation, or...

Girl Scouts reject anti-transgender gift, then triple the money

The moral dilemma began with a $100,000 check to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington -- enough to send 500 girls to summer camp, Scout leaders knew. 

Taylor Swift's '1989,' Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' top midyear charts

Taylor Swift has the ear of Apple, and by far the top album of 2015 thus far.

The tide finally turns on L.A. County beach access

In the ongoing battle between the California Coastal Commission and property owners over public access to the beach, one of the lengthiest skirmishes has been the one the state agency waged with Malibu resident Lisette Ackerberg. But after more than a decade of legal wrangling in and out of court,...

Deprogamming the Southern California lawn

My first lawn in Southern California was at a Burbank rental where the landlord asked my husband and me to keep the yard watered. A dewy-eyed newbie to this end of the state, I thought, "Not a problem." The landlord paid for the water and it was mid-1980s cheap.

A welcome focus on job creation by L.A. officials -- but can they deliver?

Ten months ago, when Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed raising the city's minimum wage to lift people out of poverty, The Times, along with business groups and others, called on him to develop a comprehensive job creation strategy and to focus on attracting the kinds of $20- and $30-an-hour jobs Los...

There's already a law for that

American criminal codes are a mess, and every year they become more convoluted, more likely to foster injustice. States across the nation are trying to clean up the muddle, but prosecutors often threaten those efforts.

Gardena, release the police video

As more police agencies put video recorders in their patrol cars and issue body cameras to their officers, policymakers must grapple with how and when to release the recordings to the public. These can be difficult questions, but the legal fight over the recordings of a shooting of two unarmed...

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares agree to title bout

Southland-based super-bantamweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz will take the major test many have pushed him for when he meets former three-division champion Abner Mares on Aug. 29 at Staples Center.

A push from a coach and a son got former King Justin Williams to Capitals

You've got to have help around you while making a crucial career decision.

New Horizons spacecraft sees strange black spots on Pluto's equator

Recent images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal four mysterious dark spots that appear to be evenly spaced along Pluto's equator.

At Kinjiro in Little Tokyo, ride the izakaya range with a Cowboy

Kinjiro, the most elegant izakaya in Little Tokyo, is in the Honda Plaza at the far end of the neighborhood, in the space most recently inhabited by the offal-intensive izakaya b.o.s., which closed last fall, and to a casual observer it may seem basically unchanged. Owner Jun Isogai still prowls...

Women's World Cup: Talk of 'the 99ers' inspires team to be 'the 15ers'

There's a shadow hanging over the U.S. team as it prepares for Sunday's Women's World Cup final with Japan.

Datebook: A photo archive, experiments from Yale MFAs, an architecture of columns

A photographic archive covering two decades comes to life in Culver City. Yale MFAs get a show in West Hollywood. And an L.A. architect plays with the idea of the column. It's Fourth of July, so openings are limited. (Be sure to check ahead for gallery hours over the weekend since many places may...

Mural artist Kent Twitchell is extra busy at his canvas: L.A.'s streets

With his shock of silver hair, snowy beard and paint-spattered blue jeans, Kent Twitchell races around his downtown L.A. art studio, giving a tour. The searingly bright loft feels like a kaleidoscopic time warp, the stark, white walls a prism of murals, all from different time periods, all at different...

Yelp stock dives on report that plans to find buyer are postponed

Yelp Inc.'s stock plummeted Thursday following a report that the consumer-review company had put off plans to find a buyer.

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