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Coachella, Lollapalooza outlaw selfie sticks

Want a selfie at Coachella or Lollapalooza this year? Go for it -- but just make sure to ditch the selfie stick.

Timothy Law Snyder chosen to lead Loyola Marymount University

The Loyola Marymount University Board of Trustees has selected a former administrator from another Jesuit institution to lead the Los Angeles campus, officials announced Friday.

Mater Dei-Bishop O'Dowd basketball title game fittingly caps weekend

State championships in California don't come close to matching the fan frenzy of Indiana basketball or Texas football, where commitment reaches a whole different level.

Pressure builds as votes counted in Nigerian election

A tense vote count was underway Sunday in Nigeria’s bitterly contested election, as the two main rival parties accused each another of releasing false vote counts and plotting anarchy, raising fears the election may end in a disputed result and violence.

Alabama drops Jonathan Taylor from team after domestic-violence arrest

Alabama football Coach Nick Saban dismissed Jonathan Taylor from the team Sunday, hours after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence for the second time in less than a year.

Letters: The inequalities facing disabled travelers

Thank you for publishing an On the Spot column about wheelchair travel on airplanes ["Smoothing the Way for Wheelchairs," by Catharine Hamm, March 15]. It is very welcome and very overdue.

State job doesn't guarantee retirement security

Dear Liz: After many years of unemployment, I finally got a full-time position. It is a state job with a pension. How much do I need to save for retirement? Can I focus on paying off debt and saving for college, and trust I will be OK in retirement?

How I Made It: Johnny Green, TV commercial director

The gig: Johnny Green directs TV commercials. A recent project is "Lightning in a Bottle," a 60-second advertisement for Honda's Acura ILX sedan that first aired during the NFL playoffs. Green is represented by Reset Content, a company that acts as his producer.

Bureau invites consumers to post details of bad mortgage experiences

Move over, Yelp. The federal government's top consumer agency has just begun allowing mortgage borrowers to vent publicly — in full narrative detail — about the bad experiences they've had with financial institutions.

State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion

Jessica's Law — California's version of it, anyway — was a mess from the beginning. Voters here adopted it (as Proposition 83) in 2006 because they mistakenly believed they were cracking down on horrific crimes against children. They were urged on by nightly harangues from...

Put off by Obama's celebration of Bowe Bergdahl's return

To the editor: While there may be no reason for President Obama to apologize for his effort in negotiating Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release, that does not excuse other related matters, which are most troublesome. ("Deserter or not, Bowe Bergdahl deserved to be rescued," editorial, March 27)

PG&E defends its record on customer safety

To the editor: Your article quotes a claim that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. diverted funds earmarked for gas safety work to executive compensation. That claim is wrong. The misperception grew out of two reports by a consultant to the California Public Utilities Commission, which alleged...

Economic activity isn't the only consideration in raising the minimum wage

To the editor: Whether a minimum wage hike in Los Angeles to $15.25 per hour would cause an increase in economic activity is not the most important consideration in determining whether such an increase is sound policy. ("L.A.'s minimum wage plan doesn't make sense," op-ed, March 24)

Barbaric? Maybe, but voters like capital punishment

To the editor: The Times' editorial suggesting that the California Legislature abolish the death penalty is idealistic. This won't happen. ("Kinder, gentler forms of capital punishment are still barbaric," editorial, March 27)

A climate-change litmus test for politicians

To the editor: I am opposed to litmus tests for political candidates, but 20-something John Cubelic's eloquent plea for political leadership in the battle against climate change and global warming is making me rethink my view. ("I'm twentysomething, I vote, and I won't take seriously any...

Recent election gains show Asian American voters' power surge

From his new perch in Washington, Ted Lieu has suffered through an East Coast winter and other confounding indignities of life as a freshman member of the House from the party out of power. No matter, he says; he learned from his predecessor, the 40-year member Henry Waxman, that influence will...

NFL mock draft: Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota likely to go 1-2

The Times’ NFL writer Sam Farmer takes a look at the potential selections that teams might make at this year’s draft, which starts April 30 in Chicago:

Supreme Court may hear case on school barring American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

A California school dispute that arose when students wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo could prompt the Supreme Court to take a new look at free-speech rules for high schools.

Arab leaders agree on forming joint military force

Arab leaders agreed Sunday to the creation of a joint military force.

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