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Archived Since:March 9, 2008

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'Affirmative consent' law might not deter rapists

To the editor: Jonah Goldberg's anger is misplaced. While I agree that the new law signed by the governor seeking to define what is lawful "consent" in sexual encounters between college students is difficult if not impossible to enforce, Goldberg has trained his rifle on the wrong target....

Minimum wage boost might be bad for business

To the editor: Few people supporting a minimum wage increase to more than $15 an hour by 2019 — far more than the $13.25 by 2017 that L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed — talk about where the money to pay for it will come from. ("Six L.A. council members seek to boost minimum...

American citizenship: a right, a responsibility, an honor

To the editor: Citizenship confers the ability to produce change in your community, whether you were born here or you made the decision to adopt this place as your new home. Citizenship in America is the ability to elevate the culture, not by dividing it but by providing and enriching it with...

Prime to buy six Catholic hospitals in California; SEIU opposes deal

Escalating its battle with organized labor, Prime Healthcare Services Inc. reached a deal to acquire six nonprofit Catholic hospitals in California, including St. Vincent and St. Francis medical centers in Los Angeles County.

Brown's war chest for propositions 1 and 2 grows to $10.7 million

Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign war chest for two propositions on the November ballot has grown to more than $10.7 million, according to campaign filings with the state.

Judge won't delay deadline tied to proposed NFL concussion deal

A federal judge denied four motions Thursday seeking to delay the Tuesday deadline for retired players and their families to opt out of the proposed NFL concussion deal.

Moment of Friday: Comics artist Art Spiegelman is bananas for vaudeville

Art Spiegelman says he's not the kind of guy who spends a lot of time on YouTube. The Pulitzer Prize-winning comics artist behind the seminal Holocaust memoir "Maus" says he uses it mainly for listening to music.

'White Christmas' kicks off 60th anniversary with Blu-ray edition

The Bing Crosby-Danny Kaye holiday favorite, "White Christmas," is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. And Paramount is releasing Tuesday a special Blu-ray edition of the film that also stars Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen and features the music of Irving Berlin.

Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants for 2014

LA Times Celebrates Second-Annual Dining Guide with a Pair of Bite Nites LA Times Celebrates Second-Annual Dining Guide with a Pair of Bite Nites

Oregon's first lady admits illegal marriage of convenience

There was a time when marriages of convenience united royal dynasties across Europe. Now an old marriage of convenience is threatening to rip up Oregon politics.

How Bill Murray came to cover Bob Dylan for 'St. Vincent'

Yes, we know: Nobody sings Dylan like Dylan, but in his new movie, "St. Vincent," Bill Murray performs a pretty wonderful version of "Shelter From the Storm" over the closing credits.

The Who announce 50th-anniversary tour, including L.A., O.C. dates

The Who, a band that first stormed Los Angeles in 1967 during a debut gig at the Hollywood Bowl, have announced a 50th-anniversary North American tour. Extending through much of 2015, "The Who Hits 50!" tour (actually occurring during the band's 51st year) will feature founding members Pete...

NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. turns 40 as he chases first Cup title

Amid one of the best seasons of his career, NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned 40 on Friday.

Box office: 'Dracula Untold' unearths $1.3 million Thursday night

"Dracula Untold," the new movie that chronicles the origins of the legendary vampire, drew first blood at the box office Thursday night. 

Obama to publicly name San Gabriel Mountains a national monument today

Beyond the typical traffic headaches and streets closures, President Obama will leave Los Angeles on Friday with a national monument in its backyard.

U.S. calls on Turkey's military as Islamic State moves on border town

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants more participation from Turkey in the campaign against Islamic State militants, saying the country could help with a range of military issues that include allowing U.S. aircraft to use its bases and training and equipping moderate Syrian...

Colts start fast before holding off Texans, 33-28

Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts had a great first quarter and did just enough the rest of the way to hold on for a 33-28 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday night.

Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers use visualization to help their players

Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers have something in common. They use visualization techniques to help their players.

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