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Two members of Congress endorse Republican Katcho Achadjian in open congressional race

California politics updates: Assemblyman wants to deregulate taxis, Newsom plugs his work on late-night TV April 28 2016, 11:11 AM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's a quick glance at what we're following right now:State lawmakers have...

The Roots shame all other 'Game of Thrones' recappers in less than a minute

Let’s be honest with ourselves: It’s exhausting to try and keep up with HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” But the Roots can do it in less than a minute. Move over all other Internet recappers, you just got served.  The adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series generally features six different plots...

Two brothers arrested in connection with shooting deaths of parents in San Jose home

Two brothers were arrested Wednesday in connection with the slaying of their parents, who were found shot to death inside their San Jose home beside a chilling message. Police say Hasib Bin Golamrabbi, 22, and his 17-year-old brother are responsible for the deaths of their parents. Hasib Golamrabbi...

Curt Schilling: ESPN employs 'some of the biggest racists in sports commentating'

Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN last week more or less because he couldn't keep his mouth shut. So he sure as heck isn't going to do so now that he no longer works for the network. “Some of the most racist things I’ve ever heard have come out of people that are on the air at ESPN," Schilling sai...

How to make your own beer nuts

Not too salty, not too sweet — nothing goes better with a cold one than a handful of beer nuts. But who knew they were this easy to make? A reader requested this recipe from Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery after snacking on the homemade snack at the brewery's Portland Pub. Marcona almonds are tossed...

Santa Barbara ace Kevin Gowdy counters pressure of approaching draft with California cool

Johnny Cash is belting out "Ring of Fire" from the public address system at Santa Barbara High. Kevin Gowdy, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound right-handed pitcher, is warming up in the bullpen as a dozen professional scouts stand outside a fence staring in silence. A fastball that reaches 94 mph, a nasty...

Liberace's over-the-top cars go back on display in Las Vegas

Cars as spangly and over-the-top as their onetime owner, Liberace, are once again on view in Sin City. For those too young to know the Las Vegas showman, Liberace was a pianist who played for laughs -- and known for his outrageous costumes. The Hollywood Cars Museum, just across Interstate 15 from...

Basketball: All-star games set for Saturday

The Collision All-Star basketball games will be held on Saturday at Inglewood High matching City Section against the Southern Section. The girls' game is at 4 p.m. and the boys' game at 6 p.m. Chaminade's Valerie Higgins and Leaonna Odom are expected to play for the Southern Section, coached by...

Beauty tips: Keep your skin looking good while you're on the road

Whether you're flying across the globe or road tripping on the Pacific Coast Highway, there are ways to keep yourself free of droopy eyes and sunburns while keeping your hair perfectly coifed and your face glowing on the go. Staying gorgeous on the road comes down to making smart choices before...

Why Captain America's keepers, the Russo brothers, are turning to China for inspiration

Where is the directing duo behind “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War” looking for inspiration these days? The answer may surprise you: China. Joe and Anthony Russo’s latest installment in the Marvel franchise will charge into mainland theaters May 6 – a simultaneous...

How did the 2006 immigration protests affect you?

As part of a massive national movement, roughly half a million immigrants and their supporters took to the streets of Los Angeles 10 years ago, decrying federal bills that would criminalize providing food or medical services to undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the U.S.' southern border....

'The Americans' recap: Where's Martha? The FBI and the KGB are on the hunt

Caught between between the FBI and the KGB, panic-stricken traitor Martha Hanson (Alison Wright) can’t decide which way to turn in “Travel Agents,” Episode 407 of “The Americans” on FX. Martha was a conscientious employee during most of her FBI tenure. That all changed, however, when the lonely...

Four hospitalized after car crashes into gym in Torrance

Four people were hospitalized Wednesday after a car went through the window of a Planet Fitness gym in Torrance.  The crash was reported around 4:55 p.m. in the 20000 block of Hawthorne Boulevard, said Torrance police Lt. Robert Watt. The car went through the front of the gym and the entire vehicle...

Trump to be greeted by protesters during his California visit

Can a Cruz-Fiorina ticket overcome Trump's lead? April 28 2016, 5:05 AM Donald Trump woos Indiana icons as Ted Cruz makes new moves with Carly Fiorina as his running mate.Ted Cruz picks former California tech executive Carly Fiorina as his running mateDonald Trump wins the support of famed Indiana...

Congress is about to wipe out decades of progress in sustainable water use

As California enters its fifth year of official drought — and its ninth dry year in the past 10 — the elements of a modern, sustainable water system are finally taking shape. The state is improving water efficiency in agriculture and urban areas, expanding wastewater treatment and reuse, figuring...

Pianist Murray Perahia scales the Everest of Beethoven's 'Hammerklavier' in a momentous performance

Beethoven's massive, daunting, imposing, terrifying, exhilarating, breathtaking "Hammerklavier" Sonata is not Everest. It just seems that way as one compiles a list of roaring adjectives capable of rising sky high. Still, Beethoven's towering sonata is often treated that way, the mountain to be...

Why companies with an eye on the future should hire older workers

To the editor: The important work of UC Irvine economist David Neumark and his colleagues points up not only an ageist culture, but also a widespread misunderstanding about the value of older workers. ("Do women face age discrimination in the job market? Absolutely. Here's proof," Opinion, April...

In the GOP primary, the 'lesser of two evils' is still too evil

To the editor: Jonah Goldberg is still whaling away at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Now he is trying to pressure Indiana Gov. Mike Pence into endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz. ("It's time for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to make up his mind if he's for or against Donald Trump," Opinion,...

Essential California: The sheriff's official whose emails just went public

Good morning. It is Thursday, April 28. Three tiger cubs made their public debut at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this week. Nelson, Cathy and Debbie were born in January, and zookeepers say they’re already showing their own unique personalities. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State:...

#FreeToBleed? No thanks. Sometimes, discretion is the better part of activism

Call me a rebel, but I don't think menstruation needs a public relations initiative or a political movement. I don't think women are oppressed or even repressed if they don't want to broadcast the inner workings of their reproductive systems. I don't think it's tantamount to “body shame” if you...

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