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Gas station eats worth filling up on

When you think of a gas station, perhaps the last thing you think of is good food. But dining in L.A. is often surprising, so why not have a meal at your local 76 or Chevron? Turns out that inside more than a few inconspicuous minimarts, you can find much more than sweaty heat-lamp cheese dogs,...

How much time should teacher tenure take?

To the editor: George Skelton’s column brings to mind the educational reform movement of 1983 when California Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) authored a bill eliminating the rights of probationary teachers to have hearings regarding terminations or layoffs. (Re “Ex-teacher is up against a strong...

Iggy Azalea says Nick Young brought other women into their home, got busted via security video

Iggy Azalea poured her guts out on Twitter in the wee hours Thursday, explaining why she really left Nick Young: It was about other women. Yeah, the Aussie rapper said, women. Plural. "I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught...

Garbiñe Muguruza, who beat Serena Williams in French Open final, loses in second round at Wimbledon

French Open champion and 2015 Wimbledon runner-up Garbiñe Muguruza has been stunned in the second round at the All England Club by a qualifier ranked 124th. Less than a month after winning her first Grand Slam title, the second-seeded Muguruza lost, 6-3, 6-2, to Jana Cepelova of Slovakia in less...

Trump was once so involved in trying to block an Indian casino that he secretly approved attack ads

Go behind Donald Trump's secret involvement in a campaign against an Indian tribe June 30, 2016, 8:44 a.m. Donald Trump returns to New Hampshire, site of his first GOP primary victory. Trump was once so involved in trying to block an Indian casino that he secretly approved attack ads President...

Abbey Weitzeil clocks top preliminary time in 100-meter freestyle

2016 Rio Summer Olympics: Keep track of the U.S. trials as the American team begins to take shape June 30, 2016, 9:06 a.m. Full coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Follow every step of the Rio Olympics with the Los Angeles Times, starting with this week's swimming trials. 9:13 A.M. | reporting...

Fourth of July: Ski and mountain bike for $99 at Mammoth Mountain

Ski, bike or do both this Fourth of July weekend at Mammoth Mountain. The California ski area reports that it will be open for top-to-bottom spring skiing through Monday for those who want to end the season on the slopes. The Mammoth Lakes resort received 362 inches of snow at the main lodge during...

Stocks tick up in early trading

Stocks are opening moderately higher on Wall Street as traders feel less anxious about Britain's vote last week to leave the European Union. Bank stocks rose broadly in early trading Thursday after 30 institutions got clearance from the Federal Reserve to raise their dividends and buy back shares....

Joint Base Andrews on lockdown after report of active shooter

Joint Base Andrews tweeted Thursday that first responders are on the scene to secure the base after it was locked down due to a report of an active shooter.  The base instructed all personnel at the base in Washington's Maryland suburbs to continue to shelter in place and stay inside.  A second...

Jane Hugentober's art meditates on time and the female body

Delicacy and tenacity come together in Jane Hugentober's art much like her identities as mother, daughter and maker fuse into a single self. Life and work are matters of process, craft, handwork. Jane Hugentober's "And That Was That," jute and latex. (Harmony Murphy Gallery) In her first solo show...

Jason Pierre-Paul puts out a PSA on fireworks safety a year after his July 4 accident [Video]

Jason Pierre-Paul is a lucky man, and he knows it. He is still able to enjoy life with his young son and was able to resume his NFL career as a defensive end with the New York Giants, even after losing the index finger and part of the thumb on his right hand following a July 4 fireworks accident...

Every Steven Spielberg movie ranked, from first to worst

Alfred Hitchcock, after seeing “Jaws,” said that young Steven Spielberg “is the first one of us who doesn't see the proscenium arch.” By which to say that free of the theatrical conventions that informed every other filmmaker before him, Spielberg was the first truly modern director. Since then,...

The source of America's political polarization? It's us

Gun control, abortion, fracking, climate change, immigration, school vouchers, healthcare — the list of issues that Americans are at one another’s throats about seems endless. Who can use which bathroom is now a federal case. It is us-versus-them politics, and it is always the same us and always...

Navy disciplines nine in international incident with Iran

The Navy is taking disciplinary action against  nine service members in connection with an embarrassing international incident this year that resulted in the temporary detainment of 10 U.S. crew members by the Iranian military. A report, which examined how and why two small U.S. Navy speedboats...

Terrorizing families with threats of deportation

To the editor: America owns the disgrace of allowing madmen and people on terrorism watch lists to purchase weapons, and the disgrace of making Donald Trump the presumptive Republican nominee for president. (Re “Reform, state by state,” Opinion, June 27) Now we have the disgrace of a divided Supreme...

Is it time to break up the big tech companies?

The digital revolution was supposed to create an age of empowered microentrepreneurship, with power devolving to the masses. Instead, we’ve got the new Robber Barons: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, with Uber and a few others trying to join this profitable circle of global oligopolies. In the...

Stop worrying about GMOs; it's that organic granola bar that could make you sick

Karma can be so cruel. Just think how many times anti-GMO activists have protested against the imaginary risks of food that has been genetically modified. Now a favorite snack of those same protesters, the sacred granola bar, has been found to pose an actual health risk. Anti-genetic engineering...

The government needs to work harder to ensure dangerous immigrants get deported

Jean Jacques, a 17-year-old Haitian, fled his country in 1992 and was picked up at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard. Granted permission to remain in the United States, he wound up in Connecticut where, in 1996, he was involved in a shooting that led to a 15-year prison term for attempted murder. While...

L.A. needs more housing. Reopening the door to modest 'granny flats' could help

With few easy solutions for the city’s persistent housing shortage, it’s no wonder that Los Angeles officials see one answer in “granny flats.” Years ago, the city passed an ordinance that let homeowners add small second units in their backyards. These units haven't made a dent in the housing crisis...

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both dishonest - but in very different ways

To the editor: Putting Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump side by side to compare their relative honesty is a bit like comparing Bernie Madoff with my friend Dan, who pads his expense accounts when he travels. Both are dishonest, but in very different ways. (Re “Defining the political lie,” Opinion,...

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