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35 former members of California Coastal Commission oppose effort to oust executive director

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Thirty-five former members of the California Coastal Commission declared Monday that they oppose the effort to fire Charles Lester, the embattled executive director of the powerful land-use agency. In a letter to commission Chairman Steve Kinsey, the group stated that Lester's termination "would...

Why is University of California investing in payday lender ACE Cash Express?

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The University of California makes money when American workers become trapped in endless cycles of high-interest debt. That's because the university has invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns one of the country's largest payday lenders, ACE Cash Express, which has branches...

Essential Politics: What you need to know about the Iowa caucus results

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

I’m Christina Bellantoni, today’s Essential Politics host. And we finally have votes to analyze, so let’s get going. Sen. Ted Cruz evoked Ronald Reagan in his Iowa caucus victory speech, declaring he would be the best person to defeat either Hillary Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders — pointedly noting...

Port of L.A. terminal fails to comply with pollution-reduction mandates, officials say

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Port of Los Angeles has failed to meet pollution-reduction requirements at another shipping terminal, city officials said Monday, their second such admission in recent months. The TraPac terminal near Wilmington did not comply with air quality improvement measures the city adopted years ago,...

Water and Power: California's winter storms arrive

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Your guide to the California drought from the Los Angeles Times. NEWS AND POLICY Road closure: Part of the 5 Freeway in the Grapevine was shut down Monday morning when wind and snow decreased visibility. Snow there followed a powerful storm Sunday that brought winds of up to 70 mph. Boaters were...

O.C. escapees held a prisoner for days -- and fought over whether to kill him

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Just as Orange County sheriff's deputies discovered several inmates had vanished from a Santa Ana jail, three men got into a taxi cab not far from the lockup. The cabbie drove them 40 miles to Rosemead, stopping at a Target store, where the three went shopping. When they returned, one of them pressed...

Cam Newton impressed Boomer Esiason at a young age

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Cam Newton either had a wicked sense of humor or he needed to brush up on his NFL history. About 10 years ago, long before he got to the league or even to Auburn, Newton participated in an All-Star game run by Boomer Esiason, the league's most valuable player in 1988 and the quarterback who led...

LA 2024 officials try to impress IOC President Thomas Bach during tour of L.A.

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

A cold breeze rose up by late afternoon but the soccer players waited around. When Thomas Bach finally arrived at the intramural field on UCLA's campus, the students kicked the ball with him, then let him take a penalty shot. "All of this was very well prepared," a smiling Bach said. It was no...

Ted Cruz does the country a favor by beating Donald Trump in Iowa

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

As much as he excites hard-right conservatives, Sen. Ted Cruz remains a problematic potential presidential nominee for many voters — including Republicans who want to win the White House in November. But even some of Cruz’s critics have reason to celebrate the Texas senator’s first-place finish...

California among states to get more leeway from feds on funds tied to tutoring programs

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Starting next year, California and seven other states will have more control over how they spend the millions of federal dollars tied to a questionable tutoring program. Under the George W. Bush administration's No Child Left Behind law, schools that serve high concentrations of poor students and...

Kings are mixing up lines ahead of matchup with Coyotes

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

When the Kings were in Arizona late last month, Coach Darryl Sutter talked about the line of Milan Lucic-Anze Kopitar-Tyler Toffoli. He praised their chemistry and goal-scoring output since they were put together after center Jeff Carter suffered an injury Dec. 26. But there are two things to remember...

USC mailbag: Getting ready for signing day

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

USC will sign its 2016 recruiting class on Wednesday -- and it will either lend fans a few surprises or perhaps result in disappointment. With 13 committed players, the class ranks 24th in the country, according to Scout and there are seven scholarships still available. Last year, USC finished...

Not so fast! Cindy Crawford isn't retiring ... yet

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Supermodel Cindy Crawford set the record straight on Monday, explaining that she didn't plan to walk away from modeling soon despite what you may have read online... or in an in-flight magazine. She of the signature mole, who turns 50 on Feb. 20, took to Instagram to clarify remarks she made in...

Cam Fowler will be ready for the Ducks' game against San Jose, coach says

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Ducks' defense is about to regain its strongest piece, and the set is almost complete. Defenseman Cam Fowler will be ready for Tuesday's game against San Jose, Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said Monday. Fowler's return after sustaining a sprained knee comes as the Ducks begin their post-All-Star...

Clinton takes early Iowa lead; her backers cite experience as key

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Hillary Clinton jumped out to a slim lead in early results from Iowa's precinct caucuses Monday night, based on strong support from older Democrats, self-described moderates and those who put a priority on a nominee with the experience to be president. With just over half of precincts reporting,...

Engineer in Philadelphia Amtrak derailment has only a 'dreamlike' memory of the crash

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Three days after a passenger train derailed in Philadelphia last year, investigators met with a groggy, banged-up Amtrak engineer who had become the center of a great mystery. Eight people were killed and more than 200 were injured on May 12 when Amtrak train No. 188 -- headed from Washington to...

Byron Scott: Lakers act like they're 'strangers' on the court

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Lakers Coach Byron Scott agreed with rookie D'Angelo Russell's assessment that the Lakers need to work on communication. After the Lakers' 10th loss in a row on Sunday night, Russell said the Lakers might communicate in practice, but it doesn't translate to the game. "I don't know how you get it...

'The talks have started': U.N. mediator meets with Syrian opposition

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The United Nations mediator in Syrian peace talks met Monday with the major opposition delegation, ending days of uncertainty about whether the talks would proceed. "The talks have started," Staffan de Mistura, U.N. special envoy to Syria, said during a news conference after meeting with representatives...

As for Clippers substitutions, going small can have a big benefit

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Doc Rivers used a politically incorrect term to describe the smallish stature of a reserve lineup that has featured three and occasionally four guards in recent games. "I tell them in the huddles they're a bunch of midgets," the Clippers coach said Sunday, "so if you're going to be out there you...

Sadie Barnette's 'Superfecta' and the bets of the art world

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

“Superfecta,” the title work in Sadie Barnette’s impressive Los Angeles solo gallery debut, casts a sharp and witty side-eye on the state of today’s art world. It’s a love-hate theme that runs through her show. At Charlie James Gallery, the word is drawn in dark graphite on white paper, lower on...

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