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Los Angeles Master Chorale picks New York arts leader as president

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Los Angeles Master Chorale, the resident chorus of Walt Disney Concert Hall, announced on Thursday that it has named a new president and chief executive.

California lawmakers propose harsher penalties for animal cruelty

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

In the wake of an attack on a marine wildlife rehabilitation facility in Laguna Beach, five legislators have authored a bill that was introduced Wednesday to increase the penalties for animal cruelty.

Brown follows centrist course with earned income tax credit

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

If you were the governor with extra bucks to burn, would you help the working poor? Or help the aged and disabled poor who are unable to work?

Marc Krauss gets the big hit for Angels

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Marc Krauss wasn't offended. He knows any team in the same position would have done exactly what the Toronto Blue Jays did in the seventh inning Wednesday night.

Volleyball: Corona del Mar reaches Division 1 final with sweep of Loyola

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

With its five basketball players finally in volleyball shape, Corona del Mar pulled off a stunner on Wednesday night, knocking off No. 2-seeded Loyola on its home court, 28-26, 25-22, 28-26, in the Southern Section Division 1 semifinals.

Santa Barbara oil pipeline leak rekindles memories of 1969 disaster

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

It was a scene that generations of people on the Santa Barbara coast have dreaded: Cleanup workers in white protective suits combing tar-splattered beaches, hoping to contain the damage from a crude oil spill.

Sacramento lawmakers poised to consider making child death records secret

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The California Department of Social Services has quietly drafted a bill that would gut key portions of the state’s landmark law requiring child protective services agencies to release records when a youth dies of abuse or neglect. A vote is expected as early as Thursday.

Don't let oil spill near Santa Barbara upend Memorial Day camping plans

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The oil spill about 23 miles north of the city of Santa Barbara has shut down Refugio and El Capitan state beaches to campers and visitors. Both will remain closed over Memorial Day weekend as emergency workers act to contain oil slicks covering about nine miles of coastline.

Maple Leafs make Mike Babcock NHL's highest-paid coach

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Mike Babcock moved from one Original Six franchise to another Wednesday, agreeing to an eight-year, $50-million deal to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs.

5 global banks to pay $5.7 billion in fines over currency manipulation

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

They called themselves the Cartel, and that turned out to be an appropriate name.

Feds probing alleged voting rights violations involving disabled Californians

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Federal authorities are investigating allegations that California and its courts are unlawfully denying voting rights to some intellectually disabled residents, according to documents released Wednesday.

Lakers have big plans (Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns) for pick

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Lakers found gold in a pot of ping-pong balls at the end of their worst season ever.

L.A. school board seat is a pivotal win for charter school movement

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Supporters of charter schools won a groundbreaking election victory in Los Angeles this week, putting one of their leaders, for the first time, on the governing board of the nation's second-largest school system.

L.A. Phil chamber players start Next on Grand in here and now

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Next on Grand festival, which began Tuesday night in Walt Disney Concert Hall, is meant to be a monthlong inquiry into the contemporary American scene, including the intersection of orchestral music with dance, theater, architecture and pop culture. Los Angeles Opera,...

L.A.'s new minimum wage might hurt more than it helps

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: My heart goes out to the struggling working poor. At the same time, I know that actions with the best intentions can also bring about unintended consequences. While many employees in the city of Los Angeles will benefit from a minimum wage that will increase to $15 per hour by 2020,...

Fake grass is a fake drought solution

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: Fake grass is bad for the drought because it does not allow absorption of rain into the aquifers. It does nothing to help cool temperatures surrounding the house. It is far from maintenance-free, because it collects the same amount of dirt and debris from trees that the yard has...

Ralph Nader can't escape it: His '00 candidacy gave us President Bush

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: Ralph Nader answered his own question in the 2000 presidential campaign: so a third party candidate can be a spoiler. ("Ralph Nader: Why run for president if you don't have a real chance?," op-ed, May 15)

At Victor's Square Restaurant, it wasn't just about the food

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: Thanks for giving front-page treatment to a Hollywood neighborhood treasure, Bill Gotti and his Victor's Square Restaurant. I found Victor's when I moved to the area 20 years ago, and it became my go-to place. Reporter Nita Lelyveld got it right: It was not just the food. ("Hollywood...

Transocean agrees to $211-million settlement in gulf spill, lawyers say

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals who claim damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211-million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

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