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Judges should steer clear of the Boy Scouts

The California Supreme Court, accepting a recommendation from its advisory committee on judicial ethics, has closed what was known as the Boy Scout loophole in a rule prohibiting judges from belonging to organizations that engage in invidious discrimination. Although the Scouts no longer...

Dog rescued from rain-swollen L.A. River

A firefighter lowered from a hovering helicopter rescued a dog from the Los Angeles River during a sudden afternoon rain storm on Friday.

Man allegedly killed by Suge Knight was 'father figure' in South L.A.

The man allegedly hit and killed by Marion “Suge” Knight was described by friends as a father figure in South Los Angeles who helped young men escape gang life.

'John Wick' duo in talks to direct Chris Pratt in 'Cowboy Ninja Viking'

The veteran stunt coordinators turned co-directors of the action romp "John Wick" may have their next target in sight. David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are in early talks to direct Chris Pratt in "Cowboy Ninja Viking," The Times has confirmed.

UCLA cruises past Colorado, 72-59

Late in Saturday's game, Colorado called timeout, and UCLA Coach Steve Alford ambled onto the court and put a hand in the air. His team, the same team that had allowed Oregon to shoot 75% in a half less than a week ago, was turning a once close game into a blowout.

Big crowd sees Fairfax topple Sierra Canyon, 64-47

Except for a Southern Section or City Section championship game, there have been few high school basketball games quite like the hyped event in a sold-out Fairfax High gym on Saturday night.

Videotape may clarify Knight's intent in Compton fatality

Video footage taken outside Tam's Burgers in Compton may shed light on exactly what happened when Marion "Suge" Knight ran down two men with his truck Thursday, killing one of them, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' wins big at awards

"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a dramedy about a high-school senior and his relationship with a leukemia-afflicted classmate, was the big winner at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night.

7-alarm fire may destroy Brooklyn warehouse; no injuries

In a battle of fire and ice, New York City firefighters have been trying to tame a warehouse fire in Brooklyn for 14 hours, even as they cope with freezing temperatures that have left their hoses coated with ice.

Candidates in 4th Council District tap into ire over development

Anger over how Los Angeles is permitting development — from vast shopping centers to the McMansion next door — is all but constant on the campaign trail as more than a dozen candidates compete to represent the 4th City Council District, a grab bag of far-flung neighborhoods such...

Carl Djerassi, scientist considered father of birth control pill, dies at 91

Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.

Brown and Kashkari teams let down guard on 2014 contest

With the election nearly three months behind them, top aides to Gov. Jerry Brown and  his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, let down their guard Saturday at a postmortem organized by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studi...

New England Patriots will steal Super Bowl XLIX

Football pumps will cringe in fear. Ragged hoodies will run and hide. "Cheaters" can start making plans for an Emmy.

Suspects in Upland marijuana dispensary robbery surrender peacefully

Three suspects in the armed robbery of an Upland marijuana dispensary are in custody after barricading themselves in an apartment, the Upland Police Department said Saturday.

Essential tracks: John Carpenter's 'Lost Themes' gives off eerie, futuristic sounds

John Carpenter, "Lost Themes" (Sacred Bones). Horror movie master John Carpenter is best known for his classic screamers including "Halloween," "Escape From New York" and "They Live," but many may not realize that the director also scores his own movies, filling them with eerie strings and...

An Airstream idyll in Malibu with many happy returns

You know how everyone always writes "I'll be back!" — and there's always an exclamation point — in vacation rental guest books?

Super Bowl: The ads designed for TV junkies

Year in, year out, the Super Bowl draws a huge audience -- bigger than anything else on TV these days. And it's a safe bet that many of those Super Bowl viewers are not the types caught up on the latest "House of Cards" season or seeking out "Borgen" on whatever service it's available in now.

Wally Byam's Airstream dream began in Culver City

Airstreams have been around since 1929 when Wally Byam, a onetime advertising manager for the Los Angeles Times, built the first one. The Torpedo Car Cruiser was a stylish "bring-your-own-accommodations" trailer.

Suspect arrested in San Francisco dismembered-body case

Police have arrested a man in connection with a grisly find in which a body was found dismembered and stuffed in a suitcase in downtown San Francisco.

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