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Culture Clash adds more bite in 'Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival'

The clickety-clack of an old-timey film projector fills the Kirk Douglas Theatre as grainy, black-and-white footage depicting Los Angeles, 1959, scrolls across the back wall of the stage. Police sweep through Chavez Ravine, home to villages of Mexican Americans; a woman is forcibly carried...

1 dead, 6 injured in San Francisco fire

San Francisco firefighters were battling a four-alarm blaze Wednesday night in the Mission District that left one person dead and at least six people injured, authorities said.

Cal State students to get more say in creation and use of 'success fees'

California State University trustees Wednesday moved to place tighter controls on controversial student fees that have drawn criticism as a backdoor way to raise tuition.

Woman found stabbed to death across the street from LAPD station

Los Angeles police Wednesday night were investigating a homicide after woman’s body was found across the street from the department’s Foothill Station in Pacoima. 

Appeals court restores parts of lawsuit in Coliseum corruption scandal

A California appellate court has reinstated key parts of a government lawsuit that seeks millions of dollars in damages from two rave concert promoters and their companies in connection with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum corruption scandal.

Boys' basketball: Verdugo Hills sets up East Valley showdown with Poly

Verdugo Hills stayed unbeaten in the East Valley League on Wednesday, pulling out a 67-65 overtime win over Grant. The win sends the Dons into a showdown game with Sun Valley Poly on Friday at Poly. The Parrots are also unbeaten but need a win over Arleta on Thursday.

Dismembered human body found in suitcase in downtown San Francisco

A dismembered human body was found Wednesday in a suitcase in downtown San Francisco, police said.

Measles outbreak: At least 95 cases in eight states and Mexico

The California-centered measles outbreak has spread to Michigan, as the number of cases climbed to 95 in eight states and Mexico, officials said Wednesday.

First confirmed sighting of rare fox at Yosemite in nearly 100 years

The elusive Sierra Nevada red fox was recently spotted in Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly 100 years.

Cal State trustees approve new fee for student groups

While the Cal State Board of Trustees was placing controls on one set of fees Wednesday, the board also approved a new systemwide voluntary charge to support operations of the statewide student association.

Sharon Runner only candidate for California's 21st Senate District

Former Republican lawmaker Sharon Runner of Lancaster has emerged as the only candidate for one of three open state Senate seats.

Police swarm Downtown L.A. as LAPD facilitates meeting with 'convicted criminal'

Part of downtown Los Angeles saw a heavy police presence Wednesday as Los Angeles police officers helped facilitate an evening meeting between a convicted criminal, local law enforcement and a non-profit group, LAPD officials confir...

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Rio Dell, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon 20 miles from Rio Dell, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:11 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 13.0 miles.

Cold case closed: Man sent to prison for 1981 rape, killing

Thirty years after a Whittier woman was found raped and strangled in her apartment, her killer has been sentenced to prison.

Vaccine skeptics are in denial

To the editor: My child is a student at Waldorf School of Orange County, and it's unbelievable that 41% of kindergartners started the school year unvaccinated. Just recently a Waldorf parent told me that no one is talking about the measles epidemic — not one conversation. ("Once easily...

In police-involved shootings, facts are victims

To the editor: Your editorial is balanced and thoughtful. Not every officer-involved shooting is justified, nor is every one unjustified. ("How to ensure impartial investigations of officers' deadly force?," Editorial, Jan. 26)

On civil rights, give religion credit where credit is due

To the editor: Michael Shermer is wrong to say that "the abolitionist movement was primarily inspired by such secular documents as the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man." ("The influence of science and reason on moral progress," Op-Ed, Jan. 26)

If judges can't join the Boy Scouts, what about the Mormon Church?

To the editor: California's Supreme Court unanimously decreed that state judges will no longer be allowed to affiliate with the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization's discrimination against gay and lesbian adults in leadership roles. ("State high court's vote affecting Scout...

Seriously, let's not take Super Bowl so seriously

When it comes to Super Bowl week, this column represents failure XLIX. The topic should be ignored, but it's a red flag in front of a bull.

Harold Meyerman, ex-banker who aided Palm Springs museum, dies at 76

Harold Meyerman, a prominent banker who in retirement oversaw a turnaround of the financially troubled Palm Springs Art Museum, died Jan. 21 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He was 76.

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