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Losing our carbon-dioxide sponges

To the editor: The article notes that forests are critical to stabilizing temperature because they absorb heat-trapping carbon dioxide. Yes, all green plants use carbon dioxide and water in performing photosynthesis; they also emit oxygen as a result. ("U.S. joins other nations in deforestation...

Dodgers enjoy a little R&R this weekend

Catcher Tim Federowicz lounged on a black vinyl sofa, watching a baseball game on TV, while a few feet away pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Josh Beckett and infielders Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe gathered around a table for a loud game of dominoes.

Football: Servite can't stop De La Salle veer in 47-24 defeat

In the early going on Saturday night, Servite held a 14-10 lead over Concord De La Salle on the strength of a 17-yard touchdown run by Travis Waller and a 47-yard touchdown pass from Waller to Terrell Bynum.

Boy, 5, tests positive for cocaine; parents arrested in Moorpark

Cocaine was found in the system of a 5-year-old boy whose parents had been arrested on drug charges in Moorpark, according to the Ventura County sheriff’s office.

Boy, 5, tests positive for cocaine; parents arrested in Moorpark

Cocaine was found in the system of a 5-year-old boy whose parents had been arrested on drug charges in Moorpark, according to the Ventura County sheriff’s office.

For the record

Chuck Lorre: In some copies of the Sept. 28 edition, the Sunday Conversation interview with TV show creator Chuck Lorre in the Calendar section said that the second-season premiere of his series "Mom" would air Monday. That premiere has been changed to Oct. 30. The change was announced after...

Chivas USA's future is up in the air as league considers selling

Nearly eight months after Major League Soccer assumed control of Chivas USA, the future of the league's most troubled franchise remains unclear.

Times website wins Online News Assn.'s General Excellence award

The Los Angeles Times was honored Saturday by the Online News Assn. for General Excellence, taking home the top award for large news websites.

Seattle Sounders defeat Chivas USA, 4-2

— Obafemi Martins let his scoring speak for him. On Saturday, it was a record-setting statement.

Paris Fashion Week: At Undercover, a fractured fairy tale

Something wicked this way comes. That was what entered the mind upon seeing the giant, polished red cherry sculptures on the runway at Jun Takahashi's show. Was it forbidden fruit? Was the big bad wolf coming around the bend? Were we headed for a big fall? All of the above.

Paris Fashion Week: New day for Mugler brand

It’s a new day for Thierry Mugler’s namesake brand, whose heyday was in the 1980s and '90s, and which is now known simply as Mugler.  

Water main break repaired on Sunset Boulevard; street may reopen soon

A heavily trafficked stretch of Sunset Boulevard that was shut down Friday by a ruptured pipe could reopen by midnight Saturday, according to a West Hollywood official.

Water main break repaired on Sunset Boulevard; street may reopen soon

A heavily trafficked stretch of Sunset Boulevard that was shut down Friday by a ruptured pipe could reopen by midnight Saturday, according to a West Hollywood official.

Paris Fashion Week: Jean Paul Gaultier bids adieu to RTW

It had all the hallmarks of a classic Jean Paul Gaultier show. His name was in lights on a theater marquee, the Grand Rex in Paris. There was a scrum outside the likes of which haven't been seen since the 1994 Robert Altman fashion parody film, "Pret-a-Porter." (I actually saw a looky-loo...

4000 Miles premiere at Sierra Madre Playhouse was simply amazing

Last night was the opening of 4000 Miles a pulizter nominated play at the Sierra Madre Playhouse.  The play was so well executed and performed you didn’t neet an intermission.  Ir ran a full Hour and Forty Five, but the time flew thanks the the simply amazing performances of Mimi Cozen as the grandmother Vera […]

Getty Institute helps save China's Mogao Grottoes from tourism's impact

Hewn by hand out of a cliff face in the Gobi Desert starting about 1,700 years ago, China's most spectacular cache of Buddhist caves has endured countless assaults over the centuries — earthquakes and floods, plundering foreign explorers and even Russian soldiers, who billeted here in the...

Man arrested for alleged crimes against two children in Hollywood area

A man was arrested Friday in New York by an FBI task force in connection with crimes against at least two children in Los Angeles earlier this month, police said.

California earthquake swarm continues, but slows

The earthquake swarm in Mammoth Lakes continued into Saturday, but it showed signs of slowing.

'Everything Will Be Alright' in Weezer's musical roller coaster ride

Twenty years ago, Weezer was one of the biggest bands in Los Angeles, a deeply quirky alternative-rock quartet riding high on the success of its self-titled 1994 debut.

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