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5 Democratic senators join failed effort to block Obama on immigration

Five Democratic senators broke from their party Thursday to side with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in an effort to derail President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

Football: Bishop Gorman goes for its third win over a top SoCal school

Bishop Gorman is located in Las Vegas, but it has set out this season to win the Southern California championship.

Metro yanks Fox TV show bus ads branded as racist, offensive to women

An advertisement for the new Fox television show “Red Band Society” was abruptly pulled from Los Angeles Metro buses Thursday after activists complained it was racist and offensive.

L.A. Unified settles suit with student data software vendor

The Los Angeles Unified School District paid $3.75 million Thursday to settle a lawsuit with the vendor of a software system designed to track attendance, grades, schedules and other student data, officials said.

L.A. Unified settles suit with student data software vendor

The Los Angeles Unified School District paid $3.75 million Thursday to settle a lawsuit with the vendor of a software system designed to track attendance, grades, schedules and other student data, officials said.

Jackson Rathbone live-blogs emergency landing of his JetBlue plane

Jackson Rathbone of "The Twilight Saga" fame was with his wife and son on the Texas-bound JetBlue flight that lost an engine Wednesday and had to emergency land at Long Beach Airport -- and he logged the experience play-by-play on his WhoSay account. 

Longtime San Francisco 49ers executive Dave Rahn dies at 50

Dave Rahn, longtime media relations director for the San Francisco 49ers, died Thursday after battling melanoma for more than two years. He was 50.

Doris Payne, 83-year-old jewelry thief, back in jail

Doris Payne, the 83-year-old jewelry thief with a criminal record that goes back to the 1950s, was back in jail Thursday.

Lionsgate acquires distribution rights for 'The SMOSH Movie'

Nearly 10 years after Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox started their YouTube channel SMOSH, the comedic duo will head to the big screen.

'Reclaim' tosses away all credibility

The horror of child trafficking has been explored in numerous fiction and documentary films. So too has overseas adoption, in all its emotional and political complexity. Both topics figure nominally in "Reclaim," which takes a different tack: It uses them as action-thriller fodder.

Firefighter rescued from three-alarm apartment fire in West Hollywood

A firefighter was taken to a hospital Thursday afternoon after flames ripped through a three-story apartment complex in West Hollywood, officials said.

Former San Diego car dealer pleads guilty to hiding drug money

The former owner of a San Diego car dealership pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to conceal $719,000 in cash from a drug trafficker as payment for a Ferrari, a Porsche and two Lamborghinis.

Former San Diego car dealer pleads guilty to hiding drug money

The former owner of a San Diego car dealership pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to conceal $719,000 in cash from a drug trafficker as payment for a Ferrari, a Porsche and two Lamborghinis.

'Frontier' covers unexpected ground in a refreshing way

A cowboy in "The Frontier" receives a letter from his estranged father pleading for him to return home. This is only the beginning of an intimate family drama that subtly and delightfully subverts expectations of what kind of a tale it is and where it's headed.

'Kelly & Cal' a solid but overreaching tale of outsiders

Putting its stamp on the odd-couple template, "Kelly & Cal" creates an unlikely romantic friendship between characters who are, in very different ways, caught between past and present. She's a onetime punk rocker, emotionally stranded in new motherhood, a stalling marriage and la-di-da...

Don't turn down a Medi-Cal gift, Gov. Brown

The 2010 federal healthcare reform law let states expand Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor, largely at federal expense. California is one of 27 states that have taken up Washington's offer, and well over 1 million newly eligible residents signed up for...

An indecipherable 'Scribbler' goes nowhere

Someone should have scribbled a better script for "The Scribbler."

A simple fix for L.A.'s voter turnout problem

When fewer than 1 in 4 registered Los Angeles voters bothered to cast a ballot for a new mayor last year, it set off a round of soul-searching among city officials and political experts. Why were voters so disengaged? What would make them show up at the polls? What does it say about the...

For Superior Court, Jacqueline Lewis and Andrew Stein

Los Angeles County voters will see two judicial runoffs on their Nov. 4 ballot, and it's a shame they can't just pick the two best candidates of the four. That's because the two best are running against each other. Deputy Dist. Atty. Dayan Mathai is an accomplished prosecutor with 15 years of...

L.A. school district will double staff helping with iPad rollout

In response to problems with providing iPads to all students, teachers and campus administrators, the Los Angeles school system will double the number of people who will help with technical and instructional issues.

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