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US income inequality is bad, but wealth inequality is a bigger problem

Emanuel Saez, that assiduous tracker of economic inequality in the US, has been shifting his attention away from income inequality to a broader, thornier, and more intractable issue: wealth inequality. As he observes in a paper published this week at the blog of the Washington Center for...

Change Agent Ray Cortines Rapped to Lead the Los Angeles Unified School District

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has been needing a shake-up for decades. Now the LAUSD school board has voted 7-0 to bring back Ray Cortines as interim superintendent of LAUSD. Change can finally occur in a real and systematic...Show More Summary

Ekata is a Western-fitness, Eastern-philosophy, no-TV club

A group of elementary school kids sat cross-legged on the floor, their eyes shut tight, listening to their teacher: How was their day at school? What were they feeling? Could they take a moment to breathe and check in with themselve...

NASCAR's Carl Edwards stays the course in Chase title bid

Six races into the 10-race Chase title playoff, NASCAR's Carl Edwards hasn't reached Victory Lane, gotten into a brawl with another driver or otherwise made many headlines.

'Silence Encourages the Tormentor, Never the Tormented'

Every time I look into the eyes of a victim of domestic violence and listen to her or his story, I can see and hear how important it is for them to speak safely about what they've endured. In the decade I've worked with survivors and advocated on their behalf, I've come to understand that nothing amplifies violence like silence. Show More Summary

Deputies shot in Sacramento area, leading to manhunt

A manhunt was underway Friday for a gunman suspected of shooting four people, including three deputies, Friday in Northern California, authorities said.

Man arrested for alleged role in fatal Shadow Hills crash

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder for his alleged role in a fatal traffic crash early Friday in Shadow Hills, police said.

California's Young Voter Problem Requires a Social Solution

Monday was the last day for Californians to register to vote in November's general election and for the next two weeks, we'll be inundated with political and advocacy groups' most heated rhetoric of the campaign season. But if June's...Show More Summary

Son of woman killed over parking space recalls shocking violence

In a split second, Daniel Crable's fight to survive a knife attack in a crowded parking lot in Santa Fe Springs became his mother's struggle as she lay on the pavement bleeding from multiple stab wounds to her neck and back.

Man kills brother, shoots sister then kills himself over inheritance

A La Quinta man killed his brother, shot his sister and then turned the gun on himself during a dispute over their mother's inheritance, police said Friday.

Lakers' Byron Scott on losing Nash for the season: 'Obviously it hurts'

Steve Nash wasn't going to play all 82 games this season. Or even 60. Or maybe even half that.

Frank Gehry brandishes middle finger at news conference in Spain

Frank Gehry brandished his middle finger at a journalist and used off-color language at a news conference Thursday in Oviedo, Spain.

Football: City Section reaches agreement to hold finals at the Coliseum

City Section Commissioner John Aguirre said Friday a tentative agreement has been reached to hold three championship football games at the Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Learning Los Angeles: Ron Finley on Grounding the City

Fashion designer and "gangsta gardener" Ron Finley has a vision for how communities should live and work together. Ron's do-it-yourself remedy for his South Central L. A. food prison, where, by design, residents have to escape in order...Show More Summary

Our Planet's Primal Scream -- Is Anyone Listening?

Recent headlines have sounded the alarm on the mounting impacts of climate change. Over the past few months, we have seen everything from the hottest summer on record, to historic droughts and extreme wildfires ravaging communities in...Show More Summary

Woman charged with cruelty after animals found in urine-soaked home

A Lake Balboa woman was charged Friday with animal cruelty and neglect after more than 30 animals, including dogs, cats and pigs, were found in her urine-soaked two-bedroom home.

Wicked Lit Halloween 2014 Review

Well, it is long past time to give the Devil his due. Hollywood Gothique experienced the latest incarnation of the Wicked Lit Halloween Theatre Festival a few weeks ago, but time and tide have denied us opportunity to focus our analytic skills with sufficient concentration to do justice to the production. Yes, we tossed off [...]

Gary Stevens to race in Breeders' Cup after knee-replacement surgery

Gary Stevens plans to race in the Breeders' Cup next week in the Hall of Fame jockey's first race since having knee-replacement surgery on his right knee three months ago.

America's Best Steakhouses

From grand Las Vegas shrines helmed by world-famous chefs to old-school Midwestern chophouses where a rib-eye is preceded by a visit to the salad bar, from clubby Chicago dining rooms loaded with mahogany and brass to New York institutions with now-household names, America has no shortage of great steakhouses. Show More Summary

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