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Once seen as a major race, campaign for controller is now a snoozer

The campaign for state controller, the job responsible for paying the state's bills, was expected to be one of the year's most hotly contested, the showcase for a rising Republican star from the Central Valley.

'Overnighters' an intimate chronicle of boomtown job seekers

The labor migrations that have shaped the United States are far from done. They're a charged reality that continues to transform lives and communities, as an exceptional new documentary brings home powerfully.

Man shot, wounded outside Altadena restaurant

A man was shot and wounded late Thursday afternoon outside a restaurant in Altadena, deputies said.

Police searching for parents of children found on Long Beach street

Police are searching for the parents or guardians of two children found Thursday on the streets of Long Beach.

All northbound lanes of 5 Freeway in San Clemente blocked by crane

An overturned crane is blocking all northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in San Clemente.

'Winter in the Blood' a tale of losses, including the audience

Filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith made their feature debut more than a decade ago with "The Slaughter Rule," the cast of which included a then-unknown Amy Adams and Ryan Gosling before he had become some sort of mythological being.

Girls' golf: Sherman Oaks Notre Dame wins Northern Division title

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame won the Northern Division girls' golf championship on Thursday with a score of 390 at Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai. Oaks Christian finished second and Foothill third.

Meredith Vieira's daytime talk show renewed for second season

Meredith Vieira has another notch on her show biz belt -- a successful daytime talk show.

2014 Halloween Yard Haunts Itinerary: Simi Valley & Thousand Oaks

Halloween Haunt Itineraries are self-guided tours of haunted attractions that are conveniently located in one area. With map or a GPS, you can easily hit all of them in one night and save gasoline in the process. Fortuitously, we find that our 2013 itinerary for Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks remains relevant for Halloween 2014, [...]

'Skills gap' threatening to impede economic growth in California

California employers aren't hiring as quickly as they could — but the economy isn't the damper.

Alaska Senate race becomes most expensive campaign in state's history

The local official introducing the candidate eventually got around to the point — Sen. Mark Begich, standing up for Alaskans, get out the vote — but first he lit into the Koch brothers and what he described as money's power to warp politics.

'Nightcrawler' cuts it close in its dark look at local TV news

"Nightcrawler" is pulp with a purpose. A smart, engaged film powered by an altogether remarkable performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, it is melodrama grounded in a disturbing reality, an extreme scenario that is troubling because it cuts close to the bone.

The Los Angeles Times' endorsements in the Nov. 4 elections

These are The Times' recommendations for the Nov. 4 election. Each is discussed in depth at www.latimes.com/endorsements. The Times endorses selectively, and this year focused on statewide and county races, on elections for L.A. County Superior Court and on the race to succeed retiring U.S....

National Guard troops deployed as lava approaches Pahoa, Hawaii

More than 80 National Guard troops were deployed to Pahoa, Hawaii, on Thursday as a river of lava from the Kilauea volcano continued its slow advance toward the small town. 

Changing of guard among L.A. County supervisors not happening quietly

The final weeks of elected officials' terms are typically spent packing up boxes, exchanging goodbyes, and handing out proclamations to constituents and loyal staff members.

L. A. artist questioned over tweet about obama

The artist SABO was detained and questioned by the Secret Service over a tweet.  SABO is the genius or demented mind depending on your POV behind the anti-Left posters floating around whenever hillary or the prez visit town. The tweet itself wasn’t threatening.  He said he wished obama’s plane would crash.  Its free speech.  He […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's gay in first-person essay

Tim Cook was already one of the most high-profile business leaders in the world, and now he is its most prominent openly gay CEO.

John Velazquez returns to the Breeders' Cup after bad spill

It would be understandable were John Velazquez less than giddy about his trip from New York for this weekend's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.

A strong finish

There's nothing like that feeling at the end of a race, knowing you've given your all. Photographing a race, you can really see the pain and determination on athletes' faces, with a hint of relief knowing that they'll soon be done.

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