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Clippers make clinching a playoff berth look easy against 76ers

It was a locker room devoid of champagne, commemorative T-shirts or even congratulatory chatter, the Clippers acting as if they had done nothing more than log a late-season victory over one of the worst teams in the NBA.

Lakers' Robert Sacre must improve his outside shooting

The boos came down from the crowd after Robert Sacre scored an easy basket off an offensive rebound.

Reports: Woman attacked with skateboard in Venice

A woman and two men were assaulted Thursday night in Venice -- the woman reportedly struck with a skateboard -- as onlookers stood by.

Tomas Transtromer dies at 83; Swedish poet won Nobel Prize in 2011

Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 2011, has died. He was 83.

LAPD's inconsistent discipline has a steep price

There were no vigils, no protests, no #blacklivesmatter tweets when Steven Washington, 27, alone and unarmed, was killed five years ago by a Los Angeles police officer on a dark Koreatown street.

Marcella Leach dies at 85; advocate for Marsy's Law on victims' rights

Marcella Leach, who became a leading advocate for crime victims' rights after the brutal murder of her college-student daughter, died March 15 at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. She was 85.

Baseball: Chatsworth starts 2-0 in the West Valley League

Niko Switalla provided solid relief pitching to come up with the save and also contributed two hits to help Chatsworth knock off Birmingham, 7-4, on Friday to finish a sweep of the defending City Section champions in the opening week of West Valley League play.

Arizona, Wisconsin welcome rematch of 2014's 'crazy, crazy scenario'

It was 2.3 seconds that took five minutes and 14 camera angles to set up, and nearly a year later, Arizona's Gabe York would like to forget the whole thing.

Clippers clinch playoff spot with a 119-98 win over the Philadelphia 76ers

The Clippers won their sixth game in a row, beating the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, 119-98. With the win, they clinched a playoff spot for their fourth straight season. 

Girls' basketball: Serra leads McClatchy 25-18 at half

Gardena Serra got off to a fast start and made a late run to take a 25-18 lead over McClatchy in the CIF Division I state championship game at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. 

Boys' basketball: Jeremy Hemsley helps Damien win state title in final game

There have been so many positive memories created by Jeremy Hemsley during his four years at La Verne Damien both on and off the basketball court, but he saved the best for last. He delivered 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to help the Spartans defeat Campolindo, 70-57, in the state...

'Empire' Star Apologizes For Claiming Glendale Police Racially Profiled Her Son

The actress took to issue an apology after video shows a different version of events than she initially stated. [ more › ]

Encinitas man shot and killed after pointing shotgun at sheriff's deputy, officials say

 A 56-year-old Encinitas man was shot and killed by a San Diego County sheriff's deputy Friday after twice pointing a shotgun at the deputy, officials said.

Gustavo Dudamel's L.A. Phil deal reverberates across classical music world

Gustavo Dudamel will be headlining at Walt Disney Concert Hall for at least seven more years, through the 2021-22 season. The charismatic maestro with the wild locks and exuberant baton extended his contract with the L.A. Philharmonic on Friday, ending whispers that he might leave for New...

Kings newcomer Andrej Sekera contributes much to current success

Multiple-choice time: Reasons why the Kings are surging, on a three-game winning streak, and with just one road loss (in overtime) in their last seven games.

In Judith Eisler's work, light trumps star power

Seven big paintings of cinematic close-ups and two-shots of movie stars by Judith Eisler seem to be less about Hollywood and celebrity than they are about light.

Judge to decide court battle between Donald Sterling's wife and V. Stiviano

Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s lavish gifts to friend V. Stiviano – including millions of dollars in luxury cars, a duplex and cash — are legally hers to keep, an attorney for Stiviano told a Los Angeles County judge Wednesday.

Seven lawmakers have committees for 2018 lieutenant governor's race

With Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom termed out in 2018, seven current and former state legislators, including Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), have opened committees to raise money for possible campaigns for lieutenant governor.

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