A headline Monday in Politics Now, the L.A. Times' blog on national politics, distilled the challenge facing Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) as he tries to broaden his party's appeal.
Last week I spent a beautiful few days in my hometown of Santa Cruz. What a treat it was to leave snowy New York for sunny California. I was able to walk the cliffs, surf, hang out with high school friends and catch up on the latestShow More Summary
Can a piece of paper be a smoking gun?
The nation’s two largest conventional grocery chains, Kroger and Safeway, have announced that they will not sell genetically engineered salmon. They join several other chains, including Target, Whole Foods (of course) and Trader Joe’s. Now let’s hope the holdouts, such as Costco, do the same.
Sheila Kuehl walked her first picket line as a member of the Screen Actors' Guild, when she was 11 years old, an experience that forever forged her close ties to America's working families and their unions. Kuehl was a highly-respected...Show More Summary
A website called BuzzFeed yesterday paid tribute to In-n-Out Burger by listing 27 whimsical reasons why they are so beloved. I won't detail them all but some are admirable. It began: "First of all, the burgers, which are handmade byShow More Summary
In the wake of the Texas Supreme Court striking down that state’s gay marriage ban and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoing an anti-gay bill, I feel compelled to confess something uncomfortable: I was totally wrong about gay marriage.
According to much of Western punditry, Russia's military action in Ukraine's Crimea region is an unprovoked act of aggression by the increasingly autocratic Russian President Vladimir Putin, who should stop meddling in the transition underway in Kiev after months of protests and even violence.
Ever since I can remember, I have loved rock and roll music. I loved it even before I knew that rock and roll was all about sex. After all, I was three-years-old. I did know that "Who Wears Short Shorts" by The Royal Teens and "Blue Moon" by The Marcels tickled my funny bone and made me laugh even barely out of babyhood. Show More Summary
We are long-time teachers and native Angelenas who love to share the hidden gems in our favorite city. In this series, we interview local heroes whose passions and work inspire us. We interviewed Mati Waiya at Wishtoyo's Chumash demonstration village on the bluffs in Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where a stream meets the ocean. Show More Summary
California voters — thankfully — will probably not have to decide in November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Backers of the Control, Regulate and Tax Marijuana Act, which had the most funding and organized support of four potential state ballot measures, decided to aim for the 2016 election instead. Show More Summary
SB 1062, the Arizona bill that would have made it easier to discriminate against gays and lesbians (and other people), was vetoed last week by Gov. Jan Brewer. But some social conservatives won’t let the subject go.
Calderon takes leave of absence. Sacramento Democrats lose supermajority. LAFD hiring commanders whose sons advanced reassigned. Assessor candidates. NYT's 1853 story on Solomon Northup's kidnapping. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki's Instagram pics. Before and after drought pictures. Evelyn Taft's baby. Plus more.
So many bungled lines on the Oscars — teleprompter troubles? — and set pieces that fell flat. John Travolta? Yeesh. Highlights and winners inside.
ABC analyst Nate Silver is better known for his politics and baseball stat work than his Oscar predictions, but he shared some data-driven observations about best picture winners this morning on George Stephanopoulos.
KCRW on Saturday aired the new pilot for "Reveal," a show from the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley and Public Radio Exchange. Featured are the heroin pipeline to Chicago, teenagers in solitary on Rikers Island and the reality behind that movie credits bug about no animals being harmed.
Los Angeles bureau reporter Miguel Almaguer did a field report for the "NBC Nightly News" Friday night while standing thigh deep in runoff debris. His rescue was not shown.
The 48-hour rainfall map shows less than four inches at most stations around the county, but that's a lot more than we are used to getting. Video of the wave inside.
In the Santa Monica beach beach tent on Saturday, '12 Years a Slave' fashioned a near sweep of top honors at the Independent Spirit Awards. "Twenty Feet from Stardom" snagged the documentary award.
This post originally appeared on Bustle. By Anna Klassen My small Hollywood apartment had never felt so crowded. Men with backwards hats, tennis shoes and oversized cameras strapped to their shoulders made themselves comfortable on my couch. Show More Summary