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Baseball: Chatsworth rallies to earn split with ECR

Down by two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and not wanting to get swept in a critical two-game series against El Camino Real, Chatsworth launched a rally that led to a seven-run inning and an 8-5 West Valley League victory on Friday.

Baseball notes: Brewers put All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez on DL

All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Milwaukee Brewers because of a strained right hamstring. Gomez suffered the injury during Wednesday's game against St. Louis, and the DL move was retroactive to Thursday.

Two teens stabbed, wounded during brawl outside Santa Ana high school

Three people were detained by police Friday afternoon after a fight outside  a Santa Ana school that left two teens stabbed.

Hancock Park couple accused in human trafficking case

A Hancock Park couple was indicted Friday on human trafficking charges. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office alleges the two imported women from Indonesia to work at their properties, according to a news release.

The One and Only 'Urban Death' Show Brings On New Nightmares

We were completely bowled over the first time we experienced this under-an-hour-long series of short, wordless scenes and images of horror and intermittent macabre humor, and every few years we check back to see if the latest edition of Urban Death from creators Jana Wimer and Zombie Joe is still as unsettling as ever. It certainly is this time around. [ more › ]

Bass caught in MacArthur Park Lake

Steve Hymon photographs the colorful characters and scenes — and fauna — at the park that gave Westlake its name.

Court rescinds sealing order on Pasadena shooting report excerpts

Following objections from newspaper attorneys, an appellate court on Friday reversed its previous order to seal a court filing that included excerpts of a critical report on an officer-involved-shooting in Pasadena.

Big differences divide Democrats, GOP on overhauling U.S. tax code

Despite optimistic talk from Democrats and Republicans about overhauling the tax code, General Electric Co. recently showed that corporate executives aren't holding their breath for a bipartisan deal any time soon.

Steve Cauthen remembers the last Triple Crown

The best living symbol of horse racing's Holy Grail was on the phone this week, keeping the hope and vision alive.

Los Angeles Spends $100 Million A Year On The Homeless

Los Angeles spends over $100 million per year on issues related to its homeless population, according to a recent city report. [ more › ]

Why most of the $100 million L.A. spends on homelessness goes to police

A  report showing that more than half the $100 million the city of Los Angeles spends each year on homelessness goes to police demonstrates that the city is focused on enforcement rather than getting people off the streets, homeless advocates said Friday.

Tenure isn't Easy Street for teachers

To the editor: After 40 years teaching English in public schools, I'm really ticked off that people think tenure means that you can sit around eating bon bons, and nobody can touch you if you don't teach anything. Anybody who's ever had to control a room of 40 kids knows that you have to be on...

California's drought is a national issue

To the editor: California is turning itself upside down because of the water consumed by an agricultural industry that has only a modest impact on the state's overall economy and produces food only a modest percentage of which is consumed by Californians. ("Drought unlikely to cause major damage...

A grandmother as president? It's time.

To the editor: I enjoyed Meghan Daum's column where she cited Hillary Clinton's role as a "grandmother" as a positive quality for the White House. I agree that it is unfortunate that we still use the word "grandmother" as a form of negative messaging for female leaders. ("Hillary Clinton's no-knife,...

Why Rosamund Felsen left Santa Monica for downtown's industrial arts district

There are a lot of reasons that longtime L.A. gallerist Rosamund Felsen  is in love with her new exhibition space in downtown Los Angeles.

In Herald, Calif., a decommissioned nuclear power plant

Alvin Tenpo  had seen photos of the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station in Herald, Calif. Its cooling towers looked surreal, so he decided to visit the decommissioned nuclear power facility about 25 miles southeast of Sacramento.

Antidote for opioid overdoses now available without a prescription

California pharmacists can hand out an overdose antidote to patients on powerful painkillers without requiring a prescription under new rules aimed at curbing drug-related fatalities.

Brush fire burning in Malibu; 200 firefighters on scene

Firefighters were battling a brush fire Friday afternoon in the Malibu area.

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