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L.A. labor leaders seek minimum wage exemption for firms with union workers

Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces.

Wanted ex-LAPD officer caught in Mexico, brought back to U.S.

Henry Solis was arrested in Ciudad Juarez and handed over to the FBI at the border.

Hyperloop hoop

Looks as if the Hyperloop engineers have made themselves at home in the Arts District.

Top FIFA officials arrested in Europe on U.S. corruption charges

Longtime president Sepp Blatter was not among those charged. The U.S. will seek extradition of those arrested in Zurich.

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Isla Vista, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 30 miles from Isla Vista, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:47 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 8.7 miles.

Lucy Jones watches 'San Andreas' so you don't have to

LA's favorite earthquake expert tweets her review of the latest impossible movie disaster to destroy Los Angeles.

Dr. Lucy 'Earthquake Lady' Jones Has The Review Of 'San Andreas' You've Been Waiting For

Thank goodness for Dr. Lucy Jones, an actual scientist to set us straight and explain the science (or lack thereof) behind the film starring our handsome hero Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. [ more › ]

California Assembly passes two bills to deter frivolous ballot measures

Amid outrage over a proposed initiative that calls for the execution of gays and lesbians, the California Assembly on Tuesday passed two bills to discourage outlandish ballot measures.

Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers crush Atlanta Braves, 8-0

KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers had scored two runs in the fourth inning when Andre Ethier stepped into the batter's box. On Monday, he had hit the game-winning home run in the eighth. On Tuesday, he hit a two-run double to turn a 2-0 game into a 4-0 game. With the way Clayton Kershaw was pitching, the...

FIFA leaders held in U.S. corruption probe

The U.S. Justice Department is expected to bring federal corruption charges against as many as 14 high-ranking members of world soccer's governing body Wednesday, following a three-year FBI investigation that could cripple Sepp Blatter's run for a fifth term as FIFA president.

Dodgers say so long to Juan Uribe

There were some good times, but he's 36 and heading to free agency, while the younger guys have to play. "Uribe choked up when asked what he would miss about the Dodgers and walked away."

Marty Sheets dies at 62; Special Olympian was a model of determination

When Marty Sheets, who was born with Down syndrome, was about 4, a doctor told his parents that he was so disabled he would never even learn to tie his own shoes.

Recognize this? Clayton Kershaw dominates in Dodgers' 8-0 win

Then, on May 26, 2015, all was right in the Dodgers' world. Clayton Kershaw was again dominating, the Dodgers were scoring bunches of runs and Adrian Gonzalez was going deep.

San Diego Union-Tribune lays off 178, mostly in printing, delivery

The San Diego Union-Tribune said Tuesday that it was laying off 178 employees, about 30% of its staff, in a cost-cutting effort that mainly affected its printing and delivery operations.

Southland water importer OKs $350-million boost in lawn-removal rebates

Responding to a surge of interest in removing grass amid California's worsening drought, the Metropolitan Water District agreed Monday to spend an additional $350 million to help homeowners and businesses replace the turf.

Baseball: No. 19 seed Chavez reaches Division II championship game

San Fernando Chavez, 1-11 in the East Valley League this season and the No. 19 seed in the City Section Division II playoffs, advanced to the championship game at Dodger Stadium by knocking off Franklin, 4-1, on Tuesday night at the Urban Youth Academy.

Crews close to excavating ruptured section of oil pipeline

Investigators are nearing an important step in determining what caused an underground oil pipeline last week to rupture and release as much as  101,000 gallons of crude along the Santa Barbara County coast.

A sampler of college commencement speeches

"Don't cave to the status quo. Don't trade happiness for deferred gratification. Don't give up adventure for safety and security. The safe is the enemy of the satisfying. Deferred gratification has a way of being deferred forever. And the status quo, 'business-as-usual,' 'the-way-things-have-always-been-done'...

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