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Michelle MacLaren to direct 'Wonder Woman': How significant is it?

Word that Warner Bros. has lassoed Michelle MacLaren to develop and direct its upcoming "Wonder Woman" movie no doubt came as welcome news to fans of her work on such TV series as "Breaking Bad" and "Game of Thrones" and to the many moviegoers who wish to see more women behind the camera.

Big state tax decisions lie ahead for California voters

Picking a new president might not be the only crucial issue before California voters at the polls in two years' time.

Politico’s normal, awful story on EPA’s new air rule

In the odd world of political media, whiny business interests are quoted extensively, while health benefits to the public are ignored.

Gratitude, Woodworking and Music on the Home Front on Thanksgiving

Fitting in some analog home time, and music, amid the digital flow of work seeking a better planet.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Has Sold 200,000 Electric Vehicles

With 58% of the global zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) market, there’s a strong argument to be made that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is the top electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, and the world leader has just passed its 200,000th electric vehicle (EV) sale. Show More Summary

Shopping tips for the eco-minded dresser

A reader wonders where to look for the greenest threads. Umbra stitches together a plan.

Fight Black Friday by joining a Buy Nothing group

The Buy Nothing Project has launched more than 300 local Facebook groups that make it easy for people to share things with their neighbors.

Mexican humanitarian, featured in L.A. Times article slain

A Mexican good Samaritan who dedicated his scarce resources to feeding Central American migrants passing by on La Bestia train was slain this week along with a friend who assisted him, fellow activists said Wednesday.

Ferguson forecast: Cold, wet, snow with a chance of calm

About three dozen protesters -- and almost as many journalists -- gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department on a cold, wet Wednesday night.

College football rankings: The Times' Super 16

Rankman can't think of any other place he'd rather be for the next two weeks — except Bora Bora. The first playoff season orchestra is heading toward a crescendo of crashing pads and marching band cymbals. Every team in this week's top 10 faces a game it can't afford to lose. This will be...

Stanford History

Daniel Buccieri teaches World History at Venice High. "History isn't a set of answers I'm passing down to kids," he says. "It's more a set of questions and problems."Daniel Buccieri teaches World History at Venice High. "History isn't a set of answers I'm passing down to kids," he says. "It's...

Cortana picks 11 of 15 in week 12

Cortana is chugging along with a consistently better than 500 record each week this NFL season picking 11 out of 15 games correctly. Mobile cortana NFL picks nfl ai Beckham catch

Henry Jaglom's 'Train to Zakopané' a vivid story of tragic love

Henry Jaglom's “Train to Zakopané,” premiering at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, is based on an incident in the life of his father: a rich, complex, heartbreaking story of doomed lovers in Poland between the wars.

Mayor hikes pay for 9 city managers; others asked to go without for 3 years

Nine Los Angeles city managers are getting raises of 3% or 5% from Mayor Eric Garcetti at the same time negotiators are trying to forestall salary increases for a wide range of other city workers.

'The Babadook,' smart and dark, delivers grown-up horrors

"The Babadook" is a smart, darkly drawn modern-day horror movie of monsters, memories and mothers.

'Where They Raced' chronicles L.A. hot rod history

The documentary "Where They Raced" has made its debut on Hulu this week, and it's worth a look.

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