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Robbie Lawler's fighting Saturday, so let the savageness resume

Robbie Lawler isn’t one to elaborate on his mixed martial arts talents, which center around his joy for brutality, except if he’s drawn into the conversation. Or drawn into a fight …. UFC welterweight champion Lawler returns from back-to-back wars Saturday in Atlanta when he headlines UFC 201...

Head of DWP is seeking to retire, Garcetti aide says

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Marcie Edwards is in discussions with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office over the timetable for her departure from the agency, a mayoral aide said Friday. Edwards, who has been in her post nearly 2½ years, is interested in retiring but has not...

The women of Broad City remind us how long this nomination has been coming

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer joined Stephen Colbert to celebrate the historic moment … as female delegates in 1776.

Santa Ana yard excavated in search of possible human remains

Authorities have excavated a large pad of cement from the backyard of a Santa Ana home as a team of Orange County anthropologists searched Friday for a body that may have been buried there decades ago. Santa Ana police detectives on Thursday began searching a property in the 600 block of South...

Watch: Donald Trump speaks in first rally since Hillary Clinton's nomination speech

Campaign trail updates: The general election begins as the Democratic convention ends July 29, 2016, 1:12 p.m. The conventions are over, and the candidates are on to the general election: • In her acceptance speech Hillary Clinton went directly after Donald Trump as someone who doesn't have the...

L.A. jury awards $27 million to family of construction worker who died at Hyperion Treatment Plant in 2011

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $27 million to the family of a construction worker who fell to his death at a wastewater treatment plant in Playa del Rey in 2011, after finding the construction company at fault for the accident. Edgar Alejandro Gonzalez, 30, was standing on top of a 30-foot concrete...

Kenley Jansen is one part of impressive trio

Kenley Jansen is only the third Dodgers closer with at least 30 saves in three seasons. Who are the other two? Answer at the end of these notes…. Miguel Cabrera became only the third Tiger with at least eight 20-homer seasons. The other two: Norm Cash (11) and Al Kaline (9)…. Current estimates...

California's cap-and-trade program: Success, or failure in the making?

After cruising along for more than two years, California’s vaunted cap-and-trade program to cut carbon emissions has run into a few recent snags. A state appeals court has signaled that it has doubts about how officials are spending billions in revenue from the  program — or even if they have the...

Don't appreciate the significance of Hillary Clinton's nomination? Too bad. This moment doesn't belong to you.

Yesterday evening, I watched a woman accept a major party’s nomination for President of the United States for the first time in history. I cried. My friend, sitting next to me on the couch, cried. We were so moved to see a woman that represented the things we try to be — strong, discerning, hard-working...

Vin Scully's secret desire? 'I wish I could sing with Fleetwood Mac'

Fleetwood Mac is nobody’s idea of a party band — except for the people who keep hiring the group to be one. Twenty-three years ago, this famously fractious rock outfit reunited to play “Don’t Stop” at President Clinton’s inauguration. And Thursday night — right around the time that Clinton’s wife,...

Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech ratings will fall below Donald Trump's

Early ratings for Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention show that it will fall short of Donald Trump’s audience from July 22. The 10 p.m. ET slot that featured Hillary Clinton’s speech, a biographical video and an introduction by Clinton’s daughter,...

Lava from Hawaii volcano pours into the Pacific Ocean

Lava cascaded off of cliffs on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday (July 27), marking the first time since 2013 that one of Kilauea's lava flows reached the ocean. Lava from the volcano, located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, began erupting in late May and has been continuously moving on a six-mile journey toward the coast.

Young soccer star Mallory Pugh takes uncommon road to Rio Olympics

The day before she officially made the U.S. women’s soccer team for the Rio Olympics, Mallory Pugh grabbed Coach Jill Ellis’ attention one more time. The 18-year-old dribbled down the left side, peaked into the box before reaching the end line then swung a cross toward middle. The pass skipped...

Jonathan Gold reviews the Cannibal, your New World Order butcher-shop-and-beer restaurant

My brother Mark, who has been to the environmental movement in Los Angeles more or less what James Worthy was to the Lakers, is particular about what he eats. He still hasn’t forgiven me for a shark’s fin dumpling I accidentally chose from a dim sum cart in 1992, and I once saw him approach something...

Can climate action win over suburban voters? This Senate climate hawk thinks so

Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts thinks climate change can be a potent political issue this fall.

Donald Trump and Russia: At best, the Republican nominee has failed Civics 101

To the editor: No, Donald Trump’s invitation to Russia to disclose hacked emails from Hillary Clinton does not rise to the level of treason. But it does rise to the level of disgusting politics and psychodrama. (“Democrats see a silver lining in an email release,” editorial, July 26) I would hope...

In Philadelphia, the Democrats party with billionaires. So much for Sanders' revolution.

To the editor: If there is any wonder as to why so many voters feel ambivalent about this presidential election, two headlines in The Times explain why. (“Anti-corporate sentiment doesn't slow down the party scene for lobbyists and lawmakers in Philadelphia,” July 28) On the Democratic side, there’s...

Saudi officials deny complicity in the 9/11 attacks. They should tell that to a judge

To the editor: My husband, Kenneth, was murdered in cold blood at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Is the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. really telling me to move on? (“Saudi ambassador: There is no smoking gun in the 28 pages, let's move on,” Opinion, July 25) The assertions in his op-ed...

Chinese seismologists still trying to figure out when the Big One will strike 40 years after deadly quake

At the Tangshan Earthquake Museum, a replica of what is believed to be the world’s first seismoscope stands in stark contrast to haunting images of rubble. The barrel-shaped contraption, nearly 2,000 years old, has a built-in pendulum connected to levers intended to cause a bronze ball to spring...

Soylent CEO charged over illegal, 'unsightly' container home in Montecito Heights

A 30-foot-long shipping container that a Los Angeles start-up chief executive tried to turn into a hilltop home has landed him in criminal court. Rob Rhinehart, who founded meal replacement beverage company Soylent Co., has been charged with unpermitted construction and grading and zoning code...

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