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These L.A. dancers are changing the way people protest

“We’re going to go right, left, right right,” Shamell Bell called out to a group of people learning to do “the Dougie,” a street dance created in Dallas. But they weren’t in a dance studio or at a party, they were dancing directly in front of Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. She called...

Wall Street's grousing about American Airlines' worker raises shows what's wrong with Wall Street

American Airlines on Thursday did something that’s good for its workforce and good for its passengers: it announced healthy pay increases for its pilots and flight attendants, two years ahead of the expiration of their union contracts. In response, Wall Street absolutely slaughtered American’s...

Laguna council to appoint committee members

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday will interview and appoint applicants to positions on five boards, commissions and committees. Each of seven applicants will seek one of four spots on the Arts Commission, according to a city staff report. The candidates include incumbents Pat Kollenda,...

Walt Disney World plans to deploy driverless shuttles in Orlando

Walt Disney World in Florida appears poised to launch the highest-profile commercial deployment of driverless passenger vehicles to date, testing a fleet of driverless shuttles that could cart passengers through parking lots and around its theme parks. According to sources with direct knowledge...

Christopher Dodd will leave MPAA and be replaced by Charles Rivkin

Christopher Dodd will step down as chairman of the Motion Picture Assn. of America after six years as the head of the lobbying arm of major Hollywood studios, according to two people familiar with the situation who were not authorized to comment. The industry group is expected to announce Dodd’s...

Anthony Joshua taking a champion's approach to Wladimir Klitschko's mind tricks

Anthony Joshua grinned through the pats on the back Wladimir Klitschko gave him during the promotion for their Saturday fight, but the youngster also has shown a keen understanding of the gamesmanship behind the veteran’s treatment. “It’s just how you interpret it. I take it for what it is, don’t...

Letters: Who's pitching in for the Dodgers?

Not much seems to have changed. Still the same old Dodgers. Five-hit-game wonders and Dave Roberts looking more and more like Don Mattingly as he shuffles his pitching staff, most notably removing Alex Wood, who pitched six innings of shutout ball and threw only only 77 pitches, followed by a shaky...

The Times hired a climate denier. Scientists are not having it.

"There is no left-leaning or right-leaning climate science, just as there is no Democrat or Republican theory of gravity."

What we don't know about Trump's tax plan (A lot)

Here's what the Trump administration revealed about its tax plan, and the many details it didn't reveal.

New Ted Baker store creates 'retail theater' by taking design inspiration from the Magic Castle

Earlier this month saw the opening of the latest Ted Baker London outpost — this one in the Westfield Century City mall. The newest Ted Baker shop is in addition to stand-alone stores on Robertson Boulevard as well as one at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. The nearly 3,000-square-foot space in...

Harvard is divesting from fossil fuels, sort of.

"I can’t say never, because never say never -- but I doubt that we would ever make a direct investment with fossil fuels.”

Gov. Brown signs bill raising gas tax and vehicle fees by $5.2 billion annually for road and bridge repairs

California motorists will start paying higher gas and diesel taxes on Nov. 1 under legislation signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown to provide $5.2 billion annually for road and bridge repairs and expanded mass transit in the state. The plan, which also includes new fees when vehicles are registered,...

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