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Even the world’s largest food company knows the American diet is an environmental catastrophe

A leaked report from Nestle warns that if everyone ate like us, we'd already be out of freshwater.

Stars to accept tributes at TCM Classic Film Festival panels and screenings

As we enter the final two days of the TCM Classic Film Festival, our attention turns to tributes. Attention must be paid, as it were, and the lineup is an eclectic one with some potentially fascinating subjects taking the stage for extended conversations. "An Afternoon With Carl Reiner" is exactly...

Opinion: Older, female and looking for a job? Your chances aren't good

Good morning. I'm Paul Thornton, The Times' letters editor, and it is Saturday, April 30, 2016. Two hundred and twenty seven years ago today, George Washington became the first president of the United States. We've come a long way, right? Subscribe to the newsletter Speaking of presidents, regular...

Essential California: Ambitious solar project coming to L.A.

Good morning. It is Saturday, April 30. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES Discriminatory sting: A Los Angeles Superior Court judge invalidated the arrest of a Long Beach man picked up for lewd conduct and indecent exposure while also criticizing the Long Beach Police...

A parallel Chinese-language Internet helps immigrants navigate life in America

When Grace Hui moved to Los Angeles from China in 2014 and Googled the Chinese characters for "Los Angeles immigrant," the first result was Chineseinla.com. The Chino Hills-based website, a disorganized Yelp-meets-Craigslist hybrid, was a throwback, and Hui, 29, thought some of the posts were phishing...

Dodgers hold closed-door meeting before loss to San Diego Padres, 5-1

At 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, the Dodgers ushered the media out of their clubhouse and closed the doors. After four losses in a row, all defeats marred by sloppiness, Manager Dave Roberts sought to reinforce the importance of the game’s fundamentals. He made the players laugh. He made the players...

Lakers go back to a sweet spot with hiring of Luke Walton

A chant from the past has become a cry for the future. "Luuuuuuuke." A smart, selfless benchwarmer with two championship rings as a player has returned to that bench, only this time in the main seat, the beloved working man from the last glorious Lakers era charged with hammering out a new one....

5 arrested, deputy injured as Trump protesters break through barricades at GOP convention

Five protesters were arrested and a sheriff’s deputy was injured in Northern California on Friday during a raucous anti-Donald Trump demonstration in which some threw eggs at police and pushed down barricades separating them from the hotel where the GOP presidential candidate spoke later in the...

Track: Oaks Christian's Lauren Rain Williams runs 100 meters in 11.35 seconds

The Ventura County track and field championships was an opportunity for Oaks Christian junior Lauren Rain Williams to put on a show. She won the 100 meters in a wind-aided 11.35 seconds, the fastest time in California. She also won the 200 in 23.17. Tara Davis of Agoura won three events. Nick Moore...

Kasich concedes path to GOP presidential nomination is 'a steep climb'

Bernie Sanders dumps lawsuit against Democratic National Committee April 29 2016, 9:09 PM Californians protested Donald Trump as the Republican candidates arrive for the state's convention. Follow our live coverage. B ernie Sanders drops lawsuit against Democratic National Committee Ted Cruz gets...

In reversal, staff of Coastal Commission recommends approval of Newport Beach hotel and housing project

In a reversal of its previous position, the staff of the California Coastal Commission is recommending approval of a hotel and housing complex on the last big block of private land on the Southland coast. The proposal to build an upscale hotel, retail space and hundreds of homes on a coastal bluff...

'It's a steep climb,' says Kasich of his path to GOP presidential nomination

Updates from the California Republican Party convention: Kasich speaks to crowd after day of raucous protests against Trump April 29 2016, 9:09 PM Welcome to a special edition of Essential Politics, our live feed from the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. Here's a quick glance...

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes' compensation topped $31 million last year

Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner Inc.'s chairman and chief executive, collected a compensation package valued at $31.5 million in 2015, representing a 4% decline from the previous year. Bewkes, 63, received $2 million in salary, $7.9 million in stock options, stock options valued at $8 million and a $13.4-million...

Stagecoach 2016: Expert songwriting moves into the spotlight

Listening to mainstream country radio stations for any length of time can quickly become dispiriting.  The cookie-cutter quality of the songwriting, with images repeated ad nauseam of fishin’ holes, hot girls in Daisy Dukes and the accompanying nonstop party mentality --one San Bernardino station...

Browns select USC quarterback Cody Kessler with 93rd pick in NFL draft

USC quarterback Cody Kessler was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 31st pick in the third round of the NFL draft, the 93rd pick overall. Kessler, 22, was a three-year starter for the Trojans. He completed a school-record 68% of his passes during his career. Last season, Kessler passed for...

The No. 1 hype is great, but now Jared Goff wants to get down to business

When the lights went dark and the questions dried up and Jared Goff was finally able to stalk toward an exit after enduring the grandest of entrances, the quarterback paused and threw his first pass as a Los Angeles Ram. It was a 50-yard scowl. "I am done," he said softly, glancing at the spent...

Baseball: JSerra completes three-game sweep of Orange Lutheran

It was No. 1 Orange Lutheran vs. No. 2 JSerra in a three-game baseball series this week. There's going to be a new No. 1 team after JSerra completed a three-game sweep of the Lancers on Friday night with a 7-0 victory to take a two-game lead in the Trinity League and move toward earning a No. 1...

Kasich about to take the stage in banquet hall

Updates from the California Republican Party convention: Kasich speaks to crowd after day of raucous protests against Trump April 29 2016, 8:08 PM Welcome to a special edition of Essential Politics, our live feed from the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. Here's a quick glance...

Ducks fire Coach Bruce Boudreau, but the players don't escape blame

The common thread that linked the Ducks' latest Game 7 playoff exit to their Game 7 loss last season and the season before that — and the season before that — was obvious. "It was almost the mentality was they weren't going out to win, they were going out not to lose, and you can't play hockey...

Dallas beats St. Louis, 2-1, in second-round series opener

Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the other Dallas goal to help the Stars open the second round of the Western Conference playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night. Like Antoine Roussel did on his second-period...

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