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LAUSD is making a mistake by relying too much on walk-on coaches

Here's a statistic from the Los Angeles Unified School District that should set off alarm bells: 58% of its coaches from 83 high schools were walk-ons or noncertificated employees during the 2013-14 school year. Only 42% were teachers, according to Trenton Cornelius, the district's...

Party's acceptance of gay Republicans: A long, twisting journey

The California Republican Party's decision Sunday to officially recognize a gay group comes after decades of debate about the role that gays should play in the party.

Gay group wins formal recognition from state Republican Party

In a historic move, the California Republican Party on Sunday officially recognized a gay GOP group.

Baseball: Aliso Niguel serves notice with sweep of No. 1 Huntington Beach

The first weekend of high school baseball for Southern Section teams is in the books, and Aliso Niguel gets the award for having the best opening day.

Supreme Court ruling could affect congressional districts in California

An old statehouse joke has it that the once-a-decade process of redrawing election districts gives politicians a right to pick their voters, rather than the other way around.

Most fliers are unaware of changes to loyalty rewards program, survey says

Two of the nation’s largest airlines, United and Delta, have adopted major changes to their loyalty reward programs that experts say will benefit the airlines at the expense of passengers. But most reward program members are unaware of the changes, a survey found.

In Nevada, cowboy commissioner rides a career as a political maverick

The cowboy commissioner arrives late, barging into the night meeting like one of his prized rodeo bulls broken loose from its pen.

With Vietnam's economic advance comes stark income inequality

Two blocks from the new Rolls-Royce showroom with its mind-boggling prices, two street peddlers say they don't pay attention to the luxurious rides now mixing amid hordes of motorbikes. Why should they?

This community is taking on the Koch brothers’ pollution — and they’re winning

Activists from Chicago's Southeast Side are holding protests, educating neighbors, and pressuring officials to get petcoke out of the neighborhood.

Netanyahu is right to warn Congress about Iran

To the editor: Yuli Edelstein is correct in asking everyone in the United States to heed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's message. ("Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress comes at right time, right place," op-ed, Feb. 2...

Head scarf case could open a Pandora's box on religion

To the editor: Compelling employers to abide their workers' wearing of religious head wear would open courts to all kinds of religion-based lawsuits. ("Supreme Court seems set to side with Muslim woman in head scarf case," Feb. 25)

NBA Coast to Coast: Bulls confident Derrick Rose will return this season

The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.

Republican Congress struggles for stable footing as funding standoff continues

The leaders of the Republican Congress never wanted it to be like this: another cycle of lurching from crisis to crisis, fueling the impression that the GOP cannot govern.

Girls' wrestling: Another state championship for Lakiyah Wagoner of Birmingham

Lake Balboa Birmingham is now home to the two-time CIF state champion in girls' wrestling.

Box office: 'Focus' tops Friday, set for $20-million opening

“Focus” has its sights set on pushing “Fifty Shades of Grey” out of the top spot at the box office.

Silicon Valley increasing its lobbying in California's Capitol

When ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft made their lobbying debut in Sacramento last year, they were playing defense — fending off efforts by the taxi industry and other interest groups demanding the upstarts be regulated.

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein poses double threat of defense and dunks

First there was The Dunk, quickly christened by people as the best of the year even though it was only a week into February.

Inside the foster care system: A bleak last stop for lost youths

Her entrance caused a stir. A 15-year-old girl with appraising eyes and a gruff, resonant voice, she radiated bridled ambition in a room filled with children who were mostly slumped and lost.

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