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Want better roads and bridges? Then raise the gas tax

55 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: Tim Phillips wrongly suggests that an increased gas tax would have an adverse effect on our national economy. ("A higher gasoline tax would throttle back economic growth," Op-Ed, Jan. 28)

Anti-vaccination apologism does no one any favors

58 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: Patt Morrison's interview with anti-vaccination apologist Elena Conis exposes the irrational thinking that drives this dangerous movement. Although it is obvious that the increasing numbers of unvaccinated children contribute to the current measles epidemic, she instead concludes...

Ted Rall's ageist attack on Dianne Feinstein

To the editor: As a member of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's generation, I have been bothered for some time by an unease that ageism is now the last bastion of socially acceptable prejudice. Examples of what amount to ridicule and near-contempt abound in various media.

Charles Townes was a teacher first

To the editor: Thank you for your excellent obituary of Charles Townes. As scientists who had the great fortune to work closely with Townes earlier in our careers, we benefited greatly from his tutelage and his attention.

Religions push discrimination at their own peril

To the editor: Neither Mormonism nor any other religion need change its discriminatory dogma. But when the exercise of a belief creates unacceptably adverse effects on society, the religion must either modify its dogma or limit its interaction with others. ("Mormon Church's shift on gay...

It's the cellphone use -- not the talking -- that's risky

To the editor: Robin Abcarian's piece sounds like another David and Goliath story, but it sends the wrong message.

Anderson Silva tames Nick Diaz in comeback at UFC 183

LAS VEGAS -- Anderson Silva kicked freely with his left leg, shrugged off trash-talking from Nick Diaz and left his younger challenger bloodied in the face.

Chicago Cubs: Cubbies Will Be Competitive in 2015, but 2016 Is Their Year

For the first time in a long time, things are looking bright on the North Side of Chicago. Theo Epstein, the team's president of baseball operations, has quickly transformed the Cubs' farm system into one of the best in baseball, been...Show More Summary

Ryan Dungey wins supercross race in Anaheim

Former champion Ryan Dungey won the supercross race Saturday night in the season's third and final event at Angel Stadium, his first victory of the season.

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' wins Annie for best animated feature

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

DreamWorks Animation's  "How to Train Your Dragon 2" was named best animated film of 2014 at the 42nd Annie Awards on Saturday evening at UCLA's Royce Hall.

Tyron Woodley beats overweight Kelvin Gastelum, then cuts him a break

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Tyron Woodley was already dealing with a tough assignment. Then, seventh-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Kelvin Gastelum stepped on the scale.

Kings get points only for good effort in 3-1 loss at Boston

3 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

If the Kings deserved an "A" for effort in a gritty 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday at the TD Garden — and they competed hard and fearlessly against a team whose size, physicality and defensive structure echoes their own — goaltender Jonathan Quick didn't want to hear...

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays Pursued Executive

3 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Dan Duquette, the Baltimore Orioles’ president for baseball operations, acknowledged that “there was substance” to reports that the Toronto Blue Jays were in pursuit of him this off-season to be their club president.

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Memorial Service for Ernie Banks

3 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Fans and friends paid tribute to the Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball’s color barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won over his teammates and a city with the unwavering optimism he brought to the game and life.

Carl Djerassi dies at 91; was instrumental in development of the Pill

3 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Carl Djerassi was 28 and working for a small chemical company in Mexico City in 1951 when he helped make a discovery that changed the world.

Clippers move into third in West with 105-85 win over Spurs

3 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Clippers beat the reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night, 105-85.

Boys' basketball: Bennie Boatwright comes through with 43 points

3 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

USC-bound Bennie Boatwright of Village Christian scored 43 points on Saturday night in his team's 91-87 victory over Quartz Hill.

Phil Jackson has yet to show his knack with woeful Knicks

4 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The elderly woman approaches cautiously, like most people who come to his table in the upscale Italian restaurant.

Yasmani Grandal expects to bounce back with Dodgers

4 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

If the Dodgers win the World Series this year, Yasmani Grandal might come to be regarded as a hero in Los Angeles. For now, he is the catcher who was acquired in exchange for one of the team's most popular players.

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