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Millennials are finally entering home-buying market

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Call them the prodigal millennials: Statistical measures and anecdotal reports suggest that young couples and singles in their late 20s and early 30s have begun making a belated entry into the home-buying market, pushed by mortgage rates in the mid-3% range, government efforts to ease credit...

How I Made It: Jerry Azarkman

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The gig: Jerry Azarkman, 61, is the founder of Curacao, a department store chain that has catered to the Latino consumer since 1976. Curacao has 11 stores in California and Arizona, annual revenue in excess of $350 million and 2,000 employees. Azarkman's success with Curacao earned him an Ernst...

Hospital chain Prime Healthcare faces a fight to grow

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Buried in debt, Centinela hospital of Inglewood was on the verge of bankruptcy in 2007. It had lost $50 million in four years, and local officials worried that it might close — following the path of several other South Los Angeles hospitals.

Law aids renters who wish to grow edible plants

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Question: I rent a condo and have noticed several owners growing vegetables and herbs in planters at their front doors and balconies and those with single-family homes gardening in their backyards. Can I grow vegetables too, and how would I go about getting permission to do this?

When lease expires, is tenant entitled to 30-day notice to vacate?

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Question: My family has lived in an apartment for the last five years with no problems, but to our astonishment, we were just served with eviction papers. In the past, we signed a new lease every year. This year when our lease expired, we were told that management had decided not to offer us...

The case for evidence-based policymaking in Washington

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The most radical and surprising development in Washington policymaking today is the use of scientific research to determine what does or doesn't work in government spending.

Resurrecting baby Jesus takes a little paint and a fancy dress

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Isidora Ramos walks in just before sundown with a baby Jesus missing two fingers.

LAUSD debate no-shows are a disservice to voters

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

It's not a big deal for a local political candidate to skip a debate or two during a campaign. But the last-minute disintegration of a planned three-man debate last Wednesday was another matter.

For Angelenos, there's much to decide before the March election

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Election day is a month away. Again, you ask? Didn't we just have an election? Well, yes, we did. We voted for governor and Congress and other offices — and decided a handful of ballot measures — on Nov. 4. Now Los Angeles residents are being asked to vote again, on March 3, for...

Predicting Outcomes for the Biggest Upcoming Spring Training Storylines

"It's the fans that need spring training. You gotta get 'em interested. Wake 'em up and let 'em know that their season is coming, the good times are gonna roll." - Harry Caray It's true, Harry, we do need spring training. After three long, soggy months, baseball is almost back. Show More Summary

Want better roads and bridges? Then raise the gas tax

17 hours 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

17 hours 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

17 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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

17 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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

17 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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

17 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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

17 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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

17 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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

18 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.

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