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'Boyhood,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' 'Lego Movie' win editing honors

"Boyhood," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Lego Movie" and "Citizenfour" made the cut, winning the 65th American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards for best edited feature films of 2014 on Friday evening.

Byron Buxton, Kris Bryant Headline MLB Network's 2015 Top 100 Prospects

Even though the weather outside for most of the country doesn't suggest it, Major League Baseball's 2015 season is just around the corner. That means MLB Network had to unveil its list of the Top 100 Prospects, which didn't surprise anyone by naming Minnesota's Byron Buxton as the No. Show More Summary

'Key & Peele' skit pits Seahawks' Lynch, Sherman against the media

If Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman gave a joint news conference about who they felt was snubbed for this year's Academy Award nominations, it would probably go like this. 

'Awful' effort by the Clippers leads to 108-103 loss to Pelicans

The interest level seemed to dip considerably when it was announced Friday evening that Anthony Davis wouldn't play for the New Orleans Pelicans against the Clippers.

Boys' basketball: Rogers Printup makes school-record eight threes for Orange Lutheran

You can say that Rogers Printup sure proved he can make threes on Friday night at Orange Lutheran. The UC Davis-bound senior set a school record with eight threes and finished with 32 points in the Lancers' 75-63 Trinity League win over JSerra.

65,000 PUC-PG&E emails released amid state and federal probes

A trove of emails between the Public Utilities Commission and the state's largest utility was released Friday as state and federal investigations focused on the close and complex relationship between the regulator and company.

Boys' basketball: El Camino Real holds off Taft

El Camino Real stayed unbeaten in the West Valley League, but rival Taft gave the Conquistadores a good scare.

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Braves Trade Pitchers for Catchers

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The Atlanta Braves traded the right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies on Friday for the minor league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O’Dowd.

Boys' basketball: Sun Valley Poly stays unbeaten in East Valley League

There was 7.9 seconds left in the game. Sun Valley Poly was clinging to a one-point lead over Verdugo Hills on Friday night. Francisco Mariscal had two free throws for the Parrots. He missed both.

Austin Rivers has strong game against his former team amid cool reception

Austin Rivers figured there wouldn't be a tribute video. Teams don't normally produce such things for backup point guards who leave after 2 1/2 unremarkable seasons.

An irreverent debate on sainthood for Serra

When Pope Francis announced two weeks ago that he expected to canonize Father Junipero Serra later this year, readers reacted by reflecting seriously on California's pre-Gold Rush history and Serra's controversial efforts to convert Indians to Catholicism as the founder of nine 18th century...

Overpopulation is killing the world's biodiversity

To the editor: Your editorial highlights a critical issue that's frequently left out of the conversation: We can't effectively tackle climate change without looking at our runaway population growth and overconsumption. And it's not just the climate that's suffering from infinite growth on our...

Now the Republicans clamor for compromise?

To the editor: When President Obama was first elected and Democrats also had control of Congress, Republicans were complimented for "standing on principle" when they opposed the economic stimulus and healthcare reform. Now that Republicans have control of Congress, Jonah Goldberg accuses...

Mormon Church still wants to discriminate against LGBT people

To the editor: The Mormon Church offers to support adding "sexual orientation" to various non-discrimination laws. But rather than simply changing its policy or admitting that its prior opposition to gays was wrong, it requires a quid pro quo. ("Mormon Church tries to balance gay rights...

Don't dismiss the anti-abortion crowd as 'ideologues'

To the editor: A letter writer suggests that distinguishing potential from actual persons makes an important point about abortion. Actually it contributes little or nothing. ("GOP's moderate women prevent an abortion disaster," Readers React, Jan. 24)

Obama hatred grows tedious

To the editor: The Times prints a letter to the editor from a reader who finds equivalency between the rule of Islamic State and President Obama's action on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

L.A. County sets high goal to get all veterans off the street by 2016

Traipsing through skid row, trailing media cameras and advance staff, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro stopped to talk to a homeless woman with a white blanket draped over her head.

Downtown L.A. mosque imagines empowered role for Muslim women

The women sit on their knees, watching intently as a slightly sheepish sister in a pink head scarf crosses the beige floor and approaches the dais. After a moment, her jitters are gone and, in a booming voice, she recites the Islamic call to prayer.

Rod McKuen dies at 81; poet/songwriter had meteoric rise and fall

Rod McKuen, a wildly successful poet and songwriter in the late 1960s and 1970s — with massive book sales, a No. 1 hit song, concerts around the world, frequent TV appearances and an entire album of his works recorded by Frank Sinatra — slipped into obscurity almost as quickly as he...

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