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California Lawmakers Fail To Act On Recycling Bills To Phase Out Single-use Plastics
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers adjourned early Saturday without acting on bills that would have made their state the first to partially phase out single-use containers, with supporters unable to overcome lobbying from industry opponents. T
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Kedon Slovis Picked Off In Overtime As USC Suffers Stunning Loss To BYU
PROVO, Utah - The trap was set. And USC fell right into it. Riding high after a rousing victory over Stanford, with a new dynamic freshman quarterback and a renewed sense of hope behind him, USC rode into the state of Utah on its first road trip of t
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LZ Granderson: The Language Used In The Antonio Brown Case Is Telling
LOS ANGELES - Drew Rosenhaus has been a regular fixture on ESPN and other sports outlets the last couple of weeks because one of his star clients, Antonio Brown, has been like a side of guacamole - extra. Literally from head (helmet) to toe (frostbit
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For Saints And Fans, It Remains A No-call To Arms
NEW ORLEANS - Thomas Morstead refused to watch the most recent Super Bowl. So he watched another one. Morstead, a punter for the New Orleans Saints, participated this year in the region-wide boycott of the Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and
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UCLA No Match For No. 5 Oklahoma, Remains Winless
PASADENA, Calif. - Jalen Hurts faked the handoff before cutting to his left and finding plenty of open Rose Bowl turf in front of him. The quarterback sprinted down the sideline before finally being pushed out of bounds, 52 yards from where he starte
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Dylan Hernandez: Helton Has To Be Feeling Burn Of Hot Seat After This Loss To The Cougars
PROVO, Utah - The snowslide that was initiated earlier in the week by athletic director Lynn Swann's resignation accelerated by several orders of magnitude Saturday. USC was taken down by Brigham Young. In the aftermath of the 30-27 overtime defeat a
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With The Rams, Fowler Has All The Right Moves
LOS ANGELES_The celebration is hardly understated. After Los Angeles Rams edge rusher Dante Fowler sacks a quarterback, he takes several dramatically long strides behind the line of scrimmage. He stands up straight and then bends forward as if bowing
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Ryu Dominates, But One Urias Pitch Dooms Dodgers As Bullpen Experiment Blows Up
NEW YORK - The eighth inning became another postseason test case for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. They were entangled in a scoreless tie with the New York Mets at Citi Field after Hyun-Jin Ryu and Jacob deGrom, two Cy Young contenders,
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Ailing Angels Lose Again As They Limp Toward Finish Line
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Brad Ausmus' pregame media session Saturday afternoon quickly turned into a glorified injury update. On an Angels team that seems to get more banged up by the day, there was plenty for the first-year manager to cover. Asked whether
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Vegetation Fire In Riverside County Prompts Evacuations
A 100-acre vegetation fire erupted Saturday in the Riverside County, Calif., community of Juniper Flats, prompting mandatory evacuations in the area, officials said. The fire broke out shortly before 6 p.m. in the 2100 block of Horseshoe Trail, accor
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Bill Plaschke: This Chip Is Sinking And So Are The Bruins
PASADENA, Calif. - At some point Saturday during another wilting night at the Rose Bowl, somebody involved in the UCLA athletic department surely asked the question. Maybe it occurred as quickly as the game's first play, in which Oklahoma quarterback
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Best-sellers
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: ___ Fiction 1."A Better Man," by Louise Penny (St. Martin's: $28.99) The story of a marriage straining under the weight of parenthood. 2."Where the Crawda
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Dan Woike: Why Shaun Livingston's NBA career mattered
The numbers say we shouldn't care all that much about Shaun Livingston. But the numbers aren't a complete representation of the truth. Basketball isn't just points - it has soul, it reveals character and requires sacrifice and perseverance. Those are
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
California Lawmakers Vote To Block Trump's Environmental Rollbacks, Defying Newsom
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers, over Gov. Gavin Newsom's objections, passed sweeping legislation early Saturday allowing the state to impose strict endangered species protections and water pumping restrictions for the Sacramento-San Joaqui
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Mexican President Lopez Obrador Has Transformed The Office, But Old Problems Thwart Progress
MEXICO CITY - On Sunday evening, as tens of thousands of flag-waving celebrants take to the streets to mark independence festivities, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will perform a signature ceremonial duty - el grito ("the shout"), mim
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Coast Guard Discovers Abandoned Boat With 41 Bales Of Marijuana Onboard In Malibu
LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for possible people in distress, after discovering a beached panga boat with dozens of bales of marijuana onboard in Malibu early Saturday. At about 6:20 a.m., the Coast Guard's Los Angeles-Long Beach s
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A Song Of Hope In Hong Kong
HONG KONG - It began with a few notes of warbling violin. A man with a harmonica and a backward baseball cap joined in. And then hundreds of voices joined in song Friday at Hong Kong's Science Park, in one of the dozens of singing sessions belting ou
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Bruins Are Trying To Avoid Exposure Under Spotlight
LOS ANGELES_Keeping things to themselves is no longer an option. UCLA's issues will be resolved or accentuated quite publicly Saturday evening after the Bruins' latest slow start has left the team a source of intrigue for all the wrong reasons. A nat
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'Next Men Up' Can't Let Chargers Down
LOS ANGELES - Two phrases have been getting a lot of use around the Los Angeles Chargers' locker room this season. One has a meaning that extends beyond the field, but the other is a common football cliche. A few years ago, quarterback Philip Rivers
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Trojans Know They Can't Overlook Cougars After Slovis' Breakout Performance Against Stanford
PROVO, Utah - The day after USC stomped Stanford behind a superlative performance from its 18-year-old freshman quarterback, coach Clay Helton talked with his team about maturity. Helton understood that, in the wake of a potentially season-defining v
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Clayton Kershaw Halts His Losing Skid With Fine Effort In Dodgers' Win Over Mets
NEW YORK - A cameraman closely trailed Clayton Kershaw, unusually so, as the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher walked off the mound at Citi Field on Friday night. Kershaw was not pleased, not after walking consecutive hitters to load the bases with one out
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Few Rays Of Hope Are Left For Angels' Season
ANAHEIM, Calif. - For a few moments Friday night, no one was sure what had occurred to a ball lined off the bat of Tampa Bay Rays hitter Jesus Aguilar. It might have landed in the glove of Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin, who chased the ball all the
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
California Senate Evacuated After Vaccine Bill Protester Throws Red Liquid Onto Lawmakers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A woman was arrested Friday on charges including assault after dropping what authorities said appeared to be blood on members of the California Senate from her seat in the visitor gallery. The disturbance occurred as lawmakers we
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Editorial: 'Impeachment Lite' (and Late) Is Unlikely To End Trump's Presidency
A powerful case can be made that President Trump's egregious actions in office - particularly his efforts to derail the investigation of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III - justify a vote by the House of Representatives on whether he has committe
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Robin Abcarian: Elizabeth Warren Just Proved She's The Best Candidate. Get Out Of Her Way
The word has popped up in every dinner conversation I've had the last few months: Electability. It is the focus of news stories, analyses and so much hand wringing on the Democratic side. Pundits pore over voting patterns and revisit previous preside
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New 'Saturday Night Live' Cast Member Shane Gillis Used Racial Slur On Podcast
Shane Gillis, one of three performers added to the cast of "Saturday Night Live" on Thursday, used a racial slur in a September 2018 episode of "Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast," as shown in a video resurfaced on Twitter by comedy journalist Seth Sim
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Commentary: President Trump Decides Not To Do Something Stupid On Taxes
You'd think that as a baseline, we would expect the president of the United States not to do clearly stupid things. And yet when President Trump decides not to follow atrocious advice from Senate Republicans and refrains from doing something fiscally
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Editorial: If California Demands An End To Plastic Waste, The World's Manufacturers Will Listen. So Do It Already
Will California show the nation how to take on the enormous problem of single-use plastic? Or will state lawmakers chicken out under heavy lobbying by plastic makers who are happy to continue to cover the world in discarded water bottles, used food w
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College Football Week 3 Picks: Iowa Will Win A Thriller Over Iowa State
National college football writer J. Brady McCollough takes aim at 10 potentially competitive matchups on the schedule this weekend: _North Carolina at Wake Forest: Wake Forest 31-28 The Demon Deacons ride the arm of quarterback Jamie Newman to 3-0. _
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TIFF Critics Notebook: 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood,' 'Uncut Gems' Shake Up Festival Rhythms
TORONTO - In "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," Marielle Heller's quietly disarming new movie, Matthew Rhys plays Lloyd Vogel, an Esquire journalist tasked with writing a profile of Fred Rogers, the beloved television personality better known as
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