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'House Of The Dragon' Season 2 Teaser Promises An All-out Dragon War
The Targaryen war of succession will be in full swing in Season 2 of "House of the Dragon." "There is no war so hateful to the gods as a war between kin," says Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best), the Queen Who Never Was, in a teaser released Saturday timed
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After 'The Favourite,' Yorgos Lanthimos Could Do Anything. He Went Wilder Than Ever
LOS ANGELES — In 2010, following the success of his breakout film, "Dogtooth," Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos came to a fork in the road. A bizarre, absurdist dark comedy about three siblings kept confined at home by their controlling father, "Dogto
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Nick Cannon Likes Disneyland More Than You, And He’s Got The Bona Fides To Prove It
Oh, you think you’re a big Disneyland fan? It’s almost guaranteed that Nick Cannon is a bigger fan than you. Or at least, he likely dishes out far more money at the place than you (or than anyone should). The “Masked Singer” host recently revealed th
Los Angeles Times3 min readCrime & Violence
Jeannie Mai-Jeezy Divorce Heats Up In Court Docs Alluding To Gatekeeping, Infidelity
Things are getting tense between Jeannie Mai and Jeezy since the "Put On" rapper filed for divorce in September: She's citing an infidelity section in their pre-nup and he's accusing her of gatekeeping their daughter. The TV host and music star took
Los Angeles Times3 min read
The 3-day SoCal Resident Ticket Returns To Disneyland, Starting At $75 Per Day
LOS ANGELES — This holiday season, Disneyland is already looking ahead to 2024 and has announced a new offer for Southern California residents. Each local resident who pays $225 will receive three one-park-per-day tickets to be used on separate visit
Los Angeles Times3 min read
It’s Getting Dark Pretty Early. Here’s How To Stay Active Outdoors While In Standard Time
LOS ANGELES — It’s the least wonderful time of the year — at least for many who favor late-in-the-day recreation. Earlier this month, for reasons no one can seem to keep straight, time snapped back an hour. Just like that, we lost an hour of precious
Los Angeles Times6 min read
When Your World Feels Out Of Control, Can Forest Therapy Help?
LOS ANGELES -- It was a particularly chaotic time. As the war in the Middle East raged on, sparking relentless and horrific news headlines, a family member unexpectedly landed in the hospital here in California. Visits to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,
Los Angeles Times6 min readInternational Relations
Korea's Army Of Senior Citizens Ready For Battle. 'I Don't Remember The Rifles Being So Heavy'
SEOUL, South Korea — Dressed in borrowed camouflage fatigues, they fumbled with their ammunition belts and K2 assault rifles. Some had white hair and a slow, shuffling gait; their average age was 63, the oldest 75. It was the most unconventional batc
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It's Been The Year Of The Worker. West Hollywood Employers Are So Over It
Across the country, many American workers have enjoyed pay hikes unlike anything seen in decades. And for many American businesses, this also has been a good year for profits, with some corporations notching record or near-record gains. But don't try
Los Angeles Times9 min read
Brunch, Beach, Wine, Repeat. How To Do Santa Barbara Right
It seems like everyone spent their summer vacation in Italy this year. Call it “The White Lotus” effect, lumped in with pent-up travel demand. Like all vacation destinations that go viral on TikTok, once too many American tourists get there, it’s not
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Stanford Study Wades Into Reading Wars With High Marks For Phonics-based Teaching
Test scores at 66 of the state's lowest-performing schools strongly outpaced similar schools after educators adopted phonics-based instruction, offering some of the most compelling evidence to date that so-called science of reading methods are effect
Los Angeles Times4 min readAmerican Government
George Skelton: Did Newsom Give Democrats A Glimpse Of A Younger, Robust Alternative To Biden?
One big question after Thursday night's hyped red-vs.-blue states debate is whether California Gov. Gavin Newsom is helping President Joe Biden or hurting him. Or maybe he's having no impact on the president. Maybe Newsom is just helping himself. Or
Los Angeles Times5 min read
Thousands Of Cal State Faculty To Walk Out In Rolling Strike, Demanding Higher Pay
Thousands of California State University faculty are expected to walk out beginning Monday during the crucial end-of-term time, demanding higher pay and marking a high-profile escalation in contract negotiations between their union and the nation's l
Los Angeles Times9 min read
Chuck Lorre Isn't A Gambling Man, But The Themes In 'Bookie' Are All Too Familiar
LOS ANGELES — When Chuck Lorre, the veteran TV producer behind such hit comedies as "Two and a Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Kominsky Method," was considering bookies who operate on the fringes of legality in sports betting as the next s
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Billie Eilish Slams Variety For ‘Outing’ Her Sexuality At Red Carpet: ‘Leave Me Alone’
Billie Eilish said she wants the internet to “leave me alone” about liking both women and men, after her sexuality became red carpet talk for Variety. “Thanks Variety for my award and for also outing me on a red carpet at 11am instead of talking abou
Los Angeles Times3 min readAmerican Government
Doyle McManus: Is Biden In Trouble With Democrats Over Gaza? Not As Much As It Looked
When Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes after Hamas launched its Oct. 7 attack, it opened a dramatic divide among Democrats over a war that has claimed thousands of civilian lives. Progressive activists staged protests across the country, demanded a
Los Angeles Times9 min read
How Cirque Du Soleil Helped Build Modern Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS — The water is its own world. One and a half million gallons rest behind 11 panes of 4-inch-thick glass in a warren below the stage where Cirque du Soleil's "O" plays at the Bellagio. This is the lighting tunnel — and when the 25th annivers
Los Angeles Times8 min read
He Died Training For LA Teen Crisis Hotline. His Parents Want All To Know The Number
LOS ANGELES -- Among the first things 16-year-old Donald "Trey" Brown III picked up while training at Teen Line in the spring was how to ask another child if they were contemplating suicide. This question is crucial, counselors at the youth-run crisi
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Supreme Court Leans In Favor Of Purdue Pharma Deal With $6 Billion From Sacklers
The Supreme Court justices sounded ready on Monday to uphold a huge bankruptcy deal that includes $6 billion from the Sackler family to help the nation and tens of thousands of victims recover from the opioid crisis. Most of the justices said the dea
Los Angeles Times4 min readWorld
'Our Heart Is Captive In Gaza': Families Of Israeli Hostages Plead For Return Of Loved Ones
At 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 7, the piercing sound of sirens woke up Naama Weinberg in her Tel Aviv apartment. As she always did when sirens warned of an incoming missile attack, she immediately checked her family's WhatsApp group chat for messages from rela
Los Angeles Times2 min read
FBI Arrests LA Actor And County Republican Party Official Over Alleged Involvement In Jan. 6 Riot
A Los Angeles County Republican Party executive board member was arrested on charges related to entering the U.S. Capitol during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021, according to news reports and party officials. Siaka Massaquoi, first vice-chair of the L.A. Co
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' Reigns At The Box Office. The Year Of The Concert Film Continues
No one can break Beyoncé's soul or defeat her at the box office. "Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé" — released through a direct distribution deal with AMC Theatres — nabbed the box-office title this weekend by bringing in $21 million domestically. The
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Chargers’ Offense Is All Wet, But Defense Shuts Out Patriots In First Must-win Game
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — First he was booming. Then he was beaming. That was the glorious Sunday of Chargers punter JK Scott. Eight punts — one with surgical precision — and zero return yards by the New England Patriots. “That was fun,” said the 6-foot-5
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Look Who Holds A Playoff Spot After Rams' Week 13 Win Over The Browns
LOS ANGELES — The opportunity was right there for the Rams. Riding a modest two-game winning streak, a team written off by many before the season began, had played its way into playoff contention. And with the injury-riddled Cleveland Browns visiting
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Lakers Defeat Houston Following Return Of Injured Trio
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers are slowly starting to become whole, the return of versatile defender Jarred Vanderbilt, up-and-coming defender Cam Reddish and active big man Jaxson Hayes adding three more pieces to their puzzle. Vanderbilt miss
Los Angeles Times3 min read
USC Will Take On Louisville In The Holiday Bowl, But Will Caleb Williams Play?
USC learned its bowl destination Sunday. Now the Trojans wait to learn if their star quarterback will play in the Holiday Bowl. Caleb Williams' status remains one of the biggest questions after the Trojans were announced as the Pac-12 representative
Los Angeles Times5 min read
Proposal For New Water District Sparks Fear Of Northern California ‘Water Grab’
LOS ANGELES — As California grapples with worsening cycles of drought, a proposal to create a new water district in Butte County has sparked fears of a profit-driven water grab by large-scale farmers and outside interests. In the walnut and almond or
Los Angeles Times1 min read
3 Homes Burn, Igniting Cache Of Ammunition In Southern California City; Remains Of 2 People Found Among Ashes
Three homes were destroyed and the remains of a woman and one other individual were found after an early-morning fire in Sylmar, California, that set off ammunition as firefighters struggled to extinguish the blaze. Los Angeles firefighters responded
Los Angeles Times5 min readCrime & Violence
In A City Full Of Political Drama, Feud Between El Monte Mayor And Resident Turns Ugly
LOS ANGELES — Gabriela Leos was at the Michelada Rumble in Santa Anita Park when she ran into El Monte Mayor Jessica Ancona. The two women had been at odds for almost a year, with the dispute playing out in federal court after Leos sued Ancona and th
Los Angeles Times2 min readWorld
Jewish USC Professor, Who Was Disciplined Over Hamas Comments, Returns To Campus
LOS ANGELES — University of Southern California professor John Strauss, who was placed on administrative leave last month, is allowed to return to campus as the university continues its investigation into his comments about Hamas during a student pro
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