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SpaceX Is Launching More Rockets From A Military Base. Can The Coastal Commission Impose A Limit?
LOS ANGELES — SpaceX has significantly increased the frequency of its rocket launches from a Santa Barbara County military base, and its plans to add even more have raised concerns by the California Coastal Commission over the impacts on the environm
Los Angeles Times13 min readCrime & Violence
Scientology Tried To ‘Derail’ Star’s Rape Trial By Harassing Prosecutor, Suit Says; Church Calls Claim ‘False’
LOS ANGELES — Nearly six months after actor Danny Masterson was convicted of sexually assaulting two fellow members of the Church of Scientology, lawyers for his victims filed a document that contained a stunning new allegation against the faith. Sub
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Newsom Called It A 'Gimmick.' Now He's Using The Trick To Lower California's Massive Deficit
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With a windfall of cash five years ago, Gov. Newsom said he was doing away with a state budget "gimmick" one of his predecessors relied on to shave about $800 million off a deficit during the Great Recession. The accounting trick
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Is Shohei Ohtani Still In Trouble? Authorities Say Dodgers Star Is 'Considered A Victim.'
LOS ANGELES — When Japanese interpreter Ippei Mizuhara lost bets, he paid a bookmaker with money allegedly stolen from Shohei Ohtani, a staggering total of more than $16 million — nearly four times what previously had been reported. But when Mizuhara
Los Angeles Times3 min readCrime & Violence
Death Of ‘1923’ Actor Cole Brings Plenty Shows ‘No Indication Of Foul Play,’ Sheriff Says
No foul play is suspected in the recent death of “1923” actor Cole Brings Plenty, authorities said. The 27-year-old nephew of “Yellowstone” actor Mo Brings Plenty was reported missing by his family March 31 after an alleged domestic violence incident
Los Angeles Times3 min readAmerican Government
Dianne Feinstein Made History. Now She Could Get Honored With A Post Office?
LOS ANGELES — After a barrier-breaking career over more than a half-century that took her from being the first woman mayor of San Francisco to the longest-serving female Senator in U.S. history, California's late Sen. Dianne Feinstein may be honored
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Eaze Cannabis Delivery Drivers Threaten Strike Ahead Of Annual Pot Holiday
LOS ANGELES — California cannabis delivery company Eaze may face a work stoppage next week ahead of the annual pot holiday 4/20, a peak sales time for weed businesses. Nearly 600 cannabis delivery drivers and depot staff across California who work at
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A California Border Town's First Transgender Mayor Faces Recall. Is Gender The Reason?
CALEXICO, Calif. — The LGBTQ+ pride flag had just been hoisted outside Calexico City Hall when a woman in overalls pushed past a police officer, charged through the cheering crowd and lunged at the mayor. Raúl Ureña, the first out transgender City Co
Los Angeles Times10 min readWorld
LA Synagogue’s Invite To Muslims On Ramadan Ends In Tears And Resignations. Can They Heal?
LOS ANGELES — It started with good intentions. When a Jewish temple in the San Fernando Valley opened its doors to Muslims for the holy month of Ramadan, its rabbis hoped to offer a model of interfaith outreach. “There is more that unites us than div
Los Angeles Times7 min read
'The Beast' Explores The Heart Of Loneliness, In Los Angeles And Beyond
LOS ANGELES — Combining elements of sci-fi, melodrama, horror and romance, "The Beast" takes place across three separate time periods to explore the intense loneliness and disconnection that has become a fixture of contemporary life. Starring Léa Sey
Los Angeles Times8 min readCrime & Violence
Anita Chabria: Prosecutors Put Men On Death Row. A California D.A. Wants To Take Them Off
Capital punishment in California exists in law, but in practicality ended in 2019 when Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered death row to be dismantled. Still, 625 men and 20 women remain incarcerated with death sentences, facing the unlikely but possible prospe
Los Angeles Times2 min read
TSA Found More Than 1,500 Firearms On Airline Passengers In First 3 Months Of 2024
LOS ANGELES — More than 1,500 firearms were found on travelers screened at airport security checkpoints across the country in the first three months of the year, according to federal officials. Roughly 93% of the guns found by security officials were
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Sam Farmer: Silence Spoke Volumes About O.J. Simpson's Deeply Tarnished Football Legacy
The terse response from the Pro Football Hall of Fame to O.J. Simpson's death says so much in so few words. No flowery language. No hyperbole. Straight facts. "O.J. Simpson was the first player to reach a rushing mark many thought could not be attain
Los Angeles Times11 min read
O.J. Simpson, Former Football Star Accused Of Murder, Has Died
LOS ANGELES — O.J. Simpson, whose rise and fall from American football hero to accused murderer to prison inmate fueled a rancorous public drama that obsessed the nation and spawned debates over race, wealth, justice and retribution, has died from ca
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Aerosmith Farewell Tour Is Back On Months After Steven Tyler Injury
LOS ANGELES — Don't want to miss a thing from Aerosmith's farewell tour? The rock group's fans are in luck. Aerosmith announced Wednesday that its Peace Out Tour is officially back on, with an updated slate of shows set to kick off in September. The
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Shohei Ohtani's Ex-interpreter Charged With Stealing $16 Million From Dodgers Star
LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors have charged Ippei Mizuhara, the since-fired interpreter for Shohei Ohtani, with stealing more than $16 million from the Dodgers superstar to pay debts with an allegedly illegal bookmaker. The U.S. Attorney for the C
Los Angeles Times3 min readCrime & Violence
The Goldman Family On O.J. Simpson: He ‘Died Without Penance’
LOS ANGELES — In the decades since their son Ronald L. Goldman was fatally stabbed outside his friend Nicole Brown Simpson’s Brentwood home in 1994, the Goldman family have been battling for what they see as justice denied. O.J. Simpson, once an Amer
Los Angeles Times10 min read
Why Jim Harbaugh Jumped At Chance To Live 'The Rockford Files' RV Beach Life
LOS ANGELES — Corduroy sports coats. Shiny disco shirts unbuttoned to mid-chest. Bell-bottom slacks. Muscle-bound goons with noses crooked as Mulholland Drive. And unsolved capers lining the sun-splashed streets like palm trees. That's how young Jim
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Kevin Costner Says He'd 'Love' To Saddle To Up For More 'Yellowstone,' Despite Exit
LOS ANGELES — Kevin Costner says he's keeping his "Yellowstone" options open, despite leaving the hit Paramount Network series last year. The 69-year-old actor director said in a recent interview that he would like to return to Taylor Sheridan's neo-
Los Angeles Times3 min readInternational Relations
Editorial: Netanyahu’s Government Is To Blame For Rift In Historic Israel-US Alliance
Israel has pulled most of its troops from southern Gaza amid talks over the release of the more than 100 hostages held by Hamas since its Oct. 7 attack that killed about 1,200 people. It has also reopened previously closed entry points for food and w
Los Angeles Times11 min read
OJ Simpson, Whose Murder Trial Riveted And Divided The World, Dies At 76
LOS ANGELES — O.J. Simpson, whose rise and fall from American football hero to accused murderer to prison inmate fueled a rancorous public drama that obsessed the nation and spawned debates over race, wealth, justice and retribution, has died of canc
Los Angeles Times5 min read
How OJ Simpson’s Murder Trial Changed The TV News Business
The double-murder case against football star and actor O.J. Simpson, who died of cancer Thursday at age 76, forever transformed the TV landscape. Network news was still a buttoned-down institution in 1994, when more than 30 million viewers were tunin
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Bill Plaschke: Shohei Ohtani's Legend Continues As A Baseball Star, Not A Gambler
LOS ANGELES — Two weeks after sinking into a murky abyss, the legend of Shohei Ohtani has suddenly come up for air, surfacing powerfully through a thick layer of felonious lies and criminal deceit. It smiles at those who doubted its integrity. It sha
Los Angeles Times8 min read
Sage Against The Machine Bandmates Are Native Plant Nerds By Day, Punk Rockers By Night
In a cavernous convention hall in Northern California, at the end of a long, loooong day of important, yes, but eventually mind-numbing presentations about native plants, nearly 200 scientists, botanists and students had had enough. It was pushing 9
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Bryson DeChambeau Showing Augusta National More Respect After Taking Masters Lead
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bryson DeChambeau created some headaches for himself a few years ago when he suggested Augusta National wasn't as tough as its billing. He said the par-72 course was "a par-67 for me" because he could reach all the par-5 holes in two s
Los Angeles Times2 min read
‘Tamron Hall’ Set Evacuated, Show Scrapped After Grease Fire At ABC Studios
The sets of ABC’s “Tamron Hall” and “The View” were evacuated Wednesday morning after a grease fire broke out in the former program’s on-set kitchen. A spokesperson for the New York City Fire Department said the cause of the fire was burned food, Ent
Los Angeles Times6 min read
Coachella Was The Gold Standard Of Music Festivals. Has It Lost Its Shine?
LOS ANGELES — In 2015, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was one of the hottest tickets in town, selling out in record time: 40 minutes. AC/DC brought the house down with an electric set. Madonna planted a kiss on Drake on stage. Kanye Wes
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Clippers Look Ahead To Playoffs After Win Over Suns That Encapsulates Their Season
PHOENIX — The Clippers returned home from their final trip of the season early Wednesday morning carrying with them both a prize and a challenge. The prize is a top-five finish in the NBA’s Western Conference standings and the playoff berth that goes
Los Angeles Times8 min read
An Oregon Tribe's Casino Bid Sparks Furor Over What Land Tribes Can Rightfully Call Home
YREKA, Calif. — It was midafternoon at the Rain Rock Casino in this faded Gold Rush town, and Jody Criner had just won $47 on the Dancing Drums slot machine, a respectable return on her $5 investment. "Cha-ching," Criner said, her black leather jacke
Los Angeles Times9 min read
The US Might Ban TikTok. Record Labels Are Cutting Ties. What's Music's Plan B?
LOS ANGELES — In November 2022, Isimeme Udu uploaded the song that changed her life. The singer, who performs as Hemlocke Springs, was stressing about her medical studies at Dartmouth when she dropped her synth-pop track "Girlfriend" onto TikTok. Its
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