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Newsom Administration Advances Delta Tunnel Project Despite Environmental Opposition
In the face of heavy opposition from environmental groups, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his administration are pushing forward with a controversial plan to build a 45-mile water tunnel beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta — a project th
Los Angeles Times4 min readCrime & Violence
The Twisted Path Of Jerrid Powell, From Jock To Accused L.A. Serial Killer
LOS ANGELES — In the days after Thanksgiving, authorities say, Jerrid Joseph Powell was cruising around Los Angeles in a $60,000 BMW shooting homeless people, striking three times in a four-day span. The first to die was 37-year-old Jose Bolanos, who
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Two-way Superstar Shohei Ohtani Announces He Is Signing With The Dodgers
LOS ANGELES — The Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes are over. The Dodgers, as they had long dreamed, held the winning ticket. In a blockbuster announcement Saturday, Ohtani agreed to a 10-year, $700 million contract with the Dodgers, according to a statement
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Family Of L.A. Sheriff's Deputy Claims Forced Overtime Drove Him To Suicide
The family of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has filed a claim against the Sheriff's Department, alleging that excessive overtime hours he was forced to work in the county jails drove him to suicide. Deputy Arturo Atilano Valadez was one of fo
Los Angeles Times3 min read
With Shohei Ohtani Gone, Angels Have Challenge Of Overhauling Roster
It was during his introductory news conference at Angel Stadium in November that new manager Ron Washington briefly expressed wanting Shohei Ohtani "back badly," much like any team would want the two-way star on their team. But in the wake of Ohtani'
Los Angeles Times5 min read
In Catholic Argentina, The Incoming President Has A Rabbi -- And Likes Talking About It
Shortly before taking office as president of Argentina on Sunday, Javier Milei decided to squeeze in what he called a spiritual journey, flying to New York City to visit the tomb of influential Hasidic Jewish leader Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Editorial: Funding For California’s Bullet Trains Puts The High-speed Rail Revolution Back On Track
Finally, the federal government is putting serious money behind a greener and faster transportation system. This week, the Biden administration announced $6 billion in funding for two high-speed rail projects that will eventually whisk passengers acr
Los Angeles Times4 min readInternational Relations
Jackie Calmes: Republicans' Blocking Aid To Ukraine Is Next-level Cynicism
Only five months ago, President Joe Biden promised at a NATO summit that the United States and its allies would help defend Ukraine against Russia's wanton aggression for "as long as it takes." Just after Vladimir Putin's invasion, and amid his soldi
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Anthony Davis Scores 41 As Lakers Beat Pacers For Inaugural NBA Tournament Title
LAS VEGAS — The skepticism had long disappeared, replaced with the kind of toughness, focus and intensity that’s traditionally reserved for the playoffs. The NBA In-Season Tournament injected life into the Lakers, forcing them to accelerate their pro
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Commentary: As A Gaza Teen, I Used To Dream Of College. Now I Feel Sentenced To Death By Israel’s Bombings
SOUTHERN GAZA — Until two months ago, my life as a 17-year-old in Gaza was marked by the predictable anxieties and aspirations of a student applying to university. I dreamt of crossing borders to pursue a better life — of landing on my feet at an Ame
Los Angeles Times3 min read
UCLA Fades In Loss To Villanova, Spoiling Chance To Bolster Their March Resume
PHILADELPHIA — At some point soon, valiant showings against quality competition in tough environments aren’t going to be enough. UCLA arrived here needing not just a quality effort but a victory. Near-upsets against Marquette and Gonzaga in the Maui
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Commentary: Why I Built My Own Tribe For Hanukkah
Twenty years ago, I moved from L.A. to San Francisco and then Bellingham, Washington — so far north I could spit across the border and a Canadian would apologize for being too close. For the longest time I regretted the move from areas with strong sy
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Gusty Winds Spark Brush Fire, Promoting Evacuations In Ventura County
Ventura County firefighters on Saturday were battling a brush fire fueled by Santa Ana winds that has burned about 300 acres and triggered evacuations in the Somis area near Santa Paula. The fire, dubbed South fire, was first reported at about 9:38 a
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Before UNLV Shooting, Former Students Say Gunman Fixated On Las Vegas
Even before their former business professor carried out a mass shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, old students of Anthony Polito say his classes were not something they would forget. There were the regular reminders to his students at E
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Dylan Hernández: Shohei Ohtani Joining The Dodgers Is A Huge Win For All Of Baseball
LOS ANGELES — When Shohei Ohtani agreed to play for the Dodgers, everyone won — well, almost everyone. The best player in baseball will spend the next 10 years playing for one of the sport's signature franchises, positioning him to be featured in the
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Commentary: How Are People Changed By Being Taken Hostage By Hamas? By Fleeing Israeli Bombs?
Violent conflicts and atrocities can seem omnipresent in the world — and all the more traumatic in an age when wars are fought by terrorizing civilians more than by squaring off against a rival military. Wars and violent conflicts in Congo, Gaza, Isr
Los Angeles Times3 min read
LAFC's Bid For MLS Cup History Undone By Disastrous Stretch In Loss To Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio — LAFC entered Saturday's MLS Cup final 90 minutes from history. It finished the game looking ahead to next year. With a chance to become the first team to win back-to-back titles in 11 years, the reigning MLS champions were undone by
Los Angeles Times4 min readInternational Relations
U.S. Support For Israeli Government Increasingly Strained As Arab States Demand Ceasefire
As Israel widens its war in Gaza, now in its third deadly month, Biden administration officials are struggling to shore up support for the government of Benjamin Netanyahu even as it appears to ignore U.S. advice and Arab anger worldwide mounts. In N
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Gusty Winds Spark Brush Fires In Ventura And Riverside Counties, Triggering Some Evacuations
Ventura County firefighters on Saturday were battling a brush fire fueled by Santa Ana winds that has burned about 800 acres and triggered evacuations and road closures in the Somis area near Santa Paula. The blaze, dubbed the South fire, was first r
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Riverside County Confirms First 2 Flu-related Deaths This Season; L.A. County Has Reported 1 So Far
With flu season in full swing, Riverside County public health officials are urging residents to get their vaccines and to take other precautions against respiratory viruses after reporting the county's first two flu-related deaths this winter. The de
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Bill Shaikin: Ohtani To The Dodgers And Oh No To The Rest Of The NL West
LOS ANGELES — In Los Angeles, the window does not shut. The modern baseball fan has been conditioned to believe that each team has a competitive window, that you can keep the core of a contending team together for only so long before the window inevi
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Move Over Ronaldo, Messi. Jon Rahm Is Highest Paid Athlete In 2023 After Joining LIV Golf.
LOS ANGELES — The obscene sums doled out by the Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund in its quest to lure the world's top golfers to its LIV Golf tour reached a pinnacle when Jon Rahm joined the league this week. Estimates on what Rahm was paid to j
Los Angeles Times5 min readCrime & Violence
Hunter Biden’s Tax Indictment Presents Fresh Political Challenge As His Father Arrives In LA
LOS ANGELES — As President Joe Biden arrived in Los Angeles on Friday for a weekend of fundraising among Hollywood elite, his only living son was hit with his second grand jury indictment this year — with the special counsel accusing the younger Bide
Los Angeles Times2 min read
LeBron James Masterclass Lifts Lakers Into NBA In-season Tournament Final
LAS VEGAS — LeBron James had just gotten knocked to the floor by Zion Williamson, New Orleans’ door-frame shaped power forward, when the refs blew the whistle and signaled for a first-quarter charge. James sprang to his feet and sprinted — like, real
Los Angeles Times1 min read
Ryan O’Neal, Star Of ‘Love Story’ And ‘Paper Moon,’ Dies At 82
He emerged as a heartthrob on television’s “Peyton Place” in the 1960s and arrived as a movie star in the sentimental 1970 box-office hit “Love Story.” Yet Ryan O’Neal achieved his most enduring fame off-screen, as the longtime companion of actress F
Los Angeles Times4 min readWorld
Hundreds Of Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators Gather Outside Biden Fundraiser
LOS ANGELES — They rattled and swayed the wire fence installed to separate them from the world’s most powerful man. Faced with the barrier, the 1,200-1,500 pro-Palestinian protesters who gathered Friday at Holmby Park shouted louder — calling for a c
Los Angeles Times5 min read
Why This Group Of Hikers Hauls Heavy, Framed Paintings 2½ Miles Up Griffith Park
LOS ANGELES — On a recent Sunday afternoon, L.A. gallerist Lauren Powell and about 30 others trekked up a steep, sinuous Griffith Park trail. The group hauled enormous framed paintings 2½ miles to the top of the hill. Nearly everyone was dressed in p
Los Angeles Times1 min read
Angels Trade David Fletcher And Max Stassi To Braves As Part Of A Four-player Deal
The Angels traded infielder David Fletcher and catcher Max Stassi to the Atlanta Braves for first baseman Evan White and right-handed reliever Tyler Thomas, both teams announced Friday. Neither White nor Thomas has been added to the Angels' 40-man ro
Los Angeles Times2 min read
California To Return 40 Acres In Inyo County — Including Historic Hatchery — To Paiute People
LOS ANGELES — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will be returning more than 40 acres of Inyo County land to the Indigenous Paiute people in early in 2024, including a decades-old fish hatchery located along historic Route 395. The transf
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Shohei Ohtani's Free Agency Could Also Be Life Changing For Japanese Reporters
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Everyone who gathered at the Gaylord Opryland for Major League Baseball's winter meetings this week asked the same question over and over again: Which team is going to sign Shohei Ohtani? For one franchise, Ohtani's decision will d
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