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    Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams March 28, 2017, 7:38 a.m. Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his...

    Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams March 28, 2017, 7:38 a.m. Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our...

    Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams


    Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams March 28, 2017, 7:38 a.m. Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his...

    Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams March 28, 2017, 7:38 a.m. Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our...

    Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features


    Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let people's cameras “do the talking” as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text. With the update coming to users starting Tuesday,...

    Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let people's cameras “do the talking” as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.

    With the update coming to users starting Tuesday, Facebook is adding a camera icon to the top left...

    You'll get face time and private concerts on Havana tours with Melissa Etheridge or Rufus Wainwright


    Why not see Havana with musicians Melissa Etheridge, Ben Folds or Rufus Wainwright? The entertainers are leading separate trips to Cuba that include everything a fan could dream of: meet-and-greets, exclusive concerts and performances with local...

    Why not see Havana with musicians Melissa Etheridge, Ben Folds or Rufus Wainwright?

    The entertainers are leading separate trips to Cuba that include everything a fan could dream of: meet-and-greets, exclusive concerts and performances with local musicians and cultural activities tours.

    Rocker Fold...

    To stem rising prices, a California lawmaker is taking on how hospital chains craft their contracts


    California politics updates: Senate leader calls effort to cut 'sanctuary city' funding 'blackmail,' Democrats hit Mimi Walters on healthcare vote March 28, 2017, 7 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government...

    California politics updates: Senate leader calls effort to cut 'sanctuary city' funding 'blackmail,' Democrats hit Mimi Walters on healthcare vote March 28, 2017, 7 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:...

    California politics updates: Senate leader calls effort to cut 'sanctuary city' funding 'blackmail,' Democrats hit Mimi Walters on healthcare vote


    California politics updates: Senate leader calls effort to cut 'sanctuary city' funding 'blackmail,' Democrats hit Mimi Walters on healthcare vote March 28, 2017, 7 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government...

    California politics updates: Senate leader calls effort to cut 'sanctuary city' funding 'blackmail,' Democrats hit Mimi Walters on healthcare vote March 28, 2017, 7 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:...

    See how L.A. interior designers transformed this classic Hollywood mansion


    How do you create a sense of timelessness inside a historic Mission Revival mansion? “You need to bring in all eras,” says Los Angeles designer Patrick Dragonette, who mixed vintage furnishings with modern décor in the dining room he designed for...

    How do you create a sense of timelessness inside a historic Mission Revival mansion?

    “You need to bring in all eras,” says Los Angeles designer Patrick Dragonette, who mixed vintage furnishings with modern décor in the dining room he designed for the Wattles Park Designer Showcase, open to the...

    Hollywood Hills West Neutra keeps its place in the timeline


    Stepping into this well-preserved Richard Neutra-designed home in Hollywood Hills West is like stepping back into 1951. The style that would become known as Midcentury Modern was cutting edge, Harry S. Truman served as President and the Patti Page hit...

    Stepping into this well-preserved Richard Neutra-designed home in Hollywood Hills West is like stepping back into 1951. The style that would become known as Midcentury Modern was cutting edge, Harry S. Truman served as President and the Patti Page hit “Tennessee Waltz” captured the airwaves. A...

    Thank the Pixies (the fruit, not the band) for this deal on tickets to Ojai's classical music fest


    The Ojai Music Festival is now in its 71st year. Here's the secret to getting a break on tickets before the classical music fest begins in June: Buy reserved seats in April and save up to 20%. The deal: Ojai gets a little giddy when its home-grown Pixie...

    The Ojai Music Festival is now in its 71st year. Here's the secret to getting a break on tickets before the classical music fest begins in June: Buy reserved seats in April and save up to 20%.

    The deal: Ojai gets a little giddy when its home-grown Pixie tangerines come into season. This deal is...

    Escape to Alcatraz, San Francisco's penitentiary island


    The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State March 28, 2017, 6 a.m. The California Bucket List is your daily guide to essential California adventures, from easy to edgy. Check in every day for a...

    The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State March 28, 2017, 6 a.m. The California Bucket List is your daily guide to essential California adventures, from easy to edgy. Check in every day for a new must-do adventure, each tried and tested...

    What to expect from Disney’s new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ ride


    The “Guardians of the Galaxy” ride opening May 27 at Disney California Adventure will replace the venerable Twilight Zone Tower of Terror as the anchor of a new Marvel themed land. The 2004 Tower of Terror indoor elevator drop ride will be re-skinned...

    The “Guardians of the Galaxy” ride opening May 27 at Disney California Adventure will replace the venerable Twilight Zone Tower of Terror as the anchor of a new Marvel themed land.

    The 2004 Tower of Terror indoor elevator drop ride will be re-skinned with a back story loosely based on the original...

    The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State


    The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State March 28, 2017, 6 a.m. The California Bucket List is your daily guide to essential California adventures, from easy to edgy. Check in every day for a...

    The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State March 28, 2017, 6 a.m. The California Bucket List is your daily guide to essential California adventures, from easy to edgy. Check in every day for a new must-do adventure, each tried and tested...

    Multiple violations found days before Oakland blaze that killed 3


    Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three low-income residents. During a Friday inspection, officials found the building lacked fire extinguishers,...

    Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three low-income residents.

    During a Friday inspection, officials found the building lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in every apartment and a working...

    Essential California: 'Sanctuary cities' won’t back down


    Good morning. It’s Tuesday, March 28, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES The ‘sanctuary cities’ that won’t back down The leaders of so-called sanctuary cities across Southern California were defiant in the face of...

    Good morning. It’s Tuesday, March 28, and here’s what’s happening across California:

    TOP STORIES

    The ‘sanctuary cities’ that won’t back down

    The leaders of so-called sanctuary cities across Southern California were defiant in the face of threats made by U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions to cut off...

    Here's an easy way to fight L.A.'s traffic and boost transit ridership — reward commuters who don't drive


    Employer-paid parking is an invitation to drive to work alone. Policy makers have long been aware that parking subsidies increase traffic. In the early ’90s, a survey of 5,000 commuters and their employers in downtown Los Angeles showed that free...

    Employer-paid parking is an invitation to drive to work alone.

    Policy makers have long been aware that parking subsidies increase traffic. In the early ’90s, a survey of 5,000 commuters and their employers in downtown Los Angeles showed that free parking at work increased the number of drivers...

    Did DWP overcharge you? Customers to receive info on billing settlement starting this week


    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers will soon be able to recover their money from a landmark class-action settlement. Starting this week, ratepayers will receive packets in the mail that detail what types of refunds and damages may be...

    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers will soon be able to recover their money from a landmark class-action settlement.

    Starting this week, ratepayers will receive packets in the mail that detail what types of refunds and damages may be claimed from the settlement.

    The DWP has been...

    Taxpayers pick up the tab for Trump’s pricey golf excursions


    “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” — the TV show from the 1980s and 1990s that wallowed in the obscene excesses of the super wealthy — needs to be brought back to do an extended series on America’s new First Family. There would be an ironic...

    “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” — the TV show from the 1980s and 1990s that wallowed in the obscene excesses of the super wealthy — needs to be brought back to do an extended series on America’s new First Family. There would be an ironic twist in the theme this time around: The Trump family’s...

    Today: The Russia Probe — Accusations, Deflections and Trump’s Tweets


    I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES The Russia Probe: Accusations, Deflections and Trump’s Tweets California Reps. Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes have held the...

    I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today.

    TOP STORIES

    The Russia Probe: Accusations, Deflections and Trump’s Tweets

    California Reps. Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes have held the top positions on the House Intelligence Committee...

    Essential Education: L.A. Unified board committee hears parents' case against colocations


    Essential Education: L.A. Unified board committee hears parents' case against colocations March 28, 2017, 4 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:The L.A. Unified Board Committee of...

    Essential Education: L.A. Unified board committee hears parents' case against colocations March 28, 2017, 4 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:The L.A. Unified Board Committee of the Whole is meeting Tuesday. Parents at Third...

    Going nuts for squirrels at UC Berkeley's animal cognition lab


    On a recent day, three UC Berkeley researchers scanned the leaf-strewn campus hunting for treasures. They were armed with equipment that looked like metal detectors, but their quarry wasn’t dropped coins or jewelry. Doctoral student Mikel Delgado and...

    On a recent day, three UC Berkeley researchers scanned the leaf-strewn campus hunting for treasures.

    They were armed with equipment that looked like metal detectors, but their quarry wasn’t dropped coins or jewelry. Doctoral student Mikel Delgado and her team were searching for hazelnuts they’d...

    Note to Republicans: Drop the crusade against Planned Parenthood


    Millions of Americans who rely on the Affordable Care Act for their insurance coverage dodged a bullet last week when Republican infighting killed a bill by the House GOP leadership to repeal and replace the healthcare law. So, thankfully, did Planned...

    Millions of Americans who rely on the Affordable Care Act for their insurance coverage dodged a bullet last week when Republican infighting killed a bill by the House GOP leadership to repeal and replace the healthcare law. So, thankfully, did Planned Parenthood. Embedded in the bill was a provision...

    Trump's Treasury secretary is an Artificial Intelligence denier


    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last week made a dangerously ignorant prediction. When asked about the future of artificial intelligence, automation and the workforce, this was his reply: "It's not even on our radar screen,” he said at a media event,...

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last week made a dangerously ignorant prediction. When asked about the future of artificial intelligence, automation and the workforce, this was his reply: "It's not even on our radar screen,” he said at a media event, adding that significant workforce disruption...

    Bad legal advice shouldn't lead to deportation


    Jae Lee suspected that criminal charges the government had filed against him could lead to deportation, something he desperately wanted to avoid. Born in South Korea, Lee had moved to the United States in 1982 at age 13 and had never returned. He...

    Jae Lee suspected that criminal charges the government had filed against him could lead to deportation, something he desperately wanted to avoid.

    Born in South Korea, Lee had moved to the United States in 1982 at age 13 and had never returned. He received lawful permanent resident status, which...

    Rising administrator salaries, 100-year-old schools and chicken nuggets in a bun: What's new in education today


    Essential Education: L.A. Unified board committee hears parents' case against colocations March 28, 2017, 4 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:The L.A. Unified Board Committee of...

    Essential Education: L.A. Unified board committee hears parents' case against colocations March 28, 2017, 4 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:The L.A. Unified Board Committee of the Whole is meeting Tuesday. Parents at Third...

    For at least $675,000, you can own a handwritten page from Charles Darwin’s manuscript of 'On the Origin of Species'


    If you are among the scant 33% of U.S. adults who believe that humans and other living things evolved solely by a process of natural selection, it might be time to put your money where your mouth is. No, this is not a political fundraising pitch. It’s...

    If you are among the scant 33% of U.S. adults who believe that humans and other living things evolved solely by a process of natural selection, it might be time to put your money where your mouth is.

    No, this is not a political fundraising pitch. It’s a notice of the impending sale, by auction,...