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Trump lands in Japan for first state visit to new Emperor Naruhito

25 May 2019 08:00


President Trump landed in Tokyo on Saturday, the first of two trips here in coming weeks, on a largely ceremonial visit that marks a high point in Japan’s efforts to woo the unpredictable American leader.

The three-day state visit by the president and First Lady Melania Trump — highlighted by a...


Shooting at a New Jersey bar leaves 10 wounded

25 May 2019 07:40


New Jersey police say 10 people have been wounded following a shooting at a Trenton bar.

Authorities say police were notified of gunfire at about 12:25 a.m. Saturday outside the J&J Liquor & Bar in the 300 block of Brunswick Avenue. Arriving officers found several victims in and around the bar.

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Hot Property Newsletter: All that and then some

25 May 2019 07:05


Up first this week is the Hollywood Hills home of a classic R&B force. Adding to the mix is the onetime home of an old-time crooner, a sale for a TV writer-producer and several actors on the move.

Our Home of the Week is a Spanish Colonial-inspired ranch in Santa Ynez. Don’t let the Old World ambience,...


LAFC keeps rolling along with win over the Montreal Impact

25 May 2019 06:00


The Los Angeles Football Club is just 49 regular-season games old. But the team certainly hasn’t lacked for accomplishment in that brief time.

With Friday night’s methodical 4-2 win over the Montreal Impact at Banc of California Stadium, LAFC has scored more goals and earned more points in its...


LAFC continues to roll, using a deceptively simple system

25 May 2019 05:55


This was more than a victory. This was a complete destruction.

This was the varsity bullying the JV. This was the hammer pounding the nail. This was Mike Tyson knocking out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds.

The final score was 4-2, but the game wasn’t nearly that close.

Fifty-five minutes into the...


John Pinto, WWII Code Talker and longtime New Mexico lawmaker, dies at 94

25 May 2019 05:55


John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation’s longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94.

Senate colleague Michael Padilla confirmed that Pinto died Friday in Gallup after years of suffering from various...


Mike Trout makes rare, costly error as Angels' losing streak stretches to five

25 May 2019 05:50


It had been more than 2-1/2 years since Drew Smyly won a big league game, the Texas Rangers pitcher missing the 2017 and 2018 seasons because of Tommy John surgery and going winless with a 6.51 earned-run average in his first seven games of 2019.

None of that mattered against the Angels on Friday...


Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes north of Santa Rosa, Calif.

25 May 2019 05:05


A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Friday evening seven miles from Cobb, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 9:58 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Healdsburg, 15 miles from Clearlake,...


Federal judge in California halts Trump’s plan to build parts of border wall

25 May 2019 04:50


A federal judge in California has blocked President Trump from building sections of his border wall using money redirected through a national emergency declaration.

U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration’s efforts to divert military funds for...


Rachel Garcia’s bat and arm lift UCLA in softball super regional opener

25 May 2019 04:40


Rachel Garcia won. She high-fived coach Kelly Inouye-Perez triumphantly during UCLA softball’s post-game press conference.

Garcia had plenty to celebrate from her performance against James Madison on Friday night, when the Bruins defeated the Dukes 6-1 at Easton Stadium. Her 12 strikeouts, her...


SoCal sprinters face huge challenges at state track and field championships

25 May 2019 04:35


With the temperature a refreshing 76 degrees in Clovis on Friday night for the first day of the two-day CIF state track and field championships at Buchanan High School, athletes didn’t have to deal with the excessive heat frequently present for the championships in years past.

It was all about...


San Francisco police chief reverses on raid of journalist's home and apologizes

25 May 2019 03:25


San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott apologized Friday for his officers’ raid of a journalist’s home to identify a confidential source, and said he was referring his department’s investigation into the leak of a report on Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s death to another agency.

Scott’s public concession...


David Freese and Dodgers pulverize Pirates’ opener in blowout win

25 May 2019 02:40


The Dodgers unveiled their starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday at around 3:45 p.m. local time. They were facing an opener for the third consecutive game, so it was different than their usual configurations. Most notably, 26-year-old rookie Matt Beaty, a left-handed hitter with...


Kawhi Leonard has Raptors on brink of NBA Finals with a historic postseason run

25 May 2019 01:55


Early in his NBA career, after his once-creaky jumper had been rebuilt but before he’d become a bonafide superstar, Kawhi Leonard was just one part of a team that will be widely celebrated in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

He played for Gregg Popovich. He played with Tony Parker,...


Angels catcher Kevan Smith on injury: 'It just felt like my jaw went into my ear'

25 May 2019 01:55


Reporters gathered around Kevan Smith’s locker as the Angels’ backup catcher described the feeling of taking a foul ball off the face mask, a blow so severe it sent him to the seven-day concussion list.

“It felt like I got punched in the jaw,” Smith said Friday. “It just felt like my jaw went into...


Jonathan Dos Santos early goal lifts Galaxy past Orlando City

25 May 2019 01:30


Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 19th minute, David Bingham made six saves for his fourth shutout and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Orlando City 1-0 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak.

The Galaxy (8-5-1) played their second game without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star forward banned for...


SoCal theater listings, May 26-June 2: ‘Exit the King,’ ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ and more

25 May 2019 01:00


Capsule reviews are by Charles McNulty (C.M.), Philip Brandes (P.B.) and F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.).

Openings

Drag Queen of the Year Drag artists from around the world vie for the title. The Montalbán, 1615 N. Vine St., Hollywood. Sun., 7 p.m. $20 and up. (323) 461-6999. themontalban.com

LA’s...


SoCal classical music listings, May 26-June 2: Pianist Jeffrey Kahane, Numi Opera and more

25 May 2019 01:00


Bohemian Rhapsodies Orchestra Santa Monica performs Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, Kodaly’s “Dances of Galanta” and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 featuring cellist Eric Byers. Moss Theater, New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Sun., 2:30 p.m. $30. (310) 525-7618. orchestrasantamonica.org

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SoCal museum listings, May 26-June 2: ‘The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China’ at LACMA and more

25 May 2019 01:00


Openings

Emerging Masters 2019 Works by recent graduates and current candidates of Laguna College of Art and Design’s MFA programs. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach. Opens Fri.; ends June 9. Closed Wed. $5, $7; 12 and under, free. (949) 494-8971. lagunaartmuseum.org

On the Inside...


SoCal dance listings, May 26-June 2: Circa Contemporary Circus, ‘LA Unbound’ and more

25 May 2019 01:00


Forever Flamenco With featured dancers Reyes Barrios, Arleen Hurtado and Briseyda Zarate. The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., L.A. Sun., 8 p.m. $30-$50. (323) 663-1525. fountaintheatre.com

The Pygmalion Effect Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg performs the West Coast premiere of Boris Eifman’s...


Harvey Weinstein reaches $44-million settlement with accusers and creditors, but attorneys spar over terms

25 May 2019 00:35


Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has reached a tentative $44-million settlement with women who have accused him of sexual assault as well as creditors of his former studio, according to two people familiar with the arrangement.

The proposed deal, which has not been finalized, was hammered...


USC was told gynecologist could be preying on Asian women, secret records show

25 May 2019 00:30


After decades of complaints about a campus gynecologist, USC administrators hired a team of medical experts to evaluate him.

The experts came back with a disturbing report saying there was evidence Dr. George Tyndall was preying on vulnerable Asian students and had signs of “psychopathy.”

Still,...


Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez admits frustration over bad luck led to slump

25 May 2019 00:25


Enrique Hernandez’s 2019 season began with an encouraging start. He mashed enough in spring training to be named the Dodgers’ everyday second baseman, getting rid of the utility tag for the first time in his major league career, and carried the blistering bat over to the regular season.

He homered...


A doctored video of Nancy Pelosi shows social media giants ill-prepared for 2020

25 May 2019 00:10


Hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed a conference Wednesday, a distorted video of the California Democrat’s conversation began spreading across the internet.

The manipulated clip, slowed to make Pelosi sound as if she were slurring her words, racked up millions of views on Facebook...


Gardening events: Learn the traditional Japanese art form of kokedama

25 May 2019 00:00


If you have a plant-related class, garden tour or other event you’d like us to mention, email me at jeanette.marantos@latimes.com — with at least three weeks’ notice, please! — and we may include it later. Include a high-resolution horizontal photo, if possible, and tell us who to credit and what...

          
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