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From the Archives: Meet Buster, the rooster who can skate

18 Oct 2017 08:00


These two photos appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Section of the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 17, 1952. The right image was moved on wires and published in newspapers around the world.

Years later, Wiener wrote about Buster:

Because of an incident that happened to me when I was a photographer for...


Residents advised to close windows after fire erupts at Chevron oil refinery in El Segundo

18 Oct 2017 06:55


A fire erupted late Tuesday at the Chevron El Segundo Refinery, blowing plumes of black smoke toward residential neighborhoods.

El Segundo police advised nearby residents to close their windows as firefighters battle the blaze on the west side of the refinery, located just south of Los Angeles...


Dodgers' bulletproof bullpen finally allows hits

18 Oct 2017 06:45


Alex Avila, a backup catcher, succeeded Tuesday where 31 consecutive Cubs had failed.

He got a hit off a Dodgers relief pitcher.

Dodger relievers had retired 29 out of the 31 batters they faced in the National League Championship Series before Avila lined a single off Ross Stripling leading off...


Old hand Andre Ethier gets first start, and doesn't waste opportunity

18 Oct 2017 06:45


Andre Ethier waited six months for this, seven months, really, if you count the end of spring training.

The monotonous therapy sessions, the periods of despondence and frustration, Ethier endured in the unlikely chance he could live the night he lived Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

In the first at-bat...


Wounded casino security guard vanishes from Las Vegas — and surfaces on the set of 'Ellen'

18 Oct 2017 06:40


The mystery is over: Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos has been found.

On the set of “Ellen.”

On Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres’ television talk show is expected to broadcast the much-anticipated first interview with the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino security guard, who was the first shooting...


Dodgers aren’t showing any shortcomings even without Corey Seager

18 Oct 2017 06:35


Corey who?

On the morning of the opener of the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers announced that All-Star shortstop Corey Seager would not play because of injury. Cubs pitcher Jon Lester likened the impact on the Dodgers to how the Cubs might have been hurt had they lost Kris Bryant,...


For the Record

18 Oct 2017 06:20


Cadiz pipeline: In the Oct. 17 California section, an article about the federal government allowing Cadiz Inc. to use a railroad right-of-way for its water pipeline said the company had lobbied the Interior Department to rescind a 2011 legal opinion. Cadiz lobbied the department to rescind a 2015...


It hasn’t felt this real for Dodgers in 29 seasons

18 Oct 2017 06:15


The Dodgers are so close to the World Series, you can hear it coming.

It crept up with the clank of Chris Taylor’s home run off a center-field roof.

It slipped nearer with the bang of Andre Ethier’s home run off a right-field scoreboard.

Then, finally, on a classically fall Tuesday night, it descended...


Fugitive suspected in 2002 kidnapping and slaying of teen is found dead in Mexico

18 Oct 2017 06:05


A fugitive suspected in the 2002 kidnapping and slaying of a 15-year-old girl on her way to school in Montebello was killed in Mexico, investigators announced Tuesday.

George Barraza, who fled to Mexico after the gang payback killing of Brenda Sierra, was on the U.S. Marshal Service’s “15 Most...


Dodgers one win away from first World Series since 1988

18 Oct 2017 06:00


When his eyes registered the location of the last pitch, Yu Darvish stepped outside the batter’s box. He stared at the umpire to be sure. It was a fastball from Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. like the three pitches before it, and it was not a strike, like the three before it. In October, good luck...


Warriors lose opener after Durant's buzzer beater is waved off

18 Oct 2017 05:50


Kevin Durant's baseline jumper swished through the net just barely too late, and the Houston Rockets rallied in the fourth to beat Golden State 122-121 Tuesday on the night the Warriors received their championship rings.

The Warriors had one last chance with 10.6 seconds left and Durant came up...


New-look Clippers at a crossroads to see if they are still a top team in West

18 Oct 2017 05:25


For six years, the Clippers stood among the best of the NBA, a team listed in the company of the championship contenders despite their constant playoff failures.

They are no longer seen in the same light.

As the Clippers prepare to launch their 2017-18 season, they now are regarded as a team at...


California politics news feed

18 Oct 2017 05:19



Conservative activists in Fresno try to get a referendum on the ballot to block California's 'sanctuary state' law

18 Oct 2017 05:19



Dodgers-Cubs Game 3 live updates: Dodgers beat the Cubs 6-1 to take a commanding 3-0 NLCS lead

18 Oct 2017 04:44



Dodgers take a commanding 3-0 NLCS lead with 6-1 win over Cubs

18 Oct 2017 04:44



Dodgers are three outs away from a 3-0 NLCS lead

18 Oct 2017 04:12



Lack of emergency alerts during firestorms prompts calls for improvements

18 Oct 2017 04:05


Widespread complaints that residents did not receive cellphone alerts before wildfires swept through California’s wine country, destroying thousands of homes and killing more than 40 people, has prompted calls to improve the system.

The so-called Wireless Emergency Alert system allows authorities...


LAPD becomes nation's largest police department to test drones after oversight panel signs off on controversial program

18 Oct 2017 04:05


After months of often-heated debate, a civilian oversight panel Tuesday signed off on a yearlong test of drones by the Los Angeles Police Department, which will become the largest police department in the nation to deploy the controversial technology.

The Police Commission’s 3-1 vote prompted jeers,...


Cubs look like they need a doctor, so here's one for them

18 Oct 2017 04:02



Sam Darnold confronts problem of 'unrealistic expectations' in second season, teammate says

18 Oct 2017 03:55


By now, Sam Darnold understands the deal. When he stands outside USC’s locker room each week to face reporters, he can sense what people will be saying about him on the radio, the cable sports networks and the Internet all week.

This is no longer last season, when Darnold was the freshman savior...


Dodgers take 6-1 lead in top of eighth

18 Oct 2017 03:53



Yankees come back late to beat the Astros 6-4 and even ALCS at two wins apiece

18 Oct 2017 03:45


For two decades, Aaron Judge dreamed of a night like Tuesday. Often when he takes batting practice, he visualizes the moment, loud and cold October baseball, his team in need of a hit, his name blasted over the loudspeaker. When he was a kid taking cage hacks in California’s Central Valley, he...


Cubs go down quietly in seventh

18 Oct 2017 03:39



Leading senators agree on a short-term fix to Obamacare; Trump offers his blessing

18 Oct 2017 03:30


          
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