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Essential Politics: This is why Dolores Huerta matters in the race to win back the House

This is a week that will answer some important questions in California politics.

First, the results of a sexual harassment investigation into state Sen. Tony Mendoza will be made public as early as Tuesday. Then the Artesia Democrat’s peers will consider his political fate.

We’ll also get to see...

Migrant advocates say U.S. is separating parents from children to discourage illegal immigration and asylum requests

Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the U.S. in recent years have been held with their children at immigration detention centers. But the case of a Brazilian woman and her son illustrates what migrant advocates call a harsher approach to immigration enforcement that aims to separate...

Under Trump, consumer agency promises to do the bare minimum, and nothing more

Let’s say there was a federal agency charged solely with protecting consumers from financial abuse. And let’s say that agency was so good at its job, it succeeded in returning $12 billion to consumers who had been ripped off by greedy banks and lenders.

How would you reward that agency?

If you’re...

How much more humiliation can Melania Trump take?

America asks a lot of its first couples. Fairly or not, they become national marital role models. We don’t really care if they have separate bedrooms, but we do expect them to demonstrate a certain amount of mutual respect and fondness for each other.

We like it when they seem to be in love, like...

From the Archives: Tow truck in need of help

After colliding with another vehicle at West 78th Street and South Hobart Boulevard in Los Angeles, a tow truck ended up against a house. Tow truck driver Arthur Bogan, 30, of Pacoima and the other unidentified driver suffered minor injuries.

This stand-alone photo by Steve Fontanini appeared on...

Dolores Huerta's legacy and influence are shaping the race for this competitive California congressional district

Dolores Huerta's legacy and influence are shaping the race for this competitive California congressional district

Labor rights icon Dolores Huerta won't be on the ballot in California’s 21st Congressional District, but she has influenced the Central Valley race Democrats view as one of their biggest pickup opportunities in the midterm elections.

Elected officials, local activists and other congressional sources...

California Democrats gather this week to chart course for 2018, and will hear from candidates for 2020

Virtue and Moir set record and Shibutani siblings win bronze in ice dance

Scott Moir said his and partner Tessa Virtue’s free dance performance on Tuesday was personal, for each other, the best way they knew to honor the ice dance collaboration they’ve enjoyed for the better part of two decades. By the time the Canadian couple completed their sultry routine to music...

Ducks shut out division-leading Golden Knights

Jakob Silfverberg and Ryan Getzlaf scored to lead the Anaheim Ducks over the Vegas Golden Knights 2-0 in their Pacific Division showdown Monday night.

Anaheim regained sole possession of third place in the division, two points ahead of Los Angeles and Calgary. The Ducks are a point behind second-place...

Ionescu pushes Oregon women to overtime win in top 10 battle against UCLA

(AP) — Sabrina Ionescu scored seven of her 23 points in overtime and No. 8 Oregon outlasted No. 10 UCLA 101-94 on Monday night.

Ionescu added 12 assists for the Ducks (25-4, 14-2 Pac-12). Oregon's 14th conference win matched its best from 1999-2000 when it won the Pac-10 title.

Oregon built a huge...

U.S. advances to quarterfinals in hockey; will meet Czech Republic

Kings strike early, hold off Blackhawks 3-1

Just about every time the Kings play the Chicago Blackhawks, the talk beforehand turns to the thrilling playoff series the teams played during their dynasty years.

This visit followed suit, even though the participants have fallen off since they combined to win five of the past eight Stanley Cups....

College basketball: Oklahoma has lost 9 of 11 after thrashing by Kansas

Devonte Graham had 23 points and seven assists, Malik Newman added 20 and No. 8 Kansas beat Oklahoma 104-74 on Monday night.

The Jayhawks (22-6, 11-4 Big 12) controlled things early, jumping out to a 10-0 lead less than four minutes into the game and forcing Lon Kruger to burn a timeout before...

Firefighters gain ground on Inyo County fire; evacuation orders still in place

Firefighters gained ground Monday against a wind-fueled fire burning in rural Inyo County, reporting some containment for the first time in their daylong firefight and lifting most evacuation orders.

The so-called Pleasant fire was 25% contained late Monday afternoon, according to the California...

Canadian pair win ice dance gold; Shibutani siblings win bronze

Trump endorses Romney in Utah Senate race

Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Kevin (Probably) Saves the World' on ABC


Knight Squad A rambunctious princess and a mischievous drifter create fake identities to attend knight school in this new fantasy adventure. Owen Joyner, Lilimar and Kelly Perine star. 7:30 p.m. Nickelodeon

Frontline The new two-part episode “Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia” begins...

Republican state senator charged with extorting sex from a page

A grand jury indictment unsealed Monday accuses a Republican state senator of extorting sex from a page in the Senate's page program.

The indictment was unsealed as Senate Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle was arraigned on two counts of extortion in Providence Superior Court. Kettle, of Coventry, is...

Brita Sigourney of the U.S. takes bronze in ski halfpipe

Lindsey Vonn has her best chance at Olympic gold in Wednesday's downhill

Lindsey Vonn has enjoyed an eventful first week and half at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The most successful U.S. Alpine skier in history watched her King Charles Spaniel, Lucy, steal the attention — and attract a swarm of photographers — during their opening news conference.

Vonn waited while wind...

Mirai Nagasu and her teammates hope to break U.S. women's Olympic medal drought

Figure skater Mirai Nagasu proudly credits her parents for teaching her the value of hard work. They spent long hours keeping their customers well-fed and happy at the sushi restaurant they own in Arcadia, and they paid her in quarters to wash dishes and perform other chores around the place that...

Freezing temperatures expected across California could threaten Central Valley crops

Freezing temperatures are forecast to sweep much of California this week, potentially endangering the state’s almonds and other lucrative Central Valley crops.

Temperatures in most rural areas of the San Joaquin Valley, the heart of the state’s agricultural sector, are expected to fall to the mid-20s...

Young basketball players from around the world enjoyed the experience of a lifetime at their own all-star weekend in El Segundo

Kobe spent the weekend working out at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. But don’t start pulling Bryant’s retired jersey down from the Staples Center rafters just yet.

Kobe King-Hawea is a sharp-shooting 18-year-old guard from Victoria, Australia, who grew up in a household in which most...

Tras un frio invierno después de caer en la Serie Mundial, los Dodgers están de regreso

Un suave coro acompañó al mánager de los Dodgers, Dave Roberts, mientras caminaba entre dos filas de aficionados en Camelback Ranch.

Ya no había preguntas sobre qué fue lo que pasó en el Juego 7 ni los gritos de “¡Una victoria más!”, los cuales escuchó durante todo el invierno desde el South Bay...

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