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California's chief justice says bail overhaul will continue with or without the new law

12 Dec 2018 08:05

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Tuesday defended a landmark new state law abolishing money bail, saying it was crafted to ensure courts “do not judge a person based on the size of their wallet or what they have access to in someone else’s wallet.”

In an annual meeting with reporters...

‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘Jurassic Park’ among 25 films added to National Film Registry

12 Dec 2018 08:05

When director Ang Lee set out to make "Brokeback Mountain" in 2005, he couldn't have anticipated the enduring hold the film would have on the American consciousness.

"I didn't intend to make a statement," he said in an announcement of the 25 titles selected this year for the Library of Congress'...

Ballmer has all the pieces in place to add two more big ones

12 Dec 2018 07:05

I made an early New Year’s resolution this month while watching a team filled with sneaker-squeaking surprises.

I resolve, whenever I write about a potential free-agent NBA superstar coming to Los Angeles next summer, I’m no longer restricting my thinking to the Lakers.

I’m including the Clippers,...

Clippers suffer through an off night in 123-99 loss to Raptors

12 Dec 2018 06:55

Toronto had made so many shots in Tuesday’s third quarter that by the time Delon Wright missed a three-pointer from the wing, the crowd at Staples Center let out a sigh of relief.

The shot hit the front of the rim and caromed nearly to midcourt where two Clippers, Patrick Beverley and Tyrone Wallace,...

Nick Nurse is right fit for Raptors

12 Dec 2018 06:40

Toronto coach Nick Nurse didn’t need to be in Los Angeles on Tuesday night; life, at its most painful, was happening half a country away.

Nurse’s mother, Marcella, died Monday night in Iowa. He flew there when he found out and returned just in time for the Raptors to again prove that they’re the...

Camp fire survivors accuse PG&E of 'callous and despicable disregard' for safety

12 Dec 2018 06:25

One lawsuit points to a small metal hook on an electrical transmission tower as the culprit in the devastating Camp fire. When it failed, the suit alleges, an uninsulated wire touched the tower, caused sparks and ignited the blaze.

Other suits filed after California’s deadliest wildfire blame the...

After injuries strike Kings, Sabres rally for a 4-3 win in overtime

12 Dec 2018 05:10

As usual for the Kings in this arena, the skeleton popped out like a jack-in-the-box. And then another.

They were fortunate just to get through Tuesday’s game, the second on consecutive nights, after defensemen Drew Doughty and Dion Phaneuf both went down with upper-body injuries at KeyBank Center,...

Angels remain active in chase for pitchers and a defensively oriented catcher

12 Dec 2018 05:00

Angels general manager Billy Eppler was in bed Sunday morning when his 4-year-old son climbed onto the mattress, wiggled himself between his parents, placed his head on a pillow, and coughed and sneezed in his father’s face.

It was the day before baseball’s winter meetings officially started in...

Clippers' Lou Williams out indefinitely with hamstring injury

12 Dec 2018 04:55

Clippers guard Lou Williams, the NBA’s top-scoring reserve, could miss an extended amount of time after injuring a hamstring Monday night in a victory at Phoenix.

Coach Doc Rivers, speaking before Tuesday's home loss to Toronto, said he was told the injury was “not a bad hamstring, but I’ve never...

Crescenta Valley, Burroughs boys' soccer play to league draw

12 Dec 2018 04:55

BURBANK — An early boys’ soccer showdown between defending Pacific League champion Crescenta Valley High and runner-up Burroughs lived up to each teams’ expectations at Memorial Field on Tuesday.

The host Indians dominated possession and play in the first half, but the Falcons stormed back in the...

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

12 Dec 2018 04:46

Riverside Notre Dame keeps playing tough opponents while holding its own

12 Dec 2018 04:46

CdM girls’ water polo storms back to upset Orange Lutheran

12 Dec 2018 04:45

A second-half surge served notice to all of the top girls’ water polo teams in the CIF Southern Section on Tuesday night at Corona del Mar High.

Watch out for the Sea Kings, who played a confident second half en route to a 12-9 upset victory over Orange Lutheran.

It’s a big week for CdM, which...

Lakers' Kyle Kuzma has plenty of confidence, and the game to fortify it

12 Dec 2018 04:35

Kyle Kuzma showed a little bit of his trademark confidence when asked Monday night about his recent excellent play.

Has he had a stretch like this before during his short time in the NBA?

“I think so,” Kuzma said. “I mean, last year at least half the season I was pretty damn good.”

That’s also...

Protesters shut down Los Angeles Board of Education meeting

12 Dec 2018 04:30

School district officials are busy “reimagining” the nation’s second-largest school system, but what happened Tuesday was not exactly what they had in mind.

A group of at least 50 protesters shut down the Los Angeles Board of Education meeting early — just before a debate that was expected to get...

College basketball roundup: Penn ends drought against No. 17 Villanova

12 Dec 2018 04:25

AJ Brodeur scored 16 points as Pennsylvania surprised No. 17 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers’ first win over the Wildcats since 2002.

Penn fans stormed the Palestra court after Villanova’s Phil Booth missed the tying three-point attempt and set off a regular-season celebration not...

NBA roundup: Forbes' double-double sends Spurs past Suns 111-86

12 Dec 2018 04:15

Bryn Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111-86 on Tuesday night.

San Antonio has won three straight halfway through a six-game homestand. The Spurs, who are allowing 113.3 points per game, have limited their opponents...

Facebook building in Menlo Park cleared after bomb threat

12 Dec 2018 04:10

A bomb threat forced the evacuation Tuesday afternoon of a building on Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park, Calif., authorities said.

Bomb detection dogs searched the building at 200 Jefferson Drive and found no suspicious packages or devices, the Menlo Park Police Department said.

The incident began...

Depleted Eagles have been far from super, but Rams are still wary of defending champions

12 Dec 2018 04:00

The last time the Philadelphia Eagles visited the Coliseum, they were on their way to the Super Bowl.

Quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury during last season’s Week 14 game against the Rams, but backup Nick Foles stepped in, led the Eagles to a 43-35 victory and went on...

Wednesday's TV highlights: 'A Million Little Things' on ABC

12 Dec 2018 04:00


Riverdale Jughead and Archie (Cole Sprouse, K.J. Apa) head to Toledo to visit Gladys and Jellybean (Gina Gershon, Trinity Rose Likins), Jughead’s mother and sister. Also, Betty (Lili Reinhart) gets closer to uncovering the truth about Griffins & Gargoyles in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA


Yasiel Puig is talented and available, but will the Dodgers be able to trade him?

12 Dec 2018 03:55

A few minutes before Andrew Friedman welcomed the media corps to the Dodgers’ suite at the Delano Hotel on Tuesday evening, Cincinnati Reds general manager Dick Williams acknowledged to reporters that the clubs have engaged in various trade discussions at this week’s winter meetings, but nothing...

Police found trove of nude images of women in ex-USC gynecologist’s storage unit

12 Dec 2018 03:45

Shortly after Los Angeles police launched an investigation into Dr. George Tyndall last spring, a team of detectives began surreptitiously following the former USC gynecologist.

The 71-year-old passed most of his days inside a condominium he owns near Lafayette Park, but on at least two occasions,...

Gunman kills 3 near Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, sparking lockdown and terrorism inquiry

12 Dec 2018 03:45

Three people died and 12 others were wounded in France when a man flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near Strasbourg's famous Christmas market Tuesday, sparking a search for the suspect as French officials put the country on increased alert for terrorist attacks.

French prosecutors...

Metropolitan Water District approves Colorado River shortage plan

12 Dec 2018 03:35

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday approved a plan for sharing Colorado River delivery cuts if a shortage is declared on the drought-depleted river.

The vote by the district, which imports water to the Southland, represents another step in a years-long attempt to...

Dodgers hoping for 2019 revival from former rookie of the year Cody Bellinger

12 Dec 2018 03:35

The most impactful player the Dodgers can acquire this offseason could be free-agent outfielder Bryce Harper. It could be Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber or Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Or it could be a player meeting with the team’s hitting coaches this week at Dodger Stadium. Because...

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