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Trump is said to pick former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead Agriculture department

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:21:00 PST

Trump said to make pick for Agriculture chief, rounding out his Cabinet Jan. 18, 2017, 6:21 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Reports say former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is Trump's pick for Agriculture Obama says he is hopeful...(image)

Trump said to make pick for Agriculture chief, rounding out his Cabinet

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:21:00 PST

Trump said to make pick for Agriculture chief, rounding out his Cabinet Jan. 18, 2017, 6:21 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Reports say former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is Trump's pick for Agriculture Obama says he is hopeful...(image)

Ducks' Rickard Rakell on pace for 37-goal season

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:00:00 PST

Sidney Crosby. Rickard Rakell.

The names are not immediately linked in hockey conversations, but they are next to each other as the NHL’s leaders in goals-per-game average this season. Crosby, regarded as the game’s best all-around player, was tops at 0.73 per game through Tuesday. Rakell is second...


More than 100 LAPD officers filed claims over mold, other health hazards at South L.A. station

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:50:00 PST

Soon after Donna Wheeler became a detective at the Southeast Community Police Station, which serves Watts and surrounding areas, she started having trouble breathing.

Her respiratory problems were worse at the end of a workday, she said. When she was on vacation, her symptoms improved. Her doctor...


President-elect pays out $25-million Trump University settlement

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:45:00 PST

Three days before his presidential inauguration, Donald Trump paid out $25 million in compliance with the settlement reached in three Trump University lawsuits.

The funds, paid by the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative, were deposited Tuesday night in an escrow account, where they will remain until...


Julius Randle continues his growing pains on the court

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:40:00 PST

Effort is rarely an issue for Julius Randle, the blue-collar forward who was the seventh pick in the 2014 draft, but consistency in decision-making, performance and production has been elusive.

Randle endured more growing pains Tuesday in the Lakers’ 127-121 loss to Denver, making two of eight...


Solving the climate crisis, one hospital at a time

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:25:00 PST

With early optimism surrounding the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change now fading into anxiety over potential changes to U.S. environmental policy under a Trump administration, many are looking for new leaders in the fight against global warming. Hospitals should step into the breach. Doing...


Business manager admits to embezzling $4.8 million from singer Alanis Morissette, document shows

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:20:00 PST

A business manager for singer Alanis Morissette has admitted that he embezzled millions of dollars from the musician, then told her that he’d used the money to invest in marijuana grows, according to a federal court document filed Wednesday.

Jonathan Todd Schwartz, 48, of Playa Vista, admitted...


Rams long snapper Jake McQuaide selected to Pro Bowl

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:15:00 PST

Rams long snapper Jake McQuaide established a first for the franchise Wednesday when he was named to the Pro Bowl.

McQuaide, a sixth-year pro who played at Ohio State, is the first Rams long snapper to be selected for the annual all-star game, which will be played Jan. 29 in Orlando, Fla. McQuaide...


Football: After winning league title, Albert Carrillo is fired at Lincoln

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:12:00 PST

After winning the Northern League championship this past season and coaching for 14 seasons at Los Angeles Lincoln, Albert Carrillo's reward was to be told he's no longer the football coach.

Carrillo confirmed the coaching change on Wednesday. He had 79 wins, the most by a Lincoln coach.



Clippers regroup while Chris Paul recovers from thumb surgery

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:10:00 PST

J.J. Redick stood with his back against the wall before practice and stared straight ahead as he contemplated playing basketball without Chris Paul, while the All-Star point guard recovers from surgery he had Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

The two Clippers guards talked...


Former Mayor Riordan puts in $1 million to defeat school board president Zimmer

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 PST

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan gave $1 million Wednesday to an independent campaign to defeat school board president Steve Zimmer.

The donation swamps other contributions so far in what have become the most expensive school board races in the country. 

Earlier this month, United Teachers...


Where music meets art: Café Tacvba and Santa Cecilia join L.A. Phil to kick off PST LA/LA

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 PST

When Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the Getty-funded exhibition series devoted to Latino and Latin American art, kicks off this fall, it will be with a bang. More specifically, with a celebratory concert announced Wednesday featuring the Grammy-winning  Mexican rock band Café Tacvba, L.A. roots...


Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Ferndale, Calif.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:55:00 PST

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon 17 miles south-southwest of Ferndale, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:41 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 13.0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 21 miles from Fortuna, Calif.,...


As the struggle continues, 'The Murder of Fred Hampton' remains relevant

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:40:00 PST

It’s the rare film that decades later can seem as timely as it was the day it came out. The searing documentary “The Murder of Fred Hampton” is such a film.

Directed in 1971 by Howard Alk and Michael Gray, “Murder” contends officials conspired to cause the assassination of Fred Hampton, the charismatic...


Kendall Jenner sexes up office attire for La Perla

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:30:00 PST

La Perla has been working hard to raise the profile of its corset jacket, which the company touts “can go from the boardroom to evening.”

Gwyneth Paltrow was recently spotted wearing one and Kendall Jenner is featured in the ad campaign. The corset jacket, which sounds like an oxymoron, bows today...


'The Founder,' 'The Red Turtle' and more critics' picks, Jan. 20-26

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:25:00 PST

Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. Click title for full review.

Arrival Amy Adams stars in this elegant, involving science-fiction drama that is simultaneously old and new, revisiting many alien-invasion conventions but with unexpected intelligence,...


Former L.A. Coliseum executive at the center of corruption scandal sentenced to 3 years of probation

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:25:00 PST

A former general manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was formally sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation for his role at the center of a corruption scandal. 

Patrick Lynch’s prison-free sentence — described by some as surprisingly lenient — marks the end of his long legal saga...


For attorney general nominee Xavier Becerra, immigration is a personal issue

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:25:00 PST

Rep. Xavier Becerra recalls proudly working alongside his father as a teenager on sweaty construction jobs in Sacramento to help make ends meet. The son of immigrants, Becerra and his family of six lived in a cramped, 685-square-foot house.

Those memories are close to the surface each time he finds...


Feds sue nation's largest student loan servicer, accusing it of cheating borrowers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:20:00 PST

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued the nation’s largest servicer of student loans Wednesday, alleging that Navient Corp. cheated borrowers, resulting in higher payments for Americans struggling to pay back their student loans.

The federal consumer agency said that Navient, formerly part...


Netflix sees dramatic subscriber growth in fourth quarter, lifted by overseas expansion

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:20:00 PST

Netflix Inc. surged past expectations for the fourth quarter, announcing on Wednesday that it had added nearly 7.1 million subscribers worldwide, well above its forecast additions of 5.2 million for the quarter. 

The news sent shares of Netflix soaring in after-hours trading Wednesday, with the...


Luxury label St. John gets relaxed for spring campaign

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:15:00 PST

St. John has released new images from its spring collection, which aim to take its well-known knits on a safari of sorts.

“Spring 2017 is inspired by the global citizen and her exotic travels,” said St. John senior vice president of design Greg Myler of the line. “The collection combines vibrant...


El Segundo police fatally shoot suspect after pursuit ends in Westchester

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:15:00 PST

El Segundo police on Wednesday fatally shot a man who was reportedly wanted in connection with an earlier assault after a pursuit ended in Westchester.

The shooting occurred at 12:47 p.m. in the 6400 Block of Manchester Boulevard, according Deputy Ryan Rouzan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County...


Rams will add Greg Olson to staff as quarterbacks coach

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:05:00 PST

In another move geared toward developing quarterback Jared Goff, the Rams are expected to add former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson to the staff as quarterbacks coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday.

New Rams Coach Sean McVay, who was hired last week,...


Sen. Dianne Feinstein just gave an extremely heavy hint about her 2018 plans

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:02:00 PST

Essential Politics: Becerra gets confirmation hearing in state Senate, Gov. Brown's budget team admits to math mistake Jan. 18, 2017, 4:02 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: A state Senate committee...(image)