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'Collide' review delayed

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:20:00 PST

The action thriller “Collide,” starring  Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones and Anthony Hopkins, opens Friday in general release but was not screened for critics. The review will appear as soon as possible in Calendar and online at /reviews.

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From the Archives: Lakers 1968 Hall of Fame bench

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:00:00 PST

The Dec. 22, 1968 Los Angeles Times caption stated, “Laker coach Bill Van Breda Kolf, left, applauds play against the Warriors–and why not be happy with a bench like this to call on.”

This Laker bench included three future members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Elgin Baylor,...


Republicans mount an effort to remake the leadership — and perhaps the political influence — of the CalPERS board

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:05:00 PST

A quarter of a century after a bitter political fight for control of California’s largest public employee pension fund, a new effort by Republicans in the state Capitol seeks to again dilute the influence of public employee unions by reshaping the agency’s board of directors.

The bill, introduced...


For the Record

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:35:00 PST

Countdown to the Oscars: In the Feb. 22 Calendar section, an article about sound mixing expert Ai-Ling Lee said she is the first Asian to be nominated for a sound editing Oscar. She is the first Asian woman to be nominated in that category.

If you believe that we have made an error, or you have...


300 protest in Anaheim after videos show off-duty LAPD officer firing gun in dispute with teens

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:20:00 PST

A day after an off-duty Los Angeles police officer fired his gun during a confrontation with a group of teenagers in Anaheim, videos purportedly showing the encounter spread online, prompting questions about the officer’s actions. 

No one was injured by the gunfire, but the footage — posted on...


Rickard Rakell, Jonathan Bernier lead Ducks to 5-3 win over Bruins

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:35:00 PST

Concern was raised a notch for the Ducks before the puck even was dropped Wednesday.

Goalie John Gibson was scratched because of a lower-body injury, and though his status is day to day, the Ducks recalled Jhonas Enroth to back up Jonathan Bernier.

Add in the Boston Bruins’ tenacious attack, and...


Girls' basketball: City playoff scores and updated pairings

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:13:00 PST




Semifinals, Saturday at Roybal

#4 Granada Hills at #1 Fairfax, 4 p.m.

#3 El Camino Real at #2 Palisades, 2 p.m.


Consolation quarterfinals, Friday, 7 p.m.

#8 Legacy at #5 Eagle Rock

#7 Narbonne at #6 Carson


Notes: Championship, Mar. 4, 5 p.m. at Cal State...


Budapest to withdraw bid for 2024 Olympics, leaving L.A. and Paris as only contenders

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:35:00 PST

News that Budapest, Hungary, plans to drop its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics probably won’t have a tremendous effect on the overall race.

From the start, Los Angeles and Paris were considered the favorites to stage the Games.

But with only those two cities remaining in contention, Budapest’s...


Girls' basketball: Southern Section playoff scores and updated pairings

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:33:00 PST




Championship quarterfinals, Wednesday

Long Beach Poly 63, Ventura 50

Troy 68, Sierra Canyon 56 (OT)

Harvard-Westlake 60, Lakeside 50

Etiwanda 66, Gardena Serra 59


Consolation second round, Wednesday

Brea Olinda 56, Orangewood Academy 44



Boys' soccer: City playoff results and updated pairings

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:31:00 PST




Second round, Wednesday

Granada Hills 1, Chavez 0 (OT)

Fairfax 7, Canoga Park 4

Birmingham 2, Sotomayor 1

Marquez 4, Huntington Park 1

El Camino Real 2, Los Angeles Kennedy 0

Fremont 1, South Gate 0

Sylmar 1, Bell 0

Palisades 3, Arleta 1


Quarterfinals, Friday, 3 p.m.


State Bar of California seeks to discipline ex-L.A. city attorney Carmen Trutanich

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:30:00 PST

The State Bar of California is seeking to discipline former Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich, claiming that as a county prosecutor he suppressed important evidence and allowed a witness to give false testimony during a 1985 murder case.

Trutanich could face disbarment, suspension and other...


Boys' soccer: Southern Section playoff scores and updated pairings

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:07:00 PST




Second round, Wednesday

El Toro 1, Cathedral 1 (El Toro advances on penalties, 4-3)

Tesoro 1, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 0

Paramount 2, Sunny Hills 1

Mira Costa 1, Long Beach Jordan 0

Loyola 1, Santa Barbara 0

Palos Verdes 2, Downey 0

Edison 2, Mission Viejo...


Pac-12 and Southland basketball: Dillon Brooks' buzzer-beater lifts Oregon at Cal

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:50:00 PST

Dillon Brooks made a three-pointer with 0.2 seconds to play to cap a comeback from 16 points down and No. 6 Oregon beat California, 68-65, on Wednesday night to keep its hopes alive for a Pac-12 title. 

The Ducks (25-4, 14-2) trailed by 16 points early in the second half and were down 10 with just...


College basketball: Syracuse upsets Duke on buzzer-beating shot; Butler knocks off Villanova

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:50:00 PST

John Gillon made a three-pointer from 25 feet at the buzzer and Syracuse upset No. 10 Duke, 78-75, on Wednesday night as the Orange kept alive their postseason hopes. 

With only 7.5 seconds left after a Duke miss, Gillon drove toward the top of the key and banked in a desperation shot to send the...


Boys' basketball: Westchester advances to City Section Open Division semifinals

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:41:00 PST

The semifinals are set for the City Section Open Division after Westchester became the final qualifier with a 64-62 victory over Washington on Wednesday night. The Generals came back from an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to give the Comets a big scare.

Marquis Moore led Westchester with 18...


Lakers get back to business on the day after the big day

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:40:00 PST

Magic Johnson’s retired jersey hung high on the wall just above the court where the Lakers ran up and down during a scrimmage.

A day after a franchise-shaking quake struck the building, the players and coaches tried to return to business as usual. Total normalcy, though, was impossible.



Girls' basketball: Harvard-Westlake advances to Open Division semifinals

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:36:00 PST

Harvard-Westlake has advanced to the semifinals of the Southern Seciton Open Division girls' playoffs.

The Wolverines defeated Lakeside, 60-50, on Wednesday night.

Justine Barraza scored 20 points, Jayda Ruffus-Milner had 12 and Jayla Ruffus-Milner added 10.

Etiwanda defeated Gardena Serra, 66-59,...


Rick Pitino has to be restrained after exchanging words with a North Carolina fan

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:35:00 PST

As Louisville Coach Rick Pitino headed to the locker room with his team trailing North Carolina, 33-30, Wednesday night in Chapel Hill, N.C., a fan at Dean Smith Center yelled in his direction. 

Pitino quickly responded. He did not take kindly to what ESPN’s Maria Taylor later reported was the...


Boys' soccer: No. 1 Cathedral, No. 3 Santa Barbara eliminated in Division 1 playoffs

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:29:00 PST

The Southern Section Division 1 boys' soccer playoffs saw the No. 1 and No. 3 seeds go down to defeat in the second round on Wednesday.

Top-seeded Cathedral was beaten by El Toro on penalty kicks, 4-3. Play had ended in a 1-1 tie.

Santa Barbara was beaten by Loyola, 1-0, in a matchup of last year's...


Girls' water polo: Southern Section semifinal scores and championship matchups

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:17:00 PST




Semifinals, Wednesday

Laguna Beach 14, Dos Pueblos 4

San Marcos 11, Mater Dei 9



Semifinals, Wednesday

Schurr 7, Agoura 5

Riverside Poly 6, King 5 (OT)



Semifinals, Wednesday

Villa Park 11, Righetti 7

Redondo 8, Corona Santiago...


Trump administration rescinds guidelines on protections for transgender students

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:10:00 PST

Administration removes protections for transgender students Feb. 22, 2017, 8:10 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance New Homeland Security memos call for strengthening immigration enforcement Trump, after failing...(image)

Administration removes protections for transgender students

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:10:00 PST

Administration removes protections for transgender students Feb. 22, 2017, 8:10 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance New Homeland Security memos call for strengthening immigration enforcement Trump, after failing...(image)

Thursday's TV highlights: The CBS comedy 'The Great Indoors'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:00:00 PST


Superstore Amy (America Ferrera) sees Mateo and Jeff (Nico Santos, guest star Michael Bunin) on a secret date in this new episode of the workplace comedy. 8 p.m. NBC

Supernatural Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) seek Rowena’s (guest star Ruth Connell) help in their investigation...


First clip from 'Alien: Covenant' shows a course correction away from 'Prometheus' and back to 'Alien'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:00:00 PST

Ridley Scott is returning to his “Alien” franchise, but don’t fret, the first clip from the new feature film “Alien: Covenant” leaves “Prometheus” far behind. Well, except for that robot. 

The first clip from the latest installment in the long-running franchise brings back Michael Fassbender as...


Can bikes and cars share a scenic San Diego coastal road? There have been some bumps along the way

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:50:00 PST

In the coastal cities north of San Diego, there’s a growing movement to  transform Coast Highway 101 into a more bicycle-friendly thoroughfare.

But that effort has hit some rough spots as commuters on two and four wheels struggle to share the road.

From Del Mar to Oceanside, cities are looking...