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The big one - a major storm - slams California

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:30:00 PST

Good morning. It’s Monday, Jan. 23, and here’s what is happening across California:

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The big one

Forecasters had predicted this storm would be the strongest in several years, and it didn’t disappoint. While earlier storms produced periods of heavy showers, this one delivered several...

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California lawmakers will consider measure to shield immigrants from deportation in minor drug cases

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 PST

Essential Politics: State lawmakers watch Trump's inauguration, De León has harsh words for the new president Jan. 23, 2017, 5 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: California legislators observed President...(image)



Today: California's Monster Storm, 'Alternative Facts' and the Women's March

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 PST

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today.

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California’s Monster Storm and Drought Buster?

Flooded streets, mudslides and record rainfall in Southern California. A monster 34-foot wave in the Monterey Bay. Blizzard...

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Essential Politics: State lawmakers watch Trump's inauguration, De León has harsh words for the new president

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 PST

Essential Politics: State lawmakers watch Trump's inauguration, De León has harsh words for the new president Jan. 23, 2017, 5 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: California legislators observed President...(image)



Trump loathing unifies the diverse crowd at the massive L.A. women's march

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 PST

Given that it was Los Angeles, there was no surprise that a solid list of actors and musicians spoke and performed at the women’s march on Saturday. The real surprise was how many people showed up. Organizers had hoped for 80,000 and got as many as 750,000. Though some estimates were significantly...

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Obama missed a chance to help end capital punishment

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 PST

In his final days in office, President Obama brought the number of federal prison sentences he has commuted to 1,715, the most acts of such clemency by a president in modern history. While recipients such as former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who had been serving a 35-year sentence...

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Widespread flooding, mudslides, evacuations as biggest storm in years batters California

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:54:00 PST

The third in a series of powerful winter storms unleashed a deluge in Southern California on Sunday, flooding numerous roads and freeways, setting new rainfall records and stranding some in dangerously rising waters.

Forecasters had predicted this storm would be the strongest and several years,...

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Oscar Watch: Final predictions, forecasting a record-tying bounty for 'La La Land'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:00:00 PST

Oscar nominations are scheduled to arrive Tuesday morning at 5:18 a.m. PST. Will “La La Land” pull down a record-tying number? Will the makers of “Deadpool” give voters a middle-finger salute?

Here are my final predictions for 21 of the 24 categories. (I haven’t seen all the shortlisted short features,...

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No bullets or body counts: How 'Insecure' creator Issa Rae is portraying the sexy side of South L.A.

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:00:00 PST

Actress and writer Issa Rae grew up in South Los Angeles, but in a different world from the bullets and body counts that Hollywood portrayed.

Back in the 1990s, gang violence exploded and the Southside burned during the days of rioting. Popular culture reflected the tough times through movies such...

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Obama's national monument designations were lawful, not land grabs

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:00:00 PST

President Obama’s 2016 national monument designations have prompted Republican critics from Nevada to Maine to suggest that, under cover of the Antiquities Act of 1906, he exceeded his authority, orchestrating a massive federal land grab. These critics are ignoring the history and scope of the...

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Should California's new attorney general sue Trump early and often? Absolutely not

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:00:00 PST

The California state Senate is poised to confirm Xavier Becerra, a congressman and son of Mexican immigrants, as California’s next attorney general. Becerra’s appointment is a forceful rebuke to President Donald Trump’s politics of racial division and an inspiration to many.

Becerra’s rise comes...

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United Airlines' resumes U.S. flights after computer problem grounded planes

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:45:00 PST

United Airlines said Monday that six flights were canceled and 200 more were delayed because of a computer problem that forced a 2 1/2-hour ground stop for all domestic flights Sunday.

Company spokeswoman Maddie King calls the glitch an "IT issue."

The airline said it would waive flight-change...

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Q&A: The FHA rate cut explained

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:00:00 PST

On Friday, the Trump administration suspended a pending rate cut to FHA mortgage insurance that the outgoing Obama administration announced just a week earlier. 

The decision to indefinitely suspend the planned cut was one of the new administration’s first acts. As a result, a decision over insurance...

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Heads up haters: 'La La Land' might be making history on Oscar nominations morning

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:00:00 PST

If you were one of the relatively few people bewitched, bothered and bewildered when Damien Chazelle’s musical “La La Land” won a record seven Golden Globes a couple of weeks ago, you should probably avoid the news Tuesday morning when Oscar nominations are announced.

“La La Land” could well make...

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California Inc.: Looking for a tech job? L.A. is the place to be

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:00:00 PST

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

California ended the year adding just 3,700 jobs in December, according to a jobs report...

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The latest battlefront in the abortion wars: Regulations to bury or cremate fetuses

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:00:00 PST

Tucked against a fence in an East Los Angeles cemetery, a long, flat headstone reads: “In memory of the 16,500 precious unborn, buried here, Oct. 6, 1985.”

The aborted fetuses had been found in a metal storage container repossessed from the Woodland Hills home of a former medical laboratory owner...

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How much money is your vote worth? Here's what California House candidates spent in 2016

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:05:00 PST

If you want to snag one of California's 53 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, start saving: The average winner in 2016 spent $1.5 million to be a part of the country's largest congressional delegation.  While some races were cheap, sleepy contests where incumbents strolled past the opposition,...(image)



California is right to fight Trump. His idea of states' rights is clearly limited

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:05:00 PST

President Donald Trump began his inaugural address with words that might have heartened nervous California Democrats. But then he warmed up and reverted to the familiar campaigner-in-chief.

Like many Republican leaders, Trump preached states’ rights — or seemed to.

“Today, we are not merely transferring...

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Chris Hogan plays big role in helping Patriots reach Super Bowl

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:50:00 PST

The New England Patriots make a habit of picking up free agents that help them get to the Super Bowl.

Receiver Chris Hogan is the latest.

Hogan caught a career-high nine passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns Sunday night, helping the Patriots advance to the Super Bowl with a 36-17 victory over...

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Rock slides shut down Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Malibu

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:29:00 PST

Storm slams Southern California: Roads flooding and warnings issued around the region Jan. 22, 2017, 10:29 p.m. The National Weather Service is warning that the storm hitting Southern California on Sunday could be the strongest since 2010. The heaviest rain is expected this afternoon and evening,...(image)



Storm slams Southern California: Roads flooding and warnings issued around the region

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:29:00 PST

Storm slams Southern California: Roads flooding and warnings issued around the region Jan. 22, 2017, 10:29 p.m. The National Weather Service is warning that the storm hitting Southern California on Sunday could be the strongest since 2010. The heaviest rain is expected this afternoon and evening,...(image)



America Ferrera on activism and art

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:51:00 PST

Sundance 2017 updates: 'The Big Sick,' from Judd Apatow and Kumail Nanjiani, emerges as a film to watch and sells for $12 million Jan. 22, 2017, 9:51 p.m. Though the March on Main is still very much on the minds of the filmmakers and attendees of the Sundance Film festival, attention has turned...(image)



Sundance 2017 updates: 'The Big Sick,' from Judd Apatow and Kumail Nanjiani, emerges as a film to watch and sells for $12 million

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:51:00 PST

Sundance 2017 updates: 'The Big Sick,' from Judd Apatow and Kumail Nanjiani, emerges as a film to watch and sells for $12 million Jan. 22, 2017, 9:51 p.m. Though the March on Main is still very much on the minds of the filmmakers and attendees of the Sundance Film festival, attention has turned...(image)



Heavy snow forces closure of I-80 in the Sierra Nevada

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:41:00 PST

Storm slams Southern California: Roads flooding and warnings issued around the region Jan. 22, 2017, 10:29 p.m. The National Weather Service is warning that the storm hitting Southern California on Sunday could be the strongest since 2010. The heaviest rain is expected this afternoon and evening,...(image)



Trojans shake off shooting slump, edge Sun Devils

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:35:00 PST

USC figured the universe owed it karmic justice, so Jordan McLaughlin looked up expectantly after launching a three-pointer from midcourt as the buzzer sounded at halftime Sunday evening.

The arc of McLaughlin’s shot was long, but it bent toward the glass, then the bottom of the net. He did not...

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