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It's too early. We’re in the middle of nowhere. But it's beautiful to see the kid play ball

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

My first suggestion for surviving summer: Avoid any and all sports tournaments.

We were at one the other day, if not in the bosom of Los Angeles, then up near the larynx. Four games. Gravel parking lots. Melting flesh. With every close play at home, a cloud of dust would sweep the bleachers, until...


What I learned from the classic college hook-up culture at USC

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

When I met Dan I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

An L.A. native, I’ve waded through a sea of the city’s most promising players. I’ve had my heart marred by the son of a Middle Eastern mogul, been duped by a handful of Hollywood’s finest college dropouts and have made painstakingly boring conversation...


The clever conceptual riddles of Tatsuo Kawaguchi

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The Japanese artist Tatsuo Kawaguchi, 77, is having his L.A. debut, a modest but absorbing exhibition at Kayne Griffin Concoran Gallery.(image)

Home of the Week: Marina del Rey redo is party-ready from top to bottom

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:30:00 PDT

Tucked within a garden courtyard, this remodeled three-story in Marina del Rey takes entertaining to new heights, with a penthouse-level bar room that opens to an ocean-view deck space. Scaled formal rooms, a media room with a wet bar and an elevator keep the party lit on all floors.

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Scientists make water bottles the old-fashioned way to see if they were toxic to early Californians

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

If the ubiquity of pollutants in modern life has you yearning for the simpler ways of California’s early residents, an unusual scientific experiment may prompt you to reconsider.

After constructing water vessels using the methods of prehistoric people who lived on the Channel Islands, researchers...


Dangle beneath Irvine's big orange balloon

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT


L.A. designer Jeremy Scott's outrageous new furniture collection for Mass Beverly

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In his fashion collections for Milan-based brand Moschino, Jeremy Scott is hardly one to play it safe. (His latest offerings, shown earlier this month in Hollywood, were predicated on showgirls, fire motifs and Playboy bunnies.)

So when Scott collaborated with Italian furniture house Gufram for...


Even homeowner associations are targets of hackers looking to profit off cybercrime

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Question: Our HOA’s website, which was created and controlled by the management company, houses a treasure trove of documents and information pertaining to our association and its members.

The website has been hacked, causing embarrassing and confidential information to be leaked and destroying...


4 deep breathing tips that can change your life

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Jorge Cruise has written 32 books about carbs, calories and how to blast belly fat. But for his latest, “The 3 Choices,” he’s focusing on the “inner, rather than outer, transformation.”

The Los Angeles-based celebrity trainer and nutritionist, who has worked with Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey and...


Ruth Negga stands tall in the year of 'Preacher,' 'Loving' and an Oscar nom

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Ruth Negga sits cross-legged on a plush chair on the balcony of a West Los Angeles hotel, trying to define the whirlwind journey last year that took her from shooting in dusty, barren New Mexico landscapes to hobnobbing with A-listers in Beverly Hills. The words are not coming easily.

“It’s really...


New video: 'T2 Trainspotting' is an unlikely sequel and surprisingly profound

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New on Blu-ray

“T2 Trainspotting” (Sony DVD, $25.99; Blu-ray, $30.99; 4K, $45.99; also available on VOD)

One of the year’s unlikeliest sequels, “T2 Trainspotting” reunites the cast of the 1996 indie hit “Trainspotting” with its director Danny Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge in a story that catches...


The Moviegoer: June 25-July 1

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Center Stage: African American Women in Silent Race Films In the first half of the 20th century, hundreds of movies coined “race films” were created by black writers and directors, mostly outside of the Hollywood system. These films starred all black casts in stories that eschewed the negative...


Sale of Kid Rock's Malibu home ends on a low note

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Kid Rock has officially checked out of Malibu, but with a whimper rather than a bang.

The singer-songwriter recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market.

Built in 2002 and recently updated, the 8,300-square-foot...


The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Your daily guide to the best things to do California, featuring places to visit, attractions and experiences. Road trip to the redwoods, walk beaches, hike parks and explore historic sites.(image)

Hot yoga done to live violin music is coming to Echo Park and Venice

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:30:00 PDT

There's something healthy happening near you this week in and around L.A.:(image)

Essential California: The dream of single-payer healthcare in California dies, for now

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:30:00 PDT

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, June 24. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:


The dream is dead — for now

A high-profile effort to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California sputtered on Friday when Assembly...


Would you want your son taking Bill Cosby's advice on how to treat women?

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:05:00 PDT

Bill Cosby was not convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.

Nor was he acquitted.

And while his supporters may be claiming a victory, his legal travails are far from over.

Following the declaration of a mistrial on June 17, prosecutors in Montgomery County, Penn., vowed to retry the now-disgraced...


Safe injections centers are not opium dens

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Government-sanctioned and supported “supervised injection centers,” where addicts can bring their illicitly obtained drugs and shoot up with little fear of arrest or a fatal overdose, have been in service in Europe for decades.

There’s only one in all of North America, though. It’s in Canada —...


What happened to DWP reform? Garcetti is silent this time on union pay raises and contract

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 PDT

What a difference four years makes.

In the summer of 2013, newly elected Mayor Eric Garcetti faced the first significant test of his leadership skills. He had won the election despite the fact that the union representing Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees had poured $2 million...


U.S. healthcare will get worse without Obamacare. California needs to chart its own course.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:55:00 PDT

To the editor: I’m a doctor, and I’m sick and tired. (“Senate Obamacare repeal bill would slash federal healthcare funding for Medicaid,” June 22)

Over the last six years, I have taught a course at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. During one of the modules of the course, the students present...


Legally restricting hate speech would have disastrous consequences for college students

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:45:00 PDT

To the editor: Lawyer and sociologist Laura Beth Nielsen ignores the obvious: the mischief that would result from allowing government to determine what is hate. (“The case for restricting hate speech,” Opinion, June 21)

On many college campuses, students and professors stifle anyone who disagrees...


Scientists might make great politicians, but they're human like everyone else

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:40:00 PDT

To the editor: Promoters of the nascent movement of scientists into political life suggest that rational, objective research (and researchers) in government will lead to better policy results for Americans. (“A new take on political science: Training researchers to run for office,” June 15)



What make some readers reflexively distrust Trump? His money.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:30:00 PDT

President Trump cited Cuba’s poor human rights record as his primary reason for tightening the restrictions on travel and business dealings with that island nation that were loosened by his predecessor. In letters to the editor this week, several readers doubted Trump’s sincerity, noting that the...


Yes, California can (stick it to Trump on healthcare)

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

A $330-billion price tag should not deter California from establishing a single-payer healthcare system.(image)

Wilshire Grand Center, the new tallest building in L.A. and a schmoozer in the skyline

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:30:00 PDT

The Wilshire Grand, the new tallest building on the West Coast is an emblem of an increasingly vertical Los Angeles, a design that is overwrought and yet still somehow likable.(image)