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  • How Heart, Rush and the rest of Rock Hall of Fame's new nominees stack up

     
    Just nine days before it plays Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 1970s and ‘80s female rockers Heart has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But the big news out of today’s announcement of nominees is......
  • Chief Beck says illegal immigrants need 'fair' treatment. Agree?

     
    Through a series of actions in the last year, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has emerged as a leading voice in the national debate about illegal immigration. His first move made it easier for unlicensed drivers — a group dominated by......
  • Jenni Rivera's musical family helped popularize Mexican narco-ballads

     
    Jenni Rivera, the Mexican American pop music singer who died in an airplane crash, came from a family that wielded an enormous influence on Mexican popular culture in Los Angeles....
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listens to us, inducts Rush. How'd we do on other predictions?

     
    Rush’s non-induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been one of the institution’s biggest criticisms. Now the argument has been taken away. Rush's Geddy Lee at Allentown Fair in 2010 Hall of Fame voters listened to us,......
  • Revved up about motorcycles zooming between cars

    Revved up about motorcycles zooming between cars
    During his nearly 40 years as a columnist for this newspaper, my late father occasionally tweaked his readers — quite disingenuously — by belittling his cat, knowing the slur would stir invective so passionate and erudite that he could fill...
  • The ACLU's mixed signals on Zimmerman retrial

    Conservatives have argued for years that the American Civil Liberties Union is willing to subordinate its core mission to liberal politics. It’s an overstated indictment and there are lots of counter-examples, such as the ACLU’s opposition...
  • After Zimmerman verdict, eyes turn to Florida and California

    After Zimmerman verdict, eyes turn to Florida and California
    It's one debate with two faces: Sporadic demonstrations over George Zimmerman's acquittal continued all over the country Tuesday, but two states, on opposite ends of the U.S., have made themselves the focus of the protests, and they've done so by taking...
  • Study: Blacks followed Zimmerman trial more closely than whites

    Black Americans paid much closer attention to George Zimmerman's trial than white Americans did, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. It wasn't difficult to follow the murder case against Zimmerman, who...
  • Latasha Harlins shooting exposed L.A. race in issues long before Zimmerman

    Latasha Harlins shooting exposed L.A. race in issues long before Zimmerman
    Two decades before George Zimmerman spotted a young man in a hoodie walking through a Florida subdivision, another case involving the shooting of an African American teenager roiled Southern California and exposed racial divisions. Latasha Harlins was...
  • KEVIN OLLIE: A Street-Wise Basketball Nomad Is At Home At UConn

    — Long before the one-year audition, long before the nomadic decade of 10-day contracts strung together in the NBA, and long before his first meeting with Jim Calhoun, Kevin Ollie was learning the art of survival in the most real sense of that word....
  • LAPD's Parker Center is closed for good

     
    Top police officials, several elected city officials and a few hundred LAPD employees gathered on the lawn beneath the spare, windowless facade of the downtown building for a brief ceremony before LAPD Chief Charlie Beck symbolically padlocked the front...
  • Manti Te'o hoax suspect posed as girlfriend in calls, lawyer says

     
    The attorney for Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged person behind the Manti Te’o fake-girlfriend affair, said his client pretended to be the woman in phone calls with the football star. Attorney MIlton Grimes said Tuiasosopo was acting when he...