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  • College to pay writer $26,000 for rescinded invite
    A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.
    - 15 Oct 14, 2:25pm -
  • UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding
    A new study by the University of California, Los Angeles finds emergency room visits among the state's newly insured poor are high, but decline quickly after a year.
    - 15 Oct 14, 2:06pm -
  • Amid Ebola fear, West Africans in US try to help

    Amid Ebola fear, West Africans in US try to help

    When a friend called Togar Johnson from a bus stop last month to ask for a lift, Johnson made what he considered a difficult but prudent decision: He said no.Sierra Leone immigrant Gombie Musa-Tonyayia looks down during an interview with The As…
    - 15 Oct 14, 1:58pm -
  • Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

    Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

    The co-leader of a violent Mexican drug gang convicted of several murders was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole.FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009, file photo, Juan Francisco Estrada-…
    - 15 Oct 14, 1:17pm -
  • Transient arrested in attack on California girl
    A 50-year-old transient has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from the front yard of her Central California home and then sexually assaulting her.
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:37pm -
  • California man pleads guilty in hash-oil explosion
    A California man who was using butane to make hash oil from marijuana, causing an explosion that badly burned himself and a Hamilton teenager, has pleaded guilty to felony drug charges.
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:37pm -
  • Rough-and-tumble dogs top people on knee surgery

    Rough-and-tumble dogs top people on knee surgery

    Dashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch make dogs up to 10 times as likely to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure.In this June 11, 2014, photo provided by the Mader family, Brenda Mader, who…
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:22pm -
  • Lawsuit claims discrimination by W.Va. contractor
    Five African-American former employees of a West Virginia gas pipeline contractor sued the company Tuesday, claiming they are victims of racial discrimination.
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:47am -
  • Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy water upgrade
    San Francisco has taken a big step toward securing its water supply with the completion of a $288 million tunnel below San Francisco Bay.
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:42am -
  • Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

    Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

    Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs?FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, a Facebook worker waits for friends to arrive outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook and Apple, long known for cushy perks su…
    - 15 Oct 14, 10:52am -

San Diego Union Tribune

  • newAn odyssey of learning from your mistakes

    - 2 hours ago, 16 Jul 18, 3:00am -
  • newAfter 43 years, KPBS says goodbye to volunteer readers
    In 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen launched a start-up called Microsoft. The same year, Altair 8800, one of the first so-called “hobby” computers, was featured on the cover of Popular Electronics. And in a decidedly low-tech development, the KPBS…
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Jul 18, 3:00am -
  • newWhat do you want to be when you grow up?
    When I started college at Oklahoma State University, I had no clue what kind of job I wanted, let alone what career. After dismissing what I knew I didn’t want to do, I decided to pursue degrees in business and marketing. At the same time, because…
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Jul 18, 3:00am -
  • newNeighbors celebrate dog-walker mistaken as burglary supect
    Two months ago today, Ike Iloputaife and his dogs went out for their morning constitutional and inadvertently walked into what the Vista resident calls one the darkest periods of his life. The 55-year-old Nigerian-born innkeeper has long been accusto…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Jul 18, 12:35am -
  • newPadres notes: Hosmer's frustration; Lauer's letdown; Galvis' status
    It was neither a regular strikeout nor regular frustration, even as plentiful as both have been lately. No, what riled Eric Hosmer enough that he stayed on the field to talk to home plate umpire Ryan Blakney after a called third strike that ended Sun…
    - 5 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 11:20pm -
  • newLong Beach State's Fryer captures SCGA Amateur title
    Joe Fryer doesn’t carry the hint of an accent despite being born in Bristol, England, but the contribution from his homeland to his golf game is unmistakable. At 16, Fryer moved from Seattle, where he grew up from the age of 4, to Essex, England, f…
    - 6 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 10:10pm -
  • newWalicki proves you don’t have to be in school to win City Amateur golf tourney
    Coming into this year’s San Diego Amateur golf championships, the last six men’s winners had been current college players. Then Adam Walicki stood up for the post-graduate group by giving it the old college try himself. The Scottsdale (Ariz.) gol…
    - 7 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 9:55pm -
  • newTwo men wanted in Reno homicide arrested in San Diego
    Two of three men wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Reno were taken into custody in San Diego on Friday, Nevada officials said. Investigators were led to the California city after a tipster said the pair was staying at a San Diego home, a…
    - 7 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 9:40pm -
  • newSloppy Padres swept into break by Cubs
    The Padres saved their worst for last, as the “first half” of the season ended as it had begun. With a sweep at the hands of a much better team. In between, there were meager hopeful signs and one particular hopeful stretch. But after dropping th…
    - 9 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 7:30pm -
  • newPadres prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. shines in All-Star Futures Game
    Coming into the weekend, the Padres had no immediate plans to promote Double-A shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to Triple-A El Paso. The temptation cannot be easy to resist. The Padres’ top prospect shined on his biggest stage yet, singling twice and s…
    - 9 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 7:15pm -

L.A. Times: California Politics

  • newLarry Thomas was a political practitioner who knew how to work in the heat and keep cool

    Larry Thomas was a political practitioner who knew how to work in the heat and keep cool

    Politics today is uncivil. But it’s too simple to say it used to be less vicious, rosy nostalgia aside. It has always been bloody. Think back to 1994. President Clinton was clobbered across America by Republicans who recaptured both houses of Congr…
    - 1 hour ago, 16 Jul 18, 3:05am -
  • newClippers will keep Milos Teodosic despite crowded backcourt

    Clippers will keep Milos Teodosic despite crowded backcourt

    The Clippers are expected to keep guard Milos Teodosic despite their crowded backcourt, according to an NBA official not authorized to speak publicly. Teodosic exercised a $6.3-million option last month. Had the Clippers waived him before Sunday, onl…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • newFire near Yosemite explodes as officials mourn firefighter killed on front lines

    Fire near Yosemite explodes as officials mourn firefighter killed on front lines

    A forest fire burning near Yosemite National Park exploded overnight to 4,300 acres, forcing the closure of Highway 140 into the park and prompting evacuations of nearby communities, officials said. The fire was only 2% contained Sunday, a day after…
    - 5 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 11:55pm -
  • newStolen firetruck stopped after wild chase in Northern California

    Stolen firetruck stopped after wild chase in Northern California

    Police chased a stolen firetruck across four Northern California counties during a wild high-speed pursuit that lasted nearly two hours and ended with two suspects under arrest. Officials say the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District truck, worth abo…
    - 5 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 11:50pm -
  • newDodgers' Muncy says he'll practice restraint at home run derby

    Dodgers' Muncy says he'll practice restraint at home run derby

    Max Muncy is known for his patience as well as his power. In addition to his team-leading 22 homers, the Dodgers infielder has a team-high .409 on-base percentage and 52 walks, which will make his approach during Monday night’s home run derby in Wa…
    - 5 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 11:20pm -
  • newDixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time

    Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time

    It was shaping up to be defending champion Josef Newgarden's day until he hit a wall and opened the way for Scott Dixon. Newgarden, the two-time winner who started from the pole position, had a third Toronto IndyCar title in his sights. Then on Turn…
    - 5 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 11:15pm -
  • newMLB: Meadows sent to the minors

    MLB: Meadows sent to the minors

    Outfielder Austin Meadows was demoted Sunday by the Pittsburgh Pirates to triple-A Indianapolis. Meadows, 23, was the team’s first-round pick in the 2013 draft. He hit .298 in 48 games but lost playing time to Corey Dickerson and Gregory Polanco. E…
    - 5 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 11:05pm -
  • newGolf roundup: Kim wins in record-breaking fashion

    Golf roundup: Kim wins in record-breaking fashion

    Michael Kim didn’t just win his first PGA Tour event Sunday. He dominated in a fashion never seen at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Kim’s prizes? A little over a million bucks, a two-year exemption on tour and a trip to the British Open. Kim shot…
    - 6 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 10:55pm -
  • newDodgers win series by beating Angels 5-3

    Dodgers win series by beating Angels 5-3

    The Dodgers’ record at the All-Star break isn’t nearly as impressive as it was last season, and their lead in the National League West is razor thin, half a game over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Still, Kenley Jansen can’t complain about the view.…
    - 6 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 10:15pm -
  • newAngels unhappy about unfavorable outcomes

    Angels unhappy about unfavorable outcomes

    The Angels not only lost a game Sunday, but they also lost twice in the second inning of that game. And manager Mike Scioscia wasn’t pleased afterward. “I’ll tell you what it was, it was a missed call on the field and it was a missed call in Ne…
    - 6 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 10:10pm -

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