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California and local education officials laud progress on still-lagging test scores

“The Board of Education is proud of these results,” said L.A. school board President Steve Zimmer. “This district is continuing to make progress.” Zimmer added...

Michael Phelps says he is ready to become a volunteer assistant coach at Arizona State

Most people don't believe that Michael Phelps, the most-decorated Olympian in history, is ready to quit competitive swimming, but he's given clear signals that it...

HB council sends Huntington Harbour project back to drawing board

The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to send a small residential development in Huntington Harbour back to the drawing board, with the hope that...

Lyft CEO Logan Green has a plan that's far bigger than ride-hailing

He was a quick learner, very collaborative, always smiling,” David Davis, chairman of the SBMTD said. “Although I see he's lost his hair since he...

L.A. Unified projects a record 75% graduation rate for Class of 2016 ...

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced Tuesday an estimated 75% graduation rate for the Class of 2016, up from 72.2% last year. Supt. Michelle ...and...

Obamacare covers free annual physicals, right? Wrong

Banning resident Jim Bailey and his wife went in recently for their annual physicals. ... “There's nothing in the ACA that guarantees a free checkup,”...

Rival to Westside Councilman Paul Koretz raises nearly $113000

Melvoin, running in a school board district that includes parts of Hollywood and the Westside, raised nearly $125,000 during the fundraising period that ended June...

Brandt Snedeker is tied with amateur Jared du Toit at Canadian Open

Snedeker won the 2013 tournament at Glen Abbey. The 35-year-old American won the Farmers Insurance Open in ... Albert Murray, a Canadian also born in...

UCLA Coach Jim Mora backs Tom Bradley's response to Sandusky scandal allegations

UCLA Coach Jim Mora said he didn't know whether the vetting of defensive coordinator Tom Bradley involved recently unsealed allegations that Bradley knew of Jerry...

Why the academy's focus on international writers and directors matters

... the names of Catherine Breillat, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Mia Hansen-Løve, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Abdellatif Kechiche, Takeshi Kitano, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Yorgos Lanthimos, Julia Loktev,...

For a 13-year-old girl fighting cancer, a cupcake party and family dinner make for a special birthday

Companion's chief executive, Michael Uranga, founded the Southern California Hospice Foundation in 2002 to help patients with needs that hospice benefits do not cover, such...

Cannes: 'Elle,' with Isabelle Huppert, brings competition to a strong close

Huppert is no stranger to exploring the outer limits of sexual debasement, as she did 15 years ago in Michael Haneke's “The Piano Teacher,” which...

Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Night Manager' on AMC

Person of Interest The final season of this high-tech mystery series opens with Reese and Finch (Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson) trying to preserve what they...

Drought has made fountains a hard sell, but waterscape builders blame public misperception

Yorba Linda business owner Jeffrey Barman has vowed that the state's endless drought won't mark the end of his company, California Waters. Barman, co-owner Mark...

Hundreds celebrate life of late Daily Pilot columnist, community volunteer Jim de Boom

Stacy de Boom-Howard, one of de Boom's daughters, said her father "lived his life serving for others and he never asked for recognition. He just...

By whatever name, UCLA's offense is designed to feature quarterback Josh Rosen

Go Joe BruinJim Mora, UCLA's football coach, isn't much for labels. The Bruins opened spring practice Tuesday with ... The defense will use four down...

I thought I'd found the perfect guy. Until he replaced me.

"Hi," I said hesitantly, "Is Michael home?" "Yeah, he's here, he's just resting from getting back. He got sick from traveling." ... Chan is a...

Monday's TV Highlights: 'Independent Lens: Misty Copeland' on KOCE

Independent Lens The new episode "A Ballerina's Tale" offers an intimate profile of Misty Copeland, the first black female principal dancer with the American Ballet...

See how LAUSD has wavered between picking leaders from the outside and within

Navy Vice Adm. David L. Brewer III, superintendent from 2006-2008. (L.A. Times file photo) ... Board president Steve Zimmer presented her to Angelenos at a...

Michelle King is new superintendent for Los Angeles Unified School District

David Rattray of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce said King's deep experience with L.A. Unified as a student, teacher and administrator would ensure...

Essential California: California gets soaked

... in San Bernardino. “A lot of zig-zagging around, going back and forth on the highway. There is no rhyme or reason to it that...

5-hour meeting ends without a decision on an LA schools chief

"We have very, very strong candidates and we have diverse candidates and we have candidates that rise to the level of skill and expertise and...

UCLA wary of giving Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong Jr. a running start

Standing at a podium here, UCLA Coach Jim Mora pointed at someone nearby and smiled. Anyone ... Bradley said the coaching staff has reviewed games...

Michelle King will head LA schools as the search for a superintendent continues

2 administrator under Cortines, said district general counsel David Holmquist. ... "The board is absolutely on track, working extremely hard, and I am confident that...

Hot Property: All aboard

Watching stars buy and sell homes from our bleacher seats reminds us of domino tiles falling. Single transactions are part of larger chains of events...

Jason Segel's career influences and inspirations

It's the difference between when you watch CGI action versus a Jackie Chan movie. You watch a Jackie Chan movie and say, 'You could ...

La CaƱada football can't slow San Marino

San Marino running back Michael Chan scored three of the Titans' four rushing touchdowns in the second quarter, as the Titans exploded for 28 points...

Live updates: UCLA defeats No. 20 California, 40-24

Facing a 60-yard attempt, Fairbairn motioned to Coach Jim Mora to leave the field-goal unit on the field. A make would be the longest in...

NFL Week 6: Bengals, Broncos and Panthers remain unbeaten

At least against the Jaguars (1-5), who lost their fourth in a row and surely raised more questions about coach Gus Bradley's job security. The...

UCLA falls again in fifth week, this time 38-23 to Arizona State

“We have to own it, all of us, starting with me, and we have to learn and move on,” Coach Jim Mora said in a...

UCLA's defense depleted by injuries, Arizona's spread offense faces challenge

This game between top-20 teams already was intriguing even before it was riddled with question marks. UCLA will try to adjust after two more key...

Brett Hundley throws four TD passes in Packers' win over Saints

Marcus Mariota threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Harry Douglas to cap his only series, and the Tennessee Titans handed the Minnesota Vikings their first...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' roars into new blockbuster territory

(Jasin Boland / Warner Bros. Pictures). By Noel Murray. Entertainment · Mad Max: Fury Road · George Miller · James Marsden · Alzheimer's Disease ·...

LA Unified food chief resigns under fire but maintains innocence

David Binkle, L.A. Unified's food services director who won national acclaim for improving school meals, has resigned following a recent audit that found massive waste,...

Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'America's Got Talent' on NBC

Today Lilliana Vazquez; Brandi Milloy; Simon Pegg; Jay Pharoah; National Lipstick Day; big box deals. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC. KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m.

World is on a collision course with fossil fuels, Gov. Jerry Brown says

Glen Murray, Ontario's environment minister, described the event as “a great big group hug” and said Brown's role has been “transformational.” “He's stepped up as...

Comic-Con 2015: Nickelodeon to showcase 'SpongeBob,' 'Sanjay,' more

Nickelodeon's 'SpongeBob SquarePants'" panel featuring a live table read of the episode "Idiot Box" with Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward)...

Wednesday's TV Highlights: '2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival'

The Talk Margaret Cho; David Steinberg. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS. Rachael Ray Kirstie Alley; Angie Martinez. ... The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Constance Zimmer...

NFL draft preview: AFC and NFC North team needs

The Minnesota Vikings took a step forward with first-year Coach Mike Zimmer last season, but there's work to be done. The team has a glaring...

UCLA's Jim Mora talks about Adrian Klemm, Tom Bradley

Bradley was considered one of the top defensive coaches in the nation at Penn State, and appeared to be the coach in waiting under Joe...

No breakthrough as Hong Kong officials open talks with students

IBNLive Government officials in Hong Kong opened talks Tuesday with student leaders of pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed parts of the semi-autonomous Chinese city for more...

Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' and more

Today Michelle Phan; Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola; John Grisham; Keanu Reeves. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC. KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. ...

A tense Ferguson fears the worst is yet to come

Earlier in the day, at Prime Time Barber Shop, barber Tommy Bradley worried that further protests would erupt after the grand jury issued its findings.

UN chief gathers world leaders to scale up response to Ebola

Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, said Ebola was probably the “greatest peacetime challenge that the United Nations and its agencies...

'Andy Warhol: Shadows' exhibition at MOCA Grand Avenue is celebrated

... Jordan Wolfson and Marina Rosenfeld; and Carla and Fred Sands, Mandy and Cliff Einstein, NancyJane and Mark Goldston, Ricki and Marvin Ring, Carolyn Powers,...

13th anniversary of 9/11, just hours after Obama vow to 'destroy' ISIS

Franklin Murray of New York wore a shirt with a photo of his brother, Harry Glen, who worked at Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the companies...

The Fall Movie Preview list of films

With Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe and Tasha Smith. Written by Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash. Directed by Bille Woodruff. .... Written by Casey Twenter, Jeff...

Ex-LAUSD official denies steering contract to former employer

John Deasy had asked him to be involved in talks with Pearson — and that the district's general counsel, David Holmquist, had given him the...

Calls grow for wider inquiry into bidding on LA Unified iPad project

Board member Steve Zimmer said he intended to support a wide-ranging inquiry. "I would be an affirmative vote to make sure every part of this...

'The Strain' recap: A vampire free-for-all begins in 'Occultation'

Digital Trends It was a successful but draining trip for the fan favorite character, played pitch-perfectly by British actor David Bradley. Several ... The CDC turncoat...