| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:21 AM
The Angels made some noise in American League baseball Friday night. They had the postgame fireworks.
Otherwise, this is a team going nowhere. The last rites were administered recently. By the Angels. To themselves. No life support systems left.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Whither goest the sport of boxing these days?
How about to a country where it was banned in 1959 and not allowed back until 1986? That would be China.
This is promoter Bob Arum's grand plan. He has had many over six decades of promoting the sport, and...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The straight line from cheater to victim in baseball's drug world is muddied. It shouldn't be, so let's put the boots on and wade in.
John Lackey, the former Angels star pitcher who now toils in Boston with the Red Sox, crossed that bridge a few days...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:09 PM
When Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Mark Curry cooks dinner at Station 29 in Koreatown, the last thing anyone wants is a fire call just as their grub is served.
Curry never disappoints in the kitchen.
Sunday night, Curry — defending...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:11 PM
A stumble and a jockey spill on the other side of the country Friday has scrambled the landscape for Sunday's $1-million Grade I Pacific Classic at Del Mar.
When jockey Joel Rosario's ride in the seventh race at Saratoga, Casual Elegance, lost her...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The definitive line about a newspaper's public mission came, as it happens, from Hollywood.
In Orson Welles' classic "Citizen Kane," the title character, his newspaper empire in tatters, is asked by Walter Thatcher, the film's stand-in for J.P. Morgan,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The movie "42" arrived in theaters this spring swaddled snugly in the American flag.
Studio marketers declared the film to be "the true story of an American legend." With good reason: It's hard to find a more uplifting sports story than Jackie Robinson'...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
I have a confession to make: I am a homeowner.
That's a dangerous thing to say. We homeowners are getting blamed for a lot of today's economic ills, and labeled dupes besides.
It's said that we profiteer from an undeserved tax break. That our...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:44 PM
All things considered, Craig Lewis should be spending his days alongside a jury box, not a racing rail. He should be doing battle with Mark Geragos, not Bob Baffert.
Lewis is much happier in boots and jeans than coat and tie. As a student at Cal, he did...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Over the years, Judge Michael Nash, who supervises the Los Angeles Juvenile Court, has been tough and persistent. Bucking a long-standing tradition of secrecy, he opened courtrooms in Dependency Court, where the futures of young people in foster care...
| Jul 3, 2013
He cut his teeth in the Clinton White House and on California issues: the campaign to save Ahmanson Ranch, the fight for an oil extraction tax and funding for stem cell research. He raised money to elect Barack Obama. And then came Proposition 8. Chad...