| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Underway in Sacramento, an Assembly panel is questioning officials about the botched rollout of an upgrade to the California unemployment benefits system.
It took two weeks for officials at California's Employment Development Department to realize there...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Panicked Californians inundated the state's unemployment agency with 20 times the normal volume of phone calls after a botched computer upgrade delayed jobless checks and crippled parts of the department's website.
Call attempts surged after the Labor...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:18 AM
The California Assembly will hold a hearing Wednesday to determine what exactly went wrong with a botched upgrade to the state's unemployment benefits computer system that has left thousands without jobless checks for weeks.
The Times has reported...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
What is it about the Oscars that lends itself to so much premature ... speculation?
Whether it's declaring the best picture race over and done (Congratulations, "12 Years a Slave!" Your Oscar's in the mail!), surveying the awards-season landscape months...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Put away the running clocks. Silly season should be over — at least until Alabama hosts Chattanooga in late November.
It is ridiculous to think Ohio State could play a team so overmatched that the Buckeyes' backup quarterback could throw six...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Finally, a film festival for the over-50 crowd.
AARP's Movies For Grownups Film Festival, opening Nov. 14 and continuing through Nov. 17 at Regal Cinemas in L.A. Live, will feature nine films with appeal to the 50-plus moviegoer that are being...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Weeks after a computer malfunction interrupted unemployment benefits for as many as 300,000 unemployed Californians, many say they're still struggling to get help from the Employment Development Department.
Some people have gone...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Rankman's pipe dream of Stanford and Northwestern meeting in the BCS title game at the Rose Bowl is over. Gone is the utopian idea two schools with integrity and academic standards might also compete on football's grandest stage. We're left now with a No....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:56 PM
The 10 most-watched programs of the new television season have been NFL games.
Actually, it's not just the top 10, Nos. 11 and 12 were also NFL games.
The CBS broadcast of the Denver Broncos against the Dallas Cowboys was the most-watched program of...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Julianne Moore will join Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in two installments of "The Hunger Games," Lionsgate has announced.
The veteran of "The Hours" and "Boogie Nights" will play Alma Coin, who leads a rebellion against the Capitol. Other new...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The state Assembly has set an oversight hearing for Nov. 6 that will look into what went wrong when the state Employment Development Department launched a computer system upgrade that backfired, delaying unemployment checks to thousands of state...