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  • When the chickens came home to roost

     When the chickens came home to roost
    The chickens are out of feed. Before they can make a dash through the coop's open door, I hoist the round metal feeder from its hook and squat-walk backward until I can stand straight again. I turn my back on the flock, fill the feeder and crouch back...
  • Whale-watching rivals spar over the spouts off Dana Point

    Whale-watching rivals spar over the spouts off Dana Point
    Captain Dave Anderson's face tightens as he peers toward the horizon through his binoculars. The Manute'a has been out at sea for nearly an hour, bouncing across the waters off Dana Point, and so far there's not a single whale to be seen. Clutching...
  • Yelp's practices sound to some like extortion

    Yelp's practices sound to some like extortion
    Yelp just can't stop living the thug life. Five years ago, I asked whether the popular review site was a shakedown racket for merchants. I quoted a number of small-business owners who said Yelp had threatened to run negative reviews more prominently...
  • Foreign owners invade English Premier League

    Foreign owners invade English Premier League
    Even in today's economy you'd think $1.4 billion would be enough to buy love. Or at the very least, indifference. But that hasn't been the case with the Glazer family, whose debt-driven purchase of English soccer team Manchester United a decade ago...
  • Earthquakes leave properties damaged, residents shaken

    Earthquakes leave properties damaged, residents shaken
    When the first jolt hit, Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Greg Sebourn was on the couch getting his 4- and 8-year-old daughters ready for bed. As Sebourn rushed his screaming girls toward the door, another violent lurch knocked the mayor and one of his daughters...
  • 5.1 quake displaces Los Angeles-area residents; aftershocks continue

    5.1 quake displaces Los Angeles-area residents; aftershocks continue
    A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck near La Habra shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, the latest in a series of aftershocks to hit the area after a 5.1 temblor the night before displaced a number of residents. After the 5.1 quake, at least eight homes and 20...
  • A local approach to bigger paychecks

     A local approach to bigger paychecks
    Many cities are pricey places to live. Acknowledging that reality, a growing number of cities have adopted higher minimum-wage standards than those set by the federal and state governments. San Francisco is on that list, as are San Jose, Seattle (where...
  • College football -- yes, it's a job

     College football -- yes, it's a job
    University officials and the NCAA have been reluctant to acknowledge that top-tier college football programs are run these days less as athletic programs than as businesses. But a labor administrator's decision Wednesday that Northwestern University's...
  • Maria Contreras-Sweet confirmed as SBA chief

    Maria Contreras-Sweet confirmed as SBA chief
    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former California official who founded a Los Angeles community bank, to head the federal Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet was approved Thursday by voice vote to the Cabinet...
  • L.A.'s Contreras-Sweet confirmed to head Small Business Administration

     L.A.'s Contreras-Sweet confirmed to head Small Business Administration
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former California official who founded a Los Angeles community bank, to head the federal Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet was approved on a voice vote to the Cabinet...
  • Supreme Court won't hear appeal of New Mexico gay bias case

    Supreme Court won't hear appeal of New Mexico gay bias case
    WASHINGTON -- In a victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a New Mexico photographer who claimed a free-speech right to refuse to shoot a wedding album for a same-sex couple. The photographer was charged with...