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  • Updating the classic immigration story 'Enrique's Journey'

    Updating the classic immigration story 'Enrique's Journey'
    In the updated version of “Enrique’s Journey” released this month, the 16-year-old boy who came northward in search of his mother is now a young man in his twenties. He finds himself jailed for more than a year, a casualty of America&...
  • Pre-publication, 'Console Wars' already headed to big screen

    Pre-publication, 'Console Wars' already headed to big screen
    The book "Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation" by Blake Harris will be published in May. And it's already headed to the big screen, thanks to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Variety reports that Rogen and Goldberg are...
  • Stumped for Valentine's Day? One solution involves, a train, wine and Santa Barbara

    Stumped for Valentine's Day? One solution involves, a train, wine and Santa Barbara
    Not one to plan ahead? And -- eek! -- Valentine’s Day is looming and you happen to know that your sweetie’s favorite restaurant is already booked? Not to panic. If procrastination is about to get you in big trouble, here’s...
  • Emile Haddad, CEO of developer FivePoint Communities

    Emile Haddad, CEO of developer FivePoint Communities
    The gig: Emile Haddad is president and chief executive of FivePoint Communities Management Inc., an Aliso Viejo real estate developer. Jointly owned by Haddad and Miami home-building giant Lennar Corp., the private company is building some of California's...
  • Brown's bullet train? It's going nowhere with many Times readers

    Brown's bullet train? It's going nowhere with many Times readers
    Jerry Brown may not have lost faith in his dream of a bullet train racing across California, but a barrage of grim-news headlines may have been enough to give even the governor pause. Take this sampling from The Times alone in recent days: “More...
  • Union Station eases policy on homeless people sitting in terminal

    Union Station eases policy on homeless people sitting in terminal
    Officials are easing up on a controversial policy to keep homeless people from congregating and sleeping in Los Angeles' historic Union Station, reopening 30% of the terminal seating to the general public, a transportation official said Thursday....
  • House panel hearing focuses on California bullet train finances

    House panel hearing focuses on California bullet train finances
    The California bullet train agency is continuing to meet its financial obligations under federal grants that are providing $3.2 billion to the project, but the state has not indicated how it will pay $180 million in required matching funds by April 1, a...
  • Metrolink train fatally strikes bicyclist who rode around gate

    Metrolink train fatally strikes bicyclist who rode around gate
    A Metrolink train bound for Orange County from downtown L.A. fatally struck a bicyclist Thursday during the morning commute in Santa Fe Springs, officials said. The incident occurred around 7:10 a.m. near Lakeland Road and Bloomfield Avenue when the...
  • Amtrak passengers from California stranded in Midwest snow overnight

    Amtrak passengers from California stranded in Midwest snow overnight
    Two Amtrak trains from California and a third from Illinois found themselves stuck in snow about 80 miles west of Chicago on Monday night, forcing hundreds of stranded passengers to spend the evening on board. Amtrak officials said the three trains...
  • 'Polar vortex' brings record low temperatures

    'Polar vortex' brings record low temperatures
    The so-called polar vortex continued its frigid march across the U.S. on Tuesday, bringing record lows to the East Coast and parts of the South. Fountains froze in typically balmier states like South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Texas. New York City...
  • Polar vortex moves east and south, widening deep freeze to Atlanta

    Polar vortex moves east and south, widening deep freeze to Atlanta
    Record-setting cold stunned the Southeast on Tuesday as the chilly “polar vortex” parked over the northern Midwest extended eastward, prompting officials to cancel school and open emergency warming and homeless shelters in areas unaccustomed...