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  • Trial by fire for L.A.'s 'interim' fire chief

    Trial by fire for L.A.'s 'interim' fire chief
    His first day on his new job was the day of the LAX shooting, and it's been lights and sirens ever since. James G. Featherstone, Los Angeles' interim fire chief, hasn't unpacked his books or hung framed inspirational works like a Frederic Remington print accompanied by a quote from retired Gen. David H. Petraeus about being "comfortable with semi-chaotic situations." Featherstone, who retired after 22 years as a city firefighter, was heading the city's Emergency Management Department when Mayor Eric Garcetti summoned him back to manage his old team. He'll need all the inspiration he can get to lead a department that a city commissioned study says is in need of a total makeover.
  • Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study

    Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study
    Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense. Proctor, a...

    Women's semifinalists at Wimbledon are an unlikely final four

    Women's semifinalists at Wimbledon are an unlikely final four
    WIMBLEDON, England — The abnormal has become the new normal at Wimbledon, where one of the women's semifinalists was playing too poorly a year ago to compete here and the lone remaining past champion was eliminated Tuesday in the quarterfinals...

    The Times' college football rankings

    The Times' college football rankings
    Louisiana State can't afford to keep winning like this. The Tigers are 2-0 the last two weeks and are dropping faster than a first-time drinker at Mardi Gras. Oregon State is No.1 in two of the six Bowl Championship Series computers and also in the...

    Giving award to Angels' Mike Trout is no rookie mistake

    Giving award to Angels' Mike Trout is no rookie mistake
    It was not news that Mike Trout was selected American League rookie of the year Monday. It was a given. If you are a baseball fan and don't know about Trout, then you aren't a baseball fan. He arrived on the scene to stay on April 28. The Angels had...