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  • At Harvard-Westlake School, some wonder whether standards are too high

    At Harvard-Westlake School, some wonder whether standards are too high
    When he arrived at one of Los Angeles' preeminent private high schools seven years ago, baseball coach Matt LaCour knew how to win. He had a CIF championship under his belt. But the self-described "public school kid" was now at Harvard-Westlake School,...
  • Letters: Mandela and Mahony, in photos

    Letters: Mandela and Mahony, in photos
    Re "Mahony's sins," Letters, and "He made the world better," Mailbag, Dec. 7 Just imagine if the opinion section had had no words. Imagine if the only pieces on Saturday's page had been those two pictures, which stand in stark, stomach-churning contrast...
  • L.A. council drops plan to raise gift limit for top officials

    L.A. council drops plan to raise gift limit for top officials
    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday dropped its plan for hiking the limit on gifts that can be accepted by elected and other high-level officials, opting to leave the amount unchanged. Council members came under fire two months ago for instructing...
  • They can't be bought: L.A. City Council nixes higher gift limit

    They can't be bought: L.A. City Council nixes higher gift limit
    The Los Angeles City Council has dropped a plan to increase the limit on gifts city officials can accept. Smart move. As The Times’ David Zahniser reported, two months ago council members voted to draft a law allowing people with financial...
  • Michael Jackson's family says jury form flawed, wants new trial

    Michael Jackson's family says jury form flawed, wants new trial
    Michael Jackson’s mother and three children have filed a motion for a new trial in their wrongful-death case, which ended 2 1/2 months ago when jurors found concert promoter AEG Live not liable for the singer's overdose death. Much of the...
  • President Obama hits Beverly Hills for twin Democratic fundraisers

    President Obama hits Beverly Hills for twin Democratic fundraisers
    In the embrace of loyal supporters at twin Beverly Hills fundraisers, President Obama on Monday night defended his troubled healthcare plan and cast his administration as one that has defended “those ideas that built this country.” “...
  • Housing markets rebound faster when foreclosures proceed quickly

    Housing markets rebound faster when foreclosures proceed quickly
    WASHINGTON — Why have many of the local housing markets that were hit hardest during the bust — especially in California — bounced back so vigorously and quickly, with prices close to or exceeding where they were in 2005 and 2006?...
  • How JPMorgan (sort of) copped to mortgage fraud -- and won

    How JPMorgan (sort of) copped to mortgage fraud -- and won
    The "statement of fact" -- that narrative document that lays out what a corporate defendant has done wrong, without actually mentioning anything that could hurt the corporation in court -- has become our generation's big new literary genre. The...
  • The righteousness in Hobby Lobby's cause

    The righteousness in Hobby Lobby's cause
    A little more than 20 years ago, Congress did something that, today, is hard to imagine. Lawmakers from both parties and across the political spectrum found common ground and passed, by a near-unanimous vote, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which...
  • Council panel backs away from plan to allow larger gifts to lawmakers

    Council panel backs away from plan to allow larger gifts to lawmakers
    Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson on Friday abandoned a plan to boost the size of gifts that lawmakers can accept from companies seeking city contracts, opting to leave the amount unchanged. The council had instructed City Atty. Mike...
  • Force-feeding — Guantanamo's shame

    Force-feeding — Guantanamo's shame
    At least 106 of the 166 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay detention center are reported to be on hunger strike, with 45 currently being force-fed. A recently published report by the Constitution Project's Task Force on Detainee Treatment, to which we...