I've lived in Los Angeles for almost 35 years, but I still call Cleveland home. That's why I spent four years hating LeBron James ? and why I spent the past four days celebrating his return to a city that needs him in ways that Miami never could.
First, the out-of-state license plates came to the upper reaches of the Yurok Indian Reservation, followed by dump trucks of fertilizer and heavy equipment that punched roads into tribal land.
A new political action committee has formed to influence the outcome of Los Angeles school board races, filling a gap created when a group of civic leaders, which includes former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, decided to sit out next month's key upcoming election.
Slingin' Sammy Baugh, a record-setting passer, punter and defensive back who led the Washington Redskins to two National Football League championships in 16 seasons and whose wide-open style of play helped usher professional football into the modern era, died Dec. 17 at Fisher County Memorial Hospital in Rotan, Texas. He was 94. Baugh, a charter member of the NFL Hall of Fame, had lived for the last few years at a nursing home in the small West Texas town of Jayton, about 30 miles from his beloved Double Mountain Ranch. His daughter-in-law, Jean Baugh, said he died of kidney failure and pneumonia. Doctors told her his body just wore out. Sportswriter Dan Jenkins, who saw Baugh play at...