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  • 'Super PACs' largely funded by a wealthy few

    'Super PACs' largely funded by a wealthy few
    When it comes to big money in politics, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' influence has long been apparent in Texas, where he has plowed more than $1 million into Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns. Now Simmons has found a new outlet for his outsize...
  • Romney spends heavily in a challenging month

    Romney spends heavily in a challenging month
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and a "super PAC" working on his behalf spent more than twice as much as they raised in January, underscoring how persistent challenges by rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have taxed the former...
  • 'Super PAC' leaders profit from lack of oversight

    'Super PAC' leaders profit from lack of oversight
    The Red White and Blue Fund, a "super PAC" backing the presidential bid of Republican Rick Santorum, paid more than half a million dollars last month to a newly formed direct mail firm. The owner of that company? None other than Nick Ryan, a former...
  • The Find: Khybar Afghan in Reseda

    The Find: Khybar Afghan in Reseda
    "What about the kala pocha?" asks someone at our table at Khybar Afghan restaurant in Reseda. Our waiter, dressed in black track pants and a Nike soccer shirt, shakes his head. "You don't want that," he assures us. "It's for breakfast." The soup, made...
  • L.A. resale shops offer dollars for duds

    L.A. resale shops offer dollars for duds
    THE SEASONS are shifting, and you know what that means -- time to put away the bathing suits and break out the cashmere. What to do when you want a new wardrobe, but your closet is packed fuller than your wallet? Kill two birds with one stone and sell...
  • Powering the future

    Today's question: What will America's energy economy look like in a generation? What should it look like? Previously, Taylor and White discussed the future of the personal automobile, calls to build more nuclear power plants, T. Boone Pickens'...
  • Jack Nakano, 75, dies; educator was youth-oriented theater arts guru

    Jack Nakano, an educator who launched the nonprofit Youth Theatre Productions in Santa Barbara in the early 1960s and later founded and was artistic director of the Hollywood-based California Youth Theatre and YouTHeatre-America!, has died. He was 75....
  • Teens from a struggling L.A. public campus get a chance to shine at prestigious private schools

    Teens from a struggling L.A. public campus get a chance to shine at prestigious private schools
    What impressed Joel Argueta first about Harvard-Westlake School was his locker -- a wide, ample affair that holds his backpack and all of his books. There's also a student lounge with comfortable couches, where he does homework and meets with new friends....
  • Many Catholic schools fight to survive

    Troubles at St. Anne Catholic School in Santa Monica were so dire at one point that Father Michael D. Gutierrez turned to his congregation for help. He refused to give his sermon until at least 10 families stepped forward to consider enrolling their...
  • Album review: John Mayer's 'Battle Studies'

     
    On the high-contrast black-and-white cover photo of John Mayer's latest studio album, the singer, songwriter and guitarist's hands are pulling at the collar of a thick winter coat. It seems as though he's trying to brace against the onset of......
  • Rain or shine, Portland beckons

    PORTLAND, Ore.--Why everyone in the world hasn't up and moved to Portland is a mystery. Beyond being virtually pollution-free, surrounded by lush greenery and, at 568,300 people, a manageable size, it's home to the kinds of people many folks would want...