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  • California's chief justice says bail overhaul will continue with or without the new law

    California's chief justice says bail overhaul will continue with or without the new law

    California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Tuesday defended a landmark new state law abolishing money bail, saying it was crafted to ensure courts “do not judge a person based on the size of their wallet or what they have access to in someone else’s wallet.” In an annual meeting with reporters...

  • ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘Jurassic Park’ among 25 films added to National Film Registry

    ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘Jurassic Park’ among 25 films added to National Film Registry

    When director Ang Lee set out to make "Brokeback Mountain" in 2005, he couldn't have anticipated the enduring hold the film would have on the American consciousness. "I didn't intend to make a statement," he said in an announcement of the 25 titles selected this year for the Library of Congress'...

  • Ballmer has all the pieces in place to add two more big ones

    Ballmer has all the pieces in place to add two more big ones

    I made an early New Year’s resolution this month while watching a team filled with sneaker-squeaking surprises. I resolve, whenever I write about a potential free-agent NBA superstar coming to Los Angeles next summer, I’m no longer restricting my thinking to the Lakers. I’m including the Clippers,...

  • Clippers suffer through an off night in 123-99 loss to Raptors

    Clippers suffer through an off night in 123-99 loss to Raptors

    Toronto had made so many shots in Tuesday’s third quarter that by the time Delon Wright missed a three-pointer from the wing, the crowd at Staples Center let out a sigh of relief. The shot hit the front of the rim and caromed nearly to midcourt where two Clippers, Patrick Beverley and Tyrone Wallace,...

  • Nick Nurse is right fit for Raptors

    Nick Nurse is right fit for Raptors

    Toronto coach Nick Nurse didn’t need to be in Los Angeles on Tuesday night; life, at its most painful, was happening half a country away. Nurse’s mother, Marcella, died Monday night in Iowa. He flew there when he found out and returned just in time for the Raptors to again prove that they’re the...

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