Jun 11

California’s descent to socialism

California is widely celebrated as the fount of technical, cultural and political innovation. Now we seem primed to outdo even ourselves, creating a new kind of socialism that, in the end, more resembles feudalism than social democracy. The new consensus is being pushed by, among others, hedge-fund-billionaire-turned-green-patriarch Tom Steyer. The financier now insists that, to […]

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Jun 11

New tough-on-crime federal legislation would be devastating for California

After a couple of years of apparent progress in convincing federal lawmakers to reduce America’s incarceration rates and reform mandatory minimum prison sentences, Republicans in Congress are drafting a new border security bill that goes in the opposite, and wrong, direction. The new bill, currently being drafted, includes provisions from two previously filed pieces of […]

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Jun 11

A welcome dark-horse candidate in DA race

SACRAMENTO — Orange County’s criminal justice system — and especially the District Attorney’s Office — has been racked by scandal and the subject of unflattering national media attention and ongoing court battles. There are few things government does that are more important than dealing with crime and punishment, so it’s upsetting to witness the never-ending […]

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Jun 11

Tony Rackauckas: The other side of the story

According to 2016 data gathered by Media Insight Project, a partnership between Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute, only 6 percent of Americans have great confidence in the media. The report stated: “Over the last two decades, research shows the public has grown increasingly skeptical of the news industry.” […]

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Jun 11

Letters: A health care plan we can’t afford

I’m sick at heart and furious at the same time after reading that California’s senators voted 23-14 to pass a single-payer health plan — in spite of the fact that they don’t have the $400 billion to fund it. We just got hit with a higher gas tax and vehicle license fee. Now they’re talking […]

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Jun 11

Corey Seager’s RBI double gives Dodgers 5-4 walkoff victory over Reds

LOS ANGELES – Corey Seager certainly has the classic look of a hero, right down to the standard-issue ‘aw-shucks’ grin. But he had never played the role in the final scene before Saturday night. Seager’s slicing double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in the deciding run as the Dodgers […]

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Jun 11

No league action expected after wild Game 4 of NBA Finals

The NBA is not expected to hand down any further discipline from testy Game 4.




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Jun 11

Hinchcliffe’s response when blamed for IndyCar crash: ‘That’s adorable’

Team owner Chip Ganassi blames Hinchcliffe for eight-car pileup at Texas.




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Jun 11

On deck: Reds at Dodgers, Sunday, 1:10 p.m.

TV: SportsNet LA (where available) Where: Dodger Stadium THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP HYUN-JIN RYU (2-6, 4.08 ERA) Vs. Reds: 2-1, 3.54 ERA At Dodger Stadium: 13-10, 3.23 ERA Hates to face: Arismendy Alcantara, 3 for 4 (.750), 1 double Loves to face: Zack Cozart, 0 for 7, 4 strikeouts REDS RHP TIM ADLEMAN (4-2, 4.42 […]

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Jun 11

Dodgers notes: Logan Forsythe still trying to get his footing

LOS ANGELES – The hairline fracture in Logan Forsythe’s toe was not very big. But it has left a deep gash in Forsythe’s batting average. Almost two months after he was struck in the right foot by a pitch and suffered the fracture, Forsythe lugged a .196 batting average into Saturday’s game against the Cincinnat […]

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Jun 11

Miller: Time for baseball to deck the ‘brawls’

The moment was so combustible that, apparently, the civility necessary to defuse it existed solely beyond the realm of sports. “Probably only Martin Luther King or Gandhi,” Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker said, “would have turned the other cheek and not done something reactionary.” Baker likely was right, although it’s hard to know for sure […]

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Jun 11

Titans hope Eastman can send them east to Omaha

LONG BEACH — It might have been Jim Palmer who first said momentum goes as far as the next day’s pitcher. If so, Cal State Fullerton puts momentum in the right hand of Colton Eastman at Blair Field on Sunday, where it has rested quite comfortably. The Titans ravaged Long Beach State, 12-0, in Saturday’s […]

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Jun 11

San Bernardino anti-Islamic law rally and counter-protests trigger violence

SAN BERNARDINO >> A San Bernardino rally against Islamic law being implemented in the United States drew hundreds of protesters and counter-protesters Saturday near the site of the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack – but also sparked violence and acts of vandalism, police say. Sponsored by the nonprofit group ACT for America, the Inland March […]

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Jun 11

O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman are murdered in Brentwood on June 12, 1994

On June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson, famous football player O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife, and her friend Ron Goldman are brutally stabbed to death outside Nicole’s home in Brentwood, California, in what quickly becomes one of the most highly publicized trials of the century. With overwhelming evidence against him, including a prior record of domestic violence […]

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Jun 11

Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential campaign have sparked questions, agreed Saturday to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election.

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Jun 11

Tapwrit rallies to win 149th running of Belmont Stakes

Tapwrit captured a race that lost much of its luster without a potential Triple Crown winner.




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Jun 11

Cal State Fullerton stays alive with 12-0 rout of Dirtbags

LONG BEACH – Do-or-die games often bring out the best in good baseball teams. That was the case Saturday when Cal State Fullerton took on rival Long Beach State in Game 2 of their Super Regional. A loss would have ended the Titans’ season. But they stared that possibility in the face and came away […]

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Jun 11

Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes by 2 lengths for Pletcher

NEW YORK — The road to the winner’s circle in the Belmont Stakes ran through the Kentucky Derby, even if the Derby and Preakness winners skipped the final leg of the Triple Crown. Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win by two lengths on Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third […]

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Jun 11

On deck: Angels at Astros, Sunday, 11 a.m.

TV: Fox Sports West Where: Minute Maid Park THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP JESSE CHAVEZ (5-6, 4.56) vs. Astros: 3-2, 2.86 At Minute Maid Park: 0-2, 3.81 Hates to face: None Loves to face: Brian McCann, 1 for 14 (.071) ASTROS RHP DAVID PAULINO (0-0, 4.66) vs. Angels 0-0, 0.00 At Minute Maid Park: First game […]

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Jun 11

Angels’ hot bats cooled off by Astros

HOUSTON — Much of what happens in the major leagues is so inexplicable as to be best described by the oft-repeated phrase: “That’s baseball.” Which brings us to the Angels this week. In the past four games, they have scored 21 runs. The strange part of all that is that 20 of them came in […]

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