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Column: As L.A. says goodbye to Kobe Bryant, it's worth asking why some fame lasts, and some vanishes
As Los Angeles bids hail and farewell to Kobe Bryant, it's worth a closer look at the half-life of fame — who stays in our collective memories, and why.
Rita Walters, a fierce advocate for equality and trailblazing elected official, dies at 89
Rita Walters advocated fiercely for equality through school integration and hiring practices, first as a member of the L.A. school board and then on the L.A. City Council
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UCLA's defense holds against Utah for fourth consecutive win
UCLA is now 15-0 this season when limiting the opposition to 73 points or fewer and remain within striking distance of the logjam at the top of the conference.
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USC cannot preserve 14-point lead in loss to Colorado
Onyeka Okongwu had 21 points, Jonah Mathews added 17, and Nick Rakocevic had 14 points and 11 rebounds but USC could not hold onto a 14-point lead and finish a comeback in a 70-66 loss to Colorado.
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Seventh horse dies at Santa Anita since Dec. 26
Santa Anita had a seventh horse die while training or racing on Thursday when Unveiled suffered a fracture to his right front leg while galloping during morning training.
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Review: Return of creepy killer doll can't help 'Brahms: The Boy II' overcome cliches
Katie Holmes stars in the horror sequel 'Brahms: The Boy II' about a family whose young son becomes friends with a creepy life-size doll.
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What's on TV Friday, Feb. 21: Series finale of 'Fresh Off the Boat' on ABC
What's on TV Friday, Feb. 21: Series finale of 'Fresh Off the Boat' on ABC
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Sparks sign four-time WNBA champion Seimone Augustus
The Sparks signed four-time WNBA champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist Seimone Augustus on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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The 8 best things to do in L.A. including the Lantern Festival
L.A. Opera opens "Roberto Devereux." A jukebox musical celebrates Simon & Garfunkel. Dance fans have options at REDCAT, the Wallis and the Soraya.
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A lawsuit could make baseball teams liable for foul balls that injure fans
A California appellate court ruling has jeopardized a legal doctrine cherished by the baseball industry under which fans are expected to assume injury risk.
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President Trump blasts Oscar win for 'Parasite' and lashes out at Brad Pitt
At Colorado rally, Donald Trump criticized the film academy for giving its top prize to a South Korean film
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Harvard-Westlake duo of Drew Bowser, Pete Crow-Armstrong make impact
Drew Bowser hits three-run home run; Pete Crow-Armstrong gets two doubles for Harvard-Westlake
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Zoe Caldwell, four-time Tony winner and the master of 'Master Class,' dies at 86
The actress played the legendary Maria Callas at the Mark Taper Forum in L.A. before moving on to Broadway and winning her final Tony for the role.
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Pete Buttigieg campaigns at USC, warning against nominating Bloomberg or Sanders
Pete Buttigieg campaigns in Los Angeles, warning Democrats that either Michael R. Bloomberg or Bernie Sanders would be a 'very, very tough sell' to voters in November.
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Canada pipeline project brings paralyzing rail blockades and protests
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls the Coastal GasLink pipeline project controversy "a critical moment" for Canada.
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Lakers resume play with several top teams on horizon
The Lakers play 10 of their next 14 games against opponents with winning records and are looking for initial wins over the Bucks, Celtics, Clippers and 76ers.
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'NCIS' investigators succeed in a TV ratings pursuit
TV Ratings story for the week of Feb. 10-16: The drama 'NCIS' wins the TV ratings race; NBA All-star tribute to Kobe Bryant
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Review: 'West Side Story' blasts back to Broadway — kinetic, bloody and modern to the core
Ivo van Hove opens his video-enhanced, Jerome Robbins-less "West Side Story," a bombardment of sight and sound. It's bracing, vital and sublime.
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Angels infielder Luis Rengifo remains an intriguing player beyond his near trade
Luis Rengifo has a good glove, but despite his compact build, the Angels infielder has significant power.
California backtracks on solar requirement for new homes, critics say
Sacramento-area developers can take credit for energy produced at off-site solar farms instead of building homes with rooftop panels.
USC football schedules 2021 season opener against San Jose State
USC football has replaced previously scheduled UC Davis game with San Jose State to keep the Trojans' streak of having never scheduled an FCS opponent.
A seafood stew with the flavors of New Orleans in one bowl
A pot of seafood steamed in andouille sausage-scented broth is the centerpiece of a Mardi Gras dinner, complete with crispy sausage and fried, crunchy okra.
Did the 'liberal lion' of the 9th Circuit bully and mistreat his clerks?
A former clerk told a congressional panel that the late Judge Stephen Reinhardt sexually harassed her. Dozens of his former clerks issued a statement supporting her, saying some experienced "sexist, workplace bullying."
New Dodger Brusdar Graterol is over the flu and uncorking his 100-mph fastball
Brusdar Graterol impresses Dodgers with electric stuff after fighting illness and the uncertainty of the Twins trading him to the Red Sox, then to the Dodgers.
Column: Andre Ethier didn't win a World Series ring. He blames analytics, not sign stealing
Andre Ethier's 12-year Dodgers career ended with the 2017 World Series Game 7 loss to the Houston Astros. He says the emphasis on analytics led to sign stealing.
Kings' future and past cross paths with Gabriel Vilardi debut
Fresh faces, including top prospect Gabriel Vilardi making his debut, replaced familiar ones in the Kings' locker room before a game against Florida.
GOP is accused of sending misleading 'census' forms ahead of the actual count
The Republican National Committee is sending misleading mailers labeled "2020 Congressional District Census" to people across the country.
In a deadlock, WGA and large talent agencies turn to a mediator
The WGA and large talent agencies Creative Artists Agency, United Talent Agency and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment have agreed to meet with a mediator to resolve a federal lawsuit. The agencies have sued the union, accusing it of organizing an illegal boycott.
After strong debate, Warren scrambles to get back into contention
Elizabeth Warren had one of her strongest debate performances on Wednesday, but after poor finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, does she still have time to regain the initiative?
Slain therapist Amie Harwick was strangled before fall from balcony, coroner says
An autopsy found Amie Harwick was strangled before falling to her death. Her ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, has been charged with murder