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  • Housing data boost U.S. outlook

    Home prices across the U.S. are showing signs of slower growth, but a recent upswing in new construction plans is injecting the market with optimism that the housing recovery has more momentum left. Building permits for new homes jumped 6.2% in...
  • Trivializing peace

    What goes around comes around . . . and around, and around. Last month, the day after I left Santa Rosa, Calif., a 13-year-old boy carrying a toy replica of an AK-47 was shot and killed on the outskirts of that town by a Sonoma County deputy sheriff with...
  • Black Friday proper sees smaller crowds this year

    Black Friday proper sees smaller crowds this year
    When Nordstrom in Thousand Oaks opened its doors Friday at 8 a.m., Chuck Pierson had been awake for more than two hours after being dragged "kicking and groggily screaming" on his wife's quest to find perfect shoes. The only fate that could be worse?...
  • 10 Commandments for "The Book of Mormon" at Broward Center

    10 Commandments for "The Book of Mormon" at Broward Center
    Word came from upon high that for “The Book of Mormon,” ushers were briefed on how to deal with walkouts during the Tony-winning show’s run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. In order to prevent such Broadway blasphemy,...
  • 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to top Thanksgiving weekend

    It may not thaw the hold that “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has on the box office, but Walt Disney Pictures will be turning up the heat with “Frozen,” its new 3-D computer-animated musical. Entering the Thanksgiving holiday...
  • Why Disney's Marketing Campaign Doesn't Do 'Frozen' Justice

    Before I saw "Frozen," Disney's altogether splendid new animated feature, I couldn't remember the last time I'd emerged from such a movie actually humming the soundtrack. Forced to guess, I'd say it was 15 years ago with "Mulan," a modest charmer whose...
  • Reel Critics: Easy to warm up to 'Frozen'

    Reel Critics: Easy to warm up to 'Frozen'
    With "Frozen," not since "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King" have I been so impressed with a musical Disney movie. This reworking of "The Snow Queen" fairy tale features dazzling animation, grounded characters and a sparkling array of original...
  • Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?

     Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?
    When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-...
  • Around Town: Golden West gets millions

    Golden West College has been awarded a Title III grant that will give the Huntington Beach campus more than $2.23 million over a five-year period. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the grant, known as Access 2 Success, according to a news release....
  • Fallout of scandal for Sheriff Lee Baca is unclear

    Fallout of scandal for Sheriff Lee Baca is unclear
    Only hours after FBI agents swept up 18 deputies and supervisors in a jail abuse and corruption case, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was being lauded at a $1,500-a-head downtown campaign fundraiser co-hosted by a former governor and a former L.A....
  • 71st Annual Golden Globes Nominations: The Full List

    Here are the nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globes. The 2014 ceremony will again be hosted by "Parks and Recreation's" Amy Poehler and "30 Rock's" Tina Fey and will be held January 12, 2014. BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA 12 Years a Slave Captain...