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  • 'Godzilla' Crushes Box Office With Largest Opening Day of Year, Set for $98 Million Weekend

    The King of the Monsters is also king of the box office. "Godzilla" obliterated the competition with a $38.5 million Stateside opening on Friday, the largest debut day of the year. This includes $9.3 million from Thursday night screenings. At $6.2...
  • Low-budget films rely on shortcuts

    Low-budget films rely on shortcuts
    In a quiet hillside home in Topanga Canyon, filmmaker Brian McGuire instructed his cast members to take their shirts off, put their sunglasses on, snort fake cocaine and "party hard." The 20-person cast and crew were filming a party scene for McGuire'...
  • Hartford Needs A Budget Shakeup

    How long can Hartford keep doing this? The city is in the throes of its annual struggle to pass something that passes for a balanced budget, an exercise that gets more challenging each year. In his budget address last month, Mayor Pedro Segarra...
  • L.A. city panel delivers victory to municipal labor unions

    L.A. city panel delivers victory to municipal labor unions
    A Los Angeles City Hall panel on Monday delivered a significant victory to municipal labor unions, breathing new life into a legal challenge to pension benefit reductions being counted on to save billions of dollars over the next 30 years. On a 3-2...
  • Harford Community College budget process out of whack [Editorial]

    The most important function of people elected or appointed to boards, councils and commissions overseeing public institutions is to strike a balance between making sure the public institution in question has enough money to do what needs to be done, and...
  • Give L.A.'s riders a Metro fare hike that's fair

     Give L.A.'s riders a Metro fare hike that's fair
    If you take a bus or a subway in Los Angeles, the basic fare is $1.50. But that covers only a fraction of the cost of the trip. In L.A., as in other cities, public transit is heavily subsidized. Fares paid by riders on the 10 largest transit systems in...
  • Cal State holds off on budget decisions, lobbies for more state money

    California State University is delaying some budget decisions for next year in hopes that an improved economic outlook may spur California legislators free up more funding for the vast system, which annually educates nearly half a million students. In...
  • Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts

    Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts
    California's public school districts could face difficult cutbacks if state officials move forward with a plan to bail out the retirement fund for teachers, officials and educators say, but even those painful steps may fall short of curing the pension...
  • Speaker Toni Atkins: Budget plan will balance prudence, investments

    Speaker Toni Atkins: Budget plan will balance prudence, investments
    Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) said Wednesday that she has a "clear mandate" from Assembly Democrats to seek a budget deal that "strengthens our fiscal condition first, and makes responsible investments second." In a speech to the Sacramento...
  • L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts

    L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts
    The Los Angeles City Council approved an $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out Mayor Eric Garcetti’s four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to...
  • Librarians question Baltimore County plan to shift IT positions

    Librarians question Baltimore County plan to shift IT positions
    Public library advocates are questioning a Baltimore County plan to transfer library information-technology services to the county government's IT office, saying it could set a precedent that threatens the library's autonomy. County Executive Kevin...