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  • Who can sue over religious symbols?

    Who can sue over religious symbols?
    Today's topic: Who should have standing to sue over displaying religious icons on public land? Can anyone offended claim actual injury, or should standing in these cases be determined by narrower criteria? Erwin Chemerinsky and Joseph Infranco continue...
  • Outrageous pay on Wall Street? Tax 'em

    Outrageous pay on Wall Street? Tax 'em
    Moshe Adler, in his very incisive Times Op-Ed article on Jan. 4, correctly points out the hypocrisy and lack of correlation between production and compensation among high-paid executives. He offers three prospective solutions: a law to set a maximum ratio...
  • Finances of charity run by SEIU official scrutinized

    A Bay Area officer of the scandal-clouded Service Employees International Union has collected double salaries, one as a city transit worker and the other from a charity that receives much of its funding from the labor organization and corporate interests,...
  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter coming to Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure

    Universal Orlando has secured rights to the phenomenally successful Harry Potter stories and will build a themed area of rides, shops and restaurants called "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" at Islands of Adventure. Universal, author J.K. Rowling and...
  • New York's film, TV incentives could tax L.A.'s economy

    New York's film, TV incentives could tax L.A.'s economy
    IS THIS city poised to take a bite out of Hollywood's bread and butter? A dramatically expanded state tax credit for film and television productions has made New York a more appealing shooting locale than ever, bringing a wave of projects into the city...
  • Governor, mayor lack roles in writers strike

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa seem perfectly positioned to help resolve the Hollywood writers strike. But so far the former movie star and the onetime labor negotiator are at best bit players in the 4-day-old...
  • Florida Thanksgiving travel guide

    Florida Thanksgiving travel guide
    Want to hang up the apron this Thanksgiving? Those looking for ways to celebrate with a festive meal or resort getaway have more options in Florida than a turkey has feathers. Here are some packages and feasts offered at a dozen spots in our state: *...
  • Find a cheaper car rental rate away from the airport

    Find a cheaper car rental rate away from the airport
    The best rate Darren Popik could find on a weekend car rental at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport recently was $114. So he decided to look elsewhere. Popik, a Los Angeles-based blogger, widened his search to other car rental locations in the...
  • California deserts will soon burst with wildflowers

    California deserts will soon burst with wildflowers
    The valleys and hillsides of the Southern California deserts have been preparing all winter for their close-up. Silent and forlorn, often harsh and austere, they're ready to shed their mantle of earth tones and dress themselves in wildflowers, thanks to...
  • Burn notice: Seminoles charging cigarette tax too

    Smokers, beware: If you were eyeing Seminole resorts as a tax-free haven for cigarettes, think again. The tribe has begun charging the state tax on cigarettes for the first time since the state imposed it 66 years ago, coinciding with Florida's $1-a-pack...
  • Florida Gov. Crist signs $66.5 billion budget; blocks 2 percent state employee pay cut

    Gov. Charlie Crist signed a $66.5 billion budget Wednesday, arguing that naysayers had overstated Florida's fiscal woes and the final product was "not nearly as dismal as people thought it would be." The governor, who campaigned alongside President...