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  • Trial by fire for L.A.'s 'interim' fire chief

    Trial by fire for L.A.'s 'interim' fire chief
    His first day on his new job was the day of the LAX shooting, and it's been lights and sirens ever since. James G. Featherstone, Los Angeles' interim fire chief, hasn't unpacked his books or hung framed inspirational works like a Frederic Remington...
  • Suspect in Kansas shootings a longtime anti-Semite, group says

    Suspect in Kansas shootings a longtime anti-Semite, group says
    A 14-year-old boy and his grandfather were among three people shot to death on Sunday at two different Jewish community facilities in a Kansas City-area suburb. Police said it was too early to determine a motive, but a leading anti-hate group said the...
  • West Hollywood's increasing diversity inspires mixed emotions

    West Hollywood's increasing diversity inspires mixed emotions
    Councilman John Duran and his gay colleagues on the West Hollywood City Council never expected a backlash when they voted recently to remove the rainbow flag from above City Hall. For Duran, who is gay, taking down the flag wasn't about slighting gays...
  • The NBA won't tolerate racism, so why does the NFL tolerate 'Redskins'?

    The NBA won't tolerate racism, so why does the NFL tolerate 'Redskins'?
    Now that the NBA is addressing ownership problems that fester behind closed doors, will the NFL step up to deal with a problem in plain sight? After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver determined that Clippers owner Donald Sterling was the voice on the audio...
  • Sheila Kuehl seeks a legislative encore with L.A. supervisor bid

    Sheila Kuehl seeks a legislative encore with L.A. supervisor bid
    It was 1959 when Sheila Kuehl, an 18-year-old UCLA student, first fell in love with a woman. For a year, Kuehl stashed daily letters from her in a dresser drawer at her Westwood sorority house. One day, Kuehl walked into the sorority den and was stunned...
  • Why you can't ban gay couples from your business

    Supporters of same-sex marriage have been quick to condemn Arizona's "religious freedom" bill as pure homophobia. Not so fast. Unlike earlier legislative efforts to block gay marriage, this law, which would permit businesses to discriminate against same-...
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to veterans previously overlooked

    Obama awards Medal of Honor to veterans previously overlooked
    WASHINGTON — It took decades, congressional legislation and a review of thousands of war records, but two dozen veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday from President Obama at a somber and tearful White...
  • When a job ad suggests only young workers need apply

    DEAR JOYCE: As a mid-lifer job hunter, I applied for a position described in a recruitment ad that seemed perfect for my talents and experience. After no response and two failed attempts to follow up, in rereading the ad, it hit me: "We seek...
  • What are reasonable rules for tenants with children?

    What are reasonable rules for tenants with children?
    Question: I just took over the property management job for a 100-unit multistory apartment complex. The previous property manager let the tenants run wild here, and the owner has asked me to shape things up. There are children running all over the place...
  • China's women begin to confront blatant workplace bias

    China's women begin to confront blatant workplace bias
    BEIJING— Fresh out of college and facing a mountain of debt, the 21-year-old woman was searching online for jobs when she hit upon a listing that sounded perfect: administrative assistant at a tutoring school in Beijing. She sent in her resume, then...
  • Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'

    Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'
    Vice President Joe Biden has never lacked for passion. And his occasional failure to restrain his enthusiasm has sometimes gotten him in trouble. But his over-the-top rhetoric was right on point when he gave the keynote address Saturday evening at the...