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  • Defrocked pastor defends gay rights at new pulpit

    The pastor walked the streets of Lower Manhattan, his hands trembling. A day earlier, he'd been stripped of his ministry, defrocked by the United Methodist Church for presiding over his gay son's wedding. He was afraid he'd never lead a church again....
  • L.A. mayor, fire chief announce measures to prevent dangerous blazes

    L.A. mayor, fire chief announce measures to prevent dangerous blazes
    After an unusually high number of fire deaths this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced new initiatives Monday to prevent dangerous blazes. Terrazas said the Fire Department is launching a pilot program in...
  • What freshmen are reading

    A sampling of colleges' common readings for this year's freshman class: Occidental College: "The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream," by Gary Younge. Cal State Bakersfield and University of Maryland, Baltimore County:...
  • Flash floods from storms close roads, touch off mudslides

    Flash floods from storms close roads, touch off mudslides
    When Jose Juarez arrived here at 6 a.m. Monday, mud filled the roads outside Little Sister's Truck Wash and water spilled onto the driveway. Within 30 minutes, rain from what would become a destructive, hours-long storm had gotten into the bays where...
  • Opponents appeal ruling against removing Glendale comfort women statue

    Opponents appeal ruling against removing Glendale comfort women statue
    Opponents of the comfort women statue in Glendale have appealed a judge's decision against removing the installation dedicated to women coerced into sexual slavery by Japan during World War II. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson ruled in August that the...
  • Teacher's protest of tasteless T-shirt creates a teachable moment

    Garfield High teacher Lynn McGonigle doesn't tend to get worked up about what her students wear to class. But she couldn't ignore two boys in separate classes on different days wearing bright red T-shirts with a giant photo of a buxom, bare-chested...
  • Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias

    Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias
    Freshmen at colleges around the country for years have been assigned to read the same books as a way to bond at orientation and to encourage intellectual interactions rather than just social ones. But this year, some of the reading selections are coming...
  • Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

    Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'
    Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines. She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had...
  • Bills regulating state's groundwater not an instant fix for aquifers

    California is finally about to join the rest of the West in regulating groundwater supplies. But the package of bills awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature is not an instant fix for the state's shrinking, over-pumped aquifers. It could be decades,...
  • We don't need another debate, but Brown could use one

    One debate will be plenty, thank you. Gov. Jerry Brown was right. There's really no need for an encore performance. The gubernatorial gabfest between Democrat Brown and overmatched Republican challenger Neel Kashkari on Thursday was lively and...
  • Parents at Pasadena charter school left scrambling after campus closes

    Parents at Celerity Exa Charter in Pasadena were left scrambling to find a new school for their children last week after the campus abruptly shut down. About 300 students attended the elementary school, which was on the campus of William Carey...