Archive for March 13th, 2018

Stephen Hawking, who awed both scientists and the public, dies

US & World | | March 13 2018, 9:10 PM

Hawking was a theoretical physicist who changed how scientists think about gravity. He was 76.

Protesters gather to welcome Trump to Los Angeles

Politics | | March 13 2018, 6:56 PM

This is Trump's first visit to the state as president. It comes as the Trump administration battles California over its refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Lawmakers recommend small steps on health care, no single-payer yet

Health | | March 13 2018, 6:33 PM

The co-chairs of a special Assembly committee call for a series of incremental steps to expand access and lower cost. They don't reject universal care; they just say it will take years to achieve it.

Who hosted Trump's Beverly Hills fundraiser?

Local | | March 13 2018, 4:44 PM

Businessman Edward Glazer is hosting President Trump’s tightly-guarded Beverly Hills fundraiser Tuesday in the gated Beverly Park community off Mulholland Drive.

Putting early childhood education in the heart of Santa Monica | | March 13 2018, 4:11 PM

Officials broke ground Tuesday on a 20,000-square-foot early learning center, right across from City Hall. It will serve infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Nikolai Glushkov, Russian exile linked to a Putin critic, dies in London

Politics | | March 13 2018, 3:13 PM

The Metropolitan Police says that its counterterrorism unit is handling the case "because of associations that the man is believed to have had."

Trump ousts Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

US & World | | March 13 2018, 3:13 PM

"Rex and I have been talking about this for a long time... we got along quite well but we disagreed on things," Trump said.

Florida AG will seek death penalty for Parkland shooting suspect

Crime & Justice | | March 13 2018, 3:05 PM

Nikolas Cruz, 19, has already been charged with 17 counts of murder in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Public defenders had sought to avoid a trial by having Cruz plead guilty.

Pasadena police chief retires amid ongoing scrutiny of the department

Crime & Justice | | March 13 2018, 2:02 PM

The department has come under scrutiny in recent years amid heightened protests over police violence against young black men.

UCLA launches center for disadvantaged youths | | March 13 2018, 1:06 PM

UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families brings together academic resources to improve lives of foster youth and the child-welfare system.

Mandatory evacuations lifted in Santa Barbara County

Local | | March 13 2018, 11:05 AM

The decision to lift evacuations was made "in consultation with the National Weather Service and other public safety officials," county officials said.

ICE spokesman quits, citing Trump's 'misleading facts' | | March 13 2018, 8:20 AM

"I told them that the information was wrong, they asked me to deflect and I didn't agree with that," said James Schwab, who resigned from his job at the Department of Homeland Security.

Can you believe it? On Twitter, false stories are shared more widely than true ones

US & World | | March 13 2018, 6:22 AM

An MIT study tracked 126,000 stories and found that false ones were 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than ones that were true. Twitter is asking outside experts to help it deal with the problem.

National Geographic reckons with its past: 'For decades, our coverage was racist'

US & World | | March 13 2018, 6:12 AM

Before it could publish an issue on race, the magazine first had to look at its own history. "Some of what you find in our archives leaves you speechless," writes editor Susan Goldberg.

Immigration issues drive pro- and anti-Trump debate

Local | | March 13 2018, 5:01 AM

The president's visit to Southern California gives those on both sides of the immigration debate a chance to rally for a slew of issues, including DACA and refugees.

Trump waited 417 days to visit California – longer than any president in decades

Politics | | March 13 2018, 2:21 PM

The nation's president has finally come to California. Just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Donald Trump set foot in California for the first time as president — more than 400 days into his term.

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HBO's 'High Maintenance' co-creator and the show's 'message of acceptance'

Arts & Entertainment | | March 13 2018, 4:36 PM

Katja Blichfeld co-created the series with her husband, Ben Sinclair. They recently divorced after she came out as gay, and she says it’s helped the show be even more expansive.

Taylor Mac musically retells U.S. history in 24-hour-long drag show

Arts & Entertainment | | March 13 2018, 4:16 PM

The epic production takes queer history and the stories of other marginalized groups from the sidelines and places them center stage.


State bill to create pilot programs for congestion pricing in CA could mean ‘go zones’ are coming to a city near you

| March 13 2018, 12:12 PM

It’s no secret that many Californians spend countless hours sitting in traffic every year, and Los Angeles is a city that is constantly balancing its long-standing car culture with the desire of most Angelenos to not have to spend so much time sitting in soul-crushing traffic on Southern California’s massive network of freeways.

Rexit: Tillerson out, Pompeo in. The future of the State Department and CIA

| March 13 2018, 9:52 AM

On Tuesday, President Trump announced via tweet that Rex Tillerson is no longer Secretary of State and that he will be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Live coverage: Trump’s California visit

| March 13 2018, 9:27 AM

AirTalk guest host Libby Denkmann checks in with reporters after President Trump lands in Miramar.

New global trend: rule forever? Xi Jinping’s term limits removed, plus Russia’s upcoming presidential election

| March 13 2018, 9:22 AM

On Sunday, China’s national legislature voted 2,958 to 2 to nix the presidential term limit, effectively allowing President Xi Jinping to rule for life.

Will risk-enhanced playgrounds help build your child’s resilience?

| March 13 2018, 9:15 AM

Playgrounds are an important setting to a child’s development, from providing opportunities for physical activities to contributing to cognitive learning.

Looking ahead to President Trump’s CA visit today

| March 13 2018, 9:06 AM

President Trump makes his first visit as president to California Tuesday.

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Congressman Hunter anticipates meeting with President

| March 13 2018, 1:54 PM

Congressman Duncan Hunter of San Diego accepted an invitation to meet with President Trump at the border wall prototype site.

Trump draws protesters and supporters in San Diego

Politics | | March 13 2018, 1:06 PM

Protesters and supporters gather in San Diego with differing messages about the proposed border wall as President Trump inspects prototypes

Community college transfers to UC could get easier

| March 13 2018, 11:30 AM

University of California President Janet Napolitano wants to guarantee admission to qualified community college students applying to UC campuses.

Banned items during Trump's San Diego visit

| March 13 2018, 11:24 AM

Sheriffs are banning certain items from areas the president will visit. Some are the usual suspects but bear spray also made the list.

Famous fam: These LA artists have deep musical roots

| March 13 2018, 10:26 AM

This new music will both soothe your soul and inspire you to dance.

Meet LA's first chief design officer: Christopher Hawthorne

| March 13 2018, 9:59 AM

Mayor Garcetti tapped the Los Angeles Times' architecture critic to help navigate the city into its post-suburban future.

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