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Congressman David G. Valadao

Rep. David Valadao on supporting Dems' immigration bill

Recently, two California Republicans in the House broke ranks and joined 185 Democrats to support an immigration bill — HR 15 — that could give millions of undocumented people a pathway to citizenship.
Fuller Theological Seminary

Churches help push for immigration reform

Today, the campus community at Fuller Theological Seminary will host a prayer and walk to Pasadena's City Hall.
Migrant Education Program

Migrant education program gives farmworkers' children a boost

The children of migrant farmworkers sometimes face a life on the move that means their education is continually interrupted. The federal government helps them catch up and keep up through the Migrant Education Program.
USC v Notre Dame
USC won an improbable victory against Stanford on Saturday, 20-17, leading to its first appearance in the BCS poll since last season. The team is now 5-and-1 since interim coach Ed Orgeron took over after Lane Kiffin was fired five games into the season.
Health Overhaul California
A group of young, tech-savvy San Franciscans flaunched a website to help Americans sort through insurance options.
Florida Governor Reverses Medicaid Stance

The psychology of predicting our future health

It's open enrollment season! We're making decisions about our future health, and there's a lot of psychology that goes into these decision.
Japan's director Hayao Miyazaki smiles d
Time for On the Lot, our weekly summary of news from the movie business with LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.

The Force is strong with these real life Jedis

Millions of people all over the world are fans of the "Star Wars" franchise. Some might even go a little further and call themselves Star Wars fanatics.
UCLA is kicking off a project to study how the city can adapt to climate change, through such things as reliance on solar power, capturing urban runoff and desalinating ocean water.
Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon continues to expand efforts in the Philippines

Team Rubicon has worked in the hardest hit areas of the disaster, providing assistance in search and rescue efforts, as well as medical attention to survivors.

Comment Box: Reviewsday, Griffith Park cougar and more

Time now to dip into the Comment Box to find out what you think about the work we're doing.
San Diego Mayor

San Diego voters to elect a new mayor

Tomorrow, voters will head to the polls in San Diego to elect a new mayor. Democratic mayor Bob Filner resigned from his post in August amidst allegations of sexual harassment.

Do indians make better cowboys than cowboys?

The Indian National Finals Rodeo wrapped up earlier this month in Las Vegas. During the event, spectators enjoyed the usual rodeo competitions: barrel racing, steer wrestling and bull riding.
coyote decoy

Fake coyote decoys fend off bird pollution in Orange County

Faux coyotes have been placed there by Orange County park officials to try to fend off the hordes of seagulls which gather there and pollute the water with their droppings.

NASA launches MAVEN satellite to the Red Planet

NASA just can't seem to get Mars off its mind. Minutes ago, the space agency successfully launched another spacecraft bound for the red planet.
GQ Men Of The Year Party - Carpet
Fresh out of Yale's prestigious school of Drama, Lupita Nyong'o landed a role in the new film by acclaimed director Steve McQueen, 12 years a Slave.

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