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  • Byron Scott of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on Friday, January 11, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Credit: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

    Byron Scott Always Saw Something Special in Kobe Bryant

    There was once an 18-year-old who scored 24 points against the Golden State Warriors, a kid trying to make his way on one of the most influential franchises of all time. “He has no idea,” Byron Scott said back in 1997, “He’s just playing and having fun and enjoying himself. He knows he wants to win a championship. But I don’t think he knows all the stuff that goes with it.” The “he” would be Kobe Bryant, who had all […]

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    Compton School Board Member Vows to Keep Seat After Arrest

    A Compton school board member arrested last week on suspicion of sexually assaulting a sleeping man, said he will not step down despite numerous calls for his resignation. In a statement released through his spokeswoman, Skyy D. Fisher said inaccurate information has been disseminated in an effort to force him from the school board. He vowed to fight the allegations while continuing to serve the students and parents of Compton. “Mr. Fisher expects to be fully exonerated and vindicated in […]

  • Byron Scott of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on Friday, January 11, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Credit: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

    Byron Scott Named New Head Coach of the Lakers, Team Announces

    The Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers. He comes with a built-in advantage over the last two Lakers coaches because he didn’t replace Phil Jackson in 2011 and wasn’t chosen instead of Jackson in 2012. He also has a solid relationship with Kobe Bryant and the Buss family, not to mention familiarity with Lakers fans who remember his role on three […]

  • Velete is accused of spraying household cleaner in the puppy's eyes and put it in duffel bag, which he hung in the shower, prosecutors said. The puppy apparently whimpered for hours while it was inside the duffel bag. Prosecutors also said he taped the puppy's mouth shut and fed it his psychiatric drugs. (Credit: Redwood City Police Department)

    NorCal Man Tortured, Suffocated Puppy in Front of Daughter Because it Pooped Inside House: Police

    A Redwood City man has pleaded no contest to torturing and suffocating his family’s puppy in front of his 4-year-old daughter after it defecated on the apartment floor, officials said Monday. Alan Benjamin Velete, 32, entered his no-contest plea Friday after admitting to one count of felony animal cruelty and a misdemeanor count of child endangerment, according to the San Mateo County district attorney’s office. He faces up to three years in prison for the offenses, prosecutors said. Velete began […]

  • The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $12-million fine against Southwest Airlines for allegedly failing to comply with rules related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. Above, a Southwest Boeing 737 at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Ark., last month. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Southwest Airlines Faces $12-Million FAA Fine

    Southwest Airlines is facing a $12-million fine after air safety regulators said the airline didn’t comply with maintenance regulations on its Boeing 737 jetliner fleet. The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing the civil penalty against Southwest. It would be the second-largest fine in FAA history. Since 2006, the agency said in a statement, the airline and its contractor, Aviation Technical Services based in Everett, Wash., have broken rules related to maintenance work while conducting an “extreme makeover” on the aluminum […]

  • Michael Kennedy, 48, is accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend in gasoline and setting her on fire near Birmingham, Ala. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Woman Survives Being Doused With Gasoline, Lit on Fire After Argument; Ex-Boyfriend Sought

    Alabama police were searching for a 48-year-old man who is accused of dousing his girlfriend in gasoline and setting her afire early Sunday, authorities told the Los Angeles Times. Michael Kennedy showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s home near Birmingham shortly before 3 a.m., and set the fire after the two had an argument, said Sgt. Jack Self, public information officer for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a fire, where they found the 49-year-old woman […]

  • A railroad bridge near Los Angeles International Airport is scheduled to be demolished during a planned closure dubbed the “Century Crunch.” (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Century Crunch’ Construction Going as Planned, Roads Should Reopen Monday Morning as Scheduled

    So far, Day Two of the “Century Crunch” looks a lot like Day One. Traffic was running smoothly early Sunday as major construction work continued around Century and Aviation boulevards near the entrance to Los Angeles International Airport. Surface-street traffic is being rerouted three miles around the intersection, which is scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. Monday. Transportation officials had warned drivers that the project could cause major traffic delays. Forty traffic officers and engineers have been posted at 21 […]

  • People walk by an entrance to the New York Times on March 8, 2011. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    New York Times Stirs Debate, Controversy With Editorial Calling For U.S. to End Marijuana Ban

    The editorial board of the New York Times has issued a dramatic call for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana, saying officials should leave the question of legalization up to state governments. “It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol,” said the opinion published on the cover of the paper’s Sunday Review section. “The federal […]

  • A woman poses under the Olympic rings during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2014. This week the United States Olympic Committee met with representatives from L.A., San Francisco, Boston and Washington who are interested in hosting the 2024 Summer Games. (Credit: Andrej Isakovic / Getty Images)

    U.S. Olympic Committee Meets With Mayor Garcetti, Is ‘More Optimistic Than Ever’ About American Bid

    After meeting with representatives from four cities interested in hosting the Summer Games, U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they are “more optimistic than ever” about submitting an American bid for 2024. The USOC invited the short-listed candidates — Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. — to its Colorado Springs headquarters this week. Though the informal meetings went well, the national committee did not commit to submitting a bid, mindful that the U.S. has struggled in recent attempts to […]