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Since 1881, the Los Angeles Times has served Southern California, garnering 41 Pulitzer Prizes and currently reaching a combined 4.1 million readers each week in print and online. The Times and KTLA — both owned by Tribune Co. — are media partners, sharing video and reporting. David Lazarus, the paper’s award-winning business columnist, can be seen on air during KTLA’s “Consumer Confidential” segment.

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  • San Diego Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric attends the California Republican Party convention in Sacramento on Feb. 26, 2017. (Carl Costas / For The Times)

    Despite Festive Mood at California GOP Convention, Party Still Faces Hard Reality in State

    California Republicans were in a festive mood at their weekend convention in Sacramento. They toasted their airy new downtown headquarters with views of the Capitol and decorated with pictures of Ronald Reagan and other memorabilia from the party’s storied history in the state. They reelected leadership that had turned a practically bankrupt party into one that raised $19 million last year. And they celebrated having helped elect a Republican president for the first time in more than a decade. “Isn’t […]

  • Michelle Klein-Hass, who lives in Panorama City, was newly insured under Medi-Cal when Obamacare expanded it in 2014, and is also a supporter of a single-payer system. (Credit: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

    With Obamacare in Jeopardy, California Considers Going It Alone With ‘Single-Payer’ System

    With President Trump now vowing to put forward a replacement for the Affordable Care Act in March, some California politicians and healthcare advocates are once again promoting the idea of a state-run “single-payer” system that operates like Medicare. Backers say the uncertainty surrounding Trump’s promise to repeal Obamacare presents California with a chance to rethink how healthcare is delivered to its 39 million residents. “Why wouldn’t we take this as an opportunity to create what we want in California?” Dr. […]

  • Beachgoers were warned of hazardous conditions in the water on July 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search for Swimmer Who Went Missing Near Huntington Beach

    The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for an 18-year-old swimmer who went missing in the water near Huntington Beach over the weekend. Shaun Linn was reported missing about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday at Bolsa Chica State Beach, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Sondra-Kay Kneen. A witness saw Linn go into the water and not return to the surface, she said. “We began searching immediately, and we searched throughout the night, into the morning,” Kneen said. The Coast […]

  • Muhammad Ali attends the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) September 24, 2008 in New York City. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Lawyer Says Muhammad Ali’s Son Detained at Florida Airport, Questioned About His Religion

    Muhammad Ali Jr., the son of America’s legendary boxing champion and civil rights hero, is considering legal action after he was detained at a Florida airport and questioned about his religion, the family’s lawyer said Saturday. According to Chris Mancini, border agents pulled the 44-year-old Ali aside for secondary questioning at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Feb 7. as he and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, returned from a trip to Jamaica. Agents released Camacho-Ali, Muhammad Ali’s second wife, when she presented […]

  • Lifeguards are keeping a stretch of shoreline between Sunset Beach and Bolsa Chica State Beach closed to swimmers and surfers after a shark sighting. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

    Great White Sharks Spotted off 2 Orange County Beaches; Swimmers Warned to Stay Out of Water

    Lifeguards warned swimmers and surfers to stay out of a stretch of ocean at two Orange County beaches Friday after a great white shark was spotted near the shore. A helicopter crew saw the 11- to 14-foot shark swimming 100 feet off Bolsa Chica State Beach about 10:40 a.m., according to Lt. Claude Panis, a spokesman for the Huntington Beach Fire Department’s Marine Safety Division. A 6- to 7-foot juvenile great white shark was also spotted in the water Friday morning, he […]

  • Desiree Lawson, 15, was fatally struck by a driver in Santa Clarita in December 2016.(Credit: Family Photo)

    $20,000 Reward Offered for Driver Who Fatally Struck 15-Year-Old Sylmar Girl

    A $20,000 reward in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run driver who killed a 15-year-old Sylmar girl will be offered Monday at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley station. Desiree Lawson was struck the day after Christmas last year as she crossed the northbound lanes of Sierra Highway, just south of Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. Family members said Desiree left home in September but had recently vowed to return soon. Authorities […]

  • A new Donald Trump star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is installed after it was vandalized. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Man Who Destroyed Trump’s Walk of Fame Star Has Returned Brass Pieces to Police, Lawyer Says

    The man who smashed President Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a sledgehammer and pickax last year won’t be auctioning off the brass pieces as he had hoped. Instead, he’s returned the metal bits to police, his attorney said. After destroying the star, James Otis took the TV emblem at its center, as well as some of the letters in Trump’s name and a small piece of the star. Otis said he planned to auction the pieces off to raise cash for women who […]

  • Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, center, talks to reporters outside court in December. (Credit: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times)

    Ex-L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca’s Retrial Opens With Focus on His Close Ties to Disgraced Aide

    In their second attempt to convince a jury that former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca conspired to thwart the FBI from investigating abusive deputies in his jails, federal prosecutors on Friday focused on the lawman’s relationship with his then-second in command. Jurors in Baca’s first trial late last year voted 11-1 for the ex-sheriff’s acquittal, saying in interviews that they believed Baca did not know his subordinates were taking steps to impede the FBI. In the retrial that began […]

  • Kathy Watson sits outside her home in Lake City, Fla. The former business owner, who relies on the Affordable Care Act for health coverage, voted for Trump believing he wouldn't really repeal the healthcare law. (Credit: Noam N. Levey / Los Angeles Times)

    Florida Trump Voter Torn Between Support for President, Obamacare Plan She Says Saved Her Life

    Kathy Watson was anxious about her health coverage even before she woke up gasping for breath last month and drove herself to the emergency room with a flare-up in her heart condition. After struggling for years without insurance, the 55-year-old former small-business owner — who has battled diabetes, high blood pressure and two cancers —  credits Obamacare with saving her life. Watson also voted for Donald Trump, believing the businessman would bring change. She dismissed his campaign pledges to scrap the Affordable Care Act as bluster. Now, as she watches the new president […]