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Comfort Food Grows Up

April 19, 2014 - 10:00pm
With a hint of cumin and orange in the sauce, these are not your childhood meatballs.

Coachella 2014: Selfies (and Outkast) in the Desert

April 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
Jon Caramanica talks to Ben Ratliff, who reviewed the festival for The Times.

N.B.A. Players Reset Union Search With Kevin Johnson as Point Man

April 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
Kevin Johnson, a former Suns player and the mayor of Sacramento, is leading the search for an executive director for the N.B.A.’s players union, which has been without one since February 2013.

California: Spouse Convicted in Killing Once Thought to Be a Hate Crime

April 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
A jury in El Cajon convicted an Iraqi immigrant on Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that was initially considered a hate crime.

Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California

April 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
A battle for filmmaking tax credits has begun in several states — including in California, the home of Hollywood — and has led to cutbacks in others like Maryland.

Fame-Hating Lewis Carroll Letter Lands in Los Angeles

April 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
A Lewis Carroll letter lamenting attention from fans is bought by the University of Southern California.

California: Brown Seeks Change in Rainy-Day Plan

April 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
Gov. Jerry Brown, saying the state’s budget surplus should be used to pay debt, called a special session of the Legislature on Wednesday to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.

California: Manager Who Bled City Receives 12 Years in Prison

April 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
Robert Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, was also ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a scheme that nearly bankrupted the blue-collar city.

What You Get for... $1,400,000

April 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
This week’s properties include contemporaries in California and Texas and an old stone farmhouse in Pennsylvania.

Competing Views of Teacher Tenure Are on Display in California Case

April 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
In a case that has drawn national attention, lawyers have been arguing over whether California’s laws on teacher tenure, firing and layoffs violate students’ constitutional right to an education.

Dee Dee Myers to Join Warner Bros. as Head of Communications

April 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
Ms. Myers, a former White House press secretary under Bill Clinton, will become an executive vice president reporting directly to Warner’s chief executive.

Study Finds No Evidence of Heartbleed Attacks Before the Bug Was Exposed

April 15, 2014 - 10:00pm
Researchers found a way to trace whether attackers have used Heartbleed and found that, since January, nobody was exploiting the bug before its disclosure last week.

How to Take the Ultimate Drone Selfie

April 15, 2014 - 10:00pm
Learning how to fly a drone requires you to be patient and put in a lot of practice. Once you get the hang of the controls, you can take amazing photos, and even elaborate video selfies.

California: Two Accused of Murders and Rapes While Wearing GPS Trackers

April 15, 2014 - 10:00pm
Two paroled sex offenders are accused of raping and killing at least four women in Orange County while dutifully checking in with the police and wearing their GPS trackers.

Napa Cabernets From a Cold, Wet Year

April 15, 2014 - 10:00pm
The best wines had earthy, mineral qualities not ordinarily associated with many Napa reds.