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Megan Smith: ‘You Can Affect Billions of People’

November 1, 2014 - 9:00pm
The chief technology officer of the United States is bringing a Silicon Valley ethos to Washington.

California Race Brings Democrats’ Divide on Education Into Focus

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The two candidates for state superintendent are at odds over tenure rules, charter schools and evaluations — and so are people on the left across the country.

Don’t Muzzle the Clown

October 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
What better way to celebrate free speech than by shutting down free speech?

At 21, Fighting to Help Lead a Troubled City

October 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
“True Son” is a portrait of a violence-ridden California city sharply segregated by race and income and the Stanford senior who ran for a City Council seat.

Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.

October 30, 2014 - 12:35pm
The judge rejected arguments that the city’s plan unfairly discriminated among creditors by shielding the city’s retirees from any impairment of their pensions.

California Leads on Justice Reform

October 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
After seeing that reducing the prison population doesn’t mean compromising public safety, Californians consider additional easing with Proposition 47.

California’s Proposition 45 Would Offer Public a Say on Health Insurance Rates

October 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
The ballot measure would allow consumers to sue to keep costs down on individual and small group plans, even after a commissioner had approved them.

In a Busy Train Station, a Postmodern Opera Takes Shape

October 29, 2014 - 1:30pm
A concert version of “Invisible Cities,” a Pulitzer Prize nominee for music, will be performed at Los Angeles Union Station tonight.

Butterflies by Bicycle

October 29, 2014 - 12:30pm
The Bacara Resort & Spa in California offers guests a “Bike to the Butterflies” program to see migrating monarchs.

Google Executive Sets Record for Free Fall: Reporter's Notebook

October 29, 2014 - 10:15am
John Markoff, who was there when the Google executive Alan Eustace set the world record for a balloon jump, tells the story behind the story.

Orson Welles’s Last Film May Finally Be Released

October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
After 40 years, the way has been cleared to complete Mr. Welles’s unfinished final opus, “The Other Side of the Wind.”

U.S. Immigration Laws Face New Scrutiny After Killings

October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
The case could create a new problem for the Obama administration, as officials weigh steps the president could take after the Nov. 4 elections to expand protections from deportation for immigrants here illegally.

The Noise Near This Airport’s Runway Is Getting Louder

October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
Plagued by complaints about jet activity, the Santa Monica Municipal Airport is facing a vote next week on whether residents or the city should control its future.

On This Day: 'There You Go Again'

October 28, 2014 - 1:54pm
On this day in 1980, Ronald Reagan, the former governor of California, showed how congeniality could be a winning strategy.