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The long and short of it is, John Isner is Wimbledon's marathon man

published about 9 hours ago
We venture out like somebody trekking the Sahara Desert. John Isner and Marin Cilic were about to finish their match at Wimbledon, and preparation was crucial.

Kings keep their core players, but there are issues too

published about 9 hours ago
The core is intact.

Ducks tweak roster and open up chances for young players

published about 9 hours ago
Gone is their vocal leader on defense, along with the energetic forwards who provided career seasons and valued bursts of productivity.

For Abby Wambach, Women's World Cup title is about all that's missing

published about 10 hours ago
There are certain dates you never forget.

Football: Oaks Christian's Michael Pittman commits to USC

published about 10 hours ago
The USC-UCLA rivalry should take on new meaning when Oaks Christian receiver Michael Pittman finally gets involved.


How to thank teachers in tough schools? Government answer: punish them

published about 2 hours ago
How to thank teachers in tough schools? Government answer: punish them
In reality, Nicky Morgan’s new policy on ‘coasting schools’ will penalise those who work with disadvantaged children and communitiesJust like the big reveal in the ... more

Phoenix code prioritizes walkable development

published about 2 hours ago
Phoenix code prioritizes walkable development
A new zoning code approved by the Phoenix council focuses on the pedestrian experience.         

Police: Woman left 2-year-old in hot car while shopping

published about 3 hours ago
Police: Woman left 2-year-old in hot car while shopping
Surprise police arrest a woman they say left her 2-year-old in a hot car while shopping         

Police: Mother left 2-year-old in hot car

published about 3 hours ago
Police: Mother left 2-year-old in hot car
Surprise police arrest a woman they say left her 2-year-old in a hot car while shopping         

Classic Hollywood: 'Yankee Doodle Dandy,' Robert Walker and 'The Killers'

published about 2 hours ago
Subscribe to the newsletter H appy Fourth of July weekend! This is longtime L.A. Times film reporter Susan King, and welcome to the latest edition ... more

Essential Arts and Culture: Dealing with change -- come on, you can do it

published about 2 hours ago
I'm Kelly Scott arts and culture editor at the Los Angeles Times, and here are stories we pursued last week. Enter your email and click ... more

Indie Focus: L.A. tales with 'Tangerine,' 'Decline' box and 'You Must Remember This'

published about 2 hours ago
Subscribe to the newsletter Hello! I'm Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. We are very excited ... more

England stuns Germany, 1-0, for third place at World Cup

published about 2 hours ago
- Days after a gut-wrenching loss, England finished its deepest run in the Women's World Cup with an uplifting victory.

Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane accent Galaxy's 4-0 win over Toronto

published about 3 hours ago
Steven Gerrard wished the fans a happy Fourth of July, Robbie Keane provided fireworks with a hat trick, and the Galaxy cruised to a 4-0 ... more

A Good Appetite: Fried Chicken Stars in This Make-Ahead Meal

published 2 days ago
A Good Appetite: Fried Chicken Stars in This Make-Ahead Meal
Panzanella and a peach and coconut cream cake complement a feast that lets the cook clean the kitchen and take a shower before the doorbell ... more
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Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Santorini Assyrtiko

published 2 days ago
Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Santorini Assyrtiko
Introduce yourself to the Greek island of Santorini’s distinctive white wines, ancient but still little known around the globe.
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Wine School: Cava Sparkles on Its Own Merits

published 2 days ago
Wine School: Cava Sparkles on Its Own Merits
Too often measured against Champagne or chosen by price alone, Spain’s sparkling wine doesn’t suffer by comparison.
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Per Se Violated Labor Law With ‘Service Charge,’ Inquiry Finds

published 2 days ago
Per Se Violated Labor Law With ‘Service Charge,’ Inquiry Finds
The restaurant described an operational charge for private dining events using terminology that the state attorney general said could lead customers to believe it was ... more
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Hungry City: At the Happiest Hour, a Cheeseburger Does a Star Turn

published 2 days ago
At this cocktail bar in Greenwich Village, a California-style burger makes everything seem O.K.
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Wonder-filled trip of a lifetime along the Alaska Highway

published about 17 hours ago
Three friends, an RV and a thirst to explore: Welcome to the ultimate road trip along the Alaska Highway. No billboards or motels, just 3,000 ... more

It's the unplanned fun that kids love on family's S.F.-to-Yellowstone trip

published about 17 hours ago
While organizing our two-week road trip from San Francisco to Yellowstone (and back) last summer with two boys, ages 6 and 2, I was guided ... more

Reader recommendation: Paulina's Mexican Grill a filling stop before Vegas

published about 18 hours ago
Instead of eating at a fast-food place on the way to Las Vegas, Paulina's Mexican Grill in Victorville is a nice place to stop and ... more

Unwind naturally at Yosemite National Park

published about 18 hours ago
When you need a quick escape to recharge, there's no better place to find inspiration than among the towering granite spires of Yosemite National Park. ... more

In Transit: Perks at Smaller Hotels Mimic Luxury Brands

published about 22 hours ago
More wallet-friendly properties are giving their guests freebies like free Wi-Fi and in the lobby breakfast.