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  • In Theory: Can Muslims shake off a negative image?

    Q. As Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan, a new survey shows that American Muslims are happier than ever. A Gallup study found that 60% of Muslim Americans surveyed reported they were “thriving,” slightly higher than...
  • Disney's 'Lone Ranger' may still have a shot

    Disney's 'Lone Ranger' may still have a shot
    Hold your horses, Tonto. Film crew workers, who were told last week to dismantle a western town set being built near Silver City, N.M., for Walt Disney Studios' planned production of "The Lone Ranger," were instructed Wednesday night to hold off on the...
  • Proposition 8 hearing will not be videotaped, judge rules

    Proposition 8 hearing will not be videotaped, judge rules
    A federal judge in San Francisco decided Thursday that an upcoming hearing on Proposition 8 would not be videotaped because of objections by backers of the ban on same-sex marriage.  The Monday hearing has been scheduled to determine whether...
  • Support builds for tax credit

    Lawmakers are pushing to extend the California Film and Television Tax Credit program, which has resulted in billions of dollars of economic activity. Enacted in 2009, the legislation was designed to create jobs, increase production spending and generate...
  • Proposition 8 trial video at center of legal debate

    Proposition 8 trial video at center of legal debate
    A federal judge in San Francisco, hearing arguments on whether to make public videotapes of last year’s trial on Proposition 8, said Monday he generally favored the trend of bringing cameras into the courtroom but also was concerned about obeying...
  • Federal designation is mixed message

    Recently released testing data gave Principal Anita Schackmann plenty to celebrate — Luther Middle School climbed 19 points to a score of 845 on the Academic Performance Index, the statewide measure of student achievement. In addition, four of...
  • California Supreme Court to hear key gay marriage arguments

    California Supreme Court to hear key gay marriage arguments
    The California Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether conservatives who sponsored Proposition 8 are entitled to appeal last year's federal ruling that overturned the 2008 same-sex marriage ban. The court's ruling, due 90 days after...
  • State justices seem to favor allowing proponents to defend Prop. 8

    The California Supreme Court appeared inclined Tuesday to give sponsors of ballot initiatives the right to defend them in court, a key issue in the federal dispute over Proposition 8. During an hour of arguments, several state high court justices...
  • L.A. County supervisor redistricting debate draws packed house

    L.A. County supervisor redistricting debate draws packed house
    More than 800 people packed the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration Tuesday to weigh in on a redrawing of voting districts for the Board of Supervisors, which governs the most populous county in the nation. The crowd filled nearly every seat in...
  • On the Radar: No more cruising (signs), star kicked off flight and Walt Disney's former estate

    Silver Lake residents are asking that the city removes "No Cruising" signs erected along Griffith Park Boulevard and Hyperion Avenue, the Eastsider LA reported. “Cruising,” in this case, refers to searching for sex partners. The signs were...
  • Start the Presses: Memories of New York

    Anniversaries are strange. At once vitally important and arbitrary, they purport only to mark time, but immobility bind us to our past. With that in mind, I want to share a piece I wrote in New York on the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The...
  • Opinion: Race and culture in public schools

    Opinion: Race and culture in public schools
    Los Angeles Times columnist Sandy Banks weighs in on the impact of race and culture in Los Angeles County public schools, illustrating her point through an incident several years ago involving Pasadena Unified School District board of education member...