Ivanka Trump’s business ties shrouded in secrecy in China |Sep 26, 2017

SHANGHAI — It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found.

As senators defect, GOP concedes health bill’s fate bleak |Sep 26, 2017

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Susan Collins’ decision to oppose the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul leaves the effort all but dead, with even party leaders conceding that their prospects are dismal.

Trump looms large in Alabama Senate race |Sep 26, 2017

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Sen. Luther Strange and firebrand jurist Roy Moore face off in Alabama’s U.S. Senate runoff Tuesday in a race that will reverberate through the Republican Party and has pitted President Donald Trump against his former strategist, Steve Bannon.

North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes, experts say |Sep 26, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — Military analysts say North Korea doesn’t have either the capability or the intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country’s top diplomat saying it has every right do so.

Man found shot to death on Carson street |Sep 26, 2017

A man was found shot to death on a Carson street Tuesday morning, sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies found the man at Idabell Avenue and Fairhaven Street when they responded to a report of gunshots at 2:30 a.

Think Disneyland is crowded now? Wait till ‘Star Wars’ land opens in 2019 |Sep 26, 2017

It might seem hard to believe if you were among the tens of thousands of fans crammed into the Disneyland Resort last weekend, but we are entering a calm before the storm at Southern California’s theme parks.

Trump ignites consciousness of black professional athletes: Guest commentary |Sep 26, 2017

In a speech in Arizona, President Donald Trump’s made incendiary statements about NFL players who protest by taking a knee during the national anthem. A day later, Trump responded to NBA superstar Stephen Curry’s statement about not wanting to visit the White House by dis-inviting his championship team, the Golden State Warriors, from visiting the White House.

Parole exists for model prisoners like Van Houten: Letters |Sep 26, 2017

Parole exists for model prisoners like Van Houten Re “Should Manson follower Van Houten be paroled?” (Question of the Week, Sept.

Puerto Rico requires relief and rebuilding |Sep 26, 2017

Puerto Rico is in crisis. Hurricane Maria wiped out the U.S. territory’s agriculture, its infrastructure and its power. Medical care and even food is running out in some areas. Although FEMA’s response to date has been laudable, much more is needed — not just in goods and services, but in key legal reforms.

Sadly, patriotism becomes a political football |Sep 26, 2017

Can we get any more divided? Now we have Trump-vs.-NFL players sucking up more psychic oxygen across the land than Trump-vs.-Kim Jong Un, which might be just a tad more important. But our president relishes inserting himself boldly into all kinds of controversies, even when there’s no good reason for the leader of the United States to get involved.

Breitling aerial thrill show with Blue Angels, vintage aircraft this weekend at Huntington Beach |Sep 26, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH Blue Angels and Snowbirds, hoverboards and vintage aircraft, and even the Air Force fifth-generation F-35A fighter plane will be in the skies this weekend for the second Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow.

Woman dragged into car in South LA tries to escape, and it’s caught on video |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Authorities sought today to identify the female victim of an apparent kidnapping who was seen on video being pulled by a man into a car with Texas license plates in South Los Angeles.

Like beer? Like to run? These clubs are made for you |Sep 26, 2017

Beer and running have finally found a happy medium through a growing social trend: pub runs. Throughout Southern California, more and more running groups are meeting in the vicinity of local breweries to run a few miles before mingling over beers.

LAPD officer charged with off-duty pistol-whipping in El Segundo |Sep 26, 2017

A Los Angeles police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he pulled a gun on three people outside an El Segundo restaurant and struck one with the pistol, prosecutors said. Joseph William Rooney II, 33, made his first appearance before a judge in downtown Los Angeles to face four counts of assault with a firearm.

CSU, professors reach tentative deal to extend contract |Sep 26, 2017

Labor peace between Cal State University administrators and professors is likely to continue into 2020, thanks to a tentative contract extension. CSU administrators and the California Faculty Association announced the agreement Tuesday.

Bag up some tasty seafood at Shrimp By You in Torrance |Sep 26, 2017

Sadly, I stopped writing about the tidal wave of incredibly messy shellfish-in-a-bag joints a while back, simply because they were all pretty much the same place. It’s a culinary trend that began (at least locally) with a restaurant from the Gulf Coast called The Boiling Crab and which picked up an untold number of imitators.

Restaurant review: Enjoy tastes of Honduras and Ecuador in Lawndale |Sep 26, 2017

I’m not sure that two restaurants, just a few blocks apart, make for a “Little” anything. But the presence of a Honduran restaurant just three blocks from an Ecuadorian restaurant on generally industrial Prairie Avenue, just south of Rosecrans Avenue in Lawndale, is worth noting.

Father arrested with baby after allegedly shooting mother in San Pedro |Sep 26, 2017

A man who allegedly shot the mother of his child Tuesday in San Pedro was arrested a short time later holding their baby, police said. Officers responded to the shooting shortly before 9 a.m., when the woman ran into the Harbor Interfaith Services family shelter in the 600 block of 10th Street and told workers she had been shot, said Tahia Hayslet, executive director of Harbor Interfaith.

My Turn: How to be honest with your spouse and still preserve your marriage |Sep 26, 2017

My husband is basically incapable of lying. It’s the way he was raised and is both an amazing strength and, at times, an annoying weakness. I know I can always trust him and don’t have to worry about him getting involved with other women or sneaking out to party with the boys.

Parolee convicted of assault on Redondo Beach police officers |Sep 26, 2017

A parolee who was shot in Lawndale when he drove at high speed toward Redondo Beach police officers during an escape attempt— crashing head-on into a lieutenant’s car — has been convicted of offenses that could send him to prison for nearly 10 years, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Cal State Dominguez Hills president to retire next summer |Sep 26, 2017

Cal State Dominguez Hills President Willie J. Hagan will retire at the end of the school year after a five-year stint at the helm of the Carson campus, the university announced Tuesday. A search for his successor will begin in the next few months, officials said.

What happens if a lawyer yells at a judge? |Sep 26, 2017

Q The judge and one of the lawyers in our case clearly do not see eye to eye. The lawyer has told the judge in no uncertain terms he believes error is being made, and now has argued the judge should remove himself from the case.

Students burned man’s body in Rancho Palos Verdes, then went shopping, prosecutor says |Sep 26, 2017

Two Long Beach high school students beat a man, strangled him and then burned his body in Rancho Palos Verdes before going shopping with the cash they stole from the victim, authorities said as trial began Tuesday for one of the accused killers.

President Trump fixes gaze on Puerto Rico, will visit Caribbean islands next week |Sep 26, 2017

WASHINGTON >> Suddenly, just about all President Donald Trump can talk about is Puerto Rico. After not mentioning the hurricane-devastated island for days, Trump on Tuesday pushed back aggressively and repeatedly against criticism that he had failed to quickly grasp the magnitude of Maria’s destruction or give the U.

Feds charge men with illegally trading protected living corals |Sep 26, 2017

A Gardena man is facing charges that he allegedly illegally traded live corals that are protected by an international treaty but are frequently used to decorate aquariums, authorities said Tuesday. Jose Torres, 42, was charged in a federal indictment issued Sept.

Prep notebook: Peninsula girls tennis team bounces back after tough loss |Sep 26, 2017

The Peninsula girls tennis team suffered a setback against Corona del Mar last week, but has bounced back in a strong way. The Panthers defeated Mira Costa (14-4) last Wednesday and San Marino (13-5) on Monday.

Girls golf preview: Palos Verdes takes a swing at matching 2012 CIF championship team |Sep 26, 2017

The 2012 Palos Verdes girls golf team is a special one for coach Ray Rivera. That year, PV captured the CIF-Southern Section Central Division title, defeating Mira Costa and from that team, six golfers went onto play in college.

Girls golf preview: 13 South Bay golfers to watch this season |Sep 26, 2017

Meg Yoshida, Palos Verdes, Fr. Cashel Downs, Palos Verdes, Sr. Megan Gormley, Palos Verdes, Soph. Casey Syal, Peninsula, Soph. Reina Tain, Torrance, Soph. Shani White, Mira Costa, Soph.

Rams’ next opponent: Dallas Cowboys scouting report |Sep 26, 2017

The Dallas Cowboys still aren’t a particularly dynamic team on offense, but they’re efficient. In Monday’s victory over Arizona, the Cowboys totaled just 273 yards of offense, but they needed just 45 plays to score four touchdowns and beat the Cardinals, 28-17, on the road.

Padres at Dodgers (Wednesday): Richard vs. Hill, TV, time & more |Sep 26, 2017

PADRES at DODGERS When: Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA Where: Dodger Stadium THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP RICH HILL (11-8, 3.50) Vs. Padres: 3-3, 3.76 At Dodger Stadium: 8-6, 2.

Angels at White Sox (Wednesday): Richards vs. Lopez, TV, time & more |Sep 26, 2017

ANGELS at WHITE SOX When: Wednesday, 5 p.m. TV: Fox Sports West Where: Guaranteed Rate Field THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP GARRETT RICHARDS (0-2, 1.50) Vs. White Sox: 2-1, 3.

Ducks counting on Corey Perry to bounce back |Sep 26, 2017

ANAHEIM >> It is a scene that plays out more than Corey Perry wants to admit. It’s almost like clockwork, if you’re paying attention to the ice surface before the Ducks engage into that evening’s continuous crusade for the puck.

Galaxy reach a new franchise low for losses |Sep 26, 2017

The Galaxy set a new team record Sunday, but you’re not going to see a new banner raised to honor it. With Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City, the Galaxy suffered their 17th loss this season, breaking the previous record of 16 set in 1997.

Jordan Lasley’s maturation comes at perfect time for UCLA football |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Jordan Lasley chuckles when he thinks of the freshman version of himself. What was “Young Jordan” like, he’s asked. Explosive. And not always in ways that could be contained to the football field.

Casey Wasserman says discussions needed before supporting U.S. bid for 2026 Winter Games |Sep 26, 2017

PARK CITY, Utah >> Describing a U.S. pursuit of the 2026 Winter Olympics with Los Angeles already hosting the 2028 Summer Games as complicated, Los Angeles 2028 chairman Casey Wasserman said Tuesday the local organizing committee would need a series of in-depth discussions before signing off on a 2026 American bid.

Chargers’ next opponent: Philadelphia Eagles scouting report |Sep 26, 2017

One of the NFL’s unique talents may have played his final down. Darren Sproles, the 5-foot-6 scatback once known as “Lightning Bug,” went down in the Eagles’ win over the Giants on Sunday.

Lakers start new season with focus on defense — again |Sep 26, 2017

EL SEGUNDO >> When the Lakers gathered this week for their first official meeting as a team, Luke Walton and the coaching staff stressed playing with a certain mentality. A Lakers mentality. “Basically,” Lonzo Ball said, “they said it starts with defense.

Angels blow out White Sox to remain barely alive in postseason chase |Sep 26, 2017

CHICAGO >> It is so late in the season, and the Angels so are desperate, that even on a night they won, they lost. The Angels slapped a six-run second inning on the Chicago White Sox and cruised to a 9-3 victory on Tuesday night, but just before they could finish it off, the out-of-town scoreboard delivered bad news.

Dave Roberts not ready to declare Alex Wood part of playoff rotation |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Alex Wood was one of the best starting pitchers in the National League over the first half of the season and made his first All-Star team as a result. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is not ready to specify Wood’s status on the Dodgers’ postseason roster.

Carlos Perez looks to reclaim spot in majors |Sep 26, 2017

CHICAGO >> Remember Carlos Perez? In 2015, Perez hit a homer in his big league debut and ended up taking Chris Iannetta’s job as the everyday catcher, earning the opening day nod in 2016.

Injuries take toll as USC football prepares for Washington State |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> USC coach Clay Helton keeps the same meeting each morning. Helton gathers with head trainer Russ Romano. It was an addition to the front of his daily schedule for this season.

Sylvia Fowles, Lynx even series with Sparks |Sep 26, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS >> The Minnesota Lynx were still stinging two days after they failed to grab a single rebound in the first quarter of their WNBA Finals-opening loss to the Sparks. So Sylvia Fowles decided to grab them all in Game 2.

Whicker: Catching a few coyotes won’t make college basketball safe |Sep 26, 2017

Some things are true even though LaVar Ball says them. The more he talks, the less you laugh, the more you think. One thing Ball says is that college basketball isn’t a necessity. What happened Tuesday did not contradict him.

Dodgers clinch home-field advantage through NLCS with rout of Padres |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers sent six players to the All-Star Game in Miami this July. Only one of them has any reason to wonder about his role on the Dodgers’ postseason roster. Left-hander Alex Wood has been passed over for playoff rotations before – in 2013 with the Atlanta Braves and 2015 with the Dodgers.

Waterfront high rises, cleaner industry and more in San Pedro’s community plan update |Sep 26, 2017

The long-awaited update for San Pedro’s community plan calls for greener and cleaner industry, taller commercial buildings in downtown near the waterfront and an expanded Vinegar Hill historic residential district.

Beating victim sues Dodgers, alleged Lunada Bay Boy |Sep 26, 2017

A Bakersfield man who was severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium two years ago is suing the baseball team and his alleged attackers, who are from Palos Verdes Estates.

These San Pedro burglars were caught on video breaking into homes |Sep 26, 2017

Los Angeles Harbor Division police detectives Tuesday said they need the public’s help to identify residential burglary suspects who were caught on camera during a series of crimes. The crimes occurred over the course of 11 days: • 3 p.

USC assistant basketball coach charged with taking bribes in nationwide FBI sting |Sep 26, 2017

Four college basketball assistant coaches, including USC’s Tony Bland, were among 10 people indicted by federal authorities Tuesday on fraud and corruption charges that allege hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes were offered to student athletes.

With tuition-free community college, state can promise a better tomorrow today: Guest commentary |Sep 25, 2017

Two years ago, I traveled to Macomb Community College in Michigan, where then-President Barack Obama launched the College Promise National Advisory Board to advocate for free community college. As a proud member of that panel, I advise the College Promise Campaign on how to build broad support for programs that deliver free community college to hardworking students.

Shooting closes north 605 Freeway in Norwalk |Sep 25, 2017

NORWALK — A portion of the 605 Freeway was shut down today after a car-to-car shooting, authorities said. It was reported at 1:53 a.m. on the northbound 605 at Alondra Boulevard, said California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson.