Trump’s permanent campaign won’t help him keep his promises

By Doyle McManus

In 1976, 10 presidential terms ago, an advisor to then-President-elect Jimmy Carter told him he should keep campaigning forever, even after his inauguration.

“Governing with public approval requires a continuing political campaign,” Patrick Caddell told Carter. The doctrine became known as “the…

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Don’t expect an attorney to provide cut-rate legal services in HOA disputes

By Donie Vanitzian

Question: I’m in settlement talks with my homeowner association over a complicated problem that we finally resolved during a long internal-dispute-resolution meeting. I want to include two concerns in our agreement, so the association told me to write the clauses and return the final draft. But…

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In Palm Springs, a special sadness for the end of the Obama era

By Kurtis Lee

For Joe Hooper, it was a moment of glee accompanied by grief.

Eight years ago, Hooper, the head pastor of the Center for Spiritual Living Palm Desert, cast a ballot for Barack Obama, proud to support a man he believed represented the best of America — diversity, inclusion, progress and change.


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Massive turnout in D.C. for the women’s march, and Trump doesn’t seem thrilled

By Steve Lopez

On just his second day in office, President Trump has already scored a major achievement.

The nation’s physical fitness improved greatly Saturday as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators poured onto the National Mall to march in defiance of the newly installed Tweeter of the Free World. Crowds…

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Spectacles might get the buzz, but for investors Snapchat is all about the advertising

By Paresh Dave

The company behind Snapchat has two offerings — that beloved, 5-year-old app for messaging and video streaming, and Spectacles, a months-old, $130 pair of sunglasses that double as a camcorder.

The Los Angeles company has promised more gadgets will follow. But even with a significant increase,…

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The coolest people are all about denim, and denim is California’s official state fabric

By Robin Abcarian

Throw out everything you think you know about caring for bluejeans, and listen for a moment to Marie and Jim Shaffer, who named their company Jeans Genius for a reason.

The Shaffers are experts on denim: how it fits, how it looks, how it feels, how it sells. They consider themselves “jeaners.”…

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What to expect in Trump’s first 100 days

By Michael A. Memoli

President Trump’s unorthodox quest for the White House was fueled by his disregard for convention and the nagging sense that he — and ultimately his supporters — were underestimated and disrespected.

Now sworn in to office as the 45th president, Trump and his team are determined deliver quickly…

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32 killed, 50 injured as train derails in southern India

By Associated Press

An overnight passenger train derailed in southern India, killing at least 32 people and injuring 50 in the latest accident to hit the country’s massive, disaster-prone rail network.

Seven coaches of the Hirakand Express were thrown off the tracks around midnight Saturday, some landing on a goods…

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No. 1 Murray loses to Zverev in 4th round of Australian Open

By Associated Press

Andy Murray won’t be breaking his Australian Open title drought this year after a stunning fourth-round loss to 50th-ranked Mischa Zverev.

The five-time Australian Open finalist was unsettled by the left-handed serve and volleyer in a 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 upset loss Sunday that seriously changes…

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At Sundance, Hollywood stars rally against Trump: ‘This is a new America’

By Jen Yamato Sundance 2017 updates: Cyberattack shuts down festival box offices, internet Jan. 22, 2017, 12:10 a.m. Many of the attendees of the Sundance Film Festival are sharing in the national protest movement and marching in support of women’s rights down Main Street. And that’s just one of the things happening…
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