L.A. Passes Latest $15 Wage Hike To Boost Union Membership

Opinion | Ryan Williams
Hotel worker Blanca Aldana cheers after a City Council vote to increase minimum wage at City Hall in Los Angeles

The real goal of these campaigns is new revenue streams for unions, not worker wage increases.

Africa's Problem With Ebola -- And Medical Science

Opinion | Oliver Williams
Health workers wear protective clothing before carrying an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia

Local officials are resistant to Western medicine’s remedies

Kristol rips LA Times for 'pure voyeurism' in publishing repulsive Afghanistan photos - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Poor

Weekly Standard editor: Decision ‘does nothing’ to better situation because leadership of combat brigade had already changed

False report of Bon Jovi death appears to copy Times' Jackson story - LA Times

Business | Kells Hetherington
Jon Bon Jovi

A website called “dailynewbloginternational” posted the story claiming that Bon Jovi was dead on Monday

Huffington: AOL won't become a lefty site - TheDC

Business | Laura Donovan

Responding to some critics of the AOL-Huffington Post merger, CEO Arianna Huffington argues that AOL will not turn into a left-wing website

Jets, Eagles, Chiefs are in the playoffs ... and don't say they backed in - LAT

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The three teams clinch postseason berths with a little help, in the form of losses by their principal rivals. Kansas City and Philadelphia are division champs, while Jets clinch AFC wild-card spot

Heat head into Christmas showdown hoping they've found identity - LAT

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The game is between the Lakers and Miami Heat on Christmas Day, but so much of the focus will be on the big stars

Movie review: 'True Grit' - LAT

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The Coen brothers clearly find a kindred spirit in Charles Portis. His novel is delivered in all of its savage beauty in this thoroughly entertaining movie

Journalism student grads turn to Groupon for jobs - Atlantic Monthly

Business | interns

Many former journalism and creative writing students have begun writing for Groupon, which operates similar to a news site

Martina Navratilova's toughest foe was a mountain of trouble - LAT

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Tennis great recounts having to give up Kilimanjaro climb after becoming seriously ill

One of tennis' ultimate winners, Pete Sampras, suffers a major loss - LAT

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Trophies and other memorabilia from Sampras’ record-setting tennis career recently were stolen from a public storage facility

'Boardwalk Empire' recap: The grand finale - LAT

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

People take steps toward change in ‘A Return to Normalcy,’ but they don’t actually change, not really

Exotic oarfish makes rare appearance in Malibu - LAT

US | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The rare, ribbon-shaped sea creature was far from home when it washed ashore in Malibu this week

Four college football teams look for their baseball field of dreams - LAT

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Illinois and Northwestern will play at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, while Notre Dame and Army will kick off at the new Yankee Stadium

Lakers have no defense for their first loss - LAT

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Shannon Brown, of all people, tried to keep the Lakers among the undefeated, but it all dissolved in front of an overjoyed Pepsi Center crowd, the Denver Nuggets dropping the Lakers on Thursday, 118-112

Big stars share the spotlight at Country Music Awards - LAT

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Texas country music firebrand Miranda Lambert won big at the 44th Country Music Assn. Awards ceremony on Wednesday in Nashville, taking home trophies for best album, top female vocalist and top video

Movie review: 'Morning Glory' - LAT

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Rachel McAdams is up to the task even if Roger Michell’s romantic comedy, set in the world of morning talk shows, falls a bit short

Television review: 'Conan' - LAT

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The late-night host opens with a ‘Godfather’-style bang on his new TBS show, then settles in to chat with Seth Rogen and Lea Michele, and rock with Jack White

The barn door closes on Zenyatta's career, but much is left open - LAT

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

She stirred the fan base and added to it. The announcement of horse of the year is something to anticipate, as is Santa Anita’s return to dirt and the determination of Hollywood Park’s fate

Hollywood looking for huge weekend as 'Megamind' and 'Colored Girls' open - LAT

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

If the movie industry gets its wish, it could be the biggest opening weekend in the month of November ever