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Lakers GM Rob Pelinka says team will remain ‘really relentless’ in trades

EL SEGUNDO - The day began at 5 a.m. when Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka woke up so he could make phone calls with Eastern Conference teams starting their workday at more conventional hours.

Things to do in Orange County June 23-29

FRIDAY, JUNE 23 "Dead Man's Cellphone": This dramatic comedy begins when an incessantly ringing cell phone disturbs a woman sitting at a café table. She is furious at the owner for not picking up t…

Import tax a bad deal for Americans

Economic protectionism has been a big part of President Donald Trump's success, but rather than "winning," it would be a losing proposition for most Americans. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and …

Back free markets — even for marijuana

Santa Ana followed through on some changes to its marijuana ordinance this week, doubling down on the radical notion that allowing reputable and legal businesses to operate like reputable and legal…

The great Muslim civil war — and us

The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber.

Under budget deal, most successful anti-poverty policy would be even more effective in California

We both have the good fortune of teaching students about economic policies to address poverty and income inequality, challenging issues with few easy solutions. Yet one policy stands out for its pr…

Sizzling Dodgers complete 4-game sweep of slumping Mets

LOS ANGELES — Corey Seager never let go of his bat. The Dodgers loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh inning Thursday, looking to pad a one-run lead against the New York Mets.

Police chase ends in backyard of Fountain Valley home

FOUNTAIN VALLEY — A man wanted on suspicion of robbery in Nevada was arrested after leading police on a short car chase Thursday, June 22, authorities said. The Orange County Sheriff's …

Newport Beach businessman gets 5 years for $5.6 million fraud, tax evasion scheme

Darrin Shawn Wilson, 52, the owner of American Blacktop Inc. and The Mavrick Company, pleaded guilty to insurance fraud.

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin put the spotlight back on middleweight division with their September fight

LOS ANGELES - Bernard Hopkins' presence hangs over the middleweight division as one of the division's best champions. Hopkins reigned as champion from 1994 to 2005 and made 20 successfu…

Clippers emerge from draft with Sindarius Thornwell; expect to add Jawun Evans

PLAYA VISTA - Despite not having a pick in Thursday's draft, the Clippers emerged with one player to bolster their backcourt with another expected to be on his way. The Clippers purchased the No. 4…

UCLA contributes three freshmen to record number in NBA draft

A record number of college freshmen were selected in the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night. UCLA contributed its fair share.

Lakers get Thomas Bryant with 42nd pick

EL SEGUNDO — The Utah Jazz selected Indiana forward/center Thomas Bryant with the 42nd pick, which goes to the Lakers as part of a draft-day trade. The Lakers traded their 28th pick in exchan…

Whicker: The real season begins, and maybe the Lakers do, too

EL SEGUNDO — At last you can say the Lakers made a no-brainer draft pick and mean it as a compliment. Lonzo Ball is a jumper cable in search of a battery, a transponder in search of an express lane…

Oram: Lakers turn to a hometown hero to reclaim hardwood heritage

EL SEGUNDO - Before the Lakers fulfilled the Prophecy of LaVar, drafted a hometown hero and hit reset on a rebuilding effort that has come in fits and starts, Luke Walton understood what fans belie…