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California politics updates: State lawmakers weigh in on hundreds of bills by week’s end, apology sought for cutting off Waters’ microphone

Volkswagen’s clean car plan falls short in low-income neighborhoods, California regulators say

For the 40th anniversary of ‘Star Wars,’ see how fans packed L.A. theaters in 1977

Angels fall to Tampa Bay 4-0, putting both teams at .500

The Angels and Tampa Bay Rays each entered their four-game series this week with 23 wins and 23 losses. Fittingly, they each exited it with 25 wins and 25 losses. Two .500 teams played .500 baseball. The Angels lost 4-0 on Thursday afternoon...

Today in Entertainment: Critics torch the new ‘Baywatch’ movie; Universal cancels ‘The Mummy’ London premiere

Bryan Cranston retreats and observes in literary drama ‘Wakefield’

The film “Wakefield,” adapted from an E.L. Doctorow short story originally published in the New Yorker about a disgruntled family man’s retreat into hermit-like introspection, has been lovingly traced over by writer-director Robin Swicord...

Lonzo Ball will not work out for the Celtics, hasn’t ruled out other workouts

Leading up to the draft, Lonzo Ball will work out for the Lakers, who have the second overall pick, and he will not work out for the Boston Celtics, who have the first overall pick, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge told a Boston radio station. Although...

Can a new killer whale attraction help rescue SeaWorld?

A symphonic score fills the former Shamu Stadium at SeaWorld, the tempo building suspense as footage of an icy landscape in Antarctica moves across a 140-foot-wide screen. A little off cue, an 8,000-pound orca named Keet appears, speeding along...

U.S. airstrike set off explosion that killed at least 105 civilians in Mosul, Pentagon finds

A two-month investigation into a U.S. military airstrike in Iraq that caused some of the worst civilian casualties in decades found that the attack inadvertently set off explosives that gutted a sprawling apartment block and killed at least...

George Lucas predicted ‘Star Wars” Disney future in 1977 interview with The Times