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Letting billionaires like Tim Draper abuse the initiative system isn’t democracy, it’s oligarchy

To the editor: Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper is upset with the state Supreme Court because Proposition 9, his measure to split California into three states, was removed from the November ballot. According to Draper, “This is...

TV This Week, July 22-28: ‘Shark Week,’ ‘Love on Safari’ and more

SUNDAY Things are looking a little sketch-y on “The History of Comedy” as a new episode of the docu-series charts the evolution of improv and sketch comedy through the decades. 7 and 10 p.m. CNN The stars align to help launch Discovery...

TV This Week, July 22-28: ‘Shark Week,’ ‘Love on Safari’ and more

SUNDAY Things are looking a little sketch-y on “The History of Comedy” as a new episode of the docu-series charts the evolution of improv and sketch comedy through the decades. 7 and 10 p.m. CNN The stars align to help launch Discovery...

Attorneys’ report slams conditions for migrant children at U.S. detention centers

Attorneys who recently visited Border Patrol stations, ports of entry and family detention centers filed a scathing report this week alleging that the federal government is not adequately caring for minors in its custody. Children and their...

Divers search for bodies after Missouri tour boat capsizes, killing at least 13

Divers searched a Missouri lake Friday for four people still missing after a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, killing at least 13 people in the tourist town of Branson. Authorities blamed stormy weather for the...

Dodgers Dugout: A closer look at the Manny Machado trade

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I hope I didn’t miss anything important during the All-Star break. Dodgers get Machado The big news, of course, is the Dodgers getting Manny Machado from...

At long last? Robin Weigert suggests ‘Deadwood’ reunion movie is closer than ever

Judge allows lawsuit targeting California’s ‘sanctuary state’ laws to go forward

An Orange County Superior Court judge has given the green light to Huntington Beach’s lawsuit opposing California’s “sanctuary state” protections for immigrants in the country illegally, denying the state’s attempt to delay it. An...

More than 2,000 children remain separated from migrant parents as reunification deadline looms

With one week left under a federal judge’s deadline to reunify families separated at the border, the Trump administration on Thursday said 364 children age 5 and older have rejoined their parents. That’s only a fraction of the 2,551 children...

Thursday’s TV highlights: ‘Doctor Who: The Lost Episode’ on BBC America

SERIES Take Two In this new episode a man who mistakenly thought he had a terminal illness enlists Sam and Eddie (Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian) to protect him from the professional killer he’d hired. The investigation reveals another contract...