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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
Local governments can't ban military recruitment of minors because that would interfere with legitimate and constitutionally protected activities of the U.S. government, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The decision by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said ordinances adopted by the Northern California cities of Eureka and Arcata were unconstitutional because they sought to control federal government activities. "The states have no power to retard, impede, burden, or in any manner control, the operations of the constitutional laws enacted by Congress to carry into execution the powers vested in the general government," the judges said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2013 | By Melanie Mason and Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown approved a new law Monday giving young people the ability to remove embarrassing information they post on Internet social networking sites. California is now the first state in the nation to require websites such as Facebook to give minors a way to take down photos and other posts from their sites, according to Common Sense Media, a nonprofit group that promotes children's privacy in digital media and tracks federal and state legislation on the issue.
SPORTS
January 2, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Let's count, because we do that a lot watching baseball. Numbers are everywhere. Whether you are a traditionalist or convinced WAR is the greatest number ever, this is for everyone. Count with me now: Kenley Jansen, Brian Wilson, J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez, Brandon League, Chris Perez, Chris Withrow and Jamey Wright. Backward or forward, that's eight, right? Eight relievers all understandably planning on being part of the Dodgers' 2014 bullpen. And that's not even counting bullpen candidates Javy Guerra, Scott Elbert, Onelki Garcia, Jose Dominguez and Yimi Garcia.
WORLD
May 7, 2013 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - The death toll in Tuesday morning's massive gas truck explosion in the Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec stands at 20 people, 10 of whom were minors, a local official said.   Efren Rojas Avila, the Interior Secretary for the state of Mexico, said in a radio interview that the 10 minors had been in their homes when the driver of a truck hauling double gas tanks apparently lost control of his vehicle  around 5:30 a.m. on a freeway that connects Mexico City with the city of Pachuca.
SPORTS
April 5, 2009 | Associated Press
The Boston Red Sox optioned right-hander Clay Buchholz to triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. Buchholz, 24, had a 2-9 record and a 6.75 earned-run average in 16 games with the Red Sox last year He was 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA in nine games with Pawtucket. -- Etc. Joba Chamberlain, the New York Yankees' fifth starter, said he will throw five innings or 75 pitches today in a game between triple-A Scranton/Wikes-Barre and double-A Trenton at the Yankees' spring-training complex in Tampa, Fla.
SPORTS
September 27, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Seems passing on that chance to be an LSU quarterback might have been a wise decision for right-hander Zach Lee. On Friday the Dodgers named Lee as their Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Scott Schebler, an outfielder who hit 27 home runs for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, was named the Minor League Player of the Year. Lee was a first-round draft pick in 2010 who had fallen to 28 th overall because he had enrolled at LSU to play quarterback. Most figured he could not be signed . In his third season in the minors, Lee went 10-10 with a 3.22 ERA at double-A Chattanooga.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
They came early and they came prepared. For months, Andrew Landsiedel, Adam Redding-Kaufman and Macklin Thornton had been protesting a proposed city ordinance that would fine adults who knowingly provided minors with a place to drink. This week, the three Laguna Beach High School students took center stage in a packed City Council meeting to argue against the measure. Their opposition was formidable - school officials, a deputy district attorney, medical doctors, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the local PTA and even a tearful father whose only son was killed by a drunk driver.
SPORTS
September 13, 2009 | Phil Rogers
Ryne Sandberg has added to his managerial portfolio by guiding double-A Tennessee into the Southern League playoffs. He's making a case for himself as the eventual replacement for Lou Piniella . . . .The Detroit Tigers don't plan to add Dontrelle Willis this month, making you wonder if they will decide to eat the remaining $12 million on his deal this winter. His diagnosis remains anxiety disorder. . . . Jose Reyes is upset at the New York Mets for not disclosing the severity of the hamstring injury that has kept him out for four months.
NEWS
December 19, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
United Airlines earlier this month quietly changed its unaccompanied minors policy to restrict young fliers traveling alone to nonstop flights only. United's new policy began with tickets purchased on or after Dec. 5, a spokesman said via e-mail. "We will no longer accept unaccompanied minors aged 5 to 11 on itineraries that involve connections, a change that's similar to the policies of several of our U.S. competitors," spokesman Charles Hobart said. Also, the optional service extended to travelers 12 to 17 years old will no longer be available on itineraries that involve connections, Hobart said.
NATIONAL
June 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. John Lynch signed legislation in Concord repealing a law requiring that a parent be notified before a minor received an abortion. The 2003 law never took effect because of a court challenge, and the repeal was effective immediately. "I strongly believe parents should be involved in these decisions, providing important support and guidance," Lynch said. "Unfortunately that is not possible in every case."
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