FROM Gideon Burton
Mormons Knocking on Digital Doors Less than a year ago, the LDS Church had very strict rules prohibiting its missionaries from spending much time online. Mormon leaders believed that the temptations of the internet would distract the young men and women from God’s work. These days, things couldn’t be more different. After a policy change last June, missionaries are now using social media, chat rooms and Skype to bring more people into the fold. And it's working, big time.
Trump's budget could deal a painful blow to California President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development, and public education would reverberate throughout California.
LA County social workers on trial, and reforms to juvenile justice Four former LA County social workers will go to trial on child abuse and other charges in the death of an 8-year-old boy. Also, two California state senators introduced new legislation that would end incarceration for kids under 12 and ban life sentences without parole for those under 18.
Bill Condon on the challenges of adapting a 'tale as old as time' Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon is no stranger to musicals -- he wrote the screenplay for movie versions of Chicago and Dreamgirls -- the latter of which he directed as well. But when Disney approached him about making a live-action adaptation of its famous animated classic he was initially hesitant take it on. He talks about what changed his mind and how he set about making the movie his own.
Attorney General takes aim at sanctuary cities Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced sanctions for sanctuary cities today. We find out what that means for Los Angeles, which the mayor has called a “city of sanctuary.” Also, California’s Air Resources Board has voted to create new, tougher emissions requirements, which puts it on a collision course with the Trump administration.