::::::::: LOS ANGELES TIMES - CALIFORNIA NEWS :::::::::                    A string of armed robberies at Trader Joe’s has police investigating whether they’re linked          Pain management rarely means opioids for San Diego jail inmates          Student crosses Tijuana border each day hoping to one day work for NASA          Climate change will make California's drought-flood cycle more volatile, study finds          Eastside veterans' memorial square a place of pride yet source of division over its official name          Bay Area falling behind on quake safety despite booming tech economy          Inside L.A.'s other cycling world — no helmet, no cars and not much money for repairs          O.C. anti-corruption task force collapsed amid infighting between federal and local investigators          Once more, L.A. school board decision on new leader seems to stall          L.A. students join students nationwide in another walkout to stem future gun violence          The city of L.A. is seeing an increase in revenue. Where should the money go?          4 men lured teenage girl on social media and committed sexual misconduct, police say          Cal State leader shelves proposed tuition hike: 'It's the right thing to do, but it's not without risk'          At UC Berkeley, a squirrel ran for student Senate and won — driving some people nuts          L.A. sheriff's narcotics detective accused of involvement in drug-trafficking operation can't be fired, court says          Some California cities want Amsterdam-style pot lounges, push limits of marijuana legalization          The great California cannabis experiment lurches forward          From the Archives: 1965 Dodgers fans listen to Vin Scully during Angels game          Long-awaited plan for San Gabriel Mountains National Monument limits new mining and energy development          Anger spreads over police killing of black man in Walmart parking lot          Former 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star testifies in son's attempted murder case          Outrage after police issue parking tickets to mourners honoring fallen Marine          The power game behind the search for a new L.A. schools leader          From the Archives: The mysterious sounds of the Kelso Dunes          Los Angeles could fast-track Elon Musk's first tunnel project in West L.A.