Mark Calendar on Fate of LA Times; City of Hope Gains Traction in OC; Will City Hall Staffer Step Up? Ponti Bros Offer Bargain

This week brings a turn of the lunar calendar—and a prediction for the Year of the Rat: The LA Times will either go up for …

Icy Cool in Irvine; LAHSA Looks Lax; Igor’s Racing Days; Soon-Shiong Shuffle; Wonder from Down Under Passes; Pacific Council on Iran

Good news first, starting with the question of whether any of SoCal’s colleges might consider starting an NCAA Division I hockey program. Seems counter-intuitive, unless …