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San Diego Chargers fan Richard Farley stands outside the NFL owners meeting last week at Westin Memorial City Hotel in Houston. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Chargers apply for L.A. trademarks

LOS ANGELES — As the San Diego Chargers negotiate a possible move…

San Diego Chargers fan Richard Farley stands outside the NFL owners meeting last week at Westin Memorial City Hotel in Houston. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
In an image providfed by NASA TV, Space-X's Falcon 9 rocket with the Jason-3 satellite aboard is shown less than four minutes from launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (NASA TV via AP)

Support leg breaks as SpaceX rocket lands on ocean barge

LOS ANGELES — After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit,…

In an image providfed by NASA TV, Space-X's Falcon 9 rocket with the Jason-3 satellite aboard is shown less than four minutes from launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (NASA TV via AP)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, listens as San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos talks to the media after team owners gave the Chargers the option to share a facility in Los Angeles with the St. Louis Rams. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Chargers, Spanos aren’t losers

It’s hard to feel sorry for Dean Spanos, even if he looked…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, listens as San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos talks to the media after team owners gave the Chargers the option to share a facility in Los Angeles with the St. Louis Rams. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, center, speaks during a news conference about the city's NFL football team alongside Ron Roberts, chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, left,  Wednesday in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Mayor hopes for fresh start with Chargers on stadium talks

SAN DIEGO — Mayor Kevin Faulconer left a message for Chargers chairman…

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, center, speaks during a news conference about the city's NFL football team alongside Ron Roberts, chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, left,  Wednesday in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis watches pre game warm ups prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Raiders’ future bleak in Oakland

So where do the Raiders go from here? That age-old question faces…

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis watches pre game warm ups prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
In this file photo, a sign declares the boundary line of the Southern California Gas Co. gas fields where a gas well has been leaking methane daily near the community of Porter Ranch in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)

Utility understated levels of cancer-causing chemical

LOS ANGELES — The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven…

In this file photo, a sign declares the boundary line of the Southern California Gas Co. gas fields where a gas well has been leaking methane daily near the community of Porter Ranch in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
Monica Marie Jenkins (Courtesy San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

LA deputy public defender acquitted of assaults on police at SFO

A Los Angeles County deputy public defender arrested at San Francisco International…

Monica Marie Jenkins (Courtesy San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

Mixed reaction to Raiders news

The NFL's announcement Tuesday that the Raiders will stay in their current…

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, left, shakes hands with St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, right, as Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II looks on after an NFL owners meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Houston. The owners voted to allow the Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Raiders homeless as Rams, Chargers get L.A. dibs

HOUSTON — A 21-year odyssey came to an end Tuesday when National…

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, left, shakes hands with St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, right, as Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II looks on after an NFL owners meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Houston. The owners voted to allow the Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Los Angeles Unified School District Deputy Superintendent Michelle King smiles as she presented as the district's next superintendent by members of the board of education during a news conference in Los Angeles on Monday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LA Unified selects Michelle King as next superintendent

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District selected Michelle King…

Los Angeles Unified School District Deputy Superintendent Michelle King smiles as she presented as the district's next superintendent by members of the board of education during a news conference in Los Angeles on Monday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
This photo shows a neighborhood in the upscale community of Porter Ranch a section of Los Angeles where residents have moved out because of a natural gas leak from a Southern California Gas Co. storage facility located nearby. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

Massive gas leak spurs legislation to avert future disasters

LOS ANGELES — California lawmakers proposed stronger regulations Monday to prevent a…

This photo shows a neighborhood in the upscale community of Porter Ranch a section of Los Angeles where residents have moved out because of a natural gas leak from a Southern California Gas Co. storage facility located nearby. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

NFL movement builds to lock Raiders out of L.A.

HOUSTON — On the brink of a vote that could return the…

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says that  she is “confident the Raiders can build a new stadium in Oakland without a direct public subsidy.” (Beck Diefenbach/AP)

If L.A. fails for Raiders, Schaaf wants to talk

If the Raiders are the odd team out next week in the…

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says that  she is “confident the Raiders can build a new stadium in Oakland without a direct public subsidy.” (Beck Diefenbach/AP)
Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) celebrates his pick six against the Kansas City Chiefs with teammates defensive end Khalil Mack (52) and linebacker Ben Heeney (51) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 3, 2016. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

L.A. rejection could lead Raiders to another city

A potential compromise in the NFL’s relocation drama: Find an incentive persuading…

Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) celebrates his pick six against the Kansas City Chiefs with teammates defensive end Khalil Mack (52) and linebacker Ben Heeney (51) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 3, 2016. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)

California governor declares gas leak a state of emergency

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency…

SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)

Raiders Nation in limbo as L.A. politicking escalates

As Raiders fans, players and coaches wait in relocation limbo to see…

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Record-tying El Nino’s storms hitting parched California

Forced by drought to become miserly with water, Californians were warned against…

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Raiders file for relocation

LOS ANGELES — In an aggressive move Monday to end the NFL’s…

San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent  Richard A. Carranza (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2015)

SF superintendent denies reports he is top candidate for LAUSD leadership post

San Francisco’s beloved mariachi music-playing superintendent said Monday he has no plans…

San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent  Richard A. Carranza (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2015)

Chiefs chairman expects NFL team to play in LA next season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs owner Clark Hunt expects at least one…