As their patrol car video cameras rolled, the Gardena police officers jumped out, lined up and lifted their handguns.
It was a bumbling city that didn't know how much it was collecting or spending. It signed large contracts without proper bidding and hired administrators without vetting their qualifications. Its city manager spent lavishly on meals and arrangements for council members with the city credit card....
It was a balmy night in January when the team of four young professionals struck out from South El Monte City Hall to walk the dark streets of unfamiliar neighborhoods.
Plains Pipeline, the large Texas-based company responsible for the pipe that ruptured in Santa Barbara County, has accumulated 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, according to federal records.
People in South Los Angeles have a complex relationship with their McDonald's, Taco Bells, Pizza Huts and KFCs.
Nearly four in 10 California hospitals received a grade of C or lower for patient safety in a new national report card aimed at prodding medical centers to do more to prevent injuries and deaths.
David Laventhol, an editor and publisher who helped create the innovative Style section of the Washington Post and launch New York Newsday and guided the Los Angeles Times during a period of expansion in the early 1990s, has died. He was 81.
On paper, the race for Orange County supervisor seemed to be Lou Correa's to win.