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Garcetti vows to fix sidewalks, but repair funds remain unspent

Garcetti vows to fix sidewalks, but repair funds remain unspent

When Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his first budget this week, he proudly announced that he was doubling funding to fix broken sidewalks from $10 million to $20 million.

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A rapper linked to the Wu-Tang Clan was injured early Wednesday after he apparently severed his penis and jumped from a North Hollywood apartment, Los...

A man who dragged himself naked, burned and bound up a riverbed wash to the side of the 605 Freeway where he was discovered has died, the...

A third man involved in a deadly Bellflower home invasion has been convicted of murder and other charges related to what prosecutors said was a drug...

A lost sea lion pup nicknamed Hoppie found at a Central Valley orchard about 100 miles from the ocean is recovering at a marine mammal center in...

Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'

Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'

Patrisse Cullors saw what her father and brother experienced and was moved to form the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence in L.A. Jails.

A couple's commitment to skid row doesn't waver

A couple's commitment to skid row doesn't waver

Jeff Dietrich and Catherine Morris have spent decades working with the homeless, often alienating the downtown establishment. One question they can't answer: What will happen when they are gone?

Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to focus attention on reserve-fund proposal

Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to focus attention on reserve-fund proposal

SACRAMENTO -- By calling a special session of the Legislature for later this month, Gov. Jerry Brown is hoping to focus attention on a key part of his...

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Teachers often blame parents for problem students

Teachers often blame parents for problem students

I figured that teachers wouldn't let me off easy — even though my Saturday column took their side.

College Board offers a few glimpses into its redesigned SAT

The College Board on Wednesday released sample questions and other materials for a redesigned SAT, promising a test that is grounded in students'...

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Metro drops entrance on proposed downtown subway station

Metro drops entrance on proposed downtown subway station

Transportation officials shelve plan for a second entrance to regional connector subway station on Tribune property near LAPD headquarters and City Hall.

Audit faults Cudahy as government in chaos

Audit faults Cudahy as government in chaos

A state audit finds few controls to prevent corruption in the small city, citing abuse of city-issued credit cards. Mayor Chris Garcia says City Hall is implementing the safeguards recommended by the state.

California to set chromium limit for drinking water supplies

California to set chromium limit for drinking water supplies

The California Department of Public Health has submitted a final regulation setting a limit of 10 parts per billion in public drinking water supplies.

Bobby Shriver's ties that bind

Bobby Shriver's ties that bind

L.A. County supervisorial candidate, weary of 'JFK's nephew' label, is eager to promote his own achievements.

LAPD apologizes to commission for not alerting it to tampering

LAPD apologizes to commission for not alerting it to tampering

Chief Beck and three top aides promise to more closely monitor the problem of officers disabling recording equipment in patrol cars.

Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement

Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement

Marcel Melanson, 38, was accused of stealing valuable city-owned radio equipment, then setting a fire to cover up the theft. He could get three years and four months in prison.

Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project

Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project

Opponents say the project would destroy scenic vistas and ruin the sense of isolation at Manzanar National Historic Site.

Southland air regulators seek to hold ports to pollution targets

Southland air regulators seek to hold ports to pollution targets

Under proposed rule, if the L.A. and Long Beach ports fail to hit targets the air district would require them to propose additional pollution reduction measures.

Top-two primary might be bad for small-party candidates

Top-two primary might be bad for small-party candidates

It may be too soon to tell, but already, far fewer third-party candidates have been able to qualify for the general election ballot.

Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform

Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform

The $26-billion spending plan calls for adding more than 1,300 positions, including nurses, social workers and staff for the Sheriff's Department's inspector general.

Bus crash victim spent last moments helping others escape

Bus crash victim spent last moments helping others escape

Ismael Jimenez, 18, a student at Animo Inglewood Charter High School, was a hero, a charter official says. Jimenez died in the bus crash.

Garcetti's budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch

Garcetti's budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch

L.A. mayor's $8.1-billion proposed budget also delays a promised cut in the city business tax. Critics are already speaking out.

Restoring Sheriff's Dept. morale by not doing too much or too little

Restoring Sheriff's Dept. morale by not doing too much or too little

Interim Sheriff John Scott, who is running the department until Lee Baca's replacement is elected, says he is ending the era of political connections and stressing merit.

L.A. teachers union chief ends reelection campaign

L.A. teachers union chief ends reelection campaign

Warren Fletcher garnered 21% of the vote in the first round of voting in March, far behind challenger Alex Caputo-Pearl, who got 48%.

Muslim group urges new way of dealing with radicals

Muslim group urges new way of dealing with radicals

L.A.-based Muslim Public Affairs Council plan urges American mosques to reeducate, rather than expel, radical members.

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