As he starts offering specifics on his ideas for California, the Republican zeros in on the controversial high-speed rail project.
The state senator is 'livid beyond belief' that plans to cut the state's top pension earner's retirement pay were never carried out.
Employment agencies become gateways to the U.S. by playing matchmaker for Chinese-run businesses and cheap labor.
Grenade round probably was 'dropped, kicked or bumped,' according to an investigation report. A captain and a master sergeant were relieved of their command.
A spate of political scandals has prompted a flurry of legislation aimed at restoring the public's trust.
Always known as a gay haven, West Hollywood is facing an identity crisis as its population and commercial scene—and society as a whole—evolve.
Forecasters detect ocean warming and say there is a 50% chance of an El Niño by summer or fall, which could bring wetter weather to California next winter.
The equipment stolen from a contractor held personal data of as many as 168,500 patients of L.A. County medical facilities.
Several environmental groups claim two federal agencies improperly assessed the environmental impact of troubled Newhall Ranch.
The latest victims bring the city's fire fatalities to 11, just over half of the annual average. Fire officials urge residents to be sure they have working smoke detectors.
Pew Research poll finds no change in the number of people who self-identify as Catholic or in the number sitting in church pews on Sundays.
San Diego city officials will take over planning the 2015 centennial celebration of Balboa Park after nonprofit group disbands.
Changes in the college entrance exam will also seek to lessen the impact of tutoring on scores.
At Beverly Hills' only HUD-subsidized housing complex, the gap between rich and poor is plainly evident.
Unlike L.A.'s new restrictions, Long Beach's ordinance also applies to using e-cigarettes in shops and 'vaping lounges,' although current smoking lounges are exempt.
The findings are the latest development in a long legal fight over a facility that has helped Stewart Resnick, owner of Fiji Water and POM Wonderful.
L.A. officials decide the years-old underground Marathon Crash Race now needs a permit. Too expensive, its organizer says.
A campaign mailer for Bonnie Lowenthal shows a city skyline – but it's not Long Beach, where she's running for mayor. It's San Diego.
A show at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse features female performers who broke into the traditionally male Mexican music genre.
Homeowner groups are upset over the council's approval of a proposed hillside home whose height will exceed L.A. rules.
Sen. Roderick Wright has been convicted of lying about where he was living while running for office. But others in the Legislature have also faced questions on residency.
Even so, L.A. County is still far short of normal rainfall for this time of year; water allotments may have to be reduced later.
Santa Maria facility would be for processing convicted criminals, but suspicious farmworkers threaten to take their labor elsewhere.
The state Supreme Court presses Long Beach to justify withholding names of officers involved in shootings in a case brought by The Times over the killing of a man by officers in 2010.
Jeff Clawson issues his warning after city leaders direct agency officials to create its own series of questions to decide how to respond to emergency calls.
Ties to 'General Hospital' fans may have led parolee to L.A., where he's accused of killing retired Hollywood High teacher Harry Major.
Those who 'vape' will face the same restrictions as smokers, despite protests by some city lawmakers that e-cigarettes are a way to stop smoking and that their long-term effect is unknown.
Supervisors criticize health officials over a report that complaints about nursing homes are not always thoroughly investigated. Officials say the inquiries are done, but the paperwork isn't always finished.
Lack of rainfall, along with low winds and stagnant conditions that trapped pollution near the ground, contributed to increase in soot, officials say.
Six people hoping to succeed Debra Bowen, who is termed out, propose ways of increasing voter turnout, but they take different approaches to achieve the goal.
In a weekly rain dance at Mission San Juan Bautista, Native Americans encourage everyone to join in a ceremony to break open the heavens and bring forth water.
The report, commissioned by the city, calls for significant changes in how the LAFD responds to medical rescues and 911 calls.
Raffiki gets a new home even as the original owner is trying to adopt the puppy — and deemed unqualified. What can she tell her son?
Results of federal study show more focus is needed on doctors who are 'problem prescribers,' says the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prescription drugs contribute to more than 16,000 fatal overdoses a year.
From the ad campaign for the film to a joke by host Ellen DeGeneres, issues of racial sensitivity and righting historical wrongs surround the picture.
Jonathan Keith Jackson, who was convicted of murder, said the possibility of being shocked with 50,000 volts affected his demeanor before jurors.
Some environmentalists view the gift vehicles as a symptom of what they say is a coziness between the developer of the Newhall Ranch development and the agency.
Democrats are on the rise and high voter turnout is expected, raising questions about second-term prospects of Kevin Faulconer.
With more than 1,000 applications so far, the county is considering hiring 15 retired deputies to handle the paperwork after the 9th Circuit rolled back restrictions.
Four additional schools could charge students $200 to $500 per semester for more class offerings, counseling. But critics say they are a way to shift costs without raising tuition.
With little competition, Gov. Jerry Brown should focus his reelection campaign on solving some of the state's long-range problems.
City of God is renting space at Grant Elementary in Santa Monica for weekly services, but some neighbors say the worshipers cause too much traffic and make too much noise.
Scientists say their observations and computer models show signs of El Niño's return, which could mean more rain for California. Or not.
His departure will cost Democrats their supermajority in the Senate and could jeopardize policy priorities of the party and Gov. Jerry Brown.
The 26-foot-high Monroe sculpture, modeled after a scene in 'The Seven-Year Itch,' is set to be dismantled and shipped to New Jersey.
The Roadium Drive-In, opened in 1947 and later known as the Paramount, will have two new wide screens and an improved snack bar.
With fewer than 300 students enrolled, the high school is too small to be financially sustainable, schools chief John Deasy says.
The California Republican Assembly's unanimous backing of Tim Donnelly could boost his campaign by pushing the most conservative voters to the polls.
Abby Abinanti metes out a more community-based form of justice for tribal members — starting with the question, 'Who's your mom?'
According to the Boy Scouts of America, Disney will beginning next year halt its grants to the organization that bans gay leaders.
The Ivanpah facility uses five square miles of mirrors to turn water into steam. But cheaper photovoltaic cells and natural gas plus shaky funding may make project the last of its kind in the U.S.
'The Missing Picture,' the first film from Cambodia to be nominated for an Oscar, resonates with audience members at a special screening in Long Beach.
As the L.A. City Council examines the 'living wage' issue, philanthropist Eli Broad and developer Rick Caruso say they support a higher minimum wage.
Cathy Youngblood has two degrees, one in anthropology. She's now a hotel housekeeper, making the same per hour as she did three decades ago.
Forecasters predict the storm will have dropped nearly 6 inches on downtown L.A. — and more in the mountains — by the time it moves on.
The dramatic 10-story complex offers film students a chance to learn and get internships in the industry hub while living in the gentrifying area.
L.A. council agrees to draft rules against 'well stimulation,' but oil and gas companies say their methods have already been proven safe.
In barren Baker, Luis Ramallo plans to build a 31-room hotel in the shape of a flying saucer. It wouldn't have much competition.
Carey Davis, a 61-year-old accountant, sees his status as a political newcomer as an advantage as he takes over the troubled city.
John Noguez -- fighting corruption charges -- is 'definitively not running,' leaving no incumbents on the county ballot.
The Republican candidate for governor is touting his experience with the $700-billion federal bank bailout program despite the widespread criticism it received.
The woman said that she was raped by an employee in the club's restroom. The alleged attacker vanished after being acquitted in a criminal case, but was found responsible by a civil court jury.
A daughter who was only 8 when her father's plane went down at sea spends decades filling in the blanks of his life, and gets her wish to see him honored in a military memorial service.
The former Marine, who was teaching in Cambodia, was convicted of molesting seven girls, six of whom traveled to Los Angeles to testify against him.
Rain soaks region after long dry spell, but power outages and the threat of mudslides keep some residents on edge.
Executives at the hot sauce factory asks the public to weigh in on its dispute with Irwindale over accusations that its spicy odor is offensive.
As stars are getting red-carpet-ready, the LAPD is also preparing. Hundreds of officers are put on Oscars detail each year.
The two, who oversaw hiring and training, have sons who advanced in the recruiting process. No wrongdoing is suspected, LAFD says.
Brown is seeking to annually shift a third of 'cap-and-trade' revenue to help build the first leg of the controversial project.
Owner of party bus that had mechanical problems should be charged with murder in death of passenger who fell onto the 101 last year, CHP says.
Defense attorneys seek to dismiss death penalty allegation against Scott Dekraai, accused of killing eight people, because prosecutors illegally used a jailhouse informant operation.
The $687.4-million emergency drought relief package would free up California's water supplies and aid residents facing hardship due to the drought.
Federal court says Northern California school acted reasonably in asking students to remove American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
Sharper is accused of raping two women in New Orleans. In addition, he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting two women in L.A.
Eden Memorial Park's owner agrees to settle, but says there's no proof that groundskeepers disturbed graves and discarded human remains.
Of the 70 recruits now in training, 13 are sons of firefighters and three are nephews, according to LAFD records. A probe is launched.
A recording of a debate hosted by the deputies' union shows that while candidates concede reform is needed, they say most deputies are following policy.
Residents near oil and gas wells report a smell and health problems, but companies insist 'well stimulation' methods are safe.
Jerry Brown, who has already raised millions in contributions, holds a wide lead in polls over Republican challengers.
Although there is no danger the dams will be breached, officials still warn of the possibility of mudslides in fire-ravaged areas.
Appellate court rules Californians may use a cellphone to look at map applications while driving, even if apps are not hands-free.
A Northern California couple finds stash of 19th-century gold coins, which experts say is most valuable ever found in North America.
Man is charged with false imprisonment and an attempted lewd act on a child at the rink. He tells police he victimized 200 boys.
Los Angeles County sheriff candidates Jim Hellmold and Jim McDonnell say several domain names with their names were already taken. The domain names led users to a site supporting Paul Tanaka.
Current and former students file federal complaints alleging university administrators discouraged victims from reporting crimes.
The senator casts a cloud over the Legislature, and the public shouldn't pay lawmakers to fight their own criminal charges.
Federal appeals court rules 'Innocence of Muslims' video may have violated copyright laws of actress and orders Google to take it down.
New inspector general will work with interim sheriff to study setting up a civilian commission that would oversee the department.
Weather forecasters say two storms are heading this way, with the first arriving Wednesday night. Although a welcome relief, the rain won't be enough to bust the drought.
L.A. Fire Department hopefuls who submitted key paperwork more than one minute after the filing period opened were eliminated from consideration.
At 100, metal craftsman, painter and photographer Morrie Markoff is having his first art show.
The GOP gubernatorial candidate was not charged in 2012 with failing to buy a gun through a licensed dealer as required by the state.
The acting police, a former chief, four officers and a towing company owner are arrested, some on charges related to a scheme to steal impounded cars.
Parts of the marina remain trapped in era when kitschy nautical and Polynesian themes were in vogue. Now county planners are pushing to make it relevant once more.
Sergio Santiago Syjuco was found guilty last year of illegally importing machine guns, sniper rifles, grenade launchers and ballistic vests into the U.S.
U.S. Transportation Department imposes first penalty of its type for Asiana's failure to promptly help families after San Francisco crash.
Firefighters on average earned nearly $43,000 in overtime last year, City Controller Ron Galperin says. DWP workers earned $12,500.