Boom-bust cycles leave the millennial generation more wary of credit card debt and more prone to thrifty lifestyles.
No museum officials or collectors involved in the Southern California probe have been indicted, and no seized objects have been returned to their countries.
By Saturday, the expenditures had exceeded $33 million, with outside money playing a dominant role heading into Tuesday's election. The biggest single donor is Working Californians, a pro-Greuel "super PAC."
The controller appears in South L.A. with Magic Johnson and Rep. Maxine Waters. The councilman, who leads in a new poll, warns workers not to take victory for granted.
For those who will live in the posh abodes, there'll be no need ever to come in contact with the grungier realities of Hollywood.
'Working smarter' and reorganization can go only so far. It's not clear that the public is ready to make the investment.
L.A. mayor candidates Garcetti and Greuel have similar track records on city transportation problems, but there are a few notable differences.
Incumbent Nancy Pearlman is being challenged for her L.A. Community College seat by David Vela, a political aide, in a low-profile race. The candidates have sharply different profiles.
The weather should be nice (what else?) for Tuesday's municipal election, so roll out of bed and start humming Randy Newman. Maybe we'll hit 25% turnout.
Latest survey also shows 11% of likely voters still undecided, meaning the dynamics of the race could still shift before Tuesday's runoff.
Legislature's advisor sees $3 billion more in revenue, which could hamper the governor's bid to curb spending.
Lawmakers and candidates are increasingly feeling they can accomplish more at the state level than in Washington, where many would be serving in the minority.
The school's 'all hands on deck' effort to lure Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson from UCLA included money and the prospect of new collaborations, as well as less tangible personal perks.
Marcel Melanson, once considered a charismatic department hero, pleads not guilty to stealing expensive radios while a battalion chief and denies setting a fire to cover up the theft.
Owner of the landmark Santa Monica hospital has started negotiations with the Catholic chain after weighing multiple offers, including those by UCLA and local billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.
There is no simple fix for disruptive behavior, but we owe it to struggling students to focus on ways to keep them in the classroom, not shut out of it.
Mailer to Latino voters urges support for Wendy Greuel because she 'will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour,' but Greuel does not back that minimum pay level for all workers.
Business and labor groups have helped push spending on the Cedillo-Gardea race to more than four times that of previous campaigns in the small district near downtown.
Antonio Sanchez, 31, has the former, which has helped him attract big support from labor, while Monica Ratliff, 43, has the latter, making her the favorite of educators.
Looking to replace Tony Cardenas in the Valley are two strongly backed veteran public officials: LAUSD's Nury Martinez and DWP's Cindy Montañez.
Two trained dolphins surprise Navy specialists with their find: a Howell torpedo, state-of-the-art for its day in the late 19th century. It's only the second one known to exist.
Officials say that remains found near Modjeska Canyon are those of Maribel Ramos, who vanished May 3. Kwang Chol 'KC' Joy is being held in her death.
A luncheon in Little Tokyo brought together about 30 foster children -- students from Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Northridge, UCLA and L.A. City College -- to celebrate their graduations.
The order ends oversight imposed in 2001, mostly over the Rampart scandal, which involved abuse of suspects, evidence tampering and perjury.
Mail-in ballots, the apparent tightness of the race and the peculiarities of the City Clerk's counting procedures open the possibility of a delayed outcome.
Hospitals in San Diego, Irvine, L.A., San Francisco and Davis take action in face of a possible strike next week by patient care and technical workers.
The candidate's position at DreamWorks was about more than making movies — she was a go-between for the studio to the political, governmental and civic worlds.
The mayor says TV spots for Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel by independent supporters make 'outrageous claims' and are 'out of line.'
In multiple mailers sent to voters in the 13th council district, candidate John Choi contends that rival Mitch O'Farrell backed laying off '500 cops.' Farrell counters: 'That's a lie.'
The candidates for city controller hammer an insider-versus-outsider theme. Zine is a longtime L.A. official; Galperin is the only candidate for citywide office 'who has not been an elected official.'
Tokuji Yoshihashi served with one of three highly decorated all-Japanese American units that overcame the enemy abroad and prejudice at home.
Legislation passed by the Senate includes a measure requiring gun owners to keep firearms locked up if they live with someone prohibited by law from using guns.
A Santa Monica College student, 19, is arrested after police identify him as the person who called 911 saying he was going to 'shoot up' a campus.
About a dozen protesters gather at the Kern County Superior Court building on behalf of victim David Sal Silva. The FBI is investigating Silva's death.
In a city with more than 2 million eligible voters, roughly 400,000 may cast ballots in Tuesday's election. The low turnout is in keeping with historical trends.
Democrats who control the Legislature have proposed about 20 tax and fee measures affecting such things as soda, cigarettes, plastic bags and bullets.
The California governor addresses UC regents. He recently proposed giving UC and Cal State more money if they boost graduation rates 10% by 2017.
Prosecution links Kelly Soo Park, whose DNA was allegedly found at the crime scene, to victim's ex-boyfriend Dr. Munir Uwaydah.
One spot links candidate Wendy Greuel to former Gov. Pete Wilson, who backed Prop. 187, while another accuses rival Eric Garcetti of masquerading as a Latino.
The firms, which want new rules allowing them to install more digital billboards, are donating thousands of dollars worth of signs to promote city candidates.
Vinh Chuong 'Jimmy' Kha and Felix Kha are sentenced to 42 and 46 months in prison, respectively, for selling hundreds of pounds of rhino horns.
As budget-negotiating season opens, the governor is preaching 'prudence, not exuberance,' and he holds the strongest hand.
Montebello police and federal agents target the Southside Montebello gang in an effort to clear up dozens of unsolved, gang-related homicides.
The boy is accused of fatally stabbing his sister, Leila Fowler, 8, at their Valley Springs, Calif., home. The boy did not enter a plea.
The FBI returns two cellphones seized in the investigation of the death of David Silva, who was beaten by Kern County deputies.
UC Irvine's chancellor pledges to find and discipline whoever slipped the note into a black female student's backpack. The student found the note on May 7.
Her decision makes sense to others who've been there. We want to end the constant fear, and we don't want our children to suffer the same loss we have.
The governor says California's financial condition remains unstable despite a surge in revenue. Only schools will get a substantial boost beyond his January budget.
The Grand fire, which started in Kern County near the Grapevine, forced the evacuations of a state park and a campground, fire officials said.
The sheriff requests federal assistance amid charges of tampering with video of assault captured on cellphones.
With more money coming from the state, the panel also agrees to pay for more school police and keep supplemental staff at schools. But the financial picture is called still 'precarious.'
Zero tolerance policies adopted after Columbine lower achievement and disproportionately affect African Americans, supporters say.
The L.A. mayoral candidates venture into education, both supporting an LAUSD breakfast program and both opposing a suspension policy.
At a Westwood pizza parlor, L.A. mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti — who is George Plimpton, Bono and 'Seinfeld's' Mr. Peterman all rolled into one — finds common ground with students.
The 13th District candidates agree on many issues but are locked in a bitter campaign with heavy spending by independent labor groups.
More than $1.1 billion in bonds approved by voters for the purpose remain unsold. Agencies that help vets say the money is desperately needed for other services that the current program is not allowed to pay for.
Army vet Robert Rosebrock had 100 street-light banners put up near the VA's Medical Center last year. Since then, he and the firm that installed the banners have been fighting over replacing them.