Gov. Brown is ready to sign a budget that would allow local officials to opt out of some provisions of the Public Records Act as a way to save money, drawing protests from California newspapers.
Spring Street Park sits on the site of a former parking lot between 4th and 5th streets. It's the 16th public space to open under the mayor's 50 Parks Initiative.
Santa Monica gunman John Zawahri's stockpile of 1,300 bullets shows the need for legislation to restrict ammunition purchases.
Nearly 50 years under a school's spell
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Gutting public's right to see records would be huge mistake
- June 19, 2013
- SACRAMENTO — Given half a chance — any rationale at all...
Here's a teacher I'd want for my children
- June 17, 2013
- I don't know what her students' test scores are like, or what her...
Lawmakers approve a $96.3-billion spending plan that places the state at the leading edge of President Obama's healthcare overhaul. It also increases funding for schools and social services.
With Democrats in control, Republicans rely on Gov. Jerry Brown to be their budget voice.
A triumphant Gov. Brown and legislative leaders savor an on-time, balanced budget. But two ballot measures helped considerably.
The budget plan to be voted on Friday will no longer tie money to transfer enrollment numbers and other measures, which critics called rigid and unrealistic.
In a boisterous session, council members request more study on efforts to better represent Anaheim's large Latino population. A proposal that would continue at-large elections is approved.
Putting their homeland's politics aside, Iranian Americans across Southern California gather where they can to watch a World Cup qualifying match on TV.
Edward Snowden may have done the country a service by exposing the extent to which the government has scanned our phone calls, emails and data. And yet, many Americans are OK with that.
Lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown announce a $96.3-billion deal, with new spending on welfare grants, tuition aid and dental care for poor adults. But they agree to pare some outlays until next year.
Change in voters' attitudes is 'across the board' -- region, ethnicity, age, religion. The biggest shift is among seniors.
No one knows why federal agents raided state Sen. Ron Calderon's office last week. But legal or illegal, money in politics is corrupting.
A fight brews in Congress over an effort to stop California from rejecting eggs from states that don't follow its rules on treatment of hens.
State senator, who says he's been told he's not a target of the federal investigation, and Calderon had been on opposite sides of a legislative effort.
More than 70% of voters favor banning or heavily regulating chemical injections into the ground to tap oil and natural gas, a USC Dornsife/L.A. Times poll finds.
Government overseers entered into a secrecy agreement requested by USC on negotiations to surrender control of the venue to the university, stadium general manager testifies.
Sources say federal investigators asked about legislator Ronald S. Calderon's ties to the Central Basin Municipal Water District.
In new USC Dornsife/L.A. Times poll, 59% of respondents said increasing online classes at public universities will make education more affordable and accessible.
Lockyer, California's treasurer, never lost an election in 46 years and he knew how to get things done. But the timing never worked out for him.
Brown, a political newcomer, beats controversial former city leader Omar Bradley. Voters also appear to elect the first Latino representative to the City Council.
Agents give no reason for raids on offices of Montebello Democrat Ron Calderon and the Latino Caucus.
A ruling allowing a tribe to build a casino on land it has not lived on for generations has divided Indian groups and touched off an intense battle in the Capitol.
Under threat of disbandment by the Legislature, the California medical board starts its search for a new executive director and considers proposals aimed at combating reckless prescribing by doctors.
Members of the L.A. congressional delegation raise concerns about whether patients who receive both Medicare and Medi-Cal would be able to keep services they need during the transition to new coverage.