At a meeting called by lawmakers, the crowd calls for officials to shut down Exide Technologies over dangerously high emissions of lead and arsenic.
Los Angeles County's ambitious, multibillion-dollar drive to upgrade jails and detention centers is leaving behind a dilapidated, 100-year-old lockup for juveniles east of downtown.
Los Angeles transit officials proudly point to growing ridership on the county¿s light-rail and subway system, which last year saw a 5% increase in the number of passengers getting on trains.
The inmate in blue jail-issue scrubs turned toward Mecca and sang the midday call to prayer heard at Muslim places of worship around Southern California on the last Friday of Ramadan.
Daryl Spencer was the first one, on May 30, 1961, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, when he started at third base for the Dodgers against the St. Louis Cardinals. Who knew then? More than a half-century later, last Aug. 22, reliever Brian Wilson, in his first game with the Dodgers, became the latest when he took the mound in the ninth inning against the Marlins in Miami. What do they have in common? Spencer and Wilson bookend an eclectic 88-member group that has played for both the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants since the teams moved west in 1958. The list includes three Hall of Fame members — Duke Snider, Juan Marichal and Gary Carter. None was more surprising than...