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  • Senate Republicans block Obama nominees

    Senate Republicans block Obama nominees
    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' rejection Thursday of two key nominations by President Obama revived a battle over filibuster rules and opened a new partisan front just as congressional leaders and the White House are searching for a budget...
  • Protesters cite labor violations at Chinese automaker's L.A. plant

    Protesters cite labor violations at Chinese automaker's L.A. plant
    Protesters gathered outside the Los Angeles headquarters of Chinese automaker Build Your Dreams to protest working conditions at the company, which is under a state investigation for breaking labor laws including paying some employees below minimum wage....
  • Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris has a big business dream: China

    Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris has a big business dream: China
    The city of Lancaster has few Chinese restaurants. Its mayor cannot use chopsticks. And he has tried and failed to learn Mandarin. But that doesn't stop R. Rex Parris from dreaming of creating an oasis for Chinese investment in this Mojave Desert town....
  • Assembly sets oversight hearing for Nov. 6 over EDD troubles

    Assembly sets oversight hearing for Nov. 6 over EDD troubles
    The state Assembly has set an oversight hearing for Nov. 6 that will look into what went wrong when the state Employment Development Department launched a computer system upgrade that backfired, delaying unemployment checks to thousands of state...
  • As many as 300,000 jobless affected by state software snags

    As many as 300,000 jobless affected by state software snags
    Problems are growing worse for the state's Employment Development Department after a new computer system backfired, leaving some Californians without much-needed benefit checks for weeks. The agency initially said 80,000 unemployment claims were stalled...
  • L.A. Now Live: DWP nonprofits to audit themselves

    L.A. Now Live: DWP nonprofits to audit themselves
    Talk with Times reporter Jack Dolan at 9 a.m. about an upcoming audit of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Two weeks after demanding details on how two nonprofits run by the agency and its biggest union spent more than $40 million, the...
  • Commissioners allowing DWP nonprofits to audit themselves

    Commissioners allowing DWP nonprofits to audit themselves
    Two weeks after demanding details on how two nonprofits run by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and its biggest union spent more than $40 million, the agency's commissioners changed tack Wednesday and agreed to let the groups audit...
  • For Supreme Court, an opportunity for necessary course corrections

     For Supreme Court, an opportunity for necessary course corrections
    The Supreme Court convenes for its new term Monday, the first Monday in October. It is hard to imagine how the coming term could possibly compare with the highly contentious and high-profile decisions of the last two: Obamacare in 2012, and the same-sex...
  • The charter school mistake

    The charter school mistake
    Los Angeles has more charter schools than any other school district in the nation, and it's a very bad idea. Billionaires like privately managed schools. Parents are lured with glittering promises of getting their kids a sure ticket to college....
  • PASSINGS: George Bignotti, William A. Graham, George Zenovich

    PASSINGS: George Bignotti, William A. Graham, George Zenovich
    George Bignotti Chief mechanic for 7 Indy 500 winners George Bignotti, 97, who set a record as the chief mechanic for seven winners of the Indianapolis 500, died in his sleep of natural causes Fridayin Las Vegas, his daughter Mary Mendez said. As...
  • UC imposes pension terms on employees; union protests

    UC imposes pension terms on employees; union protests
    The already tense labor relations between the UC system and the union that represents about 8,300 custodians, gardeners and food service workers has taken a turn for the worse. After deadlocked negotiations, UC this week imposed terms that will...