| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:10 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — They piled into their white Prius in Los Alamitos at midnight and arrived at City Hall here not long after sunrise Saturday with one simple goal in mind: A marriage license. Right now.
Sandy Palmer and Mary Dang knew they couldn'...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you routinely hear voices, hallucinate, sink into suicidal depression or suffer inescapable torment, Los Angeles has a place for you.
The county jail.
On Monday, the jail held 3,200 inmates diagnosed with a mental illness and accused of a crime....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:35 PM
SAN DIEGO — Instead of showing up at City Hall as promised, Mayor Bob Filner was spotted Monday entering a downtown office building, apparently to engage in mediation aimed at settling a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former staff member....
| May 26, 2013
| 3:51 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers leading the fight for gay marriage in California have been quietly preparing state officials for the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court might dismiss the case on a technicality next month without deciding the fate of...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:59 PM
SACRAMENTO — Three liberal federal judges — relics of the Jimmy Carter era — are trying to force Gov. Jerry Brown to release nearly 10,000 criminals from state prisons. Politically, it doesn't get much better for a governor.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:54 PM
SACRAMENTO — The way I read it, the Supreme Court concluded what increasing numbers of Californians have been saying: that opponents of same-sex marriage can't show any personal harm from two gay people exchanging vows.
The justices wrote in...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 8:26 PM
Champion tennis player in 1930s
Gene Mako, 97, a champion tennis player who paired with the legendary Don Budge to win four doubles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the 1930s, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
| Jul 12, 2013
Most of the best plums and Pluots — sweet or sweet-tart, with rich flavor — cluster in midseason, from mid-July to mid-August. Even now there are plenty of mediocrities, however, so it pays to keep a list of what to look for or avoid.
| May 27, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Preparing for his return to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after six months' treatment at a center for pedophile priests, Father Michael Wempe sat down to type out a list of concerns. Arrangements for his dog. Counseling and support groups for himself....
| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:59 PM
You could say that Gov. Jerry Brown treats Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom like a dog. But that wouldn't be accurate.
Brown's Pembroke Welsh corgi gets invited into the governor's office practically every day. Sutter gets lots of petting. He regularly walks...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:32 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for same-sex marriages to resume in California as the justices, in a procedural ruling, turned away the defenders of Proposition 8.
Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking for the 5-4 majority,...