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  • In San Francisco, a weekend of gay weddings at City Hall

    In San Francisco, a weekend of gay weddings at City Hall
    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'...
  • It's a crime to house the mentally ill this way

    It's a crime to house the mentally ill this way
    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....
  • Filner, not back at work, attends all-day mediation session

    Filner, not back at work, attends all-day mediation session
    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....
  • Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality

    Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality
    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...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown holds strong hand on prisons

    Gov. Jerry Brown holds strong hand on prisons
    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. The judges...
  • Prop. 8 ruling parallels societal change

    Prop. 8 ruling parallels societal change
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Gene Mako, Thomas Penfield Jackson

    PASSINGS: Gene Mako, Thomas Penfield Jackson
    Gene Mako 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...
  • Farmers Markets: Picking the best plums and Pluots

    Farmers Markets: Picking the best plums and Pluots
    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. On one...
  • Sex-abuse investigations rip open Catholic Church's secret files

    Sex-abuse investigations rip open Catholic Church's secret files
    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....
  • Why have lieutenant governors?

    Why have lieutenant governors?
    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...
  • Prop. 8: Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in California

    Prop. 8: Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in California
    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,...