| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:57 PM
UCLA fans better get used to the sight of Steve Alford. Win or lose, he's going to be around for quite some time.
That's because UCLA's new head basketball coach is bound to the program — and it to him — by a $10.4-million buyout clause...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:35 PM
A state appellate court ruled Tuesday that newspapers have a right to learn, and publish, the names of all the UC Davis campus police officers involved in the controversial and much-publicized pepper-spraying of student protesters in 2011.
| Jun 22, 2013
Re "State backs off public records plan," June 21
Gov. Jerry Brown was right to withdraw his proposal to allow local government agencies not to comply with key provisions of the California Public Records Act. When I was the Los Angeles County district...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 7:20 PM
SACRAMENTO —You don't normally see politicians who are firmly planted in their positions suddenly do acrobatic 180-degree turns.
But last week was very abnormal in California's Capitol. Odds are what happened won't be repeated for a long while....
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:14 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Breaking a deadlock, leaders of the the state Senate have agreed to act next week on a bill from the Assembly that would restore mandates that local government agencies provide public records to residents on request, officials said Thursday....
| Jun 6, 2013
| 10:23 PM
Government overseers of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum entered into a sweeping secrecy agreement requested by USC to keep under wraps their negotiations to surrender control of the taxpayer-owned venue to the private university, a top stadium...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) introduced a bill Wednesday aimed at keeping the addresses of law-abiding gun owners private. Assembly Bill 134, dubbed the Family Protection Act, would prohibit law enforcement agencies from releasing personal...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:42 AM
The Times editorializes Wednesday against a portion of the state budget bill that would let cities, counties, school districts and other local government agencies decide for themselves whether to comply with the California Public Records Act. The Times&...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:24 PM
SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) said his house would take up an amended version of a major budget bill on Thursday without the proposed limits on public access to open records.
If the measure passes the Assembly and...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:10 PM
SACRAMENTO — Given half a chance — any rationale at all — governments invariably will try to restrict the citizenry's access to public information. Especially if it might shine the light on official stupidity or misbehavior.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:27 PM
Supporters of Exposition Park museums were successful Wednesday in stopping a plan that they said would cripple the institutions by giving USC control of public parking as part of the school's pending takeover of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.