| Jan 14, 2014
Re "Population of prisons to increase," Jan. 10
I am not surprised that news of California's exploding prison population came only days after a report from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission found that, as The Times wrote, "Los Angeles is a city in...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:15 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown plans to increase California's use of private prison cells and leases with local jails even if federal judges agree to give the state more time to meet crowding limits within its own lockups, his budget documents show....
| Jan 15, 2014
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and lawyers for state prison inmates have failed to agree on a plan to handle crowding in the state's prisons, and the judges who ordered the two sides into talks said they would now order a solution themselves.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:21 PM
The newly named interim sheriff of Los Angeles County, current Orange County Undersheriff John L. Scott, said Tuesday that he would continue the momentum of reform in the beleaguered department.
Flanked by four of the five county supervisors, Scott...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Jan 22, 2014
South America's powerhouse faces tough dilemmas in 2014.
Brazil is hastily preparing to host two of the world's premier mega-events: the World Cup starting in June and the Olympics just 24 months later. While it has come under heavy criticism for the...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Peter Azevedo is a hard man to keep on the straight and narrow.
Released from state prison in early 2012, he has been in and out of L.A. County jail at least half a dozen times, serving a few days, a few weeks or a few months for skipping out on...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:29 PM
It’s one thing for fellow Democrats to portray California Gov. Jerry Brown’s reelection as inevitable.
It’s another for one of Brown’s Republican predecessors to suggest that no one on the horizon looks likely to stop the...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:51 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Facing allegations that California keeps convicted murderers and others serving life-with-parole terms in prison an excessive time, the state has agreed to set initial minimum sentences for those inmates.
The deal is part of a settlement...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:35 AM
SAN QUENTIN — North of Silicon Valley on a rocky promontory overlooking San Francisco Bay stands California's oldest prison.
Inmates here are cut off from the innovation the nearby high-tech industry produces. They are not permitted on the...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:31 PM
On a barren stretch of road on the edge of Irvine, a tasteful brown sign topped with a whimsical orange bicycle announces that a long-anticipated addition to the city is finally underway: the thousands of elegant new homes around the perimeter of the...