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SACRAMENTO — Julie Su doesn't back down from fights when she thinks employers are cheating their workers. In her two years as California's top labor law enforcer, Su has taken on scores of unscrupulous businesses. As state labor commissioner,...
Santa Monica will soon be sporting a new piece of civic art by Olafur Eliasson, and while it’s on a considerably less massive scale than the giant temporary waterfalls the Danish-Icelandic artist installed along the East River in New York City as...
Data may show that the housing markets are in recovery, but a lot of people are still asking: Why buy a home anyway? The housing bust has created great skepticism about the traditional connection between homeownership and the American dream, a survey...
Data may show that the housing markets are in recovery, but a lot of people are still asking: “Who really needs to buy a home anyway?” The housing bust has created great skepticism about the traditional equation of homeownership with the...
Before Carl R. Woese, science divided the living world into two types of organisms: bacteria and everything else. But the University of Illinois professor and colleagues in the 1970s discovered that microbes now called archaea look like bacteria but...
Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she’s interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in...
L.A. NOWA corporate attorney and the founder of California’s first migrant worker bilingual radio station were appointed Friday to the California State University Board of Trustees, the governor’s office announced. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Hugo...
Kevin Guskiewicz, one of the winners of the MacArthur Foundation award announced Tuesday, was long a thorn in the side of the National Football League. Since 1999, he has wired the helmets of about 700 college football players with accelerometers to...
Elouise Cobell, the treasurer of the Blackfeet tribe who tenaciously pursued a lawsuit that accused the federal government of cheating Native Americans out of more than a century's worth of royalties, resulting in a record $3.4-billion settlement, has...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesDetroit: A Biography Scott Martelle Chicago Review Press: 288 pp., $24.95 In February 1863, Thomas Faulkner, a Detroit saloon owner of mixed-race background, was arrested on the charge of raping a 9-year-old white girl. Despite his protestations of...
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Culture MonsterThe Doris Duke Foundation has announced a new $50 million funding initiative for jazz, contemporary dance and theater, which includes the nation's biggest charitable grant program for individual artists. On top of that, the Duke Foundation says it will...
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