Authorities have launched an investigation into the deaths of roughly 50 peacocks that have been killed with arrows, bullets and poison over the last two years in Rolling Hills Estates.
Los Angeles County's ambitious, multibillion-dollar drive to upgrade jails and detention centers is leaving behind a dilapidated, 100-year-old lockup for juveniles east of downtown.
Los Angeles transit officials proudly point to growing ridership on the county¿s light-rail and subway system, which last year saw a 5% increase in the number of passengers getting on trains.
The inmate in blue jail-issue scrubs turned toward Mecca and sang the midday call to prayer heard at Muslim places of worship around Southern California on the last Friday of Ramadan.
Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members cite: love of country and sense of duty. The fact that it wasn't technically his country didn't occur to the Canadian-born son of parents from Barbados and Jamaica. "I didn't even think of myself as a noncitizen," he said, until he began thinking about becoming a pilot. Air Force pilots are officers. Officers must be U.S. citizens. So he applied for citizenship, he said, in hopes "of serving my country even more in this way." Harris, 23, will no longer face a citizenship barrier after he goes to the White House on Friday for a naturalization ceremony. ...