| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you haven’t seen it, check out the commercial for GoldieBlox that’s sweeping the Internet. It’s an ad for a set of interactive toys and books that encourages girls to build their own castles rather than wait for princes to come do...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:00 PM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Not long ago, the Republican National Committee did something out of the ordinary: The party issued a formal statement marking Diwali, an important Hindu holiday.
"Diwali and the lighting of the Diya celebrate the...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 7:15 PM
From what I've been reading, the Santa Monica killer was packing an illegal assault rifle and 40 high-capacity ammunition magazines. He sprayed 100 bullets and had access to 1,300.
And, oh yes, he was a mental case.
The guy's exact background and...
| May 26, 2013
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:59 PM
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.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:33 PM
For the third year in a row, Caltech has been ranked as the top research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain. Three other California campuses — Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA — also scored in the top...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Occidental Petroleum Corp. is selling off a minority stake in Middle East and North Africa oil fields along with other assets in an effort to boost value for shareholders.
The Westwood oil and gas giant said those decisions come as part of a push to...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Nicholas Spitzer and Davide Dulcis felt for people in higher latitudes whose attitudes soured in the shorter daylight hours of winter.
The neuroscientists, who work in balmy San Diego, wondered whether summer was a bummer for rats. They’re...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:40 AM
An attorney supportive of the protesters who were pepper-sprayed two years ago at UC Davis criticized a recent decision to pay the former campus police officer involved in the incident $38,055 in worker's compensation.
As the result of a claim filed...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:35 PM
The University of California is being required to pay $38,055 in workers’ compensation to the former UC Davis police officer who received worldwide notoriety for pepper spraying campus protesters two years ago.
John Pike had filed for the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:01 PM
A hundred years ago, California yanked a water-engineering wonder out of a desert, so why can't we conjure a thoughtful ink-and-paper magazine out of the era of digital publishing? The watery miracle worker was William Mulholland, whose spectacular and...