Combatants in some of next year’s already crowded races for state Assembly continue to line up endorsements, including in the race for the newly drawn 46th District in the San Fernando Valley. This week, Democrat Adrin Nazarian, an aide to ...
The announcement that two actresses from the film "The Help" received Academy Awards nominations gave a timely boost to more than 300 domestic workers who traveled by buses to Sacramento to lobby for a new law to protect housekeepers and nannies.
After being harassed by fellow students at Tehachapi High School in 2010, Seth Walsh took his life. Three months later, a bill was introduced in the state Legislature that would help protect students from bullying.
California prison officials are opposing legislation that would increase media access to inmates, saying it would cost too much money to facilitate interviews. In a letter dated Thursday, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said the bill would "cr
As the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to effectively ban medical marijuana dispensaries, a state lawmaker vowed to push forward on legislation that would establish statewide regulations on growing, transporting and selling medical pot.
Director Tony Scott suicide: The Vincent Thomas Bridge is California's third largest suspension bridge and towers 185 feet above the water, but suicides there are relatively rare, Los Angeles County coroner's officials said.
A bill that prohibits local law enforcement from holding arrestees on behalf of federal immigration authorities cleared the state Legislature on Friday morning. AB 1081 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), also known as the Trust Act, awaits the gover
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill that will allow hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. Times reporter Anthony York will discuss these issues and others related to the flurry of bill-signings during a ...
There is a parade of journalists these days passing through California's hard-core Pelican Bay State Prison, home to the state's most violent and dangerous inmates. But the wing that reporters most want to see -- and the inmates whom they ...
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris says a federal program whose goal is to deport illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes has made illegal immigrants fearful of cooperating with police, even when they were the victims.
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday told local law enforcement agencies that they were not obligated to comply with a controversial federal program launched in 2008 with the goal of deporting immigrants convicted of serious crimes. It was Harris' fi
State lawmakers were sworn in to a reshaped Legislature on Monday, with Democrats holding historic two-thirds supermajorities in both houses and the party's leaders calling for investment in public education and infrastructure after years of fiscal retrenchmen