| Mar 6, 2011
"It's just sad."
That's what East Los Angeles College student George Escobar had to say as we looked in the direction of a new clock tower that was built crooked and had to be fixed at an additional cost of $157,000.
Sad, outrageous, scandalous,...
| Oct 9, 2012
Sal Castro sat in his book-lined den, reduced to writing on a whiteboard to fight what could be his last political battle.
Hours earlier, the "usually glib and gregarious" teacher and activist, as he describes himself, had been released from St....
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:12 PM
It wasn't about money. It was about respect.
That's what Chicago teachers union president Karen Lewis kept reminding the public during the seven-day teachers strike that had parents scrambling and kept 350,000 children out of class.
But there was way...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:21 PM
The dilapidated bleachers at Marshall High School in Silver Lake have been in such a sorry state for so long, I stopped noticing until recently, when I saw a grandfather teeter as he stepped over a sinkhole in the floorboards.
That made me really look...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Bernie Morse, 65, of Century City retired last year from the aerospace industry and joined the ranks of Medicare beneficiaries. The nearly $8,000 he used to spend annually on drugs for a liver condition now will be cut almost in half.
Were a private...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:39 PM
Herbalife International says it's all about helping people "pursue healthy, active lives." UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine likes to think of itself as being in the forefront of medical research and modern healthcare.
But the curious relationship...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:18 PM
SACRAMENTO — The Capitol's three most powerful politicians danced a victory jig Tuesday to celebrate the pending passage of an on-time, balanced state budget. And they did deserve to enjoy the moment.
Spiffed up in dark suits, buttoned jackets and...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Bosko Magana, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Dolores Mission School in Boyle Heights, began noticing about a year ago that her world was getting a little fuzzy around the edges. But eyeglasses didn't fit into the family budget.
Joanna Hernandez, 13,...
| Mar 19, 2013
It would be easy to close the book and say justice has been served in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case.
Two high school football stars were found guilty Sunday of raping an intoxicated 16-year-old at a party in a case that became a national scandal...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Jonathan Ames, creator of HBO's "Bored to Death," sits down with Los Angeles Times' Television Critic Robert Lloyd for a Q&A....
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:37 PM
A school bus collided with a truck in northwest China on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people, including 18 children. Chinese authorities said the bus was overloaded....