| Jan 19, 2011
R. Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who served as the social conscience of two administrations, launching the Peace Corps for his brother-in-law, President Kennedy, and leading the "war on poverty" for President Johnson, has died. He was 95.
| Apr 4, 2011
Los Angeles' mayoral election is still nearly two years away, but the field of candidates already is taking shape. And the race is certain to present voters with starkly different choices about who should run Los Angeles next. More contenders...
| Mar 3, 2011
The Los Angeles Community College District had launched a $5.7-billion campaign to modernize its nine campuses, and district leaders wanted the world to know. They hired marketing consultant Joan Marshall to help spread the word.
She worked closely...
| Sep 29, 2011
Reporting from Sacramento -- Every month, Ann Ravel gets a paycheck from her salary as chairwoman of California's ethics watchdog agency and a second, bigger check from her public pension as a retiree.
The double payments, which total more than $305,...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 1:35 PM
The retirement of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords brought an outpouring of warm wishes from colleagues of the popular congresswoman -- and launched a scramble for an upcoming special election to determine whether Democrats will be able to hold the Arizona seat....
| Jan 25, 2012
Award-winning Greek filmmaker
Theo Angelopoulos, 76, an award-winning Greek filmmaker known for his slow and dreamlike style as a director, was killed in a road accident Tuesday in Athens.
Police and hospital officials said...
| Dec 22, 2009
It's chilly and hard to see at 4 a.m. as Martin Maher throttles up his turbocharged work boat against the swells. He is set to rendezvous with a Chinese container ship three miles beyond the Port of Los Angeles breakwater.
His mission: Deliver a port...
| Oct 25, 2009
Government employees tend to be easy fodder for mockery. That is particularly true when the ribbing suits the needs of political candidates trying to appear vigilant about the growth of government.
In her quest to become governor of California, for...
| Feb 1, 2010
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The Los Angeles City Council could vote this week on whether to proceed with the elimination of 1,000 positions to address this yearâs $208-million deficit and the cityâs dwindling reserve fund. But the city's top budget analyst, Miguel Santana, is......
| Feb 2, 2010
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A plan to close Los Angelesâ budget gap by eliminating at least 1,000 positions in Los Angeles city government is headed to the full City Council for consideration Wednesday, but it failed to win majority support from members of the......
| Feb 3, 2010
| 4:33 PM
As the Los Angeles City Council debated how to close a budget shortfall that is expected to grow to nearly $484 million next fiscal year, the cityâs top budget analyst for the first time identified more than $30 million in......