| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Nearing the three-week mark, jurors in the Bell corruption trial resumed deliberations Thursday without any indication that a verdict is close. The four-week trial of Luis Artiga, Victor Bello, George Cole, Oscar Hernandez, Teresa Jacobo and George...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:24 PM
A federal magistrate has recommended the release of a prison inmate serving life without parole for a triple murder arson, ruling the man received a “fundamentally unfair” trial because of his lawyer’s “unprofessional”...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Deliberations resumed Wednesday in the Bell corruption trial, marking the 13th day of discussions regarding the bloated salaries of six former council members accused of inflating their pay by serving on boards and agencies that rarely met. The panel did....
| May 1, 2013
| 8:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Democratic Rep. Mel Watt to head the federal housing agency that oversees taxpayer-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a White House official said Wednesday.
Watt, an 11-term congressman from North Carolina,...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 10:30 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's gun controls are among the toughest in the nation, but they're severely weakened by Washington's failure to pass strong national laws.
It's sort of like the chain analogy — a chain being only as strong as its...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:17 PM
An Orange County movie producer convicted of bilking mostly elderly investors out of $9.5 million in a Ponzi scam involving B movies such as “Confessions of a Pit Fighter” and “Lake Dead” has been sentenced to 27 years in state...
| 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...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:09 PM
State and federal authorities cleared the way Friday for Tesoro Corp. to buy BP's Carson refinery, the Arco brand and other assets, and the Texas oil giant agreed to California restrictions on prices, jobs and retrofits to protect the environment.
| May 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Tesoro Corp. won federal and state clearance for its purchase of BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations and other assets for $2.4 billion, an acquisition that would further concentrate the state's fuel-making capacity into only two players — Tesoro and...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:31 PM
In recent years, Prime Healthcare has built a reputation as a take-no-prisoners company willing to run roughshod over patients and employees alike in its quest for profits — $283 million on revenue of $1.6 billion in 2010, according to a financial...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Anthem Blue Cross may be breaking California law by requiring some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy, according to the state attorney general's office.
Anthem, the state's largest for-profit health insurer,...