| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:32 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for same-sex marriages to resume in California as the justices, in a procedural ruling, turned away the defenders of Proposition 8.
Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking for the 5-4 majority,...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:28 AM
WASHINGTON -- Same-sex marriages will resume in California in a matter of weeks, lawyers who challenged the state's Proposition 8 said.
"Let the marriages begin," attorney Ted Boutros declared to a crowd of supporters gathered on the sidewalk outside...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:32 PM
SACRAMENTO--This is the 50th anniversary year of arguably the biggest, bitterest brawl ever in California's Capitol. And looking back today, it seems almost inconceivable what the fracas was all about.
It was waged over whether homeowners and...
| May 7, 2013
| 8:38 PM
"Hi guys, long time no see," Wendy Greuel said, strolling into Tolliver's barbershop as if she were a regular.
It was her third mayoral campaign visit to the South Los Angeles institution where the haircuts are cheap and the political banter is free....
| 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 26, 2013
| 4:54 PM
SACRAMENTO — The way I read it, the Supreme Court concluded what increasing numbers of Californians have been saying: that opponents of same-sex marriage can't show any personal harm from two gay people exchanging vows.
The justices wrote in...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:01 PM
After several outings beachcombing for buyers, actor David Spade has said "buh-bye" to his oceanfront house in Malibu.
The buyers are Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos and his wife, Nicole Avant, former U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas, according to...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:41 PM
When five giant mortgage firms signed a landmark $25-billion mortgage settlement last year, officials hailed debt forgiveness as the primary strategy to preserve homeownership.
The banks hoped to avoid further enforcement action over widespread...
| Sep 30, 2013
Millions of desks sit empty in elementary school classrooms because of truancy each year, costing schools billions of dollars, wasting public resources and squandering one of the country's most precious resources: its young people.
We tend to think of...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The California Supreme Court refused Monday to stop gays from marrying while it considers a legal bid to revive Proposition 8.
The court rejected a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of the 2008 ballot measure, to stop the issuing of marriage...