| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:26 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's huge pension fund reported a 16.2% return on its investments in 2013 — its best results in more than a decade.
The California Public Employees' Retirement System, which provides benefits to about 1.7 million state...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:51 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's refusal Monday to revive an Arizona law that largely banned abortions after 20 weeks put off for at least another year a clear constitutional ruling on whether conservative states may adopt new restrictions on...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:47 AM
Labor leaders hope a proposal that would dramatically raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles for workers at large hotels to roughly $15 an hour will be a step toward pay hikes for other industries.
Members of the City Council expected to propose that...
| Jan 5, 2014
Nearly two years ago, the brilliant facade of the Los Angeles Fire Department cracked. Long regarded as one of the nation's premier firefighting agencies, it was reduced by the recession and budget cuts and left unable to deliver the high standard of...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:03 PM
DENVER — At 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday, a harried Jay Griffin shouted to the crowd pressed against the roped-off lines leading to his storefront counter: "One minute until we make history!"
Sixty seconds later, he and a handful of other pot shop...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Sheriff Lee Baca followed up his Monday endorsement of a plan to subject his office to an oversight commission with a Tuesday announcement that he would resign. Tougher scrutiny of the sheriff makes sense, he seemed to be saying -- just not for me....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will meet Friday with a group of newly elected mayors, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, for a discussion on job creation, a White House official said.
The president plans to...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Los Angeles County officials said Wednesday that they were launching a review of the criminal clearance process for foster parents selected by private agencies following a Times report that included information about children killed or maimed by...
| Dec 24, 2013
In a desolate stretch of South L.A., an unused train track winds its way along the east-west corridor of Slauson Avenue. A shabby path of dirt and rails, it is a sad reminder that the bustling manufacturing industry that once flourished in the area is...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:06 PM
One in every four GPS devices used to track serious criminals released in Los Angeles County has proved to be faulty, according to a probation department audit — allowing violent felons to roam undetected for days or, in some cases, weeks.
| Dec 29, 2013
The Detroit bankruptcy court judge's ruling that employee pensions are "on the table" for potential reductions has spurred yet another round of acrimonious debate between those on the right who blame public-sector pensions for virtually all of government'...