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  • CalPERS posts 16.2% return on investments in 2013

    CalPERS posts 16.2% return on investments in 2013
    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...
  • With Arizona case, Supreme Court postpones major abortion ruling

    With Arizona case, Supreme Court postpones major abortion ruling
    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...
  • L.A. may hike minimum wage for hotel workers to highest in U.S.

    L.A. may hike minimum wage for hotel workers to highest in U.S.
    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...
  • Fixing the Fire Department

    Fixing the Fire Department
    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...
  • Colorado begins recreational pot experiment with first sales

    Colorado begins recreational pot experiment with first sales
    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...
  • L.A. needs a better way to pick and keep tabs on its sheriff

    L.A. needs a better way to pick and keep tabs on its sheriff
    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....
  • Obama to meet with new mayors at White House to talk jobs

    Obama to meet with new mayors at White House to talk jobs
    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...
  • L.A. County to reevaluate approval process for foster parents

    L.A. County to reevaluate approval process for foster parents
    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...
  • A greenbelt future for South L.A.

    A greenbelt future for South L.A.
    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...
  • One in four GPS devices on criminals in L.A. County were faulty

    One in four GPS devices on criminals in L.A. County were faulty
    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. The...
  • When it comes to pensions, California is no Detroit

     When it comes to pensions, California is no Detroit
    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'...