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  • Neighbors accuse church of too much joyful noise

    Neighbors accuse church of too much joyful noise
    "Is this a church?" Sidonie Smith said as she stood outside Grant Elementary in Santa Monica. "I'm so excited about the impact it will have on our community. I've been praying for a church to come here for 40 years." Not all residents share Smith's...
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King lays an egg on the farm bill

     Iowa Rep. Steve King lays an egg on the farm bill
    Chickens and eggs have provoked a controversy in Congress over what comes first, interstate commerce rules or state laws. According to Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa (the nation's largest egg-producing state), California's new law requiring...
  • Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes surprise visit to L.A. City Hall

    Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes surprise visit to L.A. City Hall
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, in a political pinch back home after admitting to crack cocaine use, paid an unexpected visit to Los Angeles City Hall on Monday, wandering the marble hallways in search of Mayor Eric Garcetti or anyone willing to sit down with ...
  • Recession's over: Why aren't public services coming back?

    Recession's over: Why aren't public services coming back?
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — At Noble Prentis Elementary School, a classroom is crammed with 31 students and all their backpacks and books. Last year, the fifth-grade class had just 17 students, but a teaching position was cut when the school ran short of...
  • Should states restore recession cuts? Four arguments for and against

    Should states restore recession cuts? Four arguments for and against
    Does spending less money on state government stimulate the economy? That’s a question raised in a Los Angeles Times story Friday about states that have not restored budget cuts made during the belt-tightening of the recession. The story focuses on...
  • U.S. prosecutors interview Hoboken mayor over Christie allegations

    U.S. prosecutors interview Hoboken mayor over Christie allegations
    TRENTON, N.J. — The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy said Sunday that she was told an ultimatum tying recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project came directly from Republican Gov. Chris Christie, a...
  • Candidates line up to succeed L.A. Councilmen Parks, LaBonge

    Candidates line up to succeed L.A. Councilmen Parks, LaBonge
    With the next Los Angeles municipal election more than a year away, more than a dozen people have already stepped forward to compete for seats held by two of City Hall's most prominent political veterans: Councilmen Bernard C. Parks and Tom LaBonge....
  • Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St. Patrick's parade

    Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St. Patrick's parade
    Amid the ongoing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual rite of spring known as the St. Patrick’s Day parade....
  • San Diego's mayor-elect chooses a woman as police chief

    San Diego's mayor-elect chooses a woman as police chief
    SAN DIEGO – Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer said Wednesday that he plans to name Assistant Chief Shelley Zimmerman to succeed Chief Bill Lansdowne, who is set to retire Monday after 10 years heading the San Diego Police Department. Zimmerman, 54,...
  • Long Beach mayor endorses councilman in mayoral race

    Long Beach mayor endorses councilman in mayoral race
    Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster announced a widely anticipated endorsement in the race for the city’s highest office Tuesday, throwing his name behind Councilman Robert Garcia. The announcement ends months of speculation over whether Foster would...
  • San Diego Council votes to close La Jolla beach in seal pupping season

    San Diego Council votes to close La Jolla beach in seal pupping season
    SAN DIEGO -- Delving gingerly into one of the most contentious issues in local politics, the City Council voted 6 to 3 on Monday to close the beach at the Children's Pool in La Jolla during the annual five-month pupping season of harbor seals. For two...