| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Bob Thompson fondly remembers when Downey was buzzing with pride and payrolls as a major hub for work on the Apollo space program and the construction site for six space shuttles.
"Since the beginning of time, we had all these world leaders who looked...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:23 PM
SACRAMENTO — A prominent lobbying firm in Sacramento faces fines for failing to report fund-raising expenses that benefited about 40 state legislators and other officials, according to Capitol sources.
The firm, Sloat Higgins Jensen and...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Backyard beekeepers are urging the city to allow Angelenos to keep hives at home, joining the ranks of cities such as New York and Santa Monica that already permit the practice in residential areas.
The Los Angeles City Council is slated to vote...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:55 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Attorney Gloria Allred, who filed the sexual harassment lawsuit that led to the resignation of Mayor Bob Filner, said Tuesday the case should be a warning to other elected officials nationwide not to harass their employees.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power union leader Brian D'Arcy's effort to "clear the air" and explain what happened to more than $40 million in ratepayer money paid to two nonprofits has failed to convince city leaders calling for full accounting of...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:04 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Breaking his silence after admitting his firm made improper payments to approximately 40 elected officials, lobbyist Kevin Sloat said Monday that the company has put new controls in place to prevent future violations.
In an agreement...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:50 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom are among 40 elected officials being notified by state ethics authorities that contributions they received from a lobbyist were improper.
Lobbyists are not permitted to donate to, or...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:29 PM
I wasn't in the courtroom, but the verdict last week in the felony trial of state Sen. Roderick Wright makes sense to me.
It took the jury less than three days to find Wright guilty of lying about where he lived during his run for state Senate in 2008,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:08 PM
State Controller John Chiang has asked every public school district in the state to provide salary and benefit information for all employees and elected officials so that it can be posted on the Internet and shared with the public.
Chiang has said...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:21 PM
State Controller John Chiang has asked every public school district in the state to provide salary and benefit information for all employees and elected officials so that it can be posted on the Web and shared with the public.
Chiang has said that...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:59 AM
A man who was run over by a Long Beach trash truck while lying on the beach Tuesday remains in critical but stable condition, city officials said.
The man, who has not been identified, was struck about 9 a.m. on the beach between 54th and 55th places by...