| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:36 PM
More than 1,000 old concrete buildings in Los Angeles and hundreds more throughout the county may be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake, according to a Times analysis.
By the most conservative estimate, as many as 50 of these buildings in the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Citing free-speech rights, La Cañada Flintridge leaders voted this week to officially allow fortunetellers, palm readers, psychics and other self-styled clairvoyants to set up shop within city limits.
The issue came up after the city received...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:35 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to give Californians a better peek into the wallets of their elected officials and to provide the state's ethics watchdog agency with more tools to hold politicians accountable for misconduct....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:26 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation to give Californians a better picture of the financial interests of their public officials but balked at a bill that would require a study of replacing a database on campaign contributions....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — When officials were trying to sell the most sweeping earthquake regulations in a generation, they weren't afraid to play off the pride many residents feel about their city.
Unless thousands of apartments with weak first floors were...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:20 PM
SAN DIEGO — Of the many attractions that make San Diego distinct from other locales in Southern California, two of the most popular are Comic-Con and the Chargers.
The annual nerd-fest that is Comic-Con is an unrivaled summer explosion of costumed...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The fluorescent green Spring Street bike lane that bicyclists and downtown residents loved but film location scouts and production managers hated has been stripped off the street. It’s been repainted a darker shade of green. In fact, it looks more...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Longtime Bell city administrator Robert Rizzo, who became a national symbol for public corruption for alleged graft in the small city, pleaded no contest to 69 charges, prosecutors said Thursday.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Residential blocks east of Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles are filling in as the area attracts more young singles, couples and baby boomers.
Six real estate parcels, now mostly parking lots in the shadow of AT&T Center, have been purchased in...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:18 PM
It’s Walktober, in case you didn't know, and Oct. 1 is the Walking Day of Action, which means superheroes dressed as lucha libre wrestlers will appear at several Los Angeles street corners at various times all day to protect pedestrians from cars...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called a Dec. 3 special election to fill a vacant Los Angeles-area Assembly seat.
At least six candidates have said they intend to run for the 54th Assembly District post previously occupied by Holly Mitchell, a Democrat who...