| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:14 AM
More than a dozen family members and students appeared in a Glendale courtroom Monday to show their support for a high school public safety instructor accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student.
Delvon Jackson, 38, of Carson pleaded not guilty...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Pit bull advocates on Tuesday derided a new ordinance requiring that pit bulls be spayed or neutered in unincorporated parts of the Riverside County.
Officials said the move was an attempt to reduce the number of pit bull-breed dogs euthanized by county...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Riverside County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to order that pit bulls be spayed or neutered, with officials saying it would help stem a threat to public safety highlighted by recent attacks and reduce the number of dogs euthanized by county...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:07 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers have scheduled a hearing Wednesday into the state's use of solitary confinement in its prisons, legislative action that was promised to encourage inmates to end their 60-day inmate hunger strike this summer over those...
| Oct 1, 2013
Two years ago, California overhauled its criminal justice system by shifting responsibility for many felons from the state government to the counties. There is no denying that the change was abrupt. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Public Safety...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Citing an imminent public safety threat, the Los Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday to immediately begin posting no-trespassing signs in the Tujunga Wash to help clear out the area of homeless encampments.
During a recent tour of the wash, Councilman...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria — At age 70, Ahmad Saidi took up arms after the slaying of his son, a father of five who was killed when a remote-controlled bomb blew up his car.
A neighbor suspected in the attack was later overheard bragging about his "gift" for...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 10:24 PM
The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have given residents new transportation options while drawing protests from the taxicab industry.
Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:30 AM
When the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago launched a magazine in 1947, its editors turned to artist Martyl Schweig Langsdorf for some cover ideas.
The horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were still fresh, and the imminent...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Another political aide at Los Angeles City Hall has filed a harassment lawsuit, this time targeting the office of Councilman Mitchell Englander in the San Fernando Valley.
A former Englander staffer, who identified herself as Jane Doe in her filing,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
WASHINGTON — This month, a leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited an "inevitable fact" as proof.
"There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens, members of Congress will...