| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:25 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown called for a sharp increase in funding for a program to map dangerous earthquake faults in California, reviving an effort hobbled by budget cuts over the last two decades.
Brown's proposal caps months of debate on whether city and state...
| Dec 17, 2013
Sheriff Lee Baca had his hands full last week responding to the arrests of 18 of his current and former deputies amid a continuing investigation into abuse of inmates at Los Angeles County's jails, so let's hope he hasn't forgotten that he is due to...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:45 PM
One of the trickier problems in animal welfare is stopping the illegal sale of underage rabbits, kittens, turtles, birds and other exotic animals on street corners in Los Angeles. The area outside Santee Alley, the popular and densely filled open-air...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti set up a new command center Wednesday to minimize the threat that hackers, terrorists or foreign enemies will disrupt computer water, power, transportation and public safety systems.
In an executive directive creating the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:59 PM
The police chief in Sanford, Fla., the city made famous by the confrontation between George Zimmerman and an unarmed teenager, is moving to disarm neighborhood watch volunteers, ban them from pursuing suspects and conduct background checks as part of a...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:00 AM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Each year, Halloween is a massive operation at Dean Karlan's house, drawing in members of his family, particularly his 13-year-old daughter, Maya.
Maya's enthusiasm for Halloween knows few bounds. She makes her own costumes: a...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:03 PM
After nearly two decades behind bars, Mark Anthony White saw a chance for freedom last year when California voters softened the state's tough three-strikes law.
Within weeks of the election, White asked a judge to reduce his 25-years-to-life sentence...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:43 PM
Los Angeles city building officials have concluded that it would take inspectors more than a year to identify all the apartment buildings in the city that have a certain type of wood frame that is vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake.
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have been offering an alternative to driving or hailing taxicabs.
Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues to appeal a recent decision by...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:29 PM
A former staffer to Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city, alleging that one of the lawmaker's top aides repeatedly made inappropriate sexual comments to her.
The staffer, identified as...
| 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,...