| Apr 6, 2010
| 9:34 PM
In the search for who to blame for the financial-system meltdown, some names show up on any short list more often than others. Some of those individuals will be testifying in Washington over the next three days at hearings called......
| Apr 8, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The FBI is investigating an affordable-housing deal in which Los Angeles officials channeled $26 million to a developer who they knew was under criminal investigation for alleged misuse of public funds, city officials said Thursday. The developer, David...
| Jun 24, 2010
Unable to obtain insurance, Maywood announced this week it would lay off nearly all its employees, disband its Police Department and entrust all municipal operations to the neighboring city of Bell.
But Bell may have problems of its own. The Los...
| Aug 25, 2010
Bell council members earned tens of thousands of dollars over the last four years as members of city commissions that rarely met, records reviewed by The Times show.
Bell's Surplus Property Authority, for example, met once between January 2007 and July...
| Jul 15, 2010
Bell, one of the poorest cities in Los Angeles County, pays its top officials some of the highest salaries in the nation, including nearly $800,000 annually for its city manager, according to documents reviewed by The Times.
In addition to the $787,637...
| Aug 1, 2010
The searchers carved skid row into quadrants and advanced in small groups, aiming flashlights into the cold.
They moved between nylon tents and cardboard lean-tos in the Toy District, where junkies had stripped the streetlights and left whole blocks in...
| Jan 6, 2011
Jean Benson Wilkinson, who became one of the first Los Angeles public school teachers to be fired for refusing to cooperate with McCarthy-era investigators, died Dec. 28 in Berkeley. She was 96.
FOR THE RECORD: Jean Wilkinson: In the...
| Mar 10, 2011
Sometimes, the peach on a backyard tree is just a peach, a sweet, home-grown bonus. In certain circles of Altadena, though, that peach is a gateway fruit.
One tree becomes three, which becomes an orchard. The quest for organic fertilizer leads to a flock...
| Aug 26, 2011
The burly construction workers ignore the lanky man as he dips beneath steel beams, plods through muddy puddles and inches his way past the spinning barrel of a cement mixer. In his neat jeans, button-down shirt and leather brogues, he clearly is not...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 1:57 PM
Mitt Romney's taxes were the talk of the campaign and the latest Gallup national tracking poll showed him falling behind Newt Gingrich in the wake of his stinging defeat in last weekend's South Carolina primary. But as he campaigned briefly Tuesday in...
| Mar 9, 2010
| 4:35 PM
First, there is the study in opposites: the sprawl of concrete meeting a spread of fecund growth, white picket fence lining city street, the roar of freeway competing with the screech of a hen celebrating the laying of the morning's first egg. Path to...