| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Bosko Magana, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Dolores Mission School in Boyle Heights, began noticing about a year ago that her world was getting a little fuzzy around the edges. But eyeglasses didn't fit into the family budget.
Joanna Hernandez, 13,...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects.
Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking.
It is perhaps that third one that made...
| Nov 14, 2012
Last week, Proposition 30 sailed to victory, and $6-billion worth of nasty budget cuts were avoided.
Guess again, Goldilocks.
K-12 schools and community colleges, in particular, won a temporary reprieve, but they're still wobbly...
| Nov 11, 2012
L.A. pension reforms: An article in the Nov. 9 LATExtra section about Los Angeles mayoral candidate and Councilwoman Jan Perry's plan to reform the city's pension system referred to a plan by former Mayor Richard Riordan to cut retirement costs by...
| Nov 15, 2012
Wilbur K. Woo, a banker and produce merchant who first immigrated to Los Angeles in 1921, when he was 5, and decades later became an influential leader of the city's Chinese American community, has died. He was 96.
Woo, who also worked to strengthen...
| May 30, 2011
In the early positioning in the race to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, most of the political energy is being generated by two candidates who are fighting for long-shot status. Developer Rick Caruso and investment banker Austin Beutner both want to be...
| Aug 29, 2011
First of two parts | Part two
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:36 PM
It is easy, and not altogether untrue, to think of James Q. Wilson as a conservative. He wrote extensively on morality, social order and duty. He was skeptical of gay marriage, supportive of the war in Iraq, and he was......
| Dec 17, 2011
| 4:35 PM
City Council districts change every 10 years as lines are redrawn to reflect demographic shifts recorded in the decennial census. This decade's current redistricting effort is now underway. But except for gaining or losing a few blocks at the far......
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The Los Angeles city clerk is counting and verifying signatures in a petition filed by AIDS Healthcare Foundation to require the city to put an initiative on the June 5 ballot. The subject? Whether to adopt a new law to......
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:37 PM
California Assembly races: Take a look at this week’s sampling of endorsements in next year’s Assembly races....