| Dec 31, 2013
| 11:42 AM
By all accounts, 2013 was a better year for the book business: Previous reports of its demise proved unfounded, as the Los Angeles Times' David Ulin wrote recently. And thanks to the Internet and assorted literary blogs, it was a good year of literary...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:24 PM
SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was stripped of his legislative committee assignments Tuesday pending the outcome of a federal investigation into allegations that he took $88,000 in bribes.
Calderon, a Montebello Democrat, also lost a...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Some 67.5% of Americans polled do not trust real estate agents, according to an online Google Consumer Surveys poll last month.
We’re not sure why Choice Home Warranty would conduct and publish such a poll, since you’d think real estate...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Of all the new fall shows, ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was the most anticipated and continues to be among the most closely monitored by critics, columnists and Industry bloggers. Many people who are not ABC executives want this show to...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Question: I have been on my homeowners association board for two years. All communication between the board and the attorney goes through the association's manager before distribution to the board. I just discovered the manager has been withholding...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:56 AM
The "statement of fact" -- that narrative document that lays out what a corporate defendant has done wrong, without actually mentioning anything that could hurt the corporation in court -- has become our generation's big new literary genre. The...
| Dec 5, 2013
A little more than 20 years ago, Congress did something that, today, is hard to imagine. Lawmakers from both parties and across the political spectrum found common ground and passed, by a near-unanimous vote, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson on Friday abandoned a plan to boost the size of gifts that lawmakers can accept from companies seeking city contracts, opting to leave the amount unchanged.
The council had instructed City Atty. Mike...
| Dec 11, 2013
Re "Mahony's sins," Letters, and "He made the world better," Mailbag, Dec. 7
Just imagine if the opinion section had had no words. Imagine if the only pieces on Saturday's page had been those two pictures, which stand in stark, stomach-churning contrast...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:21 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday dropped its plan for hiking the limit on gifts that can be accepted by elected and other high-level officials, opting to leave the amount unchanged.
Council members came under fire two months ago for instructing...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:27 PM
The Los Angeles City Council has dropped a plan to increase the limit on gifts city officials can accept.
As The Times’ David Zahniser reported, two months ago council members voted to draft a law allowing people with financial...