| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:05 PM
The FBI has requested records from the Central Basin Municipal Water District related to a groundwater storage plan that was the subject of bitter, long-running legal battle in southeast Los Angeles County.
Investigators are also seeking the personnel...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday that he would rely on scientists to determine whether the city should issue permits to build two Hollywood skyscrapers on what could be an active earthquake fault running directly beneath the Vine Street...
| Jun 22, 2013
Re "Report criticizes teaching schools," June 18
The main thrust of teacher training programs should be how to teach. To do so, schools of education — including those at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University, identified by a report as having...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Longtime Kentucky bourbon maker Elmer T. Lee, who introduced a single-barrel bourbon brand that helped spark the industry's comeback, has died. He was 93.
Lee, who held the title of master distiller emeritus at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, died Tuesday...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:15 PM
State Board of Education officials delayed a decision Wednesday on adopting new science standards that would tackle fewer subjects more deeply and favor hands-on experiments over rote memorization of facts.
The board decided to take up the issue...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:15 PM
A former Santa Ana mayor turned headstone hunter, Gordon Bricken explored Orange County cemeteries to document how many Civil War veterans were buried there — and then set out to tell their tales.
One astonishing story: The influx of hundreds of...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Douglas Carl Engelbart, who in the 1960s envisioned the power of interconnected computers to accelerate the pursuit of knowledge and solve the world's increasingly complex problems, laying the foundation for the modern computing age and the Internet, died...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Spider webs combine a strength and elasticity unmatched by anything we humans can make. They don't trigger much of an immune response in us and are "insoluble in water, two facts that the classical Greeks exploited when they used cobwebs to patch bleeding...
| Jan 30, 2013
Almost on impulse, almost 35 years ago, Richard M. Walden and a friend rounded up six tons of relief supplies and a jet to ferry them to Vietnamese boat people in Malaysia. Thus was Operation California — now Operation USA — born. A Times...
| May 14, 2013
| 9:50 PM
Hip-hop star Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine are donating $70 million to USC for a new academy that they say will give students the tools they need to break into the rapidly changing music industry.
Scheduled to be announced by Dre (whose given...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Hip-hop star Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine are scheduled to announce Wednesday a $70-million donation to USC for a new academy that they say will give students new facilities and the tools they need to break into the rapidly changing music...