A former leader of Mara Salvatrucha combines religious conviction and charisma to try to turn kids away from the lethal streets. He shows pictures of gang members and says: 'All these guys are dead.'
Millions of dollars in stolen goods are believed to be passing from a Latino street group to Middle Easterners in the U.S. for resale.
A brutal band born near MacArthur Park has spread to 33 other states and five countries. For the first time, the FBI forms a nationwide task force to go after a single gang.
Last year, James Hammond, the superintendent of the Montclair-Ontario Unified School District in the Inland Empire, was paid $492,077. Jonathan Eagan, the principal of a junior high school in the Bay Area city of Martinez made $279,669.
California is tops when it come to driving with the top down. Convertible car buyers are affluent, more educated and tend to live in California, especially Southern California, according to Experian Automotive, an industry research company and arm of the giant consumer credit rating agency. Moreover, the top five convertible models on the road during the first quarter of 2014 were the Ford Mustang, Chrysler Sebring, Mazda Miata/MX-5, BMW 3-Series and Chevrolet Corvette, Experian found. The Mustang was the best-selling ragtop in every state. Experian looked at convertible buyers during the first quarter of this year and found that half hold at least a bachelor’s degree. That...