Orange County Sheriff's Department officials say the person who left porcelain dolls at the homes of several young girls in an upscale San Clemente neighborhood meant it as a gesture of "goodwill" and did not intend to cause concern among parents.
Los Angeles County's ambitious, multibillion-dollar drive to upgrade jails and detention centers is leaving behind a dilapidated, 100-year-old lockup for juveniles east of downtown.
Los Angeles transit officials proudly point to growing ridership on the county¿s light-rail and subway system, which last year saw a 5% increase in the number of passengers getting on trains.
The inmate in blue jail-issue scrubs turned toward Mecca and sang the midday call to prayer heard at Muslim places of worship around Southern California on the last Friday of Ramadan.
Thousands of elementary school teachers have been asked this summer to hold on to their lesson plans as 37 school districts throughout the state seek to show that they are providing students with required exercise.
It is near midnight. The Ramadan prayers have just been said, the congregants have paid respect to Allah and headed home. Only the gray-haired imam and his wife remain at the little house of faith they have devoted their lives to.
When state regulators tried to tally water use across California recently, they didn't exactly get a flood of cooperation.
MIAMI -- The tale of Yasiel Puig's death-defying escape from Cuba has proved so captivating, Hollywood has already bought the movie rights. But there's at least one part his story that hasn't been fully told. Before he defected and signed with the Dodgers, Puig allegedly acted as an informant for the Cuban government, accusing at least three people of offering to help him defect and providing testimony that landed all three in prison, according to court documents filed here in South Florida and in Cuba. "That is among the worst things that you can be among the Cubans, is to be an informer," said Pedro Roig, a senior consultant with the Institute for Cuban and...