A long-distance ocean swimmer who was attacked by a great white shark at Manhattan Beach over the weekend said he stared the predator in the eye as it sunk its teeth into his chest before finally releasing him.
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.
The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations that command staff in some of the city's police stations artificially inflated the number of officers they had on patrol to comply with department regulations.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may be running for governor someday. So his first mayoral visit to Sacramento last week was intriguing. Yes, of course, it's way too early to speculate about who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, a virtual cinch to win a record fourth — and final — term in November. But that never stops a political junkie. Anyway, as much as last week's primary election for statewide offices was ho-hum, the next one should be a humdinger. And that's fun to hypothesize. Assuming Garcetti performs well at City Hall and is easily reelected in 2017 — and doesn't make a foolish campaign pledge to serve out his term — the Democrat could...