Emad Salem struggled to keep the alibis, aliases and lies straight. He grew a beard; he shaved. He gained weight; he dieted. Plastic surgery reconfigured his looks.
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.
Two Santa Ana women were found guilty of voluntary manslaughter Thursday for the fatal beating of a 23-year-old newlywed outside a nightclub, in a case made infamous by claims of bystander indifference and marked by wildly conflicting eyewitness accounts.
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday took what it called a "significant step toward restoring public access" at Martin's Beach in San Mateo County by calling on members of the public who have been there over the decades to fill out declarations saying so.
A graduate student at USC walking home from a study group was attacked by at least three men early Thursday morning and died sometime later at his apartment, university officials and police said.
This might not be a season of firsts for the UCLA football team, but it has a chance to be a year of first-in-a-long-times. The Bruins' last conference title was won in 1998, three coaches ago. Their last victory in the Rose Bowl game came in 1986, before Troy Aikman took his first snap wearing the blue and gold. And their last — and only — national title was won in 1954, during the Eisenhower administration. Is the time right for a renaissance? The Bruins have won 19 games over Coach Jim Mora's first two seasons and claimed the Pac-12 South Division in 2012. They have back-to-back victories over USC for the first time this century. All of which has won over...