| Apr 13, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosaâs all-expenses-paid vacation to South Africa last July, provided by the group Academy of Achievement, was valued at $17,346 -- topping the list of gifts he received in 2009, city records show. During his trip to......
| May 30, 2010
The job: Advocating in Sacramento for small companies. Hauge is president of Small Business California, a San Francisco organization he helped found in 2005. Since then, the group has become a major player in the statehouse, weighing in on issues...
| Apr 15, 2011
Arthur Marx, a veteran television writer, playwright, celebrity biographer and memoirist who wrote extensively about an often fractious life with his father, comedic legend Groucho Marx, has died. He was 89 and died of natural causes Thursday at his Los...
| Nov 10, 2010
Alex Fagan Sr., who went from highly decorated street cop to San Francisco police chief during a 30-year career that ended in a scandal involving his rookie officer son and a bag of fajitas, died Monday after collapsing on a London street. He was 60.
| Dec 4, 2010
Joe Cerrell, a prominent political consultant who over several decades helped steer successful campaigns for both the presidency and top offices in California, died Friday. He was 75.
Cerrell, who had pneumonia, died at St. John's Pleasant Valley...
| Jul 28, 2010
Jack Tatum, the storied Oakland Raiders safety best known for landing the hit that paralyzed New England receiver Darryl Stingley, has died. He was 61.
Tatum, among the most feared and respected NFL players of his era, died of a heart attack Tuesday...
| Jul 9, 2011
Edna Aliewine, a small woman who left a large imprint on South Los Angeles as founder of the Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade and co-creator of the Watts walk of fame, died at her home Tuesday. She was 90 and had lymphoma, her family said.
| May 21, 2011
So here's Peter Ueberroth, L.A.'s Olympic champion, chairman of the Newport Beach investor company the Contrarian Group, sharing his office with someone else -- his border collie, Koot, for Kootenai, the Idaho county where Ueberroth found him abandoned....
| Jan 6, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Capsule version and full text of Republican's final State of the State address, warning of more cuts....
| Dec 13, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Gay rights has made strides, but also suffered setback, in an uneven political year....
| Oct 8, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made an unannounced stop at a San Francisco Democratic Party gala Wednesday night -- and wasn???t exactly greeted with open arms. When the Republican governor took the podium and began to speak, San Francisco Assemblyman Tom...