| Feb 8, 2012
| 8:28 PM
The Supreme Court has nine justices, but if the constitutional fight over same-sex marriage reaches them this year, the decision will probably come down to just one: a California Republican and Reagan-era conservative who has nonetheless written the...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 3:49 AM
Twelve men have been charged with soliciting sex from undercover female officers in exchange for money along the U.S. 1 corridor in Laurel, Howard County police said Tuesday.
Thursday's arrests marked the third county police sting operation this year....
| Feb 19, 2012
A country as large, diverse and modern as ours depends on an elaborate system of laws to run efficiently and fairly. The number of laws grows as the nation gets bigger and the economy more complex. Consider, as a crude measure of growth, the size of the...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Conservatives took great relish this week in attacking President Barack Obama for some ill-considered observations regarding the Supreme Court and its role in reviewing the administration's health care reform law. One would think that the nation's highest...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 7:42 AM
Since it opened in 1893, Bakersfield High School has been the pride of this city and its academic cornerstone, the place where the late Chief Justice Earl Warren graduated and students call themselves the Drillers in homage to the region's oil patch....
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:52 PM
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. -- The mother of a student at a local elementary school is angry after learning her daughter was forced to eat food that was taken out of a trash can.
The unidentified parent, tells KTLA that a school supervisor dug a sandwich out...
| May 2, 2012
| 9:50 AM
For those made glum by the campaign battle for the White House, a backward glance might afford a clearer view of the present. The 34th president was written off as a bit of an empty suit, but biographer Jim Newton has rendered a more nuanced portrait of...
| Sep 28, 2008
Paul Newman was a stage actor who became a movie star. A sex symbol who celebrated 50 years of marriage with his second wife. A grieving father who turned to philanthropy after the death of his only son. A citizen activist who campaigned for liberal...
| Dec 9, 2009
It is odd how history often bequeaths to us iconic names bereft of personality.
Helen Gahagan Douglas, once a paladin of California's progressive politics and a congressional stalwart of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, is such a name. To the extent she'...
| Nov 16, 2008
In a swiftly moving catastrophe that seemed as familiar as it was shocking, Southern California once again was besieged by flame Saturday, from Orange County to Santa Barbara, with hundreds of homes consumed by three major wind-driven fires, including one...
| Aug 23, 2009
Doris Brin Walker, a radical lawyer who fought anti-communist hysteria in the 1950s and helped clear activist Angela Davis of murder and kidnapping charges in the 1970s, died of a stroke Aug. 13 at a San Francisco hospital, her daughter, Emily Roberson,...