| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan belatedly filed mandatory campaign finance forms after state officials threatened to open a formal investigation when he missed several deadlines.
The financial statements, which were submitted Thursday, show that...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:32 PM
State litter-law amendment was long overdue Friday's print column Photo by Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune Whenever I start to feel sorry for cigarette smokers — addicted social pariahs who pay exorbitant taxes to feed their ruinous cravings —...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Singer Chris Brown is off the hook in his misdemeanor hit-and-run case, after a judge dismissed the charge, noting that a "civil compromise" had been reached.
Brown came to an agreement with the woman whose car he struck in Toluca Lake last May,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Compton's city manager has fired an aide to new City Councilman Isaac Galvan who had past convictions for political misconduct.
City Manager Harold Duffey confirmed Friday that he had fired Angel Gonzalez, who was hired as Galvan's council liaison on...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:56 AM
In the wake of rioting that saw police outnumbered, storefronts smashed and city property vandalized, some Huntington Beach residents are calling for organizers to scale back next year’s U.S. Open of Surfing.
“We’re taking this...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Repercussions are starting to reach those police say were responsible for the weekend violence in Huntington Beach, with one man arraigned on three charges Tuesday and another placed on leave from his job.
Chase Scott Christman, 19, of Simi Valley...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:37 PM
State officials are considering whether to open an investigation into the failure of a Compton councilman to file required campaign finance reports.
Compton's Latino residents have been trying for decades to get a Latino candidate elected to city...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:45 PM
On a scorching July afternoon, Compton residents gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the city's first Latino councilman. A nine-piece mariachi band played and families cheered at the event many had been awaiting for decades.
But just a few weeks...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:16 PM
About 1,500 people with misdemeanor convictions were mistakenly dropped from Maryland's voter rolls over the past five years, state judiciary officials confirmed Friday.
A computer system incorrectly lumped those voters in with felons, who are stripped...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:50 PM
A Riverside County woman was charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty and failure to care for her dogs, authorities said Thursday.
Bernadette Mary Schwenn, 64, was charged with 10 felony counts and 20 misdemeanor counts stemming from an investigation...