| May 16, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The Legislative Analyst's Office issued a report criticizing the Brown administration's plan to overhaul California's prison system. Although the report said the plan "merits consideration," it said the state will end up facing higher costs despite...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Plans for a grocery store at the site of the former Hubble Middle School will move forward after the Wheaton City Council unanimously approved a …...
| Oct 11, 2010
A county that's home to 1.56 million poor people should probably do something about poverty, don't you think?
According to the latest Census Bureau report, the number of people in L.A. County living below the poverty threshold of $10,956 for a single...
| Mar 1, 2011
The opening of a new health and science center at Los Angeles Valley College should have been cause for celebration. The complex included the first new classroom building on the campus in more than three decades. There were chemistry and biology labs, a...
| Mar 2, 2011
Several candidates for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees urged state officials Tuesday to expand their scrutiny of the college system in the wake of a Times series that detailed millions of dollars of waste in the district's...
| Feb 27, 2011
The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated.
In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
| Feb 27, 2011
Community college has helped Art and Michelle Gastelum get ahead. Way ahead.
The father and daughter own two of the companies that have profited from close relationships with the trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District, connections built...
| Mar 3, 2011
The Los Angeles Community College District had launched a $5.7-billion campaign to modernize its nine campuses, and district leaders wanted the world to know. They hired marketing consultant Joan Marshall to help spread the word.
She worked closely...
| Mar 4, 2011
After years of delays and false starts, the project seemed to be nearing completion, finally.
It was the spring of 2009, and construction crews at Los Angeles City College appeared to have accomplished the neat trick of building a track and athletic...
| Mar 5, 2011
A company co-owned by the vice president of a Los Angeles community college collected more than $500,000 for working on a public construction program that she oversaw on her campus, records and interviews show.
The company, M. Delvin & Associates, was...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Last fall, the South Western School District in York County went shopping for new roofs for four of its buildings. What it ended up with was an object lesson in the importance of checking the fine print. After jumping through......