| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:56 PM
Pasadena City College officials agreed to pay controversial President Mark W. Rocha more than $400,000 as part of his retirement settlement, according to documents released Thursday.
College officials initially denied that Rocha was receiving...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) said Tuesday that her proposal for a $4.3-billion school bond measure will not be on the November ballot, citing opposition from Gov. Jerry Brown.
“We’ve come to the end of the road,” Buchanan said...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Pasadena City College's stature as one of the state's best two-year schools wasn't lost on members of a visiting team of advisors this year. "You've got a great reputation," one member told campus employees.
But that reputation, and maybe even the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A short walk from the fast-food drive-throughs, taco joints and doughnut shops lining Hawaiian Gardens' palm-tree-dotted main drag, a classroom of energetic kindergartners begins a well-rehearsed routine.
Jutting their thumbs down and contorting their...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 9:57 PM
As they seek to resolve the fate of the aviation-themed Proud Bird restaurant, Los Angeles airport officials are raising the ire of supporters of another LAX institution: the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum, visited by thousands of people annually....
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:53 PM
A new political action committee has formed to influence the outcome of Los Angeles school board races, filling a gap created when a group of civic leaders, which includes former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, decided to sit out next month's key upcoming...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Marcus Davis admits that he didn't try as hard as he should have in high school and often skipped class, got into fights and hung out with the wrong crowd. "I messed up," he said.
But, after leaving his third high school without a diploma, Davis decided...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Much to English teacher Ed Raines' surprise, his students had never heard Puccini's soaring melodies that inspired David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," nor the way Louis Armstrong could make a trumpet talk in Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man."
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:31 PM
Just last week, Nathan Flores was feigning stomachaches so he wouldn't have to swim in the 3-foot deep swimming pool, his mother said. But this week, Nathan, 5, splashes around like a koi in a pond.
Free daily lessons have taught him to be less afraid...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:49 PM
Los Angeles County's ambitious, multibillion-dollar drive to upgrade jails and detention centers is leaving behind a dilapidated, 100-year-old lockup for juveniles east of downtown.
The county is planning to spend $2 billion to rebuild the Men's Central...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Marta Delgado has been up for hours cleaning, preparing meals and setting out books for the 6:30 a.m. arrival of her first families. As a day-care provider who watches a dozen children in her Long Beach home, Delgado's schedule is around the clock....