| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The kids at Compton YouthBuild can be a tough audience. Many come from broken homes, flunked out of multiple schools, even spent time in jail.
By the last day of Black History Month, some at the alternative school — which looks boarded shut from...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
His birth certificate said Birmingham, Ala., but the man who called himself Sun Ra declared that he was from the planet Saturn. Miles Davis set the late 1950s standard for jazz couture with his Italian tailored suits, but Ra wore Africanized capes, tunics...
| Mar 10, 2014
Since 1955, California has provided a vital funding bridge to higher education for needy students. I know about this firsthand. It was only because of the state's Cal Grant program that I was able to attend college at what is now Loyola Marymount...
| May 31, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a new website Saturday loaded with information on how the city works, including numbers tracking stray animals, bicycle lanes, graffiti cleanup and other services.
The website is part of a broader push to make...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Paul Tanaka wasn't surprised to find himself in a room with a group of FBI agents.
"I knew this day would come," said Tanaka, then the second-in-command at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "I hoped it wouldn't."
An FBI agent told him his...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced its 15 winners for the 41st Student Academy Awards competition.
Academy members voted the winners from a field of 49 finalists with this year seeing first-time honors go to students from...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Buffeted by a rise in converts to other forms of Christianity as well as a falling away from religion entirely, the share of Latino Catholics in the United States continues to decline, a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center found.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:16 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A week after suffering a stroke, Roman Catholic Bishop Cirilo Flores remains in the hospital "undergoing treatment and tests," the San Diego diocese said Thursday.
The bishop "expects to go home from the hospital in the near future for...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Janice H. Wilcox, former chief of staff for higher-education programs at the U.S. Department of Education and founder and CEO of Education Resources Group, died June 26 of neuroendocrine disease at her Towson home.
She was 73.
"Janice was the founder of...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:38 PM
Half of comedy duo Allen and Rossi
Steve Rossi, 82, one half of the prolific comedy duo Allen and Rossi, which became a favorite of "The Ed Sullivan Show" and other TV variety shows, died Sunday in hospice care in Las Vegas. He had cancer...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:15 AM
With minimal fanfare, California state officials have nixed an underhanded effort by two Catholic-affiliated universities and their insurers to deprive the universities' employees of insurance coverage for abortions.
The move by the Department of...