| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Anxious about last summer's ruling on Proposition 8, sponsors of California ballot measures are going to considerable lengths to ensure they will be able to defend them if the state doesn't.
Nearly 1 in 4 proposed initiatives...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Whittier Law School students and alumni shared their stories and experiences to roughly a dozen Orange County college students Friday afternoon.
The goal of the Costa Mesa-based law school's Diversity Day event, put on by the Hispanic American Law...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:55 AM
California high school seniors had a slightly easier time this year in winning a freshman seat somewhere in the University of California system, according to a report released Friday.
But it became noticeably more difficult at the most coveted campuses,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:31 AM
An attorney representing a group of Muslim students found guilty of disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador said she will appeal the case, which she said tests whether “peaceful, measured student protests” should be a crime.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:26 PM
WASHINGTON — Working as a Jack in the Box cashier, Marissa Cruz Santos breathed a sigh of relief last year when she qualified for an Obama administration program that defers deportation of young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Former Sandburg High School volleyball standouts Scott Fifer and John Hodul have hopes of someday getting regular playing time in college.
For now, they are patient.
Fifer, a 6-foot-3 sophomore setter and Hodul, a 6-9 freshman middle hitter, are on...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder has been on psychiatry's books for just 23 years, and before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, no one ever entertained the possibility that watching disturbing images of trauma on TV could give rise to the disorder....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Katherine Hagedorn was not your stereotypical priestess in the Cuba-based Santeria religion, known for its complex, ecstatic drumming that adherents believe can call forth deities.
She grew up in New Jersey, was white, had a doctorate in music and was a...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Editor hired 'Sex and the City' columnist
Peter Kaplan, 59, the former editor of the New York Observer who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City," died Friday of cancer in New York City, said his...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Though the Rev. Robert H. Schuller was the face of the once-global "Hour of Power" television ministry, he was never alone. His wife, Arvella, was always behind the scenes, working to make sure everything ran smoothly.
Arvella Schuller, who served as...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:13 PM
For thousands of people seeking coveted spots at the Los Angeles Fire Department last year, it all came down to April 22.
They had passed a written exam and a grueling physical agility test and now had to turn in their paperwork, which officials would...