| Jan 28, 2014
The recent resignation of Sheriff Lee Baca presents a much-needed opportunity for meaningful, lasting and long-overdue reform of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The federal indictments in December of 18 former and current sheriff's deputies...
| Sep 23, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown's Office of Planning and Research convened a meeting this month of groundwater experts from the University of California to determine what is currently known about the state's underground water reserves and how they may be changing in the...
| Nov 5, 2013
In a move sure to please religious conservatives, President Obama's Justice Department filed a brief in the Supreme Court in favor of allowing overtly Christian prayers before city council meetings. It's an inexplicable move, and it's one more befitting a...
| Jan 12, 2014
The day before a 16-year-old friend of mine was murdered, she kissed the window of her white sedan, a birthday gift, leaving cranberry-colored stains on the glass. Then she gave me a hug goodbye. Her name was Sangeeta Lal, and the next morning, her ex-...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Four years ago, Newport Harbor High let go of Evan Chalmers as its head baseball coach. The principal at the time wanted the program to go in a different direction.
The principal is gone and Chalmers is back in charge of the Sailors.
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:20 PM
Legendary UC Irvine coach Ted Newland will be inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame April 5 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine.
Newland, in his 39 years as UCI's men's water polo coach (1966-2004), amassed 714 victories and led the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Five years ago, UC Merced students successfully persuaded First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at their commencement ceremony that spring. They had bombarded her with hundreds of valentines and pulled every possible political string between Central...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:38 PM
UC Irvine junior Zack La Cavera was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week in men's volleyball after leading the Anteaters to a pair of home wins over top-five opponents last week.
The 6-foot-4 opposite recorded 17 kills, three digs,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Five years ago, UC Merced students successfully persuaded First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at their commencement ceremony that spring.
They had bombarded her with hundreds of valentines and pulled every possible political string between Central...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:10 AM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors can set up a citizens’ oversight commission that's meant to keep tabs on the sheriff, but it can’t imbue that commission with any power that the board itself doesn't already have. The sheriff is an...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Whitney Cummings has her friends to thank for her career as a comedian.
Oh, and a slew of failed relationships.
Born in Washington D.C., Cummings spent much of her youth complaining — basically, screaming — about heartbreak and injustices....