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  • County budget is $22.8 billion for next fiscal year

    Los Angeles County officials on Monday unveiled a $22.8-billion budget for the coming fiscal year that cuts $415 million from the current budget, taps reserves to offset dwindling tax revenue and eliminates 1,684 positions that are mostly vacant....
  • A modest proposal for fiscal misery: Make them hurt in Brentwood and beyond

    We're in a bind here in California, mates, in case you hadn't noticed. The till is tapped, the budget deficit is bigger than the great outdoors, and lately even the sun has disappeared. What's crystal clear is that the governor can't fix this mess. His...
  • How much freedom do charter schools deserve?

    How much freedom do charter schools deserve?
    Today's topic: The Times recently reported on charter schools in Oakland that openly mock liberal orthodoxy and practice harsh disciplinary procedures. Are charter schools afforded too much latitude in teaching ideology to their students? How much...
  • 'Blood and Politics' by Leonard Zeskind

    'Blood and Politics' by Leonard Zeskind
    Blood and Politics The History of the White Nationalist Movement From the Margins to the Mainstream Leonard Zeskind Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 622 pp., $35 This April, when the Department of Homeland Security issued a report titled "Rightwing...
  • Experts Help A Center To Help The Jobless

    With hungry sharks ready to bite vulnerable people who lost their jobs in the recession, it's great to see an island of safety where those needing help are welcomed by trained people prepared to offer anything from food to resume advice — all for...
  • L.A. County officials offer a novel idea to save millions

    L.A. County officials offer a novel idea to save millions
    With steep state budget cuts under debate in Sacramento, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to push for changes to CalWorks and other government aid programs they said would save nearly $270 million. Included in their suggestions is a novel...
  • City skeptical about indicators report

    City skeptical about indicators report
    CITY HALL — Roughly 10 months after officials released a report that found Glendale ranked poorly in some quality-of-life categories, including high marijuana and cocaine use among adults, the City Council on Tuesday finally filed it into the...
  • In 'My Hollywood,' Mona Simpson slips into different roles

    In 'My Hollywood,' Mona Simpson slips into different roles
    It could be your story. Like Claire, you put your career, your passion, on hold for a while to follow your husband or significant other across the country so that he can pursue his career or finish his education. You put your career (passion, ideas,...
  • Calendar

    YOUR WEEKEND TODAY: Transition Consciousness presents Mukti, shown, an ensemble of accomplished musicians who blend tabla rhythms, flamenco guitar, harmonium, piano, and R&B-flavored vocals, at 7:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St....
  • Scene & Heard: HollyRod Foundation's DesignCare '10 fundraiser

    Scene & Heard: HollyRod Foundation's DesignCare '10 fundraiser
    Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, welcomed more than 500 guests to the historic Green Acres estate in Beverly Hills for DesignCare '10, a fundraiser for the HollyRod Foundation (www.hollyrod.org), which provides...
  • Family Support

    ABUSE REGISTRY FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Abuse Hotline 800-962-2873 ADOPTION MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BAPTIST CHILDRENÂ’S HOME www.fbchomes.org; Faith-based, nonprofit organization seeks stable Christian homes for children. 7748 SW 95th...