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  • To encourage Californians to conserve, a tweak in wording can help

    To encourage Californians to conserve, a tweak in wording can help
    Fighting California's drought is a bit like running a political campaign, complete with carefully calibrated messages crafted with polling data. Even details like colors are used for maximum impact. Officials at the state's Save Our Water conservation...
  • Supreme Court ruling reaffirms the power of voters, not politicians

    Supreme Court ruling reaffirms the power of voters, not politicians
    That was a nice Fourth of July gift from the Supreme Court, reaffirming that "We the People" get to decide how our elected representatives are chosen. The politicians are not endowed with an inalienable right — not even a constitutional one...
  • Labor fears setback as Supreme Court hears case on union dues, fees

    Labor fears setback as Supreme Court hears case on union dues, fees
    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a California challenge to the financing of public-sector unions sent fear through organized labor Tuesday, with the threat that the justices could blunt one of the state's most powerful political forces. If...
  • L.A. councilman takes rare step in bid to expedite proposed gun-lock law

    L.A. councilman takes rare step in bid to expedite proposed gun-lock law
    The battle over a city proposal to require Los Angeles residents to lock up or disable their handguns at home took an unusual turn Tuesday, as a city councilman sought to force the proposed law out of a committee weighing whether to exempt some...
  • Gov. Brown faces rough road in quest to repair state freeways

    Gov. Brown faces rough road in quest to repair state freeways
    Every day, California drivers navigate an obstacle course of potholes and cracked pavement, and a wrong turn of the wheel can send them limping to a mechanic. Maintenance crews can't keep up. After years of neglect, state officials estimate it will cost...
  • Metrolink's new chief looks to boost image

    Metrolink's new chief looks to boost image
    Earlier this month, staff writer Dan Weikel talked with Art Leahy, Metrolink's new chief executive officer, during an inspection of the regional commuter railroad's Ventura County Line between Chatsworth and Burbank. Leahy started his transportation...
  • Donald Trump says cops should be tougher on Chicago crime

    Donald Trump says cops should be tougher on Chicago crime
    Businessman Donald Trump brought his nascent bid for the Republican presidential nomination to town Monday, warning that crime in Chicago is "out of control" and hurting the city's image worldwide. His appearance before the Chicago Tribune Editorial...
  • Confederate flag represents South no more than Mexico's represents California

    Confederate flag represents South no more than Mexico's represents California
    Imagine the outrage if they started flying the Mexican flag at California's state Capitol. They wouldn't, but you could just hear the rationalization: It's about pride of heritage, culture and ancestry. You know, the same stuff that many southerners...
  • Lack of clear front-runner in huge 2016 field highlights fractures within GOP

    Lack of clear front-runner in huge 2016 field highlights fractures within GOP
    Running for president is not quite what it used to be. Candidates once had to rely on the support of party leaders, who assessed their electability; on a broad fundraising base to sustain them until victory brought in fresh cash; and on a handful of...
  • Parks and LaBonge, on their way out, are a contrast in styles

    Parks and LaBonge, on their way out, are a contrast in styles
    Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks marked the end of his legislative career miles from City Hall, clutching a jackhammer as it pulverized a broken sidewalk near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parks managed to rip into the city bureaucracy...
  • Top U.S. Senate candidates run quietly, for now

    Top U.S. Senate candidates run quietly, for now
    Watching the U.S. Senate race in California makes you yearn for one of those childhood gizmos that magically makes invisible ink visible. Without one, the race has been hard to see. Kamala Harris has been going about her business as attorney general,...