| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:02 PM
There may be no more derivative industry than Hollywood -- see "Rocky" movies 1 through 6 or any of hundreds, if not thousands, of formulaic bromance/road trip/gross out/superhero/improbable romance/triumphant underdog movies all built on a single, once-...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 5:57 PM
SAN DIEGO — At a busy corner in the Skyline neighborhood, City Councilman and mayoral candidate David Alvarez is looking with annoyance at a gravel-strewn lot surrounded by a wire fence.
Inside the fence is an abandoned gas station and tall weeds....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:29 PM
SAN DIEGO — In Bob Filner's final days as mayor, the city attorney was prepared to do something never before done here: plead with a judge that the mayor posed a threat to women and should be barred from City Hall.
A psychologist retained by...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:05 PM
After Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) turned to YouTube to announce her retirement from Congress, I wrote a post about politicians using new technology to evade public scrutiny. Though these tools have made it easier for politicians to more effectively...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Teams from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department found two outdoor marijuana plant cultivations at separate Phelan residences when they served search warrants Thursday morning.
At least one suspect was arrested at each location....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Some Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies may have been looking for a shortcut up the chain of command.
Department officials have launched an investigation into allegations that some deputies cheated on the promotional exam this month.
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti must resume his part-time duties as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve with a stint on Saturday and Sunday at a military facility near the 710 Freeway in Bell.
Since 2005, when he enlisted, Garcetti has worked about...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday that he “won’t be pushed” into a quick deal on a new labor contract for workers at the Department of Water and Power.
“I’m not going to do a deal before it’s a good deal for...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Two pedestrians injured in a hit-and-run accident on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu were listed in stable condition Saturday, authorities said.
A woman in her 50s and her 3-year-old grandson were crossing the highway and standing in the median at...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:38 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Mayor Bob Filner has put the entire city of San Diego in one of his trademark headlocks.
Seven of nine City Council members, countless members of the local Democratic establishment, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee and...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:20 AM
SAN DIEGO -- A lawsuit has been filed demanding the city eradicate the "foul, noxious and sickening odors" left by birds and sea lions defecating on the rocks next to La Jolla Cove.
The stink offends the patrons of some of La Jolla's best known...