| Aug 17, 2008
The seeds of a thousand lessons are sown in five acres of North Hollywood dirt, tended by a man named Mud.
Here in this little-known oasis, Mud Baron and urban teenagers with a heretofore unknown penchant for rare flowers toil under a blazing sun to...
| Dec 27, 2007
| 2:30 PM
The Gold Line extension into East Los Angeles promises to carry development and prosperity into an area long troubled by poverty and blight.
But some business owners along the neighborhood's busy 3rd Street, where a large section of the six-mile, above-...
| Jan 23, 2008
State auditors questioned the California Highway Patrol in a report Tuesday about a costly executive airplane that auditors say was used to transport non-agency personnel and make trips that were either unnecessary or could have been made more...
| Sep 11, 2009
The state Senate on Friday approved nearly $1 billion in cuts to California's prison system, resolving a key piece of the budget-balancing plan lawmakers struck earlier this summer.
The amount is less than lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had...
| Sep 12, 2009
Lawmakers on Friday gave final approval to a plan to cut the state's giant prisons budget, passing a hard-fought measure that would reduce the inmate population by thousands but stop far short of solving the overcrowding crisis.
It would also leave...
| Oct 11, 2009
Legislative leaders said they were making progress Sunday as they struggled to work out a water deal, but couldn't predict if they would reach agreement.
"It's hard to say how close you are until you get there," said Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth as...
| Oct 12, 2009
Although he failed to win bipartisan accord on a sweeping, multibillion-dollar plan to address the state's water problems, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday night backed down on his threat to veto hundreds of bills as punishment for legislative...
| Jun 8, 2009
| 11:10 AM
Over the years, California legislators have repeatedly meddled with the independence of the University of California. That doesn't make California unique, but in a system dedicated to the highest academic and scholarly standards, the meddling can badly...
| Aug 7, 2009
State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D- Sacramento) said today that he will file a lawsuit against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to challenge his use of line-item vetoes last month to make nearly $500 million in spending cuts to the state budget....
| Aug 20, 2009
The California Senate, after a highly charged debate, approved a plan Thursday to trim the state's prison population by 27,000 inmates, acting over the objections of Republican lawmakers and law enforcement groups.
Democratic leaders huddled with...
| Feb 25, 2009
1) Since Mayor Villaraigosa called for expanding the police department by at least 1,000 officers, 694 have joined the force. Considering that crime continues to be down in Los Angeles, should the hiring go forward even in the face of dramatic budget...