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  • Burbank couple in Prop. 8 case renew vows a year later

    Burbank couple in Prop. 8 case renew vows a year later
    The second time around, the grooms wore matching sleek, black suits. In a star-studded Beverly Hills party Saturday, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two of the plaintiffs in the landmark case that struck down Proposition 8’s ban on same-sex...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti sets up a nonprofit to aid city initiatives

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti sets up a nonprofit to aid city initiatives
    Faced with limited financial resources at City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti has created a nonprofit organization to raise money for some of his initiatives, including efforts to boost cultural tourism, find summer jobs for low-income teens and revitalize the...
  • Watts school officials are targeting black students, some parents say

    Watts school officials are targeting black students, some parents say
    Fanning racial tensions at a Watts middle school, several African American parents say Latino administrators are unfairly targeting their children and unofficially suspending them from classes. One parent, Tyronda Farley, said her sixth-grade daughter...
  • Racial tensions are rising at Watts middle school

    Racial tensions are rising at Watts middle school
    Fanning racial tensions at a Watts middle school, several African American parents asserted Wednesday that Latino administrators are unfairly targeting their children and unofficially suspending them from classes. One parent, Tyronda Farley, said her...
  • Emanuel gets new chief spokeswoman

    Emanuel gets new chief spokeswoman
    There’s a changing of the guard in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s communications office, with chief spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton being replaced by Kelley Quinn, who moves over from a similar job in the city Finance Department. “I’m going...
  • Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction

    Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction
    Really, this editorial shouldn't exist. There should be no race for state superintendent of public instruction because it shouldn't be an elected position. The state Department of Education should be led by an appointee of the governor, just as the U.S....
  • Eric Garcetti makes an impression in Sacramento

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may be running for governor someday. So his first mayoral visit to Sacramento last week was intriguing. Yes, of course, it's way too early to speculate about who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, a virtual cinch to win a...
  • GOP 2016 contenders to court Mitt Romney's top donors in Utah

    Top donors to Mitt Romney’s two presidential campaigns are gathering this week for the former Massachusetts governor’s annual retreat in Park City, where they will get a fresh look at many of the top potential 2016 contenders. New Jersey...
  • California controller race too close to call; other contests decided

     The hotly contested race for state controller, one of the top financial posts in California, remained too close to call on Tuesday night as primary election results continued to be tallied. Republican Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Assemblyman John A....
  • Top candidates for state schools chief in close money race

    Top candidates for state schools chief in close money race
    The top contenders to be the state’s public schools chief are neck-and-neck in campaign funds leading into the June primary, according to finance reports filed Thursday. Current state superintendent Tom Torlakson has just under $200,000 in the...
  • L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy

    L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy
    In the heart of Watts, where violence in nearby housing projects can spill over onto campuses, two of the city's toughest middle schools have long dealt with fights, drugs and even weapons. Administrators typically have handled these problems by...