| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Nearly three dozen members of the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips were in custody Thursday morning on federal and state charges after early-morning raids by hundreds of LAPD officers and FBI agents across South Los Angeles, officials said.
The arrests on gang,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:41 PM
When five giant mortgage firms signed a landmark $25-billion mortgage settlement last year, officials hailed debt forgiveness as the primary strategy to preserve homeownership.
The banks hoped to avoid further enforcement action over widespread...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 7:08 PM
After years of discussion over "carrots," "sticks" and just about every combination thereof, the Costa Mesa City Council's decision to move forward the development of permanent supportive housing for the city's homeless population came as a "much needed,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:55 AM
A portion of Costa Mesa's federal funding that's annually awarded to nonprofit agencies was up for discussion during a City Council's study session Tuesday.
Though what to do in the coming fiscal year with the public service grants within the city's to-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:46 PM
A jump in the number of Los Angeles County residents who became homeless in the last two years defied the national trend of a modest decline in the overall homeless population, according to federal estimates released Thursday.
Los Angeles County’s...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Every so often Greg Rosenthal comes across a word like "diapause."
And that's when things get interesting.
A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rosenthal is frequently responsible for translating the wonky, academic language used...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:45 PM
As federal funds for social services in Glendale continue to decrease, one City Council member said he wants the city to reconfigure how it distributes the shrinking pot of money during a council meeting this week.
Councilman Zareh Sinanyan, who formerly...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:09 PM
After Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down in 2011, Nathan Sanfilippo joined a team at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission charged with evaluating what went wrong and determining how to prevent a similar disaster in the United States.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Your recent article on the city's homeless people cries out for clarification ("Addressing the intractable problem of homelessness in Baltimore," Dec. 2).
Managing homelessness in an effective and humane way (i.e., sheltering those who have no place...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Question: I moved into a small fourplex a year ago with my service dog, a border collie named Harlan. I have a seizure disorder and Harlan alerts me when I am about to have a seizure. The apartment manager gave me no problems about my dog when I moved in,...
| Dec 9, 2013
One day Derrik Smith was soaring as an orientation manager for a pizza place in Osceola. The next day, the chain unexpectedly converted to franchises and jettisoned Smith and others like so much excess ballast.
Without warning or a fiscal parachute,...