| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:17 AM
WASHINGTON — California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Capitol Hill office was locked, with a sign reading, "Office closed due to government shutdown."
Much of her staff has been furloughed. The number of staffers answering calls has been scaled back....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:59 AM
A trend that has seen federal grants for social services in Glendale decreasing in the past several years looks to be continuing.
The Jewel City expects to get $1.8 million in Community Development Block Grant funds for fiscal year 2014-15, down from $2...
| 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,...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Gary Squier, who became the first housing director for the city of Los Angeles in 1990 and faced a formidable housing challenge in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake, died Dec. 4 at his Santa Monica home. He was 61.
The cause was lung cancer,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:29 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's first black person to hold that post, urged NAACP members convening in Orlando on Tuesday to help overturn stand-your-ground laws that "senselessly expand the concept of self-defense."
The law was expected...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:57 PM
There may be a new glitch in Richmond’s strategy to bring mortgage relief to residents using the city's eminent domain powers.
The federal government has raised concerns that participating homeowners may not be eligible to refinance into the kinds...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Baltimore's housing agency must pay a public housing resident $150,000 because the city failed to accommodate the woman's request to be moved, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday.
It also must pay the resident's...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Somerset County officials are calling on Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration to revise an application for $8.6 million in federal aid, saying it will render many families hurt by the remnants of Hurricane Sandy ineligible for money to rebuild.
| Jan 12, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel made a play for African American voters Saturday, rolling out a list of endorsements from black leaders and invoking the memory of Mayor Tom Bradley at the opening of her campaign office on Crenshaw Boulevard....
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Northampton County executive candidate Glenn Reibman said he wants Mayor John Callahan investigated further for using federal grant dollars to balance Bethlehem's 2010 and 2011 budgets. Reibman, a former two-term county executive, is in a three-way race...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Some residents of Somerset County — the part of Maryland that sustained the worst damage from last fall's Superstorm Sandy — are upset that the state's application for federal disaster aid would exclude from eligibility those with an income of...