| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:09 PM
More black students in California are earning bachelor's degrees than they were a decade ago, but enrollment in the state's public universities is stagnant and many are turning to costly for-profit schools, according to a new report.
The road to...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Major California school districts fear they will be shortchanged millions of dollars in funding for their low-income students under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes every year.
Officials in Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno and...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:05 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Plans to halt fracking in California advanced in the Legislature on Monday, when a key committee approved three measures that would prohibit the practice until the state can study it further.
The votes were a victory for environmentalists,...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:30 PM
As the Los Angeles mayor’s race heads into the final three-week stretch, City Controller Wendy Greuel is stepping up her efforts to engage female voters — seeking a turnout advantage against her general election rival, City Councilman Eric...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:38 PM
Backers of Wendy Greuel’s mayoral bid told supporters gathered at her election party Tuesday night that the early results showing Greuel with a slim lead were the first step to a mayoral victory.
“We are going to win this campaign,”...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called a Dec. 3 special election to fill a vacant Los Angeles-area Assembly seat.
At least six candidates have said they intend to run for the 54th Assembly District post previously occupied by Holly Mitchell, a Democrat who...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
SACRAMENTO — Legislation that would limit fracking in California is being trimmed to remove proposed bans on the controversial practice until its environmental impact can be studied.
The bill, AB 1323, authored by Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:56 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The California Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would allow thousands of child-care workers to join unions, renewing a controversial proposal that has been vetoed by governors from both political parties.
The bill (AB 641),...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has set the date for an election to fill two legislative seats left vacant when Bob Blumenfield and Curren Price took their seats this weekend on the Los Angeles City Council.
The election to fill Blumenfield’s former San Fernando...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:07 PM
At a news conference in South Los Angeles Tuesday, more than a dozen elected officials and community leaders vowed to put an end to any further violence over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, but stressed the importance of new dialogue about race...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, a city council deputy and a son of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, has entered the expected race for a Los Angeles-area seat in the state Assembly.
Ridley-Thomas, 25, said he will run for the 54th Assembly...