| May 31, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Nineteen Democratic members of Congress from California have signed a letter asking the Obama administration to rescind its rejection of a design for a driver’s license to be issued to up 1.5 million people in the country illegally.
| May 21, 2014
| 4:35 PM
In Congress, seniority still matters.
Although lawmakers can no longer earmark funds for home-state projects, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has written into a massive water bill a measure that promises to bring more money to the ports of Los Angeles and...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Crews worked Tuesday to fix a fingertip-sized hole in an underground pipe that allowed about 1,200 gallons of crude oil to seep onto a quiet residential street in Wilmington.
Phillips 66, which earlier in the day said it was almost positive that it...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Two members of Congress sent a letter this week to the owners of a closed South Gate trade school demanding that former employees be properly compensated.
The for-profit Career Colleges of America closed suddenly in January after its accreditation and...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:15 PM
In January, President Obama announced a block-by-block approach to relieving poverty in Los Angeles. Federal money, he said, would pour into a newly created Promise Zone.
The boundaries encompassed crowded immigrant communities around MacArthur Park and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:10 PM
When President Obama officially announced Thursday that several low-income Los Angeles neighborhoods would be eligible for grants as part of his signature poverty initiative, some city officials reacted with surprise that none of the areas were in South...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:49 PM
The consultant who oversaw former L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel's race for mayor last year has signed on with a competitor to Greuel's campaign for an open congressional seat.
Bestselling author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson revealed that L....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) disputed warning letters by the state campaign watchdog group that alleged they did not meet all campaign finance reporting requirements. Representatives of both...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:31 AM
SACRAMENTO — California's campaign finance watchdog agency on Wednesday rescinded warning letters that had been sent to state Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) regarding disclosure of political spending.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:52 PM
A California lawmaker Thursday questioned whether the federal government is providing enough scrutiny of higher education accrediting agencies, citing the controversial decision by a private panel to revoke the accreditation of City College of San...