| May 22, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Having announced this week that it had reversed its decision to close its doors, the newly reborn San Diego Opera faces another challenge on its road to recovery: an investigation by the California attorney general.
The opera said it had received a...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Organized labor is on tenterhooks these days over a pending Supreme Court ruling that could spell life or death for public employee unions.
What makes this a man-bites-dog story is the identity of the man who might save public employee unions from...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Times has offered its recommendations in many of the races in the June 3 elections and has posted them at latimes.com/endorsements. We endorse selectively, and this year have focused on the county and statewide races, on judicial elections, and on the...
| May 30, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Southern California grocery workers ratified a new labor contract with grocery chains Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons, avoiding the possibility of a crippling strike.
Rick Icaza, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770, said the 60,000...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:34 PM
California Department of Justice officials said Monday that they have arrested two alleged drug traffickers and seized more than 200 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $7.2 million in San Bernardino County.
State officials said the bust...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown's administration states that California has already met a court-ordered limit on the state prison population, but inmate lawyers argue that is because the state is counting a half-filled medical prison closed to new admissions.
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Only five years ago, California enacted a pioneering law that required restaurants to put nutritional information on menus. For the first time, consumers were empowered to make informed decisions about what they ate.
So it seems crazy that it's even a...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:18 PM
The fierce reaction to a botched Oklahoma execution may be fueled by the slow weakening of public support for capital punishment, which has coincided with a shift among Democratic politicians toward opposition to the death penalty.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:26 PM
A veteran LAPD motorcycle officer died Wednesday, several days after he was struck by an SUV driven by a woman suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.
Fellow officers and family members had been holding vigil for Chris Cortijo — a...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:32 PM
State authorities have seized 176 pounds of methamphetamine from a Madera, Calif., home, one of the largest seizures ever of the drug in the Central Valley, officials said Friday.
Agents with the state Department of Justice and officers with the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Federal Trade Commission and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris say that Facebook is misinterpreting how a children’s privacy law applies to teen privacy in a move that could undercut the giant social network in a federal court...