| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Monday a measure that would update state law to reflect that same-sex marriage is legal in California, including replacing "husband" or "wife" with the gender-neutral term "spouse."
The state resumed issuing marriage...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:39 AM
In no longer heeding federal immigration requests to hold inmates who might be deportable past their jail terms unless a judge has vetted the request, the Los Angeles Police Department is joining scores of other cities and counties that have stopped the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:40 PM
The California attorney general's office was unable to persuade a judge Friday to force an ailing for-profit college company to warn students of its dire financial situation.
Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. last week announced plans to sell off...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Even as Californians prepare to elect — or, more likely, reelect — a governor in November, some of the state's top political minds are turning to the question of what comes after Gov. Jerry Brown. In one sense, it's a difficult question:...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:51 PM
The way Gov. Jerry Brown sees it, California has upended the nation's practice of shortchanging the schools of poor and minority students.
"Those who have the biggest challenge, they need the most money," Brown told an American Federation of Teachers...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:50 PM
— A man convicted of a 1997 gang-related murder of a Los Angeles girl riding a bus home from school must either be retried or released, a federal appeals court ordered Friday.
A U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled 2 to 1 that Randall...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:10 PM
Orange County will halt its practice of holding inmates who have been marked for possible deportation beyond the length of their jail terms, falling in line with Los Angeles and other counties.
The county made the decision earlier this month in response...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:46 PM
A dozen U.S. senators asked the federal government to halt new student enrollments at an ailing Santa Ana chain of more than 90 for-profit colleges accused of misleading prospective students.
Calling Corinthian Colleges Inc. “one of the worst...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The Burbank Police Department's traffic bureau was honored by the state attorney general on Monday for tackling, over the last two years, what had been a growing number of traffic collisions in the city.
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris presented...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 9:50 PM
In the six months since Orange County began issuing concealed weapons permits under a relaxed standard, the number of people licensed to carry guns is close to doubling, and thousands more are awaiting approval.
More than 700 new permits have been...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 12:15 AM
California students attend school more consistently than most of their U.S. peers, and such attendance directly relates to better performance on national math and reading tests, a new analysis has found.
The analysis by Attendance Works, a San Francisco...