| Jan 1, 2015
| 4:18 PM
Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is jumping into a heated battle over the purchase of six struggling nonprofit Catholic medical centers in California by the fast-growing Ontario hospital chain Prime Healthcare Services Inc.
The sale of the nonprofit...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:40 PM
California prison officials have agreed to allow minimum custody inmates who provide the bulk of the state prison system’s menial labor force to be eligible for early release.
The settlement agreement, filed in federal court Friday, would affect...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The California Supreme Court has decided to hear a case involving a seawall dispute between homeowners in Encinitas and the California Coastal Commission.
The decision could set a precedent on how much authority the commission can wield, according to...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:25 PM
T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million in penalties and refunds as part of a settlement over its alleged practice of “mobile cramming,” or placing unauthorized third-party charges on customers’ cellphone bills, the Federal Communications...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:25 PM
A state appeals court decided unanimously Wednesday that California’s practice of taking DNA from people arrested for felonies -- though not necessarily convicted or even charged -- violates the state constitution.
The decision, handed down by...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:08 PM
A Los Angeles man who posted nude photos of his ex-girlfriend online was sentenced Monday to a year in jail under California's new "revenge porn" law, authorities said.
After a seven-day trial, a jury found Noe Iniguez, 36, guilty of violating...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The event: Most Los Angeles awards dinners pay tribute to Hollywood stars, VIP business leaders or big-time philanthropists. But at the Children’s Defense Fund-California’s “Beat the Odds” dinner, the VIPs and stars turned out to...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Here's an ironclad guarantee: California's next state election will be tons more interesting than our just-concluded snoozer.
Make that the next two elections — in 2016 and 2018.
For starters, we'll be electing a new president in 2016. And...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 5:46 PM
La Cañada voters bucked the statewide trend to vote Democrat and instead largely backed GOP candidates in the Nov. 4 General Election, according to results posted by the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters office.
La Cañadans also turned out more...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Under California law, counties have the option of restricting permits to carry concealed weapons in public to those applicants who establish a “good cause” for doing so. Or they did until earlier this year, when a divided three-judge panel...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:07 PM
California can't require registered sex offenders to give authorities their Internet names, email addresses and other identifying information they use on the Web, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court...