| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:38 PM
A Los Angeles jury Tuesday found state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, a fixture in area Democratic politics, guilty on eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud.
Prosecutors said Wright, the first member of the Legislature to be convicted of a felony...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Advocates on Tuesday pushed different approaches for replacing Los Angeles Board of Education member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month.
A group led by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) asserted that the board should wait until...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday postponed deciding how to fill the seat of school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month.
Three members wanted to delay the discussion, while three wanted to take up the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:42 PM
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday delayed a decision on how to fill the seat of former member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month.
Three members wanted to postpone the discussion until after LaMotte's funeral, while...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:16 AM
In the wake of last month's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, a local congresswoman has called for improvements to airport security, including the permanent assignment of armed police officers near passenger screening checkpoints....
| Apr 8, 2013
Over the past few weeks, the race for mayor of Los Angeles has been less a contest of ideas and leadership than it's been an endorsement roulette, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti trotting out their latest pledges of support as...
| Aug 23, 2011
It was a massive flatbed truck, flanked by smaller vehicles brandishing "oversized load" banners, carrying a huge white thing.
I think the first one I saw was in Ohio. But I know that by the time I passed Grand Island, Neb., I'd lost count.
What was it?...
| Jul 7, 2011
Officials broke ground on what will be Los Angeles County's first freeway toll lanes, taking a gamble that drivers will be willing to pay significant sums to avoid rush-hour traffic.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other officials on Wednesday hailed...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 5:00 AM
I am pleased to report the sighting of an artifact so rarely seen among Democrats that it has become the stuff of legend and conjecture, like Bigfoot or theLoch Ness monster. It is called a spine.
Said spine was briefly glimpsed a little over a week...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 8:30 AM
Columnist Leonard Pitts champions Rep. Maxine Waters of California for saying the tea party can "go straight to hell" ("Sometimes, you just have to stand up to a bully," Aug. 28).
The tea party is predominantly white, and Representative Waters and Mr....
| Sep 1, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Columnist Leonard Pitts recently applauded Rep. Maxine Waters for her comment about where the tea party should go ("Sometimes, you just have to stand up to a bully," Aug. 28). He admitted that her remark had been intemperate, and I believe Ms. Waters...