| Feb 24, 2013
The 9th Council District in South Los Angeles suffers from a toxic combination of entrenched poverty, blight, high unemployment and lagging job skills. With its current representative, Councilwoman Jan Perry, termed out and running for mayor, it is...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:26 PM
After being grilled about controversial past statements on immigration and climate change, former mayoral candidate Kevin James was confirmed as a new appointee to the Los Angeles Board of Public Works by the City Council.
The council voted 11-0 on...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Two decades before George Zimmerman spotted a young man in a hoodie walking through a Florida subdivision, another case involving the shooting of an African American teenager roiled Southern California and exposed racial divisions.
Latasha Harlins was...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
It might be the most carefully hidden building boom in American architectural history.
Over the last 40 years, beginning with strict drug-sentencing laws introduced in 1973 by New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and quickly copied around the country, the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:04 PM
After he was elected mayor, Eric Garcetti put out a call to civic-minded Angelenos to serve on city boards and commissions.
"We are looking for people with new ideas, practical experience, policy expertise and, most of all, a true commitment to public...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:02 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Michigan 43-40 in maybe the biggest win in Coach Bill O'Brien's two seasons with the Nittany Lions.
Penn State's Christian Hackenberg...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named former rival Kevin James, who placed third in the March 5 primary election, to serve on the powerful Board of Public Works.
James, a Republican radio host who campaigned aggressively for Garcetti in the...
| Mar 1, 2013
Drive-by shooting occurs outside site of LA City Council campaign forum...
| May 24, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Mike Davis has dedicated much of his track season, if not career, with the Glendale High track team to mastering the 200-meter dash.
It's fitting then that the Nitro's outstanding junior campaign comes down to Friday night's CIF Southern Section...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:22 AM
Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian on Tuesday clarified statements he made last week in which he equated working without pay to shutdown the city’s redevelopment agency to slavery.
At a meeting of the so-called Successor Agency, created to...
| Feb 24, 2012
California's controversial and costly three-strikes law has done nothing to deter crime despite expanding the state's prison population, according to a new study. In fact, violent crime began falling almost two years before the law was enacted in 1994,...