| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Thirty-five years ago, when the number of homeless people in Baltimore was noticeably on the rise, several reasons were given: mental illness and deinstitutionalization, the city's relatively high unemployment rate, drug addiction, family dysfunction...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Bringing a swift end to a low-key budget process, Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's new $156.3-billion spending plan on Friday.
He made almost no vetoes when approving the budget, which expands preschool to more poor children, increases welfare...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Probably no single episode did more to assure President Obama's 2012 re-election than that supposedly private fundraising lunch at which Mitt Romney famously declared that "47 percent of Americans" would never vote for him.
The remark, unexpectedly...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:49 AM
Dashing toward an unprecedented fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown romped to victory in Tuesday's state primary and in November will face Republican Neel Kashkari, who emerged from a fractious intra-party battle to win a chance to take on the incumbent....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:13 PM
What began as a neighborhood campaign against the planned closure of an immigrant absorption center in the town of Mevaseret Zion is now focusing a spotlight on the troubled integration of Ethiopian immigrants and the long-term fate of donations to Jewish...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:07 PM
The Sun makes endorsements for state legislature and County Council in the following races:
Redistricting left the residents of the 8th District with two incumbents for three spots. Del. John Cluster, Christian Miele and Norma Secoura are...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
State lawmakers are nearing a deal on a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, and the projected revenue bounty makes it possible for Sacramento to undo some of the most damaging cuts made to state programs during the economic downturn while still...
| May 24, 2014
| 7:26 PM
General Dogon, a neighborhood activist, pulled up on a tricked-out bicycle with a red fur seat and a Pee-wee Herman doll riding the handlebars.
The Mudbug Brass Band blew "Sweet Georgia Brown."
A mobile gallery with a skid row history display —...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store. Both contained outrageously...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For years Americans have assumed that our hard-charging capitalism is better than the soft-hearted version found in Canada and Europe. American capitalism might be a bit crueler, but it generates faster growth and higher living standards overall. Canada...
| May 28, 2014
"Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges."
Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...