| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Chinese engineers passed by Antonio Cardenas' dusty plot of land the other day. They didn't say anything to him. They never do.
In this town on Nicaragua's Pacific coast, a withering drought is scorching farmland and parching cattle. Once-green...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:34 AM
A California town and the makers of a hyper-popular chili sauce have reached something of a détente in their cold war over the hot sauce.
Lawmakers in Irwindale, Calif. dismissed a bill on Wednesday that would have declared a popular hot sauce...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Nineteen Democratic members of Congress from California have signed a letter asking the Obama administration to rescind its rejection of a design for a driver’s license to be issued to up 1.5 million people in the country illegally.
| May 1, 2014
| 2:11 PM
The Donald Sterling scandal has reached Congress.
San Fernando Valley Congressman Tony Cardenas introduced legislation Thursday that would prevent sports team owners from writing off fines as a business expense on their federal income tax returns....
| May 2, 2014
| 7:41 PM
California's latest political darling comes in a clear plastic bottle with a green top and tastes good on eggs.
Sriracha hot sauce has won the eager endorsement of politicians from both sides of the aisle in recent weeks as the manufacturer has talked...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- With the proposed Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act unable to get off the ground in Congress, a group of lawmakers is turning to Plan B to try to nudge the Federal Aviation Administration to act more aggressively to...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Rep. Raul Ruiz was settling in on another flight home to the Southern California desert when the flight crew put out an urgent call for passengers with medical expertise.
Ruiz hurried down the aisle to find an elderly man collapsed in his seat. The...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:37 PM
The documentary "Kids for Cash" breezed in and out of Los Angeles so quickly last month that there was little buzz (far too little) about just what the real crime was that the film depicted. That's a shame, because it's such an important story....
| Mar 30, 2014
Congress recognized 40 years ago that it was counterproductive and just plain wrong to incarcerate juveniles for trivial misbehavior such as truancy, breaking curfew, smoking or drinking. These acts, known as status offenses, are illegal only because...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Assn., will meet with members of Congress on Wednesday in preparation for an appeal of a ruling that full scholarship athletes at...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta on Monday, saying that they have yet to see any demonstrated or significant progress toward reducing helicopter...