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  • Creative San Francisco laments death of guerrilla art

    Brian Goggin perched on the blue sofa that hung halfway off the roof. He looked down one last time on his guerrilla art masterpiece, "Defenestration," that had become one of the city's unlikeliest icons. More than 17 years ago, Goggin and an army of...
  • Kings' victory lap is for their closest fans: their neighbors

    Kings' victory lap is for their closest fans: their neighbors
    There was no confetti, no megaphones nor mega-buses to ride on, but the triumphant Los Angeles Kings finally got their true hometown welcome. Two days after a raucous celebration through downtown Los Angeles, the hockey players celebrated with a...
  • Internal report praises monitoring of sex offenders accused of murder

    An internal investigation of the effort to track two high-risk sex offenders now accused of raping and murdering four women praises federal probation officers and puts the ultimate blame for their being unaware of the crimes on "the complex nature of...
  • There's been a cultural sea-change in Sacramento

    People often ask me what are the biggest changes I've seen at the state Capitol since I began covering it half a century ago. Until recently, there wasn't a good answer. Now there is. Back in the so-called good old days — or even 20 years ago...
  • LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students

    LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students
    Los Angeles school district officials have allowed a group of high schools to choose from among six different laptop computers for their students — a marked contrast to last year's decision to give every pupil an iPad. Contracts that will come...
  • A tree's cinematic fame continues to grow in East L.A.

    A tree's cinematic fame continues to grow in East L.A.
    After traveling to Los Angeles from a small town in Hungary, Richard Hellenbort could have shadowed the Brentwood Country Mart, the Chateau Marmont or the Ivy hoping to catch a glimpse of stars such as Kobe, Brad or Angelina. But the celebrity he was...
  • Mexico fans band together after World Cup loss

    Mexico fans band together after World Cup loss
    Whatever the outcome, Huntington Park police were ready. They closed a three-block stretch of Pacific Boulevard. They put extra patrols on the street, including officers on horseback. Emergency response teams throughout the county were placed on alert....
  • Cannabis-centric farmers market to debut in Boyle Heights

    Cannabis-centric farmers market to debut in Boyle Heights
    The ever-popular farmers market scene in Los Angeles could soon see the introduction of a whole new type of green — albeit targeted to a very specific consumer. What's being billed as L.A.'s first cannabis-centric farmers market is to make its...
  • Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher

    Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher
    Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....
  • L.A.'s Winston Street has a colorful history

    L.A.'s Winston Street has a colorful history
    In downtown L.A., Winston Street has a history. There was the mysterious puddle of blood, and a baby stuffed in a cigar box in the late 1800s. Bodies have been tossed into dark corners, and there were the decades addicts and alcoholics spent in the...
  • Grand jury again urges Orange County to create an ethics panel

    Grand jury again urges Orange County to create an ethics panel
    When a grand jury described Orange County as a "hotbed of corruption" and called for the creation of an ethics commission, county supervisors dismissed the jury's work as unfair, inaccurate and sensational. When the grand jury followed up with a...