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  • Going from foster care to college, because someone believed in them

    Going from foster care to college, because someone believed in them
    Jamilah Sims became a mother at 14 — just as she was entering foster care for the third time, because of her own mother's instability. She and two sisters — the girls are triplets — have grown accustomed to packing up, moving in with...
  • Former councilman sentenced to a year in Bell corruption scandal

     Former councilman sentenced to a year in Bell corruption scandal
    One of the former council members blamed for the corruption that left one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities headed toward bankruptcy was sentenced Friday to a year in the county jail, but he could be a free man in just weeks. George Mirabal is...
  • San Fernando Valley light-rail line is back on the table

    San Fernando Valley light-rail line is back on the table
    For the first time in more than two decades, Los Angeles transportation officials can legally discuss building a light-rail line through a southern swath of the San Fernando Valley. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday that will allow the Los...
  • LAUSD asks judge to OK teacher abuse settlement after family balks

    LAUSD asks judge to OK teacher abuse settlement after family balks
    The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday requested that a judge approve a settlement agreement with the family of a student who alleged that he was molested by a onetime Telfair Elementary School teacher. District officials contend that they...
  • Huntington Lake summer fun drying up in California drought

    Huntington Lake summer fun drying up in California drought
    The water dropped another 2 feet the week of Don Winters' vacation. Huntington Lake was at about a third of its normal level. An island in the middle of the lake — a mini-hilltop of wildflowers that in other summers he'd paddled to in a canoe...
  • Federal judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional

    Federal judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional
    In an indictment of California's death penalty, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that decades-long delays and uncertainty about whether condemned inmates will ever be executed violate the constitution's ban on cruel or unusual punishment. The ruling by...
  • Regents name new UC San Francisco leader, approve chancellor pay raises

    Regents name new UC San Francisco leader, approve chancellor pay raises
    The UC regents Thursday confirmed UC San Francisco's medical school dean, Sam Hawgood, as chancellor of that health sciences campus and set his new salary at $750,000, a 13.8% increase. The regents also approved 3% pay raises for other UC chancellors...
  • Vernon battery recycler is allowed to reopen, with conditions

    Air quality officials are giving a battery recycling plant in Vernon another chance to prove it can operate without putting nearby residents at risk. Despite demands from community groups calling for permanent closure of the Exide Technologies plant,...
  • Investigation urged after Latino caucus rejects Republican lawmaker

    Shortly after he was elected, state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez took what he said was a natural step and asked to join the California Latino Legislative Caucus. The Oceanside Republican said his request last year was at first met with silence. "When I...
  • Man's disappearance turns Inspiration Point into a site of desperation

    Man's disappearance turns Inspiration Point into a site of desperation
    Inspiration Point in Rancho Palos Verdes is both beautiful and powerful, drawing those who simply want to watch the crashing waves and those seeking the thrill of jumping from the cliff's edge. But on Thursday, Inspiration Point was a site of...
  • Arrest in tech exec's heroin death spurs reexamination of Georgia case

    A day after Santa Cruz prosecutors charged an escort in the fatal heroin overdose of a Silicon Valley executive, police officials in Georgia said Thursday they were reexamining another drug overdose death in which the escort was a key witness. Alix...