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  • The cup's half full without groundwater regulation

    They're all patting themselves on the back in the state Capitol for finally achieving a water bond deal. And that's fine. It was a momentous act. But what really would be historic — and worth running self-congratulatory reelection ads about...
  • Promoter of Mariachi 5K run in Boyle Heights faces backlash over theme

    Promoter of Mariachi 5K run in Boyle Heights faces backlash over theme
    The mariachi of Boyle Heights mostly live by a golden rule: No event is a bad event. They play for funerals and quinceañeras, foreclosures and sex change celebrations. But Sunday's Mariachi 5K — where some runners undoubtedly will show up in...
  • Legislature mulls curbs on use of aerial drones by paparazzi

    Legislature mulls curbs on use of aerial drones by paparazzi
    When singer Miley Cyrus recently spotted a mysterious drone hovering over her Los Angeles home, she posted video of the aerial intruder on Instagram, complaining that it appeared to be a new tactic by the paparazzi. The incident, in which Cyrus was...
  • Winning essays take 2 South L.A. students to Dickens conference

    Winning essays take 2 South L.A. students to Dickens conference
    Amid Victorian high tea and lengthy talks about literature, two young women from South Los Angeles recently found themselves at the center of the universe — the Dickens Universe. Scholars of Charles Dickens and enthusiasts from the public recently...
  • UC online applications available 3 months earlier this year

    UC online applications available 3 months earlier this year
    Russia to the United States, character dancing to folk dancing, competitive ballroom to jazz, hip-hop and ballet — these are the themes that 16-year-old Annie Novikov hopes to weave into the life narrative she's writing for applications to the...
  • Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame

    I was 19 when my cousin shot himself to death. He wasn't addicted or mentally ill. He was 20 years old, going nowhere and tired of feeling like a disappointment, to his family and himself. For years I carried a burden of guilt. I believed I could have...
  • In face of drought, critics say 'Slide the City' doesn't hold water

    In face of drought, critics say 'Slide the City' doesn't hold water
    More than 6,000 people have signed an online petition to stop "Slide the City" from setting up on Olive Avenue on Sept. 27, saying it is "extremely irresponsible" for any city in California to allow an event featuring a giant water slide to take place...
  • West Hollywood mayor, others want a more dog-friendly park design

    West Hollywood mayor, others want a more dog-friendly park design
    The city of West Hollywood has spared no expense in a lavish makeover of its central park. First came a chic library and rooftop tennis courts, to the tune of $61 million. Just approved is an additional $86 million in amenities, including two rooftop...
  • 'Poor doors' development proposal draws scorn in West Hollywood

     'Poor doors' development proposal draws scorn in West Hollywood
    There were two key issues that pushed West Hollywood residents to create their own city three decades ago: gay rights and rent control. Since then, the city has passed a slew of tenants' rights laws, and required developers of new residential projects...
  • On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

    On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency
    Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years. Here,...
  • Minister is on a mission to save girls from prostitution

    Minister is on a mission to save girls from prostitution
    It was just after 3 p.m. in San Bernardino, 99 hellish degrees and counting, as two working girls walked along Baseline Street.They appeared to be somewhere between 16 and 19, about the same as the other females working the track in a city boxed in by...