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  • LAUSD's Deasy seeks records of board members' tech-firm contacts

    LAUSD's Deasy seeks records of board members' tech-firm contacts
    In a bold challenge to his bosses, L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy has filed a public records request seeking emails and other documents involving school board members and nearly two dozen companies including those at the center of the controversial iPad...
  • Caricatures won't be making the trip when Palm restaurant relocates

    Caricatures won't be making the trip when Palm restaurant relocates
    Bruce Bozzi Jr.'s great-grandfather knew how to draw attention after he opened a restaurant in an Italian section of New York City in 1926. Pio Bozzi and his friend John Ganzi had arrived from Parma, Italy, and intended to name their restaurant after...
  • L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe

    L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe
    Sinaloa cartel bosses had a problem. They were holding a hostage and needed to get the $140,000 ransom his family agreed to pay from the United States to Mexico in the form of pesos. Worried a wire transfer would alert authorities, the drug...
  • Little Dude, portly rescue cat with a big fan base, dies of pneumonia

    Little Dude, portly rescue cat with a big fan base, dies of pneumonia
    Little Dude, the portly 33-pound rescue cat who earned a fan base as the feline's foster family worked to get his health and weight under control, has died of pneumonia. "Little Dude was a treasure. A beautiful, precious, invaluable gem," said Angela...
  • Often overlooked, brick chimneys pose hazards in quakes

    Often overlooked, brick chimneys pose hazards in quakes
    Earthquakes have shifted the ground beneath Libby Rose's historic Craftsman house several times in the last half-century, but still her home is standing. The chimneys, however, haven't fared as well. When the 1989 Loma Prieta quake struck, the Roses'...
  • California teacher tenure finally a major election issue

    Who'd have thought it? Teacher tenure — the topic that made sparks fly during a gubernatorial debate. And the hottest issue in a close race for state schools chief. Wonky tenure and other job protections for teachers — good ones and bad...
  • Retrial begins for L.A. County Sheriff's deputy accused in FBI case

    The retrial of a sheriff's deputy accused of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jails began Wednesday with prosecutors portraying him as a technically adept schemer and defense attorneys arguing that he was merely following...
  • Hearing opens on Crenshaw teachers' claims of anti-union bias

    Hearing opens on Crenshaw teachers' claims of anti-union bias
    Twelve former Crenshaw High teachers alleged during opening arguments in a labor hearing Wednesday that the Los Angeles Unified School District targeted and removed them from the campus in retaliation for their union activism. In 2012, the district...
  • Sign-ups for big L.A. health clinic for uninsured fall short

    Sign-ups for big L.A. health clinic for uninsured fall short
    A giant, routinely oversubscribed health clinic for the uninsured and needy at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena failed to fill all of its available appointments during a sign-up event over the weekend, according to organizers. The annual Care...
  • LAPD fingerprint backlog more than doubled in the last two years

    LAPD fingerprint backlog more than doubled in the last two years
    Los Angeles police officials said Tuesday that the number of cases with unanalyzed fingerprint evidence has more than doubled in the last two years, hampering efforts to solve thousands of burglaries, thefts and other property crimes. The backlog has...
  • Mother of teen killed by Pasadena police presses for release of report

     Mother of teen killed by Pasadena police presses for release of report
    The mother of an unarmed teenager fatally shot by Pasadena police is waging a legal battle to force the city to release the results of an independent consultant's investigation into the 2012 killing of her son. The report, written by the Office of...