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California

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  • L.A. weighs plan to press banks to renegotiate rate swaps

    Los Angeles could become the nation's biggest city seeking to jettison financial deals crafted on the eve of the Great Recession that union and community activists contend are draining funds from city services. The City Council will vote Wednesday on...
  • L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase

     L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase
    Rachel Harris woke up at 6 a.m after making sure to get a good night's sleep. Million Reneau got decked out in a new plaid shirt. And their fifth-grade classmates at Baldwin Hills Elementary in Los Angeles also showed up fresh-faced, with neat braids...
  • California to vote on scaled-down $7.5-billion water bond in November

    California to vote on scaled-down $7.5-billion water bond in November
    After months of political haggling, a ballot measure that will ask voters in November to approve $7.5 billion in borrowing for water projects sailed through the Legislature on Wednesday. Soon afterward, flanked by dozens of lawmakers from both parties,...
  • Police commission leader says LAPD, Missouri slayings not comparable

    Police commission leader says LAPD, Missouri slayings not comparable
    The president of the Los Angeles Police Commission added to calls Thursday for the LAPD to move quickly as it works to piece together what led to this week's shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles, but he dismissed comparisons between the...
  • L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck reappointed to second five-year term

    L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck reappointed to second five-year term
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck won a second term in office Tuesday but acknowledged he must now work to address shortcomings that have come to light in recent months. In the run-up to the vote, Beck endured a rocky evaluation process. He faced...
  • L.A. officials want to attach strings to DWP-linked nonprofit funds

    L.A. officials want to attach strings to DWP-linked nonprofit funds
    Los Angeles lawmakers want to hitch more than a dozen conditions to a planned $4-million payment to two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the Department of Water and Power, including giving city auditors "unfettered access" to their records and...
  • Medi-Cal struggles to provide services to ever-growing clientele

    Medi-Cal struggles to provide services to ever-growing clientele
    Alisha Gutierrez, whose email address refers to her as the "tooth fairy," has spent years connecting developmentally disabled patients with specialized dental care. But when a Santa Rosa man needed a root canal on a troubled molar earlier this year, the...
  • Robin Williams' widow says actor was sober, had Parkinson's at death

    Robin Williams' widow says actor was sober, had Parkinson's at death
    Actor and comedian Robin Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday at age 63, was suffering from the "early stages" of Parkinson's disease, his widow, Susan Schneider, said in a statement Thursday. The actor, who battled drug and...
  • LAUSD says it's not subject to state's 'parent trigger' law this year

    LAUSD says it's not subject to state's 'parent trigger' law this year
    A controversial state law permitting parents to petition for sweeping changes in failing schools cannot be used this year in Los Angeles Unified, district officials decided. In a letter from a district lawyer to former state Sen. Gloria Romero...
  • Pasadena City College's retiring chief gets $400,000, documents show

    Pasadena City College's retiring chief gets $400,000, documents show
    Pasadena City College officials agreed to pay controversial President Mark W. Rocha more than $400,000 as part of his retirement settlement, according to documents released Thursday. College officials initially denied that Rocha was receiving...
  • California legislators shelve state licensing for medical pot shops

    Lawmakers on Thursday shelved plans to require state licenses for medical marijuana shops and condom use by adult film actors, among dozens of other measures. They also halted a plan that would have closed a loophole in Proposition 13, the state's...