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  • Kuehl, Shriver square off in L.A. County supervisor race debate

     Kuehl, Shriver square off in L.A. County supervisor race debate
    Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver came out swinging and sought to draw policy contrasts Tuesday night in the first major debate of the November runoff campaign to fill a Westside-San Fernando Valley seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors....
  • Costa Mesa to pay city administrator $170,225 in settlement

    A Costa Mesa city administrator who was put on paid leave after a financially disastrous City Hall anniversary celebration will receive more than $170,000 in a settlement agreement. Dan Joyce will receive $170,225 from the city to settle a lawsuit he...
  • L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle

    Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and...
  • West Basin water district board member pleads guilty to embezzlement

    A board member at the West Basin Municipal Water District was sentenced Monday to 180 days in jail after pleading guilty in an embezzlement case involving his agency and a local nonprofit group. Ronald Smith, 55, pleaded guilty to one felony count of...
  • L.A. mayor, fire chief announce measures to prevent dangerous blazes

    L.A. mayor, fire chief announce measures to prevent dangerous blazes
    After an unusually high number of fire deaths this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced new initiatives Monday to prevent dangerous blazes. Terrazas said the Fire Department is launching a pilot program in...
  • What freshmen are reading

    A sampling of colleges' common readings for this year's freshman class: Occidental College: "The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream," by Gary Younge. Cal State Bakersfield and University of Maryland, Baltimore County:...
  • Flash floods from storms close roads, touch off mudslides

    Flash floods from storms close roads, touch off mudslides
    When Jose Juarez arrived here at 6 a.m. Monday, mud filled the roads outside Little Sister's Truck Wash and water spilled onto the driveway. Within 30 minutes, rain from what would become a destructive, hours-long storm had gotten into the bays where...
  • LAPD sergeant defends role in handcuffing 'Django Unchained' actress

    A Los Angeles police sergeant Monday defended his role in handcuffing and detaining an actress who alleged she was mistreated because of her race, saying he responded to a routine call that escalated when the woman refused to identify herself. The...
  • Plans to add baseball fields to Griffith Park may draw legal challenge

    Plans to add baseball fields to Griffith Park may draw legal challenge
    Sports enthusiasts and preservationists are girding for a legal fight over plans to add two baseball fields to the east side of Griffith Park, replacing four acres of picnic area and taking out 44 trees. Led by Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge,...
  • Opponents appeal ruling against removing Glendale comfort women statue

    Opponents appeal ruling against removing Glendale comfort women statue
    Opponents of the comfort women statue in Glendale have appealed a judge's decision against removing the installation dedicated to women coerced into sexual slavery by Japan during World War II. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson ruled in August that the...
  • Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31

     Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31
    Ending a career in political office that spanned a dozen years, state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on Monday bowed to pressure from fellow Democrats and said he would resign his seat Sept. 22. Three days earlier, a Los Angeles judge had sentenced him to 90...