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  • Iraqi Christians in San Diego County fear U.S. airstrikes are too late

    Iraqi Christians in San Diego County fear U.S. airstrikes are too late
    EL CAJON, Calif. — One of the biblical readings at the Sunday Mass at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Syriac Catholic Church here contained a passage from Ephesians, complete with the warning "do not leave room for the devil." The passage had a...
  • This L.A. cop gets the drop on water offenders

    This L.A. cop gets the drop on water offenders
    Rick Silva began his investigation at the end of an alley, on a hot day in L.A.'s Westlake community. Driving down a busy thoroughfare, he spied water runoff on a sidewalk. He steered his city-owned Honda Civic into the alley and followed the water to a...
  • Proposal could create more voting districts anchored by minorities

    Proposal could create more voting districts anchored by minorities
    Minority groups seeking more influence in local government would have a potentially powerful new tool at their disposal under a proposed expansion of the California Voting Rights Act. The way Los Angeles County — among others jurisdictions —...
  • Tourist vans at the Hollywood sign finding obstacles on the itinerary

    Tourist vans at the Hollywood sign finding obstacles on the itinerary
    It wasn't the kind of Hollywood experience that the French tourists were hoping for. The Cali'fun tourist van they'd chartered was carrying seven of them up Beachwood Drive toward the Hollywood sign when Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officers...
  • LAPD's misclassified incidents: How we reported this story

    LAPD's misclassified incidents: How we reported this story
    Through the California Public Records Act, The Times obtained computerized crime data for more than 94,000 incidents recorded by the Los Angeles Police Department in the year ending Sept. 30, 2013. The data were from the LAPD's Consolidated Crime...
  • Records show LAPD reclassified incidents

    Records show LAPD reclassified incidents
    In February 2013, someone broke into a newly renovated house in South Los Angeles, spray-painted walls and made off with a new stove and water heater worth $1,400. LAPD officers classified the crime as a burglary because it involved forced entry and...
  • L.A. literacy program unites families, boosts kids' reading skills

    L.A. literacy program unites families, boosts kids' reading skills
    It's bath, book and bed for 5-year-old Nathan Flores. No TV. His parents learned the importance of routine and reading when they began taking him to a local family literacy program two years ago. Now, a sibling is on the way. Leslie Flores, Nathan's...
  • California lawmakers considering historic shift in groundwater policy

    California lawmakers considering historic shift in groundwater policy
    As California continues to endure a calamitous lack of water from the sky, the state could, for the first time, start to regulate water drawn from the ground. Groundwater regulation has been politically poisonous since the state's founding. But...
  • Gang injunction in Santa Ana will do more harm than good, critics say

     Gang injunction in Santa Ana will do more harm than good, critics say
    Hot dogs and carne asada sizzled on the grill in a narrow courtyard where Vanessa Cerda and friends gathered on a recent Sunday afternoon. Across the road, a bounce house was set up for children to play and nearby, a woman sold pupusas in front of her...
  • Before his organ donation, a final loving vigil for their son

    Before his organ donation, a final loving vigil for their son
    Veronica Eckhardt bent over the hospital bed, sponging paint onto the sole of her son's left foot. "Connor would not like what we're doing," she said. Doctors had declared Connor Eckhardt brain-dead the day before, at age 19. Machines breathed for him...
  • Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims

    Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims
    Later this month I'll be marking the two-year anniversary of my death. That's not a line you see too often, is it? My heart gave out after knee surgery, because of an arrhythmia. Even for those who suffer cardiac arrest in a hospital, the survival...