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  • L.A. takes gentle approach to conserving water during drought

     L.A. takes gentle approach to conserving water during drought
    For all the tough talk about cracking down on water wasters, Los Angeles and other California cities are choosing gentle coaxing over costly fines. Los Angeles officials announced Monday that they are beefing up their water-wasting patrols but will keep...
  • LAPD chief faces tense crowd over shooting of mentally ill man

    LAPD chief faces tense crowd over shooting of mentally ill man
    The atmosphere in a South Los Angeles church was at times tense Tuesday night as residents and activists peppered Los Angeles police officials with questions about two officers' fatal shooting of a mentally ill man. Pictures of Ezell Ford dotted the...
  • L.A. Unified school police to stop citing students for minor offenses

    L.A. Unified school police to stop citing students for minor offenses
    Michael Davis experienced firsthand the negative effects of campus discipline when he received a police citation for tardiness in middle school and later was removed from class for failing to wear the school uniform at Manual Arts High in South Los...
  • 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...
  • L.A. settles police shooting case for $5 million

    L.A. settles police shooting case for $5 million
    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $5-million settlement with the family of an unarmed National Guard veteran killed on live television in a barrage of gunfire at the end of a wild pursuit last year in downtown L.A. The proposed payout...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction

    Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction
    California governors have enormous power to shove around legislatures. And Gov. Jerry Brown has learned how to use it without working up a sweat. Here's the latest example: At the state Capitol, the notion of providing schoolchildren with adequate...
  • L.A. revives a denser vision for Woodland Hills' Warner Center

    L.A. revives a denser vision for Woodland Hills' Warner Center
    When developers vowed in the early 1970s to create a "downtown" for the San Fernando Valley on movie mogul Harry Warner's sprawling Woodland Hills horse ranch, many locals scoffed. The Valley was, after all, where people had come for quiet suburban...
  • Some L.A. County officials frustrated by delays in child welfare czar search

    Some L.A. County officials frustrated by delays in child welfare czar search
    Some Los Angeles County officials voiced frustration Tuesday at what they considered to be delays in the search for a new child welfare czar. The Board of Supervisors agreed in June to create an Office of Child Protection to coordinate efforts by the...
  • Terrorism trial underway for men accused of trying to join Al Qaeda

    Terrorism trial underway for men accused of trying to join Al Qaeda
    The trial of two Inland Empire men accused of being involved in a terrorist plot resumes in Riverside federal court this week, as jurors weigh whether the defendants' alleged plans to travel overseas and join Al Qaeda posed a true threat or were...
  • Can you flip a house for profit in this market?

    Can you flip a house for profit in this market?
    If flipping a house in today's real estate market seems riskier than trekking with a ragtag band of hobbits to Mordor, take heart: Home flippers can still find plenty of opportunities, though they're not entirely without risk. It may seem...
  • 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...