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  • State high court nominee Cuellar sails through confirmation hearing

    Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown for a seat on the California Supreme Court, sailed through his confirmation hearing Thursday after a state bar evaluating panel gave him its highest rating. Cuellar, 41,...
  • Murder charges involving dog-related fatalities

    In addition to the killing of Pamela Devitt last year in the Antelope Valley, a handful of dog-related fatalities nationwide have resulted in murder charges. Alex Jackson has been charged in the death of Devitt. Here are the others: 1987 Michael...
  • Audit finds some L.A. County nursing home cases prematurely closed

    Los Angeles County auditors have found problems with the way the public health department investigates nursing home complaints involving issues of safety, neglect and other problems that could jeopardize the well-being of residents. After reviewing a...
  • South L.A. women changed their lives, and it started with food

    South L.A. women changed their lives, and it started with food
    Every Wednesday evening, the women sit in a circle of folding chairs in a bungalow at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in South L.A. There's always a box of tissues in the center; it rarely goes unused. They come to talk about food. They talk about how...
  • O.C. prosecutors seek evidence in Great Park audit

    O.C. prosecutors seek evidence in Great Park audit
    County prosecutors have requested financial documents and any evidence of criminal wrongdoing turned up in an ongoing forensic audit of the $200-million effort to turn a retired military base into an enormous municipal park in Irvine. The Orange...
  • Rim fire's 'ghost' trees to be logged, U.S. Forest Service decides

    Rim fire's 'ghost' trees to be logged, U.S. Forest Service decides
    The debate began as the largest blaze ever seen in the Sierra still burned: Should officials cut down the thousands of "ghost" trees left behind by last summer's Rim fire, or leave nature alone? A decision announced Wednesday by the U.S. Forest...
  • Analysis finds California students attend school more than U.S. peers

    California students attend school more consistently than most of their U.S. peers, and such attendance directly relates to better performance on national math and reading tests, a new analysis has found. The analysis by Attendance Works, a San Francisco...
  • L.A. Unified can't account for $2 million in computers, audit says

    More than $2 million worth of Los Angeles Unified computers, mostly iPads, could not be accounted for during a recent audit by the school system's inspector general. The review also found that the school district lacked an effective tracking system...
  • Surfers race to catch massive waves across Southland

    Surfers race to catch massive waves across Southland
    Mike Lucas charged into the surf at Newport Beach's legendary Wedge, paddling out to brave waves so big they seemed to fill the sky. "You quickly realize you could be dead in a second if you don't know what you're doing," said Lucas, 26, of Huntington...
  • Productive lawmakers can thank a retooled system

    It was a moderately productive two-year session that the Legislature wrapped up at the witching hour Saturday. Credit mainly voter-approved reforms. This is a new era in Sacramento. But another factor also helped greatly: the devastating drought. You'...
  • Pushing the Start button on a computer science curriculum for K-12 schools

    Aspiring farmers and entertainers ought to be computer whizzes, according to the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. The nonprofit organization invited more than two dozen education and business leaders from across California last week to discuss how...