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  • Arrest in tech exec's heroin death spurs reexamination of Georgia case

    A day after Santa Cruz prosecutors charged an escort in the fatal heroin overdose of a Silicon Valley executive, police officials in Georgia said Thursday they were reexamining another drug overdose death in which the escort was a key witness. Alix...
  • Vernon battery recycler is allowed to reopen, with conditions

    Air quality officials are giving a battery recycling plant in Vernon another chance to prove it can operate without putting nearby residents at risk. Despite demands from community groups calling for permanent closure of the Exide Technologies plant,...
  • Investigation urged after Latino caucus rejects Republican lawmaker

    Shortly after he was elected, state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez took what he said was a natural step and asked to join the California Latino Legislative Caucus. The Oceanside Republican said his request last year was at first met with silence. "When I...
  • Man's disappearance turns Inspiration Point into a site of desperation

    Man's disappearance turns Inspiration Point into a site of desperation
    Inspiration Point in Rancho Palos Verdes is both beautiful and powerful, drawing those who simply want to watch the crashing waves and those seeking the thrill of jumping from the cliff's edge. But on Thursday, Inspiration Point was a site of...
  • Controller recount highlights concern about California election law

    In much the way surgeons need skilled hands and fighter pilots must have great eyesight, there is at least one key requirement for election workers handling the recount in California's controller race: long attention spans. Starting Friday, they will...
  • An uncertain future for a grace note in the urban streetscape

    An uncertain future for a grace note in the urban streetscape
    I asked the gangbangers of Highland Park to stay away from the Jesus wall. That was 15 years ago. I never had to ask again. Anyone who commutes on the Arroyo Seco Parkway knows the wall I'm talking about — the long stucco shed on the west side...
  • Horse going to greener pastures after owner's heartbreaking tragedy

    Horse going to greener pastures after owner's heartbreaking tragedy
    Megan Gaynes noticed the horse when she pulled up to the auction in Mira Loma. He was standing in a pen, his head down, his right hind leg swollen. Gaynes, who runs a horse-rescue organization, feared the gelding was in such bad shape that he might hurt...
  • Number of aggravated assaults in L.A. rose during first half of 2014

    Number of aggravated assaults in L.A. rose during first half of 2014
    Led by an increase in aggravated assaults, violent crime in Los Angeles rose during the first half of 2014, marking the first such increase in more than a decade. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced the mid-year statistics Wednesday, saying his department...
  • Trial opens in killing of young woman outside Santa Ana nightclub

    Videos of a brawl outside a Santa Ana nightclub that left a young college graduate in an unconscious heap were played repeatedly Wednesday as attorneys for two women charged in the attack told jurors that it was the victim herself who caused her own...
  • L.A. pushes back in fight over DWP nonprofits

    L.A. pushes back in fight over DWP nonprofits
    As an annual deadline looms for Los Angeles to pay nearly $4 million to a controversial pair of Department of Water and Power affiliates, one city leader announced his refusal to sign the checks and another sued to have a court-appointed receiver take...
  • South Bay schools chief faces firing, repayment of money

    The suspended head of the Centinela Valley school district, who attracted public scrutiny because of his high compensation, now faces dismissal, the repayment of at least $200,000 and liability for back taxes. The Centinela Board of Education voted...