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  • Third Street Promenade steps successfully into its 25th anniversary

    Third Street Promenade steps successfully into its 25th anniversary
    When Barbara Tenzer started leasing out Santa Monica retail space in the mid-1980s, she wondered how a beach town with such agreeable weather and appealing neighborhoods could harbor a downtown blighted by vagrants, dodgy bars and ubiquitous vacant...
  • O.C. teacher opposed to cat dissections sues school district

    A former English teacher at Newport Harbor High School is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses. Karen Coyne claims in her...
  • L.A. city sanitation workers disciplined for on-duty protest

    L.A. city sanitation workers disciplined for on-duty protest
    Months after dozens of city trash trucks circled Los Angeles' civic center as part of a union-backed protest, a city official said more than 100 sanitation workers have been disciplined for taking part in the demonstration while they were on duty....
  • With theatrical flourish, Brown signs tax break for filming

     With theatrical flourish, Brown signs tax break for filming
    The scene outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday was not billed as a campaign event for Gov. Jerry Brown. But it had the makings of one. A few steps from the concrete footprints of Clark Gable and Bette Davis, the Democratic governor...
  • L.A. to re-examine regulations controlling city's taxi companies

    L.A. to re-examine regulations controlling city's taxi companies
    In a push to level the playing field for taxi firms competing with new, app-based ride-sharing businesses, Los Angeles officials agreed Thursday to re-examine hundreds of regulations that control the city's nine licensed cab companies. At the urging...
  • UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct

    UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct
    In a sweeping effort to combat sexual misconduct on campus, University of California officials unveiled a systemwide plan Wednesday, calling for mandatory training for all students, staff and faculty, improved support for victims and more thorough...
  • Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors

    Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors
    The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the annual salary of the new UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman, at $485,000. The regents said the...
  • L.A. officials could gain time in office if election dates change

    L.A. officials could gain time in office if election dates change
    A proposal to boost voter turnout in Los Angeles by holding city elections at the same time as state and national contests could deliver a special benefit to elected city officials: 18 extra months in office. For months, civic leaders have pushed for...
  • Respiratory virus EV-D68 cases found in 4 Southern California children

    Respiratory virus EV-D68 cases found in 4 Southern California children
    A virus that has sickened children across the country — in some cases causing severe breathing woes — is also circulating in California, state and local health officials confirmed Thursday. Four children from San Diego and Ventura counties...
  • West Nile cases still on rise in state; Orange County is hot spot

    West Nile cases still on rise in state; Orange County is hot spot
    The number of West Nile virus cases is continuing to explode throughout the state, with more than 350 people infected; more than a third are in Orange County. Earlier this month, the California Department of Public Health said the proportion of...
  • 'Hi, do you have water?' In a Central Calif. town, answer is often no.

    'Hi, do you have water?' In a Central Calif. town, answer is often no.
    The grandmother sat outside in her Sunday best next to a house with peeling paint, her canned iced tea resting on top of a washing machine that didn't work. She'd been without running water for four months. Up an easy-to-miss dirt road, a 70-year-old...