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  • Strained ties cloud future of Deasy, LAUSD

    Strained ties cloud future of Deasy, LAUSD
    The controversy engulfing Los Angeles Unified's $1.3-billion technology project has inflamed long-held tensions between the Board of Education and Supt. John Deasy, who is questioning whether he should step down. In an interview, Deasy acknowledged that...
  • It's time to turn domestic abuse chatter into conversation

    It's time to turn domestic abuse chatter into conversation
    I heard the announcers in Thursday's National Football League game declare this the worst week in the history of the 94-year-old league. I can't help but think that's hyperbole. But I suspect this has been the worst week in the life of 26-year-old Janay...
  • LAPD union says contract negotiations are at an impasse

    LAPD union says contract negotiations are at an impasse
    The Los Angeles police officers union announced Friday that it had reached an impasse with city negotiators on salary talks, saying the latest contract offer submitted by Mayor Eric Garcetti is insulting. Two and a half months since their contract...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud

    State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a...
  • Only 1 in 4 likely voters can identify Gov. Jerry Brown's opponent

    Just two months before election day, Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term — and only one in four likely California voters can even identify his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, according to a...
  • The time of year to swoon over mooncakes

    The time of year to swoon over mooncakes
    The man in the Levi's, loafers and fedora strolled into the bakery, not even glancing at the mango panna cotta cups or the strawberry tiramisu. "I heard today is mooncake day and that's all I want," Eric Fenchel said, scanning the bountiful case of...
  • Southern California's water usage drop not as steep as rest of state

    Southern California's water usage drop not as steep as rest of state
    Southern Californians are reducing their water use amid a historic drought, but they've cut back at the lowest rate in the state, the Water Resources Control Board announced this week. The South Coast Hydrologic Region, which includes major urban...
  • Truancy rates are higher among California's low-income students, report says

    Truancy rates are higher among California's low-income students, report says
    Across California, truancy rates for students from low-income backgrounds were disproportionately higher than for their more affluent peers during the 2013-14 school year, according to a report released Thursday. Data from the California Department of...
  • Murder, they wrote, using this doctor's ingenious ideas

    The doctor's phone rang. It was another request for his expertise. A murderous son was donating an organ to his aging father. Somehow, the procedure had to kill the dad. Somehow, the murder weapon had to be the organ itself. Can you help? pleaded...
  • L.A. revokes construction permits for hilltop house in Bel-Air

    L.A. revokes construction permits for hilltop house in Bel-Air
    The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has revoked the construction permits for a hilltop house in Bel-Air that neighbors contend has destabilized the slope. Developer Mohamed Hadid's project drew complaints and lawsuits from neighbors and,...
  • Newport Beach City Council approves Lido House Hotel project

    Newport Beach City Council approves Lido House Hotel project
    For decades, visitors headed to the Balboa Peninsula would know they'd arrived when they passed the pink-hued Lido Theatre and then the far less remarkable building blocks that made up City Hall. Newport Beach's municipal headquarters have since moved...