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  • L.A. wants court to revive law allowing motel guest registry searches

    L.A. wants court to revive law allowing motel guest registry searches
    Los Angeles city attorneys are asking the Supreme Court to revive a local ordinance that gave police the authority to inspect guest-registration records of motels and hotels, arguing the surprise checks are needed to deter prostitutes and drug dealers and...
  • Journalist freed after behind-the-scenes negotiations

    The first phone call jolted the modest Redondo Beach town house in the middle of the night. Many others like it would follow, for nearly three years. The voices on the other end of the line would vary, but all were insistent — turn over millions...
  • L.A. Unified alerted to possible sexual misconduct by Berndt in 1983

    L.A. Unified alerted to possible sexual misconduct by Berndt in 1983
    In 1983, a South Los Angeles elementary school principal received a call about one of his teachers, a 32-year-old just a few years on the job. On a student field trip to a museum, Mark Berndt had dropped his pants, a parent complained. The principal...
  • Ride-sharing companies accused of misleading customers on safety

    Since its early days as a taxi alternative for Northern California bar-hoppers, the ride-sharing industry, now worth billions of dollars, has prompted demands for stricter government control from public officials and competing cab companies. More...
  • Brown signs package of bills to encourage voting

    Brown signs package of bills to encourage voting
    Months after statewide voter turnout hit a historic low of 25% in this year's primary election, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed eight bills aimed at getting more Californians to participate in the political process. He also signed dozens of other...
  • Egyptian teenager who skipped flight home seeks U.S. asylum

    Egyptian teenager who skipped flight home seeks U.S. asylum
    An Egyptian teenager who refused to return home following an international high school science fair staged five months ago has filed for U.S. political asylum. Abdullah Assem was 17 when he skipped a flight to Cairo on May 18 at the conclusion of the...
  • Brown has last say in labor board dispute between L.A. County, unions

    Gov. Jerry Brown has landed in the middle of a simmering feud over who should sit on the independent panels that sort out labor disputes affecting tens of thousands of Los Angeles city and county workers. A bill that Brown could soon sign or veto...
  • For some rape survivors, 'handle with care' doesn't help healing

    For some rape survivors, 'handle with care' doesn't help healing
    When Jane Piper was raped by a stranger in a Brentwood parking lot, she grabbed the corkscrew he used as a weapon and tried to fight him off. The man beat her so badly her hair was matted with blood. She managed to escape through a car window as the...
  • Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness

    Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness
    Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade. "It was very pretty here, very pretty," said...
  • Gov. Brown signs bills on birth control, inmate rights

    Gov. Brown signs bills on birth control, inmate rights
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law bills requiring most health plans to cover a variety of contraceptive methods, banning forced or coerced sterilizations of inmates in California prisons and giving felons behind bars easier access to DNA...
  • Trial nears end for man in wife's 1994 nicotine death

    Trial nears end for man in wife's 1994 nicotine death
    In the mid-1990s, Paul Curry worked as an engineer at the San Onofre nuclear power plant and was, by many accounts, a deeply intelligent man who appeared to have a loving relationship with his wife. Now, 20 years after Linda Curry mysteriously died,...