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  • Officials explore Mexico business prospects with help from Gov. Brown

    When the average Mexican family visits California, they probably hop in a car for a jaunt across the border. But California tourism officials who traveled here with Gov. Jerry Brown this week have their sights set on a more high-flying clientele. They...
  • California panel calls for full revamp of state parks funding, upkeep

    California panel calls for full revamp of state parks funding, upkeep
    California needs to completely make over the way it pays and cares for its state parks, according to a state commission reviewing a park system it says is in severe crises. The 12-person commission issued a preliminary report calling for an "internal...
  • Vernal pools at Costa Mesa park need protection, agency finds

    Vernal pools at Costa Mesa park need protection, agency finds
    The environmentally sensitive vernal pools at an Orange County regional park are being threatened by everything from pedestrians to pesticides and need to be better protected, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found. After an 11-month review of the...
  • LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety

    LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety
    Just last week, Nathan Flores was feigning stomachaches so he wouldn't have to swim in the 3-foot deep swimming pool, his mother said. But this week, Nathan, 5, splashes around like a koi in a pond. Free daily lessons have taught him to be less afraid...
  • UCLA flood from water line rupture is red flag for L.A. infrastructure

    UCLA flood from water line rupture is red flag for L.A. infrastructure
    As UCLA tallied the damage from rampant flooding triggered by the rupture of a 90-year-old city water line, Los Angeles city leaders on Wednesday were once again confronted with the consequences of deferred maintenance on the city's aging infrastructure....
  • South L.A.'s Allenco fined $99,000 over toxic emissions

    South L.A.'s Allenco fined $99,000 over toxic emissions
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday fined an oil operation in a South Los Angeles neighborhood $99,000 for failing to take steps to prevent release of toxic emissions. Allenco Energy Inc., which owns the 2-acre site in the University...
  • Compton school board member vows to keep seat after arrest

    Compton school board member vows to keep seat after arrest
    A Compton school board member arrested last week on suspicion of sexually assaulting a sleeping man, said he will not step down despite numerous calls for his resignation. In a statement released through his spokeswoman, Skyy D. Fisher said inaccurate...
  • Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip

    When federal leaders in Washington needed new ideas for slashing vehicle pollution, they looked west to California, which had already enacted tighter standards. Now Gov. Jerry Brown said he hopes Mexico takes the same approach to combating climate...
  • Irvine councilman disputes waste of Great Park funds under his watch

    Irvine's most prominent political leader is denying testimony from former Great Park executives that millions of dollars tied to the ambitious project were wasted through dysfunctional leadership, poor budget planning and incompetence under his watch....
  • Labor board orders L.A. to rescind pension cuts for new workers

    A labor relations panel moved Monday to strike down a 2-year-old law that rolled back retirement benefits for newly hired Los Angeles city employees, handing a defeat to the politicians who are trying to rein in growing employee pension costs. The five-...
  • Four arrested in connection with fatal beating of USC student

    Four arrested in connection with fatal beating of USC student
    Four teenagers were arrested in connection with Thursday's deadly attack on a USC graduate student, which Los Angeles police said was one of at least two alleged robberies the group attempted that day. Xinran Ji, a 24-year-old engineering student from...