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  • Former L.A. Mayor James Hahn lands in traffic court — as judge

    Former L.A. Mayor James Hahn lands in traffic court — as judge
    Peter Horton, the television actor who played Gary on "Thirtysomething," stood at the defendant's table in a Santa Monica courtroom and told the judge why he'd skipped his trial for allegedly failing to stop for a school bus boarding children. "I was...
  • New political action committee forms in L.A. school board race

    New political action committee forms in L.A. school board race
    A new political action committee has formed to influence the outcome of Los Angeles school board races, filling a gap created when a group of civic leaders, which includes former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, decided to sit out next month's key upcoming...
  • Congressman optimistic Obama will grant immigrants legal status

    Congressman optimistic Obama will grant immigrants legal status
    In a fiery speech at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said he was confident after meeting with President Obama last week that the president will move forward in the coming months with an executive order that...
  • Lake Morena caught in crosshairs of San Diego's water policy

    Lake Morena caught in crosshairs of San Diego's water policy
    Lars and Katherine Mitchell, and their dogs Ralph and Alice, are out for a morning walk beside this lake in the highlands 45 miles east of downtown San Diego. The lake is not very scenic these days. Lars Mitchell knows the reason. "San Diego took...
  • Unaccompanied children are the focus of L.A. annual immigrant's Mass

    Unaccompanied children are the focus of L.A. annual immigrant's Mass
    During Sunday Mass at a sunlit cathedral in downtown Los Angeles, a 22-year-old woman stepped timidly to a podium and began her story. "My name is Dunia Cruz," she said in Spanish. "I came here from Honduras." As she spoke of the gang violence that...
  • Headed to LAX this weekend? Avoid the 'Century Crunch'

    Headed to LAX this weekend? Avoid the 'Century Crunch'
    Southern California drivers have survived "Jamzilla" and "Carmageddon" but this weekend's "Century Crunch" road closure near one of the main entrances to Los Angeles International Airport might be the worst one yet, officials said Monday. Starting...
  • California's death penalty isn't really about death at all

    California's death penalty isn't really about death at all
    When I was young I opposed the death penalty because I believed that everyone — even the most brutal killers — had a flicker of humanity that shouldn't be extinguished. I'm not so sure about that anymore. In three decades as a reporter I'...
  • 2 gang members, 1 hostage die in Stockton bank holdup, shootout

    Even in a city long plagued by violent crime, the bank robbery Wednesday left veteran police officers stunned. The robbers led police on a wild hourlong chase, holding hostages from the bank as human shields. Periodically, police say, the robbers...
  • Pérez calls off recount in California controller runoff

    Pérez calls off recount in California controller runoff
    Assemblyman John A. Pérez ended the recount in the controller race on Friday, halting a process that many have criticized as a weakness in California election laws. The decision from Pérez, a Los Angeles Democrat, assures Betty Yee, a Bay Area...
  • DWP union trustees ordered to accept city appointees to nonprofit boards

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ordered union appointees at two L.A. Department of Water and Power nonprofits to recognize trustees allied with Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday, the latest twist in an ongoing saga over the details of the...
  • L.A. Conservancy seeks to save John Lautner building

     L.A. Conservancy seeks to save John Lautner building
    In its day, the airy building on Winnetka Avenue was as practical as it was spectacular. Designed by modernist architect John Lautner, the building has a pie-shaped floor plan that allowed the director of the Crippled Children's Society facility to...