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  • California not investigating foster care complaints promptly

    California not investigating foster care complaints promptly
    The state agency responsible for overseeing California's foster care system is violating its own rules by failing to promptly investigate complaints of children being mistreated or living in poorly maintained homes, according to records obtained by The...
  • For ailing veterans, endless government delays

    For ailing veterans, endless government delays
    Wayne Scott, a World War II Navy veteran and Culver City schoolteacher, began falling apart after his wife died. First it was meningitis and then Parkinson's and dementia. His daughter, Kim Richards, kept hoping she would be notified that a bed was...
  • Uptick in water line 'blowouts' across L.A. not unusual

    Uptick in water line 'blowouts' across L.A. not unusual
    Los Angeles is seeing more high-energy water line "blowouts" that cause street damage this summer, according to data from the city's Department of Water and Power. Though the total number of pipe leaks of all types are stable, blowouts — a term...
  • Poll: Weak support for Prop. 46 targeting medical malpractice

    Poll: Weak support for Prop. 46 targeting medical malpractice
    Voter support appears to be soft for a November ballot measure that is the subject of a heated and potentially costly battle between the lawyers who back it and the doctors and insurers who oppose it, according to new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll....
  • USC unveiling plans for $650-million housing, retail complex

    USC unveiling plans for $650-million housing, retail complex
    USC on Monday is to unveil the final and somewhat altered design of the biggest construction project in the university's history: a $650-million housing and retail complex just north of the main campus. Replacing a now-demolished shopping center along...
  • Garcetti asking nearby cities to join L.A. in boosting minimum wages

    Garcetti asking nearby cities to join L.A. in boosting minimum wages
    When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pitched his plan to gradually boost the minimum wage across the city, critics argued that businesses might move to nearby cities to pay workers less. Now Garcetti is trying to persuade those neighboring cities to...
  • Anaheim Union superintendent aims to serve all students

    Anaheim Union superintendent aims to serve all students
    When community leaders gathered to welcome Michael Matsuda, the new superintendent decided to share the moment — and the limelight — with one of his students. Abby Carreon, a 17-year-old homeless student who was beginning her senior year...
  • San Diegans build replica sailing ship in honor of first explorer

    San Diegans build replica sailing ship in honor of first explorer
    John Popp, a retired physics teacher, is making sure the cannons on the 16th century Spanish galleon under construction here are functional and historically precise. Each cannon is more than 9 feet long and weighs more than 1,000 pounds. Each must be...
  • USC entrepreneurs aim to offer the world free bikes

    USC entrepreneurs aim to offer the world free bikes
    Students race every which way across the USC campus between classes. With 10 minutes to get from one to the next, every minute counts. New white and orange bicycles sail by beach cruisers, skateboards, scooters and pedestrians. The bicycles are the...
  • Water agencies are learning pools aren't a big factor during drought

    Water agencies are learning pools aren't a big factor during drought
    The Sieferts are the kind of environmentally conscious family who attend local sustainability workshops and have solar panels atop their Mar Vista home. They use timers on their kids' showers and have planted drought-tolerant landscaping. But they...
  • Secretary of state's race is one worth watching

    Secretary of state's race is one worth watching
    In a mostly lackluster election season, at least one statewide race in California is intriguing. It's for secretary of state. Battles for state controller and superintendent of public instruction also are engaging. But the rest, including Gov. Jerry...