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  • Minister is on a mission to save girls from prostitution

    Minister is on a mission to save girls from prostitution
    It was just after 3 p.m. in San Bernardino, 99 hellish degrees and counting, as two working girls walked along Baseline Street.They appeared to be somewhere between 16 and 19, about the same as the other females working the track in a city boxed in by...
  • L.A.'s street signs have been at the intersection of time and place

    L.A.'s street signs have been at the intersection of time and place
    The story of Los Angeles' street signs is hidden safely away on the ninth floor of Caltrans' downtown headquarters: Hand-stenciled wooden two-by-fours like those that originated in the 1890s, their white block lettering set against a dark blue...
  • Dr. Andrew Sun convicted of 17 felonies over painkiller prescriptions

    Dr. Andrew Sun convicted of 17 felonies over painkiller prescriptions
    A 78-year-old doctor who federal officials said made more than $1 million from illegally prescribing potent painkillers, including Vicodin and Xanax, was convicted of drug trafficking charges Thursday. Andrew Sun, of La Mirada, was found guilty of 17...
  • Federal grand jury investigating Exide Technologies over Vernon plant

    A federal grand jury is investigating Exide Technologies, the company under scrutiny for emitting high levels of harmful pollutants from its battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to a financial disclosure filed this week. On Aug. 8, Exide...
  • LAPD's in-car camera effort is lagging

    The Los Angeles Police Department this week found itself in a familiar place: defending a controversial shooting by officers that has led to conflicting accounts of what happened. For more than two decades, the LAPD has been trying to install cameras in...
  • Residency trumps wealth in Stinson Beach water rationing plans

    Residency trumps wealth in Stinson Beach water rationing plans
    Sarah Butler crammed garbage bags packed with laundry into her old Volkswagen van on her weekly run "over the hill" to Mill Valley. Some of the 630 or so permanent residents of this Marin County town have recently begun to make this trek, thanks to...
  • Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame

    I was 19 when my cousin shot himself to death. He wasn't addicted or mentally ill. He was 20 years old, going nowhere and tired of feeling like a disappointment, to his family and himself. For years I carried a burden of guilt. I believed I could have...
  • L.A.'s school crossing-guard cutbacks draw criticism

    L.A.'s school crossing-guard cutbacks draw criticism
    Every weekday before 7 a.m., Betty Carson dons a neon vest, grabs her stop sign and walks the mile from her Watts home to Florence Jordan Elementary School. For an hour each morning and again in the afternoon, Carson, 82, ushers dozens of children...
  • Outspent by rival, McKenna drew on connections in school board victory

     Outspent by rival, McKenna drew on connections in school board victory
    In this week's election for a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, one side had deep pockets and extensive political connections; the other side had people such as Orley Frost Jr. Frost, 50, said he remembers the winner — George McKenna...
  • Iraqi Christians in San Diego County fear U.S. airstrikes are too late

    Iraqi Christians in San Diego County fear U.S. airstrikes are too late
    EL CAJON, Calif. — One of the biblical readings at the Sunday Mass at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Syriac Catholic Church here contained a passage from Ephesians, complete with the warning "do not leave room for the devil." The passage had a...
  • Chinese students flock to court as pleas entered in USC beating death

    Chinese students flock to court as pleas entered in USC beating death
    The courthouse hallway was so crowded, the deputy stood on a bench to shout instructions: No cellphones inside the courtroom. No video outside. The hall hummed with the voices of more than 150 Chinese students, who had formed two lines that snaked far...