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  • Thousand Oaks redevelopment sparks public outcry to save the trees

    Thousand Oaks redevelopment sparks public outcry to save the trees
    There are trees, and then, when you grow up in a city called Thousand Oaks, there are trees. The oak tree isn't just in the city seal; it's in the city's DNA. When Yvonne Brockwell was growing up, the trees were ingrained in her schooling. She learned...
  • Faithful flock to see statue of Santo Toribio, the immigrants' saint

     Faithful flock to see statue of Santo Toribio, the immigrants' saint
    People say he's their guardian, their lawyer, their smuggler. On a recent afternoon, they lined up at his feet with their requests: Please, my mother needs a visa. Please, my niece was caught by agents. Please, I can't go on being illegal. As a...
  • Senate chief Steinberg, soon to depart, knows a deal precedes success

    Soon-departing state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is one politician who frankly admits that successful legislating requires aggressive deal making. It may, at times, look unseemly. But passing important bills doesn't just happen immaculately....
  • Issa releases tape he says implicates Solis in illegal fundraising

    Rep. Darrell Issa released a recording Wednesday that his office said supported allegations of illegal fundraising activity by Los Angeles County Supervisor-elect Hilda Solis when she served as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Issa (R-Vista), whose House...
  • Jury begins deliberating Alarcon perjury, voter fraud case

    Jury begins deliberating Alarcon perjury, voter fraud case
    After a nearly monthlong trial, the perjury and voter fraud case against former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife headed to the jury Thursday. The panel of seven women and five men will now determine whether Alarcon and his wife,...
  • Billionaire says officials instigated fight over Martin's Beach access

    The venture capitalist at the heart of a battle over a closed beach said Thursday he had intended to allow visitors in for a fee just as the previous owner had — and did so for nearly two years — but changed his mind after county planners...
  • Kashkari criticizes Schwarzenegger, says he 'needed to be loved'

    GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari typically aims his barbs at incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown, the Democrat he is taking on in the fall. But Thursday, the former U.S. Treasury official slashed at Arnold Schwarzenegger, the last Republican to hold the...
  • Debate over boarding houses resurfaces at L.A. City Hall

    Debate over boarding houses resurfaces at L.A. City Hall
    Years after Los Angeles lawmakers began debating how to crack down on troublesome boarding houses, the city is again struggling to address neighborhood complaints without harming shared homes serving the disabled and needy. Councilman Mitch Englander...
  • Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway

    Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway
    Southern California's largest immigration detention center is about to get bigger. The sprawling jail complex in this high desert town currently holds up to 1,300 men in federal immigration custody, many of whom spend months waiting for their cases to...
  • Art Center College of Design builds toward the future

    Art Center College of Design builds toward the future
    Brandon Mamone works on his science-fiction-themed paintings in a studio with a coveted feature: a window that lets in a lot of natural light. The Art Center College of Design student said he was lucky to get the space in the college's new building in...
  • Six-state proposal should be taken seriously, but it's just so hard to

    Splitting California into six chunks is still a crackpot idea, but maybe it's time to start taking this semi-seriously. That's because 1.3 million California voters have signed petitions to place the nutty notion on the ballot, its rich promoter says....