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  • L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck reappointed to second five-year term

    L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck reappointed to second five-year term
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck won a second term in office Tuesday but acknowledged he must now work to address shortcomings that have come to light in recent months. In the run-up to the vote, Beck endured a rocky evaluation process. He faced...
  • L.A. officials want to attach strings to DWP-linked nonprofit funds

    L.A. officials want to attach strings to DWP-linked nonprofit funds
    Los Angeles lawmakers want to hitch more than a dozen conditions to a planned $4-million payment to two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the Department of Water and Power, including giving city auditors "unfettered access" to their records and...
  • Developers' study finds no active faults under Hollywood projects

     Developers' study finds no active faults under Hollywood projects
    A consultant hired by the developers of several large Hollywood projects said his studies found no evidence of an active earthquake fault underneath the properties and is asking the state to reflect that in its official regulatory maps. The consultant,...
  • In face of drought, critics say 'Slide the City' doesn't hold water

    In face of drought, critics say 'Slide the City' doesn't hold water
    More than 6,000 people have signed an online petition to stop "Slide the City" from setting up on Olive Avenue on Sept. 27, saying it is "extremely irresponsible" for any city in California to allow an event featuring a giant water slide to take place...
  • Jesus Burgers offers Isla Vista food for body and spirit

    Jesus Burgers offers Isla Vista food for body and spirit
    Angela Boyd bounced on the balls of her feet as the smell of sizzling meat pierced the ocean breeze. The 19-year-old and her friends were about to celebrate her birthday in Isla Vista, but they were making a pit stop at the Jesus Burgers house. Music,...
  • California to vote on scaled-down $7.5-billion water bond in November

    California to vote on scaled-down $7.5-billion water bond in November
    After months of political haggling, a ballot measure that will ask voters in November to approve $7.5 billion in borrowing for water projects sailed through the Legislature on Wednesday. Soon afterward, flanked by dozens of lawmakers from both parties,...
  • Police commission leader says LAPD, Missouri slayings not comparable

    Police commission leader says LAPD, Missouri slayings not comparable
    The president of the Los Angeles Police Commission added to calls Thursday for the LAPD to move quickly as it works to piece together what led to this week's shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles, but he dismissed comparisons between the...
  • Medi-Cal struggles to provide services to ever-growing clientele

    Medi-Cal struggles to provide services to ever-growing clientele
    Alisha Gutierrez, whose email address refers to her as the "tooth fairy," has spent years connecting developmentally disabled patients with specialized dental care. But when a Santa Rosa man needed a root canal on a troubled molar earlier this year, the...
  • Robin Williams' widow says actor was sober, had Parkinson's at death

    Robin Williams' widow says actor was sober, had Parkinson's at death
    Actor and comedian Robin Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday at age 63, was suffering from the "early stages" of Parkinson's disease, his widow, Susan Schneider, said in a statement Thursday. The actor, who battled drug and...
  • LAUSD says it's not subject to state's 'parent trigger' law this year

    LAUSD says it's not subject to state's 'parent trigger' law this year
    A controversial state law permitting parents to petition for sweeping changes in failing schools cannot be used this year in Los Angeles Unified, district officials decided. In a letter from a district lawyer to former state Sen. Gloria Romero...
  • Pasadena City College's retiring chief gets $400,000, documents show

    Pasadena City College's retiring chief gets $400,000, documents show
    Pasadena City College officials agreed to pay controversial President Mark W. Rocha more than $400,000 as part of his retirement settlement, according to documents released Thursday. College officials initially denied that Rocha was receiving...