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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • A newsstand where the world still unfolds as print fades to black

    A newsstand where the world still unfolds as print fades to black
    A red truck pulls into an empty parking lot off Fairfax Avenue just before 6 a.m. René Portillo gets out in a rush and heads to a blue shoe box of a building wearing a message in faded paint: "THE NEW YORK TIMES Expect The World." To the right, a...
  • California drought imperils a dream

    California drought imperils a dream
    At first they called Fred Lujan a gentleman farmer. The retired barber washed his tractor every night and parked it in the garage, a source of gentle amusement to the veteran growers around him. He called his pistachio trees his babies, his girls, and...
  • Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers

    Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers
    A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union....
  • High school camp hones students' business, entrepreneurial instincts

    High school camp hones students' business, entrepreneurial instincts
    As a boy, 16-year-old Miles Johnson's father taught him about the power of compound interest: If he had money and put it away, it would grow so that one day he'd be able to buy something he really wanted. Steadily contributing to his savings account, he...
  • Authorities seize a ton of illegal fireworks before Fourth of July

     Authorities seize a ton of illegal fireworks before Fourth of July
    Los Angeles officials announced Thursday that they had confiscated slightly more than one ton of illegal fireworks as part of a regional crackdown before Fourth of July celebrations. The amount of seized fireworks rose as authorities worked in...
  • Deputy to be retried in federal obstruction case over FBI informant

    After securing guilty verdicts this week against six Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials, federal prosecutors have decided to retry a seventh deputy charged with obstructing a federal grand jury investigation into civil rights violations...
  • Cal State's Summer Bridge program helps students transition to campus life

    Cal State's Summer Bridge program helps students transition to campus life
    The 20 or so students are scribbling intently, heads bent over paper in the Cal State Fullerton classroom, when time is up: "Take a deep breath; you survived your first college writing assignment," English instructor Rachel David tells them. The...
  • Circumstances of deadly CSUN fraternity hike unclear

    Circumstances of deadly CSUN fraternity hike unclear
    Armando Villa and a group of fraternity pledge brothers set out for their hike Monday night, climbing a trail at the edge of Angeles National Forest barefoot. They left their cellphones behind, carrying only some water. But Tuesday, as the sun beat down...
  • Richard Alarcon's perjury and voter fraud trial to resume this week

    Richard Alarcon's perjury and voter fraud trial to resume this week
    In his ongoing perjury and voter fraud trial, former Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alarcon is seeking to fend off two intertwined lines of attack by prosecutors: that he allegedly lived illegally outside his district and was a career politician who put...