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  • 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...
  • California legislators shelve state licensing for medical pot shops

    Lawmakers on Thursday shelved plans to require state licenses for medical marijuana shops and condom use by adult film actors, among dozens of other measures. They also halted a plan that would have closed a loophole in Proposition 13, the state's...
  • In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter

    In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter
    Women filed into a classroom at an East Los Angeles community center. Some came alone, some in groups of two and three. Most were Latina and edging past middle age. They hauled tote bags full of fabric and rolled suitcases holding sewing machines. One...
  • LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants

    LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants
    At the low-slung bungalow west of downtown, a youngster screams from a vaccination and a nurse records the height and weight of an older boy. Academic counselors stand by, because it is here that many children who recently crossed the southern border...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UCLA under investigation for handling of sex misconduct cases

    UCLA under investigation for handling of sex misconduct cases
    Ramping up efforts against campus assaults, federal officials confirmed Wednesday they are investigating UCLA for its handling of sexual misconduct cases. U.S. Department of Education officials declined to say whether an individual complaint or the...
  • In a decaying resort area, a pot war erupts

    In a decaying resort area, a pot war erupts
    Transients hole up in the old cottage resorts where vacationing families once came to fish and swim. Rotted docks and pier pilings litter the lake's shoreline. Much of this city, in fact, and others nearby in Lake County, looks as if it was plucked from...
  • Lack of land slows work on California bullet train project

    The Hollywood Inn, a shuttered nightclub in a run-down section of Fresno, has been demolished. A few miles away, an 80-foot-deep shaft to test soil conditions has been sunk into the banks of the Fresno River. Officials say such activities, along with...
  • City, county join forces in program to help homeless get off skid row

     City, county join forces in program to help homeless get off skid row
    Los Angeles city and county workers launched a major effort Wednesday to clean up skid row and offer medical, mental health and social services to help an estimated 1,700 homeless people get off the streets. Dr. Susan Partovi, the medical field director...