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  • Since Obamacare, rate of growth in L.A. County ER visits slows

    Since Obamacare, rate of growth in L.A. County ER visits slows
    The pace of growth in Los Angeles County emergency room visits slowed in the early months of Obamacare, according to state records that offer a first local look at a key objective of the healthcare overhaul. During the first three months of expanded...
  • L.A. Unified teachers decry new student tracking system

    L.A. Unified teachers decry new student tracking system
    Los Angeles Unified spent about $112 million on an online student tracking program a decade ago but dumped it two years ago in favor of another one that promised a streamlined way to manage enrollment, attendance and grades for the nation's second-largest...
  • South Pasadena students plotted high school massacre, police say

    South Pasadena students plotted high school massacre, police say
    For days, authorities say, two South Pasadena High School students plotted a massacre for when classes resumed after summer. They swapped ideas over Skype about using explosives and firearms to target three school staff members and kill as many students...
  • Body of Marine's missing wife found; former neighbor held

     Body of Marine's missing wife found; former neighbor held
    They were neighbors in a housing complex for junior enlisted Marines at the desert base at Twentynine Palms. The husband in one couple and the wife in the other shared a passion for horses. They volunteered at a horse rescue facility in nearby Yucca...
  • L.A. takes gentle approach to conserving water during drought

     L.A. takes gentle approach to conserving water during drought
    For all the tough talk about cracking down on water wasters, Los Angeles and other California cities are choosing gentle coaxing over costly fines. Los Angeles officials announced Monday that they are beefing up their water-wasting patrols but will keep...
  • California lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members

    Lawmakers on Wednesday approved new campaign rules in response to a controversy involving the political activities of suspended Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, both Democrats from Montebello. The legislation,...
  • L.A. settles police shooting case for $5 million

    L.A. settles police shooting case for $5 million
    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $5-million settlement with the family of an unarmed National Guard veteran killed on live television in a barrage of gunfire at the end of a wild pursuit last year in downtown L.A. The proposed payout...
  • CHP submits freeway beating case for possible charges against officer

    CHP submits freeway beating case for possible charges against officer
    The California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped punching a woman on the 10 Freeway has been stripped of his duties and could face "potentially serious charges," the agency announced Wednesday. CHP officials said in a statement that they had...
  • Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels

    Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels
    Los Angeles County's attempt to test lead levels in the blood of people living near a Vernon battery recycling plant has not drawn enough participants to be of use in measuring the effects of its air pollution, county officials and health experts say....
  • Amid California's drought, many wildfires but no disasters — yet

    With California zeroing in on a thousand days of drought, people here shifted their gaze this week with a sense of dreadful certainty, from the cracked soil and parched tinderbox at their feet toward a plume of smoke rising from the woods somewhere off...
  • What kind of prison might the inmates design?

    What kind of prison might the inmates design?
    The workshop leaders came laden with markers in colors other than red and blue (gang colors), drafting rulers crafted from museum board (too dull to double as weapons) and kiddie scissors (ditto). All the students wore orange. And on this final day,...