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  • Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame

    I was 19 when my cousin shot himself to death. He wasn't addicted or mentally ill. He was 20 years old, going nowhere and tired of feeling like a disappointment, to his family and himself. For years I carried a burden of guilt. I believed I could have...
  • This L.A. cop gets the drop on water offenders

    This L.A. cop gets the drop on water offenders
    Rick Silva began his investigation at the end of an alley, on a hot day in L.A.'s Westlake community. Driving down a busy thoroughfare, he spied water runoff on a sidewalk. He steered his city-owned Honda Civic into the alley and followed the water to a...
  • Proposal could create more voting districts anchored by minorities

    Proposal could create more voting districts anchored by minorities
    Minority groups seeking more influence in local government would have a potentially powerful new tool at their disposal under a proposed expansion of the California Voting Rights Act. The way Los Angeles County — among others jurisdictions —...
  • On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

    On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency
    Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years. Here,...
  • Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened

    Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving...
  • McKenna wins key L.A. school board seat, according to unofficial results

    McKenna wins key L.A. school board seat, according to unofficial results
    Veteran school administrator George McKenna won his bid for a key seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education besting political newcomer Alex Johnson, according to unofficial results released Tuesday night. With all precincts reporting, McKenna claimed...
  • 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 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...
  • UC online applications available 3 months earlier this year

    UC online applications available 3 months earlier this year
    Russia to the United States, character dancing to folk dancing, competitive ballroom to jazz, hip-hop and ballet — these are the themes that 16-year-old Annie Novikov hopes to weave into the life narrative she's writing for applications to the...
  • L.A. County board orders audit of sheriff's crime statistics

    Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday ordered an independent review of the Sheriff Department's crime statistics following a Times investigation that revealed problems with the Los Angeles Police Department's reporting of violent crimes. Calling the...
  • 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...