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  • 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...
  • Outspent by rival, McKenna drew on connections in school board victory

     Outspent by rival, McKenna drew on connections in school board victory
    In this week's election for a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, one side had deep pockets and extensive political connections; the other side had people such as Orley Frost Jr. Frost, 50, said he remembers the winner — George McKenna...
  • L.A. City Council adopts plan to end feud over two DWP nonprofits

    L.A. City Council adopts plan to end feud over two DWP nonprofits
    Los Angeles lawmakers Wednesday approved a plan meant to end a drawn-out legal and political battle over financial records at two Department of Water and Power-affiliated nonprofits, adopting a laundry list of conditions that would have to be met before...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond
    Five years after producing a pork-bloated water bond proposal that failed the smell test, the Legislature has offered up a new serving that's lean and digestible. Credit mainly Gov. Jerry Brown, who had the right recipe: smaller portions, light on delta...
  • L.A. council votes to pressure two banks to redo interest rate swaps

    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to seek to redo borrowing deals with two banks that advocates say are charging excessive interest rates and eating up money that could help with major infrastructure repairs. The vote made Los...
  • L.A.'s school crossing-guard cutbacks draw criticism

    L.A.'s school crossing-guard cutbacks draw criticism
    Every weekday before 7 a.m., Betty Carson dons a neon vest, grabs her stop sign and walks the mile from her Watts home to Florence Jordan Elementary School. For an hour each morning and again in the afternoon, Carson, 82, ushers dozens of children...
  • Chinese students flock to court as pleas entered in USC beating death

    Chinese students flock to court as pleas entered in USC beating death
    The courthouse hallway was so crowded, the deputy stood on a bench to shout instructions: No cellphones inside the courtroom. No video outside. The hall hummed with the voices of more than 150 Chinese students, who had formed two lines that snaked far...
  • 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...
  • 'No boots on the ground in Iraq,' Hagel tells crowd at Marine base

    'No boots on the ground in Iraq,' Hagel tells crowd at Marine base
    The question was asked politely. The answer was swift and unequivocal. "There will be no boots on the ground in Iraq," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told 200-plus Marines at a question-and-answer session Tuesday. Hagel was quick to deny any suggestion...
  • 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...
  • 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...