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  • Behind a senator's mental health advocacy, a private family battle

    Behind a senator's mental health advocacy, a private family battle
    I first got to know state Sen. Darrell Steinberg almost 10 years ago, through his crusade to lend a hand to the mentally ill, many of whom suffer on skid rows and in jail cells because of decades of shameful public policy failures. I came to see him...
  • Southern California may see some rain from Hurricane Norbert

    Southern California may see some rain from Hurricane Norbert
    The latest hurricane churning off the coast of Baja California could bring some rain and thunderstorms to parts of drought-stricken Southern California, forecasters said Friday. As Hurricane Norbert slowly moves northwest along Mexico's Baja peninsula,...
  • City of L.A. owes $895,000 in illegal dumping fines, Kern County says

    City of L.A. owes $895,000 in illegal dumping fines, Kern County says
    Kern County officials say the city of Los Angeles is liable for up to $895,000 in fines for the illegal dumping of more than 100 tons of yard trimmings in violation of state quarantines intended to prevent the spread of agricultural pests. Kern County...
  • Schwarzenegger returns to Capitol to unveil portrait

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, who rose to international fame as a bodybuilder and action-movie star, has always loomed large, and now he will have a permanently oversized presence in the California Capitol. On Monday, he unveiled his official gubernatorial...
  • CSUN fraternity shuts down after pledge's death during hazing

    CSUN fraternity shuts down after pledge's death during hazing
    The young men in the Angeles National Forest were dirty and exhausted. Piled onto sleeping bags, they looked dehydrated and lacked cellphones. About a mile down the road, one member of the group, Cal State Northridge student Armando Villa, 19, lay...
  • Molina makes surprise decision to challenge L.A. Councilman Huizar

    Molina makes surprise decision to challenge L.A. Councilman Huizar
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said Friday that she will run against City Councilman Jose Huizar in next year's election, dramatically rearranging a contest that looked like an easy one for the incumbent. After serving more than two decades...
  • Kashkari struggles to hit partisan balance in debate with Gov. Brown

    To Californians who shun Republicans, gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari takes pains to show he'd break with party tradition if elected: He backs same-sex marriage, federal action against global warming and drivers licenses for immigrants who are in...
  • Secretary of State Debra Bowen tells of struggle with depression

    Two months before Californians go to the polls to choose a governor, the state's top elections official tearfully acknowledged Friday that she has been consumed by a "debilitating" depression that has often kept her away from the office. Secretary of...
  • Cobra is captured after 4 days on the loose in Thousand Oaks

    Cobra is captured after 4 days on the loose in Thousand Oaks
    An upscale Thousand Oaks neighborhood slithered back to normal Thursday after a distinctive albino monocled cobra that had eluded animal control officers for days was finally captured in a semi-rural neighborhood, not far from where it was first sighted....
  • Napa earthquake brought ground ruptures, highest shaking on record

    Napa earthquake brought ground ruptures, highest shaking on record
    The ground-shaking during the magnitude 6.0 Napa earthquake was the highest level recorded in modern times for downtown Napa, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The shaking was particularly bad because the force headed north from the epicenter,...
  • Honduran parents, daughters are a family at last — for now

    Honduran parents, daughters are a family at last — for now
    When Silvia Padilla was pregnant with her second daughter, she and her husband, Marvin Varela, hatched a plan that broke their hearts: They would go to America and leave their girls behind. Marvin left Honduras with a smuggler one night in 2004....