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  • UCLA settles claim by African American judge over traffic stop

    UCLA settles claim by African American judge over traffic stop
    UCLA has agreed to pay $500,000, including $350,000 in scholarships, to settle a claim by a prominent African American judge over alleged mistreatment and racial profiling by campus police during a traffic stop last year, officials announced Friday. Los...
  • Politicians testify against Alarcons in perjury, fraud trial

    Politicians testify against Alarcons in perjury, fraud trial
    With just a few prosecution witnesses left to call, the perjury and voter fraud case against former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon focused Tuesday on testimony from two fellow politicians. Alarcon and his wife have been accused of lying...
  • Kashkari calls out Gov. Brown for silence on teacher job protections

    Kashkari calls out Gov. Brown for silence on teacher job protections
    The way Gov. Jerry Brown sees it, California has upended the nation's practice of shortchanging the schools of poor and minority students. "Those who have the biggest challenge, they need the most money," Brown told an American Federation of Teachers...
  • Prosecution in Alarcon fraud trial focuses on activity at two homes

    Prosecution in Alarcon fraud trial focuses on activity at two homes
    With its last witnesses Friday, the prosecution in the perjury and voter fraud trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon focused on what was happening at two homes owned by Alarcon and his wife in the final months before they were served...
  • L.A. police officers vote to reject one-year contract extension

    L.A. police officers vote to reject one-year contract extension
    Voicing their frustration over issues surrounding pay and discipline, Los Angeles police officers have rejected a proposed one-year contract extension that avoided raises for most workers. Officials with the Police Protective League, the union that...
  • Lotus flowers, festival make their return to Echo Park Lake

    Lotus flowers, festival make their return to Echo Park Lake
    The blossoms are back. That was the theme Saturday at the 34th Lotus Festival held at Echo Park Lake under a sunny sky. Thousands wandered the park with plates of noodles and rice, stopping to watch dance troupes and martial arts demonstrations and pose...
  • Manhattan Beach ponders fishing rules in wake of shark bite incident

    Manhattan Beach ponders fishing rules in wake of shark bite incident
    A rare shark encounter off the Manhattan Beach pier during the Fourth of July weekend has ignited a passionate debate over the fragile balance of swimmers, surfers and anglers in local waters. In the wake of the incident in which a swimmer was bitten,...
  • Private summer schools prompt debate on education inequality

    Private summer schools prompt debate on education inequality
    In Beverly Hills, high school students can take a U.S. history course for $798 this summer; in La CaƱada Flintridge, Spanish is offered for $775, and in Arcadia, a creative writing course costs $605, plus a $25 registration fee. While summer programs in...
  • Palmdale continues lonely fight against Voting Rights Act

    Palmdale continues lonely fight against Voting Rights Act
    Across California, cities, school districts, even water boards are scrambling to comply with the state's Voting Rights Act and settle costly lawsuits, or avoid them altogether. Palmdale is an exception. Leaders in the Antelope Valley city have lost...
  • L.A. County board to vote on court-ordered mental health treatment law

    L.A. County board to vote on court-ordered mental health treatment law
    Los Angeles County is poised to join two other large California counties in implementing a discretionary state law that allows court-ordered treatment for people struggling with serious mental illnesses. The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote...
  • Political interests starting to pick sides in L.A. County race

    Political interests starting to pick sides in L.A. County race
    Political interests hoping to gain favor with the two remaining candidates for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are starting to line up their support in a high-stakes contest for the Westside district held by Zev Yaroslavsky. Last...