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  • Mental illness program could transform L.A. County justice system

    Mental illness program could transform L.A. County justice system
    Los Angeles officials announced Wednesday the launch of an alternative sentencing program aimed at diverting mentally ill, low-level offenders from jail into treatment, a project they hope will signal a dramatic shift for the county's criminal justice...
  • Truancy rates are higher among California's low-income students, report says

    Truancy rates are higher among California's low-income students, report says
    Across California, truancy rates for students from low-income backgrounds were disproportionately higher than for their more affluent peers during the 2013-14 school year, according to a report released Thursday. Data from the California Department of...
  • Convoluted residency law makes no sense

    Convoluted residency law makes no sense
    To steal from Charles Dickens, "The law is an ass." A jackass, he meant. "An idiot." In his novel "Oliver Twist," Dickens' character Mr. Bumble is referring to a law that presumes his wife always follows orders from him. Here, I'm referring to a law...
  • Metro riders take fare hike in stride

    Metro riders take fare hike in stride
    The commuters who crowded along a broad, sunny sidewalk Monday morning in South Los Angeles craned their necks as bus after bus rumbled north on Vermont Avenue. As each vehicle pulled to the curb, a public address system said in a cool monotone,...
  • LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal

    LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal
    The modernization of outdated terminals at Los Angeles International Airport forged ahead Tuesday as work began on a $508-million renovation of one of the busiest passenger facilities. City leaders and airport officials broke ground at Terminal 1,...
  • Kuehl, Shriver square off in L.A. County supervisor race debate

     Kuehl, Shriver square off in L.A. County supervisor race debate
    Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver came out swinging and sought to draw policy contrasts Tuesday night in the first major debate of the November runoff campaign to fill a Westside-San Fernando Valley seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors....
  • L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle

    Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and...
  • Murder, they wrote, using this doctor's ingenious ideas

    The doctor's phone rang. It was another request for his expertise. A murderous son was donating an organ to his aging father. Somehow, the procedure had to kill the dad. Somehow, the murder weapon had to be the organ itself. Can you help? pleaded...
  • L.A. revokes construction permits for hilltop house in Bel-Air

    L.A. revokes construction permits for hilltop house in Bel-Air
    The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has revoked the construction permits for a hilltop house in Bel-Air that neighbors contend has destabilized the slope. Developer Mohamed Hadid's project drew complaints and lawsuits from neighbors and,...
  • Newport Beach City Council approves Lido House Hotel project

    Newport Beach City Council approves Lido House Hotel project
    For decades, visitors headed to the Balboa Peninsula would know they'd arrived when they passed the pink-hued Lido Theatre and then the far less remarkable building blocks that made up City Hall. Newport Beach's municipal headquarters have since moved...
  • Election technology, business key issues in secretary of state race

    The two candidates for California secretary of state sparred Thursday in their first match since the primary election as they outlined their plans for improving voter participation and upgrading the office's technology. Voters will decide Nov. 4 whether...