| Jul 4, 2010
The comeback: Publishing as a whole is affected by this particular scourge, but genre fiction in particular suffers from this plight in the most obvious way. It's when a writer appears, sometimes with considerable fanfare, with a new series, garnering...
| Jan 21, 2008
Two teens were killed and at least nine people were injured in weekend gunfire at two crowded parties in south Los Angeles County, investigators said Sunday.
The unrelated parties were widely publicized. Details about one event, held at a rented Long...
| Feb 29, 2008
Sigfried Carrle angled his farmer's hat into a forceful wind roaring across the Antelope Valley. He did not blink, even when a fly bounced off his craggy cheek.
Dust curdled the air and shrouded the sun, and stalks of wheat trembled like the strings of a...
| Aug 21, 2008
A gasp filled a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday as a judge sentenced a former Compton laborer to 11 consecutive life prison terms for triggering a commuter train crash that killed 11 people, the deadliest train crash in Metrolink's history....
| Jul 9, 2008
About 450 state and local police officers swept through Compton, Lynwood and other parts of Los Angeles County early Tuesday, arresting 16 people and serving more than a dozen search warrants in an operation aimed at dismantling a violent clique of the...
| Nov 1, 2008
A nonprofit housing organization has received a federal tax exemption retroactive to 2004 despite being linked to a corruption investigation into the Los Angeles labor union that founded it, according to Internal Revenue Service records and officials....
| Oct 15, 2008
The president of the Service Employees International Union's biggest Michigan local has been removed from office and must refund $33,500 in housing payments that have been linked to a spending scandal at the parent organization's leading California...
| Dec 13, 2008
A nonprofit organization founded by California's largest union local reported spending nothing on its charitable purpose -- to develop housing for low-income workers -- during at least two of the four years it has been operating, federal records show....
| Sep 29, 2009
Knee deep in Compton Creek's murky waters, environmentalist James Alamillo scanned the ripples for signs of aquatic life in a stretch edged with cattails and trash, between a Metro Rail station and heavy industry just north of the 710 Freeway.
| Jan 10, 2010
Over the last decade, a quiet revolution took root in the nation's second-largest school district.
Fueled by money and emboldened by clout from some of the city's most powerful figures, charter schools began a period of explosive growth that has...
| Jun 25, 2008
For all its booze-soaked bonhomie and head-nodding musical surprises, a "listening party" for "LAX," the new album from the multi-platinum-selling Compton gangsta rapper the Game, on Monday night proved to be the rarest kind of orchestrated media event....