California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders

A lawsuit contended that isolating inmates in 80-square-foot cells for all but about 90 minutes each day amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

Garcetti: LA won't end vet homelessness by 2016

An unforeseen rise in the city's homeless population this year means Mayor Eric Garcetti's pledge to end homelessness among military vets by 2016 will fall short.

Pilot program uses paramedics to try to cut ER overcrowding

Under the pilot, paramedics will be able to offer adult patients with less serious conditions the choice of going to an urgent care center instead of an ER.

Los Angeles 2024

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Olympic Village site in downtown remains up in the air

Those planning L.A.'s 2024 bid to host the Olympics say they are eyeing a few downtown parcels in their plan to build a 100+ acre Olympic Village to house athletes.

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After government's greenlight, commercial drones set to take off

Tom Gorner, founder of Skyscape Services, flies his drone in the backyard of his Virginia home. His company uses the drone to photograph real estate for prospective buyers.

The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.

Education More

Back to school? Back to the piggy bank

Parents Begin Back-To-School Shopping

So your kid is off to college. You've spent months navigating the financial aid process and meticulously budgeted for all sorts of out-of-pocket expenses... or so you thought.