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Archive for February 4th, 2013
Cities, counties and medical marijuana advocates have a lot at stake when the state Supreme Court considers the regulatory power of local governments.
A couple found shot to death inside a car have been identified by Irvine police as a Cal State Fullerton ass't. basketball coach and her fiancé, an ex-college basketball player.
Relatives describe a desperate quest to find information about loved ones. The NTSB is sending a team to investigate and the L.A. Times reports the bus company has a "troubled safety record."
The world's largest retailer is muscling in on one of the fastest growing segments of American agriculture: local food. But small family farms aren't necessarily seeing the benefits.
DNA from the skeleton matched a sample taken from a distant relative. Combined with archaeological evidence, experts say there's little doubt the skeleton belonged to Richard.
Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan because she spoke out about attempts to block Pakistani girls from school. Her "Malala Fund" aims to help girls get educated.
Wreckage believed to be from the 2011 Japanese tsunami is washing up thousands of miles away in Alaska. The debris poses environmental worries for the landscape and animals.
The lead singer of the Troggs, the band behind songs like “Wild Thing,” “With A Girl Like You” and “Love is All Around,” died Monday. Reg Presley was 71 years old.
A new report details how the nation's fastest-growing racial group is extremely diverse, socioeconomically, linguistically and otherwise.
City Controller and mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel says the city department "must take immediate steps to prevent this kind of failure in the future.”
California no longer expects eighth graders to take Algebra I. Educators worry, saying the course is the best predictor of college graduation.
There were a lot of great Super Bowl ads Sunday, but here’s one that we didn’t get to see here in California. In fact, it was only shown in Texas, Oklahoma and Montana.
A Los Angeles middle school teacher has been arrested and charged with allegedly molesting three teenage girls.
The state's budget woes are easing. But the outlook for the future is as troubling as ever. Meanwhile, other states can save for a rainy day.
Yes, it’s the day where you can eat something that’s mildly better for you than ice cream! Orange County-based froyo chain Yogurtland is offering free frozen yogurt.
What went wrong in 1986, 2006 and 2007 - and what are the prospects for an effective reform bill now? A veteran immigration expert weighs in.
The ad airing in California tries to convince companies to relocate to Texas. It touts Texas's low taxes, industry-friendly regulations and strict limits on lawsuits.
Couples must apply for a marriage license before scheduling a wedding ceremony. This is the first year RR/CC has accepted appointments.
The New York Post reports that the FTC appears to checking into complaints, but the nutrition and supplements maker called those claims inaccurate.
Wall Street Park will be built on a foreclosed lot in South L.A. as part of L.A.'s 50 Parks Initiative that transforms blighted properties into public spaces.
The Union for International Cancer Control is focusing on four myths in particular, including the idea that cancer is a death sentence.
Registered absentee voters could see ballots arrive in their mailboxes as early as this week. Voters can apply for a mail-in ballot until Feb. 26.
In immigration news: More reform plans brewing in House, reform failures of the past, Latino vote in LA mayor's race, moreMulti-American | | February 04 2013, 9:19 AM
Secret House group close to immigration-reform agreement - The Hill From the story: "A bipartisan group of House negotiators is even further along in drafting a comprehensive immigration overhaul than its counterpart in the Senate, but the path to passage in the lower chamber is lined with thorns.
Today is Monday, Feb. 4 and headlines include a dispute over LAX air traffic, Mayor Villaraigosa's decision to stay in LA, and the fight for Valley voters.
The Annenberg Foundation's proposal to build a $50 million nature center stirs up more public debate over the Ballona Wetlands.
A body was found inside the smoldering building, but there are no other details. The cause of the fire is unknown, but an arson investigator is on the scene.
The Loh Life
Sandra Tsing Loh turns the clocks back to save some time in the morning.
The Loh Down On Science
How grandma got her groove back.
Defending incumbent Carmen Trutanich, and candidates Mike Feuer and Greg Smith join AirTalk for a lively debate. What kind of city attorney do Angelenos need? What's your question for the candidates?
Looking forward to the next presidential election, some big names have been bandied about. Even before the 2012 race was over, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie were all mentioned as potential contenders for their respective parties. Who has the most youth appeal?
Anyone who spends time with toddlers know they can have active imaginations. Now a study shows some children as young as two are capable of telling minor fibs.
Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony responded to criticisms in a blog post published Friday.
Last Thursday, the city of Whittier made a bold move by purchasing the land and mineral rights of a local nature preserve. Whittier used $9.3 million in funds opened up to the city by the passage of Proposition 19, which stipulates that the land be used for conservation purposes. But now, the preserve may be a source of revenue if opened for development and drilling.
Who knew that football and social media go together like chips and dip at a Super Bowl party? Everyone knows that the Super Bowl scores big viewer ratings for TV networks, but this year the Baltimore Ravens’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers also ignited more posting on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks than ever before.
King Richard III never got a funeral fit for a king. The 15th century British monarch died in combat, defending his crown from an uprising. His remains were hastily buried and soon they were lost to ages.
A number of industries that need workers desperately find that immigration reform is a no-brainer. Industrial farming is one, but so is the tech industry.
Sendak's posthumous title, "My Brother's Book," comes 50 years after the publication of "Where the Wild Things Are," and is a dark and interesting final chapter for the widely celebrated author.
A school district in the Southern California city of Fontana is already arming its police with semiautomatic rifles. Reporter Chris Richard has the story.
Nearly a decade ago, voters here approved Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative. The initiative made conducting stem cell research legal and authorized the sale of bonds to generate $3 billion for stem cell research and research.
Take Two host A Martinez spoke with former NFL wide receiver Billy Davis and LAUSD medical advisor Dr. Jerry Bornstein about the risks to the pros and to kids just starting out on their favorite playing fields.
For decades, many of the Catholic priests accused of molestation across the country were sent to The Servants of Paraclete treatment center in the small New Mexico town, Jemez Springs.
More accusations of child sexual abuse are coming out of the files from the Catholic Diocese of Los Angeles. One former Catholic priest who was accused of extensive sexual misconduct with minors went on to work at L.
By the time the Ravens sealed their Super Bowl win over the 49ers, Americans consumed around 79 million pounds of avocados. Until recently, most of those avocados were coming from San Diego County, the nation's top producing region.
A poor factory worker in "Les Miserables" with perfectly coiffed hair, a hard-drinking CIA agent in "Argo" with the pecs of a body-builder, and Abe Lincoln. With a pierced ear?