The El Rancho Unified School District has voted to require ethnic studies courses as a requirement for graduation, becoming the first school district in the state to do so. The requirement goes into effect in the 2015-16 school year.
In the middle of the California drought — one of the worst in recorded history — you'd think that scientists and water policy experts would have full access to all state records that contain information about the state's groundwater supply, a precious resource.
Advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws in Washington D.C. said Monday that they had collected more than twice the votes needed to get a measure on the November ballot that would decriminalize pot possession.
Protestors have been gathering in the city of Murrieta, southeast of Los Angeles. They're upset with the federal government's diversion of undocumented immigrants for processing there and they appear to have stopped the program for now.
This year, the LAPD has gotten 733 requests for ICE detainers and granted about 300 of them, or some 40 percent, according to Chief Charlie Beck. With the city's new policy, that rate will likely drop further.
In the trendy northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park, on one end of York Boulevard you’ll find record stores, cafes and hipster boutiques. On the other end you’ll find the Los Angeles Police Museum.