The data shows that San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles all had increases in rent prices during the month of December. And that rise isn't just confined to the state. Portland also had a 10.5 percent month-to-month average increase.
The stories of homicide victims might have stayed anonymous if it weren't for the Los Angeles Times and its revamped blog, The Homicide Report. The report debuted in 2007 as a way to tell unknown stories of homicide victims. This week it re-launched
Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought here last week and made a reference to it in his State of the State speech yesterday. As Governor Brown was speaking, House Speaker John Boehner was gathering with a trio of San Joaquin Valley Republicans near Bakersfield.
New Yorker writer Hilton Als' latest book, "White Girls," a collection of essays that explores the intersections of race, gender and sexuality. The book is a finalist for a National Book Critics Award.
The IAVA has created what it calls the Rapid Response Referral Program to help veterans navigate post-war life. That program is already underway in New York, and starting tonight, it launches here in Los Angeles.
In the Mexican state of Michoacan, armed vigilante groups have challenged a powerful drug cartel, known as the Knight Templars. Federal forces have moved in to dozens of municipalities and some residents are expressing relief and concern.