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Archive for July 8th, 2013
Is the city's at-large voting system unfair to Latinos? The ACLU says yes, and it has filed a lawsuit alleging violation of the California Voting Rights Act.
According to a construction firm, L.A. County's most dire need is proper facilities for its inmates with mental health, substance abuse and medical problems.
Laura Whitehurst, who is accused of having a student's baby, was charged with 41 counts of sex and oral copulation with a minor.
Operator Bruce Sussin said that they immediately pulled the plug on the July 4 show when the problem occurred at a park in Simi Valley northwest of Los Angeles.
The rover Curiosity is heading to a Martian mountain after delays from unexpected discoveries, just a day ahead of a NASA report on the next Mars trip, planned for 2020.
One-quarter of youths surveyed in a hospital emergency room after being injured in an assault possessed a firearm, a study finds.
Investigators say the plane was traveling "significantly below" the target speed during approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it crashed.
Clashes outside the Republican Guard building in Cairo marked the single biggest death toll since massive protests forced Morsi's government from power.
Two young Chinese students who died on the Asiana Airlines crash would have begun a study abroad program at a San Fernando Valley church Monday.
When the bodies of 19 young men killed while battling a wildfire in Arizona were brought from the scene, it was their comrades who carried out that solemn task.
Lawyers for Bradley Manning, who gave reams of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, asked judge to dismiss some of the charges.
A California judge will hear arguments Monday on whether a $5 billion civil fraud lawsuit against the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's should be dismissed.
Ride-sharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar and the traditional taxicab services they're disrupting could learn more on their future from the PUC.
More than 40 community groups say skyscrapers planned near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street could increase traffic in the area.
Inmates in isolation units at California's super max prison refuse to eat to protest policies they say amount to "torture." The last such strike was two summers ago.
After settlement talks failed, Torrance fighting liability for officers who mistakenly fired at an LAX baggage handler during the search for Christopher Dorner.
The White House said last week it would postpone requiring large and medium companies to provide their employees with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
The Valley Industry and Commerce Association's top priorities include public transportation, commission appointments and economic development.
Dozens of bills in the legislature this year aimed to fix some of the problems with California’s criminal justice realignment — but they're dead in the water.
Transit policy experts, advocates and environmentalists are interested in what regulators say about ridesharing services such as Uber, Sidecar and Lyft.
More than two years after a Miramonte teacher was charged with abusing students, two-thirds of the lawsuits against L.A. Unified remain open. Negotiations aren't going well.
Four years into the program, the L.A. Department of Water and Power has upped how much you'll be paid to replace your lawn, from $1.50 a square foot to $2.
The Loh Life
Sandra Tsing Loh looks online to deal with summer pests.
The Loh Down On Science
Quantity doesn't always mean quality.
Take Two Evenings
In her book "Imperfect Harmony," Stacy Horn tells of her experiences singing and gets into the scientific benefits of singing with other people--some studies show that learning music can counteract the impact of aging.
When Asiana Flight 214 crashed upon landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, some 27 other flights were put in holding patterns in the sky above while emergency responders dealt with the situation on the ground. What is the best protocol for pilots and crew when the news is full of something that could fill their passengers full of dread?
At least 51 people were killed and more than 300 were injured when the Egyptian army open fire on supporters of Mohamed Morsy. With the escalating clashes, will the military impose stricter control?
A new study by design firm Gensler shows that open-plan offices do not work. Many businesses made the change to to increase communication, employee engagement and creativity through open-plan offices, but this new study shows that many workers cannot focus.
Earlier this month a Redlands area female teacher was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old male student, whose child she is now allegedly bears. Another female teacher in Brea was arrested for sleeping with a male student in June. Are male teenaged victims of sexual assault less “victimized” by these crimes than females?
How does the formation of Asian American communities in Southern California differ from the rest of the country?| July 08 2013, 10:35 AM
Asian Americans make up the third largest ethnic minority group in the U.S. and a third of them, about 5.6 million, live in California. But a new report co-authored by two Brown University researchers finds that the Asian Americans are almost as segregated from the white Americans as they were 20 years ago.
The Chinese movie-going audience will be worth $5 billion by 2015, and Hollywood wants in on the action. It's Peter Shiao's job to help be their guide.
Today, sequestration hits home for the Defense Department - and it hits hard.
We're learning more about Saturday's crash-landing at the San Francisco International Airport.
The 100th anniversary of the Tour de France has been going on for a week now - the first Tour since Lance Armstrong admitted to doping over the course of his career.
Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Susan Berfield got an inside look at McDonald's test kitchen, which spent nearly two years focus-grouping the new product. She joins Take Two with her story.
What would you feel would be a reasonable amount of time for you to fly from San Francisco to New York? Six hours? Maybe seven if you're delayed?
Families of inmates in isolation at Pelican Bay are seeing the faces of their relatives - some for the first time in decades.
Iron Man 3. Despicable Me 2. Hangover 3. Hollywood is stuck on sequels. Rebecca Keegan explains why in our feature on the movie biz, On The Lot.
Students on Asiana flight 214 were headed to West Hills summer camp