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A jury of 8 women and 4 men found ex-Fullerton police officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli not guilty on four counts related to the beating of Thomas, a mentally-ill transient.
"Serious" use of force incidents dropped in LA County jails in 2013. But the overall use of force rose, especially at Twin Towers Correctional Facility, which houses L.A.'s mentally ill inmates.
Drew Philip made waves this month by explaining to the Internet why he bought a house in struggling Detroit for $500. In his much-discussed story for Buzzfeed, Philip said that he is part of "another Detroit," one where people are working to help each other and save their city.
The list does not specifically identify buildings at risk but rather the types of buildings that could be vulnerable.
The supervisors met out of the public eye in closed session. They have scheduled another meeting for Thursday to again discuss an interim sheriff.
Figures released Tuesday show a decline in the number of employees arrested. The employees union president downplayed the statistics, saying they go up and down all the time.
A court affidavit says the men told police the fire that got out of control was the second they started during their overnight stay in the forest.
The president and the pontiff have a shared interest in fighting income inequality, but the Catholic Church still has serious differences with the president on issues such as abortion.
The Huntington Beach City Council Tuesday is considering an ordinance that would ban expanded polystyrene take-out food containers.
He’s been called the “bailout czar” and the “$700 billion man.” Now, Neel Kashkari is running for governor of California as a different kind of Republican.
Screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies are supposed to be covered under the Affordable Care Act. But some people are finding that they still end up having to pay for anesthesia and other associated services. And not all insurers are covering all forms of birth control.
Jay Leno makes his second exit as host; Jimmy Fallon will take his place, and SNL's Lorne Michaels takes over behind the scenes.
The agency says it's still on track to meet or beat enrollment projections. New data indicate a higher percentage of Latino enrollment.
Dozens of flights into and out of LAX have been cancelled due to winter weather on the East Coast and travelers were warned to expect even more delays as the storm progresses.
New games hitting the market use EEGs so you can move a toy helicopter with your mind or play the brain like a musical instrument. And there may be an added health benefit.
The report by three former war crimes prosecutors is based on thousands of photographs of dead prisoners that it says were smuggled out by a Syrian defector.
Thousands of mentally ill people have been funneling in and out of the nation's jails, landing in places that are ill-equipped to treat them.
It's a cliché to point out that Latinos, like every other ethnic group, are not monolithic. But let's say it one more time, anyway: Latinos are not monolithic.
Some consumers who've enrolled in health plans sold through Covered California are finding fewer provider choices than they expected.
Ten years ago this week the Opportunity rover landed on Mars, and it's survived long past its expected expiration date. And what's up with that mystery rock?
Jose Huizar has already denied a former staffer's allegations of sexual harassment, but now he's done so formally in a new court filing.
The line is a key part of the plan to extend light rail to LAX, but activists are still pushing for more of the line to be built underground.
Albertsons is closing 11 Southern California stores as part of the supermarket chain's on-going evaluation of performance. Stores will close by February 20.
The former Santa Monica councilman and mayor will run for the seat being vacated by Zev Yaroslavsky. The Kennedy family member says he's a political outsider.
In immigration news: State laws, Supreme Court weighs 'aging out' visa case, immigrants and the ACA, moreMulti-American | | January 21 2014, 9:52 AM
Immigrant-friendly measures have been embraced lately in a growing number of states, but tough enforcement laws enacted in recent years remain in place in others. This and more.
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 21 and headlines include Bobby Shriver's run for the Board of Supervisors, a Republican's potential run for governor and the 2015 L.A. City Council races.
The state's Latino population was supposed to have surpassed that of non-Latino whites last summer. But with fewer babies born than expected, the target date has been reset to March.
Climate change has been hard on coral reefs and some areas are experiencing huge die-offs. Now scientists are looking for new ways to preserve them.
Climate change has been hard on the areas of the ocean that house coral reefs. All over the world reefs and some areas are experiencing huge die-offs.
Signs of radioactivity are predicted to reach our shores this year from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. Professor Steven Manley teaches biology at Cal State Long Beach and he's heading up this project called Kelp Watch.
Everyday, people readily give up their personal information unnecessarily — perhaps an email address to a cashier, or their phone number to an online retailer.
Take Two speaks with Kim Zetter of Wired about how they were caught and what this means as far as catching the criminals behind the data breach.
In the Mexican state of Michoacan, armed vigilante groups that have challenged a powerful drug cartel are refusing to lay down arms.
Those projections also foresee a big jump in the number of older Californians and the number of Asian Americans are also expected to grow.
The drought here in California has meant a lot of mud, sweat and tears at the ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
With the recent local tour bus crashes that have killed two and injured dozens, there are many questions surrounding how these vehicles operate and how they are regulated on the state and federal level.
The son of Mexican immigrants knows his subject and tries to throw a spotlight on the "invisible" men and women who make many an affluent L.A. household hum.
The San Francisco art scene is pretty huge, but in the Mission District there's one gallery that is decidedly smaller. So small that it can't actually host visitors.
Here in Southern California, residents are grappling with what it means to be back in an official drought and wondering why it is so hot — in January.
The California Report's Diane Bock brings us this profile of a photographer who is still behind the lens, nearly 50 years on.
There’s a movement afoot to bring new money into urban areas all over the country. And surprisingly Phoenix, Arizona, is a part of that movement. The city has long been famous for its suburban sprawl.
Today is the day for Tuesday Reviewsday! This week we are joined by music critic Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila from Billboard Latin.
The Loh Down On Science
Finding teeth in strange places.
In recent years, there’s been a groundswell of concern about the safety of genetically modified organisms (G.M.Os) in the food supply and efforts across the country to require mandatory labeling on G.
Some fans call it the most boring part of a NFL game and apparently, the league’s commissioner agrees.
Consumers in some parts of the country—including California—are finding that the plans offered under Obamacare give them access to fewer health care providers than their old plans.
The Supreme Court today heard oral argument in Navarette v. California, a case which asks the question whether a police officer can pull over someone suspected for drunken or reckless driving based solely on an anonymous tip, or does a police officer need to see evidence of dangerous driving to justify a stop.
A Volkswagen plant in Tennessee plans to introduce more robust labor employee participation modeled on the company’s German structure. In Germany, labor relations include bodies called work councils that exist within businesses.
The number of applications to film adult movies in Los Angeles has decreased by an estimated 95% following the passage of a law requiring actors to wear condoms in pornography. The law, which went into effect in 2013, has caused a flight of adult filmmakers from L.
A new study out of UC Irvine measuring the movement of pollution from China to the United States has found that Chinese emissions are more heavily affecting domestic air. The study tracked toxins carried on a major wind path from China around the Northern Hemisphere.
New reports of terrorism threats are casting a shadow over the upcoming Winter Olympics that are set to start in Sochi in just a few weeks. A video has surfaced threatening attacks on the games and sightings of the "white widow" terrorism suspect have security experts on edge.