California voters took a whack at man not entirely made of straw on Tuesday and changed the state constitution to require local governments to comply with two state laws that local governments are already required to follow.
Tearing a page out of the pontiff's playbook, the L.A. archdiocese is trying to fit into the changing digital landscape Roman Catholic Church, and has taken a step toward the church's move to expand how it evangelizes the faith.
The future of food hadn't arrived when I was a boy. Shopping was mostly done on foot then, fresh vegetable and fruit displays followed the seasons, and there were times you couldn't get chicken, but you could get rabbit.
The 54-year-old former drug lord of South Central is still in the business -- of self-fulfillment and community improvement, that is. These days he deplores the crack trade, but not the ambition that got him into it in the first place.
In this world, vast harbors of conscience and compassion exist, within communities, between friends, within families, among strangers: so many instances where we are as good and right as mankind can be given our imperfections.
Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer has a bill in the works, approved by Assembly Local Government Committee on a five-to-one vote, that would make the state's "open meeting" law just two words shorter and a lot easier to get around.
Downtown L.A. was used to being kicked around. But like a wimpy kid who grows up to be an All American, downtown has beefed up. What downtown doesn't have is enough hotel rooms to justify a bigger and better convention center.
A house in some parts of Los Angeles is an unstable dynamic of big aspirations, small lot sizes, and the economics of speculative construction. That wasn't always the case, as you can see by walking through the city's 20th century neighborhoods.
The annual party in Santa Barbara County did not end well last month. UCSB's Chancellor wants students to help think up solutions, but isn't that precisely the point? People do not always think through their actions when drugs and alcohol are involved.
Nelson and Christopher Rising have made a "gift to the street." Because they're businessmen and bright guys, they intend their gift to better a corporate bottom line, but that doesn't take away from the virtues of their gift.
Sal is a detective in the homicide division of South Los Angeles, one of the most infamous urban areas in the United States, where about 40% of the homicide activity in the city takes place -- despite the numbers being at a record low.
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