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  • Antonovich among county supervisors criticized for use of chauffeurs

    Antonovich among county supervisors criticized for use of chauffeurs
    One of the proudest achievements touted by Los Angeles County supervisors is that thrifty decisions have helped the bureaucracy avoid layoffs and major cuts in service. But some say the frugality hasn't extended to the board members' own perks.  Eric...
  • Police target 'knock-knock' burglars on Westside, Valley

    Police target 'knock-knock' burglars on Westside, Valley
    Los Angeles police searched seven locations Wednesday, including a bank and several pawn shops, searching for evidence in connection with so-called knock-knock burglars who have been targeting affluent neighborhoods. Burglars fitting the same mode of...
  • A Word, Please: OMG! Kids are ruining language!

    When “Freakonomics” came out in 2005, I figured it was a watershed moment in public discourse. At last, I thought, someone with a big, loud platform was casting light on an all-too-common practice in which scientists and science journalists...
  • Randy Adams takes the Fifth 20 times at pension hearing

    Randy Adams takes the Fifth 20 times at pension hearing
    Already one of California's highest paid public pensioners, former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams this week asked a state pension panel to double his retirement pay to reflect the huge salary he received during his brief stint as the top cop in the...
  • L.A. Zoo privatization negotiations fall apart

    L.A. Zoo privatization negotiations fall apart
    A money-saving plan to privatize the Los Angeles Zoo has stalled after city negotiators failed to reach an agreement with the nonprofit seeking to run the facility. The announcement that the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. was pulling out of talks Thursday...
  • Glendale home tour spotlights design from the '20s and '30s

    Glendale home tour spotlights design from the '20s and '30s
    Los Angeles is the nation’s capital of modern residential design, so it makes sense that the calendar of home tours is dominated by modern, modern, modern. But for those whose tastes lean toward period architecture and traditional design, one of...
  • More than 1,000 kayak down L.A. River in summer program

    More than 1,000 kayak down L.A. River in summer program
    The Los Angeles Conservation Corps celebrated the second season of its “Paddle the L.A. River” program this week with a kayaking trip led by its executive director and a local assemblyman. More than 1,000 people made the 1.5-mile trip along...
  • State is on the hunt for redevelopment money

    One of the most complicated, important and obscure functions in California's state budget will begin on Thursday, as Gov. Jerry Brown's administration starts tallying up leftover funds from defunct redevelopment agencies. The agencies are being dissolved...
  • Glendale bear has become a celebrity, worrying authorities

    Glendale bear has become a celebrity, worrying authorities
    The bear affectionately known as "Glen Bearian" or "Meatball" proclaims his love for food in trash cans and makes high-minded allusions to everything from top-40 songs to the Egyptian revolution. He gives bear hugs, tweets wisecracks and once even...
  • 'Glen Bearian' is tranquilized and returned to wild

    After snoozing nearly five hours in a Glendale tree, the bear known to his social media fans as “Glen Bearian” and “Meatball” has been tranquilized by California Department of Fish and Game officers, officials said. Shortly before...
  • L.A. Mart trade center sold to Glendale investors

    The L.A. Mart, a 12-story complex in downtown Los Angeles, has been purchased for about $55 million by Glendale investors. The 784,000-square-foot property at 1933 S. Broadway is a combination design center, office and showroom, real estate brokerage...
  • 'Glen Bearian' given a '50-50' chance of returning

    'Glen Bearian' given a '50-50' chance of returning
    Glendale's most famous bear might be back in the forest, but officials wonder if it's only a matter of time before the unrelenting ursine returns to the foothills to forage for trash. The 400-pound male black bear, known to his social media fans as "Glen...