| Dec 4, 2011
Events in recent days — from the eviction of Occupy L.A. protesters from the grounds of Los Angeles City Hall to the open-records lawsuit inspired by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino’s defiance of his party’s leadership — have...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:39 AM
With the cost of the state's high-speed rail project rising dramatically, a new public opinion poll shows that a clear majority of California's registered voters would reject the proposal if given a second chance to vote on it today.
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:38 AM
Despite the cold temperatures, the National Weather Service today said dry, breezy conditions could create "a dangerous forest fire environment."
The agency lifted its red-flag warning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties for the first time since the...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 7:47 AM
Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. plans to close up to 200 of its weaker-performing stores around the country, targeting locations that had average sales of $600,000 in the last year, compared with stronger stores that had about $1.1 million in sales,...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:54 AM
As rains beat down on the Southland on Monday, officials warned residents to reduce the risk of flooding by clearing debris from storm drains that collected during the recent windstorm.
The National Weather Service warned that the winter storm...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 10:59 AM
A winter storm watch remains in effect until noon today as a cold weather system slowly moves out of the area, clearing the way for a moderate warming trend on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Roads in the Station fire burn area...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:56 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich today called for a review of expenditures made by the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority -- the latest volley after three high-profile officials, including South Pasadena Councilman...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 9:04 AM
With just nine days to go until Christmas and shoppers out in force at malls around the country, the nation's largest retail group is raising its sales forecast for the holiday season.
The National Retail Federation predicted holiday sales to rise 3.8%...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 7:36 AM
From the day authorities handcuffed and led away eight Bell administrators and politicians in a massive public corruption case, people in this small working-class town have wondered why it wasn't the Bell 9 instead.
Missing in the line-up of defendants...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) pressed federal authorities Thursday to clarify whether the U.S. Forest Service violated privacy laws by recording telephone calls to an emergency center during the 2009 Station fire.
Schiff said a report he received from the...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Q. Home improvement store Lowe's has pulled its advertising from the TLC reality show “All-American Muslim” because of a campaign by the conservative Florida Family Assn. The FFA claims that “'All-American Muslim' is propaganda that...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The party invitation came from an organization that doesn’t usually toot its own horn — the Los Angeles County Medical Association Alliance. The local connection to the organization is longtime Glendale volunteer and activist Marilyn Gunnell....