| Jun 5, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Calls for increased transparency of state Assembly budgets and spending have failed to gain traction at the state capitol this year, even after lawmakers lost a lawsuit requiring that the information be made public.
In December 2011 the Los Angeles Times...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 7:36 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 12:28 AM
Californians approved a change to term limits for state lawmakers, but a measure to raise tobacco taxes for the first time in nearly two decades was in trouble, voting returns showed late Tuesday.
In Southern California contests, the nonpartisan race for...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:02 AM
"John Carter's" journey into Redbox kiosks may be as complicated as a flight to Mars.
Walt Disney Studios has decided to not sell its DVDs to any rental outlets, including Redbox, Netflix and Blockbuster, until 28 days after they go on sale.
| Jun 8, 2012
| 10:27 AM
They weren’t the most flattering addition to the neighborhood, and three years after the devastating Station fire the foothills of La Crescenta are bidding farewell to nearly half a mile of concrete barriers installed to guard against mudslides....
| Jun 14, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are at odds over a small but crucial part of the state budget -- what happens to $250 million that once funded now-defunct redevelopment agencies.
Democrats in the Legislature want to use the money for schools,...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Los Angeles County Superior Court will lay off more than 150 employees Friday and slash the salaries of dozens more, as the nation’s largest trial court system continues to grapple with shrinking state funding.
The cuts mean Department 3 at the...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:54 AM
A low-pressure system moving inland is expected to bring gusty west winds, warm temperatures and a higher risk of fire Tuesday to the region’s mountains and deserts areas, according to the National Weather Service.
Wind and red-flag warnings...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 7:04 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 2:00 PM
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.
| Jul 16, 2012
| 9:31 AM
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...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 3:20 PM
If bears like frozen meatballs and tuna, oranges, birthday cake and baklava, state and local officials are concerned that bears will love a Fourth of July barbecue feast.
That scenario has police and wildlife authorities urging residents of Glendale...