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L.A. County leaders consider reform...

L.A. County leaders consider reforms of child services

Supervisors order more study of some blue ribbon panel recommendations.Los Angeles County supervisors have begun weighing recommendations to dramatically rework the safety net for tens of thousands of abused and neglected children, including what would be the most significant reorganization of county government since 2007.
New map could refocus state's pollu...

New map could refocus state's pollution battles

After being criticized for assessing environmental hazards only by the state's 1,800 ZIP Codes, Cal/EPA issues scores for its 8,000 census tracts. The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks.
Top L.A. City Council policy adviso...

Top L.A. City Council policy advisor to retire

Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry Miller worked in city government for nearly 30 years and has been the top policy advisor for nearly a decade.A key advisor to Los Angeles lawmakers announced Tuesday that he plans to retire after working in city government for nearly 30 years.
Tougher ethics rules advance in Cal...

Tougher ethics rules advance in California Senate committee

Proposals include a fundraising ban near the end of legislative sessions; a reduction in the value and types of gifts allowed; and more frequent disclosures. Senators will get a refresher course.SACRAMENTO — A raft of bills to set tougher ethics rules for California politicians cleared their first legislative hurdle Tuesday as the state Senate prepared for a daylong refresher course on standards of conduct.
O.C. prosecutors drop bid to use re...

O.C. prosecutors drop bid to use recordings of accused killer

The district attorney's office won't fight a defense motion against tapes of the suspect in a Seal Beach mass killing and a jailhouse informant.Orange County prosecutors have ended their quest to use recorded conversations between the suspect in the Seal Beach mass killing and a jailhouse informant, which they had hoped could put the man on death row.
Hawaii flight stowaway spent 6 hour...

Hawaii flight stowaway spent 6 hours undetected at San Jose airport

Security experts say the 15-year-old's intrusion into the airport and his ability to avoid detection for six hours is troubling.A15-year-old boy appears to have spent up to six hours undetected at a San Jose airport Sunday before sneaking inside the wheel well of a Maui-bound jet, according to a federal law enforcement source.

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After deaths of two hikers on Mt. T...

After deaths of two hikers on Mt. Tam, Marin investigators work to quell speculation about serial attacker

Amid intense speculation about the deaths of two hikers on Mount Tamalpais, the sheriff's department emphasized Tuesday that the women showed no signs of sexual assault or criminal injuries, and there is no evidence that an attacker is on the prowl.
Failure of Warriors' waterfront are...

Failure of Warriors' waterfront arena the latest in a long line of bay development defeats

Since the 1970s, environmental opposition has made it nearly impossible for any major project that would fill or block San Francisco Bay to win approval
Apple vs. Samsung: Google agreed to...

Apple vs. Samsung: Google agreed to protect Samsung against some of Apple's patent claims

Apple reveals deal showing Google agreed to indemnify Samsung against some of the patent claims in their multibillion-dollar patent feud.
California's affirmative action ban...

California's affirmative action ban bolstered by Supreme Court ruling

By upholding a Michigan law nearly identical to California's, the ruling left only a legislative -- or ballot initiative -- route for allowing racial and gender preferences in public college admissions, contracts and hiring. But that path, too, is now littered with obstacles.
California foreclosure starts rise ...

California foreclosure starts rise this year

California home foreclosure starts increased from January through March after plunging to an eight-year low in the previous quarter, a research firm said Tuesday.
Tesla seeking workers for ex-Chrysl...

Tesla seeking workers for ex-Chrysler site in Central Valley

Tesla Motors has leased an idled parts-distribution facility in Lathrop, near Tracy, where it plans to hire engineers and technicians as the maker of luxury electric cars expands operations.

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David Pedersen pleads guilty in NW ...

David Pedersen pleads guilty in NW killing spree

A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime spree claimed four lives in 2011 has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
Court shooting sheds light on 'Tong...

Court shooting sheds light on 'Tongan Crips'

This week's fatal shooting of a gang member by a U.S. marshal inside Salt Lake City's federal courthouse during the man's trial has put the spotlight on his relatively unknown street gang. Police tape surrounds the Federal Courthouse Monday, April 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse after the man rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said. Members of the FBI evidence response team enter the Federal Courthouse, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse after the man rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said. Defendant Siale Angilau was hospitalized with at least one chest wound, FBI spokesman Mark Dressen said. The witness wasn't hurt. Angilau was one of 17 people named in a 29-count racketeering indictment filed in 2008 accusing gang members of conspiracy, assault, robbery and weapons offenses. This Feburary 2012 photo, provided by the Utah Department of Corrections, shows Siale Angilau. A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded Angilau on Monday, April 21, 2014, in a new federal courthouse after Angilau rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said. Angilau was one of 17 people named in a 29-count racketeering indictment filed in 2008 accusing gang members of conspiracy, assault, robbery and weapons offenses. The FBI said Angilau died Monday at the hospital.
Telsa Motors expanding in Californi...

Telsa Motors expanding in California

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.
2 former LA deputies accused of pla...

2 former LA deputies accused of planting guns

Prosecutors say two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies planted guns to justify arrests at a medical marijuana dispensary in 2011.
Navy Cross bestowed on heroic Marin...

Navy Cross bestowed on heroic Marine

A Marine gunnery sergeant who repeatedly braved Taliban fire to rescue and rally his troops in Afghanistan has received the Navy Cross.
Ventura County tree removal sparks ...

Ventura County tree removal sparks outrage

Thousand Oaks officials say they will review city planning procedures after hearing from residents who are outraged over the removal of a slew of trees at a shopping center.

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Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra ...

Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

Jodie Foster is a married woman.
Sony developing live-action Barbie ...

Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy

Barbie is coming alive.
California mom, TSA settle breast m...

California mom, TSA settle breast milk lawsuit

A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.
Images released of shipwreck in San...

Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.
Telsa Motors expanding in Californi...

Telsa Motors expanding in California

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.
2 former LA deputies accused of pla...

2 former LA deputies accused of planting guns

Prosecutors say two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies planted guns to justify arrests at a medical marijuana dispensary in 2011.

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Palo Alto hiker rescued in Yosemite...

Palo Alto hiker rescued in Yosemite after fall

The California Highway Patrol documented the rescue of a seriously injured hiker from Palo Alto that happened in Yosemite.
FedEx sued over deadly California b...

FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

The mother of a teenager who was among 10 people killed in a fiery California bus crash is suing the bus company and FedEx.
Measuring California's impact from ...

Measuring California's impact from affirmative action ban

The U.S. Supreme Court issued another blow to affirmative action, so we take a look at how that might affect California's laws.
California foreclosure starts rise ...

California foreclosure starts rise this year

Calif. home foreclosure starts increased from January through March after plunging to an eight-year low in the previous quarter.
Reward offered in mutilation of pel...

Reward offered in mutilation of pelican found in Long Beach

A bird rescue organization says a pelican found with its pouch slashed will undergo surgery in Southern California.
Bill would ban smoking in home day ...

Bill would ban smoking in home day care centers

Smoking inside home day care centers would be banned under a bill targeting so-called "third-hand smoke" that lingers indoors.

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Ports to power a new kind of cleani...

Ports to power a new kind of cleaning crew

A new war on air pollution in the twin seaports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is about to be launched. An armada of pelican-shaped barges with 100-foot-tall towers and booms could soon be navigating the ports, connecting their sleeves of ductwork to...
LosAngelesRegister.com launches

LosAngelesRegister.com launches

LosAngelesRegister.com launches
Closing San Onofre could cost ratep...

Closing San Onofre could cost ratepayers $3.3 billion

Consumer watchdog groups plan to fight a proposed settlement over the closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant that could cost utility users in South Orange County and San Diego more than $3.3 billion. ?Under California law, ratepayers don?t have...
Nurses urge beefed-up security afte...

Nurses urge beefed-up security after attacks

SACRAMENTO ? After two weekend attacks at Los Angeles-area hospitals left one nurse seriously injured, the California Nurses Association on Monday called for improved safety to better protect workers and patients. The nurses association said the...
D.A.: Man tried to recruit teen as ...

D.A.: Man tried to recruit teen as sex worker via Facebook

A Palmdale man is facing human trafficking and pimping charges after prosecutors allege he tried to recruit an undercover police officer posing as an underage girl. Dwight Lamith Garris, 34, has been charged with felony counts of human trafficking of...
Launch success propels SpaceX to ne...

Launch success propels SpaceX to new ventures

As day turned to night in Cape Canaveral, Fla., the air was shredded by nine Merlin engines blasting off, driving down 1.3 million pounds of thrust. The Dec. 3 liftoff heralded a new power in the commercial satellite launch business. The Falcon 9, a...
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