Council moving towards ban on plastic bags
Final approval is expected next week, but today's 13-1 vote pretty much assures that L.A. will be the nation's largest city to prohibit stores from using plastic bags.
Plant Allowed To Reopen Following Allegedly Unsafe Arsenic Emissions
BOYLE HEIGHTS - A battery recycling business has reopened after state officials shut it down for allegedly emitting unsafe levels of arsenic.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Whittier Daily News
City seeks to corner new state budget funds to reopen courthouse
On Friday, Mayor Bob Henderson sent a letter to the presiding judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court urging him to begin the process re-opening the courthouse.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
California enterprise zones face uncertain future
California's enterprise zones have been a part of state government since the mid-1980s, but there is disagreement as to whether they have successfully attracted and retained businesses or merely shifted commercial activities from communities without zones to others where the program is in effect.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Engineer jettisons her NASA career to pursue comedy
As an engineer with NASA's space-shuttle and space-station programs, colleagues always told her she was funny.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
This week -- Published June 6, 2013
"There are a lot of punch lines and just the right amount of angst," says Becky Saunders, a cast member in this musical in which the "common language" in a contentious relationship becomes dance.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Council election mailers spark legal inquiries
The state's election watchdog agency was weighing Monday whether to investigate the legality of late mailers sent out in the Ward 1 Bakersfield City Council race that culminates with voting Tuesday.
Alleged Mastermind Of Fake Bomb Bank Robbery Appears In Court
The man accused of masterminding a bank robbery by strapping a fake explosive device to his girlfriend, a bank employee, pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday.
Acupuncturist Pleads Not Guilty To Medicare Fraud
An acupuncturist accused of submitting more than $2 million in false claims to Medicare pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
Mosquita y Mari
Set in a predominately Mexican, immigrant neighborhood in Los Angeles, MOSQUITA Y MARI tells the story of two 15-year-old Chicanas growing up in H.P.-Huntington Park.
Thu May 30, 2013
Erick Rubalcava overseeing changes at St. Matthias
St. Matthias High School began in 1960 as an all-girls Catholic high school in Huntington Park.
Report: Toxics Regulator Aware Of Recycling Plant Risks For Years
State regulators knew about potentially hazardous lead and arsenic emissions at a battery recycling facility in Vernon, but failed to immediately warn the public about safety risks, according to a report released Thursday.
Sat May 25, 2013
3 charged in LA-area bank robbery
A man was charged Monday with a $565,000 bank robbery in which his girlfriend - an assistant bank manager - was forced to strap on a fake bomb so she would seem to be a hostage and could take the money.
Fri May 24, 2013
Memorial for Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Today at Hollywood Palladium
A public memorial event for Slayer's Jeff Hanneman has been set for today, Thursday, May 23, at the Hollywood Palladium, which has a capacity of about 4,000. Fans are invited to the event, which is free, on a "first-come, first-in" basis, according the band.
Thu May 23, 2013
Marian Klaas, WWII veteran, mourned
Marian Beverly Klausman Klaas, a World War II veteran, died May 2. She was 88. Marian was born in Wadena, Minn.
Wed May 22, 2013
Plastic-bag ban would hurt California workers: Ricardo Lara
Part of having a thoughtful and balanced discussion about creating regulations is making oneself available to listening to all sides.