| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Austin Beutner, the civic leader and former Wall Street investment banker, is the new publisher and chief executive of the Los Angeles Times.
Beutner, 54, who served as first deputy mayor of Los Angeles for more than a year and briefly explored a run for...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Second of two parts.
Back in El Salvador, a 15-year-old boy is doing what 15-year-old boys everywhere do. He's hanging out, laughing and joking, when a buddy approaches him with a demand: Give me your cellphone. The boy refuses, not realizing his...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Dear Los Angeles Department of Water and Power,
Please bring back the “Drought Busters.”
We’re in the midst of what could be the worst drought in California history, and despite calls for residents throughout the state to cut their...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Peter Horton, the television actor who played Gary on "Thirtysomething," stood at the defendant's table in a Santa Monica courtroom and told the judge why he'd skipped his trial for allegedly failing to stop for a school bus boarding children.
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:53 PM
A new political action committee has formed to influence the outcome of Los Angeles school board races, filling a gap created when a group of civic leaders, which includes former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, decided to sit out next month's key upcoming...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Even as Californians prepare to elect — or, more likely, reelect — a governor in November, some of the state's top political minds are turning to the question of what comes after Gov. Jerry Brown. In one sense, it's a difficult question:...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Only about 89% of the $1-million reward offered during the search for former Los Angeles Police Officer Christopher Dorner has been distributed — and nothing more will be given, a Los Angeles city official said Wednesday.
| May 21, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Fanning racial tensions at a Watts middle school, several African American parents say Latino administrators are unfairly targeting their children and unofficially suspending them from classes.
One parent, Tyronda Farley, said her sixth-grade daughter...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:25 PM
In next month's contest to lead the state's public schools, the two front-runners represent opposing forces within education over how best to improve student achievement.
Tom Torlakson, the Democratic incumbent, champions teachers and their unions,...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:02 PM
Fanning racial tensions at a Watts middle school, several African American parents asserted Wednesday that Latino administrators are unfairly targeting their children and unofficially suspending them from classes.
One parent, Tyronda Farley, said her...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:00 PM
There’s a changing of the guard in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s communications office, with chief spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton being replaced by Kelley Quinn, who moves over from a similar job in the city Finance Department.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM