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  • Why the medical device tax needs to stay

    Why the medical device tax needs to stay
    The chief drawback of a law as complex as the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform measure passed in 2010, is that it provides self-interested opponents a multitude of places to stick a wedge in and hammer away. But you'd be hard-pressed...
  • Out of the Blue: Speak up against San Onofre

    Amid a spate of promising economic news, home values are climbing. Now for the bad news. For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is nearing the milestone level of 400 parts per million....
  • L.A. mayor's race: Wendy Greuel uses Web chat to target women

    L.A. mayor's race: Wendy Greuel uses Web chat to target women
    As the Los Angeles mayor’s race heads into the final three-week stretch, City Controller Wendy Greuel is stepping up her efforts to engage female voters — seeking a turnout advantage against her general election rival, City Councilman Eric...
  • Breaking refinance bottleneck would do a world of good

    What if you could give the economy a huge shot in the arm without costing the taxpayers anything extra? What if at the same time, you could make it easier for people now living at the margins to stay in their homes? For the last two years, mortgage...
  • State PTA chief responds to Feinstein, Boxer on Prop. 38

     
    One day after receiving a scolding letter from California's two U.S. senators and top legislative Democrats, Carol Kocivar, the head of the California State PTA and a chief backer of Proposition 38, has fired off a letter of her own....
  • Johnny Lewis not on drugs when he killed landlady, report says

     
    A coroner's report says that no drugs were detected in the body of "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis, who fell to his death after police say he killed his 81-year-old landlady in Los Feliz....
  • Inmate charged in 1991 slaying, rape of 16-year-old Compton girl

     
    More than 20 years have passed since 16-year-old Melissa Alcantar was found slain in the Compton thrift store where she worked. She was raped, authorities say, and her hands and feet were tied...
  • Teacher pleads guilty to having sex with 17-year-old ex-student

     
    A San Diego County high school teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex with a former 17-year-old student....
  • Howard Berman outraises Brad Sherman but still lags in cash on hand

     
    Rep. Howard Berman outraised fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman during the latest campaign reporting period, records show. Sherman still has a lot more left to spend, however....
  • Sen. Boxer introduces Northern California conservation bill

     
    U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) introduced legislation Wednesday that designates the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a National Conservation Area, protecting 319,000 acres of federal lands along the inner coast range that is home to some of the...
  • Newton: Villaraigosa's tarnished transit triumph

    Newton: Villaraigosa's tarnished transit triumph
    The recent passage of the federal transportation bill — and its inclusion of the program known as America Fast Forward — is a perfect microcosm of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's tenure. The program is good for the city and a credit...
  • 'Sons of Anarchy' actor fell to his death, coroner says

     
    "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis did not intend to kill himself when he jumped from the second floor of his Los Feliz home after allegedly killing his 81-year-old landlady, according to a report by the Los Angeles County coroner's office....