| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:32 PM
The nomination of Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, to be UC president has elicited many positive comments about how her managerial and political skills can help the university system. But some...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:47 PM
One of the many cruelties visited upon same-sex couples by the federal Defense of Marriage Act was the now-gutted law's harsh treatment of bi-national couples. It forbade U.S. citizens from sponsoring their same-sex spouses for green cards, even if they...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:11 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The UC regents on Thursday confirmed U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as the next president of the 10-campus system during a sometimes rowdy meeting marked by a protest from students and others who contend Napolitano...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:29 AM
During a meeting interrupted by protesters, the UC regents Thursday confirmed U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as the next president of the 10-campus system.
Times education writer Larry Gordon will join L.A. Live at 9 a.m. Friday to...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The former No. 2 administrator at Michigan State and a recent finalist to head up several other public universities around the country has been nominated to be the next chancellor of UC Riverside, officials announced Thursday.
Kim A. Wilcox, who is an...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:55 AM
The dispute over hundreds of fire rings that blaze nightly on Los Angeles and Orange County beaches has been raging for months, but is expected to come to a head today as the South Coast Air Quality Management District meets to vote on new restrictions....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Air-quality regulators narrowly approved the first-ever restrictions on beach bonfires that have long been popular along the coast in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
The 7-6 vote by the board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District came...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:50 AM
SACRAMENTO -- University of California regents approved a new leader for UC Riverside on Thursday, but not before Gov. Jerry Brown expressed concerns about high compensation for the incoming chancellor.
Kim Wilcox, a former official at Michigan State...
| Nov 14, 2012
"Second terms are hard work," a veteran of the Bill Clinton White House told me Tuesday. "It's a good idea to get some fresh blood in there."
But so far, President Obama seems more inclined to simply shuffle the chairs as he reshapes his Cabinet for...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Janet Napolitano has a message for the next head of the Department of Homeland Security: “You will need a large bottle of Advil.”
In a farewell speech Tuesday, Napolitano gave a wide-ranging defense of her 4½f years as head of one of the...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Less than a month after his 22nd birthday, Carlos Rodriguez expected to find himself in Mexico. The young construction worker from Homestead faced a deadline Monday to leave the United States, the only country he's ever really known.
| Dec 10, 2012
| 5:05 AM
PORT HUENEME (KTLA) -- U.S. Coast Guard officials held a memorial Saturday for a veteran chief petty officer killed after suspected smugglers rammed his vessel with a drug-smuggling panga boat.
More than 1,000 people from the law enforcement community,...