| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Only five years ago, California enacted a pioneering law that required restaurants to put nutritional information on menus. For the first time, consumers were empowered to make informed decisions about what they ate.
So it seems crazy that it's even a...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:18 PM
The fierce reaction to a botched Oklahoma execution may be fueled by the slow weakening of public support for capital punishment, which has coincided with a shift among Democratic politicians toward opposition to the death penalty.
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:18 PM
In the wake of a $10-million payout to a whistleblower, UCLA's School of Medicine is drawing more scrutiny over its financial ties to industry and the possibility that they compromised patient care.
A new study in this month's Journal of the American...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:26 PM
A veteran LAPD motorcycle officer died Wednesday, several days after he was struck by an SUV driven by a woman suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.
Fellow officers and family members had been holding vigil for Chris Cortijo — a...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:15 PM
A nearly yearlong investigation has led to the dismantling of a drug organization that distributed narcotics from Mexico to the Central Valley, and from there all over the country, authorities said Monday.
At a Fresno news conference, California Atty....
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Thousands of California Democrats will descend on downtown Los Angeles on Friday to kick off their annual convention, largely a celebration of the party’s dominance in state politics, but also a showcase of some internal spats that leaders tried...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti opened the state’s Democratic convention on Saturday with a tribute to the party’s dominance in California, saying it has ensured progress on climate change, immigration, public transit and civil rights....
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:40 PM
California Democrats gathered Saturday to celebrate their dominance in state politics, buoyant about their prospects in this year's elections.
But the party's annual convention showed potential minefields for a group that appears to be at the peak of...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:40 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who spoke at the California Democratic convention in Los Angeles this weekend, sized up for The Times a very different gathering taking place in his home state.
At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The individual mandate in the 2010 Affordable Care Act forced the courts to consider anew the limits of Congress' power to regulate the insurance market. Now, a California law governing the size of hens' cages is testing the limit of a state's power to...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:01 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Warning that elementary school truancy in California has reached a crisis level, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and lawmakers on Monday proposed a package of bills aimed at improving the tracking of absenteeism and the evaluation and...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Hundreds of Los Angeles police officers gathered at a downtown cathedral Thursday for an emotional farewell to Nicholas Lee, the veteran officer killed last week in a Beverly Hill crash.
California Gov. Jerry Brown and Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, along...