| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — When the state Senate took up the issue of affirmative action in late January, it was a relatively tepid affair.
After 20 minutes of polite debate, senators passed a measure that, if approved by voters, would overturn California's ban...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Fort Lauderdale-Miami metro area's number of women-owned firms in the increased by 34 percent from over the past decade, according to the "State of the Women-Owned Business" report released last week.
Companies owned by women grew to about 243,000 last...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:54 PM
New research by the Economic Policy Institute finds that low-wage workers are more educated today than they were more than 40 years ago, but make less when the minimum wage is adjusted for inflation.
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current...
| Apr 2, 2014
Re "An over-educated nanny's lament," Opinion, March 30
Emily Koss' Op-Ed article lamenting her predicament about being an over-educated nanny demonstrates that she is not taking responsibility for the choices she has made. As a university professor and...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Using publicly available data, The Times computed poverty rates for the approved Los Angeles Promise Zone and two alternative zones following the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development methodology detailed below.
The Times first identified all...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:15 PM
In January, President Obama announced a block-by-block approach to relieving poverty in Los Angeles. Federal money, he said, would pour into a newly created Promise Zone.
The boundaries encompassed crowded immigrant communities around MacArthur Park and...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Data for this analysis were compiled from the 2008-2012 estimates of the American Community Survey, which asks respondents to report the number of rooms in their dwellings, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. That measure includes bedrooms, kitchens and...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:42 PM
When he retired from basketball, Scottie Pippen left a legacy as one of the greatest all-around players the NBA had ever seen.
Now there's another Pippen in Chicago trying to make his mark on and off the court.
Quinton Pippen plays for Chicago State...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:13 PM
So willing are we to believe that today's young adults are a coddled, shiftless lot that every study directed at this generation of 18- to 31-year-olds is cause for renewed hand-wringing.
Take a Pew Research Center report last year...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 3:05 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 43-year-old Chicago woman was charged March 11 with theft by deception after she solicited cash, checks and money orders totaling $7,260 between November 2011 and July 2012 from a woman...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
One of California's top ambassadors often comes lightly salted and travels in a vacuum-sealed can. Eat an almond anywhere in the world and chances are that it was grown in the Golden State.
California produces 82% of the globe's almonds, harvesting...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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Addressing about 100 Los Angeles arts leaders Tuesday at City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti promised a more cohesive arts policy in which a variety of city departments will be attuned to fostering...