| Mar 5, 2007
Afraid that a population explosion among squirrels in a city park could pose a public health risk, Santa Monica officials are ready to try a proven method of dealing with the problem: birth control shots.
Plans call for squirrels in Palisades Park to...
| Feb 18, 2008
Three years after state officials promised to fix California's troubled juvenile prisons, advocates for incarcerated youths are urging a judge to appoint a receiver to take over a system they say remains tragically broken.
The plea came in a filing...
| Aug 27, 2008
State lawmakers are moving to allow lone motorists to use carpool lanes on congested stretches of the 110 and 10 freeways -- for a fee.
Vehicles carrying more than one person could still cruise in those lanes without charge under a proposal under...
| Dec 14, 2007
Advocates for the mentally ill filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger subverted the will of voters when he eliminated a $55-million program for the homeless mentally ill -- a program he himself had touted as a success.
| Aug 18, 2009
When the chickens arrived, clucking and pecking, in the rush of Saturday dinner hour -- Witch, Bootsy and five layers to be named later -- they transformed Pizzaiolo restaurant into the latest outpost on food's frontier.
Many urban eateries boast their...
| Sep 10, 2009
You'd think that with half the state charred -- and wildfires seemingly getting worse every year -- a top priority in Sacramento would be to improve California's firefighting capability. But it hasn't even been on the Legislature's agenda.
| Sep 29, 2009
| 10:06 PM
Michael Jackson was never a fixture on the county fair circuit, but his Neverland rides now are on a never-ending tour.
The attractions he set up in his estate's private amusement park have been auctioned off and are being trucked from carnival to...
| Oct 31, 2008
Today's question: California's prisons and jails are chronically overcrowded; how much of that is related to drug offenses? How much prison and jail overcrowding, if any, would be relieved by Proposition 5? Previously, Kreit and Cooley debated whether...
| Jun 14, 2009
Authorities say they have discovered 24 marijuana gardens with more than 22,000 plants in rural Alameda County.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office says two men wearing camouflage clothing were working the garden, but managed to escape when deputies...
| Jul 12, 2010
| 4:36 PM
A coalition of education activists filed a lawsuit Monday to seek a vast increase, by billions of dollars annually, in California's funding of education. This litigation follows a similar legal claim filed in May by other groups. In both cases,......
| Jun 15, 2009
The San Diego County District Attorney's Office joined prosecutors from across the state Monday in a lawsuit alleging that Target Corp. routinely dumped hazardous waste into the environment.
The civil lawsuit, filed in Alameda County, claims that over an...
| Jun 15, 2009
California state and local officials are suing Target Corp., accusing the retailer of dumping hazardous waste in landfills around the state.
Attorney General Jerry Brown, 20 district attorneys and the Los Angeles city attorney jointly filed a complaint...