| Mar 23, 2008
As the campfire roared next to us, we admired a sky so opaque it looked like a piece of deep purple velvet, drawn taut and full of pinpricks through which starshine seeped.
Ahhh. And the hot dogs were sizzling in the fire.
Yes, in, where we'd fumbled...
| May 28, 2009
| 1:09 PM
Police in Fresno, California arrested a man suspected of killing his roommate in Seattle -- hours after being released by the Seattle Police Department.
Police had put out an alert for 40-year-old Valente Alvarez-Guerrero, with a description of his car....
| May 30, 2009
Hundreds of same-sex couples and their supporters marched Saturday through dusty California farm towns, rallying in the state's conservative center to kick off the latest era in the battle over gay marriage.
Just days after the state's highest court...
| May 31, 2009
The state Supreme Court's decision to uphold California's constitutional ban on gay marriage - and another impassioned initiative fight as early as next year - present complications for the politician most associated with the cause, San Francisco Mayor...
| May 30, 2008
Today's question: Look toward November. What local and state ballot initiatives should we expect to see? How should L.A. voters go in the general election? How do you expect the vote will actually go? Click here to read previous installments from this...
| Nov 2, 2009
A teenager is facing murder charges after a missing 4-year-old boy was found dead inside a clothes dryer in Mendota, California, authorities said.
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says 4-year-old Alex Christopher Mercado's body was found Saturday...
| Dec 30, 2008
California's failure to check the criminal backgrounds of health professionals extends well beyond nurses, encompassing tens of thousands of doctors, dentists, psychiatric technicians and therapists.
The Times reported this fall that regulators had not...
| Jul 13, 2009
Two San Diego County cities were recognized in a national survey for efforts to increase youth recreational opportunities, it was announced Monday.
Along with seven other California cities, Encinitas and La Mesa made the "2009 Playful City USA'' list...
| Aug 5, 2009
Two young Fresno-area men accused of stabbing to death a sailor in the victim's Spring Valley apartment over money last spring were expected to be arraigned in El Cajon Wednesday on murder charges.
Jeffrey Jin Dunn and Robert Navarro Jr., both 22, were...
| Dec 21, 2009
The budget crisis afflicting California State University could not have come at a worse time for Berenice Vite and Rafael Curiel, whose son Alonso is a sophomore at Cal State Long Beach. As the university was imposing a 32% student fee hike this year,...