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  • Births

    Claudia and Brian Salter, of Columbia, announce the birth of their son, Gavin Luke Salter, on May 19, 2011, at 6:47 a.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces. His brothers are Jacob and Samuel. His grandparents are Harry and Donna Joe, of Fresno, Calif.; and...
  • Fresno couple plead not guilty to murder of infant son in Long Beach

    A couple charged with murder in the death of their month-old son in Long Beach have pleaded not guilty, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Joshua Licon, 28, and Nereyda Licon, 32, both of Fresno, each face one count of...
  • Market Watch: Problems with farmers markets — and how to fix them

    Market Watch: Problems with farmers markets — and how to fix them
    With concerns about cheating at farmers markets on the rise, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has scheduled four listening sessions around the state, including in Santa Monica on Monday, Nov. 1, to ask for public comment about its...
  • Vang Pao dies at 81; exiled Hmong general

    Vang Pao dies at 81; exiled Hmong general
    Gen. Vang Pao, the controversial but revered Hmong leader who was a key ally to the United States during the Vietnam War, died Thursday in Clovis, Calif. He was 81. Vang Pao was admitted to a hospital for pneumonia Dec. 26 shortly after his traditional...
  • West Nile virus spreading in areas of L.A. County, authorities say

     
    West Nile virus, a potentially fatal disease transmitted by mosquito bites, is spreading in birds and mosquitoes in Los Angeles County, with recent activity found in the San Fernando Valley, the eastern San Gabriel Valley and southeast L.A. County. Two......
  • Brown leads Whitman, Boxer leads Fiorina in Times/USC poll

     
    A new Los Angeles Times/USC poll shows that Democratic candidate Jerry Brown is leading Republican Meg Whitman, 49% to 44%, in the California governor's race. Brown is strongly favored by women and Latinos, but younger voters are only marginally in......
  • Prop. 23 campaigns go head-to-head in TV spots

     
    The battle over California’s global warming law moved to the airwaves Tuesday with both sides launching TV commercials. Backers of Proposition 23, a November ballot measure to suspend the law that would clamp down on greenhouse gas pollution, aired a......
  • Could your PB&J earn a $25,000 scholarship?

     
    The ninth Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest is accepting recipe entries through Oct. 22 at Jif.com. One grand-prize winner will be selected for the $25,000 scholarship, and four runners-up will each receive $2,500 scholarships. Sandwiches...
  • California Supreme Court hears case that would bar illegal immigrants from receiving in-state tuition at public colleges

     
    The California Supreme Court appeared skeptical Tuesday of a lawsuit that would end in-state tuition for an estimated 25,000 illegal immigrants who attend the state's public universities and colleges. The court is reviewing an appeals court ruling that...
  • L.A. Unified and six other districts will pursue reforms even without federal money

     
    A group of seven school districts, including Los Angeles Unified, announced Monday that they would move ahead with reform plans developed for the recent federal Race to the Top school-reform grant competition. In August, California lost that bid—and...
  • *[Updated] Ansel Adams, Earl Brooks share top billing in show on Yosemite photography since the 1860s

     
    It’s questionable whether Rick Norsigian ever will achieve his goal of convincing the photography world that 65 old-fashioned glass-plate negatives of Yosemite and coastal California that he found at a Fresno garage sale 10 years ago constitute the “...
  • Drinking water crisis: A California town fights back

     
    More than a million Californians live in places where tap water isn't reliably safe to drink, and about a third of them are in small, mostly Latino towns such as Seville in the San Joaquin Valley. Many residents of those......