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  • 'Congress exceeded the bounds of its authority'--Federal Judge Roger Vinson on Obama healthcare law

     
    Full text and selected excerpts of Judge Roger Vinson's federal court decision declaring the new healthcare law unconstitutional....
  • Federal loans available for victims of recent storms

     
    The federal Small Business Administration announced Thursday that it will make low-interest loans available to California homes and businesses damaged in recent heavy rainstorms. The region was hit by a series of storms from Dec. 17 through Jan. 4,...
  • Dead people are listed in mailer as endorsing Parks

     
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas lashed out Friday at a campaign mailer sent out by an independent political action committee that listed more than a dozen dead community and religious leaders as endorsing Councilman Bernard C. Parks'...
  • L.A. Councilman Parks celebrates narrow victory; Hogan-Rowles won't seek recount

     
    Celebrating his narrow victory on Friday, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks said voters "saw through the facade" of the well-funded campaign mounted against him by public service unions in the March 8 city election. "There was a perception........
  • Villaraigosa and Boxer are joined by GOP and business leaders in call for more federal transportation money

     
    The scene was highly unusual for hyperpartisan Washington: a Senate Democrat, a House Republican, and business and labor leaders gathered in the same room, all in support of the same issue. But that’s just the sight that Los Angeles Mayor......
  • Google and Facebook spending more on lobbying

     
    As it faces rising scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators, Google spent more on lobbying in Washington so far this year than in any other quarter since the Internet giant opened a lobbying operation in Washington in 2005. The Mountain View, Calif.,...
  • As trout season nears, fishing licenses will be on sale in Bishop beginning Thursday

     
    The highly anticipated trout fishing season opens Saturday in the eastern Sierra, and the California Department of Fish and Game wants to make sure anglers are prepared -- at least when it comes to being properly licensed prior to the......
  • Auto pollution: California's carbon curbs upheld by appeals court

     
    California's authority to pass its own air pollution standards, when they are stricter than federal law, withstood legal challenge Friday when a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Automobile Dealers Assn. did......
  • Southbound 5 Freeway reopens after inmate bus crash [Updated]

     
    Authorities reopened the southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in Commerce after four buses crashed, including a bus carrying 25 inmates for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The northbound lanes remain closed. Authorities said the other three...
  • May 19 buzz: 'Job killers,' DSK and Goodwin Liu

     
    Most viewed: In California, 'job killers' that aren't Donald Cohen of the Cry Wolf Project takes on the California Chamber of Commerce's annual list of bills it deems "job killers." The chamber's argument is always the same: If "job-killer proposal......
  • Bipartisan group of U.S. senators backs hefty boost in money to speed rail projects

     
    Los Angeles’ efforts to speed up the expansion of its public transit system received a boost in Washington on Wednesday, as a bipartisan group of senators backed a hefty increase in a federal loan program seen as a potential source......
  • Mayor Villaraigosa: 'Go home, Texas oil companies!'

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday rebuked Valero Energy Corp. and Tesoro Corp., which operate refineries in Wilmington, for bankrolling a measure that would effectively scuttle the state's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. "Go home, Texas...