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  • The return of the youth vote

    Matt Murphy knows it is hard to be a Republican at any college, much less UCLA. "I can't walk down the quad without someone trying to talk to me about Obama or give me a flier. . . . They want me to drink the Democratic Kool-Aid," said the 19-year-old...
  • 'Planet Earth' viewers get close to nature

    'Planet Earth' viewers get close to nature
    A thousand feet above Van Nuys, J.T. Alpaugh sat in the rear seat of a news copter, joystick in hand, ready to show off the high-definition video camera that hung orb-like from the front of the aircraft. "OK, see that car up there?" Alpaugh asked....
  • Collection of rare pennies fetches $10.7 million

    Even the untrained eye could tell: This $3.01 in pennies was much more than spare change. By the end of Friday night's auction in Long Beach, Walter Husak's rare American penny collection had fetched a cool $10.7 million. The Van Nuys man parted with...
  • Coping with the deluge

    The storm system that has pounded California since last week was expected to weaken today into a series of sporadic but intense showers, with the possibility of more rain Tuesday night. Emergency preparedness officials, who had geared up for the worst in...
  • L.A. schools cut building plans as enrollment falls

    L.A. schools cut building plans as enrollment falls
    Declining enrollment has prompted the Los Angeles Unified School District to scale back its $20-billion school construction and remodeling program sought to relieve overcrowding and end involuntary busing. The building program, which is paid for by...
  • Freight railroads pledge to install advanced safety measures by 2012

    Freight railroads pledge to install advanced safety measures by 2012
    Two freight railroads that share track with Metrolink commuter trains pledged Wednesday to install advanced safety measures in Southern California three years sooner than a new federal law would require -- with several caveats. Burlington Northern...
  • Sting operation targets contractors

    The beige stucco home in Van Nuys looked nice enough from the front yard, but the kitchen and bathroom needed fresh paint and new tile. One by one, men advertising themselves as contractors stopped by to offer services to two women, Susana and Bertha, who...
  • Los Angeles delegation to Israel

    From the mayor's office: Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa; Daniel Grunfeld, deputy chief of staff of policy; Nancy Sutley, deputy mayor for energy and environment; Dario Gomez, director of international trade; Celine Cordero, associate director of the Office...
  • Teacher loses fight to keep job

    Teacher loses fight to keep job
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has given school district officials the go-ahead to fire a special education teacher seven years after they decided he did not belong in a classroom because of alleged sexual harassment. In his decision made...
  • A burning desire to save Van Nuys' Station 39

    A burning desire to save Van Nuys' Station 39
    Station 39 is cramped and outdated. It's a tight squeeze getting the trucks in, and there's not enough room for the larger rescue ambulances that have become standard over the decades. There isn't any on-site parking, forcing firefighters to walk three...
  • High traffic, high toll

    Today, Gordon and Reed discuss charging motorists tolls based on the changing volume of traffic. Previously, they debated the MTA's plan to convert some carpool lanes into toll lanes and the slow pace of building transit projects in Los Angeles. Later...
  • Revisiting 'toilet to tap'

    Los Angeles' water supplies are getting lower. The once-desolate Owens River Valley burst into flower this year because the Department of Water and Power brought less water to the city. Other states are increasing the amount of water they are able to...