| Jun 11, 2009
Luke Cole, a leading theorist and practitioner of environmental justice law, who battled toxic waste facilities, mega-dairies, mining companies and other pollution threats in poor and minority communities in California and Alaska, died Saturday in a car...
| Feb 5, 2008
Virginia and Libero Daniel made up their minds more than two weeks ago on whom they'd be supporting in California's presidential primary. So they marked their absentee ballots and mailed them in early.
Both voted for Republican Rudolph W. Giuliani. And...
| May 26, 2008
Out of the post-Reconstruction rubble, Col. Allen Allensworth, a retired African American army chaplain, pieced together a dream.
In 1908, Allensworth, a prominent Los Angeles resident, along with several other enterprising African American men (and...
| Jul 28, 2009
| 8:22 AM
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced $1 billion in grants to help keep police officers on the beat during the economic downturn - and tried to assure cities not getting aid that they won't be stiffed.
The aid announced by Vice President Joe...
| Jul 27, 2009
Four major cities -- New York, Seattle, Houston, and Pittsburgh -- will get no money from a $1 billion economic stimulus program to help cities avoid laying off police officers, officials told The Associated Press on Monday.
The officials, speaking on...
| Oct 9, 2009
| 1:56 PM
VISALIA - A central California mother accused of abandoning three of her newborns and leaving one to die in the back of a pickup could face more than 22 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder and child abuse charges.
| Apr 11, 2010
The last of the fragrant fruit blossoms is gone, their pink-and-white petals scattered across the orchards that nestle among the verdant foothills of the High Sierra.
By month's end — the first strawberries will be ready for picking. The...
| Aug 9, 2005
FAMED for the biggest trees in the world, Sequoia National Park is now No. 1 in another flora department: marijuana growing, with more land carved up by pot growers than any other park.
Parts of Sequoia, including the Kaweah River drainage and areas...