| Aug 22, 2008
State wildlife officials are investigating a possible poaching case in which someone removed the gallbladder of a black bear -- which can sell for thousands of dollars in Asia -- after the animal was struck and killed this week by a car in the Lake...
| Sep 29, 2009
| 10:06 PM
Michael Jackson was never a fixture on the county fair circuit, but his Neverland rides now are on a never-ending tour.
The attractions he set up in his estate's private amusement park have been auctioned off and are being trucked from carnival to...
| Apr 9, 2008
In "Firing of library worker causes uproar," The Times explains the case of Brenda Biesterfeld, a California librarian who alerted police to a man allegedly viewing child pornography. It's another example of the tail wagging the dog on issues of values...
| Apr 10, 2009
Re “Opening up the arts school,” Opinion, April 8
Although I can sympathize with the feelings of the inner-city parents concerning the new arts school because my child too attends an overcrowded LAUSD high school, it makes sense...
| Feb 26, 2008
Biodiesel [B99 or B100]
Made from: Vegetable oils or animal fat. Most common sources are soy or canola oils as well as used restaurant grease.
Use: In any diesel vehicle, but use with caution in vehicles built before 1996 because...
| Jun 14, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Motorists convicted of drunk driving will have to test their breath for alcohol before they start their vehicles under a pilot program set to begin in July in Los Angeles County and three other California counties. DUI offenders convicted after......
| Jun 17, 2010
| 4:34 PM
About this time of year, heavy trucks rumbled along the Central Valley roads day and night, with trailers teeming with tomatoes. There was always such a bounty, the shoulders of California State Route 41 turned red where the trucks pulled......
| Jun 14, 2010
| 2:59 PM
SACRAMENTO -- People convicted of drunken driving in four California counties will have to test their breath for alcohol when they start their vehicles under a pilot program beginning next month.
A bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last fall...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 1:12 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Convicted drunken drivers in four California counties, including Los Angeles, will now have to prove they haven't had a drink before they can start their vehicles.
The law requires first-time and repeat offenders to install ignition...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.