| 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...
| 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...
| 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......
| Jul 7, 2010
Not every blueberry is created equal — there are a lot of varieties, with different flavor profiles.
For tart, firm berries, go for the early-season Emeralds, says Manuel Jimenez, a University of California Cooperative Extension farm adviser in...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2010
| 11:34 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles is still the nation's most polluted city, according to the American Lung Association.
All 10 of the nation's smoggiest counties are in California, with Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern and Tulare leading the way....