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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland residents overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to approve a first-of-its kind tax on medical marijuana sold at the city's four cannabis dispensaries. Preliminary election results showed the measure passing with 80 percent of the vote,...
FOX40 NewsThe price tag for fighting California wildfires during just the past few weeks has climbed to more than $60 million, with the fire season's peak months still looming ahead. But in a state recently forced to make deep budget cuts, pay bills with IOUs...
Associated PressSACRAMENTO -- Friday furloughs are back on for California state employees, after the state Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling that had temporarily stopped them. The high court decided Wednesday to put all furlough litigation -- including the...
WHILE no man is an island, too many are like lonely peninsulas jutting off from the rest of society. In recent decades, close friendships among Americans have dwindled -- especially among certain groups of men. And, experts say, there are consequences to...
After the haggling subsided and the L.A. Times' Travel staff settled on 15 essential sites for the advanced California traveler, we thought these notable runners-up deserved a nod. (And by the way: California's license plates were black, with gold...
SAN LEANDRO -- Police say they have found the subject of a statewide Amber Alert. The child is safe and her father is in custody. The Amber Alert was issued across California for a 22-month-old girl taken a knifepoint from her mother in San Leandro....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThree years after state officials promised to fix California's troubled juvenile prisons, advocates for incarcerated youths are urging a judge to appoint a receiver to take over a system they say remains tragically broken. The plea came in a filing...
Times Staff WriterAfraid that a population explosion among squirrels in a city park could pose a public health risk, Santa Monica officials are ready to try a proven method of dealing with the problem: birth control shots. Plans call for squirrels in Palisades Park to...
Tags: Mike Sheldon, Vaccines, Medical Services, Death, Animals
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterState regulators for the first time have ordered a health plan to reinstate the insurance coverage of a patient whose policy was ruled to have been illegally canceled. In an order posted Wednesday, the Department of Managed Health Care ruled that...
Tags: Trials, Fraud, Neck Pain, Medical Services, Arbitration
Los Angeles is as famous for its traffic congestion as it is for its sunsets and palm trees, and it has paid a steep price, in smog and gridlock, for its love affair with cars. Belated attempts to devise a functional public transit system have run up...
Associated PressCalifornia Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown on Monday sued 20 companies, including Mattel Inc. and Toys "R" Us, claiming they sold toys containing "unlawful quantities of lead." The suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, alleges the companies knowingly...
Tags: New Jersey, Trials, Jerry Brown, El Segundo, Children
Today the United States Postal Service adds Ruben Salazar to its honor role of American journalists by issuing a first-class Salazar postage stamp. But the former Times columnist had left his mark long before his death during the 1970 Chicano Moratorium...
Tags: Arizona, News Media, Credit and Debt, Racism, Public Relations
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