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The business of government often has been conducted over a meal, but these days it's food itself that's on the public agenda: how to get more and better food to poor people, how to improve what children eat at school, how to encourage access to farmers'...
Whooping cough is now at epidemic levels in California and the state could record the highest number of illnesses and death due to the disease in 50 years, the state's top health official said Wednesday. Reported cases of whooping cough, also known as...
Times Staff WritersIf Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center is to survive, let alone thrive, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors needs to get out of the way. That's an opinion shared by most of the two dozen healthcare experts The Times asked for solutions...
On a recent bright afternoon in Redondo Beach, rent signs baked in the sun outside half the small stucco apartment buildings along the stretch of Beryl Street between Flagler and Harkness lanes. "I've never seen it this saturated with rentals," said...
Responding to the killing of a 2-year-old foster child this month, Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday voted to develop an investigations unit with the power to end contracts with troubled foster family agencies such as the one responsible for the...
Tags: Family, Murder, Crime, Law and Justice, Crimes, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLos Angeles County supervisors backed off a threat Tuesday to ban plastic shopping and grocery bags that environmental experts call unsightly and destructive. Instead, officials chose the weakest of five alternatives recommended by county executives: a...
J.C. Watts wrote, "Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught." A concerned neighbor of the proposed...
So a Los Angeles County Superior Court ("Judge drops hate crime allegation, Sept. 30) drops charges against a "23-year-old man accused of smashing a religious monument at St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church." As a Christian Armenian it is upsetting...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBy the time he was rescued last year, the 5-year-old South Los Angeles boy was so malnourished his kidneys were failing. His hands were so badly burned he could barely open them. Child welfare officials traced his history, trying to make sense of what...
Tags: Infants, Employees, Child Abuse, Gloria Molina, Yvonne B. Burke
Times Staff WriterIt remains one of Hollywood's most compelling, and unforgettable, mysteries. On Aug. 5, 1962, the body of Marilyn Monroe was found in the bedroom of her Brentwood home. The 36-year-old movie star was naked and facedown on her bed. An autopsy conducted...
Times Staff WritersSACRAMENTO — On a day of fierce recriminations, Republican allies and friends of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared shaken Wednesday by the collapse of his agenda in this week's special election, saying he needs to recapture the confidence of...
CALIFORNIANS LOVE carpool lanes — and they're about to get a lot more. Much of the nearly $20 billion in bonds that voters approved in November to fund transportation projects will be spent to build carpool lanes on the state's freeways. On...
Tags: California, Road Transportation, Travel, Los Angeles, Vehicles
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