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- Gov. Jerry Brown is giving unions most of what they seek
In Jerry Brown’s first legislative session in nearly three decades, no group won more than organized labor.
When the dust settled on Gov. Jerry Brown’s first legislative session in nearly three decades, no group had won more than organized labor, which heralded its largest string of victories in nearly a decade.
- Whistle blower inspires stricter council rules in Montebello
In the wake of investigations into use of funds, new standards may govern official letters and public comments at meetings.
Dismayed by one City Council member’s repeated whistle-blowing about the embattled city, Montebello City Council members are slated Wednesday to discuss rules on how council members communicate and use city letterhead.
- Testimony strikes at heart of Jackson doctor’s defense
The coroner’s official who performed Michael Jackson’s autopsy testifies that the singer could not have self-administered a lethal dose of propofol. It’s more likely, he says, that the doctor’s poor standard of care led to Murray administering a heavy dose of the drug.
Michael Jackson could not have given himself the lethal dose of the surgical anesthetic that killed him, a medical examiner who performed the singer’s autopsy testified Tuesday, dealing a blow to the defense argument that the singer died by his own hand.
- LAUSD agrees to revise how English learners, blacks are taught
Officials say the accord, which settles a federal civil rights probe, could be a national model. The district is not accused of intentional bias, and deciding how to make changes will be done locally.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to sweeping revisions in the way it teaches students learning English, as well as black youngsters, settling a federal civil rights investigation that examined whether the district was denying the students a quality education.
- Art Walk Billed for Monthly Event
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – City officials today decided that themonthly Art Walk should be responsible for paying thousands ofdollars in city-related costs for the popular monthly event.
- Downtown Firm Seeks to Revive Dilapidated MWD Building
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - With its tiered, horizontal platforms,prominent vertical supports and glass façade, the old MetropolitanWater District building on Sunset Boulevard was once a prominentlandma
- LA Plaza Facing $5.2 Million Lawsuit
The fallout from the “financial mismanagement” that occurredduring the reign of the ousted executive director of the LA Plazade Cultura y Artes became clearer last week, when the contractor onthe D
- Gilligan’s Island in the 14th District
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – There are portions of Los Angelesgovernment that function relatively normally. Then there areaspects that make about as much sense as the scene in Ed Wood’sexquisitely terrib
- Bryan Stow Released From Hospital
Giants fan Bryan Stow has been released from a hospital and moved to a rehabilitation facility, according to his doctors.
Photo Credit: SFGH
- Arrest In The Case of The Stolen Ashes
San Bernardino County deputies said Tuesday they have made an arrest in the case of a stolen urn, that contained a woman’s cremated remains.
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- Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts Resigns
The chief said he could no longer run a department where he had 20-percent control and 100-percent accountability
Photo Credit: Jodi Hernandez
- Grandmother Accused Of Dragging Grandkid From Moving Car While Drunk
Marie Shipley, 55, faces drunk driving charges after she was found dragging one of her grandchildren from her vehicle in a local park.
- Obama Presents Local Marine With Purple Heart
President Obama presented a local Marine with a Purple Heart medal after he got badly wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
- Victim Fights Off Home Invasion Robbers With Knife
Two men who allegedly broke into a Santa Ana home Tuesday afternoon to steal gold were arrested following a struggle with one of the victims, who stabbed one of the suspects, police said.
- Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow Out Of Hospital, In Rehab
The San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten outside Dodgers Stadium has been released from the hospital and transferred to a rehabilitation facility.
- Ronaldinho’s 10-Man Brazil Beats Mexico 2-1
Brazil overcame a first-half red card to score two late goals and beat Mexico 2-1 in a friendly on Tuesday.
- Federal Grants Help LAPD Detectives Solve Cold Cases
The Los Angeles Police Department have made 110 arrests in connection with cold cases in a matter of months. LAPD Chief Charlie Beack said it has been a remarkable turnaround that was made possible because of a special task force and grant money provided by the federal government.