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A Blow for Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca

Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca's plea deal is rejected.

A Blow for Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca

New 30-Story High-Rise has Some Local Residents Worried

There are two, competing visions for the future growth of Los Angeles: preservation or vertical.

New 30-Story High-Rise has Some Local Residents Worried

What's Causing Gridlock in Downtown LA?

If you drive, or walk, through downtown Los Angeles , you'll likely come across one of the area's many construction projects.

Paul Tanaka Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

A one-time, powerful second-in-command at the L-A County Sheriff's Department is going to federal prison.

Paul Tanaka Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

The Future of the LA Times Building

The Los Angeles Times Building, a longtime landmark in downtown LA could soon fall victim to the same type of development seen in our city's center.

Why Words Matter in Breaking News

The arrest of a heavily armed man in Santa Monica over the weekend lead to consternation when the city's police chief tweeted the suspect planned to attend LA Pride and do harm. But a SMPD spokesman later admitted the chief misspoke.

A Focus on LA County's Supervisor Races

Above and beyond California's high profile primaries, there are a lot of races in Southern California with big implications going forward.

Will California's Primary Matter After All?

There's the small matter of an election coming up a week from tomorrow in California.

Will California's Primary Matter After All?

Is the Metro's New Expo Line a Lifeline for Mass Transit in LA?

The Metropolitan Transit Authority's light-rail line between Santa Monica and Downtown LA is open, but will LA residents hop aboard?

Is the Metro's New Expo Line a Lifeline for Mass Transit in LA?

How to Help the Homeless, and Who Will Pay

There's a difference of opinion on the LA County Board of Supervisors over how to address a growing homeless problem across the area.

How to Help the Homeless, and Who Will Pay

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