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Feds Raid Alleged 'Maternity Tourism' Hotels That Help Pregnant Foreign Women Give Birth In U.S.

Reuters | Steve Gorman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (Reuters) - Federal agents raided about 20 Southern California locations on Tuesday suspected of involvement in "maternity touris...

L.A.'s Shockingly Archaic Treatment Of Its Juvenile Offenders

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 01.10.2015 | Los Angeles
Jacqueline Caster

L.A. has long maintained an image in America as a progressive, cutting-edge, and trend-setting environment. So it should come as a huge shock that regarding the treatment of children in the juvenile justice system - Los Angeles may be the most backward major metropolitan area in the nation.

Macro Impact Coming From Microloans in LA

John E. Kobara | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

I can't think of a better place to unleash this concept than in Los Angeles, where our future is being driven by small business entrepreneurs, especially immigrants. Los Angeles is a city of dreams. We have among the highest entrepreneurial activity in the country.

Preventive Analytics and Child Protection

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

Sheffield's first reaction was "devastation, disappointment, depression, tragedy: any and everything that could be negative." Even if she didn't fully realize it as a pregnant teen in 2004, the prospects for her baby girl were less than optimal.

Bobby Shriver - Chamber Made

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Because Richard Nixon earned the reputation as "Tricky Dick" and was later associated with the Watergate scandal, many Americans mistakenly believe that Republicans have a monopoly on dirty tricks. They don't.

David Lohr

Woman Who Hid Boyfriend's Body Parts In Flower Pots Sentenced | David Lohr | Posted 10.03.2014 | Crime

A California woman who hid the dismembered remains of her boyfriend in flower pots that she gave away on Mother's Day 2011 has been sentenced to 26 ye...

How A 10-Month-Old Baby Ends Up In Foster Care

OWN | Posted 07.02.2014 | OWN

In Los Angeles County, a dense labyrinth of cities and neighborhoods covers more than 4,000 square miles. The area is home to 9.9 million people (2.5 ...

California City Becomes First To Vote To Ban Fracking

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.24.2014 | Green

Beverly Hills is set to become California’s first municipality to ban fracking after the city council unanimously voted Tuesday night to ban the con...

'Champion of Labor' Sheila Kuehl's Next Challenge: LA County Government

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

Kuehl is well-known for her legislative skills, her compassion, and her quick sense of humor. What many don't know is that she's also a policy wonk who already understands the details of LA County's complex $26 billion budget.

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department Needs Civilian Oversight Now

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 04.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Neither the departure of one Sheriff nor the arrival of a new one will bring the type of sustained, structural improvements to the department that the residents of Los Angeles County are demanding.

REPORT: 1 In 4 GPS Trackers Worn By L.A. Felons Were Faulty

Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

A state audit in California revealed faulty electronic monitoring devices allegedly allowed numerous dangerous felons to go unmonitored in Los Angeles...

Grave Discovery Made At Sewage Plant

AP | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime

BASSETT, Calif. (AP) — The upper half of a woman's body was found Monday at a Los Angeles County sewage plant and investigators believe her lower ha...

The Forbes 400 Opportunity: Purchase the Los Angeles Times for the People -- and Leave a Lasting Legacy

Calvin Naito | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Calvin Naito

The Los Angeles Times should be owned by all 10 million of the County's residents. This collective ownership is the best way to ensure that we create and maintain a quality information source with minimal bias.

5 Hikes To Ruins In Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

Seth Smigelski | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Seth Smigelski

Summits and scenic overlooks are reliable standbys for hikers, but you can have a bit more fun hiking to abandoned ruins in Los Angeles County. These dilapidated destinations, often put to ruin by wildfires, provide a window into L.A.'s past.

David Lohr

Grandfather Fears For Missing Teen's Safety | David Lohr | Posted 05.29.2013 | Crime

Police in California are asking for help locating a 15-year-old Antelope Valley girl who has been missing since Sunday night. Her family fears she may...

LA's Measure J Will Create Jobs and Clean the Environment

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

The best part is that Measure J won't increase anybody's taxes. It would simply extend the tax approved under Measure R (which costs residents an average only $25 per person each year) for another 30 years.

Elise Foley

Federal Immigrant Program Costs Los Angeles Millions | Elise Foley | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles County is spending more than $26 million a year to hold undocumented immigrants under a federal immigration enforcement init...

John Rudolf

Corruption Allegations Hit Troubled L.A. Jails | John Rudolf | Posted 08.09.2012 | Crime

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, already stung by reports of widespread brutality in its jails, faced troubling new allegations this week,...

Steven Hoffer

Los Angeles Jails Ship Out Inmates To Become Haunted House | Steven Hoffer | Posted 12.21.2011 | Weird News

Jail can be a frightening place, but in one Los Angeles County lockup, it won't be the inmates who scare you. When the cell doors close at the Norw...

Jorge Luis Macias

Latino Gay Community Facing HIV/AIDS 'Tsunami' | Jorge Luis Macias | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Just a few days before the AIDS Walk in Los Angeles will take place on Oct. 16, the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

LA Times Wins Public Service Award For Bell Expose

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Times' investigation of the exorbitant salaries officials of a small California town paid themselves won a Public Ser...

Trashing East L.A. County

Sam McPheeters | Posted 08.21.2011 | Los Angeles
Sam McPheeters

If regional trash disposal behemoth Valley Vista has its way, an unassuming Pomona thoroughfare will soon transform into a 10.5-acre waste-processing facility with extreme consequences for local residents.

LA Jail Has Only Two Inmates

Los Angeles Times | David Moye | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Many jails are crowded facilities where the inmates fight over what TV shows to watch, argue over who sleeps where and wait in long lines to use the p...

Homelessness Is a Luxury We Can't Afford

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gregory C. Scott

Housing all the homeless in Los Angeles would be expensive. But more and more data shows that, in spite of the price tag, it is cheaper than what we're doing now.

Los Angeles County's PSA On How To Take Ecstasy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATE: Take a look at the LA County's controversial public health fliers (PDF). LOS ANGELES — County health officials are revising a warning fli...