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A young, beautiful, dark-skinned woman, her hair in cornrows and her arms wrapped around her pregnancy, sits at the end of a park bench, silent and depressed, and for good reason: She's married to a 25-year-old drug dealer who suffered brain damage in a...
If you turned on C-SPAN on Tuesday and thought for a moment that you'd punched in some all-action-movie channel by mistake, I can't blame you. What was coming out of the television? Talk of Christmas Eve gunplay in Baghdad. An Iraqi vice president's...
Tags: Defense, California, Fires, Christmas, Politics
POINTS WESTA spirited Art Goldberg was up in his shabby Echo Park office Monday afternoon, above the Vietnamese bakery with the moon cakes he loves, counting votes for the antiwar resolution he's been touting since August. "I think we've got 10," said the lanky,...
Maybe it was in honor of the Halloween season. The Bush administration's Justice Department has been a horror show for years now, complete with gruesome exhibits like the infamous 2002 "torture memo." And in his recent Senate confirmation hearings, the...
Who done it? Sometime late in 2005, the CIA destroyed videotapes showing hundreds of hours of interrogations of two top Al Qaeda suspects -- while continuing to imply to the 9/11 commission and the courts that no such interrogation tapes had ever...
Gang violence is to Los Angeles politics as the weather is to conversation: Everybody talks about it, and nobody ever does anything about it. Policing occasionally provides a temporary surcease, as it did last week when a drive-by murder next to a...
Tribune Co. chief Sam Zell interviewed by federal prosecutors in criminal probe of former Gov. Rod BlagojevichTribune reportersTribune Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Sam Zell hired well-known defense lawyer Anton Valukas and was interviewed in January by federal prosecutors as a "potential witness" in the criminal investigation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the company...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSACRAMENTO -- Amid concern over the frenzy of entertainment blogs and tabloids competing for inside information on Paris Hilton's days in jail and Mel Gibson's tirade during a drunk-driving arrest, state lawmakers have taken steps to clamp down on some...
Tags: California, Politics, The Game, Career and Workplace, Government
LOS ANGELES -- Amid an aggressive push to bolster its ranks with thousands of new deputies, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department loosened its hiring practices and gave jobs to recruits who in the past would have been rejected, according to a...
KTLA NewsEL MONTE -- One of the El Monte police officers involved in the violent arrest of a surrendering gang member owns a clothing business that features gang and prison-themed attire. Court records show Officer George Fierro as the owner of Torcido Clothing,...
O, by the WayWhen are people going to figure out that the expression, 'What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas' is just a marketing slogan. It really doesn't work that way.Adam 'Pacman' Jones paid a $20,000 debt he owed Caesars Palace and escaped further legal problems....
Mayo on the Side: Broward news columnist Michael Mayo | Sun-Sentinel BlogsDoes Fort Lauderdale police chief Bruce Roberts really want to quit, or is there a subtext to his abrupt resignation letter given Wednesday? The subtext: Someone???s got to go, and it???s either city manager George Gretsas or me. Notice that......
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