Review: ‘Prison Truth’ takes readers inside San Quentin’s inmate-run newspaper

California operated just eight prisons for men in 1970, when William J. Drummond, a pioneering young African American investigative journalist at the Los...

Drop the SAT and ACT as a requirement for admission, top UC officials say

The chancellors of UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, along with the University of California’s chief academic officer, said they support dropping the...

For 2020 candidates, eating tacos is the kissing babies of stumping for Latino votes

There he was, another candidate with White House dreams, shaking hands and exchanging hugs in a gaudy Mexican restaurant, careful not to stain...

L.A. City Council: Kevin de León is underdog turned big dog

Two years ago, former California state Senate leader Kevin de León waged a longshot campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democratic...

U.S. government sues LADWP over Creek fire

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power equipment was responsible for one of several fires that broke out in Southern California in late...

L.A.’s new homeless shelters at risk in city-county fight

It took months to get off the ground, but Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s plan to build a homeless shelter in every City...

L.A. mayor should get ’emergency powers’ to decide where homeless housing goes, plan says

Facing a public outcry over homelessness, three members of the Los Angeles City Council said Friday they want to give Mayor Eric Garcetti...

Newsletter: Essential California Week in Review: L.A.’s 8,000 weak links

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Nov. 23. ...

Mt. Baldy area under temporary closure as teams search for missing hiker

While scouring mountainsides for a missing hiker, search and rescue teams have been diverted multiple times over the past few days to rescue...

Newsletter: Evil in the shadow of Disneyland, and the detective who cracked the case

Today’s special Sunday edition of the Essential California newsletter comes from Los Angeles Times Deputy Managing Editor Shelby Grad:What happened on the streets...

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