Richard "Ric" Loya was in an unusually quiet mood, his car radio turned off as he pulled into the parking lot of the FBI offices. He was 55, the mayor of Huntington Park and about to become an informant in a federal bribery case involving a local casino.
Whether he's your candidate or not, give Bernie Sanders credit: He has made inherently corrupt, high-roller campaign financing a central issue of his presidential bid. "Bernie definitely has blazed a trail," says Derek Cressman, a California-based political reformer.
After listening to hours of impassioned public comment, the California Coastal Commission late Wednesday voted 7 to 5 to fire Executive Director Charles Lester, disregarding a massive outpouring of support by a wide range of environmentalists, local government officials, commission staff and former...
Today's American college freshman is more liberal, less religious and increasingly committed to civic involvement and political activism than her predecessors in previous generations, according to a national survey released Wednesday by UCLA researchers.
An emergency relief well is expected to intersect Southern California Gas Co.'s damaged injection gas well near Porter Ranch as soon as Thursday, possibly ending the leak within days, regulatory and utility officials said Wednesday.
The FBI said Wednesday it had moved in to closely surround the four armed occupiers who remain at a remote wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon – pushing the 40-day occupation to what appeared to be a tense final stage that was being broadcast live on the Internet by supporters of the holdouts.
D'Angelo Russell's youth was again a talking point. The Lakers rookie was not as mature as two prominent point guards Byron Scott worked with earlier in his NBA coaching career, Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving, Scott said Wednesday.
Some softer story lines embraced the Clippers here one day after they learned their wait for Blake Griffin's return would get a bit longer. Paul Pierce joked Wednesday that Doc Rivers' rate of hair loss had accelerated since he left Boston, and Rivers praised seemingly every nook of his former...
Two nonprofits could face fines totaling more than $47,000 from the city Ethics Commission for failing to accurately report how much they had spent on lobbying at City Hall. Ethics Commission staffers have proposed a fine of $30,000 for the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, an influential...
Southwest Airlines, the nation's most popular domestic carrier, has submitted an application to begin daily service out of Long Beach Airport starting later this year. If the application is approved by the city of Long Beach and the Federal Aviation Administration, the Dallas carrier would join...
Sen. Dianne Feinstein filed a 184-page water policy bill Wednesday, calling it one of the most difficult bills she's worked on in 23 years representing California. “This is the hardest thing I've done, because you look for the sweet spot, the balance, and it’s very difficult because it’s very polarized,”...
Gov. Jerry Brown is looking to make good on a promise to curb California's petroleum use by shifting away from new legislation and instead tucking his fuel-reduction goal inside the state budget. Oil companies spent millions of dollars in 2015 to strip a controversial climate change bill of its provision...
It's time for the All-Star break. The Lakers obviously need it. Kobe Bryant's last trip here didn't produce many memories in a 120-111 loss Wednesday to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It didn't seem like a fair fight with Kyrie Irving scoring 35 points and LeBron James adding 29 for the Cavaliers while...
A Tulare County sheriff's deputy and a pilot who worked for the Sheriff's Department were killed Wednesday when their plane crashed into a mountain in the San Joaquin Valley, authorities said. The single-engine plane, which the Sheriff's Department purchased in 2011, crashed about 4:15 p.m.
Paul Terasaki, a philanthropist and pioneer in organ transplant medicine who invented a tissue-typing test that became an international standard for matching donors with recipients, died Jan. 25 at his home in Beverly Hills.
It's pretty cool to play for a school that's identical as your last name. Lafayette Dorsey of the Dorsey Dons is making a name himself around campus. He scored 28 points on Wednesday night, lifting the Dons to an 82-66 victory over Frement that clinched the Coliseum League championship.
Public health officials in Yolo County confirmed Wednesday that a resident there who recently returned from international travel contracted the Zika virus, the latest of several confirmed cases in California. The person, whose identity and gender were not released, had recently traveled to a country...
SERIES The Big Bang Theory Raj (Kunal Nayyar) is torn between Emily (Laura Spencer) and another woman. 8 p.m. CBS DC's Legends of Tomorrow The team realizes that a number of nuclear scientists disappeared when Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) retreated behind the Iron Curtain in the early 1980s.
The Angels have signed former Dodgers and Chicago White Sox reliever Javy Guerra to minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring-training camp, General Manager Billy Eppler confirmed on Wednesday.
What began weeks ago as a closed-door effort by the California Coastal Commission to fire Executive Director Charles Lester erupted Wednesday into a spirited public hearing about the direction of the powerful land-use agency.
San Diego's mild-mannered mayor, Kevin Faulconer, appears destined to cruise to a second term, a notable achievement for a Republican politician who took the helm of this Democratic city just two years ago.
The City of Light touched down in the City of Angels on Wednesday night in the form of the Saint Laurent Los Angeles show, a runway presentation of the French luxury label’s fall 2016 menswear collection and part one of its women’s ready-to-wear collection.
There must be a little reward for loyalty. If so, Shacquille Dawkins of Alemany has earned one. A four-year starter, Dawkins has saved his best for last. He had 29 points, five assists and five steals in helping the Warriors defeat St.
Five years after a white city parks worker accused a former supervisor of disparaging his skin color, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a multimillion-dollar payout to satisfy a court judgment in the racial discrimination lawsuit.
Retin Obasohan scored 16 points and host Alabama survived a big rally from No. 15 Texas A&M for a 63-62 victory Wednesday night, the Aggies' third straight loss. The Crimson Tide (14-9, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) beat its fourth ranked opponent of Avery Johnson's debut season despite missing...
Here's how left wing Tanner Pearson assessed the Kings' trip so far: "It changes daily around here," Pearson said. Pearson was coming off his first healthy scratch this season, against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.
The Lakers hit the All-Star break with three-straight losses, falling on Wednesday night in Cleveland to the Cavaliers, 120-111. Kobe Bryant played his final game in Cleveland, scoring 17 points in 33 minutes, hitting just five of his 16 shot attempts.
An Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow testified Wednesday that he sent her dozens of messages in the hope she might want to marry him, despite her testifying against him in a previous stalking case.
Investigators say the body of a young woman reported to have been missing since November was found inside a car that had been parked outside a busy Northern California store for weeks.
The 58th Grammy AwardsWhen: 5 p.m. PT MondayWhere: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., L.A.TV network: CBSInfo: www.grammy.com