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Freeway toll lanes seem to speed th...

Freeway toll lanes seem to speed things along, somewhat

An analysis indicates L.A. County's experimental toll lanes made some rush-hour commutes faster, but the effect was minimal for others. Transit officials will consider Thursday whether to extend the program.The first comprehensive analysis of Los Angeles County's experimental toll lanes indicates the pay-to-drive routes made some rush-hour commutes faster and less painful, both in the toll lanes and in the free lanes, but made little to no difference for many drivers battling morning traffic.
California secretary of state candi...

California secretary of state candidates clash over ethics ideas

Candidates Alex Padilla, Dan Schnur, Pete Peterson and Derek Cressman challenge one another's ideas on reducing the corrupting influence of big money in California government.SACRAMENTO — Stirred up by a series of Capitol scandals, four candidates for California secretary of state clashed at a forum Wednesday over who is best suited to restore voter faith in state government.
Consultant lays out options for $2-...

Consultant lays out options for $2-billion L.A. County jail overhaul

Proposals involve the replacement of the downtown Men's Central Jail and a women's jail in Lynwood.A consultant hired by Los Angeles County to develop a long term plan for the county's aging jail facilities laid out options for a roughly $2-billion proposed overhaul of the county's jail system in a report released Wednesday.
Ex-deputies charged in planted-guns...

Ex-deputies charged in planted-guns case

Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are accused of cutting off electricity and security cameras in order to plant weapons and arrest two men at a medical marijuana dispensary.Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary to arrest two men, one of whom prosecutors said was sentenced to a year in jail before the bad evidence was discovered.
California judge named head of stat...

California judge named head of state's political ethics agency

Gov. Jerry Brown selects Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, which oversees discipline of attorneys.SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys.
Fresno ranks No. 1 on California po...

Fresno ranks No. 1 on California pollution list

New Cal/EPA maps show that Fresno contains eight of the 10 areas most heavily burdened by pollution. But the data tell just part of the story.FRESNO — The state's new effort to map the areas most at risk from pollution features hot spots up and down California.

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Ka...

GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari attacks affirmative action

The recent effort to restore affirmative action in public university admissions 'should've been called the 'There are too many Asians at Berkeley' bill,' he told several hundred Cal students Wednesday.
Failure of Warriors' waterfront are...

Failure of Warriors' waterfront arena the latest in a long line of bay development defeats

Since the 1970s, environmental opposition has made it nearly impossible for any major project that would fill or block San Francisco Bay to win approval
UC Berkeley law school acting dean ...

UC Berkeley law school acting dean going to Columbia University

Berkeley Law's acting dean, Gillian Lester, is to be dean of Columbia Law School.
Californians strongly support Commo...

Californians strongly support Common Core

Californians of different political affiliations overwhelmingly support the new Common Core State Standards for education, a survey indicates, showing that the Golden State has seen less of the political division and uproar over revamping public-school curriculum.
California spanking case: State's h...

California spanking case: State's high court declines to hear appeal of mother's wooden spoon punishment

California Supreme Court lets stand ruling that OKs use of wooden spoon to discipline teen in case involving South Bay mother
After deaths of two hikers on Mt. T...

After deaths of two hikers on Mt. Tam, Marin investigators work to quell speculation about serial attacker

Amid intense speculation about the deaths of two hikers on Mount Tamalpais, the sheriff's department emphasized Tuesday that the women showed no signs of sexual assault or criminal injuries, and there is no evidence that an attacker is on the prowl.

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San Diego officer ordered to sex as...

San Diego officer ordered to sex assault trial

A former San Diego police officer has been ordered to stand trial in one of several sexual assault cases that have rocked the department.
Sikh man barred from jury

Sikh man barred from jury

A Sikh man is being prevented from serving on a Northern California jury because of the ceremonial weapon he carries as part of his religion.
Survey: Californians support Common...

Survey: Californians support Common Core standards

As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid support in California, according to a survey released Wednesday.
LAPD targeted on Twitter after NY p...

LAPD targeted on Twitter after NY police backlash

Taking their cue from tweets bashing the New York Police Department, Twitter critics of Los Angeles police have been posting photos of people roughed up or injured in scuffles with officers in the nation's second-biggest city.
Judge releases tape of would-be ass...

Judge releases tape of would-be assassin's exam

Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.
'Pimp My Ride' shop settles pay-pin...

'Pimp My Ride' shop settles pay-pinching case

A Southern California custom auto shop once featured on MTV's "Pimp My Ride" will pay its employees nearly $160,000 to settle claims that it violated federal wage laws.

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CA Lottery

CA Lottery

These California lotteries were drawn Wednesday:
San Diego officer ordered to sex as...

San Diego officer ordered to sex assault trial

A former San Diego police officer has been ordered to stand trial in one of several sexual assault cases that have rocked the department.
Sikh man barred from jury

Sikh man barred from jury

A Sikh man is being prevented from serving on a Northern California jury because of the ceremonial weapon he carries as part of his religion.
Survey: Californians support Common...

Survey: Californians support Common Core standards

As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid support in California, according to a survey released Wednesday.
LAPD targeted on Twitter after NY p...

LAPD targeted on Twitter after NY police backlash

Taking their cue from tweets bashing the New York Police Department, Twitter critics of Los Angeles police have been posting photos of people roughed up or injured in scuffles with officers in the nation's second-biggest city.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

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State senators attend ethics traini...

State senators attend ethics training session after scandals

State senators attended an ethics training session Wednesday after a fallout from a series of legal cases involving lawmakers this year.
Palo Alto hiker rescued in Yosemite...

Palo Alto hiker rescued in Yosemite after fall

The California Highway Patrol documented the rescue of a seriously injured hiker from Palo Alto that happened in Yosemite.
Tentative deal reached in TSA breas...

Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit

A SoCal woman who was held at an airport after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed reached a tentative settlement with the TSA.
FedEx sued over deadly California b...

FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

The mother of a teenager who was among 10 people killed in a fiery California bus crash is suing the bus company and FedEx.
Measuring California's impact from ...

Measuring California's impact from affirmative action ban

The U.S. Supreme Court issued another blow to affirmative action, so we take a look at how that might affect California's laws.
California foreclosure starts rise ...

California foreclosure starts rise this year

Calif. home foreclosure starts increased from January through March after plunging to an eight-year low in the previous quarter.

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DOJ lists guidelines for early pris...

DOJ lists guidelines for early prison-release consideration

SANTA ANA ? Dozens of low level offenders convicted in Orange County who have served at least 10 years in federal prison could win early release under a new clemency initiative unveiled Wednesday, according to a veteran defense attorney. Newport...
Cal State Fullerton opens center fo...

Cal State Fullerton opens center for undocumented students

FULLERTON ? Cal State Fullerton opened a resource center for undocumented students on Wednesday, becoming the first in the CSU system to create a specific space with programs and services for students who for the most part either grew up unaware of...
Mandatory sick time: Good for state...

Mandatory sick time: Good for state's health?

From the age of 16, Jorge Silva worked in fast food ? a Jack in the Box, a Carl?s Jr., two IHOPs and a Disney outlet. None of the jobs ever offered paid sick leave. Over seven years, Silva said he saw fellow employees suffering from viruses and...
Mutilated pelican facing a long r...

Mutilated pelican facing a long road to recovery

A pelican whose pouch had been slashed remained quiet and hung its head low during a brief examination in front of the media Wednesday. Rehabilitation technicians at the International Bird Rescue in San Pedro lifted the bird?s head to reveal about...
Ports to power a new kind of cleani...

Ports to power a new kind of cleaning crew

A new war on air pollution in the twin seaports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is about to be launched. An armada of pelican-shaped barges with 100-foot-tall towers and booms could soon be navigating the ports, connecting their sleeves of ductwork to...
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