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Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job

After Archie Roundtree and Gerardo Loera clashed at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, their careers quickly diverged. Roundtree lost his job and his teaching certification. Loera rose to become chief academic officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's...

12 Days Of Giving: spcaLA — The Results Show

During the “12 Days of Giving” series here highlighting various awesome and local organizations that deserve your considerations and donations, I wrote about a 137-year-old institution near and dear to my heart (and my bank balance seeing as I work there): the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). In that […]

Outrage over Roman Polanski's escape from justice

To the editor: Roman Polanski's attorney Alan Dershowitz says that his client's "liberty interests and the integrity of the justice system are at stake." ("Roman Polanski loses bid for dismissal of sexual assault conviction," Dec. 2...

Why buy "cage-free" when you can go egg-free?

To the editor: Thank you for reminding readers that California voters decisively backed Proposition 2 in 2008 in order to improve the lives of millions of hens. The key word here is "improve." ("California's egg-laying hens to get their breathing room," Editorial, Dec. 26)

USC's Cody Kessler finishes with big numbers

USC's Cody Kessler passed for three touchdowns in the Trojans' 45-42 victory over Nebraska on Saturday in the Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium.

Two dead, three hurt in South L.A. shootings

In a violent day in South Los Angeles, two people were killed and three injured in two separate shootings that police believe were gang-related.

Protest against police killings draws crowds to Fairfax area

Protesters angry at the police killings of unarmed black men marched through the Fairfax area on the same day a funeral was held in New York City for a police officer gunned down by a man also upset about the killings.

Boy struck and killed on Christmas scooter is identified

A 12-year-old boy who was killed this week when he was struck by a car while riding a motorized scooter that he received as a Christmas present was identified Saturday by a family member.

Expansive search for clues in double-homicide investigation

Los Angeles County detectives investigating the fatal attack of an elderly couple at their estate in La Verne began scouring the 80-acre hillside property for clues Saturday afternoon.

NBA players' union chief is 'a woman who's not going to back down'

As a child, Michele Roberts liked to tag along with her mom to court. Nobody was in trouble.

15 occasions to mark history by the hundreds

Here are 14 centennials and one quincentennial (500) worth putting on your travel calendar for 2015.

Prized sea snail not at risk of extinction, federal officials say

The National Marine Fisheries Services has decided not to grant federal protection to the pinto abalone, a prized six-inch sea snail whose population has severely declined in Northern California.

Raymond Chandler did an operetta…make its production a reality

By now most of you should know that I’m a complete and utter fool when it comes to Raymond Chandlers works. I’ve read so many of the books and loved how they incorporated Los Angeles history and places into their fictional story. I caught wind of the operetta a few months ago at a LAVA […]

Boys' soccer: Cathedral, Loyola settle for 1-1 tie

A year ago, Cathedral and Loyola each won Southern Section championships in soccer and their fans debated loudly who would have won if the two teams had played.

Rose Parade forecast: Cold but dry

The Rose Parade will most likely stay dry for the ninth straight year, forecasters say.

3 burned in Christmas Eve fire pit accident

Three people were injured after they were splashed with a flammable liquid being used with a home fire pit, Huntington Beach officials said Friday.

Newport Beach firefighters sue department, alleging age discrimination

Three high-ranking Newport Beach firefighters sued the city this month, alleging that their superiors tried to force them out of the department because of their age.

Feed The Pets!

On the heels of Will’s spcaLA post, I wanted to give a heads-up that these locations are short on pet food this holiday season. Please consider dropping off kibble, or wet food, or dry food, to the following locations: 12910 Yukon Avenue, Hawthorne: (310) 676-1149 7700 East Spring Street, Long Beach: (562) 570-7722 5026 West […]

State appeals court overturns ban on LAPD's vehicle impound policy

A state appeals court panel Friday overturned a ban on the Los Angeles Police Department's controversial vehicle impound policy that restricts when officers can seize the cars of unlicensed drivers.

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