Californians reduce water use; summer months to be more telling

California cities have set a record for water cuts. In May, the reductions amounted to 29 percent, according to data released this week by the State Water Resources Board.

D.A. to seek death penalty in boy’s beating death

The Los Angeles County prosecutor’s office will seek the death penalty against a Palmdale couple charged with capital murder in the beating death of the woman’s 8-year-old son.

New healthcare development slated for Palmdale next year

Thomas Partners Properties announced this week a new wellness village real estate development called The Oasis that will be adjacent to Palmdale Regional Medical Center. Groundbreaking is expected in June 2016.

Lancaster announces balanced budget

The Lancaster City Council recently adopted its fiscal year 2015-16 budget that reportedly highlights a number of success stories from the previous year.

Council OKs exemption to new wage

Transitional job programs that help people who face challenges finding work would be exempted from the city's recently adopted $15 minimum wage plan under an amendment backed Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council.

Lacey establishes new unit to review ‘wrongful convictions’

Backed by roughly $1 million in county funding, District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Monday the creation of a unit that will review wrongful conviction claims.

Black Lives Matter duo confront Garcetti, Beck at community meetingBlack Lives Matter duo confront Garcetti, Beck at community meeting

A judge this week denied a request by the Los Angeles city attorney’s office for a protective order that would have prohibited two activists from coming within 50 feet of Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. Activists from ...

Long-term life support on Mars should be possible someday, study says

When the first two human colonists land on Mars, they could step into their ready-made living quarters, remove their space helmets and inhale deliciously breathable air.

Solar plane faces most dangerous part of around-the-world flight

This is pretty much it: the most dangerous part of a historic solar-powered adventure playing out thousands of feet above the Earth. For folks who haven't been following the around-the-world flight of the experimental Solar Impulse 2 since it began ...

Olympic torch coming to Palmdale

With the 2015 Special Olympic World Games set to begin in Los Angeles on July 25, the famous Olympic torch—called the Flame of Hope—will make a special appearance in Palmdale on July 17. Palmdale is a host city for the ...

Supreme Court saves Obamacare

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court saved the controversial healthcare law that will define President Barack Obama’s administration for generations to come.

South L.A. to get Numero Uno market

The City Council signed off this week on a deal to giveaway a two-acre plot of city-owned land in South Los Angeles to a developer that will build a Numero Uno supermarket in the area designated by the federal government ...

Arrests made in ‘red shoes’ murder

Four persons were arrested this week in connection with the May 29 fatal shooting in Hyde Park of 19-year-old Tavin Terrell Price who was allegedly killed for wearing red shoes.

Cemetery sued

A woman is suing Inglewood Park Cemetery, alleging that her mother's remains were removed and relocated without her permission to create more space for additional burials.

Officials ponder yet another name for South Los Angeles

Juliet from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” made this argument to imply that the names of things don’t necessarily affect what they really are. But “SOLA” standing in as a hip moniker for South Los Angeles may not go over as ...