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California Candidate Veers From Campaign Trail to Test Life on Streets

July 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for governor of California, spent a week pretending to be homeless in Fresno, Calif., an experiment that added some sorely needed publicity to his campaign while also attracting some ridicule.

Ex-Mayor of Scandal-Ridden Town in California Gets One Year in Jail

July 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
Oscar Hernandez, the former mayor of Bell, was also ordered to pay $241,000 in restitution to the city, which was driven close to bankruptcy by a scheme to vastly inflate official salaries.

A Long Slate of Mayoral Candidates Hints at a Rapidly Changing Oakland

July 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
Once a bastion for the working and middle classes, the city is going through an identity crisis as it gains a reputation as a gentrifying “hipster haven” with a booming real estate market.

Do California’s Gun Laws Prevent Gun Deaths?

July 30, 2014 - 7:20am
Available data shows a clear link between strong gun laws and less gun carnage.

California: 4 Teenagers Charged With Murder Over the Beating of a Graduate Student

July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
The suspects were charged in the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment.

Wheelies: The Lighter (but Not in the Wallet) Edition

July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
The aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 will cost more than the 2014 model; Suzuki is recalling 26,000 2004-6 Verona sedans.

Police Bullets Abruptly Ended an Invisible Life, Lived in the Open

July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
To many in New York, the man who was killed Monday in a gun battle with law enforcement officers was known as John; thousands of miles away, the police were hunting for the same man.

More Californians Sign Up for Health Plans, Survey Says, but Holdouts May Be Hard to Get

July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
A survey from the Kaiser Foundation said many previously uninsured Californians had been able to get coverage, through either Medicaid or private insurers.

One Arena, Two Directions for Teams in Los Angeles

July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
The Clippers can look to brighter times ahead now that Donald Sterling finally appears to be gone, while the Lakers look back on their glory days.

Crowded Prisons in California

July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
Two proponents of prison reform say Gov. Jerry Brown has been resisting a court order.

Old Attempt to Sell Real Estate Website Trulia Rewards Ex-Adviser Qatalyst Now

July 29, 2014 - 6:24pm
JPMorgan advised Trulia on its sale to Zillow and did all the work, but Qatalyst will get part of its roughly $50 million fee.

A Paris Designer Sets up a Creative Commune in the Hollywood Hills

July 29, 2014 - 8:30am
Bernhard Willhelm — known for his zany prints and creative cuts — recently relocated his home and studio to Los Angeles, bringing his entourage (and their wild ways) along for the party.