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Council Members Call For More Openness in San Jose's Permit Process

Two San Jose council members say their city makes it too tough on small business owners who want to open shop or expand.

CPUC to File Revised PG&E Penalty

The California Public Utilities Commission is set to file a revised penalty proposal Monday for PG&E’s part in the fatal San Bruno gas line explosion.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Looks to LA24 Olympics

Opening ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic summer games get underway later today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Among the attendees is a delegation from Los Angeles including Mayor Eric Garcetti, who's hoping to bring the Olympic Games to Los Angeles in 2024. We spoke to the mayor about it from Rio.

Young Inmates Turn Solitary Confinement Cells Into Art Spaces

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted recently to effectively end the practice of placing incarcerated youth in solitary confinement, as part of a series of reforms. Now, probation officers in the nation's largest juvenile justice system are working to reimagine the security housing units, known as SHUs. At Camp Joseph Scott, a juvenile detention center in Santa Clarita, the once-foreboding cells are being transformed into spaces for therapy and creativity.