State suspends medical license of Carmen Puliafito, former USC Keck dean tied to drug use

The Medical Board of California has suspended the license of former USC medical school dean Carmen Puliafito pending a final decision on his fitness to practice medicine. The medical board opened an inquiry into Puliafito after a Times investigation found that he regularly used...

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Deal for new city at Newhall Ranch fuels development boom transforming northern L.A. County

One of Southern California longest-running and ugliest development battles ended in a historic truce Monday when environmental groups agreed to a deal that will allow a new city of 58,000 residents to rise in the Santa Clarita Valley. The pact clears perhaps the largest remaining hurdle for...

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Latest GOP Obamacare repeal effort on verge of collapse as third Republican comes out against bill

Republicans’ latest bid to roll back the Affordable Care Act appeared to collapse Monday as a third GOP senator came out against the measure and the Congressional Budget Office predicted major coverage losses should it become law. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who voted against the last...

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