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LOS ANGELES - Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa trounced Mayor James Hahn to become the city's first Hispanic mayor in more than a century as voters embraced the promise of change in a metropolis troubled by gridlock, gangs and failing schools.
May 18, 2005
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others were killed by a suspected drunk driver Thursday, a shocking end to the life of a rookie who had overcome major elbow surgery to realize his big league dreams.
About the only thing that is confusing about the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim but based in Orange County where Scott Boras has a field-level suite is their name.
Waves of change swept over Scottsdale like waves of heat across the desert in 2004. The political, business and even physical landscape of the city underwent upheaval.
December 26, 2004
March 24, 2005
Among all the counties in the United States at the turn of the millennium, Maricopa was the star attraction.
LOS ANGELES - Audio and video tapes of Mel Gibson's drunken driving arrest are exempt from the California Public Records Act and won't be released, authorities said, despite requests from
LOS ANGELES - Authorities have refused to release video and audio tapes of Mel Gibson's drunken driving arrest, saying the material is part of an "investigatory file" and exempt from the California Public Records Act.
The constant signs of growth in Maricopa and Pinal counties are hard to ignore. Farms have morphed into stuccoed suburbia. Condos are rising in Tempe. And despite the constant freeway construction, morning commuters still face grid-locked traffic.
Republican Max Wilson has been elected chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for the 2012 session. This is the Litchfield Park resident’s third time as board chairman. The chairmanship is rotated annually among board members, four of whom are Republicans.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has tapped a longtime crime victims’ rights advocate for its office who has a personal connection that adds to his passion for the job.
LOS ANGELES - Pay no attention to that eerie silence in the nation's most populous county this week; it will simply be the sound of 10 million people not cussing.
What’s old is new again as the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is changing the color scheme of its cruisers to retro black and white.
PHOENIX - When it comes to the air we breathe, Maricopa County gets a failing grade from the American Lung Association.
A media blitz will hit airwaves, billboards and publications by August or September warning children across the state about the dangers of methamphetamine.
As if former NBA official Tim Donaghy didn’t already have enough hanging over his disgraced noggin — what with pleading guilty to two federal felony counts of giving inside information to gamblers and what not.
ORANGE — Firefighters were holding a wind-driven mile-wide wildfire in check tonight at the Eastern (241) Toll Road near the Windy Ridge Toll Plaza and away from inhabited areas of Orange and Anaheim.
There’s some big, make that BIG, living going on in this county. Maricopa County is among the top 10 wealthiest U.S. counties, a new study from a national marketing research firm says.
Dogs line each cage. Some have eager eyes begging to be brought home while others jump against the kennel door seeking attention. Some bark, others sleep. Big and small, all of them are ready for homes.
Instead of finding a replacement major league baseball team for spring training, officials with the Chicago White Sox have proposed helping Pima County attract a year-round, national youth baseball tournament.
Living in a mansion with a 14-car garage and Olympicsized swimming pool has its advantages. But for one Paradise Valley family, the lifestyle also means a property tax bill of more than $116,000.
Maricopa County remains one of the nation’s strongest population magnets, census figures show.