| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:44 PM
Silicon Beach is spreading to Venice.
The quirky beach-side community drew hundreds of attendees to a packed town hall meeting dubbed The Emergence of Silicon Beach on Thursday to discuss the burgeoning Westside tech scene and how to attract firms and...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 10:43 PM
Activists and L.A. officials faced difficult choices over the next phase of the Occupy L.A. movement as a 12:01 Monday deadline approached for the departure of nearly 700 protesters from an encampment on City Hall grounds.
On Sunday evening, Mayor...
| Feb 25, 2013
Hello. I’m Times Political Writer Seema Mehta and here’s your L.A. City Election update.
The nation’s eyes were fixed this weekend on the Oscar race unfolding in Hollywood. But with just days to go before the citywide March 5 election,...
| Feb 21, 2013
Los Angeles City Council District 11 begins at the bluffs of Pacific Palisades and crosses the coral tree-lined median of San Vicente Boulevard. It includes Westchester bungalows in the shadow of jets rumbling into LAX, and the homeless in Venice who...
| Mar 3, 2013
Voting may be the ultimate act of optimism. If it can't help, why bother? People who go to the polls are investing in the future of their city, asserting by their action that there is a choice to be made and that the choice is consequential.
| Mar 6, 2013
Robert Kennedy was a young Bill Rosendahl's hope for the White House, but Kennedy's rival, Hubert Humphrey, practiced the "happy warrior" style of politics that represents the principles Rosendahl has embraced. As he leaves the Los Angeles City Council...
| Jul 22, 2011
L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl says he was inspired to introduce a groundbreaking anti-harassment ordinance for bicyclists after attending a meeting at a local bike shop, where he met a young man whose face had been mangled when he was struck by a...
| Oct 14, 2011
Union and Occupy L.A. protesters join forces at Hotel Bel-Air demonstration....
| Oct 24, 2011
A plan to strip a promised park from land once used by the South Central Farm took a step forward Monday when a Los Angeles City Council committee voted 4 to 0 to send the proposal to the full council.......
| Oct 26, 2011
Occupy L.A.: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Occupy Los Angeles protesters camping out at City Hall "cannot continue indefinitely" and that he has instructed city officials to begin drafting rules that would restrict when and how people are allowed on...
| Nov 17, 2011
Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson could become the first African-American president of the elected governing body in its 161-year history. Council President Eric Garcetti, who is running for mayor, plans to introduce a motion on Friday nominating...