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  • L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks finds himself in political wilderness

    L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks finds himself in political wilderness
    For much of the past decade, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has been a force at City Hall. He helped topple a mayor, played a key role in steering the city through the Great Recession and served as a counterweight to the political pull of...
  • A case study in L.A.'s crumbling infrastructure

    A case study in L.A.'s crumbling infrastructure
    If there were a poster child for the state of municipal services in Los Angeles, it would be a beleaguered Louise Bianco of Tarzana. Mrs. Bianco, 86, is no slave to the sofa. She gets up and goes, every morning, despite visual impairment, hip...
  • Ex-lobbyist joins councilman's staff and questions follow

     Ex-lobbyist joins councilman's staff and questions follow
    Three weeks after being sworn in as a new representative for South Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price announced his support for a new liquor permit at a market in the north end of his district. Two weeks later, Price backed alcohol...
  • Ron Galperin, L.A.'s new city controller, wants to be right on the money

    Ron Galperin, L.A.'s new city controller, wants to be right on the money
    Two opposing forces squared off last week in the latest round of a long-running battle over a $40-million mystery. In one corner was one of the most powerful heavyweights in the history of local politics: Brian D'Arcy of the International Brotherhood of...
  • A naked power grab in Canoga Park?

    A naked power grab in Canoga Park?
    To some in Canoga Park, the Xposed Gentlemen's Club is an unwelcome neighborhood landmark. Residents complain about its sultry billboards featuring scantily clad women. The LAPD tried — and failed — to shut it down, citing complaints of...
  • City Council's political trump card raises abuse of power accusations

    City Council's political trump card raises abuse of power accusations
    When Los Angeles rewrote its City Charter in the '90s, the City Council was dealt a political trump card intended to keep decisions by a wide array of citizen commissions in check. Using authority granted them to review and overturn decisions made by...
  • Newton: Dennis Zine and the race for city controller

    Newton: Dennis Zine and the race for city controller
    City Councilman Dennis Zine has never struck me as a controller type. He's garrulous, outgoing, street-smart — the remnants of his first career as a Los Angeles police officer and union representative. He was a forceful personality at the Police...
  • Newton: City Hall's embrace of Occupy L.A.

    Newton: City Hall's embrace of Occupy L.A.
    What's a rebel to do? In New York, demonstrators have tussled with police, and in Rome, authorities used tear gas on them. Meanwhile, members of Occupy L.A. pitched their tents, erected their signs and girded for battle with the establishment, only to...
  • At annual roast, Greuel and Garcetti trade barbs for laughs

     
    Once a year, politicians, lobbyists and other City Hall power players get together for a fancy dinner at the Beverly Hilton to make fun of each other for a good cause. The honoree at this year's Los Angeles Political Roast,......
  • Left behind: Occupiers' treasures become the city's trash

    Left behind: Occupiers' treasures become the city's trash
    There were vinyl albums by Etta James and the punk band X. There were cosmetic kits, one with seven kinds of nail polish. There were sleeping bags, luggage, cutlery, a small red guitar with a broken neck and a collection of Ernest Hemingway stories....
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: Bieber cited after councilman calls 911, Burbank breaks ground on transit center

    San Fernando Valley roundup: Bieber cited after councilman calls 911, Burbank breaks ground on transit center
    Good morning, readers! Today is Saturday, July 7, 2012. Welcome to the start of the real weekend after the awkward mid-week holiday. L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine must have been feeling nostalgic for his days as a police officer yesterday when he...