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  • Democrats Berman, Sherman step up fight over GOP supporters

     
    Democratic Reps Brad Sherman and Howard Berman have stepped up their fight for Republican supporters. The two lawmakers are battling for the same San Fernando Valley congressional district seat this fall....
  • L.A. City Council approves pension reforms despite protests

     
    Despite a raucous protest and threats of a lawsuit from city labor unions, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to roll back pension benefits and boost the retirement age to 65 for new civilian employees. The council voted 14-0 to approve the plan,...
  • Unions threaten lawsuit over L.A. city pension changes

     
    A group that represents 18,000 employees at Los Angeles City Hall warned Tuesday it will sue if the City Council enacts a new plan to roll back pension benefits and boost the retirement age to 65....
  • L.A. council endorses back-to-back DWP rate hikes

     
    After months of community meetings and public hearings, a two-year package of DWP electricity rate hikes totaling 11.1% won preliminary approval Tuesday from the Los Angeles City Council. The council voted 10 to 4 to back the increases, which are expected...
  • Democrat Sherman gets backing from local Republican lawmakers

     
    Rep. Brad Sherman announced backing from local Republican lawmakers. He and fellow Democratic Rep. Howard Berman are courting GOP voters in their battle for a San Fernando Valley congressional district seat....
  • DWP rate hikes win final approval from City Council

     
    The L.A. City Council gave final approval to two back-to-back increases in electricity rates totaling 11.1%....
  • Villaraigosa endorses Jackie Lacey for D.A.

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and several of his colleagues on the City Council publicly threw their backing behind Los Angeles County district attorney candidate Jackie Lacey at a news conference on the steps of City Hall....
  • Riordan looks to replace pensions with 401(k)s at City Hall

     
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan plans to submit language Friday for a May 2013 ballot measure that would eliminate government pensions for newly hired workers at City Hall, replacing them with a 401(k)-style retirement benefits....
  • Developer indicted in connection with alleged illegal campaign contributions to Villaraigosa, ex-councilman

     
    The developer of a controversial Koreatown hotel has been charged with illegally funneling $26,000 in contributions to the campaigns of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former Councilman Jack Weiss, according to a five-count grand jury...
  • Council committee demands details of all dismissed 'Gold Card' parking tickets

     
    The Department of Transportation has been instructed to provide a full report within 30 days on the roughly 1,000 parking tickets dismissed over a period of two years by a controversial review service known as the Gold Card Desk, according......
  • L.A. officials proclaim first LGBT Heritage Month

     
    Outside City Hall, a string of balloons hovered in the muggy June air. They were red, yellow, green, purple and blue. The rainbow theme was fitting: On Friday, officials launched the city's first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Heritage Month.........