| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
A decade into his long, public career, Zev Yaroslavsky ruminated about his motivation for first seeking elected office. "To save the world," he told an interviewer in 1985.
A member of the Los Angeles City Council at the time, he conceded that he...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Laura Mayan attached a crinkle hose to a nearby faucet and dragged it over to the dirt-covered plot at Evergreen Cemetery where her grandmother was buried three years ago. As her mother watched and her daughter frolicked the grounds in a pink Sunday...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As departing Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina was being honored last week for her 23 years in the office, she paused to reminisce about her rocky beginning.
"Everything seemed like a battle in those early years," she told gathered family,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:10 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a controversial partnership with federal immigration authorities designed to target potentially deportable immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes.
The board voted 3-0 to...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors are nearing a decision on whether to extend a controversial program with federal immigration authorities that targets potentially deportable immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes.
The program, known as 287(...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Several philanthropic groups have formed an emergency relief fund to assist Los Angeles nonprofits overwhelmed by an influx of immigrant children and their parents.
On Thursday, a coalition of groups announced a pledge drive to raise money for the fund....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 11:56 AM
It's not official but certainly feels true: California will have more elections this year than rainy days. The current downpour lasts from the first week in October, when vote-by-mail ballots for the statewide general election become available, through...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
With Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky, the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors who’ve been most active in pushing for government funding for cultural venues, about to step down due to term limits, board holdover Mark Ridley-...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:15 PM
The revitalization of downtown Los Angeles is reaching the heart of the city's historic birthplace with the approval Tuesday of a $135-million development of 341 apartments as well as shops and community facilities near Olvera Street and Union Station....
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:14 PM
The final weeks of elected officials' terms are typically spent packing up boxes, exchanging goodbyes, and handing out proclamations to constituents and loyal staff members.
But facing a historic changing of the guard, the Los Angeles County Board of...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:03 AM
A county supervisor is proposing to take hiring authority away from the Los Angeles County Fire Department following a Times investigation that found a disproportionate number of firefighters have family ties within the department.