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  • L.A. violated labor law in rolling back pension benefits, report finds

    An independent hearing officer Monday dealt a major setback to Los Angeles' effort to rein in public employee pension costs, concluding that elected officials violated labor law when they voted to roll back retirement benefits for new civilian workers...
  • 'The Case Against 8′ Couple Celebrate Wedding Anniversary at Starry Ceremony

    It's been just over a year since the Supreme Court rendered a decision that let same-sex marriages begin again in California, this time for good. On Saturday, two of the plaintiffs in the case that overturned Proposition 8, exchanged their vows before...
  • Garcetti drops an F-bomb at Kings celebration — and there's fallout

    Garcetti drops an F-bomb at Kings celebration — and there's fallout
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, known for his disciplined campaign style and careful approach to governing, celebrated the Kings' Stanley Cup victory Monday by letting an obscenity fly on live television. But Garcetti, unlike many politicians heard...
  • Setback put Kevin de Len on the path to Senate leadership

     Setback put Kevin de León on the path to Senate leadership
    Kevin de Len thought his political career might be over. After losing a bitter contest for the California Assembly speakership to John Prez in 2009, De Len was stripped of his coveted Appropriations Committee chairmanship and moved to one of the...
  • Latino lawmakers move to reverse decades of anti-immigrant legislation

    Latino lawmakers move to reverse decades of anti-immigrant legislation
    Two decades after California voters took a hard line on illegal immigration, affirmative action and bilingual education, an ascendant class of Latino lawmakers is seeking to rewrite the books and discard the polarizing laws. Flexing its growing clout in...
  • California controller race too close to call; other contests decided

    The hotly contested race for state controller, one of the top financial posts in California, remained too close to call on Tuesday night as primary election results continued to be tallied. Republican Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Assemblyman John A....
  • Boyle Heights school protests district's decision to move campus

    Boyle Heights school protests district's decision to move campus
    When Catherine Aleman and Ana Renteria learned that L.A. Unified might move or close their small school in East Los Angeles, they did what the Academy of Environmental and Social Policy had taught them to do: They tried to make a difference and...
  • In Mexico, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's Spanish goes far

    In Mexico, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's Spanish goes far
    MEXICO CITY — When historians write about 21st century Los Angeles, they'll probably observe that Eric Garcetti was the second Spanish-speaking L.A. mayor in a row to make an official visit to the Mexican capital. They may also note how trips such...
  • Obama's environmental advisor set to return to Los Angeles

    Obama's environmental advisor set to return to Los Angeles
    WASHINGTON – Nancy Sutley, the top White House environmental advisor, is a fan of Wallace and Gromit, the claymation movie stars. Wallace, a tinkerer, habitually gets in trouble with his elaborate inventions, and Gromit, his silent but hyper-...
  • L.A. City Council to propose wage hike for hotel workers

    L.A. City Council to propose wage hike for hotel workers
    Los Angeles lawmakers plan to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that would require the operators of big hotels to pay workers $15.37 an hour, one of the highest minimum-wage rates targeting private employers anywhere in the U.S. The initiative by City...
  • L.A. council members to seek economic study before minimum wage hike

    L.A. council members to seek economic study before minimum wage hike
    Los Angeles City Council members opted Tuesday to seek an economic study before moving to enact one of the highest minimum wages in the country — $15.37 for workers at big hotels — a review that opponents hoped would slow or stop the proposal....