| Feb 4, 2014
New York and Los Angeles have a lot in common. Each city suffers from income polarization, a shrinking middle class and a vast low-wage service sector. Each is heavily Democratic and is home to an effective labor-liberal political alliance. Each elected a...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The rush of interest by local politicos and would be politicos to succeed veteran Congressman Henry Waxman underscored an odd truth about California politics: in a state that prides itself on chasing the next snazzy new thing, most of its high-ranking...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"Dios es bueno!" (God is good!)
Pastor Rene Molina moved among the sea of believers, bestowing blessings with his touch. He placed a hand on one worshiper's head, sparking such emotion that the man fell to the floor.
"Jesus was an immigrant and...
| Dec 25, 2013
Don't think that Gina Marie Lindsey is up in an ivory control tower. This week, the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports will be joining an estimated 2.6 million passengers in the Christmas/New Year's scrum at LAX, on her own holiday travels....
| Jan 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
What is CicLAvia?
That's hardly a simple question these days. The Los Angeles open-streets festival, which may gain a monthly spot on the calendar by 2017, isn't just drawing increasingly large crowds and expanding into new territory, including upcoming...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, recently accused by a former top aide of pressuring her for sex and retaliating when she rebuffed him, was the subject of a 2005 criminal investigation in which a Pasadena massage therapist said Huizar groped her,...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:31 PM
With the next Los Angeles municipal election more than a year away, more than a dozen people have already stepped forward to compete for seats held by two of City Hall's most prominent political veterans: Councilmen Bernard C. Parks and Tom LaBonge....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:21 PM
If you’re not at least a little panicky, then you’re not paying attention. California is in a state of slow-moving emergency. The governor, Jerry Brown, made it official last week: Rainfall is pitiable, snowpack and reservoir levels...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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Addressing about 100 Los Angeles arts leaders Tuesday at City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti promised a more cohesive arts policy in which a variety of city departments will be attuned to fostering...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti is getting to wield a pretty big broom, with vacancies everywhere from the DWP chief to choosing a new head of cultural affairs and the three city animal commissioners he just replaced.
There is one post that was not going to be...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, mired in a series of controversies over employee perks, rate hikes and customer service problems, lost its general manager Thursday as Ron Nichols announced he is stepping down.
Nichols becomes the latest...