| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Los Angeles' budget for 2014-15 tops $8.1 billion, which is bigger than the budgets of about a dozen states. In the coming months, the city must grapple with some serious questions, many related to how to spend that money, such as the funding of pensions;...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Not many politicians have pop-star first-name recognition, but for four decades, there has been only one "Zev" in Los Angeles. Zev Yaroslavsky, elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 1975 and this week departing elected office for good, is leaving the...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Over the last decade, officials have tried a series of steps to rein in cars on Los Angeles streets.
They turned parking spaces into micro-parks, converted street corners into trendy plazas and reserved lanes of traffic for cyclists.
Now, Mayor Eric...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:39 AM
While state Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson held a lead over Marshall Tuck in election returns Tuesday night, the incumbent warned of reveling too soon and the challenger said results could change.
Shortly before midnight, Torlakson spoke to...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:56 PM
When then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa promised 10 years ago to build the long-stalled “subway to the sea,” many Angelenos probably rolled their eyes and thought, “Yeah, right. We can't even get a train all the way to the airport.”...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 11:34 AM
After more than three decades of planning and delay, Los Angeles officials broke ground Friday on the first phase of a Westside subway extension that will expand transit options along one of the most densely populated and congested corridors in the...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Although U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein — two of California's most experienced political figures — remain popular, a majority of state voters say they should not run for reelection, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
More than 30 years ago, officials promised that Los Angeles' first modern subway would cut through the congested and heavily populated Wilshire Corridor connecting downtown to the city's coastal suburbs.
Now, after decades of delay over safety and...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Now the real fun begins.
For California politicos who spent the last year yawning over a predictable top-of-the-ticket race, what has been shimmering in the distance is suddenly much closer. The next few statewide elections hold the promise of...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Here's an ironclad guarantee: California's next state election will be tons more interesting than our just-concluded snoozer.
Make that the next two elections — in 2016 and 2018.
For starters, we'll be electing a new president in 2016. And...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Like the four mayors before him, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will embark this weekend on a trade mission to China, South Korea and Japan, with an 80-member delegation of local officials and business leaders.
The mayor says the goal of the 12-day...