| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti's appearance last fall at an auditorium across the street from Los Angeles City Hall drew scant attention. It was a gathering of watershed protection specialists, and he'd come with an ardent appeal: Join him the following week at a...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:55 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:46 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Kevin de León thought his political career might be over.
After losing a bitter contest for the California Assembly speakership to John Pérez in 2009, De León was stripped of his coveted Appropriations Committee chairmanship and moved to one of the...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 6:16 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:26 AM
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....
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Top donors to Mitt Romney’s two presidential campaigns are gathering this week for the former Massachusetts governor’s annual retreat in Park City, where they will get a fresh look at many of the top potential 2016 contenders.
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may be running for governor someday. So his first mayoral visit to Sacramento last week was intriguing.
Yes, of course, it's way too early to speculate about who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, a virtual cinch to win a...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:33 PM
As Los Angeles leaders seek to raise the minimum wage for workers in scores of big hotels, critics are questioning whether the city has followed a regulation that requires officials to first cross several hurdles.
Seven years ago, when Los Angeles...
| May 31, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In the heart of Watts, where violence in nearby housing projects can spill over onto campuses, two of the city's toughest middle schools have long dealt with fights, drugs and even weapons.
Administrators typically have handled these problems by...