| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:12 AM
The Elgin Marbles debate and too many stories about art and money, including a $26-million painting by Christopher Wool, expensive art-dealer sushi, black dancers and ballet, plus the gruesome aesthetic possibilities of a Marina Abramovic/Lars Von Trier...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti says it’s “highly likely” that a National Football League team will move to Los Angeles next year, that the league is “finally interested” in our fair city again. Oh really?
This sounds familiar....
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In Los Angeles, parking your car on the street can be almost as stressful as driving it in traffic. Day after day, motorists repeat the same drill in the congested neighborhoods of the city: They weave up and down the streets, eyes peeled for an empty...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 10:00 AM
After years as an influential but rarely screen cult classic, Thom Andersen's 2003 documentary, "Los Angeles Plays Itself," will finally be released on DVD this week. Andersen, a professor of film studies at the California Institute of the Arts in...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:01 PM
For much of the past decade, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has been a force at City Hall. He helped topple a mayor, played a key role in steering the city through the Great Recession and served as a counterweight to the political pull of...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Remember this moment? Eric Garcetti (when he was L.A. City Council president) walked out to the lawn in front of City Hall and proclaimed to a sea of tent dwellers: “Stay as long as you need, we’re here to support you.”
It was three...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:59 PM
The family of a federal passenger screener who was shot to death at Los Angeles International Airport last November sued the city of Los Angeles for $25 million this week, alleging security lapses and unreasonable delays in medical care.
| Oct 5, 2014
| 4:00 PM
There was a little snickering when Mayor Eric Garcetti framed his ambition as getting Los Angeles government “back to basics.” It seemed to some — including me — that this approach, while important, also allowed him to duck...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:42 PM
In vetoing a bill restricting gifts to elected officials, Gov. Jerry Brown was acting on a measure that would have affected his own practice of accepting perks, but not by much.
Like most elected officials, the governor accepts gifts, but few of the...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Accusing Los Angeles of breaking agreements to foster a network of regional air centers and build up L.A./Ontario International, Inland Empire officials went to court last week to regain control of the struggling airport.
In a motion filed Friday, the...
| Aug 1, 2014
Former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl and former Santa Monica City Councilman Bobby Shriver have raised a combined $3.5 million this year in their high-profile quest to win the Westside and San Fernando Valley seat held by termed-out L.A. County Supervisor...