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  • L.A. and N.Y.: Two new mayors but two different agendas

    L.A. and N.Y.: Two new mayors but two different agendas
    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...
  • L.A. Fire Chief Brian Cummings to step down, mayor says

    L.A. Fire Chief Brian Cummings to step down, mayor says
    Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings will retire from his position as head of the city Fire Department, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti and a department spokesman. Cummings had struggled to restore confidence in his management of the 3,500-employee...
  • Garcetti keeping at least 5 Los Angeles department heads

    Garcetti keeping at least 5 Los Angeles department heads
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has told at least five of the city's department heads that he has decided to keep them as high-level managers, part of his months-long effort to build a new administration. Garcetti, who is going through a review of...
  • Assembly Speaker Perez backs Ted Lieu in race for Congress

    California Assembly Speaker John A. PĂ©rez (D-Los Angeles) has added his name to a growing list of endorsements of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who is running for Congress. "Ted's smarts, skills, tenacity and record make him the best choice for...
  • DWP chief Ron Nichols resigns as controversies mount

    DWP chief Ron Nichols resigns as controversies mount
    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...
  • Candidates for Rep. Waxman's seat rush to collect endorsements, money

    More than a week after Rep. Henry A. Waxman touched off a political earthquake with his retirement announcement, aftershocks are rippling across his Westside-South Bay district. State Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance and former L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel,...
  • Garcetti's turn at bat in L.A.'s culture game

    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...
  • 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. Unified's decision to move students sparks furor

    L.A. Unified's decision to move students sparks furor
    The two schools are a two-minute drive apart in similarly low-income, largely immigrant neighborhoods. But to hear students tell it, the two places might as well be different planets. Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, located on the edge of...
  • 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...
  • Deasy provides fodder for both sides in lawsuit

    Deasy provides fodder for both sides in lawsuit
    In a groundbreaking trial over teacher job protections, Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy was the early star witness — for both sides. The case, Vergara vs. California, challenges a set of laws that affect how teachers are fired, laid off and...