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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Garcetti meets arts leaders to brainstorm, urge fresh thinking

    Garcetti meets arts leaders to brainstorm, urge fresh thinking
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. 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...
  • Nudity and other water-saving tips for California's epochal drought

    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...
  • Candidates line up to succeed L.A. Councilmen Parks, LaBonge

    Candidates line up to succeed L.A. Councilmen Parks, LaBonge
    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....
  • L.A. councilman faults 'gaps in communication' after LAX shooting

    L.A. councilman faults 'gaps in communication' after LAX shooting
    A Los Angeles City Council member Tuesday criticized what he called "gaps in communication" between Los Angeles International Airport workers and thousands of stranded, evacuated passengers in the hours after Friday's shooting.   Councilman Mike Bonin,...
  • Hillary Clinton supporters meet in Los Angeles to boost 2016 bid

    A group urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016 held a fundraiser in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, during which supporters called it their duty to encourage the former secretary of State to seek the White House. “...
  • Toll Bros. to buy Shapell Industries' home building unit

    Looking to cash in on a rebounding housing market, a Pennsylvania home building giant has agreed to pay $1.6 billion for the luxury home building business of Shapell Industries Inc., the Beverly Hills firm behind more than 70,000 homes throughout...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, with eye on 2016, keeps California close

    Hillary Rodham Clinton, with eye on 2016, keeps California close
    Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to California on Friday for a round of speeches and events that underscore the state's significance to her family's political fortunes and the potential presidential campaign she is pondering. From the time four decades...
  • LAFD firefighter wins $1.1 million racial discrimination verdict

    LAFD firefighter wins $1.1 million racial discrimination verdict
    A civil court jury on Monday returned a $1.1 million verdict against the City of Los Angeles, finding in favor of a black firefighter who said he had been discriminated against during a nearly three-decade career because of his race. The verdict comes...
  • Firefighter awarded $1.1 million in racial bias suit

    Firefighter awarded $1.1 million in racial bias suit
    A civil court jury Monday returned a $1.1-million verdict against the city of Los Angeles, finding in favor of a black firefighter who said he had been discriminated against during a nearly three-decade career because of his race. The verdict comes...