| Sep 9, 2014
| 9:49 AM
If you’re renting out rooms through Airbnb.com or similar websites in Los Angeles, you could soon get an online warning urging you to collect and pay city taxes aimed at hotels.
City officials were told Monday to start sending such warnings to...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Kafi Blumenfield, who spent most of the last seven years giving away money to grass-roots social causes when she was head of the L.A.-based Liberty Hill Foundation, has been hired as the founding executive director of the Discovery Cube Los Angeles...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Dozens of tickets to the Made in America festival were distributed to Los Angeles City Council offices last week by representatives of Mayor Eric Garcetti, provided free by concert promoter Live Nation.
Tickets were given to 12 of the 15 council...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Construction has begun on an upscale open-air mall at Warner Center, a key step in a roughly 50-year quest to build a downtown for the sprawling San Fernando Valley.
Australian shopping giant Westfield Group unveiled design details for the 550,000-...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The Los Angeles City Council approved an $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out Mayor Eric Garcetti’s four-year plan for cutting business taxes.
Council members voted to...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:01 PM
The Los Angeles City Council approved Mayor Eric Garcetti's $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out his four-year plan for cutting business taxes.
Council members voted to draft an...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Los Angeles on Tuesday joined a growing list of cities that are treating e-cigarettes like traditional tobacco-based products, banning their use in parks, restaurants and in most workplaces.
The decision, which came after an impassioned and at times...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:38 PM
A group of high-profile civic leaders renewed its push Tuesday for the Los Angeles City Council to change the date of its municipal elections, saying such a move would result in much greater voter turnout.
Appearing before the council, members of the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A spokesman for a private law firm representing Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said Friday that a city investigation into sexual harassment claims against the councilman concluded that the allegations were "baseless."
The investigative report...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Five Los Angeles lawmakers are proposing that the city provide a $4-million payment that is due to two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the Department of Water and Power only after city auditors are given “unfettered access” to their...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Los Angeles officials moved Monday to get out of two Wall Street bank contracts that they say soured after the economic crash of 2008.
In 2006, the city entered into an interest rate swap deal with Bank of New York Mellon and Dexia, a Franco-Belgian...