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  • L.A. mayor trumpets jobs to be created as energy use is cut

    L.A. mayor trumpets jobs to be created as energy use is cut
    Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that Los Angeles could reap thousands of jobs from its commitment to cutting energy consumption by 15% across the city. If L.A. meets that goal -- which Garcetti and Department of Water and Power officials declared the...
  • We're in a drought. Why is it still hard to rip out your lawn in L.A.?

    We're in a drought. Why is it still hard to rip out your lawn in L.A.?
    For months now California leaders have been telling people to conserve water, let their lawns go brown and switch to drought-tolerant yards. But Los Angeles rules have, in some cases, made it hard to be water wise. Take, for example, the Los Angeles...
  • A case study in L.A.'s crumbling infrastructure

    A case study in L.A.'s crumbling infrastructure
    If there were a poster child for the state of municipal services in Los Angeles, it would be a beleaguered Louise Bianco of Tarzana. Mrs. Bianco, 86, is no slave to the sofa. She gets up and goes, every morning, despite visual impairment, hip...
  • Kafi Blumenfield to lead Discovery Cube Los Angeles science museum

     Kafi Blumenfield to lead Discovery Cube Los Angeles science museum
    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...
  • Most L.A. City Council offices got free tickets to Made in America

    Most L.A. City Council offices got free tickets to Made in America
    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...
  • L.A. lawmakers name conditions for paying $4 million to DWP trusts

    L.A. lawmakers name conditions for paying $4 million to DWP trusts
    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...
  • L.A. officials want to attach strings to DWP-linked nonprofit funds

    L.A. officials want to attach strings to DWP-linked nonprofit funds
    Los Angeles lawmakers want to hitch more than a dozen conditions to a planned $4-million payment to two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the Department of Water and Power, including giving city auditors "unfettered access" to their records and...
  • L.A. City Council adopts plan to end feud over two DWP nonprofits

    L.A. City Council adopts plan to end feud over two DWP nonprofits
    Los Angeles lawmakers Wednesday approved a plan meant to end a drawn-out legal and political battle over financial records at two Department of Water and Power-affiliated nonprofits, adopting a laundry list of conditions that would have to be met before...
  • Hard times for business in the San Fernando Valley

     Hard times for business in the San Fernando Valley
    Once saluted as America's suburb, the San Fernando Valley has fallen on difficult times. Nestle USA announced last month that it would close the Chatsworth plant where Hot Pockets frozen sandwiches have been made since 1988, eliminating 360 jobs as it...
  • L.A. to warn Airbnb hosts to start paying hotel-type taxes

    L.A. to warn Airbnb hosts to start paying hotel-type taxes
    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...
  • Mayor Garcetti moves to 'shake up' DWP with four new board members

    Mayor Garcetti moves to 'shake up' DWP with four new board members
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named four new members to the influential panel that oversees the Department of Water and Power, sweeping out all but one of the members who were chosen by former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Garcetti nominated...