| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:04 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:44 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:05 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Democratic lawmakers agreed to pare back and delay some of their spending plans after negotiations with Gov. Jerry Brown, but they're not completely giving up hope.
Some said Monday evening that they would try to speed up new spending if tax revenue...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:26 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The budget won't be the only big issue being considered by the Assembly on Friday.
Democrats have scheduled a vote on a controversial constitutional amendment that would make it easier for cities and counties to raise property taxes or...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:21 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The California Legislature passed a $96.3-billion budget on Friday, sending it to Gov. Jerry Brown for final approval.
The budget will redistribute education funding to help needier school districts, prepare for an expansion of public...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant last week when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:31 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown issued nearly two dozen line-item vetoes on Thursday but left overall spending almost entirely intact.
The single largest change in the budget was a $30-million cut to special education.
The Legislature wanted the...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of information law...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:50 PM
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.