| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Angelenos may no longer have to squat at cafes for free wireless Internet.
On Tuesday, the L.A. City Council approved a request for proposals to build a citywide Wi-Fi network in an effort to stimulate economic growth and "bridge the digital divide."...
| 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.
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Artists predicted a renaissance of public muraling across Los Angeles as the City Council voted 13-2 Wednesday to lift a decade-long ban on the large outdoor artworks.
"We owe it to our next generation to reclaim our legacy as a mural capital of the...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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Now that Los Angeles has lifted a ban on public art murals in some single-family neighborhoods and will allow people to erect murals on the sides of their houses, garages and fences, perhaps there...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:33 AM
In its proposed budget, the state Senate wants more funding for mental health programs, dental care for poor adults and career training for high school students. The Assembly wants to increase welfare grants, expand child-care programs and reduce costs...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Los Angeles City Council members Friday blamed tea party Republicans in Congress for the continuing federal government shutdown and said that if it goes on much longer, seniors and low-income residents would be among those hurt.
At a special session ...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:57 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Bob Blumenfield left the state Assembly for the Los Angeles City Council more than three months ago, but he left behind some unfinished business.
On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that Blumenfield introduced as a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:51 PM
A sharply divided Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to file an appeal challenging California’s rules for ride-sharing services, capping months of debate about the city’s role in regulating the new taxi...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Two months ago, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission called for new and stringent limits on gifts to the city's politicians, saying such niceties can undermine the public's confidence in government when they come from people doing business at City Hall....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, on his first trip to the nation’s capital as the city’s chief executive, isn’t letting Washington’s preoccupation with budget deficits get in the way of his push for federal...
| May 31, 2013
| 12:07 PM
A bill in Sacramento that would have decisively erased California’s longstanding dubious distinction as the stingiest state in the nation for arts-grant funding has failed for now. Some backers hope it might be revived next year.
The bill would...