| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:05 PM
When she was a child in South Los Angeles, 77-year-old Meredith Watts remembers she could play in the alleys. Now the dusty lane behind her 51st Street home is a perpetual nuisance, clogged with castaway armchairs, the husks of dead televisions, cans...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:51 PM
A war of words erupted Tuesday between two Los Angeles City Councilmen vying for control of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
In a blistering press release, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:03 AM
DWP union boss Brian D’Arcy had his day in court Tuesday and lost. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant denied the request from D’Arcy and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, to block subpoenas issued by...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:30 PM
A political spat over who should steer a Fourth of July fireworks show played out Wednesday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, as two Los Angeles City councilmen vied for control of the annual event.
But the commission decided against...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:38 PM
A war of words erupted Tuesday between two Los Angeles City Council members vying for control of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
In a blistering press release, Councilman Bernard C. Parks accused Councilman...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:15 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to overhaul the way garbage is collected from tens of thousands of businesses and apartment complexes in what supporters described as an ambitious bid to put Los Angeles at the forefront of reducing landfill...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Dozens of people shared only three showers in the building that Patricia McDowell called home for the last 2 1/2 years. Roaches skittered across the floor, she said, and lights went out and stayed out. In recent months, McDowell said she had to run an...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:42 PM
When Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his first budget this week, he proudly announced that he was doubling funding to fix broken sidewalks from $10 million to $20 million.
There's just one problem: None of the money that was budgeted for this year has been...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Nearly a decade ago, lawmakers in Los Angeles took an aggressive step to boost the city's languishing Convention Center, granting tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks to spark construction of a 54-story hotel nearby.
The strategy worked, bringing...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti has joined the ranks of supporters of a sharp rise in the minimum wage for workers at large hotels in Los Angeles.
Several members of the City Council are preparing to release a formal proposal that large hotels pay their workers...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Judging from the trends in political rhetoric, "income inequality" has become the new "poverty."
The latest example comes from a piece by my colleague Michael Finnegan in Monday's edition of The Times, in which Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti throws his...