| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:38 PM
With the clock running out on its proposal to build a pro football stadium in downtown Los Angeles, Anschutz Entertainment Group has appealed to the city for extra time to land a team and work on an alternative development in case the effort fails....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Los Angeles business groups Tuesday ramped up threats to sue the city if it adopted a minimum wage requirement for big hotels.
The warnings came as a City Council committee unanimously endorsed the wage hike and sent it to the full council for a vote...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Several Los Angeles City Council members are calling on federal lawmakers to do more to help the thousands of immigrant children who have crossed the Mexican border alone in recent months.
L.A. officials plan to introduce a council motion Friday...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:01 PM
For much of the past decade, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has been a force at City Hall. He helped topple a mayor, played a key role in steering the city through the Great Recession and served as a counterweight to the political pull of...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Los Angeles lawmakers could vote as soon as Wednesday to boost the minimum wage for workers at big hotels to $15.37 -- well above the minimum that Mayor Eric Garcetti is championing for workers citywide.
Labor groups have rallied behind the plan to ramp...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:43 PM
Los Angeles leaders could soon impose tight restrictions on vending in city parks and beaches, reviving a highly controversial issue that divides police, community residents and immigration advocates.
People hawking ice cream, holding yoga classes or...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:57 PM
The drive to boost minimum wages in Los Angeles could reach a milestone this week as the City Council votes on a proposal to raise the hourly pay of thousands of workers at big hotels to at least $15.37.
That would be more than $2 an hour higher than...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:33 PM
A coalition of activists is pushing Los Angeles to follow in the footsteps of Seattle and boost its minimum wage across the city, drafting a ballot measure that would hike the hourly base to $15.
California's minimum wage recently rose to $9 an hour and...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:17 AM
A board member at the West Basin Municipal Water District was sentenced Monday to 180 days in jail after pleading guilty in an embezzlement case involving his agency and a local nonprofit group.
Ronald Smith, 55, pleaded guilty to one felony count of...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is circulating a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour over three years, followed by annual boosts keyed to inflation, according to business representatives and City Hall officials.
The action is...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:42 PM
A Los Angeles city councilman has organized a public meeting for Tuesday evening to ease tensions over the controversial shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles last week.
Councilman Curren Price said he organized the 7 p.m. meeting at...