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  • Reward payouts rare in homicide cases, but potential keeps offers coming

    Reward payouts rare in homicide cases, but potential keeps offers coming
    How effective are the rewards offered in homicide cases? Payouts are rare, but detectives say they still believe in them, and politicians continue to approve them. In the LAPD's latest reward announcement, $50,000 was offered Thursday for information in...
  • L.A. city panel split over which group should study minimum wage

    A Los Angeles city panel that considered several outside companies before picking one to analyze two proposals to raise the minimum wage was divided on which firm had the best bid, according to documents released Tuesday. City officials released the...
  • LAPD chief: No new witnesses in police shooting of Ezell Ford

    LAPD chief: No new witnesses in police shooting of Ezell Ford
    Despite public appeals by the city's mayor, the county district attorney and others, no new witnesses to the fatal Los Angeles police shooting of a mentally ill black man have come forward to help investigators, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday....
  • L.A.'s messy ways now on city radar

    L.A.'s messy ways now on city radar
    The holidays are a time for giving, and in Los Angeles, many have the good fortune to provide generously for others. But once everybody receives their new stuff, a lot of the old stuff gets pitched onto the street. In the final days of the year, many of...
  • Ezell Ford autopsy prompts new protests, calls for caution

    Ezell Ford autopsy prompts new protests, calls for caution
    The autopsy of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man killed by police in South Los Angeles in August, shows he was shot three times -- once in the right side, once in the right back and once in the right arm. The release of the autopsy Monday marks the...
  • Security holds on autopsies: How do they work and why are they necessary?

     Security holds on autopsies: How do they work and why are they necessary?
    After several months, Los Angeles police lifted a security hold last week on the coroner's autopsy of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill man shot in South Los Angeles by two police officers. The move allowed the public disclosure of Ford's autopsy and came...
  • L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks finds himself in political wilderness

    L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks finds himself in political wilderness
    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...
  • L.A. lawmakers could vote soon on wage boost for hotel workers

    L.A. lawmakers could vote soon on wage boost for hotel workers
    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...
  • L.A. may soon crack down on unlicensed park vendors

    L.A. may soon crack down on unlicensed park vendors
    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...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti orders LAPD to release Ezell Ford Jr. autopsy

    Mayor Eric Garcetti orders LAPD to release Ezell Ford Jr. autopsy
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a surprise appearance at an LAPD news conference Thursday to say he had ordered police to release an autopsy on a mentally ill man fatally shot by officers in South L.A. three months ago. Garcetti's announcement came...
  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti set to visit Asia on a trade mission

    Like the four mayors before him, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will embark this weekend on a trade mission to China, South Korea and Japan, with an 80-member delegation of local officials and business leaders. The mayor says the goal of the 12-day...