| May 15, 2015
| 8:15 PM
Los Angeles City Council members said Friday that they are stripping from landmark legislation to raise the minimum wage a controversial provision that could have forced businesses to give employees 12 paid days off each year.
Some business groups,...
| May 17, 2015
| 5:00 AM
It's official. The Los Angeles City Council is incapable of operating in an open and transparent manner. Last week, even as members of the council's Economic Development Committee were praising themselves for commissioning studies, holding hearings and...
| May 14, 2015
| 7:45 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that a City Council proposal to raise the minimum wage should not move ahead without further scrutiny of a largely overlooked piece of the plan that could also require businesses to grant their workers a...
| May 12, 2015
| 4:15 PM
Los Angeles lawmakers are expected to take up the question of increasing the citywide minimum wage at a special hearing Wednesday afternoon, one that could begin the final process of hammering out crucial details of the hotly contested plan.
A group of...
| May 8, 2015
| 3:11 PM
A Los Angeles City Council member is floating a compromise plan on boosting the minimum wage, one that would increase hourly pay to $15.25 more gradually than other proposals being studied at City Hall.
Local lawmakers are expected to vote in coming...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 6:14 PM
As Los Angeles launches a series of hearings on boosting the minimum wage, several lawmakers are pushing to let some small businesses and nonprofits increase pay more gradually.
City leaders are weighing whether to increase the minimum wage to $13.25 by...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:20 PM
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a three-year-old legal challenge to the boundaries drawn for Los Angeles' 15 City Council districts, saying she found no evidence that race was the predominant factor in creating the new maps.
U.S. District Judge...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:06 PM
The city of Los Angeles is asking a judge to help kick out the residents of what officials say are three drug houses.
In the last month, City Atty. Mike Feuer has filed nuisance abatement lawsuits against the owners of a home in South Los Angeles and...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 9:06 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:30 PM
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...