| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Eggplant gardens, at least for now, are officially protected in Los Angeles.
Mayor Eric Garcetti told me Tuesday that he has instructed city staff to "cool their jets" after learning from this column about two citizens who'd been ordered to remove...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Top Los Angeles officials including Mayor Eric Garcetti are calling for an investigation into the Department of Water and Power's unlimited sick-pay policy.
The policy, which was first reported by The Times on Friday, allows employees at the utility...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The lawyer for a group of Los Angeles residents looking to undo year-old boundaries for 15 City Council districts filed a complaint Wednesday accusing two top elected officials — including newly inaugurated Mayor Eric Garcetti — of violating...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Jeffrey Deitch has made it official: He'll be stepping down after a stormy three years as director of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. The MOCA board said it had launched a search for his successor.
Deitch told the board of his decision to leave at...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has named Rick Jacobs, a Democratic organizer who raised more than $2 million to help him win the May election, as one of his senior advisors at City Hall.
Garcetti’s appointment of Jacobs is the latest in a...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In a rare but perhaps fleeting triumph of clear-headed thinking at Los Angeles City Hall, high-level officials have rescinded a citation issued to a South L.A. family for the crime of planting squash in their frontyard.
On the evening of my Wednesday...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
This summer marks a moment of truth for the Los Angeles River.
On Tuesday, the leaders of the nonprofit L.A. River Revitalization Corp. used a riverside press conference at North Atwater Park to trumpet its plan to complete a continuous bike path and...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday appointed three Los Angeles representatives to the board of the county’s transportation agency, one of the biggest decisions the new mayor has made so far that will influence his administration’s...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Los Angeles officials have asked the developer of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper project to conduct a new round of seismic tests to determine whether the project's towers could be at risk in an earthquake. At the same time, state officials are...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The outstanding campaign debt racked up by former Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel has climbed past $680,000, according to new reports submitted to the city Ethics Commission.
Greuel, who lost to Eric Garcetti in the May 21 mayoral runoff, had...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 8:00 PM
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said it will now require employees who are out sick for three days or more to provide a doctor's note.
Join reporter Jack Dolan at 9 a.m. Thursday to discuss the change, which comes less than a week after...