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  • Campaign to shift date of L.A. elections wrongly claimed mayor's backing

    Campaign to shift date of L.A. elections wrongly claimed mayor's backing
    A leader of a campaign to shift Los Angeles city elections to align with state and federal contests acknowledged Wednesday that the campaign erroneously claimed it had the backing of Mayor Eric Garcetti in videos championing the measures. The...
  • Three ideas for adding affordable housing in L.A.

    Three ideas for adding affordable housing in L.A.
    Los Angeles has a shortage of housing, yet the city has done little over the years to add more low-rent or market-rate units. This is not for a lack of ideas on how to proceed. Rather, it results from a lack of focus and political will. Few elected...
  • Vote yes on charter amendments 1 and 2

     Vote yes on charter amendments 1 and 2
    When it comes to local elections, L.A.'s voters are dismally, embarrassingly disengaged. Fewer than 1 in 4 cast ballots for a new mayor in 2013. Just 1 in 7 registered voters bothered to turn out for City Council candidates in 2011. A recent, informal...
  • L.A. County business group opposes proposed minimum wage hikes

    L.A. County business group opposes proposed minimum wage hikes
    An alliance of Los Angeles County business groups announced Wednesday that it is opposed to hiking the citywide minimum wage in Los Angeles. The L.A. County Business Federation, also known as BizFed, argued that boosting the minimum wage to $13.25 an...
  • Add street-sweeping tickets to dense neighborhoods' parking problems

     Add street-sweeping tickets to dense neighborhoods' parking problems
    Few things cause more anxiety for Los Angeles motorists than the sight of a parking enforcement officer writing tickets on street-sweeping day. The city's Department of Transportation is known for its aggressiveness in enforcing the rules, often sending...
  • Stumbles in L.A. institutions did lead to some leaps forward

    Stumbles in L.A. institutions did lead to some leaps forward
    Scandals, screw-ups and secret deals made 2014 a tumultuous year for some of the region's most important institutions. But those stumbles may pay dividends in 2015 because they sparked improvements: leadership changes, new rules and court decrees aimed at...
  • 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...
  • How to get more Angelenos to the ballot box

    How to get more Angelenos to the ballot box
    Los Angeles' budget for 2014-15 tops $8.1 billion, which is bigger than the budgets of about a dozen states. In the coming months, the city must grapple with some serious questions, many related to how to spend that money, such as the funding of pensions;...
  • New LAFD class is nearly all male; 20% have relatives in the ranks

    New LAFD class is nearly all male; 20% have relatives in the ranks
    The first new class of Los Angeles Fire Department recruits since Mayor Eric Garcetti overhauled the city’s firefighter hiring process this year is half white and nearly all male, according to data released Tuesday evening. One in five is related to...
  • L.A. violent crime rises for the first time in 12 years, LAPD says

    L.A. violent crime rises for the first time in 12 years, LAPD says
    For more than a decade, the Los Angeles Police Department has pointed to year-end statistics showing big drops in crime as proof the agency was making the city safer. But as 2014 draws to a close and the numbers show violent crime has climbed for the...
  • Our wishes for 2015

    Our wishes for 2015
    As we turn to the new year, the members of this board traditionally offer our hopes for the future and reflect on the status of our wishes for the last 12 months. That's a sobering process — reminding us that we often wish for more than we get. This...