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  • What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?

    What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?
    The question in Los Angeles is not whether to raise the minimum wage -- that’s almost certainly going to happen -- but how much to raise it? The City Council recently voted to hike base pay for hotel workers to $15.37 an hour -- 70% above...
  • Did Occupy L.A. leave a legacy? Just look beyond the City Hall lawn

    Did Occupy L.A. leave a legacy? Just look beyond the City Hall lawn
    Remember this moment? Eric Garcetti (when he was L.A. City Council president) walked out to the lawn in front of City Hall and proclaimed to a sea of tent dwellers: “Stay as long as you need, we’re here to support you.” It was three...
  • The new Los Angeles poet laureate is Luis Rodriguez

     The new Los Angeles poet laureate is Luis Rodriguez
    A new Los Angeles poet laureate was announced Thursday by Mayor Eric Garcetti: bestselling author Luis J. Rodriguez. Best known for his memoir “Always Running:  La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.,” Rodriguez is also an award-winning poet....
  • Variety, SiriusXM Debut New Show 'PopPolitics'

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and "Funny or Die" co-creator Adam McKay will be among the guests on Thursday for the official debut of "PopPolitics," a weekly one-hour talk show hosted by Variety senior editor Ted Johnson for SiriusXM's POTUS channel...
  • President Obama Returns to L.A. Thursday for More Fundraising

    You know the drill: President Obama's plane lands Thursday afternoon at LAX and that means it's time to cut out early and avoid the traffic jam. Once again, Obama is coming to Los Angeles for fundraising and other events. This time the trip will...
  • L.A. should keep its skyscraper helipad requirement

    To the editor: Kudos to Assistant L.A. Fire Department Chief Patrick Butler for expressing his insightful thoughts on high-rise building safety. We tend to get complacent when there are long time spans between tragedies. ("Maybe L.A.'s 'stupid' helipad...
  • Federal grants to create 'cradle to career' services in LAUSD zones

    Federal grants to create 'cradle to career' services in LAUSD zones
    Local officials on Wednesday announced a milestone -- $36 million in federal grants -- for an ambitious program to provide a full range of social and education services to students and their families in several neighborhoods. The effort is called...
  • Six L.A. council members seek to boost minimum wage to $15.25 an hour

    Six L.A. council members seek to boost minimum wage to $15.25 an hour
    Los Angeles lawmakers upped the ante Tuesday in the drive for a higher minimum wage, unveiling a plan that is more aggressive than Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposed increase. On the same day that Vice President Joe Biden threw his support behind Garcetti's...
  • L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers

    L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers
    Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers — one of the highest minimum-wage requirements in the country. The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the higher wage on large hotels,...
  • Californians make big cuts in water usage, report says

    Californians make big cuts in water usage, report says
    After months of appeals to conserve water, Californians appear to be finally getting the message, making substantial cuts in water consumption in the face of the state's drought. Some of the biggest savings have come in Southern California, which...
  • L.A. business groups fear another defeat over minimum wage hike

     L.A. business groups fear another defeat over minimum wage hike
    It's been a dispiriting drumbeat for the Chamber of Commerce this year at Los Angeles City Hall. In a matter of weeks, three initiatives opposed by the chamber were embraced by the City Council: a ban on the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking,...