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Eric Garcetti

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  • Kevin James, once a political outsider, now defends City Hall turf

    Kevin James, once a political outsider, now defends City Hall turf
    Stumping for votes as a mayoral candidate last year, Kevin James forged a reputation as a City Hall outsider sharply critical of what he saw as L.A.'s bumbling bureaucracy. But now, as the head of its powerful Board of Public Works, the former...
  • L.A. officials want to attach strings to DWP-linked nonprofit funds

    L.A. officials want to attach strings to DWP-linked nonprofit funds
    Los Angeles lawmakers want to hitch more than a dozen conditions to a planned $4-million payment to two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the Department of Water and Power, including giving city auditors "unfettered access" to their records and...
  • Chief Beck gets five more years to prove himself

    Chief Beck gets five more years to prove himself
    Did LAPD Chief Charlie Beck deserve the new five-year contract he got Tuesday morning? Yes. Did he gracefully sprint across the finish line with hands held high? No, he stumbled and staggered, with a series of dubious disciplinary moves topped off...
  • LAPD's faulty crime data

     LAPD's faulty crime data
    Over the last decade, Los Angeles has made the CompStat crime mapping system the foundation of the Police Department, with crime statistics informing decisions on where to deploy officers and how to make the city safer. The LAPD's data-driven policing has...
  • Construction boom is creating obstacle courses for L.A. pedestrians

    Construction boom is creating obstacle courses for L.A. pedestrians
    Construction cranes are slicing through the air in downtown Los Angeles as the biggest building boom in decades transforms the skyline. But the economic surge has also produced a dangerous consequence. So many sidewalks have been closed to accommodate...
  • When can Los Angeles leaders be trusted to fix the streets?

    When can Los Angeles leaders be trusted to fix the streets?
    If there was ever any hope of reviving the proposed sales tax for Los Angeles street repairs, that hope was extinguished this week when Controller Ron Galperin issued an audit critical of the Bureau of Street Services. The bureau can't spend all the...
  • L.A. street repair agency riddled with problems, audit finds

    L.A. street repair agency riddled with problems, audit finds
    City auditors revealed Thursday that the bureau charged with fixing and maintaining Los Angeles' streets is beset with problems that include failing to collect or spend hundreds of millions of dollars, keeping shoddy records and neglecting to address...
  • Council confirms Ralph Terrazas as Los Angeles Fire Department chief

    Council confirms Ralph Terrazas as Los Angeles Fire Department chief
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Friday to make Ralph Terrazas the city's new fire chief, following back-to-back hearings where he laid out his plans for the battered agency. Terrazas, an assistant fire chief who was nominated to the top...
  • L.A. Councilman Huizar asks for 'czar' to oversee city homeless plans

    L.A. Councilman Huizar asks for 'czar' to oversee city homeless plans
    Citing an opening to get longtime homeless people off the streets, L.a. City Councilman Jose Huizar on Friday asked staff to draw up proposals for a full-time coordinator or "czar" to oversee homeless programs in the city. In a motion filed Friday,...
  • L.A. gets the water infrastructure it pays for

    To the editor: Mayor Eric Garcetti said it was a poorly engineered pipe joint dating to the 1950s that failed last week and flooded the UCLA campus with millions of gallons of water. ("Garcetti on UCLA pipeline break: 'This will not be the last one,'"...
  • L.A. groups form emergency relief fund to help immigrant children

    L.A. groups form emergency relief fund to help immigrant children
    Several philanthropic groups have formed an emergency relief fund to assist Los Angeles nonprofits overwhelmed by an influx of immigrant children and their parents. On Thursday, a coalition of groups announced a pledge drive to raise money for the fund....