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  • 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...
  • LAX passenger volume reaches 14-year high as Los Angeles tourism surges

    LAX passenger volume reaches 14-year high as Los Angeles tourism surges
    Local tourism in 2014 set its fourth record in as many years, city officials announced Tuesday, and Los Angeles International Airport exceeded its 14-year-old peak for airline travel and is now the nation's second-busiest airport. The airport handled...
  • Mayor Garcetti's halfhearted attempt on the Olympics

    To the editor: L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti probably isn't too concerned about political fallout from losing the U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Games because he went into the process low key and without complete conviction. According to a political consultant,...
  • Health insurance giant Aetna to boost minimum wage to $16

    Aetna Inc., the nation's third-largest health insurer, said it would increase its minimum wage to $16 an hour in April. The move would boost the pay of about 5,700 workers, including about 250 in California, according to the company.  The average...
  • Mayor Garcetti's quake retrofit plan draws cautious early support

    Mayor Garcetti's quake retrofit plan draws cautious early support
    Over the last two decades, Los Angeles City Hall showed little interest in proposals that would force property owners to strengthen the thousands of buildings in the city vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake. But Mayor Eric Garcetti's new...
  • Violent crime rises in L.A.; officials announce plans to tackle problem

    Violent crime rises in L.A.; officials announce plans to tackle problem
    The Los Angeles Police Department released crime statistics Monday showing that violent crime rose last year for the first time since 2003. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he was disappointed to report the increase on his watch, but emphasized that the city&...
  • Violent crime rose 14.3% in L.A.; officials vow action

    Violent crime rose 14.3% in L.A.; officials vow action
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday he was disappointed to announce that violent crime rose for the first time in more than a decade, but vowed to work with police on strategies to make the city safer. "Public safety is my No. 1 priority, so...
  • L.A. needs a fresh analysis of the effects of a minimum-wage hike

    L.A. needs a fresh analysis of the effects of a minimum-wage hike
    Last year, several Los Angeles City Council members asked for an independent analysis of two proposed initiatives: Mayor Eric Garcetti's suggested hike in L.A.'s minimum wage to $13.25 in 2017 and their council colleagues' motion to further increase it to...
  • Lt. Gov. Newsom passes on Senate run for Boxer seat

    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday morning that he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. “It's always better to be candid than coy. While I am humbled by the widespread encouragement of so many and hold in the...
  • Loss of USOC 2024 Olympics bid may not cost Mayor Eric Garcetti politically

    Loss of USOC 2024 Olympics bid may not cost Mayor Eric Garcetti politically
    The U.S. Olympic Committee's snubbing of Los Angeles for the 2024 Summer Games was a stinging loss for Mayor Eric Garcetti. But thanks to careful political calculation, it was largely a private one. For months, Garcetti worked quietly with a close...
  • Thursday is key moment for L.A.'s 2024 Olympic bid

    The fate of a two-year campaign to bring the Olympics back to Los Angeles for a third time could be decided on Thursday at — of all places — Denver International Airport. U.S. Olympic Committee board members from across the country will...