| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Did LAPD Chief Charlie Beck deserve the new five-year contract he got Tuesday morning?
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:12 PM
The Los Angeles Police Department's civilian watchdog said Monday he would launch a broad inquiry into the accuracy of the agency's crime statistics after a Times investigation revealed that the LAPD understated violent crime in the city.
| Aug 9, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Once police had Nathan Hunter in handcuffs, they tended to his wife.
She was covered in blood. She told the officers Hunter flew into a rage that night in February 2013 because she hadn't bought him a Valentine's Day gift. He beat and choked her...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:28 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:23 PM
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,...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The impending arrival of the Made in America festival in Los Angeles hasn’t been without controversy.
Back in April when Jay Z stood on the steps of City Hall alongside Mayor Eric Garcetti to announce plans for his two-day festival to take over...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:34 AM
A Superior Court judge is ordering two Los Angeles Department of Water and Power nonprofits to recognize trustees allied with Mayor Eric Garcetti, the latest twist in an enduring saga over the details of their spending.
The mayor's office heralded the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:37 PM
To the editor: I applaud Mayor Eric Garcetti for his compassionate approach to the arrival of unaccompanied minors from Central America. ("Garcetti says L.A. will shelter children who have crossed border," July 15)
However, readers may get the idea that...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:20 PM
One of the two water lines that burst under Sunset Boulevard last week was so badly worn that "with a little effort, we could almost scrape the corrosion away and kind of rub a hole through the pipe," a top Los Angeles Department of Water and Power...