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  • Without mandatory helipads, L.A. skyline can take off

    Without mandatory helipads, L.A. skyline can take off
    For four decades, the Los Angeles skyline has been shaped by one rule: Every tall building must have an emergency helicopter landing pad on its roof. As a result, downtown became a thicket of flat-topped skyscrapers, to the chagrin of architects who...
  • Drought-conscious residents turn the water tables on public agencies

    Drought-conscious residents turn the water tables on public agencies
    The scene captured on video by a onetime aspiring filmmaker had neither actors nor dialogue, but it spoke volumes: A stream of water from a leaking sprinkler pooled on the ground, creating a miniature marsh. Above the glistening pond, silver block...
  • Garcetti vows tighter oversight of injury claims

    Garcetti vows tighter oversight of injury claims
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a warning to city police officers and firefighters who might be abusing a leave program that pays them 100% of their salaries, tax-free, while out with claimed injuries. "Watch out," Garcetti said during a downtown...
  • 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,...
  • AEG seeks more time to build NFL stadium in downtown L.A.

    AEG seeks more time to build NFL stadium in downtown L.A.
    With the clock running out on a proposal to build a pro football stadium in downtown Los Angeles, developer Anschutz Entertainment Group has appealed to the city for extra time. Citing progress in talks with the National Football League, AEG asked city...
  • Driverless car rides? Garcetti hopes L.A. will be first

    Driverless car rides? Garcetti hopes L.A. will be first
    Los Angeles would be the first city offering people rides in self-driving cars, if Mayor Eric Garcetti fulfills one of his dreams. At a downtown conference Monday on city innovations sponsored by The Atlantic magazine, Garcetti told attendees the city...
  • L.A. to allow spires on skyscrapers, easing 40-year-old flat-roof rule

    L.A. to allow spires on skyscrapers, easing 40-year-old flat-roof rule
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti heralded a rule change Monday that will allow the construction of skyscrapers with spires or slanted roofs -- revising a longstanding regulation that forced builders to make flat-topped structures. The decades-old rule...
  • Flat roofs no longer required on L.A. skyscrapers as city repeals rule

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles has scrapped a 1950s rule requiring its skyscrapers to have flat roofs and helipads, giving architects a freer hand to shape the skyline of America's second-largest city. The city of Los Angeles has ordered that all...
  • Why so many injury claims from L.A. public safety workers?

    Why so many injury claims from L.A. public safety workers?
    Los Angeles' police and firefighters take paid injury leave at significantly higher rates than public safety employees elsewhere in California. Why? Is it more strenuous or stressful to work in the city of Los Angeles, compared with L.A. County or Long...
  • Seoul mayor looks to Los Angeles for emergency preparedness

    Seoul mayor looks to Los Angeles for emergency preparedness
    Park Won-soon first visited Los Angeles many years ago as a young civic activist, visiting thrift stores and the L.A. Mission for ideas to take home to South Korea on bettering lives of the poor. This weekend, Park once again journeyed to Los Angeles as...
  • Got a question for L.A. Mayor Garcetti? Head to Facebook

    Got a question for L.A. Mayor Garcetti? Head to Facebook
    Got a burning question for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti? Instead of flagging him down at a news conference or trying to buttonhole him in between meetings, Angelenos will have a chance Monday to grill him digitally. Garcetti will field questions in...